Loved this episode and loved Lynn! Hope she gets to stick around for a long time. Since the actress, Sarah Carter, does not live in Hawai'i, I doubt we will see her at Ohana gatherings unless she is also in a storyline for the episode. I hope we hear reference to her from time to time so we know Steve is still seeing her (and I would love to see Danny interact with Lynn!) I won't say there was instant chemistry between the characters, but their was an easiness to their interaction that made it obvious Steve was enjoying himself before the "run for your life" events started. While looking at the selfie, I got the impression that Steve was reflecting on his past relationship and was letting it go. IMO, Catherine will probably always be the passion of his life - but sometimes that passionate lover does not make the best wife. If Catherine comes back, will Steve honestly be able to trust that she won't pull a "Doris" again and run off into the sunset for another mission, leaving him alone and waiting again? Eventually, excitement and passion wanes in most relationships, and trust and security take it's place. Would Steve ever be able to feel that way towards Catherine, no matter what the reason for her leaving him high and dry - twice. Not to say Lynn Is his forever mate, either, but at least her presence in his life right now is helping him to see that this is life after Catherine.
Thanks for reviewing this episode! It's really my favorite H50 Halloween episode in all six seasons - well written, intense but with it's humorous moments. The three separate story lines were nicely melded together to make a cohesive episode. I look forward to future reviews as I think this will be a fantastic season.
I loved this episode. So shoot me if I'm easy to please! I leave my cell phone in the car all the time! Sure, I'm not the head of a state crime fighting task force, but even Steve McGarrett needs time to chill from the world and spend a half hour getting a good shave and haircut. So what if there are a few holes in the story. Doesn't bother me in the least. We certainly had the action this week! No one should complain about not enough SuperSEAL McGarrett! Lots of comedy and drama, as well. I didn't see the twist at the end coming, so good job, writers for keeping me in the dark! Good acting and lots of great stunt work, as usual. Season 5 has been most enjoyable for me, and it's not over yet!
I understand and I miss Danny, too. I hope this is a one season deal, but having said that, I can kind of understand why Danny was not along for the ride this week. Steve tells Odell it had been a really stressful week, so obviously this episode takes place right on the heels of Danny's trip to the Colombian prison. We have to expect some sick leave for the guy - he got messed up pretty badly in that prison and undoubtedly needed some time off to heal up. As for Scott's family, no they are not in Hawaii this season. His girlfriend, Kacy and his baby are back in LA, so he does have a legitimate reason to commute back and forth. The baby was born the same day as the Hawaiian Blessing at the start of S5 filming, so is only 8 months old. If anyone knows the story about Scott and his father James Caan, it might make it a little easier to understand why he is not in each and every episode this season. When Scott was growing up, his father took years off from film work to raise his son - one of the reasons Scott and his dad are so close. I imagine Scott will want to form just as close a connection with his own child. Good for him, and I'm just glad to have Danny when I can get him on H50.
I didn't see the Roman reveal coming - that was a great twist! I so love badass Kono! We haven't see her kick butt like that since the 2nd episode of the FIRST Season! I'm with Amy here, this show needs at least one stable, reliable, romantic and long-lived relationship! My one remaining question about this couple is still how and when did Kono and Adam meet to begin with? Was it before Kono became a cop, or at least before it was revealed that Adam's father, Hiro was more than just the most powerful businessman on the islands but also the head of Yakuza dealings in HI? Thank you, Show, for at least telling us where Danny was this week. It's easier to accept his absence for a police-related commitment in Newark than just to ignore the fact that his was MIA.
It's coming, Mike! Kono has a storyline in the next episode, then, near the end of the season there is a Kono-centric story involving her childhood and surfing.
All I can say is, my bee phobia has been reignited and I thoroughly expect a fan video of this episode's highlights set to Miley Cyrus' wrecker ball song! The episode was for the most part a great thrill ride. Joe White continues to be a jerk - Steve doesn't need him to be a father figure! His own father is the one who taught him right from wrong - definitely not Joe White, or Doris, that's for sure! We saw what kind of a monster Doris created in WoFat!
Of course it wasn't planned! I'm just saying Danny's perspective might be a little different from Steve's, and his rant was certainly in character and to be expected.
I really enjoyed this episode, too! I'd give it six stars as well, if I could, but then, I can do that for most episodes. That was quite a start to the episode - poor Samantha reliving her kidnapping by Ian Wright and his shocking murder by WoFat before her eyes - what father wouldn't be beside himself wishing he could take the memories away from his daughter! Chin's advice to Grover was very touching, and I wonder if the whole plot line had to do with the episode's title and theme: Not Forgotten? The different stories running through the episode all centered around events that the participants wanted to forget about, but ultimately couldn't. Grover wanting Samantha to be able to completely forget Ian and her kidnapping, but knowing that would probably be impossible. Chin having to face the events of his wife's death by coming face to face with Paul Delano again. The life long miscreant, Tahni, about to die but wanting to right a terrible wrong from 44 years before, and Mackey, the grandfatherly former prison guard who just wanted the four kids from the reform school to stay forgotten -one way or another! All the threads of the theme were really well intertwined through a very well-written and acted script. Very happy to have Danny back this week. No matter what some viewers say, the dynamic between Danny and Steve is definitely missed when he's not there. Having said that, I agree that sometimes the writers get the snark right, and sometimes they miss. Steve's responses to Danny were more biting this week, and I don't think it's just because it was Steve's father's car that had gone missing. More therapy in the boys' future?
I have to admit, I agree with you Amy, concerning Danny's displeasure with Steve! Danny has every right to worry about Grace. Even though she is 12 years old. - old enough to babysit - her father has the type of job where his family is at a higher risk for targeting by criminals the Five-0 team might have put away at some time. Grace has been kidnapped once, the car she was riding in has been carjacked, her welfare has been challenged more than once by criminals, so yes, it makes sense that Danny would be visualizing worst case scenarios about his daughter being left on a street corner alone, and probably without a phone since I didn't see one on her person. In which case, Steve should have completely expected the rant he received from Danny - and perhaps he did, because he sure was quick to attempt to turn the blame back on Danny!
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