7.06 Ka hale ho’okauweli
On Halloween, Five-0 investigates the murder of a medium with a checkered past who was apparently scared to death by a poltergeist. Also, Kono and Adam are kidnapped by what appears to be a death cult.
CBS translated Ka hale ho’okauweli to House of Horrors
So, another year has gone by and we get another Halloween episode. I am not a fan of Halloween; I think it is the most useless holiday ever. I never understood the need to dress up, walk up to strangers and beg for candy. That is just a strange concept for me. The idea behind the original Halloween I do get, but this hype that is made about it? I could use some very clear and strong words what I think about it, but let’s just say I think it is a total waste of time and money.
And yes, before you start to wonder (as if you would, LOL), I always hated all kinds of those festivities. As a child, as young as kindergarten, I refused to dress up or take part in any kind of those parties. And if you know me even a little, you would know that no one could make me dress up and participate. 😉
Anyway, not being a fan of this holiday, I am kind of a fan of themed episodes. Always dread them a little at the same time though. Because they can be a lot of fun, or a total disaster.
This one was neither. It was another run-of-the mill, rather boring episode with a lot to groan and rant about. And with very little to actually really like.
Let’s start with all the groan worthy stuff so that we can go out with the actually really good stuff. 🙂
Jerry and the Kids
My friend Jerry, Halloween and the two Williams’ kids. Oh what a joy. Hope you get sarcasm. This was pure torture to watch. First of all, what kind of bad parenting is it to punish someone a full year after the ‘crime’? That is unacceptable and is not a good tool parents should use. Grace did something wrong last year; I’m sure they talked about it, but waiting a full year to serve the sentence? That is wrong on so many levels.
This should have been the opportunity for her to show that she has developed in the past year, that she has actually learned something from that experience. To punish her now is a misuse of power and doesn’t show her anything positive.
But that is Dannoying, always wanting power and control over everyone. Total control freak.
And another thing, why was Charlie not with his real mommy and daddy, but at his biological father’s house to spent time with a totally nutty stranger? The writers’ have a very strange concept of fathers and kids. Charlie would not see Danno as his Daddy. That is and will always be Stan.
And what an awful job by Jerry trying to make Gracie feel guilty that she doesn’t want to spend her time with her little brother. Kids should have that choice. For God’s sake, she is not a little kid anymore. She is fourteen. I hated that she changed her mind and showed up at the end. She should have stayed away. That would have been a good decision.
This whole part of the show was a total disaster and a complete waste of time. I hated every second of it. And I’m not even talking about any persons’ acting ability.
Adam and Kono
The only thing missing during this segment of the show were the graphics bang, puff, boom to make it a total comic-themed part. I’m sorry, but I couldn’t take any of it seriously. I had dreaded it from the minute I read about it in the press release, but the end result was even worse than what I feared it would be.
Death cult on the island? Seriously? Geez. And don’t even get me started on the fight and flying axe, or them making it to the house only to fight some more. More wasted time.
Please, show, just ship these two off to their honeymoon they never had, and let them stay away for a few episodes, enjoying each other.
And not even the pretty could save this part of the show. 😉
The Crime of the Week
That part was actually decent enough, just wish they would have invested more time in it. But I guess the main characters were happy to have the time off. I hope Alex enjoyed the free time.
There is some real story about the haunted house, but I’m not really sure what. You can find the information easily if you’re interested in it.
What we learned during the ‘main’ story is that Dannoying has been an idiot all his life. What kind of uncle scares his 10-year-old nephew to death, making him the butt of the joke for years to come? Dannoying was not a slightly older sibling. He is at least ten or fifteen years older than Erik. That makes him 20 or 25 years old at that time. Yeah, a really cool idiot. You know, right now there are such idiots running around dressed as clowns, scaring people to death. That is not funny, that is an actual crime. Just like it was back then. Those people, including Dannoying, are idiots of the worst kind.
So glad Steve told him how sick he was.
Oh, please, who didn’t know it was the assistant? Seriously? And of course, it was because of her father. What else is new! Groan.
And now the good stuff 😉
Max is back. Man, I have missed him big time. So good to see him back. And I am actually glad we didn’t see the wedding. We already had three weddings on this show. Enough is enough. OK, well, I want to see one wedding. Or maybe just the honeymoon night, or just the aftermath. Oh well. 🙂
Despite having a bad hair-day, I loved Steve in this. But that is really nothing new.
I wonder if Steve still feels guilty about his father’s death. It is easier to blame the others than oneself? Not for Steve, he would always blame himself. But Steve, you couldn’t have changed the outcome of it. No matter what you would have done. I truly hope he knows that. And the talk was really just for the assistant to see what she has done. But in the end, not even she is to blame for her father’s death. He made the decision to kill himself, to take the easy way out. That is not on her. Actually, it was very selfish. The people who loved him and loved his daughter didn’t only have to deal with her disappearance, no he made them suffer even more by killing himself. Good job, dad.
Anyway, I am so very tired of all this father/daughter/son stuff. Someone must have some really big issues here.
Well, first of all, let me say something that I think is really important, and I think we can’t say it often enough. I sincerely want to thank the cast and amazing crew for all their hard work. And no, there is no sarcasm in this.
They all work really hard to give us a new episode every week. They don’t always hit the mark, but no show does that. And despite all the flaws, many of them, I still love this show. It still is my favorite show. Yes, a huge part of it is the character Steve McGarrett, and the actor playing it. But that is not all.
The cast and crew put a lot of time and energy into this show. Not arguable, some more than others, but it is the work of a whole bunch of people to give us an episode every week.
And despite the fact that this week’s show was certainly not one of the best, I think it is the best example to thank them none-the-less. It is easy to praise a really good episode, but it is another thing altogether to stick to a show and love it all. The awesome, the good, the bad, and even the disastrous episodes.
And even though I am not always happy with the result, I’m always coming back for more.
So, thank you, cast and crew for your hard work. I really do appreciate it greatly.
And now my verdict. It was, for me, another boring filler, with two ridiculous storylines and one OK crime of the week. But still an overall poor episode that I will most likely never watch again.
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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.