At the crime scene, McG explains to Danno that McMom has terrific B&E skills and that she’s busily doing the dishes and unpacking her flowery dresses as we speak. After last week’s Danno overdose, I love 3.4 Danno. Classic line: “What, she breaks into your house and just starts cooking? That’s very strange, although she is a McGarrett after all”. I heart you, Danno And, yes, Danno, that is very strange.
So now we have to deal with the Headless Horseman again, and we find out that his head ended up in a different place to the rest of him. There’s lots of usual crime scene investigating stuff happening and the head meets up with the body after it is located by Max, who, by the way, is getting into the whole headless thing way too much. They figure out that garrotting wire killed BinB, whom we now have a name for – Billy Keats, a star polo player. This explains why he was on a horse practising polo earlier. Before he lost his head, that is.
McG, Kono and Danno question GinG, whom we now know is called Nicole Carter. She mentions the psychic reading and Kono and Danno go off to investigate (and we are treated to some nice McG strutting at this point). I love the Kono/Danno interactions as we don’t often get to see these two working together. I also love ‘bossy Kono’ in this scene. Actually, Danno’s the one who is less sceptical of the psychic than Kono is so they play good cop, bad cop, but it’s Danno who’s the good cop this time. It’s cute when Kono makes Danno pay for ‘a reading’ because “you make more money than I do”. Bai Ling still has sparkly things on her face but I can understand what she is saying more easily this time. Her intell is pretty spot on (because she has psychic powers, right?) and she tells Kono and Danno that Billy received a phone call during the reading from an ‘Al’ and Billy later cryptically says to Bai, “does he know?” Aha, the plot thickens (but not too much, I hope, otherwise we will need a really complex diagram!).
Then there’s a bizarre scene with Chin and McMom and I’m still twitching. Not sure what McG was trying to achieve here but he sends Chin to Casa McGarrett with a box of Coco Puffs. Did I hear that right? Anyway, hasn’t McMom just had eggs for breakfast? McMom, being the Super Duper CIA agent that she is, totes sees through Chin’s smokescreen. Poor Chin, he gets a big fat F on his babysitting Mom assignment. Poor Chin.
I love the Kono and Danno scene in the car, brief as it is, as it made a nice change to the usual car discussions between McG and Danny. Danny gets to drive his own car for once! Kono is crazy surprised that Danno does not believe in ghosts but believes in psychics. Mind you, he does explain himself, with reference to a case he was involved in where a psychic helped him solve it. Good for you, Danno!
Back at HQ, the investigation continues. Turns out the COTW might be about horse doping. Billy was no longer with the polo team but was still being paid and he even got a pay rise and we all know that getting a pay rise means that something shifty is going on. The first avenue the 50s explore leads them to the mysterious Al whom they believe Billy had been blackmailing over horse doping (he’s the General Manager of the polo team that Billy supposedly no longer plays for). This leads to a rather nifty chase of said Al through the middle of a polo match. Unfortunately, a boot print found at the crime scene clears Al (it’s custom made for the Madsen’s team not Al’s) so the 50s have to go back to the drawing board, or in their case, the Magic Computer Table.