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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 162 (Epi 7:19)

All in all this has been one of the most engaging episodes for Season 7. My hopes for some good episodes to finish off the season were better served by this one that last week. Of course I loved that Steve and Kono spend so much time together during this episode. They are great together.

The episode was a good display of different women (good & bad) in society. The young and innocent being cute, strong ones looking out for and protecting the weak, the bad ones exploiting the weak. Those fighting for and rescuing the oppressed and the exploited. And the scarred ones fighting back to restore their lives.

Of course me liking the episode and the theme of it, did not mean there were not some serious facepalm moments. Here are a few thoughts ….

  • I don’t understand why the sex trafficker (Emilio) would care to take Moani to the ER. Why take such a risk and then just run away before getting any help? What did he expect to find there? A red carpet reception? The writers idea of using, it did not make sense to me.

Koala Smartass: You are messing with the logic of the story again. Just take it as it is.

  • Not a fan of crossover episodes of two different show. Mainly because I do not live in America and do not see these shows on the same time slots as they are seen over there.

Koala Smartass: No harm done I guess. If you did not see it, you did not miss anything. You watch for Steve (Alex) in any case and he was not part of it.

  • Well at least somebody remembered and brought Steve cookies on his birthday – although he had to buy them.

Koala Smartass: You know the birthdays and stuff only  mean something to the fans – well at least some of the wacky fans like you.

  • Why a split episode when dealing with such serious matters as sex trafficking and drugs? And then rushing through the second case.

Koala Smartass: Lalallalalallalal

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  • It must be really dangerous to just drive around in Hawaii. Road rage is dangerous! Utterly preposterous for Kono to vent against an innocent person in traffic. She was in the wrong and it is she as an officer of the law, who is supposed to serve and protect others rather than damage? That kind of “heroism” being applauded and condoned  is exactly what is wrong with society lately. If you get upset, you can just violate the rights of others – it’s okay and normal? #NO!

Koala Smartass:

  • Kono hitting the teacher before he even had time to say anything? Really? Stooping to a level of brutality is really childish. At least give him a change to be an asshole first.

Koala Smartass: But he deserved it, didn’t he? Men like him are actually the real problem. The laws of supply and demand. If there is no demand, the sex trafficking business would not be so lucrative.

  • Why is Steve shooting the number plate of the SUV while it is backing up? Shoot the tyres, shoot at the window – be productive.

Koala Smartass: How long have you been watching the show? By now you should know, that it is how it is done in the land of Five-o.

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  • I fail to get the connection between Kono and Moani, the girl she brought to the sanctuary. Her connection was with the OTHER girl, Kelsey. (She was also a better actress, portraying the pain.) And why was only the one girl taken to the sanctuary? Although very moving, the story kind of lost me there because it did not feel organic with her taking the “wrong” girl in my opinion. And without her parents?

Koala Smartass: I am sure you are the only one complaining about this.

  • And added to that, she easily hugged Kono. NO sign of the broken ribs and injuries Emilio took her to the hospital for.

Koala Smartass: Since when is it strange that injuries sustained during an episode, still exist by the end of the episode? At least it was 3 days later. Normally they heal within a few minutes.

As you can see, there was not much to complain about in the episode, and the Koala is very happy about that. Hopefully that is a good sign for the rest of the season …… I just hope that somewhere along the line we will also at least get some personal story of Steve again. And not just something from his family’s past, but also something for his future and happiness! (Maybe he can chase Adam away, and he and Kono can live happily ever after? )

And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:19

Puka ‘ana (Exodus)

Written by: Eric Guggenheim

Directed byBronwen Hughes

To be continued …….

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Happy Birthday Steve McGarrett

Before we start this post and just to make it clear and try to eliminate confusion – this is Steve McGarrett’s birthday. He is a fictional character on the show Hawaii Five-0.

Alex O’Loughlin is the actor who plays Steve McGarrett, and his birthday is on 24 August.

Happy Birthday Steve!

