Geck-O-Meter: 5 geckos
It was really a split decision this week for me. I give most of it about 4 geckos because even I had the COTW solved within a few minutes, and I’m usually the last person to figure it out. But I give the scenes with the baby 8 geckos for cuteness and love!!
We start out with Catherine getting dressed (a little something for the Michelle Borth fans). Then Steve comes out dripping wet and apparently nekkid from the shower, and I have no idea what happens in the rest of the scene. There’s some talking.
Steve starts to dry himself off, and then wraps the towel around his waist. More talking.
The camera pans down his wet chest. Towel. Chest. Water. Messy hair.
Steve says something about wanting Cath to take his badge with her somewhere. Did I mention he’s wet and is wearing a towel?
After the 12th time I watched this (Research! I have to do extensive research for this blog!), it did occur to me that he’s suggesting she impersonate a police officer. Umm, isn’t that illegal?
Cath is continuing to pursue the Adam and Kono storyline by tracking down a man who works for the guy who is possibly holding Adam prisoner. I think maybe they are on each other’s Christmas card lists. She has a very brutal fight scene with this guy!! Wow!
I thought it was fun to watch Chin Ho texting with Leilani. I wonder, however, if they understand that “pancakes” are a code word in my world, for something else? (As in, “I wish Danny would make pancakes for me sometime. *wink wink*) I think they do, since they bring up pancakes a lot.
(BTW, I hope no one is bothered that I can drool over Steve in one paragraph and then wish for pancakes from Danny in another. I would take Hawaii or Jersey, whichever is offered. I am bi-coastal that way.)
Grover! Grover paid for Chin Ho’s breakfast as a favor from one cop to another. I was a little miffed about how he tried to talk with Chin behind Steve’s back and said McGarrett isn’t a real cop. Chin handled it well.
Back at the house, Steve is now dressed. He rushes to answer the door, and there’s a baby! I wonder what was going through his mind right then?
Surprise! It’s Mary’s baby. And Mary came with her!
Steve: “She’s a little baby person, okay?”
You know, I believed The Claw when it happened. I am gullible and I love my show, and I will go along with most of the crazy stuff they do. But Mary adopted a baby? That is too much for even me. Don’t get me wrong—maybe she will do just fine as a mother and this will give her the purpose in life that she needs. I just can’t fathom how anyone would voluntarily give her a baby! Steve isn’t too sure about it, either.
Danny: “It’s only a matter of time until that poor, unfortunate child is looking for some suckling at 3 AM, and it’s looking to be you.”
Steve: “There’s going to be no suckling, okay?”
I’m dying. I’m just dying at this! That is hilarious on so many levels!
At the scene of the crime, we find that Bryan Carpenter has been stabbed.
At Bryan’s home, Steve and Danny find that he is not Bryan Carpenter! Chin recognizes a picture of him without his long hair and beard. The picture, along with a key, was hidden in the drain of the outdoor shower. Someone had searched the house, and this is probably what they were looking for. But why does he have a picture of himself and a woman hidden with that key?
Aha! His real name was Matt Hutchins, and Special Agent Kennedy of the ATF was his handler on a deep undercover assignment! Kennedy fills our boys in on the operation, telling them that it was only a few weeks from being over. He also explains that Dekker, the gun-runner that Matt was investigating, was being robbed himself by someone who knew a lot about his operation. Then he introduces Linda, the woman who transcribed all of Matt’s reports.
This is Steve treading lightly with Dekker. He doesn’t want to blow the ATF’s three-year investigation, after all.
Steve and Danny don’t think that Dekker had anything to do with Matt/Bryan’s death, since he was totally surprised when they told him. He apparently wasn’t aware that Matt/Bryan was really an ATF agent. Then they’re interrupted by a phone call from Mary. She’s in the hospital!
She wants Steve to take care of Baby Joan. He tries to explain that he’s in the middle of a homicide investigation. But, he is Uncle Steve….
Chin: “Hey, why is there a baby attached to your chest?”
Danny: “Oh, uh, Mary.”
Chin: “Say no more. Mazel tov.”
Steve hands Baby Joan to Chin, and the next thing he knows, Steve and Danny are walking out the door on their way to the zoo. Anybody else laugh that Steve and Danny were going to spend a lovely afternoon at the zoo, while Chin stayed at the office with the child? 🙂 Okay, they are actually going because Chin found out that the hidden key fits a lock at the zoo. Steve does point out that her bottle is in the diaper bag before he leaves, at least.
