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.

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.