Here we are, another episode done for Season 6 of Hawaii Five 0.
I already apologize to my readers. I’m feeling strong emotions about the McRoll revelations and I intend to express them. Respectfully but without holding back. And I’ll do it first, even before talking about the rest of the episode’s topics. As we say in Italy, “via il dente via il dolore”! And then I’ll talk about the lighter stuff 🙂
I have been looking forward to this episode because I was hoping we’ll finally have some closure on the McGarrett/Catherine storyline. I was happy with it until the very end. Then I felt bitterly disappointed. The phone call that reveals not only that Cath is still in the Navy but that she might be working an undercover op that has to do with Steve left me very unhappy. The previous scene got me emotional, nearly teary, I was feeling the emotions from both characters, their struggle in admitting that the relationship was over, that they needed to move on in different directions to find themselves. Call me naïve, but like Steve I believed her. And I felt really sorry for Steve but also hopeful that finally he’ll be able to get over a woman that he was never really meant to be with and move on. And then the bombshell. What is she up to? Navy? CIA? Frankly I couldn’t care less. And I truly hope it is not just a ploy to leave the door open for the character to come back. I mean, clearly they intend for her to come back but I hope not as Steve’s girlfriend. He deserves better! Much better than being lied to and deceived all the time. And please don’t tell me she is doing it to protect him or for a good cause. NO! If you truly love someone you can’t deceive them in that way. Not for over a year, not for a month, not for a day. The main attributes of love in my book are trust and respect. She gives him neither. For what I have seen in the past 6 years all she can give Steve is sex. 5 minutes of bliss and then what? Sorrow and disappointment. The parallels between Cath and Doris are so strong. Doris’ deception led to Steve’s father’s death and to the destruction of their family. Her coming back into his life only brought him more pain, questions and abandonment. He didn’t deserve this from his mother, he doesn’t deserve it from the woman who’s supposed to love him. No reason in the world for her behaviour will persuade me that she deserves another chance. He was willing to spend his life with her, to risk his heart once again. She left him. She lied to him. She hurt him more than if she had never come back. No long term storyarc will ever satisfy me. She needs to be gone. Out of his life. Steve needs someone in his life, a true love that he can trust, that he doesn’t have to suspicious of all the time.
I’m hoping Lynne will be this person. if not Lynne then someone else but I’m hoping Cath will never be back as McGarrett’s lover. I want to see Steve smiling not because he got laid but because he feels loved and respected. I love this character more than I can express and I can’t stand to see him constantly emotionally hurt. He is a caring, loyal, giving soul and he deserves the same treatment. At least I was happy to see that he decided and clearly told her that he wasn’t going to wait for her anymore. Ha asked Danny “What am I an idiot?” when he suspected that she was leaving again. And he was right. His heart is broken right now but hearts can heal. With time and care. His friends will be there for him, hopefully a new love will be there for him. Lets not turn him into an idiot again in the future. Please! That’s all I ask from the writers.
And now on to the lighter parts of the episode.
Eric was a lot of fun 🙂 I’m glad he managed to turn his life around and study in order to find a good job that gives him drive and enthusiasm. He is a bit overenthusiastic and scarcely tactful but it’s OK. A bit of laughter can only be beneficial to the show. And thanks to him we got a rare glimpse of shirtless Danno. I enjoyed that very much. I liked Charlie, but if he is not available anymore I’m sure Eric will be a good substitute.
Really enjoyed his little banter with Max. Two tactless individuals talking to each other completely oblivious to the effects of their words. “Surely nephotism had nothing to do with your employment”, priceless.
And Jerry finally got an office and a Five 0 related business card. Not as good as a badge but pretty cool all the same. Loved his first interaction with Eric. “Who are you exactly?”.
I’m glad Danno’s irrational “happiness” for Steve is finally going to be over. I found it out of character and difficult to understand. His conversation with Cath was better. He probably indirectly caused her departure with his questions. He was looking out for “his boy”. Danny wants Steve to be happy but he surely doesn’t want him to be left hanging and waiting for something that will never happen. And once again Cath fooled me, as well as Danno, when she said that she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. She must have already known that it was another lie. Thanks God Steve has Danno. He is the family that he has never had. He is the one character that never deceived or lied to him. They support each other, they tell each other off, they argue and they clash but they are always there for each other. Danny will be there for Steve once again now that Cath is gone. The ones of you that know me well are aware that I’m not a McDanno shipper, not in that way. But I truly believe in their brotherly bond and support. I truly believe that their friendship is stronger that any other relationship either of them have been into in the past, or present. Steve and Danno are what makes me still believe in this show. They are the fundament of the Five 0 Ohana. I hope to see more of them, much more. You are wrong Danno. Cath is not the one that gets the best out of Steve. You are!
With all the character stuff going on I have to admit I paid very little attention to the crime of the week. I remember thinking that the diver was one of the unluckiest men on the planet and having the creepy sensation that Gabriel would be the voice behind the evil plot, once again. And we had an enjoyable McBond scene in the boat chase, I liked that.
Now, as Steve closed the box of the ring, I want to close this review and my feelings about McRoll. I hope in a rest of Season 6 with good plots, characters development, action and fun. I want to go back to fully enjoy my favourite show, and I’m sure I will.
Until next time,
Aloha and have a great weekend and week.