6-08 – Piko Pau ‘iole
Five-0 must work with charming con man Hank Weber (Kristoffer Polaha) to find a killer when his female partner is murdered on the job. Also, San Francisco Police Inspector Abby Dunn comes to O’ahu and works with Chin to investigate the murders of five Chinese arms dealers, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 13.
CBS translated Piko Pau ‘iole to The Artful Dodger
So, here goes another review for Five-0. Right up front, I liked the episode, but I also have quite a lot to complain about. So, be warned, if you’re one of those people who can’t love the show, but also laugh about it… you better stop now and don’t read this review.
I guess it was again one of those episodes where you have to turn off at least half your brain, or better yet, all of it. And since I can very rarely do that, or am willing to do that, I always have a hard time with such episodes.
I am willing to suspend belief to a certain extent, but at times it gets ridiculous.
Let’s get right into the ridiculousness of things. Starting with Jerry.
If Jerry seriously thinks that he deserves to get a badge… than he’s even crazier and more stupid than I ever thought.
Does he think it counts how long he’s been there? Giving him a badge would be a mockery to everyone who earned to have one.
Jerry has no training whatsoever in law enforcement. I wonder if he has any training of any kind. Even entertaining the idea of giving him a badge should be considered a crime. 😉
But seriously, why the heck do they turn to Jerry with any kind of computer problem? He himself said on numerous occasions that he has no idea about computers. He didn’t even have a computer or a phone when they met him. Later he hired “Kame’s son” (no idea who he is supposed to be on the show) to teach him computer skills so he could fake it during an interview.
So, just tell me why the show suddenly decided he is a computer genius. Oh, right, I get it, the usual amnesia when it comes to their own characters.
Gabriel. I am sorry; I simply can’t take him seriously. Every time I see him making threats I just think about a boy trying to play with the men. Sorry, but it’s not scary or anything if you tell people what bad things you will do. That is simply ridiculous. He tries to look so serious and menacing and threatening, but I can only mildly smile about it. And that is a real shame because I really like the actor. I think he has great potential; but his character is a joke.
Had to laugh out loud when he stopped Chin to tell him what he has done, and planned to do. That was just as stupid and laughable as it was back at the wedding, or any other time he met with Chin. Maybe he secretly has a crush on him or something? 😉
Speaking of crush. Chin and that new girl. Uh, are they supposed to be in any kind of relationship later on? Well, in my eyes, they have no chemistry whatsoever. I didn’t see any sparks flying. None. But hey, maybe that is just me.
And since we are talking about the new girl with Five-0 (on a temp basis); I don’t like her. There, I said it. Everyone seemed so eager for her to come onto the show, and I was looking forward to her with an open mind since I didn’t know anything about her. I’ve never seen her before; at least not that I know of.
But it was instant dislike. LOL I think it’s a personal thing about the actress, something about her that I can’t stand in a person. That is my personal problem, and I will not dwell on it, and try to keep my personal dislike of her out of her performance. As far as that is possible.
So, let’s talk about the character, which I also don’t like. 🙂
Bad first impression to come to a special task force, as a potential leader of such a task force, in high heels and with those nails. Seriously? I saw that, and that was it. Not a person I can take seriously at all.
And I truly hope her mentioning Stone and Keller is NOT an indication of a potential reboot of that show. Steve Keller (well, I only knew him as Steve Heller until a few years ago) was one of my first crushes. I loved Steve. 😉 So, no, I don’t want any other than Michael Douglas as Steve Keller. Although, they would probably change his tie-style, which would be a huge win. Even back then they were horrible. 😉
Anyway, it seems to be a new sport to drop show names here and there. Maybe we should make a game out of it. How many shows were mentioned during the episode?
Adam. Oh, Adam. I so hoped that he would be more interesting when he was a bad guy again. How wrong I have been. Jeez, even fighting and running he’s boring. This storyline drags on and on and on. And at the end he turns himself over to HPD? Seriously? For what? For killing those two goons, who kidnapped him and tried to kill him? Since there were no witnesses no one will know that he shot the one guy after he was incapacitated and posed no threat to Adam anymore. Which could be considered murder. Or self-defense if he has a good lawyer. But no matter how you look at it, this “turn” in the story is ridiculous and will probably drag it out even longer.
And please, is there really anyone watching who didn’t know it was all connected to Gabriel? Come on, that was no surprise at all.
Not even the Hank story. Which by the way, was in my eyes, one of the lamest they had so far. First of all, that guy was annoying with a capital A. And right from the start it was clear that he was not what he pretended to be. A simple con man, yeah right.
It was clear that he had a totally different agenda… and that he killed his partner and the guy in the fridge. Jeez, can you be any more obvious?!
But what really took the cake was Steve’s line when he thanked him for saving their lives. I was laughing my head off. Excuse me? Saving them? Then I thought, oh yeah, Steve had figured it out and played along.
But he wasn’t. He was serious. That was when I questioned how stupid the writer thinks the viewers are! I mean come on! That whole scene with Hank was totally stupid.
Starting with Steve leaving him in the car, and not even cuffing him. As if.
Speaking of car. Can we please stop now with the jokes about Steve driving Danny’s car? That is getting SO darn old. Just stop it. It’s annoying. That Steve drives any car when they are on a case is a given fact by now. There is no joke in it anymore. Actually there never was. It’s a dead horse. Deader than dead.
I found it even annoying when Lou complained about it a couple of episodes back. Wasn’t funny either.
Anyway, I thought this crook was not a surprising or good criminal.
And let me tell you something about the computer which brings us back to the beginning. Haven’t the writers heard of a cyber-crime division? I’m sure even Hawaii has something like that. I always thought why the heck would they put any flash drives they find into their computer before checking them out? No sane person does that. Not even if you have some kind of protection on your network.
You let the cyber-crime guys do that, let them check it out. You do not call Jerry, who has no idea how to do anything with a drive. And you certainly don’t just stick it into your mainframe.
This whole scenario of spying on Five-0 is ridiculous. Why would Gabriel even do that? He just has to call Chin for another meeting. 😉
OK, ok, this all sounds like I hated the episode. No, I didn’t. I liked it. But it had so many plot holes, so many stupid, laughable scenes it would fill a whole book to mention them. For example, again the timeframe. Why the heck can’t they get that right?
Did the con-guy spend all night in the blue room? Chin and Abby were at the harbor at night, and then we got back to Steve and Danny in the blue room. After that it’s day again. I guess we really shouldn’t think about this stuff. But it really bugs me that they are running around in the same clothes during the episode when there clearly was a night in between. That is just stupid.
And what about Danny? What kind of role did he have in this episode? He was just standing around all the time, smirking like an idiot. Did he even have any lines? He again looked bored out of his mind. Very strange how he is written lately.
And I truly hope Kono doesn’t have to deal with her husband again, not when I just started to like her.
What I really liked was the wardrobe’s work on Steve’s shirts lately. I truly liked this one.
Anyway, it was an enjoyable episode, but not really cleverly written. They can do way better than this.
And I hope I will learn to like the new Inspector Dunn on the show. So far, she didn’t give me anything. Hope I’m not done with Dunn before she’s done. 😉
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And please remember, I don’t write reviews with the claim to be objective. This is how I perceived this episode. If you disagree… that is just fine. I don’t claim in any way that my opinion is the right and only one. This is supposed to be fun, so, don’t take any of this too seriously. Always remember, this is just a TV show.