OK I’m back from Italy and finally had the opportunity to see episode 2 🙂
I liked it, especially the balance between personal lives, which weren’t too intrusive and the case of the week, which was interesting. Initially I thought, oh no, not another bad guy caught by Five 0 that escapes and they have to catch again.But then the story became more interesting and as usual the twists and turns didn’t disappoint. Our villain of the day, Mr. Duclair, is still rather creepy and disturbing, which is good, that’s how I like my villains. When he “escaped” I was disappointed, been there done that, but then when he gave himself up I really didn’t see that coming, thumbs up to the writers for that twist. I like the fact that he realises that he cannot stop himself from doing horrible things as a free man, and he is willing to go back to prison. Redeemable villains are intriguing, I strongly believe nobody is 100% good or 100% bad and I’ve always been fascinated by a well written, multi layered bad guy. Not sure what to think about Mr. Trout, maybe he reminded me a bit of the Red Dragon character, for those of us that know the “Hannibal Lecter trilogy”.
And now to our Ohana.
Let me start with Kono and Adam. Could we ever love them more? Yes we can! The scene at physiotherapy was adorable. Even when Adam snapped at Kono, which is a very human thing to do, unfortunately usually with our loved ones, I could feel the love and dedication between them two. Kono saying that there was nowhere else she’d rather be was heart warming. And the lovey scene of them entering her house, with Adam “carrying” Kono showed us how difficult it has been for them to get to this new starting point of their lives, and the fact that they made it through all the tribulations. And finally the closing scene, with the Yakuza guys being killed, presumably by Gabriel, sent a chill down my spine, his looming presence can be felt even when we can’t see him, which makes it even more disturbing.
Carguments. I love them, they are funny, quirky, they usually put a smile on my face. I don’t think we are yet back to top notch form with them but we are getting closer. The ones in this ep seemed a bit out of the blue, but it’s nice to know that Steve is considering giving Jerry an office. And the way he talked about the marriage proposal is so McGarrety, I found that cute.
Talking about Jerry, he is adorable in his boyish way on ingratiating himself to the team, being there when they need him, and at the same time never loosing an opportunity to try to get an office, a badge… He really feels he belongs to Five 0, and I agree with him. I also loved his t-shirt, he has never lost his identity of paranoid conspiracy theories enthusiast.
Catherine helping the team. I guess with Kono having to deal with the consequences of last week’s ordeal and the Yakuza threat Catherine filling in for her as an independent helper fit in quite well. I have never disputed her skills as a Navy operative and an Intelligence gathering asset and once again she came through helping with the case. So that part sat well with me.
The scene Cath had with Steve in the office also didn’t disappoint me, I guess it was quite sweet. I don’t agree with her that Steve puts the job before everything, how many times have we seen him breaking the rules (even the laws) in order to help the people involved in a case, not necessarily the case. But when she said that there wasn’t any other place then home she’d rather be…that left me a bit more perplexed considering the events that lead to her disappearance in season 5. The still present awkwardness between them helped making the scene more realistic but as a couple I still don’t find them remotely as believable as Kono and Adam.
Now we are left with the big question! Will the proposal happen? And if it does what will the answer be? I keep changing my mind. I was thinking recently, maybe all the spoilers of Cath not being in the show after episode 3 and of Lynne arriving in episode 7 are only there to make us believe that he won’t propose or she’ll say no when in fact nothing negative will happen?
But then a friend of mine reminded me that the fandom is a small world, we read spoilers, rumours, we are up to date with everything Five 0 related, but what the general audience has seen so far in the promos are all the clues that would lead to a favourable outcome. And the huge turn might be that it won’t happen.
Personally I hope that something will happen that will prevent Steve from proposing. I love Steve McGarrett and I really don’t want to see him rejected when he is doing probably the scariest thing in his life from a personal point of view. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want Cath to say yes, I have already expressed my feelings towards the relationship, I just don’t want to see Steve suffering because of her rejection. I’d rather the proposal to not happen at all. But I hope not to be left in doubt again. If Steve has to move on hopefully it will be for good. So well done Peter and writers, you got me hooked even to a storyline that I don’t particularly like, but now I need to know the outcome of.
Until next time then,
Aloha and have a very good week!