Oh, how I love how they are using Eddie in the show this season. Never thought when they first introduced him in Season 8, that they would be able to incorporate his character like this. Well done to the writers, his trainer and Alex. It really made this episode with Eddie as member of the Five-0 team, worthwhile to watch.
The show was never really willing or brave enough to let the hero Steve McGarrett show signs of severe suffering from his past traumas. It might be good or bad – I for one did not really advocate that rout for his story.
However, they did use this situation with Eddie, just like last season with Noelani in 9:22 and even before that with Cath in Season 4, to have Steve mention his traumas and how having a purpose and support from those close to him, helped him to cope with it.
Again some great and subtle continuity for the season, to have the Vet from Episode 10:04 come over to examine Eddie and even discuss what happened with her and Steve dating and not dating.
Steve’s face after the Vet left said so much – the subtlety in Alex’s acting blows my mind every time. He does not need big traumatic situations to show how he just creates a character with feelings.
Weird how they never even considered the fact that Eddie also traumatically lost his 2nd handler, the DEA office in Hawaii (Episode 8:02), as any cause of his PTS? But I guess they had to rush fleshing out this story and investigating in order to give time for the other part of the story.
I hope they explore the fact that there is a cute, seemingly single, neighbour living next to Steve. Really great to see that he actually lives next to other humans.
I do not care much for the way Adam’s story is turning out, but after this greeting between him and Steve and seeing Steve’s face, I have some hope that there might be some good story material here that they are working with. I guess the next few episodes will give us an answer to that.