Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Me? Well, mine was less than fantastic and full of what seemed like never ending family drama. Everything is fine, don’t worry, but it’s been several exhausting days. Unfortunately, that means, I won’t be doing a full review this week. Just a few quick observations then I’m going to throw it to you guys to expand on in the comments section, if you so choose.
Adam and the gun: Like the restaurant story line, this story came to a rather abrupt end. I’m 50-50 on this one. First, there was all the worry from Tani over what Steve’s reaction would be if she accused Adam and she was wrong or worse, if she was right. There was all the fandom discussion over Tani and Adam keeping it all away from Steve and how he’d react when he found out.
All unnecessary talk and worry, it seems, since we never got to see anything even remotely like that. I’m disappointed because I would have loved to see Steve drag them both on the carpet for acting alone and keeping it from him (even though we all know he’d get over it quickly and understandingly). I would have liked one of those heart to hearts between Steve and Adam after the arrest, at the very least.
But, of course, we’ll probably never hear about it again. Next week is Steve and Joe’s SEAL story, then hiatus, then the “expendables episode”. By the time we’re back to an Oahu based crime of the week, it will be mid-January and this gun story will be buried and forgotten. But, let’s be honest. It was such a ridiculous story anyway and no one believed for one blessed minute Adam killed Noriko. Maybe it’s better they just did a cut and run on it.
Comic-con: I loved this story. I loved all the parallels it had. The superhero parallel of a child who watched his parents killed in front of him, who’s determined to find out the reasons behind it and chooses to try to make the world a better place by trying to stop the bad guys. Classic Batman!
But there was also the parallel of our own superhero, our SuperSEAL. Listening to Steve describe why Batman was his favorite, how he was just a human being with no extraordinary ability who had to work and train his whole life to reach his peak so he could go out there and do what he needed to do, you couldn’t help but realize Steve was describing himself, whether he realized it or not.
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I liked that the story gave Jerry some “police” work to do as well as using his nerd-credentials at the magic table. It’s nice the way Steve is bringing Jerry into cases more and more, making him feel more like a member of the team instead of just the tech guy. I don’t want to see Jerry leaping after perps (crashing into them with motor vehicles is fine, of course 😉😉) and I really don’t think we ever need to see him packing a gun, but watching him in rendition was a blast.
And of course, I adored the ending with Steve and Danny as comic book super heroes. That was inspired. Jerry finishing off The Night Sentinel’s comic book with the Adventures of Steve and Danny was great but actually seeing it on screen as the comic book came to life was awesome. Jerry may have written it as a fantasy ending, but we all know we’ve seen Steve pull off that helicopter maneuver ourselves first hand, and have known for a very long time, he’s our super SEAL hero!
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So many players, so little time: I did enjoy this episode, even if it was a bit ….what’s a good word……choppy? There were extended absences of more than one member of the team throughout the episode. Don’t get me wrong, the ebb and flow of the story was good, with the usual twists and turns that always makes H50 enjoyable, even if it wasn’t as fast paced as usual.
The disappearances of team members felt disjointed. We’ve become used to seeing Danny in a couple of scenes, then having him disappear for a period of time, only to reappear at some later point. But this time it happened with several others as well. Steve doesn’t appear at all until over eight minutes in, then Danny is off screen for a while, then Grover, then Adam and so on. It seemed like the only person who was consistently there was Jerry. I suppose, considering the comic book/nerdy subject matter, that made sense, but it was still a bit jarring to have so many of the others appear, disappear then reappear again.
But, I’m thinking this is something we’ll just need to get used to. There are now seven full time members of Five-0 to be utilized in the same 42-43 minutes we’ve always had. There is also the fact that it seems the writers are giving Alex a few more breaks in episodes. Add that to the already reduced schedule Scott’s had for years and there’s going to be times when others fill that void only to be moved aside when Alex and Scott come back on screen. This is probably the new normal. Personally, I’m ok with that. I just have to get a bit more used to it. But, as long as I still get my mandatory McDanno time, I’ll take it anyway I can get it.
I really enjoyed the fact that there was only one story line in this episode even if it seemed a bit sluggish to me. Most of the time, episodes fly by, jumping from one story to the next, there being so much going on. I’m not going to complain though because I prefer one story episodes over multiple ones any day. And, of course, I was a bit distracted with everything going on so it could be a failing on my part more than the episode’s.
And there was Eddie helping on a raid! Yay! I’ve missed seeing Eddie! And I adored Jerry’s Batgirl story. Yet another parallel since Jerry, like Batgirl, needed to prove himself to the team before being fully accepted. His addition making both himself and the team stronger, just like Batgirl and the Dynamic Duo!
And the ending, in the comic book shop was golden because we got a fantastic Steve/Danny/Charlie scene. I always love it when we get to see these three together. Steve’s new “Mini D” nickname for Charlie is friggin’ adorable. They could not have cast a better kid than Zach to play Charlie. He really does look like a “Mini D”!
Photo credit: CBS
Photo credit: CBS
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Well, that’s it folks. Sorry this is so short and incomplete but life.. you know!
Have a great rest of your week. Next weekend doesn’t look to be too much better than this one for me. I’ll do my best to give a better review of what looks to be an awesome episode revolving around Steve and Joe and the SEALS. That always makes for a great Friday night!
Aloha. Malama Pono
Screencaps: I’ve been so overwhelmed over the last week or so, I didn’t even get a chance to re-watch the episode, which is another reason why this review is so unusually concise! 😉😉 I did grab just a couple of quick shots that I needed but other than that, I relied on CBS and the wonderful @alohaspaceman for photos for this review. Thanks Lisa! 😃😃