Meanwhile, Cath is downstairs interrogating her friend the punching bag. Told you that fight was brutal, at least for him!
Hippos! They have hippos at their zoo! Everybody likes hippos!
Steve and Danny found $100,000 in a locker at the zoo, and Chin Ho has strained peas all over his shoulder. Why did Matt hide all that money? Where did he get it? And more importantly, why doesn’t Chin remove his shirt?
Steve enjoys playing with Baby Joan while they discuss the case. He is remarkably comfortable with babies for a man who has never been around one.
Chin reports that Matt made several phone calls to a real estate agent, but otherwise there is nothing suspicious. Danny thinks Matt turned into a dirty cop, but Steve thinks Kennedy was using Matt’s intel to rob Dekker. It’s Danny’s turn to babysit while Steve and Chin go talk with Dekker. Steve reminds Danny to change her diaper before she gets a rash. How does he know so much about babies? Do they teach that in SEAL school?
Joan is so cute and well-behaved! She doesn’t even try to eat the money. I thought babies tried to eat everything.
Dekker loaned the money to Matt, because they were friends. He doesn’t know why Matt needed it, but it was only for a few days.
Charlie!!!! Charlie is back!!! Are those balloons for him? I hope so!
Charlie is able to identify one of the people who has been robbing Dekker. He does this by using a picture from a video of one of the robberies.
I loved Danny’s fairy tale! Plus, he looked so adorable with the baby!
“Once upon a time there was a very handsome prince, and this handsome prince had a very beautiful black stallion. He was the fastest and fairest stallion the land. About 528 horsepower, nice stallion…
“He was partnered up with a mean ogre…They’d argue all the time, and of course the brilliant, charming prince would win those arguments because the ogre was a dope.
“There was a dark cloud that loomed because the dopey ogre coveted the handsome prince’s stallion. And he was a very greedy, selfish ogre with major control issues. And he would never let the handsome prince ride his own stallion.”
Chin and Steve are at the robber’s house, where Chin asks if they are going to wait for SWAT. Nope.
Grover is not happy that Steve didn’t wait. He’s quick to point out that one of the robbers escaped out the back, probably because Steve didn’t follow protocol.
Meanwhile, Danny meets up with a terrific real estate agent to find out why Matt was doing business with her. I love her! She flirts shamelessly with Danny, and I really can’t blame her. I would probably do the same thing. 🙂
Cherie: “I just appreciate a man who can wear a pair of pants.”
We find out that Matt rented the apartment for only one day! Cherie thinks there is something scintillating planned. And it probably involves pancakes.
Danny quickly discovers that Matt wanted the apartment because it overlooks the lockers at the zoo. Steve makes sure Baby Joan is wearing a sun hat while outside.
Soon, the guys and Baby Joan confirm that Matt was setting someone up. Someone was getting the intel from his reports and using it to rob Dekker. He put in his report that the money was going to be placed in the locker by 9 AM and picked up at 11 AM. Whoever was robbing Dekker would probably try to grab the money during that two-hour window of time.
Instead, Steve and HPD are waiting at the zoo. Grover doesn’t approve of the way Steve is setting up the op, but Steve is happy because he gets another chance to say “Secure the perimeter,” which is one of his favorite sayings. It comes right after “Book ‘em, Danno” and before “Can I have some pancakes?”
Right on schedule, the robber shows up. Gasp!!! It’s Linda, the transcriber! She and her boyfriend were behind the robberies, but they knew Matt was onto them, so they murdered him.
ATF still had enough evidence to arrest Dekker, so at least the three years that Matt dedicated to this mission were not wasted.
The scenes with Matt’s wife and son were sad. It’s great that he left a video for his little boy, but so bad that the boy will grow up without a father. It makes you stop and think about the sacrifices some people make.
Back at HQ, Mary is well again and ready to take Joan to story time. It was so cute the way she had the baby wave good-bye! I hope Mary gets her act together and does well with that baby.
Finally, Catherine comes in with all of the information they need about Sato. I have a feeling someone is going to go after him soon. But first, Steve offers Cath a job with Five-0! Was anyone surprised? Show of hands? Nope, no one. This should be interesting!