And Tani was doing what she does best: cracking wise. That would determine when Adam's storyline gets picked up again. So let's review the plan. Further entangling McGarrett was Greer, yet another who got away while he was heeding the call of his country during his youth. It's good to see that the trend of letting Jerry out of the office continues. He provided the necessary exposition for McGarrett and the viewers so that everyone was somewhat on the same page.
A reformed convict investing in a restaurant being opened by two cops. All the intrigue was secondary to the firefight. And a cameo by the late, great Wo Fat was enough to make viewers sit up at the beginning. McGarrett memorizes a bunch of fake yet realistic information and allows himself get captured. Does the why really matter? I agreed with everyone on Steve's team that using him as bait was a bad idea. Not that I blame Lynn since he only has eyes for danger.
It was a promising start. Another highlight was Junior's slicing the rope of the crane, causing it to trash onto Kang's ship and creating a gangplank for Tani to use. Short version: Something well meaning that McGarrett has done in the past has come back to bite him in the ass. His choice of careers has taken a toll on his body, so why offer up his mind to brainwashing? Just ask Jerry, who can cite chapter and verse on the subject. . It's never a bad idea to tap McGarrett's Naval Intelligence connection for narrative fodder.
Then McGarrett got the call that sucked all the lightheartedness out of the episode. You know it's a serious episode when we see Kamekona's money but not him. And he and Danny getting attacked by a hulking Chinese spy kind of sealed the deal. Nope, nothing sketchy about that. Then Five-0 tracks the intel back to Greer and her fellow spies. I frankly wasn't up for a two-parter right out of the gate.
McGarrett and Junior digging a pit in which to hide Kamekona's investment in Steve's, err Kamekona's Italian Bistro neither name actually sings. Of course, she and her tightly wound partner showed up just after the battle with the brute. In case anyone had forgotten, we did get one scene of Tani and Junior debating about what she should do with the gun she discovered at Adam's house, which suspiciously is the same type as the gun that killed Adam's newfound sister. Apparently, Hennessey and Steve went back to Afghanistan, and later Hennessey helped him track down Victor Hess, his father's killer. I wonder when Ian Anthony Dale got freed from Salvation and was able to return to Hawaii. Time in the sensory-deprivation tank softens him up, so he spills his secrets.
He seemed to understand that there was no reason to be cagey since he needed Steve's help. It's merely a call to action for Five-0. Danny seemed to be pushing Steve to rekindle things with Greer since he'd been a monk since his breakup with Lynn. Finally, there was Danny saving Steve when Kang got the upper hand on him, reminding McGarrett that even an action hero has to pace himself and needs help. I'd have preferred something self-contained, so we could catch up on what everyone had been doing. She isn't Kono, but is a diverting replacement, blending Steve's aggression and Danny's sarcasm.
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