Okay, so the last time I wrote something about Steve’s story was in October last year when I shared some late thoughts about Episode 7:01. A combination of factors kept me from doing the rest of the episodes thus far. Although I think Season 7 is a lot better than most of Season 5 and 6, I just feel no real excitement for it.
But I guess I have to start somewhere to complete the series of thoughts. So I thought it might be good to start with the latest episode and then randomly try to cover all the other old ones when I have some time to do so …
But after all these posts are actually mainly about all the pretty pictures of Steve from every episode that Paula share with us, and not really about my silly thoughts about the story.
As usual nothing much happening around Steve’s personal story, but here are some things that got my attention with some giggles and confusion. And I though the Koala Smartass might surely be able to shed some light on it for me.
- Grover tells Steve that he has been in Hawaii ¾’s of his life. Big difference between 23 years, which is just over ½ of his life, and 30 years, which would be ¾’s.
Koala Smartass: You only started out and you are already nitpicking about such minor details. Oy, this is going to be a long post ….
- Why would Steve not tell Grover and the rest of the team that Frank Bama was crashing at his house (on his couch)? I mean, they all know everything about one another and they all know (and love) Frank, but this he keeps a secret?
Koala Smartass: Oh, but Danny will be jealous if he finds out Steve’s couch is cheating on him. (PS. I guess Steve’s guest room bed is just for real family (or for dying), like Aunt Deb? Other guest have to sleep on the couch ….. ?)
- Why would Hirsch advertise or promote his services to police officers from the mainland? Does he fly to the mainland to clean up stuff at crime scenes there?
Koala Smartass: Don’t muddle the facts and spoil the fun you silly cow! The story needed him to be there, so he had to be there, come hell or high water.
- Max buying the Camaro because he looked up to Detective Williams. REALLY? As far as I can recall, it was because he liked how the car handled when he got to drive it in Episode 2:01. And also the writers seem to forget, just as most of the viewers – the car belongs to Five-0 and it is just assigned to Danny. It is not his personal car. To me it sounds a bit like forced hero-worship that the writers chose for Max towards Danny ….
Koala Smartass: But you have to know that rewriting history is how Hawaii Five-0 goes. When they need something to be sentimental, none of the facts of the past will stand in their way. (And Max could hardly thank Danny for being rude to him all these years ….)
- BTW, talking about lawyers hiding murder weapons, what happened to the box Leonard, Aunt Deb’s husband, gave Steve? Is that story Lost, like most of the intriguing stuff, that will never be answered?
Koala Smartass: You know on the Island anything is possible. Maybe some of the new writers heard about the possibility of a story with such a hidden murder weapon, but did not really know where it fits into the story.
- First time that we heard Book’em Danno in a longgggggg time …..
Koala Smartass: Yes, I wonder what they had to bribe Scott and Alex with, to use it again. In most interviews in those early days, it was clear that both of them did not like or care very much for it. (Most fans seem to forget that the actors do not really see the use for it)
- When did Max and Jerry bond so much. Apart from the Elvis episode, have they ever even done another scene together? Can anybody help me to remember? I am sure there must be some that I just can not think of now. (Maybe I will have to do a rewatch?)
Koala Smartass: You must know by now that all the deepest and really serious relationship and friendship stuff on Hawaii Five-0, mostly happens off camera.
- I am amazed at who attended Max’s farewell. Weird for me was Grace, Mamo and Hirsch. It really looked like an odd group of people who had no real connection, and who never shared the screen with Max. Where are the people and colleagues like Eric and Abby who actually worked with Max? Not to mention the spouses and girlfriends of the team members …..
Koala Smartass: Just accept it. It was not (and will never be) in the budget to get the more logical characters for an occasion all there in Hawaii for filming these scenes.
- Steve telling Danny that he does not have to dance with him that night?
Koala Smartass: Actors say a lot of nonsense to each other on the set for fun and as background for scenes when they have no real dialogue. But you have to know by now that the Hawaii Five-0 editors do that and have to add in and use all the silly stuff these actors say to each other on set. Many will call it queerbaiting. It is for fun and just to get a few members of the fandom all wet and giddy. Works every time.
- Max seeing Steve as a big brother? It just sounds off and little weird to me. I wish they came up with a better reason of affection and appreciation from Max towards Steve.
Koala Smartass: I know, I know. He fixes broken toys and all that, but do you always want to force your admiration for how GREAT Steve is, on others …. just let it go!
Aloha and Farewell Masi. Mahalo for all the fun.
You really brought Max to life.
Best wishes for your career and personal life.
And that was Steve’s story for:
Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:13
Ua ho’i ka ‘opua i Awalua
(The Clouds Always Return to Awalua)
Written by: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Directed by: Jim Jost
To be continued …….