Hawaii Five-0 s5 ep 14

I’ve always had my doubts about Adam Noshimuri. Everyone seemed remarkably willing to accept that he’d turned his back on the Yakuza in order to clean up the family business. And what is the “family business”, anyway? As far as I can see it could be anything from toy manufacturing to people trafficking. (I freely accept that we might have been told and I’ve forgotten.) Turns out Kono has been wondering about Adam as well, and she tells him that she’s disinclined to marry him until he makes a clean break from the “business”, which after all was founded on generations of gangsta money. Now, quite rightly the Nosh fights back; after all, he doesn’t ask Kono to give up being a cop. And also, he might have pointed out, she knew what she was getting when, in order to find him when he didn’t want to be found, she embarked on her filmed-from-the-neck-up odyssey last season.

But I can’t brood about that too much: there’s a dude with a bullet wound trying to break into a prison. He’s J.C. Dekker, who had been freed from that very prison a few days before, so that he could work as a CI for our old friend Greg Grunberg, making a welcome return to H50, and to Unpopcult in general. And here’s where it all gets a bit Blacklisty: J.C. had been making a deal with “bold, smart, ruthless” master criminal Roman Zednick, who hardly anyone has ever seen. J.C. made contact with Roman but can’t identify him, because he’s suffering from inconvenient temporary amnesia. So can the Five-0 dig Roman out with almost nothing to go on? Without giving too much away, I suspected that all was not as it seemed, but I backed the wrong horse. Not bad, but – Bromance Watch – I really don’t care if Danny’s had to fly somewhere to give stupid evidence in a stupid appealed case. I want more bromance, stat.

Women in the Workplace Watch: a big week for Kono, who gets to kick ass and sort her personal life out.

“Oh, FFS!” Watch: Jerry in a velvet smoking jacket singing ‘Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’.

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6 thoughts on “Hawaii Five-0 s5 ep 14

  1. CJ Cregg March 8, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    I quite liked this one. The twist was good from a Women in the Workplace Watch point of view as well, I thought, although they were idiots to believe it was Roman they had shot in the first place. Also – Logic Watch – if “all entrances and exits automatically lock” during a lockdown, how come both Kono and Roman could open and walk through every door except the first one Kono tried? What?!

    Anyway, I absolutely *loved* Jerry and Dekker giving Kono relationship advice. “I know he’s got big bucks, great hair and an awesome car.” WORD, Jerry. WORD. And he sends baked goods as a peace offering. Dekker was right – Adam is a keeper. And Dekker re Jerry: “What is he? Your mascot?” HEE.

  2. Jed Bartlet March 8, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    I remember the business with the doors, thinking that I must have missed something, then rationalising that it’s H50.

    I thought that Dekker was going to be the baddie.

  3. CJ Cregg March 9, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Dekker seems pretty reasonable, I quite like him – much more than their other main prison associate, that Sang Min guy with the ridiculous hair (sorry, I have hair on the brain, tonight).

  4. Tim June 8, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    Dekker for series regular! (He can replace Max.)

    The name is Kono McClane. The fly in the ointment. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass. (No? Just me?) Why oh why wasn’t she wearing her usual singlet in tribute, though?

  5. Jed Bartlet June 8, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    I had thought that Max’s commitment to Heroes: Reborn might mean a farewell to Hawaii, but it looks as if he’s just going to be a guest star on H: R.

    • CJ Cregg June 9, 2015 / 11:54 am

      So he can continue to be on H50 too?


      *shakes head*

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