so here we are, with my very first review about an episode of Hawaii Five 0 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy and of course comments and opinions are very welcome.
We have been waiting for months for the premiere of Season 6 and from many points of view I have to say it didn’t disappoint me. Being a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies I was thrilled with the introductory scene, the costumes, the dialogue. The music was very enjoyable as well. I thought the scene linked well with the crime of week, which was intriguing and full of twists and turns as usual. Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt anyways?
And I loved that it gave the opportunity to Jerry to take the lead and basically be an asset to the team again in solving the case. Gotta love his banter with Steve in the office, I think he takes out of Steve a funny big brother side and I bet sooner or later he’ll get an office in HQ.
At the end of the crime of the week we also saw McGarrett unusually fighting a woman, she gave him a round for his money but hey, pirate or not eventually she wasn’t a match for our Commander.
On to a completely different subject, Kono and Adam’s Wedding reception! As I deeply love them as a couple when they were introduced as Mr and Mrs Noshimuri I had goosebumps on my skin. And their first dance on Tia Carrere’s beautiful singing was adorable. Thank you Peter and writers for creating such a hot and believable couple.
The Ohana dancing was another of my favourite moments. How adorable was Max with his unique dancing style and groovy Duke dancing with Kono. Grover calling his wife “Her majesty” was priceless and the little McDanno twirl made me smile. I will not yet comment about Steve and Cath at this point because I have a little paragraph about them later.
So, since this is a TV Wedding the bliss couldn’t last forever and our two love birds had an abrupt and painful interruption of their “morning after”. Five 0’s new resident bad boy decided not only to steal Kono’s breakfast (as if that wasn’t bad enough) but to also beat up her hubby and torture her to obtain the money that Adam was supposed to use to get his freedom from the yakuza. The beating and torture scenes were quite harsh but I think they exposed some important traits of our new villain. He is a sociopath! His complete lack of emotions or sympathy for his victims is rather creepy. He can swing some irony though and I think he is one of those characters that we’ll love to hate. Incredible as well how good Christopher Sean is at portraying a character which is so far away from his own lovely self.
I’m truly looking forward to see how Kono and Adam will get themselves out of this new pickle and hopefully they’ll be able to start a happy long life together.
And now lets get to the part of the episode, and very likely the first few of the season, that leaves me perplexed and doubtful. Of course I’m talking about Cath’s return and Steve’s apparent urge of proposing to her, completely forgetting everything that has happened the year before. I don’t understand it. I have my own theory about his behaviour and here it is:
Steve McGarrett is a brave and strong leader, a tough Navy Seal and a caring, good hearted man, but when it comes to his relationships with women he is an emotionally fragile kid. He was abandoned twice by his mother and then again by Cath, the woman that was supposed to love him. As many people with abandonment issues he has probably developed the mistaken notion that he might have caused it and might have himself to blame for it. Consequently he decided to go for a misguided big gesture in order to prevent someone from leaving him alone again. Anyways this is my theory. And I’m very afraid that he is going to pay for his good heart once again.
Regarding Cath I have to say she is a character that I used to like, up to Season 4. Then things became too much focused around her relationship with Steve, she became part of the team and all seemed to get very confused. Eventually she left and by her own admission she only came back to not miss Kono’s Wedding. Her attitude in ep 5.25 was OK, the reunion was slightly awkward as expected, nothing wrong with that. But in 6.01, when after Steve kissed her she said “took you long enough” my hot Italian blood started sizzling and all I could think was “Girl, took you over a year to come back to him even after you found Nashib and after dumping him via email, so what about you loose the attitude and are just grateful that he didn’t slam the door in your face?” I am very curious to see what Peter and the writers have thought up about this storyline. Either way I hope by 6.03 it will be clear in which direction they want to go, either one that I hope for or the other, but please do not let us hanging for another 15 or more episodes.
I honestly want to see Steve experience some personal life happiness but as things stand now I would rather it to be with someone new. Clean slate and moving on. That’s why I welcomed the rumors of Sarah Carter’s Lynn being a new love interest.
And finally let me talk about Danno’s reaction to the news that Steve wants to propose to Cath. Danno the guy that up to 5.24 was reminding him how much she walked on his feelings and left him alone and miserable. And now he giggles like a schoolgirl at the news of his best friend taking such a rash decision? I don’t get it, I don’t think this is the Danno we know and love. I understand that Danno, Chin Ho and Lou want to support Steve and wish him happiness but is this the right way? Time will tell, but chances are that our Commander is heading for yet another heart break and in all honesty I find that upsetting.
So this is it for this week. You might have guessed already that my reviews are mostly going to be character rather than plot based. Always remember that this is just my own opinion, I’m no critic, expert, nor professional writer, just a talkative fan 🙂 And of course feel free to express your opinions, also the ones that are contrary to mine, as long as you do it in a respectful way towards me, other fans and any member of writers, cast and crew of Hawaii Five 0.
I will be away next weekend so my review for ep 6.02 will be later than usual.
Until then, have a very good week!
Aloha and mahalo for reading.