Dreamrose

I agree that there are off-days for pretty much everything. I normally enjoy Hawaii Five-0 quite a bit! I gave a good marks for the last episode I reviewed, for instance. Normally, I'm having so much fun that I ignore most of the plot issues. This episode was just too much.

Dreamrose

You're very welcome! It's my pleasure to stand in for Amanda. I'm not going to complain too loudly about a man putting his family before his career, despite how much we love him on this show. And I do think that Danny's relationship with McGarrett is the most interesting and dynamic in the series! As I mentioned in the review, I do like Melina Kanakarades. Take this how you will, though, but in this episode, like in CSI: NY (Season 2 Episode 21), her character was knocked out, tied up, and victimized. If I noticed this rather disturbing similarity, surely others did. I was curious about the seemingly almost total lack of Chin Ho Kelly in this episode. He was hardly there at all!

Dreamrose

I completely agree that what they did was vigilante justice. But in my prior comment, I wasn't referring to the *legality* of what they did.

Dreamrose

While I find Gibbs's and Fornell's "solution" to Mishnev morally dubious -- it was an execution, no two ways about it -- I think it's in character for Gibbs, at least when it comes to men who murder his loved ones. We all remember what happened to the man who killed Shannon.

Dreamrose

Yes, and it's useful to have the original text handy to make new translations from in the future, rather than making translations of translations of translations, which really tends to get you in trouble. Really, if Nick wanted to get a more accurate read on what was said, he should have taken a picture of the Latin text and brought it to Renard, as I half-expected him to do when they found that it was in Latin.

Dreamrose

One big, gigantic problem with determining paternity of Adalind's baby is the fact that Portland apparently sits on a hole in the space-time continuum. Much of the first half of this season (and some of the end of last season, too!) all took place within a few days to no longer than weeks. This would set those episodes in early summer... but then we suddenly skipped all the way to Christmas with "The Grimm Who Stole Christmas" (Season 4 Episode 7)! Unfortunately, the characters didn't indicate that there was any significant time leap, meaning four or five months vanished into the abyss! Given that Adalind slept with Nick in "Blond Ambition" (Season 3 Episode 22), which aired on May 16, 2014 -- nine months ago (!) real time -- and we've clearly passed Christmas within the series, I find it highly unlikely that Nick is the father of her baby, unless there are some majorly bizarre shenanigans going on.

Dreamrose

Oh, you're referring to the measurement of years with the birth of Christ as a reference point (BC and AD, or the secular BCE and CE). Sorry about the confusion there. You're correct that this dating system, which we currently use today, did not come into common use until around 800 AD - many hundreds of years after the Great Fire of Rome. The contemporary Grimm would not have written the date as "64 AD." However, my original point still stands about changes during the likely many copies of the book that had been made across the centuries.

Dreamrose

You're absolutely right about the date problem: the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582 to reformed the Julian calendar, which was instituted in 46 B.C. That said, the book Nick was reading from is has almost certainly been recopied over the centuries. It's possible that the copyist fixed the dating issue for clarity's sake. Or Nick can't read Latin as well as he thinks. Or the "Grimm" folks just didn't want to confuse the audience with historical calendar issues not really important to the case at hand.

Dreamrose

Well, at least Alexander was willing to hear Nick out, which is more than can be said for the Wesen Council, De Groot notwithstanding.

Dreamrose

Nick was the last person we *know* Adalind slept with. Good heavens, I do hope the baby isn't his. That would be way too "Jerry Springer," wouldn't it?