Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 128

We continue our story from here.

…….. at the end of the last episode Steve ordered Duke to go to Nahele’s house ……. and … and … to be continued sometime somewhere or never? 😕

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My observations of this episode

  • As usual the episode was full of all the great effects and stunts and big scenes that make up the entertainment of Hawaii Five-0. It is clearly visible that a lot was done to set up the whole weigh-in event and also the whole setup of the fight. Well done and very entertaining.
  • Great to see somebody at least show real sadness about a loved one they lost. I think the guy (Lewis Tan) who played the boxer did a good job with it. I actually got to feel his pain and also believed his wish to continue with the fight in his brother’s memory. He showed better emotion that most of other victims’ families (mothers and fathers and widows), that we have had in the recent past. And also the other boxer (Harold House Moore), set up a great character of a typical big mouth boxer, as part of a front of showmanship for the sport.
  • It feels like no couple ever, ever in the history of Television ever, ever cried so much in each others arms as Kono & Adam – I hope it was the last time ever, ever for that …… but I guess it will be until next time? For me their whole relationship is about kissing  and crying, with nothing of substance in between of anything real and or normal. Adam did not even ever join the rest of the team, not for any social event ever at all – apart from the time he and Kono came back home and at his own wedding, where he had to be.

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  • So you drag a guy behind a jet ski and that inspires him to confess about a cash heist AND committing a murder? For me the fun has always been the set up to the inventive “torture” methods of Steve. Interesting idea to have him troll the guy behind him like that – but how did they come to that. That is the story fillers for me, to see Steve think and improvise and not just the end result. (If that makes any sense at all)
  • Do they really have to handcuff a guy who gives himself up at the prison gates? I guess if they did it here, it must be the protocol?

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  • I guess the boys once again worked straight through the night, because the next morning they all pitch up at Adam’s prison farewell party with the same clothes as the day before ……. yes, I know, I know, you all watch the show for the plot and the character and it does not matter what they wear, whenever! But for me it is creative laziness.

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I love Ohana moments – if they do not feel forced ….. For me a big part if it in this episode was forced and parts of it maybe not.

  • The 8 men who supposedly have wives or girlfriends, hanging out along with their now one, out of town female colleague? I found it a bit odd. The balance seems off.
  • My question is, was this a barbecue event for the men being men and about them relaxing with arrogance and brutality of boxing as a sports, or honouring the miracle of Hanukkah? The mixing of the two extremes – the beauty of a religious celebration and brutal sport, seemed a tad forced to me. I am no scholar of Judaism specifically and I do not know how exactly a typical lighting of the candles will be done, but for me to throw this special sacred celebration just randomly into another sports event with none Jews, looked disrespectful to the religion. (Maybe even to both sides?) I am most probably totally wrong on it, but that is how I felt.

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  • They were all still watching TV and suddenly Max start doing his thing. Why is Grover sitting on a seat at the back and not part of the circle? And where is Max’s chair? It all looks staged and not natural at all. *dontknow*
  • Although I think Masi as Max, looked to be like he was doing a great job in portraying the faith, the other actors looked a bit uneasy and somehow out-of-place in the scene. And some of their acting even forced and unnatural. Kind of just reciting their lines.

I have had a big debate in my head the past few days about the big villian, Gabriel. About why the whole storyline bothers me. These are a few of my thoughts. Confused smiley 83

  • As I have said a number of times before, although I thought that the 100th episode was well done and that the showdown between Steve and WoFat was good, I did not agree with them killing him of before the end of the series. (As I said at the time, I know this is not a continued drama story, but it would be like the Harry Potter movies, killing of Voldemort before the last movie and replacing it with some villain threatening Ron) In  my eyes you just don’t set up a character like WoFat, just to kill him off before the end ….. Sad smiley 141

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  • Okay, that being said, now they are trying to create a replacement. Once  again the connections are very close to the team. As a youngster Gabriel killed Chin’s dad. But here is my problem with it – the villain does not have that direct story with Steve. I know many will scream at me that Hawaii Five-0 is not about Steve, and that is true. But the team will not BE or exist without Steve. He started it and he is the leader for many reasons. The rest of them are trained policemen and they can be absorbed back in the police force. Steve makes them a special task force, because of his connections and his training and skills and his quest. To sum up what I actually want to say here, if they wanted to set Gabriel up as a real replacement, he should have been made Steve’s direct enemy and or part of resolving the mysteries of his family and their past.
  • The argument can be, but he is, because the team are family and he hurt Steve’s family, torturing Kono and Adam etc. And here lies the problem for me – Steve seems to be detached from it all. There is no urgency shown in his character to hunt Gabriel down. Gabriel has been responsable for so many deaths on the Island and Kono told Adam that everybody is on the case, but we don’t see it …….. At least in the case of WoFat, we had Jenna who gathered info about him and studied the evidence etc. At the moment Gabriel just pops up in their other cases, but they don’t search for, or visible gather intel about him – building his profile and associates etc. (Why not get Jerry on it full-time with a room full of pictures and stuff?) Even Adam have some intel to give them, but they have shown no interest in getting  him on the case and actually using that intel?
  • In short WoFat was a global mastermind villain, while Gabriel (although he was running the Mexican drug cartel when he arrived in Hawaii), is at the moment just a local thug, who slaughters everybody in the wake of his pursuit of what exactly, I do not know. 😕 To rule Hawaii?

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We here at Intense Study hope you all enjoy the holidays with family and friends. It looks like we will be back with Steve and another new episode in his story on 8 January 2016.

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And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 6:10

Ka Makau kaa kaua (The Sweet Science)

Written by: John Dove

Directed by: Bryan Spicer

To be continued …….

 

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