We continue our story from here.
I find it funny that a show that does not take itself too seriously, have so many fans that want to go so deep into these characters. These are fake people. Their stories are made up by different writers (with most of the original ones not even there anymore). They just move along in creating a procedural show that also happens to have some characters in it. I doubt if any of the #H50writers ever go deep into analysing these characters and where they are in life and how they will actually write them in that specific episode. Ad to that a different director with a different vision for every episode and actors who do not even watch the final product of how their own show turns out, and you get something that would lack continuity, or any deep character stuff most of the time…..
In my opinion we really need to just take the show for the “lite” entertainment it is. Even Alex described it as a comedy to Pauly Shore last year. Over the years the main characters have changed so many of their traits at times, none of us can really say we know exactly who they are, or who they are supposed to be. Most of the time they are molded to the story that the writers want to do that specific day.
And as I have said so many many times before, these spilt stories in an episode that do not connect with each other, are really doing nothing for my pleasure of watching the show. It still gives me the feeling that stories and plotlines are just written around who ever is available to work together.
How do you feel about it?
For me less episodes with the main cast 100% available for them as a team, just feels like something that would produce more entertainment for the followers of the show….
Some general thoughts about this episode ……
- The scene on the plane was really cringe worthy, to say the least. Not only was the dialogue ridiculous, but the acting was just not easy to watch.
- So I guess Gabriel will need Adam’s help now that he has spoiled all his chances with the other crime families?
- With such a great make-up department, I am sure they could have done a better job of actually making Danny’s ankle look like it was injured?
- Danny refers to Steve as a ‘former Navy SEAL‘ ….. maybe it is time everybody stopped calling Steve commander and call him detective now? For all intents and purposes he is no longer military at all, and he lost his uniqueness with that ….
As for Steve’s Story …… I do not really feel this comic relief getaway or brocation (as they called it), added anything mind-blowing to his story. Just the insight in the fact that the date from hell with Lynn, did not really form such a strong bond between them as some thought, because Steve seems to be still single and very much playing the field …..
Things that just felt wrong to me – With the Koala Smartass to help with some better insight ……
- Danny saying his parents never had problems that they needed to discuss. Did I dream (or have a nightmare) about those horrible episodes when his mother was on the show.
Koala Smartass: But his parents still did not NEED therapy because Danny saved the day by recreating their first date or something. 😀
- I like Kamekona, and I find it sad that the big Kahuna was not there to be part of solving the crime that involved his backstory 😦
Koala Smartass: Must agree, for me it felt like some sort of disrespect from the writers that the 2 main characters were not there with him in his hour of need.
- Why are the whole team (well the three that were there) traveling (following Kamakona) in that stupid little clown (surveillance) truck during this whole episode – REALLY?
Koala Smartass: Maybe they are still trying to see who will feel sorry enough for them and give them a car sponsorship?
- So why were Steve and Alyssa texting, if they were sitting right next to each other on the plane?
Koala Smartass: Good question. Maybe it all just happened on the transport trip from the airport – also without Danny picking up on it? Maybe he was still singing some songs from the movie in his own head?
- I see they must have magic bags like Hermione from Harry Potter, because if all the different shoes and clothes that Steve wore, fit in that little bag of his – it must be magic.
Koala Smartass: Have you never seen how much men get into small bags. I am always amazed at how lite they travel.
Koala Smartass: We learn something new each day.
- With so many guys from SWAT helping them to storm the house, how did that guy (as we later learn, Kamakona’s brother) get away?
Koala Smartass: Maybe a secret tunnel or Harry’s invisibility cloak?
- Steve going to bed with his clothes on – WRONG just wrong. For me that was such a great opportunity that was lost, not to see the man is his boxer-briefs. 😦
Koala Smartass: Totally agree. That alone could have saved the episode.
- How did the team know in exactly what room Kamekona, his brother and Levi were?
Koala Smartass: Another magic moment in Hawaii Five-0.
Things that were actually good:
- At least the therapist this time was real and not just some fake condescending voice talking to them.
- Alex being drunk Steve. He has really mastered that slow-mo effect that you get from being drunk. I actually feel his drunkenness with him throughout that scene. He definitely mastered it.
And that was ‘Steve’s story’ for:
Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 6:11
Kuleana (One’s Personal Sense of Responsibility)
Written by: David Wolkove
Directed by: Sylvain White
To be continued …….