Hawaii Five-0 s2 ep 17

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!


4 thoughts on “Hawaii Five-0 s2 ep 17

  1. Tim April 27, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Bromance was definitely the best bit of this episode, although as you say it was good to see Kono being given a voice again. Lori who?

    Whatever that Corvette is made out of, I want it. No matter how often it gets shot at or involved in barging a motorbike or other small collision, it is never anything other than pristine, never mind dented.

  2. Jed Bartlet April 27, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    The bromance element made this episode feel like one for the fans, after a couple recently which have been a bit short on man-love.

  3. CJ Cregg April 28, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    The bromance was cute; I completely tuned out of the rest. I couldn’t even tell you who did it, I was paying so little attention by the end.

  4. Kay20 August 5, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    Seriously, did anyone miss Lori? It was like a random piece of furniture just left. Who?

    Also liking Kono having more of a presence, thank goodness.

    LOVE whenever Danny gets all protective. And his daughter is just adorable. So whenever there are scenes of him being mad and all dad-like. Squee!

    Oh, by the way, what’s up with the museum lady as his love interest? I mean, I like her and all, but where’s the drama there? And I’m sure we are eventually going to have drama there…because it’s all a bit…boring. And boy does this man have a type as museum lady looks an awful lot like Rachel.

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