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With lack of time this year, we are not making a special post for the occasion, but we would like to give you the links to all our previous interesting posts for his birthday over the years.

2013:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!

2014:

Steve-0r-gasm-0-meter: Episode 4:16

2015:

Happy Birthday Commander Steve McGarrett

– How old are you today?

2016:

Is this – Everything We Know About McGarrett’s Past? #H50

Hope you all enjoy tonight’s new Episode!

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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 161 (Epi 7:18) The Tough Mudder Race Part 2

Loads of action drama and suspense, together with 42 minutes of bromance and a sentimental family gathering at the end. It sounds like the perfect Hawaii Five-0 episode …….

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Here are some of my thoughts.

  • Sorry, but did I miss something or what? Was this Hawaii Five-0 or an episode of MacGyver or some weird crossover where McG now turned into MacGyver? It was as if we were in some long MacGyver obstacles course, all while a very dangerous bomb was ticking down an hour. Why not take more than an hour and at least make it more realistic to get through the jungle and negotiate all the problems?

Koala Smartass: But then there would be no urgency  you idiot. It is Five-0, you have to create some unrealistic drama.

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  • What a waste of time and money – a mock imaginary explosion that was only an imaginary scenario, sketched by Steve to explain a useless point to the trainees.

Koala Smartass: Maybe they had some extra cash lying around for special effects and they realised it will go to waste if they don’t use it?

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  • Did these two men really become bickering kids now? They have really degraded from teenagers to kids this time. I felt embarrassed for them in front of these trainees. Yikes. Who in their right mind think to write dialogue like this for two 40-year-old professional adults to act like that in front of people that they came to train? People who look up to them as specialists at what they do …..

Koala Smartass: How long have you been watching this show?

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  • If I would see blood on an open back door in my house, I will not tell my colleague over the phone, “I will call you back” – I will tell him, “THERE IS BLOOD IN MY HOUSE! I need to check it out. Hold the line.”

Koala Smartass: You are not STEVE.

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  • I just wonder what Steve and Sang Min talked about while waiting for Dr Cunha to get there? It must have taken her a while to get to Steve’s house. Why are they only now discussing what Sang Min is doing there and what happened to him?

Koala Smartass: I’ve got nothing. Maybe Steve was cleaning the house first?

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  • Why did that guy ask Sang Min along to the docks? Does not really make sense to me.

Koala Smartass: I am sure he was just scared to go to the docks alone at night.

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  • This most dangerous guy in the world  Abati arrived the previous night and he had to travel all the way to that remote location in the jungle, but when Danny and Steve get there, the bomb that he came to build was already finished and loaded for transport? Not sure how long it takes to assimilate such a bomb, but it seems rather fast. The terrorists also cut it rather close for his arrival, for building the bomb and the actual event that the Governor would attend the next day. What if the ship that he came on was delayed at sea?

Koala Smartass: You think too much.

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  • They were looking for a terrorist training camp in the jungle and just walk around talking loudly about bucket lists?

Koala Smartass: We have been discussing this very point many times (since Episode 1:05, and many more after that). AND you still think it is strange that a highly trained Navy SEAL operates that way?

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  • Three men capture Steve and Danny and walk with them through the camp. For what purpose? Normally you would escort people to some sort of leader? And why were there suddenly just 2 that made it possible for Steve and Danny to overpower them?

Koala Smartass: So now you are and expert on how terrorist operate, just because you have seen a few movies and shows? And maybe the 3rd guy just needed to pee.

  • The bomb maker must have used some sort of protective gear to work on the bomb, otherwise he is an idiot. A pity Steve did not load that on the truck with them to use when he needed to work on the bomb? Then we wouldn’t have to see the stupidity of the whole battery protection thing.

Koala Smartass: If only our hero had the power of hindsight.

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  • Okay, a man that does not look like he sustained any injuries stops a police officer along the road telling him that he crashed his car. And there are no signs that a car went over the edge at that place, but the officer just turns his back on him? And on top of that Abati’s description should by now have been forwarded to all officers on the Island (Steve’s words not mine). What was he thinking? Lucky he ‘survived’ meeting Abati.

