Ratings are in. H50 - 9.6 million. Castle 8.7 and Deception 3.6. CBS swept the night.
4 comments:1. Agree with everyone that Danny is one lousy shot. In the original Jack Lord capped a guy from a helicopter with one shot from his snub-nose .38. 2. Chin is a fast healer. 3. Steve doesn't seem to be too concerned with Wo Fat's return sharing a brew with the governor at the end. 4. If CBS schedules the season finale like last year on the 2nd Monday in May, that leaves 16 Monday's for 9 more episodes. So lots of repeats coming up.
With a big lead in from football and against reruns H50 had it biggest ratings of the season with 13.6 million viewers to 4.0 for a Shark Tank rerun on ABC and a 2.7 for a Biggest Loser rerun on NBC. Also on Saturday a rerun of H50 (the one with James Caan and Dennis Miller) won its 9PM slot with 4.6 million to 2.4 for a Chicago Fire rerun on NBC 2.4 for a Will Ferrell movie Blades of Glory on ABC and 1.8 for a Kitchen Nightmare rerun on FOX.
I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I would. It was good to see the Steve from season 1 back. The Steve who dangled a guy from a roof top who threw a guy to the sharks and now charges into a prison riot. From the description of the episode: Chin ends up in prison in the middle of the night, it was obvious not to ask How? and ignore the many plot holes but just enjoy the suspense of how he survives. With two Baldwin brothers down, there are two more (Alec and Daniel) to maybe come on and continue the Delano family revenge.
Good news on the ratings. H50 won the time slot with 9.4 million viewers to 9.1 for Castle and 4.2 for NBC's new show Deception which looks to be DOA. H50 also led in the critical 18-49 demo. CBS's 2 hour comedy block is also now winning their time slots against The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser something they did not do in the fall against The Voice and Dancing With the Stars.
I thought they did a good job with the viewer choice scenario. I enjoyed the subplot with Danny's nephew. Is he the son of Danny's brother Matt the Wall Street thief from season 1 or another Williams sibling? I don't understand the Sang Min story. He's an inmate in a maximum security prison on the mainland and they put him up in a luxury hotel in Hawaii? It looks like Kamekona's helicopter business is kaput. The helicopter he bought is the same one Steve and Chin used (Eurocopter EC135 N6077H)
Continued great character development. Don't understand the reference to Crockett and Tubbs. They were detectives and didn't wear uniforms. A better reference would have been Reed and Malloy from the old Jack Webb classic Adam-12.
Excellent episode. The writers continue to do great work with the characters. Two minor quibbles. The USS Van Buren? The navy names a carrier after Martin Van Buren? Second Hetty would never be allowed to fly in a F/A-18. There are strict height/weight requirements because of the ejection seat.
@Mrs. Cleaver. Sorry for the delay. H50 won the time slot with 10.3 million viewers compared to 5.4 for a Castle rerun and 4.5 for a Howie Mandel game show.
I really didn't care for this episode. The kid was unlikeable. Good points were the the return of Superseal and George Takei. The part where Chin dug up the pig was ludicrous. The grave site would have been a crime scene and should have been handled as such. The story line with Kamekona and the helicopter is also ridiculous. He would need a commercial helicopter license which probably would run about $ 50,000.00 and it's doubtful he could pass the FAA physical. This particular helicopter N6077H a Euricopter AS350 has been used in a number of episodes. Sorry about the negativity but with George Takei as the guest star I was expecting better.
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