Post-Shelbourne and post-Lori the Five-0 eased themselves back into action with a rather muted episode. It was hard to see the cold open – someone lost in a clearing in Hawaiian jungle, no phone signal, listening for mysterious noises – as anything other than a hat-tip to Lost, and it led into the homicide of a shipping business owner who’s been participating in the re-enactment of a historical battle, costume and all. (I’ve said before that I find these things utterly silly when Caucasians do them, so I hope I can be absolved of the charge of ethnocentricity or racism if I say that they are no less absurd when done by native Hawaiians. Still, if boys want to dress up and pretend to fight each other, it’s their gig, I suppose.) It looks as if the killing might have been something to do with an environmental group – Kono, tellingly, weighing in on behalf of the environmentalists, and generally being given more prominence – but, as ever, the motive turns out to be rather baser than that. With plenty about Danny’s family life, this felt like the Five-0 marking time.
Bromance Watch: it’s always good to get a glimpse of Stanno at home, but the most telling exchange came later in the car. Danny: “I’m happy when I’m not around you.” Steve: “That’s a lie. You love me.” Squee!