Koala Smartass: Maybe HPD officers need some better training? From the looks of it that morning, they are scraping the bottom of the barrel by getting two juveniles to do it? #SorrySteve

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  • Abati had less than an hour (50 minutes) on a quad bike to get through an unknown jungle to the road, in a place where there was no roads that morning (according to Danny), hijack a police car (now that was luck), ‘Google’ Sang Min (how did he know the name of the man who he nearly shot on the docks?), get back to the city, leave the car somewhere, get to and overpower Sang Min, believe that Sang Min organised a deal for him to get off the Island, get to the docks and get shot? That is some fast moving!

Koala Smartass: Time and place – we just talked about it last week. This is Five-0.

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  • Did I miss something? How did Five-0 know where Sang Min and Abati will be?

Koala Smartass: You do realise that some of the REAL important stuff land on the editing floor. Luckily those of us who buy the DVD’s get to see the deleted scenes. Some of those scenes even rewrites the whole story. So what is real the story as we see them or the story that we were supposed to see?

*dontknow*

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  • It looks like they wanted to blow up the Governor and HPD HQ, their place of work, but Steve reckons Five-0 and his Ohana were the target? So if I work in a building were the head of state happens to be at the exact time of such an attack, I am the target and not them?

Koala Smartass: You are toying with the sentiments on the show again.

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Not really sure where they are taking Steve’s story at this moment in time? I am a bit disappointed that my expectations after last week were not met. Not even to mention that we last heard a gunshot and not even one word spoken about it this time. Will Steve’s story be over by the end of the next 7 episodes, or will it move on to a new chapter ………?

And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:18

E Malama Pono (Handle with Care)

Written by: Zoe Robyn

Directed byEagle Egilsson

To be continued …….

 

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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 160 (Epi 7:17)

Oh what a pleasure to see Alex do his stuff as Steve when he is provided with a better story and some great  talent sharing the screen with him. All I can say is that Alex really shined brightly together with the two guest actresses. Nothing over the top. Such pure portrayal of their various characters in various scenes. And I also once again enjoyed Steve and Chin being partners on this one, traveling to the mainland. (The two of them have done a lot of flying lately. 😀 )

Having said all that great stuff, it is Five-0 after all, and as usual there were some plotholes as wide as the Grand Canyon. But not even that could take away much from the entertainment value of this episode for me. I sincerely hope that it is the beginning of a few more great episodes to come for the rest of this season …..

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Before I go any further, I just want to add that together with a great performance as Steve hunting some monsters, Alex also looked GORGEOUS!

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But although I found the episode great entertainment, it will not prevent me from asking some curious questions as usual ……

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  • I guess Danny and Steve just took a joyride to the North Shore just to check out the grand opening of Flippa (I mean Kamekona’s) truck there. Crime on the island must be slow if they can just hang around there for no real reason work related at all.

Koala Smartass: I always get the feeling with each of these photo op scenes with celebs (which I as non-American normally have no clue who the celebs actually are), that they are trying to teach us how to behave whenever we meet one of them. Does that make any sense to you or is it just in the Koala’s head? Thanks for the lessons, but I doubt if I will ever force myself to the front on the line to rudely cut in ……

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  • What did the friends at the Phoenix Foundation tell Steve about Dr Gray? That she was on her way to Hawaii? How did they know more about what happens on Hawaii than authorities on Hawaii? If they knew she was travelling to Hawaii, they must have known what alias she used. AND what does it help if your connections warn you about stuff, but you do not act on it Steve? Alicia should have been told immediately about the warning.

Koala Smartass: You do realise that this is just a mention to set up a crossover episode with MacGyver and it was not really hardcore info. Don’t spoil the EP’s fun!

