8.20 – He lokomaika’i ka manu o Kaiona
Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) recruits McGarrett and Jerry to help her track down a uranium deposit thought to be hidden on an abandoned Hawaiian island before a suspected terrorist can make dirty bombs with it. Also, when Junior falls and is trapped in a ravine, he reflects on his estranged relationship with his father, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated He lokomaika’i ka manu o Kaiona to Kind is the Bird of Kaiona
So, here we go again. We hope you don’t mind that you get another double-review. (The review for 8.19 will be up later this week. Didn’t have any spare time to post it.)
Three storylines again which is at least one too many. And the one that was the “one too many” was the Adam finale. I just have a few questions that I’m sure none of you can answer.
First, they made a huge production of making Adam a “regular”. And now he is leaving to return to the mainland. Yes, he has another show, I get that, but why do the regular bit. Did they not know how this storyline would end? Maybe not.
That is actually a really good question. Maybe they had to offer it so that he came on board? No idea. It makes no sense to me. They said right from the start that this was a story-arc, so why more than a guest star? On the other hand, one of the main characters is nothing more than a guest star in my eyes. And before you get your panties in a twist, this opinion has nothing to do with the actor, or the fact that I don’t like the character. I find it more than questionable to have a main member of the elite task force constantly on vacation. Even if he’s in an episode, Danny’s barely there. In my eyes the detective brings almost nothing to the force. So, he does not belong in the position he seemingly holds. And personally, I think his role should be called guest actor. Because he really isn’t in 20 out of 25 episodes. Due to scheduling he’s barely in half of them, if even that. Not that I’m complaining, I could go without him completely, as this episode again proved.
But that is not the point. But it’s really not important what one is called, regular, guest, or whatever. Speaking of what one is called. I am glad that Alex is not an EP on this show. He wouldn’t have any influence anyway, BUT he would be liable for any and all law suits. And there have been the one or other already. So, I guess it might be a good thing that he isn’t. Does he deserve the title? Hell, yeah. But what’s a title if you don’t have any say? Same goes for title of ‘regular’.
That is my nit, but I have to say I’m not sorry he is leaving. IAD is a great actor and he had a lot of potential but as I’ve said before, this story just didn’t hold my attention. It took up too much time from the real task force. I never had a good feeling about Jessie and she lived up to my expectation of her. As for Adam, I have a couple of thoughts. One, he still had one foot in the Yakuza with all the money that he had from his dad. I distinctly remember him telling Kono and others that he was over with that life and had cut all ties. Apparently not.
Yes, I completely agree with you here. IAD is an actor I like watching. He’s good at what he does, and he’s nice to look at. But Adam was just boring since he met Kono. He was such an interesting character back in season two. With so much potential, but then Kono came along. Sigh. And I always said using his father’s blood money is just the same as doing the dirty work himself. You can’t use, or work with the drug lord’s money, and actually think you’re doing something good by laundering the money into ‘legit’ money. That is what Adam did. And that is just as illigal as making that blood money in the first place.
And still have no answer why he wasn’t arrested back in season 2, for kidnapping Kono, for assaulting the head of the governor’s task force (Yes, holding a gun, threatening an officer of the law IS an assault. No physical assault needed for the charge.) and for kidnapping and torturing Joe White. And I am sure there were quite a few other crimes he could have been charged with.
Back then Alex said in an interview Steve doesn’t trust Adam. Shortly later they were best buddies. So much for what Alex knows will happen on the show. 😉
Two, he killed his sister. Pre-meditated murder after he made sure he had an alibi lined up. Not exactly the poster boy for task force material. By doing this, he nullified Steve’s trust in him. Steve has gone to the FBI numerous times on Adam’s behalf and where does that leave Steve now? No matter what the reason, that isn’t the way to treat a person who has trusted you and gone out on a limb for you several different times. Not cool, Adam, but I wish you and Kono well. Please stay in Nevada or Nebraska or wherever your wife is. Maybe you aren’t welcome in Hawaii anymore.
First of all, we don’t know if he killed his sister. That was cleverly done. They can go either way with this, although Steve suspects Adam at least made plans to do so. If he actually did it… that remains to be seen.
Steve should have listened to us not to trust Adam. But maybe he didn’t. Who knows how closely he supervised Adam. Steve seems to know a lot more about everyone and everything than most give him credit for. 🙂
Second storyline was Junior and Eddie, which I really liked. It was nice to get some background on Junior and I thought it was well written and well played. And you just have to love Eddie. I’m glad Junior had some time to think about his past and decided to make amends with his dad.
Yes, the second storyline was great. I really enjoyed it. Loved some of the shots when he was bored, waiting to be rescued.
I’m not so sure he’s the only one that needs to make amends. Sometimes people just drift apart for no real good reason. It often happen to family members, and if you ask why they don’t talk to each other, they often can’t even tell. It would be nice to know they learn to be closer again. I thought it was great he called his dad at the end.
I agree, and it is a fact that many families drift away or simply fall apart after a tragedy and a person is taken from them. I think that happened here; Junior’s dad had already lost one child and didn’t want the risk of losing another in a combat situation. I can easily see his point of view and don’t blame either father or son. Life takes us all in different directions.
Seems like Junior went to the same SEAL school of first aid as Steve since his splint was very similar to the one Steve made for his broken arm back in season 1. But since he was at the shrimp truck later that day, I guess his knee/ankle wasn’t really broken.
