In this episode of Hawaii Five-0, called “Lana I Ka Moana” (which is Hawaiian for “Adrift”), Danny and Steve go out for a fun day of fishing and end up having the worst day ever.
In many ways, this was the perfect episode of this series. It starts out with Danny and Steve out on the ocean having what I can only describe as a “boatument” about the best ways to fish. Right there you see both of their personalities front and center. Steve, ex-Navy SEAL, sees fishing as a sport that is meant to be a battle; meanwhile Danny just wants to relax and shoot the breeze. When their day is interrupted by a man with a gun who throws them off their boat and leaves them for dead in a leaky dinghy, again we see the differences between the two. Steve immediately goes into survival mode while Danny goes into complaining mode (I honestly think it’s the only way he knows how to deal with extremely stressful situations).
Once they are on their own, we do get a moment of real drama when Danny opens up about why he hates the ocean and tells Steve all about the incident that happened to him when he was a kid. When I first saw the previews for this episode, I was hoping for scenes just like that so it made me very happy to get that one.
All of that being said, there was something that took away from this being the perfect episode: all the stuff I mentioned above happened in the first 30 minutes. After that, it was pretty much business as usual. Danny and Steve were only missing for a few hours and save for those couple moments where we got some actual emotion out of Danny; I didn’t see the bonding I was hoping we would see. I’m sure it’s my fault for building it up too much in my head, but I really feel like a golden opportunity was missed here. What’s wrong with having an entire episode where the boys are out to sea and the team has no other case to solve but finding them? Am I really the only fan that would’ve loved to have seen that?
So overall yes, I did really like this episode a lot. Sort of like I really like the sample chocolates that you get at a Ghirardelli Chocolate store. It was yummy and packed with goodness…I just wanted the whole darn box.
My favorite bits..
Haha! We’ve gone from carguments to a……boatument?
“Your mother’s a spy and a woman, she will know. Trust me.”
I’m sorry, I’m trying, I really am, but I simply *cannot* take Steve seriously in that hat. LOL.
“Will you stop the backseat fishing!”
Danny trying to paddle the boat.um dinghy home.
The fact that Danny kept referring to his fish as a “tuny fish.”
Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy crap! (sorry, that’s the only response I have to a freaking SHARK coming after Steve).
“Even in the face of death, you are annoying.”
Danny referring to Steve as “McGarrett, the danger magnet.” You gotta admit, the man kinda has a point.
Danny finally telling Steve why he hated the ocean. Aw, poor Danno.
Danny and Steve getting arrested by the Coast Guard. Oops.
“We’ve got a dead body below deck, sir.”
“I can explain that.” – haha! I really wanted to hear him try.
Danny wondering to Steve what else could go wrong. Oh please Danny, don’t ask that question.
Max offering to help Danny apply the cream to his sunburn.
Kono telling Chin that when he was ready, she would help him with Malia’s things.
Chin’s badge falling to the ground and letting Kono know that her cuz was hanging from the roof. Eek.
“What’s a patsy?”
“Well, if you have to ask..”
Everyone’s “aaaw!” when Chin said he still wanted to take care of Kono.
Steve and Danny toasting to Billy Selway. Another awwww.
“You brought me a fish, I gave you a meal.”
Everyone toasting Danny’s first (and probably last) fish.
What did you think of this episode of Hawaii Five-0? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!
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