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  • Steve has been leaving a number of messages on Alicia’s phone without her answering back, but he does not go there immediately? I mean this woman tried to have both him and Alicia killed, 4 months ago and he knows Dr Gray was on the loose in Hawaii. Now she walks in with blood on her hands, and he does not immediately, after not being able to reach her, go to Alicia himself or at least send a police patrol to check on her?

Koala Smartass: You know by now that Steve’s skills and instincts vary as necessary for the story ….

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  • Why does Steve ask the question, “Why did Dr Gray choose Eagle Wisconsin?”, but he never checks for connections. They always do cross check references. Why not do it now this time when they have a real reason? (Gray would have been connected to Brown and Brown to Sears. As easy as that.)

Koala Smartass: Duh. Then the story would be solved too soon. And we would have missed out on some pretty Steve.

  • Seeing Steve’s face when he  realises that Alicia might be Dr Gray’s victim, reminded me a lot of his expression when he realised that his father’s killer, Victor Hess, was still alive and on the Island.

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  • How can Steve even suggest that Dr Gray collected Alicia’s blood 4 months ago? For what purpose? She organised their deaths, why keep some blood? Did she know they would escape? Maybe the water-hole was just to slow them down for her to get away – she knew Steve’s abilities and for sure must have known that they would survive. 😆 And how did she keep the blood? She was on the run back then? Dumb question Steve.

Koala Smartass: They had to give him something to say …… (and you nitpick too much)

  • I was just wondering, was ‘poor’ Dr Gray sitting on that chair and tied up to that table all the time? She still looked kind of good and happy after all those hours there?

Koala Smartass: Of course not. HPD can’t be that cruel. They must have had her in a holding cell and just brought her to that room for Alicia. I am just amazed at how fresh she looked after all this time maybe sleeping in the holding cell. HPD must have some make-up stylist around to “do” the detainees before visits from a guest.

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  • Okay here is where the timeline and distances gets all screwed up again. The team is discussing what looks like for the first time, what happened with Dr Gray and Alicia. What time would you guess it was? I would have thought that it would be around 6 or 7 or 8 am that morning? All depending on how urgently Steve called the team to get back to the office that morning. But oops no, we got it all wrong! Why do I say that? Grover walks in and says that Alicia and Dr Gray just landed it Wisconsin 30 minutes ago. In the beginning I thought it would be about 8 hours, but according to Mr Mike’s calculation that should be at least 13 hours and when taking everything into consideration, most probably many more hours later, after they left the police station between 4 and 5am that morning. That would then mean that the team was actually only discussing the situation at around 6 or 7pm, maybe even much later that evening. What did they do all day? Play frisbee on the beach?

Koala Smartass:

  • And now suddenly Steve starts running cross references with Alicia and Wisconsin? Looks like the man has lost his game, or too much wine at dinner? Maybe he is still in a trance from all the fun and Jasmine at the spa? I mean Valentine’s day was only 3 days before that day.

Koala Smartass: Ah, no wonder Steve was enjoying some adult companionship with Alicia – the double dating couples disaster with what seemed like 3 juveniles happened just 2 days before this dinner with her.

(If anybody got confused – I know they talked about couples weekend during last week’s episode, but Valentines is on 14 February, and this episode started on 16 February. We see the date on Steve’s phone the next morning at 4:06)

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  • I would really love to know what type of persuasion Dr Gray used on Sears to give up the information about Jones, and maybe get him to kill himself rather than give up the information to anybody else. That must have been some real powerful stuff.

Koala Smartass: I guess he must have told her that he wanted to kill himself and she promised him that she will organise some dumb cops from Hawaii to provide him with a pen to kill himself with ….. (sorry Steve)

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  • Shouldn’t it be protocol to record visits to such high profile prisoners and maybe someone should have heard what they talked about during those visits? Especially with a criminal still involved in an unsolved FBI case.

Koala Smartass: And you clearly expect too much from the prison system or FBI investigations.

  • Okay, so now Steve and Chin got on a plane and also fly to Wisconsin and then had to drive to Portage. That would be at least another 13 hours and more for the flying and even more added for the driving.

