We continue our story from here.
What an action packed episode. It was a lot of fun having the team work together as a unit. Lots of gun battles. Add some cowboy hats and horses, and it could just as well have been a great Western movie shootout.
In the end they kind of took down Gabriel and Michelle with her Yakuza gang on the same day. Well, Gabriel was done in by his own gun and a junkie shooter, and that, together with Michelle Shioma making him run and not find medical care in time sealed his fate. And Michelle as a criminal is kind of slowed down now with the loss of most of her “army”, but unfortunately she got away. I wonder how easily a woman with two children can just disappear? (And I still wonder if she is a single parent? And if they do bring her back, I hope they make her character more believable.)
Things I would like to mention after seeing some comments on social media.
- People seem to forget that apart from losing most of his small crew and most probably got badly injured after falling from the building onto that car, Gabriel also lost almost $100 000 000 of his money that day. That must have been the bulk of all his takings and left him with no money or manpower to get more. Add to that, that he was now not only a fugitive from the police and FBI, but also hunted by 3 of the crime families on the island, of which the Yakuza was the most persistent. He had to hide somewhere and that is why he was most probably hanging around that place.
- Some believe that we should have seen Gabriel die. I do not really see why, because this whole episode was about him dying. He needed no heroes death added to it, because he was a low-life scumbag who tortured and murdered people. And he already had a “death-bed” moment during his talk with Chin – in my opinion that was more than enough.
I really enjoyed Christopher Sean’s performance in this episode. For the first time I really saw the character of Gabriel in all his facets, and not just some thug trying to look mean. I really think he as an actor went out with a stellar performance. Bravo!
As usual there where some weird stuff that gave me a chuckle …..
- When they found Gabriel he was crawling, yet for the rest of the episode he is able to run with assistance and even jump from one roof to the next on his own.
Koala Smartass: Yet another medical miracle recovery a´la Five-0?
- How did the Yakuza catch Abby in the first place? Did she just keep standing around at the door when she saw the army of them approaching? (I won’t even mention her miracle getaway that happened off screen)
Koala Smartass: Twenty of them snuck up on her while she was touching up her lipstick.
- Steve tells Grover to grab SWAT and tell HPD about the location. But why do we never see HPD go there? And SWAT’s helicopter would have worked nicely with them being stuck on the roof and all.
Koala Smartass: A few theories. 1) Maybe Grover forgot. 2) Maybe Grover thought SWAT with 2 vehicles were manpower enough? 3) Maybe HPD refused to go, because they always get killed at shootouts that involve Five-0?
- So Steve sees two bad guys in the alley and rather than to surprise them and he starts screaming at the top of his voice?
Koala Smartass: Luckily it seems that they were deaf, because they were none the wiser.
- How did Abby know where to find Grover and SWAT, and that they needed help? Her headset was destroyed before Grover called for help ….
Koala Smartass: She was just fleeing the Yakuza at the building and stumbled upon the SWAT/ Yakuza shootout by accident? #accidentalhero
- Abby on full speed and with one hand hitting her target spot on – that is just too good to be true? (Sorry but I just found that whole stunt with her shooting the guys absolutely ridiculous)
Koala Smartass: The revival of Annie Oakley?
- Why did none of the Yakuza gang follow Five-0 and jump to the other building. They should have known that if a wounded Gabriel could do it, they could do it easily.
Koala Smartass: They did not have stunt doubles? Or maybe their smart clothes would get dirty?
- Those Yakuza guys really took their time coming down from the roof. The Five-0’s, with the injured Gabriel, had time to get down, shoot two of the baddies get to there cars, find them disabled and sit around and talk there before the Yakuza all got down there?
Koala Smartass: Dummy, the Five-0’s took the elevator while the Yakuza had to walk down the stairs.
In the end the conversation between Steve and Chin summed up the whole Gabriel saga perfectly and wrapped it up in a nice package. Chin still feeling somehow responsible and Steve telling him the truth. Only time will tell what will happen with Chin and Little Sara now…..
One sad thing for me, as I rewatched this again, after of course knowing what happens in the final episode – was this might be the last time we saw Steve running around and do crazy stuff and jump between buildings? Have we really seen the last of our hero in perfect health?
And that was Steve’s story for:
Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 6:24
Pa’a Ka ‘ipuka I Ka ‘Upena Nananana (The Entrance is Stopped with a Spider’s Web)
Written by: Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt
Directed by: Stephen Herek
To be continued tomorrow with 6:25 …….