6.19 – Malama ka Po’e
A case from 15 years ago forces Grover to take his family on the run when a dangerous mob boss tracks him down to seek revenge. On HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 8 2016
CBS translated Malam aka Po’e to Care For One’s People
It seems that last week a few people got confused by my review. You know, not understanding the concept of loving something and still be able to point out what one doesn’t like, and all that. They actually had me laughing out loud about the nonsense they were writing on twitter.
And it also seems that certain people don’t read the disclaimer.
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Sam asked if I wanted to make a few notes for Friday’s ep and I realized that I did want to say something.
See, Cokie, I know you too well. 😉
I had watched the spoiler clip of Steve and Lou in the diner and I loved it. Cute guys saying witty things and enjoying each other’s company. It was perfect. And then when I watched on Friday I loved it even more. But in the back of my mind I was afraid that Steve would just be in the background and the entire show would be about the Grover family. I am happy to say I was wrong. The show was full of a team who worked well together and fought for one of their own.
I’m totally with you on this one. Loved the sneak peek, and I loved the whole scene even more. OK, let’s start with the tiny little nit picking. And this first one was pointed out to me by our good friend who likes to stay anonymous. You know we love ya, don’t ya?!
Anyway, noticed how the plates change? One time they have food on it, next there is none, and then it magically appears again. I must confess I was way too distracted by the witty and charming conversation those two friends had to pay close attention to the plates. But I do wonder why none of the people who should watch such things on the show don’t pay attention. Oh, well, maybe they got distracted, too. 😉
No, seriously though, I loved their breakfast meeting. This is how two adults talk and tease each other. This felt real on every level. Two friends having breakfast. Perfect.
And how cute was Steve flirting with the older woman? Loved it.
And I loved how his radar went up right after seeing that guy outside the diner.
So, there is another thing one could get mad about. I’m actually really cool with it, and think it is amusing because it is so not true. Steve allegedly being a cheapskate. We saw two or three times that they were teasing about him not having his wallet, or letting others pay for gas, meals or whatever. BUT, we know that Steve is a very generous guy when it comes to his friends. He bought Danny a weekend at the Resort in the Pilot, just so that Gracie could swim with the dolphins. And back then he barely knew the guy. I bet he also gets Gracie great birthday gifts. He bought a present for Catherine and spent over thousand dollars for that. He spent quite a lot of money on the engagement ring. And he paid for rounds and team dinner on various occasions.
Knowing all that makes it an amusing thing to point out that he’s conscious about spending money for his meals (or the meals of others). When it counts, he is one of the most generous guys. I know there are people out there who get angry about this, but I think it’s amusing, simply because it’s not true.
Loved the concern Steve had in contacting Chin and Kono. Loved Chin’s initial disbelief until he got to the house. And I loved how the 3 of them figured out who was really behind all of that.
The title of the episode is Care For One’s People. If there is one guy who cares for his people, it’s Steve. Like you, I was worried that this episode would be solely (or mostly) focused on Grover and his family. But that was not the case at all. Actually I think McG was almost more in the focus than Grover. They perfectly integrated the team into this episode. Yes, Grover was the initial reason why there even was a case, but I think they split the time equally on Grover and the team.
One word about Chin’s new bike. Back when it was introduced I thought what an unpractical thing. And this time, again, I think what possessed him to buy that bike? It might be nice to leisurely ride around with it, but for the job? That’s a big fat no.
And again the show got it right with their leader. They showed us the concerned friend; the leader of the task force; the power behind all their actions; the guy who is in charge for a reason. And he did all that with still letting the others shine as well.
I think it was the very first time that I was cheering for Kono. Gasp, what?! Yep, I liked her in this one from the first to the last minute. Maybe that was because she was with Steve most of the time, and his strong presence pulled her along nicely. I believed her when she was doing her research just as well when she was shooting the bad guys. Well done, Kono. You should probably copy this and save it because I’m sure I won’t say that too many more times. Just saying. 🙂
And can I just mention that I love Steve’s blue truck? Love it.
I’m not quite sure why Chin was not with them on their flight to Molokai, but I’m OK with it. We had McChin a few times, so that was OK.
I have a question how they found out who the owner of the cell phone is when his number was clearly blocked? How did Kono know it was registered to Frank Zagar?
Lou must have been a real bad ass undercover cop in his younger years.
Well, I’m not so sure about that, after all he was pulled right out of the academy to do this job. I’m sure though he was really Gung Ho for that job. Actually, I thought this idea could be a real disaster. But they made a great episode out of it. Undercover cop getting back to his real life after the job is done. It was kind of a witness protection program, but not really. Again, well done, show.
Loved the kids. They were scared, angry and typical teenagers and portrayed that well. Great acting on their parts. And I can’t remember… have we seen Will before? He was good.
Yes, we have seen Will before, but only on pictures. And I think that was another kid. But I am horrible with faces. I would be a terrible witness. Although I did ID a robber once, but that is another story completely. Anyway, I think this young man is not the one from the picture. Anyone?
They did a great job. Now, that is acting. But to be fair, the 16-year-old daughter is really 24. And she’s a real pro. The young man who played Will, sorry, I don’t know how old he really is, no info on his age on IMDB. But he was also really good.