Koala Smartass: And?

  • And now after having a head start of more that 13 hours, suddenly Steve and Chin are just 15 minutes behind the 2 women. Not to mention that they had to see Sears first and help him kill himself etc. That would have taken some more hours to get them so close to Jones’s place. What did the 2 women do all that time while they were there already? Go to the mall, or went to have their nails done?

Koala Smartass: It is Five-0. Time and place does not exist. What is your point?

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  • And how did Steve and Chin now so quickly figure out where this Benton Jones lived? Again, why did the authorities never check on  Sears’s connections before, when Sienna’s case was still open with no body or killer ever found?

Koala Smartass: But you must know by now that in the world of Five-0,  the FBI are a bunch of bureaucratic idiots who are only up for bribes. They are not really good at their job at all. Trying hard to recall any honest or good agents that we ever got over the 7 years thus far ..

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  • So Benton lives out there in the quiet of the woods, but he would he not hear the car pulling up and just wait for Alicia? I really do not understand why she is acting so dumb in a place that is unknown to her?

Koala Smartass: She was trained at the FBI. Read comment above at previous point and you will know my answer.  :huhuani:

But to be more realistic. I think her behaviour makes a good point for why neither dr’s nor law enforcement should be involved when family members are part of the case. You do dumb things. Unfortunately Alicia did not know that her daughter was involved when she left the house and Steve that morning. If she knew, then maybe she would have made a better choices.

  • Dear directors, or writers, or whoever. Would it not have been good use of the “time” problem to get Steve and Chin closer and also solve this problem of Alicia acting dumb, if Dr Gray and Alicia actually staked out Benton’s place and waited for him to leave and then she could have gone in?

Koala Smartass: Confused smiley 83 But then we would have known that Sienna was alive and spoiled the fun. 

  • No, I disagree, there could still have been suspense in it if we heard Dr Gray tell Alicia that, but not really know if she is telling the truth or not.

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  • Why did Steve not share all the information about Wisconsin with Alicia. I was actually the whole time waiting  for them to discover it during dinner. To make some connection and be cleaver together, and to outsmart the evil doctor. I was hoping they would not always just be reactive, but actually solve something together and get the Dr in a trap.

Koala Smartass: The show was very careful never to let Alicia know that Dr Gray lived in Wisconsin for the past 4 months. She would have made the connection. And the suspense would be lost if they were actually too good for the Psycho Dr. Or would it have been? I would also have loved it if they were actually smarter than her.

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  • I did not really understand what Jones’s motivation was for keeping Sienna captive and alive all these years. Was he not really a killer but just a groupie trying to impress Sears?

Koala Smartass: He was lonely out there in the woods?

  • And why did nobody ever  find those letters from him with Sears. How did he get them if not through the prison system. Are the prison guards just like the FBI, all on the take and prepared to look the other way?

Koala Smartass: In the world of Five-0, only Five-0 are the good guys ……

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  • The end somehow caught me by surprise, but not like most of you would think. I was kind of sure that Alicia did not want to ‘wake’ Sienna for Steve, because she was actually guarding Dr Gray somewhere in the house. And that Alicia was boiling the kettle for some torture material for Dr Gray. Her behaviour made me feel like she was hiding something from Steve and that while he was searching, she actually already knew where Dr Gray was. That she came around earlier, much like how she did at the end, but that Alicia was able to capture her …..

Koala Smartass: Now that would have been some REAL drama. And I am kind of sure you are confusing people now. I guess we will have to wait and see how this plays out. I am sure we will get some unexciting resolution within the first seconds of next week’s episode. Maybe you will be surprised again. But then again, it is Five-0 …….

