Geck-O-Meter: 5 Geckos
Not destined to be on my all-time favorites list, but it did include baseball, new toys, and a guest who seems to be a combination of Steve and Danny in cowboy boots.
First stop, China, with a little visit to Kono and Adam. Kono is fishing, and Adam seems to be chopping wood. Then the Yakuza drop in for a visit, and BAMF Kono fights them off single-handed while Adam stays out of sight. I’m always happy to see tough, determined Kono!
Cut to the airport, where the aforementioned cowboy, one Ray Harper, is arriving in Hawaii. He gets his trip off to an exciting start by knocking out his limo driver and stashing him in the trunk. Just the way Steve would start a vacation, too!
Third stop, the Pee-Wee Baseball Finals. It’s Grace’s team, the Honolulu Shrimps (coached by Danny and Steve), versus the Navy Brats (coached by Catherine). Now, I at first questioned why a single woman with no children would be coaching a kids’ team, since I thought the parents did that. But I was assured by several people that military personnel frequently do this as a way to give back to the community, often after being “encouraged” by their commanding officers.
Regardless, it gave me thrills to see Danny and Steve in their baseball clothes.
Danny gives Grace some batting tips, but Steve “the topper” just has to say something too.
It doesn’t matter, though, because Kamekona the umpire calls a strike on a very obvious ball, so Steve challenges the ruling. He even kicks dirt on Kamekona’s shoes! Steve!
But then his phone rings, and we’re off to this week’s case, which starts with a dead body washing up on the beach.
Scruffy Danny. Enough said.
They are driving the Merc!
Danny asks Steve about the mysterious envelope that Max slipped to him at the crime scene.
He suspects it’s that secret recipe for asparagus frittata that Steve refuses to share with him.
Danny obviously doesn’t follow twitter or any other fan sites, because he is not aware that Steve suspects Wo Fat is his half-brother. But alas, the blood test shows that they are NOT related. So why is McMom being so cagey? The world may never know.
Quick trip back to China, where Kono is now fixing their jeep. Adam tells her that he wants her to leave because it isn’t safe for her, but she tells him she wants to fight back and stop being on the defensive. Go Kono!!! That’s the spitfire attitude we love!
Chin is extremely happy with his shiny, brand-new table computer! He uses it to find out all about Cowboy Ray, who is a Texas Ranger. Why would a highly decorated TR come to Oahu and murder a limo driver? Surely they have limo drivers in Texas if he dislikes them that much?
Meanwhile, Billy Harrington makes an appearance. He wants to personally tell Steve that he wants to hire Catherine for his new security company. He suspects she won’t take the job because they once had a thing. Oh, and Cath is thinking about leaving her career in the Navy, in case you hadn’t heard, Steve. I found it interesting that Billy never quite came out and said what he wanted. He just kind of told Steve what’s been going on. Does he want Steve to convince Cath to take the job? It’s implied, I think. Billy seems a tad manipulative to me.
Steve asks Catherine about this, and she says she wanted to make the decision on her own. Her CO and Billy know, but she doesn’t want to discuss it with her boyfriend. That seems odd, but then again, consider how dominating her boyfriend tries to be at times.
Time for the appearance of Cammy the Second Camaro! Isn’t she beautiful? Loved how Steve immediately grabbed the keys and drove off. So predictable!
Danny needs a hug.
On the way to find Ray, they discuss the situation with Catherine. I really liked that Steve was willing to talk about this with his BFF. He honestly shared his feelings! He doesn’t mention that he was hurt that Cath didn’t tell him she’s considering making a big change in her life, but he did share the rest.
It kind of bothered me, the way they were talking about Cath. Danny was all about how Billy was going to steal her from Steve. Did either of you two guys ever consider that Cath is a grown woman who also factors into this? Women aren’t just stupid creatures who can’t think for themselves.
After a quick stop at Starbucks to buy skinny chai tea and pumpkin muffins and put on their riot gear (which they were not wearing a few seconds ago), the boys arrive at the place where Ray might be.
Alas, Ray is out in a sugar cane field making a peanut butter sandwich out of a bad guy. What a waste of peanut butter!
Guess what Steve’s getting for Christmas? A gun cigarette lighter!
Steve and Danny catch up with Ray and his Colt revolver, who are both threatening a young man now.
I liked seeing Danny questioning the young man. Danny has been a good cop for many years, but he gets overshadowed by Steve so often. One of the things that was so fun in season 1 was watching Danny be the cop while Steve was still being the SEAL. Steve is still the crazy-ass wild card at times, but he’s more of a cop these days too. But Danny is still the detective, so I like when they let him do his job.
Steve is questioning Ray. We soon find out that Ray didn’t kill the limo driver, and that he’s in Hawaii to find his daughter who has disappeared. Of course, once Danny heard that a single father was trying to save his daughter….yes, this is the part of Ray that mimics Danny.
Steve is really good at questioning Ray. We need a few pics of this.
Steve and Ray go to question Peanut Butter Guy. Wet and steamy room, peanut butter, Steve, Ray, cowboy hat….where was I?
Seems Ray’s daughter came to Hawaii with her boyfriend, who was delivering a bunch of money for a “friend.” She got kidnapped and the money was stolen. Time for the boyfriend to return the money to the bad guy and rescue Ray’s daughter.
The Testosterone Line-Up.
Loved the way everyone shelters themselves from bullets, but Ray just walks out like he’s invincible. And he was! They soon find out where his daughter is being held, too, so off to rescue her.
By the time they get there, it’s night. They take down all the guards, and soon she and Daddy are reunited.
Now it’s time for the final game of the Pee-Wee Baseball Finals! Grace is up to bat again, and this time Danny and Steve both just tell her to have fun.
Steve tells Cath to take the job with Billy’s agency, which makes her very happy.
“There’s no kissing in baseball, Steve.”
And Grace hits a home run!