We continue our story from here.
This week’s episode was a great reminder to me of why I still bother to watch the show. First of all Alex being Steve McGarrett in all his facets. We also saw some of the beauty of traditions in Hawaii again. Add to that an interesting case, the love for family (Ohana) and a good mix of fun and heartache without forcing either of it on us without real motivation for it and we have a winner.
As you will see if you read further, the episode was far from perfect for me, but thus far in Season 6, I definitely rate it as the best.
From the day we met Aunt Deb, we knew that we would see her die. With only 3 appearances on the show Carol and Alex managed to let us all believe they are family who care deeply for each other. I for one was not impressed that in season 4 they brought in Aunt Deb, just to create yet another character, and a woman at that, in Steve’s life for the sole purpose of also dying and leaving him behind. Aunt Deb was definitely far from perfect, just as Steve, but at least she showed the same kind of wholesome traits that we also love in him. For me it was all worth while to get to know her in the end, I guess.
In the end Aunt Deb showed us from what stock Steve McGarrett came. Someone with a strong will, but also one with compassion. One that can enjoy life no matter what kind of curveballs came their way. And nothing shows us, the essence of these 2 beautiful people better, than in that minute of Deb’s passing – pure love and acceptance and the knowing of a beautiful life well lived and loved.
My (nitpicking) questions ……. and Koala’s clarifications 😀
Question: Why did the father row alone with his son of a paddle board? There were a number of fathers/adults with the boys who could help him get there on a bigger boat?
Koala Smartass: A bit melodramatic I would say ……
Question: A child in a car with a loony McGarrett driver? (Sorry Deb, but you are)
Koala Smartass: I will write if off as ignorance from Steve that Aunt Deb would be such a driver?
Question: I have asked this on a previous occasions as well. How can DNA profiling be done of a person that was already dead 75 years ago? Where did they keep DNA from back then to compare it with, if it was only used since the 80’s?
Koala Smartass: Stop confusing us all with details! Some Hawaii Five-0 magic again?
Question: Chin says that the suspect was in the building …. but when we see the team coming downstairs, he is only busy walking in through the front door.
Koala Smartass: Time travel maybe?
Question: In the beginning when the boy walked into the forest, he was left-handed – when he walks into the bunker he is right-handed.
Koala Smartass: When we see him walk into the bunker, it is just that guy’s description of it … it is not real. Well nothing is actually real, because this is all fiction 😀
Question: Why/how did the boy fall down the hill? And if he fell that far and sustained so many injuries and fractures from it, why was nothing of that visible on his body when his dad brought him in?
Koala Smartass: Maybe the make-up department went on an early vacation?
Question: Why did Deb have to go and do an asset transfer at a bank – thought that is what a last will and testament was for?
Koala Smartass: So that we can see it being crossed off the list dummy…….
General thoughts about ongoing storylines and characters:
- As much as I think Chin and Abby is interesting entertainment (and obviously two beautiful and sexy people as a couple), I still struggle to know how she fits in. She is supposedly in Hawaii for a few weeks to learn about the task force. If she is not there permanently, why should I invest in a character that will not be there permanently? We have been burned so many times with women and girlfriends being introduced and then they disappear ……..
- Why should Steve tell Kono about their support now? I would have thought that that kind of stuff was discussed from the minute Adam walked into the prison and they all came to support her.
- E-train was actually palatable this episode. Funny really does not have to be over the top.
- And I really like how they use Jerry as a character. They might have started him off weirdly, but I think he has found his place in the team.
One beautiful man ……..
And that was Steve’s story for:
Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 6:12
Ua Ola Loko I Ke Aloha (Love Gives Life Within)
Written by: Steve Douglas-Craig
Teleplay by: John Dove & Eric Guggenheim
Directed by: Maja Vrvilo
To be continued …….