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At moments they again really ‘dumbed’ Steve’s and the team’s abilities down to the level of some novices. A bit too much for my liking, but I do not even want to mention those. As a summary I’d rather like to list the stuff that I really enjoyed during this episode:

  • Steve stroking the chair in the interrogation room. (see previous post for image)
  • Steve in the snow. (see previous post for images)
  • Steve cooking dinner for a friend.
  • Steve exchanging some banter with a friend that did not somehow sound like juvenile idiots
  • Steve sleeping (on a couch) – a continuation of this story: Alex O’Loughlin is having an affair ………with couches
  • Caring Steve, believing in his friends and their motives.
  • Steve’s subtle changes of faces, so perfectly executed by Alex. Gently saying so much with just his face (and body) ……..

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And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:17

Hahai i na pilikua nui (Hunting Monsters)

Written by: Rob Hanning

Directed byRoderick Davis

To be continued …….

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The Steve McGarrett Story – No #159 (Epi 7:16)

Before we start

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I guess different opinions about this Valentine’s episode clearly come from which glasses one is wearing while watching it. By that I mean people being team Lynn, or team Cath, or team McDanno mainly, and what these different groups desperately wanted this episode to be. For myself there are no expectations for Steve’s love life going in any specific direction. And I think relationships and girlfriends on the show, are used and abused by the writers for whatever story they need tell at that time. In other words, not really important stuff for a procedural cop show.

In the end I found this episode more entertaining than what I thought it would. If you just take it as some holiday silliness, there might have been a few giggles and laughs in there ……

Just for some fun I add this question posted by somebody on twitter who I have not seen on #H50 tag before.

I guess the answer was loud and clear here? As it stands now: 94 RT’s for McRoll and 32 Likes for McLynn (And as a truly unbiased viewer in the case of these 2 ships, I did not RT or Like.

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Over the course of this season, Paula and I have been discussing on a number of occasions, that we feel that there is a lot more of Alex in Steve this season than before. It is as if Alex just decided to have some fun as being himself with Steve on occasion. I kind of had the feeling that this was an episode of Steve much closer to Alex than to the Navy SEAL Steve we met in Season 1

The actor adds he is happy to jump out of a plane or roll a car, but he would like a chilled episode every so often. “A vacation episode would be nice,” Alex says, “where all McGarrett does is sit on the beach and gets served mimosas and get his feet rubbed.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TV Week, March 22016

We have read in articles that because of their busy lives,  Alex and Mrs O like to do the staycation thing and that they on occasion book into one of the hotels on the Hawaii for a weekend of fun. And I am sure Alex visits the spas at these hotels on those occasions. Actors are so used to all the make-up and treatments their skin needs for their job. I think Alex is no stranger to all this pampering, and knows a lot about all these beauty treatment and things. You can see he had loads of fun doing this episode, especially filming it just before Christmas break.

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You can also see the fun-loving Alex, channeling his role models as a teen growing up during the 80’s, coming through with that headband during the Yoga class.

Sarah Carter tweeted: ” that look was al Alex 🙂 “

(You will know what I am talking about if you grew up during the Rambo, Karate Kid, Staying Alive, Jane Fonda years)

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My random thoughts with some “wisdom” from the Koala Smartass:

It is as if this episode did not know what it was supposed to be. (And here I am shamelessly stealing some great phrases that I saw all over social media in regards to this episode)

  • Prologue to some bad porn (Those giggling handholding girls with Danny and his cheap glasses on the balcony)
  • A swingers weekend (Adjoining rooms and switching teams – although not sure which way the switching would have gone)
  • Some S & M going wrong (aka ‘safe words‘ not working – Danny was clearly in unbearable pain)
  • Or just the5-0 Shades of Danny Williams
  • The mandatory yearly shipper-baiting episode with a side slap to say they have girlfriends across the table (With Steve stroking Danny’s ear so lovingly)

Koala Smartass:

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  • Crime Of The Week: Lynn and Melissa organising a double valentine’s date/day for their respective lovers.

Koala Smartass: Bazinga!

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  • Question for the week: Is it wise to cast friends as lovers? Can there be good chemistry? It looked like Steve was on holiday with his sister. Actually Steve looked more seductively at his sister Mary in Episode 1:05, than what he ever looked like when looking at Lynn during this episode.

