Hawaii Five-0 s2 ep 16
A tumultuous week for the Five-0, which starts with a mysterious death at a luxury hotel and ends in a diplomatic incident, when the team has to resort to a little high-stakes ruse to flush their suspect, a Russian diplomat, out of the consulate where he’s hiding, and then another one to get a blood sample from him. It’s breathless stuff from start to finish, and something close to a season-best. The Governor, though, has to do rather more fire-fighting than he would like, and someone’s gonna have to pay.
Thus Lori, who hasn’t really been keeping an eye on the Five-0 like the Governor wanted her to do, hands in her resignation. I have a feeling that fanpower has driven Lauren German out; I was never as antipathetic to her as most other viewers seem to have been, but there’s no doubt at all that after several weeks of hinting at a relationship between Lori and Steve the writers backed away from it. (This is further substantiated by the symbolic appearance this week of Steve’s on/off FWB Catherine (Michelle Borth), who is going to be a regular in season 3.) Lori alludes to this in her final conversation with Steve, suggesting that she gave him and the Five-0 free rein because of her “feelings” for him, which Steve acknowledges with a good, firm hug. Perhaps, of course, Lori wanted more in life than being Steve’s beard. Which leads us to…
Bromance Watch: “You are a topper”, Danny says to Steve. Further comment would be superfluous.