Just to add, I'm feeling like I actually want to rewatch this episode because it was so enjoyable. I haven't rewatched an episode for some time now. If the writers stay on this course we can hope for more than one more season.
Now I found this episode to be one of my favorites in a long time. I thought that screen time was shared equally, and the pacing of the episode was nice that we got some great scenes and it didn't feel rushed towards the end. Overall I thought the script and screenplay were fantastic, some great one liners from McGarrett in the carguments. It reminded me of a classic mystery episode from season 1, the case also seemed a little more attached to Five-0's jurisdiction than previous episodes. It seems that from this point to the end of all the seasons the showrunners seem to whip out some great episodes right up until the finale, but lack some good episodes mid season. I will admit i was continually asking myself the question about the couple almost being killed at the start without further mention at all, otherwise a great episode.
I liked this episode, it was something different. I understand both sides of the Catherine debate, the same goes for Doris too, but the writers are giving us small doses every now and then, sharing the screen with all the cast over different episodes. One thing which has bothered me a little this season is the story arches. The Doris one has been on and off, which i can sympathize with as it isn't very immediate, well maybe it will be from now on. But the episode cliffhanger with Adam's brother returning Kono's gun many many episodes ago has been completely ignored, not even hinted at or a small piece of the puzzle been revealed. I heard they were continuing with that arch in the next few episodes but leaving them alone for such a long period of time, both the Kono and Doris arches is a bit annoying in my opinion.
Not such a high profile episode this time around, and enjoyable hour nonetheless. I think the audience needs a rest from the intense episodes of this season. I'm with @Mrs Cleaver, I have zero idea who Summer Glau is, yet she did a solid job anyway. Im not sure if that was meant to be an Indiana jones reference in the end when Steve shoots the guy spinning the knife, but thats what I immediately thought. All around an average episode for me.
Another fantastic episode. The series has the ability to experiment with all these unique ideas due to its easy viewing and always producing an enjoyable hour of television. It was good to see a few navy seal moments again from Steve, and the writer's dropping in and out of Wo-Fat related episodes is proving successful in making the show appreciative to regular viewers and also to those who drop in now and then. I hope it's renewed for many seasons to come, audiences deserve a steady enjoyable show thats not too heavy going.
I love this show, I really do. However they used to introduce terrorism cases stemming from the death of a naval officer for example, which was much more true to NCIS than a random terror cell. They need to bring it back to its naval roots, in my opinion.
I picked it was Wo Fat from the beginning!
@walter: They don't often have more than one helicopter for a production. They use the same helicopter for Kamekona's business but just put stickers on the side. You might have also noticed the jeep they used towards the end was the one from the north korean episode (2.10) last season.
I really enjoyed this ep, even though I couldn't partake because I live in Australia and wasn't seeing it real time. Danny's nephew was great, I would really enjoy seeing him in future episodes. His help in the case and smart thinking about the can was what I also thought initially when he threw it in the bin, so it was fun to play along with his character. The Kono/Sang Min subplot seemed a little pointless at first but the emotional end to Min's escape was worth the rest of it. For an episode that took on such a bold move in the industry, I was pleasantly surprised to see they still pulled off a solid episode around the 'vote for the killer' alternate endings. I would say it was a success :)
Nice to see they are trying something different, however I fail to see how this will work for international viewers and reruns? Will they choose the voted ending as the one for dvd and syndication?
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