Aloooha fellow Five 0 fans, here we are back again for more of our favourite T.V. show.
I have to admit that episode 7.15 brought up some very important and meaningful topics, couples with some enjoyable and more light hearted moments for us to enjoy.
For the second week in a row (remember I only watched 7.13 last week) Mr. Lou Grover made me totally jealous of his breakfast, so much that this time I went out and got myself some American style pancakes to eat tomorrow.
I always love Lou’s sense of humour and his scenes with Will and this one wasn’t an exception. Papaya and pineapple pancakes actually sound pretty good to me, I would definitely try them, opposite to Mrs Grover I am open to experiment with cakes 🙂 And Lou’s little challenge with the “pancakes master” Chin was also pretty funny, especially as to propose it he used the same gadget that annoyed him when Will was ignoring him being on social media. Very funny when Grover was comparing a mobile phone to an addictive drug, I think most of us can understand both Will’s and Lou’s side of the coin.
Also cute to see that Grace and Will are still dating, I wonder if the lovely couple will make an appearance in the Valentine episode next week.
The other light hearted part of the episode was the one involving Kamekona, Flippa an his coworkers. I join Lou in believing that getting into business with family is always risky. Funny how Five 0 is constantly asking Kame for favours but they decided to stay impartial on this matter, Danny for being part of a “union family” and Steve, more or less saved by the bell when duty called (literally).
At least Kono and Grover offered some good advice and Kame was able to make things right with his cousin offering him a Managerial Position in his brand new North Shore Division. I’m curious to see if next Christmas Flippa will still be dressed as an elf or if the “honour” will fall on someone else.
In episode 7.15 we had two very distinct crimes of the week, worked separately by Steve and Danno on one side, Kono Lou and Chin on the other, both aided by Jerry in the background.
Clever how the first crime was introduced on Will and Grace’s phones, an apparent statement on social media against cruelty towards animal.
The first victim, Sam Harrison, a famous endangered animals hunter, finds himself gutted and exposed like a catch in Honolulu. Thanks to Jerry and M.E. Noelani the team finds out that the hunter was in Hawaii with the intent of killing a great white shark.
Suspicion shortly falls on animals activist Lily O’Neil (real life sharks and marine conservationist Ocean Ramsey) but we find out that she is more interested in teaching people a culture of respect and co-habitation towards nature and animals than in exacting revenge for the exotic animals that Harrison killed in his life. The best way to bring across an idea, rather than trying to impose it on other people. I found the shots of Ocean really swimming alongside a shark incredibly beautiful.
The team will discover, thanks to Noelani finding bite marks on the corpse that Harrison died in his attempt to kill the great white, karma at work without humans having to intervene in this occasion. Harrison was helped by Mr. Reynolds, a fake dolphins excursions guide who instead would go out at sea a remove the fins of sharks while they are still alive to sell them to local restaurants. As Kono mentioned, nobody will cry for the death hunter, but nobody will feel for him either. Quite a powerful statement.
If the first case teaches us that revenge is never the best option, the second one shows that if pursued it can be the very worst one.
The second crime of the week revolved around the body of Leia Rozen, a young woman with a tattoo that resembles the numbers found on the prisoners of Nazi concentration camps during the second World war. Leia turns out to be the granddaughter of Itzhak Rozen, which was out to avenge the suffering of her family and her grandfather at the hand of Thomas Hauer, a Nazi officer that at 19 years old forced Itzhak to choose if to kill his brother or his sister, all three of them would die if he hadn’t made a choice. A tragic, cruel story that shows how insane individuals can become when given absolute power over fellow human beings and when some people’s lives are considered inferior, or even irrelevant in comparison with others.
Hauer managed to escape after the end of the war and to finally land in Molokai, where he married a local girl, had a daughter and became part of the community. According to Bill, another important character in this episode, Hauer did good helping out in the local orphanage and being a decent human being in the second part of his life. Of course this didn’t make up for the atrocities that he committed in the past, as McGarrett reminds Billy when he describes Hauer and his daughter as “his friends”. Luckily justice this time catches up with the Hauers and they are finally arrested in Arizona the daughter for the murder of Leia Rozen and the father for crimes of war.
Leia Rozen is certainly a victim but also an example of how badly things can go when people choose violence over justice. When she found him she should have denounced Hauer to the authorities and he still would have paid for his crimes. But her attempt at killing him ended up in being murdered herself, which was most definitely not what her grandfather would have wanted.
Another example of misguided choices comes from Sheriff Alana, which turned from her duty as an officer in order to protect her father.
Luckily the case of Leia Rozen also gives us a positive example of acceptance and tolerance with the characters of Billy, a survivor of leprosy living in Molokai and our forensic scientist Eric.
Eric is introduced in his usual light hearted way when he joins Steve and Danno, who had comfortably travelled by helicopter, riding a mule, and understandably complaining about the pain in his backside. Loved Steve’s answer “Your ass seems pretty fine to me”, witty Commander as usual.
Eric’s initial tactless reaction towards Bill’s condition luckily develops into a nice friendship when the two men examine Leia’s room together and Eric gets to know Bill a bit better. Hopefully one day Bill will accept Eric’s invitation and will finally get to see Oahu. The final handshake between the two made me tear up and I’m truly grateful that we got to know such an interesting and lovable character.
And now I am looking forward to see next week’s episode, the Valentine staycation one for Steve and Danno while the rest of the team will work on a case.
We already know that some fans will love it and some will hate it, due to the different ships that tend to divide the fandom, I just hope that everybody will be treated, and will treat everybody else and their opinions with respect.
I have good friends in all different ships and I see no reason for any of us not to get along well just because of a fictional relationship in a TV show. Call me an idealist but this si the way I feel.
So until next week have a good weekend and a very enjoyable week ahead my friends.
Thank you for reading,
Mahalo for the graphics and pics to Monika, Sonni, Hawaii Five o on twitter, Belle and Lisa