10.06 – A ‘ohe pau ka ‘ike I ka hālau ho’okahi
McGarrett and the team investigate when a deadly hit-and-run involves a driverless car carrying heroin, and what could be a new means for delivering drugs. Also, Tani and Quinn are stuck with a pair of YouTubers (comedy duo Tom Allen and John Parr) who are brought on a ride-along with Five-0, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated A ‘ohe pau ka ‘ike I ka hālau ho’okahi to All knowledge is not learned in just one school
I didn’t expect anything from this episode. Well, that is not true, I expected it to be awful. Maybe that is the reason why I wasn’t disappointed at all. I actually enjoyed the episode.
Whaaaat? Let me explain. I didn’t watch this episode as a fan of the show who has seen every episode since the premiere. No, I watched it as one of the six-million-plus viewers who turn in every week.
And that gave me a new angle and a very different perspective. That new angle made it possible to enjoy the first and second storyline of this episode.
Let’s go into detail about it. We have the usual intro into the show, this time a little chase with HPD after a car. And we quickly learn that it was a driver-less car. OK, whatever.
So, over to HQ after the intro, honestly, when the two YouTubers came in, I thought, oh no, this can’t be good. But I kept an open mind. And was pleasantly surprised when they showed a lot of respect. And that throughout the episode.
Were they over the top? Yeah, probably. But, in my eyes, they gave a great performance by portraying the idiotic YouTuber and Influencer scene. And they were never moronic like I remember the three men with Pauly Shore were. That was what I feared we would get. We didn’t.
AND they knew who the murderer was right away. OK, fine, I knew that too, but that is beyond the point. I think they were very watchable. I never cringed by what they did. I liked their interaction with Tani and Quinn, too.
Duke giving his opinion about them with just one eyeroll was hilarious. But again, I enjoyed watching them. Loved their notes.
I also enjoyed the whole A story, or was it the B one? Whatever the case, it was good. And again, look at it from a different perspective. If you couldn’t stand the two “shadows”, just ignore them. The case was really about what people can become.
That woman was hated by everyone. Because she was a nasty person. Or was she? Maybe she wasn’t just an old, lonely woman. Did any of them ever tried to look behind her nastiness? I bet they never did know anything about her. About her life’s story. Why she was how she was. How she became such a person.
Shouldn’t we all look beyond one’s façade? Try to see the person behind the behavior? Give it a try once in a while, you will be surprised.
Anyway, that murder was quickly solved, and with the help of the two tag-alongs.
Did we need this storyline? Did we need the two guys? No, we certainly didn’t. But it didn’t hurt either. I do question the sound mind of the governor though, to pick these two to make a recruiting video for HPD. What kind of people does she/he (or whoever the governor is these days) want to recruit?
So, let’s move on to the second storyline. The driver-less car, or whatever the heck this was about. To be honest, I found the murder of the old lady more interesting than this. Yes, I know, Steve was in this part. But the story was just not interesting.
So, let’s forget about the story, and focus on Steve and other important stuff. OK, fine, let’s focus on Steve. He looked mighty fine. 😉
Well, that’s pretty much it about this part. Didn’t hurt to watch, but couldn’t hold my interest at all.
Cargument. Well. I am fairly certain that the writer never watched an episode of this show before, and for certain didn’t take a look into the character bible. If they have something like that, which they should. Anyway, since when is Steve always thinking the worst will happen? That is Danny, who always, always thinks the worst will happen.
Thankfully, Steve explained the difference between being prepared and fearing the worst.
But again, these carguments are lame, and a waste of screen time, in my eyes. Not a fan of them, never was, never will be.
That said, I must say, Dannoying wasn’t as annoying as he usually is. So, I don’t even have much to complain about him either. Maybe that is because he was in this ep maybe for five minutes? And disappeared then completely? Not complaining about that either.
So, as a casual viewer, I enjoyed the episode. Couldn’t tell you what the car stuff was all about though. 😉
As a fan I will say that I missed Steve, but I always want more of him because he makes the episode. Hell, he makes the show. But we can’t have him all the time.
I liked how Tani and Quinn handled the two tag-alongs.
One question; why is Adam constantly out of breath? Every time he joins the conversation he sounds like he just ran a 5K.
Do I need another episode like this again? No, surely not. But I have seen way, WAY worse on this show. I found this one even better than last week’s episode.
So, let me know how totally wrong it is to like this episode. Believe me, I have gotten two ears-full already. But as always, I have my own opinion, and I don’t care if I am the only one with it.