The buzz that I’ve gotten was that this episode stood out a little better than the previous few before it…no clunky pidgin lines, not as much bantering. I myself liked because it showed a little more of the military presence in Hawaii…unfortunately it featured the post deployment consequences on a Navy SEAL just returning from overseas. This was balanced by what I thought was the best scene between guest star Robert Loggia and Steve about Steve’s grandfather, revealing Robert Loggia not as an action hero wannabe, but a comrade in arms who regretted not being able to do more for his crewmates who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Quotable: “Who’s that, your wife?” -Tour Guide to Steve McGarrett
And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0” episode 7, Ho’apono
1) If anyone turns up dead in Hawaii, again suspect the Triad, Sons of Samoa, human traffickers, Filipino Sinn Fein, or the Russian mob/arms dealers/psychotic business execs. They are the only perpetrators here in Paradise.
2) “You must be this tall to ride and/or join the HPD”. Did you notice the SWAT team members who escorted the handcuffed SEAL outside of the Battleship Missouri? Braddahs might have been the SWAT team’s sewer, tunnel or air duct specialists.
3) Skip the Battleship Missouri Tour and go on the LOST Tour instead. You’ll never know when it’s Hostage Taking Day. However if all hell breaks loose on the LOST Tour, there’s a big black smoke cloud coming after you!