Guess it was more bruised and cut than any damage to the bone. Which is a good thing, because he’s needed. I like him. I like the character, and I like the portrayal of him. Great work, very well done by Beulah.
I’m still not sure if I like Tani or not. I liked her better in this one than in all episodes before, so, that is a start. 😉
I think Tani feels too highly of herself. I do like the fact that she is confident (that reminds me of Cath), but sometimes she comes across as cocky and a know-it-all. I don’t like that attribute.
On to the third and best storyline… Steve and Catherine. You can debate with me until the cows come home, but those two can go for months without seeing each other and bounce right in with the best chemistry ever. I love the two of them together. They act and react to each other so well.
YES! That is what chemistry is called. They are a joy to watch. What a great pairing. And I am not even talking about the couple, but of the two people. Two professionals, who have great respect for each other, and know what the other can do. Wonderful to watch.
I would have loved to see them when she first arrived and… of course, when she was leaving again.
Come on! I was yelling at the TV. I would have loved to watch that first meeting, or phone call, or however they got in contact. Robbed of it comes to mind. 😉
Maybe we should fix that… you think? 😉
They were so proud of themselves at being so “adult” but they were oozing with pheromones. Both of them.
ROFL, oh yeah, they were so adult. High fiving and all. I LOVED it. And it was clear as day that they are FAR from over. Or from over each other. That put a huge smile on my face.
Special parts I loved were the look on Steve’s face when Cath asked about Lynn. He looked like the cat who swallowed the canary with that shit-eating grin on his face.
Poor Lynn. We keep it casual? Those are other words for ‘we’re just having sex’. Nothing more. Another big smile on my face. 😉
Also when they were talking about being friends and decided that sex had ruined their friendship, Cath had to point out that the sex was pretty awesome though. I don’t think she was sorry at all that they had gone from friends to friends with benefits.
First off, they were way more than friends with benefits. At least I think so. And second, yeah, I bet the sex was awesome. LOL And no, neither of them were sorry for a second.
I totally agree. They love (not past tense) each other. They said so. And that isn’t something I believe either of them would have said lightly. But in the context of their conversation in the jungle, I believe they were talking about “friends with benefits” skirting around the entire issue of moving from friends to lovers.
Loved how concerned Steve sounded when she had fallen down the hole. Now, was that hole covered up or since she was talking about sex, did she just walk right off the edge? It is lucky those bamboo shoots where spaced out enough for her to just fall right in the middle and only get one cut. 🙂
That was rather funny. Guess she was kinda distracted. 🙂 And whoever dug that pit and put the spears in did a pretty lousy job with it. Thankfully.
When Steve boosted her out of the hole, there was an awfully lot of eye contact for just saying “one, two, three”. Not sure what they were thinking, but I don’t think it had to do with escaping from that pit.
LOL, nope, guess they were both admiring the view. The close contact was sure very welcomed.
Of course, I had to laugh at Catherine’s question to Steve. When he was half in and half out of the pit, hanging onto her and the side. If he hadn’t answered the way she wanted, would she have dropped him back into it? I loved her timing. And she got her answer.
Yes, she did get her answer. You know, some people accuse Cath of breaking Steve’s heart. And in a way she did. But you can’t really blame her for leaving. I only blame her for how she did it. Not for the fact that she left. And even though I am sure she knew Steve loved her, she for sure had NO idea that he was going to propose to her. I don’t think she was aware that he was finally ready after so many years. Because that idiot didn’t say a peep about it. So, I am OK with her leaving for the job. Remember, the job always comes first. I’m still not OK that she lied to him. And I’m not interested in a discussion about her choices, or if she had any choices. I think she did. She was asked if she could do it. I still think it was cruel to tell him a relationship with him was not enough. That was cruel, and in my eyes not necessary. But leaving obviously was. And I’m OK with that.
Steve being offended that she didn’t think he could shoot was funny. And then the comment that he wasn’t the one who blew up the guy was good.
I loved both scenes. That is a kind of humor I love. And more importantly expect from them. We got that all the years. It was so good to have it back.
All in all, I loved all their moments but it seemed to me like their scenes were rushed. I feel like a lot of it ended up on the cutting room floor which is sad because they are so good together. I really would have loved to see them saying goodbye.
I think it was because they, again, tried to cram too much in one episode. Three storylines are just too much. Adam’s was a total waste of screen time. Couldn’t he have left last episode? Junior was great, but also a bit too much screen time. I love it when Five-0 is about just one case. Those are normally the better episodes. I, too, felt like there were a lot more scenes filmed but not used. Hoping for the deleted scenes again.
But… maybe that’s what fanfic is all about…
Yep, it is. 🙂
Oh! I forgot to mention Lou. I loved all his comments mouthed behind Cath’s back although she knew exactly what they were doing. And I think Steve said “shut up” while trying to listen to Cath talk. Those two have a great chemistry too.
YES! Lou was great. And I think Steve really enjoyed catching up with Cath. I love Grover with Steve. They are also so very good together. It’s such a pity that they had barely any screen time together this season.
Best episode in a long time. Two out of three storylines isn’t bad at all. Four Eddie barks and a couple of tail wags.
Best episode in a very long time. Definitely best this season. Loved every second with Cath and Steve. They love each other, and in my eyes, are still very much in love. Fabulous. Even liked Jerry. Enjoyed Junior, could have gone without Adam.
All in all an awesome episode. Thank you for making Five-0 enjoyable again.