Dreamrose

I tend to ignore "Yankee White" in terms of character development for a few reasons. It's got too many differences from the rest of the series (like the fact that it's *Gibbs* who cites a movie plot line in figuring out the terrorist plan). Given the tenor of Gibbs's and Fornell's relationship in Fornell's later appearances, and the fact that they had both been married to and divorced from Diane (and Gibbs "warned [him]" about Diane), it seemed like they'd known each other for awhile. Eh. Canon is malleable.

Dreamrose

Poor LaSalle, I can see Cade taking off again, too. It seems so much easier to run away from your problems than to face them, except Cade really can't escape his problems at all. They're tied to him like a ball and chain.

Dreamrose

Yeah... honestly, I would be an emotional wreck if I just killed someone, even (or perhaps especially?) if he were my abusive stalker-control-freak husband. And yet, there Amber is like nothing happened. And that's not even going into the potential *legal* consequences! I'd say she was perfectly justified with the first strike of the vehicle, as he was still an immanent threat to their lives. The second hit, when she ran him over with the car, though... that's where things get a *lot* more murky.

Dreamrose

Oh, I definitely enjoy Hawaii Five-0; it's a lot of fun, even when the stories aren't necessary up to logical snuff. Chi McBride is an entertaining actor, and Grover and McGarrett play off each other very well. I do miss McGarrett and Danny's constant carguments, though.

Dreamrose

They don't even mention whether he survived the vehicular manslaughter attempt or not; in either event, Amber seems surprisingly unaffected by the fact that she (might have) just killed her abusive husband! I don't know about you, but I'd probably be a nervous wreck after everything that happened.

Dreamrose

Ah, thank you for the clarification!

Dreamrose

As a reviewer, it's my job to give my honest opinion about an episode. The comment you mention is not a criticism directed at Alex O'Loughlin, but a complaint against the writing and/or editing department. If we, the viewers, are supposed to believe that Steve is a trained, experienced, and professional SEAL, he should not have given in so swiftly to Agent Millford's pleading to stay on the case. The fact that he did made him look like a total pushover, the way I saw it. I normally enjoy Hawaii Five-0 when I get the chance to watch it, and I had no intention to "trash" this particular episode; if you believe that I was overly harsh in my assessment, that's absolutely your prerogative.

Dreamrose

Heh, I certainly don't expect for everyone to agree with me over everything! That would make for really boring discussions, don't you think? I was surprised that Amber actually ran over her husband with the car, so they do get points for that.

Dreamrose

I guess that piece of wood was conveniently sub-par! ;-)

Dreamrose

You're absolutely right! I hang my head in shame for not picking up on that myself and choose to blame how tired I was yesterday.