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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