Having said that – Steve and Lynn acting more like brother and sister could mean any of a number of things:

  • The actors as friends feel self-conscious and do not know how to play a couple of lovers.

Koala Smartass: But this can’t really be true, because they managed to look like lovers in previous episodes.

  • Okay then maybe they want to show us that Steve and Lynn is not 100% in this relationship at all. But that could be because of one of a few reasons:
    1. Lynn seems to be more into Melissa
    2. Steve is still too much in love with Cath
    3. Steve is actually really in love with Danny
    4. Steve is just a bad lover and Lynn don’t want to really be lovers with him anymore.

Koala Smartass: Wow! What a mystery and major story arc for the future might the writers be setting up here? #sarcasm Maybe Steve should have attended “The Method” classes?

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  • The character of Lynn, just as with Ellie, had the potential to be a really good addition to the show when she was initially introduced. Working with delinquent children; I really thought that there could be opportunities to work with Five-0 and give her character some meat other than just being in Steve’s bed. I expected their relationship to build and become better and not go backwards as it seems to be at the moment. They have known each other for more than a year now, but Lynn never matured and neither did the relationship. She  just turned into a giggling teenager. Lynn seduction moves and body language reminded me of some insecure teenager trying to be coy. And when she accuses the inquisitive and engaged it the fun Steve when he asked questions, of ruining her Zen, she looks more like someone on some serious drugs, than a pissed off girlfriend?

Koala Smartass: Questions I would like to ask. Was that what the actress was told to do? (Just like the childish attempt at flirtation moves she made when stripping for Steve during the previous Valentines episode) Was that what the writers wanted? Or did the actress and director get it wrong?

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  • Why is a seemingly gay dude trying to teach insecure straight guys “The Method” of how to hook up with girls? That alone should be a clue to these hetero guys that he is a fake. I think Kono could have been kinder and just advised him to get out from the closet rather than to chase unattainable women.

Koala Smartass: Ouch!

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  • I found the people playing the young boy’s parents really bad actors. And they did not even look like they could be his parents at all.

Koala Smartass: I always wonder if that was a casting faux pas, or if the director failed at coaching the unseasoned extra actors on the set. Or maybe the editors just included the wrong clip.

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Things that really went wrong in this episode:

  • NOT seeing Steve in full length, wearing those white pants.

Koala Smartass: Yes, that was a lot a like a lover charging you up for weeks, just to let you down at the climax. (Oops did I say that out loud?)

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  • NOT seeing Steve getting his moves on.

Koala Smartass: Maybe Alex’s back was too sore for bed-action scenes and the stunt guy did not want to do stand-in for all that heavy breathing?

 

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Since the message boards on IMDb will be closing down in the next few days, I thought just to post one person’s perspective about the episode from there here:

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Friday nights show was a disgrace. This queer-baiting has got to stop! Steve had more physical contact with Danny then he had with his date. Asking him if he wanted to switch teams? And what was up with him practically fondeling Danny’s ear!? Adjoining rooms? Facials at the spa? Frisbee into the ocean? Using their “immunity and means” to break into that kids room to get back a non-existent pair of $20 sunglasses? Steve should have bitch slapped that whinny idiot. What, taking a day off from work means you leave your brains at home? And the crime of the week was just absolute nonsense. No wonder they don’t show previews of the upcoming show. What a disappointment.

 

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  • “Life lessons” I thought the episode tried to teach us:
  1. If you want to treat somebody (on Valentines or special days), find what they actually love doing and organise something along that line for them, not what you would like to do. Spoiling them with what they love, is real love.
  2. Surprises that need a lot of organising, rarely end up being great.
  3. Spending loads of money on something while trying to be romantic, does not always guarantee results.

Koala Smartass: Oy, you have gone deeply philosophical again.

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And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:16

Poniu I Ke Aloha (Crazy In Love)

Written by: David Wolkove & Matt Wheeler

Directed by: Jerry Levine

To be continued  …….

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Slide show of screencaps from the episode:

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