Well, now. I don’t really know what to make of this episode. It starts out as the Christmas episode, with Danny and daughter Grace taking part in a Christmas Eve beach clean-up, giving Danny an opportunity for some half-hearted flirting with a predatory MILF. Then the Five-0 investigates the shooting of Victor Dobbs, a high-end housebreaker, played at least in part for humour (I LOL-ed at least three times: “Operation”, “redundancy”, and “That’s ironic”, if anyone wants to compare notes).
But then the episode takes an abrupt right-turn, and becomes about a much-feared serial killer, with an unparalleled reputation for torturing his victims; a safe full of, I dunno, severed fingers; and Chin tied up in his basement. And meantime a box that Grace found on the beach turns out to have floated from Japan after the 2011 tsunami, and contains something which Danny and Grace feel it necessary to deliver back to Japan in person, apparently on a day-trip. At Christmas. Not the worst episode, but the main plot felt a bit rushed, to say the least.
Bromance Watch: “You know you like me. You just have difficulty expressing your feelings.” Said to Steve. By Grover. WHOA. DUDE. Hold on there, big guy. I’m not entirely au fait with bromance etiquette, but cutting in on another bro’s bro? Thatz not OK.
“Oh, FFS!” Watch: Kamekona. The uke. ‘Tiny Bubbles’. Before it all went serial killer-y.