The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 134

We continue our story from here.

This episode is a prime example of why we should not take Hawaii Five-0 too seriously most of the time. It is the world of make-believe and not really realistic at all and that is what the majority of its followers seem to like …… ?

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I was asked what I thought of the episode and my answer was:

“It was a bunch of the usual enjoyable hokum”.

Well I did use another word at first but it was maybe not very ladylike. Then I thought maybe the word hokum explains it better.


hokum: trite, sentimental, or unrealistic situations and dialogue in a movie, play, or piece of writing.

We all have different likes and dislikes and for as many viewers that there are, there are different views. And we can maybe afford others  the freedom to voice those opinions.

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Maybe that is exactly the success of Hawaii Five-0, that it caters for so much diversity in viewer’s enjoyment?

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For as many people as some episodes are the “greatest” episodes evah, for that many they are not. I guess it all depends on why we as an individual watch the show. Like for instance, I watch for Alex/Steve so …..

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This is me for this one ……… and for a change I will stick to Steve again.

(Well, for the most part :D  )

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Enjoyed some great bro-moments between Steve & Odell.

Enjoyed lots of pretty-Steve moments

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Enjoyed the great humour between Steve and the Bros (or is it Brahs?)

(But although Sang Min is a beloved character, maybe a tad too much of caricature Sang Min?)

We can also add to enjoying Steve and the Bros, enjoying Grover (Chi) delivering his one-liners pitch perfect once again. And entertaining us with his Jamaican impression as well.

Enjoyed Steve, the friend who would do everything for the innocent, but also for the not-so-innocent who helps him in the greater good.


Enjoyed Steve the leader.

A pleasure watching Steve the action man.

Just want to add here that Alex (and Daniel) visibly did a big part of the underwater stunts themselves, but as usual some “parts” were clearly not Alex. From what we could see, we suspect that Justin was back on set to help with this stunt.

(Yup, we also study the different stuntman’s booties  :devil: )

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Definitely did not enjoy Steve’s clothes drying so quickly.

(or him not taking it off to dry himself)

But enjoyed the towel. Maybe the towel needs a credit as part of the cast.


I did not particularly enjoy Odell making his own non-expert conclusions that the ashtray that Chin used on Sang Min caused his sight problem. AND with it implicating Five-0 (his “Ohana”) for their police brutality. For me that is bad writing, unless they plan to use it at a later stage as part of the “case” against Five-0 that the FBI is making ……..

​Although Steve looked gorgeous in court, I missed the usual sexy Navy SEAL gentleman Steve in his suit or uniform, with which he usually honour the courts of Hawaii. *cry*

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And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 6:16

Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa’a  (The Solid Cornerstone)

Written by: Story by: Peter M. Lenkov
Teleplay by:
Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt

Directed by:  Jerry Levine

To be continued …….



Filed under Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett

15 responses to “The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 134

  1. gracenotpark

    Heh! My mind…and heart…was totally in sync with yours, babe. I could take a bit less silly and a tad more real, but gorgeous, alpha, and awesome McG was gorgeous, alpha, and awesome. I really can’t complain about that. I enjoyed this one.

    I love how you acknowledge we all look for different things in Show, and thus not every ep is for every taste. I think if they were more careful with their details and had someone who enforced continuity and poked em to edge their long stories along, it would be a better show overall, but as they seem to take their own product very casually, and thus disappoint us all from time to time, at least we also sometimes get an ep that fits our personal taste profiles with some routine. 😉


    • I think if there were more time given to details and continuity, many fans would enjoy more of the episodes regardless of silliness or not. And the fandom would not be so split in what they like and what not and what they say, because of what their preferences are.
      With a good story that captivates me, I totally miss all the faults and just enjoy it, but as soon as an episode fails to interest me, I start to see all the small details of things that are wrong with it.


  2. Definitely the towel should get credit! 😜😜😜


  3. cwtshjan

    Haven’t seen this yet cos we’re so behind in the Uk but judging from the pretty pics I’m going to love this one too. Thanks for these write ups, I love them and it means I can keep up with you guys. It’s our Saint’s day today in Wales so Happy St David’s day to all my fangirl friends.


  4. As we get more of the light hearted episodes, I think it allows us a peek at Alex’s silly side. That’s the greater good – HA! Then we know they’ll hit us in the chops with a heart wrenching episode.


  5. Love the light hearted episodes like that!


  6. vanduyn

    Yeah, why was that towel so appealing? Or it made Alex even more so?!


  7. Magnólia

    Obrigada, Foyeur e Paula!
    Adoro o vosso site. Alex, grande actor e muito belo!


  8. I have mixed feelings about this episode. McG/Alex was absolutely adorable, but the story line was kind of silly. I just hope the show gets renewed for another season.


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