Aloha everybody 🙂
Finally after two Fridays without new episodes of our Hawaii Five 0 we were treated to a little gem that I think will have made many fans happy.
I have to admit I had been looking forward to and dreading 6.14 at the same time. I loved McLynn since episode 6.07 and the spoiler, from Peter Lenkov, months ago that our guys would have disastrous Valentine dates made me fear that a potentially good and healthy relationship for our McGarrett might end even before we would see it beginning. I was so pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong. But I’ll get to that later!
I really liked that once again the format of the episode was different from the usual. Typically the team was working at solving the crime of the week but the way they were doing it, all together but in separate ways made the episode quite unique.
The little video introductions, all more or less Valentine or love themed were funny and cute. Being me a trekkie the one with Captain Kirk and the Green Alien of course caught my attention. I think the videos were a little nice expedient.
Also really loved the amount of humour and light-heartedness in 6.14, I found myself laughing so many times, eager to find out more and of course at times getting emotional.
The crime of the week was interesting. I mean the story of two apparent strangers concocting on killing their respective husbands has been heard before but I have to admit I didn’t see it coming in this case. I can’t say that I felt much sympathy for any of the two designated victims, a wife beater and a serial cheater, but divorce would have been a safer and more successful way for the wives to get rid of their husbands.
But of course our team getting together to investigate the crime gave us the first giggles at their attempts to extract a confession from Steve about his black eye, which of course lasted for the entire duration of the episode. After all the Commander is “well trained to resist interrogation” if you allow me to quote his own words.
So the first story about the dates disasters came from Mr Louis Pernel Grover, as his wife called in a less than flattering manner. Our Captain seems to be quite prone at forgetting birthdays, Anniversaries and dates, and frankly, his funny and cool, but weak attempt at covering up failed miserably. Lou wasn’t very lucky in getting help from Chef Morimoto, who we were happy to see back guest starring as himself, as we find out during the episode that everybody else in Five 0, apart from Grover received preferential treatment from the Chef. So poor Lou ended up in the dog house, meaning booted out of his own, for 24 hours, no parole. Quite harsh but also deserved. I have to say that Lou’s wardrobe, either playing golf, solving cases or going on a date with his wife is always a pleasure to see. His less than modern suit also brought up some funny comments from the guys.
There a few adorable McDanno moments in the episode as well, like the one when Steve found out that Danny was an expert in Victoria Secret lingerie and their funny visit to the shop. There was so much of Scott and Alex, more than Danno and Steve in that scene. Alex’s little pelvis shimmy still has me smiling and wanting to rewind 😉
Of course then we had Lieutenant Kelly to recant the tale of his Valentine night. To me that one was funny and sad at the same time. Funny because of Chin Ho running after Abby in that skimpy, microscopic towel barely covering his toned body. That reminded me of when my friend Anne and I, last May in Hawaii locked ourselves out of our hotel room chasing out a gecko. I also found quite funny that naughty kid Steve would insist on knowing about the “adults business details” while Papa Lou was trying to move on from that. Sad because we now know that Abby “couldn’t” let herself to become more involved with him because she is hiding something. What it is we’ll probably find out soon but for now we know she is lying and that can never lead to anything good. I still have hope for Chibby though. They really seem to care for each other and hopefully whatever Abby is hiding will not completely destroy their relationship. Some people might call “double standards” here because for the same reasons of lying and deceiving I don’t want Steve to get back together with Cath. But to me, to hide something, like Abby, to someone that one has known for a month or so and has just had drunken sex with, without being involved in a serious relationship is different than lying to a long term partner, especially after a year of absence. But it’s a story for another time.
Chin’s little misadventure gave us also the opportunity to be introduced to our Duke’s lovely wife Nalani. How funny was it when they saw Chin half naked in the hobby of the hotel? And how gallant of Duke to just mildly tease Chin the day after without actually revealing what happened. Of course Nalani was played by Dennis Chun’s real life partner Laura. It was adorable to see them together on screen. I am blessed to call them both my friends and we all know that they are a truly inspiring and “aloha infused” couple.
In the episode we saw a brief scene to remind us that lovely Max and Sabrina are still together and enjoying their relationship, that Kamekona has a secret admirer that every year sends him a box of “funny” chocolates and that Jerry might also have found a girlfriend in his on line friend Meredith, whom he finally got to meet at the end of the episode.
But we still have Danny’s tale of bad Valentine to talk about. To me, Melissa had the most feeble excuse for getting angry at Danno. The poor guy did so much to make her evening special. The bunny napkins, the expensive perfume, the yummie Milanese risotto. He went through a lot of effort. OK, he didn’t write “I love you” on the card. But the “I love you” was evident in the atmosphere he created. Personally I think my hubby has probably said I love you to me twice in 7 years on marriage, and probably less in the previous 7 years we have been together. So what? It’s the actions that count more than words. At least that’s how I see it.
And finally the McLynn Valentine. The sneak peek lead us to believe that Steve’s black eye might come from Lynn throwing at him the box of the missed proposal ring for Cath. Not so. I was glad anyways to see that Steve and Lynn seem to be pretty at ease with each other and they are now a real couple (you perfectly know what I mean). Of course Lynn got upset when she found the ring and she had the right to be. But then she probably understood that a 10 years long relationship can’t be forgotten in just a few months. That she’ll ever be back in Steve’s life or not, Steve will always have some feelings for Cath. It’s natural, we all have experienced something similar in our lives. When you love someone, even though in my opinion Cath and Steve’s love was always a bit “off”, for a long time it’s difficult to let them go.
But Lynn was obviously sensitive and smart enough to understand Steve’s motif and decided to forgive him, and even better to give him a special Valentine treat with a sexy streape tease. Unfortunately one of her shoes hit him in the face, giving him the panda eye that the team teased him about for the full episode, but I’m sure she made it up to him soon enough ;).
So eventually we saw the final super cute video of all the couples being smiling and loved up again, the Grovers finally had their Morimoto dinner, Danny climbed in bed with Melissa and held her sweetly in his harms, Steve and Lynn adorably sitting together having a cold beer.
We also saw Steve deleting Cath from his telephone contacts. Out of his heart and mind? Probably not yet. Out of his life? We know that’s not true as she’ll be mentioned again in 6.17. But it’s a start towards moving on. And that’s all we ask. For Steve to have the opportunity to move on and have a healthy relationship with an uncomplicated girlfriend.
Unfortunately the evening wasn’t so happy for poor Kono, alone since Adam is still in jail, in tears watching her Wedding video. Hopefully soon those two will have some happiness back because they truly deserve it.
And we were left with the doubt: why is Abby lying to Chin saying that she is in San Francisco while she is still in Oahu?
Until next time….Have a great weekend and week ahead.