“Ua malo’o ka wai” – McGarrett and Five-0 are captured and face certain death after tracking a dangerous nemesis to the Island of Lanai. Also, Grover takes his son to Chicago where he testifies against a dirty cop from his past, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated Ua malo’o ka wai to The Water is Dried Up
So, let’s dive right into the review, which will be in three parts. Thanks to Mr. Mike we know that the show spent around 18 minutes on Grover and son in Chicago, and about 23 on the actual crime of the week, if you wanna call it that. And the rest was Jerry, I guess.
Lou Grover, a character I absolutely love. For me, the best addition that ever happened to the show. Chi McBride gives this character life, and I love watching him doing his thing. I think he did a darn good job in all episodes.
Having said that, let’s take a look at this week’s Grover part. I really, really hoped we were done with this stupid plot about his old partner. Why on earth did we have to revisit it, and waste 18 minutes on Grover and his son going to Chicago? Why?
Again, both did a great job, but it was boring as hell. I really didn’t need any of it.
And if they recycled it again, why the heck wasn’t Grover on trial in Chicago? How the heck did he get out of being charged with kidnapping, vandalism, and whatever the hell else comes to mind?! He should be sitting right next to his old buddy. Not that I want that, no, I want him in Hawaii solving crimes.
Please, show, put this storyline to rest. Bury it so deep that we never, ever have to see it again.
This part of the show was utterly boring and gets a poor from me, despite the very good acting.
I could go on and on about the completely useless and annoying role Danny again played in this episode, but I will spare you and me the trouble. What a useless character he has become. A complete idiot from the first to the last minute.
You thought the doctor’s visit was funny? I don’t. It was ridiculous. Steve even asked him to leave, but the doctor started talking about Steve’s medical condition right in front of Danny. Steve should sue that idiot. Except for Steve, these were horribly bad scenes.
Again, they missed a great opportunity to show us a medical side handled by adults. Instead we got a ridiculous scene with an idiotic friend, and a doctor who never heard of patient/doctor confidentiality.
Let’s move away from this, which I’m sure many thought was the best bromance scene ever. Ugh.
So, Steve flies his team to Lanai because they believe Michelle Shioma is hiding there. Really, Danny, you don’t know what a click is? Steve had used that many times before. And I think it is pretty much common knowledge. Arrogance and stupid goes together here. (Thank you, LeiCa)
They are traipsing through the jungle and stumble over some dead bodies hanging from the trees. Then they are captured by the bad guys. And have to drag the bodies to the base camp. Wonder why they were cut down in the first place. Why did the baddies want to take the bodies with them? Made no sense to me.
The team is thrown into a cage and Steve remarks that he’s no Houdini. But he has an idea anyway and talks to the head honcho of the bad guys. Doesn’t go as planned and, oh wonder, Miss Shioma isn’t dead after all. Surprise. LOL
Steve changes plans on the spot, and engages in a fight.
Is thrown back into the cage, and only Kono and Chin are worried if he is alright. Of course he has a new plan, he snatched a bullet to blow up the lock. I just love Steve. 🙂
Great scene. Just as good as back in 419 when he made that impromptu bomb out of a grenade. I love SteveScienceGuy. Finally our bad ass SEAL was there for a few minutes. I wish we would see him more often.
Lock gets blown, they overtake the baddies, but run out of ammo. Good thing Duke and his buddies are there to save their asses.
So, all is well, and Shioma in the blue room. Although I doubt that concludes this storyline.
Shioma: “Maybe. Maybe not.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it. Wo Fat was also pretty confident not do die in prison, back in 2.22 “Perhaps. Perhaps not.” And we know how right he was about that. I guess we will see her again.
I actually really liked these 23 minutes. Could have done without bitching Danny, who again showed no respect, was completely useless and nothing but annoying. Why the heck do they do that to the character? Just ugh.
Loved watching Steve, Kono and Chin working together toward their goal. (No, Danny didn’t help with his stupid sarcasm and bitching and whining.)
It was great seeing Duke again. Always a joy. It is so nice that they almost always find a way to integrate him into the story. Such a wonderful character.
Despite the fact that I thought this should have taken the main time of the show, and not barely half of it, I was well entertained and give this part a good. Although nothing much happened on Lanai. It was kinda underwhelming. But Steve’s awesomeness in those scenes and the blue room saved the day, so to speak.
Not quite done yet. Let’s talk about the really awful part of the episode. Jerry’s badge.
Giving this man a badge is the ultimate insult to any and all officers. Officers who spent years with training to become either a Navy officer or went to the Police Academy to become a cop. Who put their lives on the line over and over again. Who made sacrifices Jerry will never have an idea about.
To put this man on the same level as Steve, Danny, Grover, Chin, Kono, or any law enforcement officer for that matter, makes me sick in disgust. Giving him an equal badge makes all their badges worthless.
The team of Five-0 spent most of their adult lives serving the country and the people; despite their different backgrounds and experiences, they all deserve to be called officers of the law. Jerry… he does not deserve to wear this badge. He does not deserve to be called Five-0, or an officer of the law.
He neither has the training, the experience, nor the talent to become a full member of the team. There was absolutely no reason to change his status. Being a consultant was just fine for him. His childish desire to get a badge was stupid from the get-go. And now actually giving him one, is… I have no words for this idiocrasy.
And why did they give it to him? Because he saved them. Give me a break. Does that mean Duke, who actually did all the work (other than just calling for help) gets a badge too? Which I wouldn’t have a problem with at all. Because he is an officer, and a darn good one.
Jerry is not an officer of the law, he never will be.
You might say, calm down, it’s just a TV show. Yes, it is just a TV show. But so far, they had one thing almost always right, despite all the ridiculous things they are doing on the show, they always had the technical and tactical stuff right. Giving Jerry a badge renders all this totally ridiculous. In my eyes, it makes a farce out of Five-0.
And I am not happy about it. Nope, I am actually really pissed about it. And think what you will, for me this takes a lot of fun out of the show. And for me, this is way worse than liver. Ridiculous, I know, but I can’t change how I feel about seeing Jerry with a badge. It’s an absolute no go.
So, how was this episode all in all? I’m sure I will watch 23 minutes of it again. A few times probably. But the rest? Forget it.