If you just read a review and not watch the episode, it's pretty hard to enjoy the experience! There is no way to convey the power and emotions of the actors telling you their story by reading words. Was the story far fetched? Well, yes it was. But come on, this is H50! It IS larger than life and always has been. If you can get past that and just enjoy the actors acting out powerful emotional scenes, you will end up loving this show and this episode in particular. Thank you for a review that reminded me this morning why I was riveted to my screen last night!
This was a good episode - although not an "out of the ballpark" one for me. I actually enjoyed the crime of the week. I was gullible enough to believe the girl was the victim up until Kono and Cath figured it out. The actual victim ended up being the real sympathetic character. Jerry is a good addition. I think it makes perfect sense to have a conspiracy theorist look into the Champ Box mystery. I'm very glad to return to this story line - it is the one concrete underlying plot that will undoubtedly run through the entire series. Don't worry about Jerry taking up too much screen time. Max Bergman is a regular character and he hasn't had a lot of screen time this second half of the season. I'm glad to have had more of Danny's story, but honestly, Mom Williams has overstayed her welcome. If she comes back, once per season should be plenty. Lots of great Kono time this episode. She's still one tough cookie. I am as confused with the Steve/Cath relationship as everyone else! Let's see what happens in Afghanistan in a couple weeks! Three different stories in 44 minutes is a little hard to stomach, though. A little too flighty. But as usual, small problems that didn't take away from my overall enjoyment.
I have to respectfully disagree with you, Michael, with regard to you opinion that H50 would survive just fine without the Danny Williams character. That dynamic was what made this show a success in Season 1. The dynamic has definitely changed over the 4 seasons, but who would have McGarrett's back, no questions asked, if not Danny? Would you want Jerry (who I can take in small bits) to be Steve's partner? Danno isn't going anywhere. If he does, a large segment of viewers could possibly lose interest in the show. Neither is Scott. To the best of the fans' knowledge, no one working for Scott Caan or CBS has ever confirmed that Mr. Caan is leaving the show. Hawaii 5-0 is his job. Hawaii is not his home. He goes home whenever he can - who wouldn't? He has not missed any H5-0 filming because of the filming of the Entourage movie. Scott will join that filming when the H5-0 season filming ends on March 22nd. Lots of rumors have been flung far and wide this season. Until something is verified by the network, that's all they are.
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