All in all this was great entertainment. The flow of the episode somehow reminded me of the Hawaii Five-0 pilot, where certain things needed to be established and the story unfolded around it. Several stories and two TV shows coming together.
Steve – Just gorgeous
Man of action
Alex and Jay really have a good rapport and it can easily be seen with how Steve and Magnum work together on screen. Some easy banter and fun to watch.
The way how Steve tells Grover just how great driving the Ferrari was, is some awesome fun. (Kind of sure Alex also enjoyed the chance to drive the car).
Steve McGarrett – The presence of greatness
It is good to see some continuity with the Adam story and I certainly appreciate the effort, but the Tani & Adam phone call did seem kind of odd and out of place in the episode.
Great nod to Joe and a reminder of all the people Steve lost
And in the end they even got me to watch my first Magnum PI episode, even with the knowledge that Alex would not be in it.
At least Eddie got some screen time. Also Steve’s name was mentioned often and with great fondness and respect. It kind of felt that he was very close at hand, even while not being part of the episode.