7.15 Ka pa’ani nui
When working a murder case involving the illegal practice of shark finning, Five-0 uncovers the possibility that a former Nazi war criminal may be hiding out in an old leprosy colony in Hawaii
CBS translated Ka pa’ani nui to Big Game
You know, this was an episode with very weird scenes in it. 😉
What the heck was the Grover/Pancake scene all about? Except wasting four minutes of my life? I love Grover, I do. And I love Chi McBride. But these four minutes were just utter crap. They were totally useless filler. Only bright side were the two teens looking as bored as I felt.
Next thirty seconds were spent with the first crime of the week, and the title sequence.
Great, five minutes in, and nothing but useless nonsense.
But we can top that with Steve and Danny being called to Kamekona for an emergency. You know, if I were Steve I would fine Kame for misuse of the word emergency. This is not funny anymore. This whole story was not funny. It was completely and totally annoying.
Only bright side on this, yes, there is always a bright side, was Steve telling Danny to stay there and watch them not killing each other.
I don’t think Danny ever looked more stupid than in that scene, or SC never acted worse than in this. OMG, what crap.
So, Steve is called to the ME’s office where he teams up with Chin to investigate a murder.
That actually was kind of a decent story, I don’t have much to complain about it at all. I even think they did a great job integrating Hawaiian history into the story. And… you better sit down… I even liked Eric in this one. He was the example for a normal human, one who reacts to handicapped people without being prepared for it. I think he did a fine job, and the writers did a good job showing his development and realization that he acted like a jerk. Well done. Except for the slow-mo handshake. Sigh.
Steve and Chin did their usual magic, good work by them both. But what else is new. Nice scenery, but too much of it if you ask me. Lots and lots of filler in this episode. Even the helicopter ride was too long, and was part CGI, wasn’t it?
I do will complain about the ending of that part of the story. Come on, Steve and Chin travel to Arizona to arrest the old guy and his daughter? And they needed 30+ people to do so? Way over the top. Although it was nice to see Steve to arrest him for war crimes. But it shouldn’t have been in Arizona.
Anyway, I thought this was an interesting crime story. Of course they had to pack a lot into a very short time, thanks to the other nonsense they also packed into this episode, and that took away from what could have been a great episode.
It felt very rushed and how they found the guard from 1945 was way too easy and quick. It would have been way better if this would have been the only case in this episode.
I think it is never a good idea to split up the team like this and work two or even three cases in one episode. None of them will get the attention it deserves.
Well, OK, the Kamekona angle shouldn’t deserve any time on the show. It was neither comic relief nor anything even remotely interesting. It was simply annoying.
The shark hunting deserved a lot better story, and more attention. This felt like a hush-hush byproduct because they didn’t know what to do with Danny, Kono and Grover while Steve/Chin were working the real case.
So, all in all, I guess it was a kind of an OK episode, but nothing more than that.
– it had nice scenery (too much for my taste)
– a good case that didn’t get enough attention
– Steve and Chin working together, yes, that is a plus 😉
– nice background into Hawaiian history
– completely useless waste-of-time-scenes, like the Grover/Pancake one
– an idiotic Kamekona filler
– a sub-crime that deserved better (the shark stuff)
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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.