HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ma Ke Kahakai” Review

HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) Ma Ke Kahakai

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ma Ke Kahakai” Season 1 Episode 20 – Usually the guys get cases from people like their superiors, or the governor, etc. But in this episode they quite literally fell onto one. Well, at least Steve fell on it; Danny just kinda stood back and watched. I gotta say that I did enjoy that whole sequence – from the two of them bickering (as always) as they climbed the hill, to both also then turning serious when things got serious and the way they each kept telling the other to be careful. Great bonding stuff and I loved it.

Plus, the fall leaves Steve out of commission for a little while, giving Chin and Danny a chance to work together a bit, which is always fun, too.

Now I’m assuming that Steve getting hurt must have been a set up for Alex O’Loughlin to be in a cast in this episode (and the next as well, judging from the previews), though I haven’t yet been able to find out why. Perhaps one of my fine readers will know.

Meanwhile Chin has to face his family when their auntie is on her death bed and finally we find out what happened when he got kicked off the force. I have to say that I pretty much suspected it was something like this all along. I didn’t know why he was keeping it a secret but I knew there was no way that Chin took the money he was accused of stealing. I just wonder now that his aunt is gone, if he and his uncle will be able to mend things and also if the rest of the family will find out what Chin sacrificed to help her.

My favorite bits..

You know how you can tell when Danny is mad at Steve? He calls him “Steven.”

Danny saying that he and his dad had the Yankess while Steve and his had deep sea demolition classes.

Even without seeing the preview clip from this episode, I was still nervous the moment Steve started his climb back up that rock.

Okay, ow. Like seriously, ow! That fall looked like it really hurt.

The fact that both Steve and Danny kept hollering at each other to be careful. Aw.

You know, as someone whose had a broken arm (much worse than Steve’s though), it was pretty hard to watch him splint that himself. Eek.

Steve warning Danny that he wasn’t going to catch his ass if he fell.

Danny grumbling at Steve to “eat another donut” while he pulled him up the cliff. LOL.

Danny signing “I love you” when Steve was being lifted into the chopper. OMG that was classic.

The super awesome jump that Chin and Danny made on to a moving boat.

Cracking up at Chin’s expression during this bit: Groves: “Can’t search the boat without a warrant.” Chin: “Really? Watch.”

Chin’s uncle shaking his hand. Aw.

Wondering, like Kono, if Chin getting kicked off the force had anything to do with the fight between him and his uncle.

Kona picking Steve up from the hospital with a car full of ice. Hey that’s good for a broken arm, right? Lots of ice?

Kono pulling over and finally getting the true story of what happened when Chin was thrown off the force.

Steve pointing out that he couldn’t put his arm into the smelly bucket of fish because he couldn’t get his cast wet.

Danny getting Steve back by wiping his hand on Steve’s shirt.

Danny and Steve standing outside Rutherford’s house in silence for about five seconds before deciding that the guy was probably running.

Thinking the images from the infrared camera looked like something out of a horror movie.

The little boy giving the rope to Kono. So sweet.

Danny’s jealousy that Steve let the pretty girl sign his cast but not him.

Kona using a table cloth to get some attention from the pretty girl himself.

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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