Hawaii Five-0 s2 ep 11

The Five-0 are being publicly praised for a huge drugs seizure when a school bus is seized. It’s the baddies, and they want their cocaine back. There’s the usual deadlines and “we don’t negotiate with terrorists”/”you gotta give them what they want” to-and-fro, and a Usual Suspects-y switch. But this was above-average H50, even if there was little sense of danger – Steve’s not going to let any schoolkids get killed on his watch, is he? Meantime Joe’s taken early retirement as a result of last week’s mini-invasion of North Korea, and is on season-long plot arc manoeuvres again, his motives remaining murky. I’m saying good guy.

Bromance Watch – with a bus full of kids in danger, there isn’t much time for bromance this week, not even for Danny and Steve to discuss whether they would perhaps like a family themselves one day. Which leaves space for a bonus feature…

Kono Watch! – Once again this week, Hawaii’s favourite support cop is mostly on research duties and being nice to the families of victims. Remarkably, she does get to head out into the field at one point, then runs away when the nasty big men start to fire their guns.


8 thoughts on “Hawaii Five-0 s2 ep 11

  1. Tim March 16, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    This was good H50 fare, with lots of action-led fun and the usual levels of mild preposterousness, with a lovely bit of Bob the Builder at the end as they dug out the kids. All we were missing was a good old-fashioned Batman-style (I mean the 60s TV show) cliff-hanger:

    “Is this the end for our dynamic teacher and her schoolkids? Will they be forced to eat dirt before they bite the dust? Who can save them now? Tune in next week, Bat-fans – same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.” (Dinna-dinna-dinna-dinna, dinna-dinna-dinna-dinna etc etc.)

    As you said though, a bit lacking in bromance other than the cute bickering over the red dot on Danny’s little GPS tracker. (“No, Steve, your OTHER left!”) And at least Kono got to run about a bit – small mercies and all that – and didn’t have to suffer ignominy of being disarmed and beaten up, unlike the still not very useful Lori. (Am I a bad person for wishing Kidnap Girl had shot her before McG turned up to save her?)

    Also we really are racking up the genre series guest stars this season, aren’t we? This week it’s Simon (Ian Anthony Dale) from The Event, in what looks like a recurring spot. That’s all very well, but WE WANT ANDO!

    Agree about Joe being on the side of the angels. But I wonder who he’s hiding. Hmm …

  2. Jed Bartlet March 16, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    You’re right, Tim – I completely forgot to mention Simon the Alien Mole from The Event. Good to see it hasn’t destroyed his career. His appearance in this was surprisingly brief, but (as you say) he’ll be back.

    In other news, the Five-0 are getting a third season.

  3. CJ Cregg March 16, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    Heh. Kono watch.

    Anyhoo..I know it’s idiotic to try and apply logic to H50 but don’t some of the team do the odd bit of undercover work? So maybestanding on stage at a massive press conference being photographed by all and sundry isn’t a great idea? Just sayin….

    Other than that, I agree – very silly, but very fun. I loved the big soil mountain rescue too. Awesomely daft. And Chin got to drive the big JCB thingy! NB – Steve seemed very touchy-feely with the nice teacher lady. Not that she was complaining.

  4. Jed Bartlet March 16, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    I thought it was nice of Steve to let someone else drive the big digger thingy, because he normally takes on the specialist tasks. Just as well Chin could jump into the cab and immediately rescue a buried school bus.

    • CJ Cregg March 16, 2012 / 9:24 pm

      I thought that too, but then I realised it was because Steve had to be close to the bus so he could hug the people coming off it. He did of course get to drive the clean 2nd school bus back to, um, school. (Surely after they were kidnapped and buried alive, they should have been taken to hospital to be checked out?! Although, that would be me applying logic again.)

  5. Jed Bartlet March 16, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Steve triaged them at the scene. They were good.

    • Tim March 19, 2012 / 12:18 pm

      … And gave them psychological counselling, and helped them out with their girl/boyfriend problems – because that’s the kind of guy Steve is … 🙂

  6. Kay20 March 28, 2012 / 6:39 am

    Did you guys notice the lingering glances Lori was sending in Steve’s direction? Blegh.

    By the way – love the fact the teacher was super duper smart and aided in the rescue. Not a victim. Awesome.

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