I have always liked Renee and have always loved that actress in her previous roles. She always does a good job.
I just looked her up, I couldn’t remember where I have seen her before. See, totally bad with faces. She was on The Glades. Guess I totally erased that from my memory after the stunt they pulled. I’m still spitting mad over that. Even erased all episodes. Grrrr. And she was in Daredevil, a show I watched and liked. But for the life of me I can’t remember her. Sigh.
But she is GREAT as Renee. Love her.
Loved the helicopter takeover. Was that a chopper like TC’s on Magnum? At least that is what it reminded me of.
Same design. Not sure if it is the actual chopper from the show though. Might be.
I LOVE that Steve is also a pilot. Yeah, I have a thing for pilots. LOL. When he commandeered a helicopter the first time back in episode 1.04 I was jumping for joy.
I liked Kono and Steve working together and was cheering when they took down 4 bad guys. I especially loved Steve standing over the leader.
Oh, that was a great scene.
And Steve and Kono worked really well together. Great shoot-out. I think all the action was nicely done in this episode, nothing over the top.
But to be fair, these four baddies never had a chance. I was actually laughing watching one of them holding his high power weapon and shooting from the hip. That looked ridiculous. And was a sure way to die. 😉
Ok, only one little nit on this. Grover gave his wife the gun, told everyone goodbye and should have left. I kept yelling at him to get out of there before someone came but he needed to hug his kids a bit longer. But he made me very nervous. 🙂
ROFL, that was actually the one really big flaw in this episode.
Grover told his family they had a head-start of a quarter mile. Next scene we see the baddies and the family in one shot, not even a hundred yards apart. But then we see Grover taking his sweet time to instruct his family and say good bye. Come on, guys, your time management sucks big time.
And why the heck did Lou leave the main road anyway? The baddies were on foot, they would never have caught up with them if he had stayed on the main road. Why turning into the jungle?
But I truly enjoyed all those scenes. At some point I thought “move on, enough now”. But in general there are no scenes that I would fastforward through.
Well, maybe the car ‘chase’. I felt like they were driving in slow motion. What the heck was that?! OK, it was in rough terrain, but really, how the heck did the bad guys, after crashing their truck get close to the family that quickly? That was also kind of ridiculous.
Speaking of… Why did they land on the opposite side where the airport’s located? Made no sense to me. Driving across to it instead of simply landing right there with their boat? I’m sure they could have done that. Of course, then we wouldn’t have all those chasing around.
I was kind of afraid Lou was going to kill the crooked FBI guy. Glad he didn’t. But come on, how many didn’t know he was bad? No matter what he is on, he always plays a bad guy.
No, I have to disagree. Why do you say he always plays a bad guy? I can’t remember ever seeing him as one. Maybe you got him mixed up with someone else?
Mark Valley played a lot of good guys.
But I agree, in this case I just knew he was the real bad guy.
That brings me to my tiny little beef with the episode. Why didn’t Lou contact Steve? Steve said he would have done the same thing, but no. Lou knows that he can trust Steve. In regards of his family’s safety he should have called Steve. And I think Lou would have. That was a flaw in the writing. But maybe Zagar told him not to involve anyone. Who knows, but I thought it was odd that Lou did not contact Steve.
(UPDATE: there is a deleted scene where Lou does call Steve. See, knew he would do that. 😉 Glad they wrote it that way.)
And then we reached the ending when Kono and Steve get out of the Jeep in slow motion the look on Lou’s face said it all.
STOP, we’re not there yet. I have something else to say. 😉 First I thought it would be cool if Steve and Kono came in time to help Lou to shoot the three guys coming after them. But then I loved how it unfolded and Lou was able to handle it himself with the help of his wife. Who did a great job, not only in killing the killer, but also in portraying what it meant to kill a person.
So, that was great. Loved how Lou obviously channeled Steve and took out the baddies. 🙂
Now you can go on. That was perfect. Their talk was good, the hug was wonderful and the show ended with me having a huge smile on my face.
Oh yes, the talk and the hug. I watched it a few times. What a great scene.
“You are my man, you know that?”
This was the first episode in a long time where I was riveted to the screen for the entire time and loved every minute of it.
Last time I did a review I got yelled at for giving my grade at the beginning of my writing. So, Sam make sure it is at the end this time… 🙂
I have no recollection of ever yelling at you. 😉 See, even these two have to laugh about that.
Solid, interesting, intense, powerful, and entertaining. And an Awesome rating.
Nothing to add to that!
Oh… I didn’t even mention how good Steve looked. Or his faces. And how nice he looked mowing down bad guys and worrying about his friends. But all that was pretty perfect too.
LOL – I think by now we take his awesomeness for granted. But again, it was shown to us why he is not only the leader of the task force, but also the biggest draw to the show. His presence is just phenomenal.
AND he looks damn attractive and sexy while doing his thing. And it doesn’t hurt that he can act, too. Damn, a darn near perfect package all around.
I would much rather have been there than in Las Vegas shadowing little girls. But enough about that.
No comment! You know my opinion on Detective Sunshine and DaddyDanno. And my opinion on the quality of the show when he’s not on it.
So, there you have our review for an episode that we both give a real awesome.