7.11 Ka’ili aku
Five-0 races to Mexico where Chin puts his life on the line after his niece Sara (Londyn Silzer) is kidnapped, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated Ka’ili aku to Snatchback
So, tomorrow we will get a new episode of Hawaii Five-0 after a short winter break. And then we will finally see the conclusion to the cliffhanger. ROFLMAO, I am sorry, but what cliffhanger? Will Chin live? Oh my goodness, what a nail-biting question.
I must confess, I have only watched the episode once since it aired, and quite frankly I don’t feel the need to do so again any time soon. Does that mean I think this was an unworthy or even bad episode? Or boring and stupid?
No, not at all… and yes. I guess that is an answer that will satisfy everyone. 😉
Seriously though, the major flaw in this episode was that they didn’t get it done in one episode. Very seldom is there enough material to actually do a double-episode. And as we already saw in the preview for 7.12, it is not any different in this case.
Five-0 is already back on a case, one of the members is not even in the episode. So, they will resolve the Chin matter in a matter of minutes. Either in the beginning or the end. But honestly, I do not care.
You want a cliffhanger? Then do it like at the end of season one. That was a cliffhanger; a great one. But in this episode? Come on, seriously. I found it lame and not exciting or anything. I think it was stupid with a capital S.
First of all, let’s talk about Chin. Who was that guy? Running away from his own party like a headless chicken?! What the hell was he thinking? Yeah, right, not much. But I’m sorry, that was so out of character, it was ridiculous. I don’t care if he was worried about Sarah; he would not lose his head like that. No way.
But thankfully, Steve was there to take action. You know, there is a reason why HE is the leader. And although I have said it many times, I will never get tired of it. Steve is just awesome. In anything he does. Not just with all the action, but even more so with the strategic planning and execution. In my eyes, still the most awesome character of any TV show. Yes, I am biased. I know that. But I feel no shame in saying that I love, respect and admire Steve McGarrett. There you have it, a confession of an addict. 😉
Anyway. Commander McGarrett must have awesome connections to get them a flight where they could bring all their firepower without a problem. 😉 I guess they are not flying commercial?
Let’s talk about the others for a minute before we get back to the best scenes of this episode.
Lou and Danny. This scene in the morgue could have been awesome if one of them wasn’t bored out of his mind. I am sorry, but I am so tired of this one actor’s idea of good acting, or acting in general. Geez, that was so lame. I get that Danny is horribly written, and I do understand that it can’t be much fun to play him most of the time. But it is your damn job to at least put some effort in it. Ugh, that was so darn bad acting. Or better so darn obvious “I don’t fucking care”.
I really liked the idea behind the morgue scenes, but the execution from one of them was pitiful to watch.
But it resulted in an amusing scene in a car. And the morgue-scene would only have worked with Lou and Danny, because frankly, the other three would be way too cool to get any comical effect out of it.
Speaking of cool. I loved the scenes between Steve and the crime boss. Very cool scenes. It almost seemed that Steve got a new fan, Mr. Ramirez showed a lot of respect for our commander. I loved all their scenes. But to be fair I almost always love any scenes with Steve involved. 😉 But in this case, they played off each other really well.
So, what else is worth mentioning? Oh yeah, of course the mother was kind of a bad guy by not telling the truth and putting everyone in danger. Another lying bitch. What else is new. And why the heck were the kidnappers talking in English? That also made no sense.
The cringeworthy birthday party with the video message. Sorry, but having Charlie and Grace there was inappropriate in my eyes. Why can’t Danny go to an adult party on his own? I highly doubt Chin, who rarely if ever had any contact with Charlie or Grace, had invited them. And the video made it inappropriate for small children. I just have a different concept of loving your children. You don’t have to take them everywhere you go. They are their own persons, and they should not be controlled like they are on this show.
The logic that the cartel would be satisfied with just Chin. Why? If I were the cartel I would want Steve, or even Kono who actually killed those five guys. Chin had nothing much to do with anything. Why would they want him? That makes no sense. I would want the one responsible, that would ultimately be Steve as the leader, or at least the one who pulled the trigger, Kono. Not some bystander which Chin is.
Speaking of Chin. Why the hell did he take his mask off? There was no need, and it made absolutely no sense. It was not dramatic, it was stupid and ridiculous.
Boy, this almost sounds like I hated this episode. NO, that is not the case. I think it was a great episode. But it felt dragged out and I never felt any angst or excitement. It had some awesome stunts scenes in it. A lot of shooting, great conversations, but also overacting by, gasp, Daniel Dae Kim. Some of DDK’s scenes should have been more subtle. I felt like he overdid it. Sorry, Daniel. Love you, but this was not your best work.
Loved that he told Sarah that Uncle Steve and Auntie Kono would come get her. Steve is obviously an uncle to every kid. 🙂
Despite all the hype, and the action, and the really good scenes, this one only, barely manages to get a great from me. But hey, it was great. That’s great. 🙂
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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.