Hawaii Five-0 s5 ep 21

The previouslies suggest that, a little unusually for Hawaii Five-0, a few old Cases of the Week are going to be revisited. Last week’s tale of uxoricide and Grover’s best bud is picked up and dropped again pretty quickly, although it doesn’t look as if Grover is going to let it go; the other storylines will recur during the episode, but first there’s a new case to be dealt with.

Jerry and Max are at an Elvis Presley convention, with Jerry as Elvis and Max as Colonel Tom Parker, which is the first time Max has made me laugh this season. An Elvis impersonator, Lane Collins, drops dead while onstage; it turns out he was poisoned. No harm no foul, one might think, but the Five-0 feels itself obliged to investigate. “The King is dead… again”, notes Grover.

Somewhat unusually, the Case of the Poisoned Elvis is done and dusted by halfway, but then roars back into life when someone connected to the case is killed; it turns out that, purely by coincidence, the poisoner killed Lane at exactly the same time that some other bad guys were taking an interest in him, for entirely different reasons. Then, while Max is performing an autopsy on corpse number 2, some baddies shoot their way into the morgue and point guns at Max: he’s caught in a trap and can’t walk out. They steal the body, making this the second stolen corpse procedural I’ve seen in the past week. It turns out that there’s a link to the stolen diamonds from this episode.

And in the third callback, Chin’s brother-in-law Gabriel, on the lam after this episode, has a little something for Chin: some photos of Adam Noshimuri with an elderly gentleman. Are we supposed to know who it is? I must confess that I don’t. After all the daddy issues in the past five seasons of Five-0, is it someone’s father? I would only point out – again – that everyone apart from me seems strangely willing to believe that the Nosh has indeed cleaned up the family business, whatever it is. Anyway, I thought the episode a little dull, although its function might well have been to set up a few arcs which will see us through to the season’s end.

This episode was brought to you by: the Rumfire at the Sheraton Waikiki.

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One thought on “Hawaii Five-0 s5 ep 21

  1. CJ Cregg April 26, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    I know what you mean – there were a lot of individual things I liked and laughed at and I thought a lot of the Elvis/Elvii stuff was funny (it helps that I love Jerry), but as a coherent whole, it was a bit underwhelming. And solving the first murder so early made the ep seem about three times as long.

    Also, Danny was RIGHT THERE and still – Steve spent most of his time with Grover. I mean, the pick-up at the airport with Steve and Grover smiling bromantically at each other was straight out of the Stanno playbook. Ok, yes, we did get a bit of Stanno time, but YOU GUYS. WHAT IS GOING ON?

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