Oy, what a frustrating episode this was for an Alex fan. I wish we had been told in advance, that he would not be really part of it. I wouldn´t have been this disappointed if I had known (and especially with weeks since we got 5.08). It´s great for Alex to get more time off, and obv this season having 25 episodes, it was expected he wouldn´t be part of them all.
If ever there was an episode to be saved with McGarrett taking a shower, this one sure could have used it 😉