This week’s first recap (!!) is brought to you by @aliciagecko – which is to say, me – who now has posting privileges on the Champ Box. Mwahahahahaha!! Be afraid.
Thanks to bookemdanno.net for a couple of the screencaps.
This is one of those ‘drop you in the middle of the action without explaining what’s going on but maybe we’ll get to that later’ opening scenes. I like these. So Baldwin#whothefckknowsanymore is being arrested and we can surmise that:
a) Chin is missing,
2) Baldwin#wtfka knows something about it, and
iii) It has something to do with Chin shooting Baldwin#theonebeforethisone in the premiere.
Hey, we’ve found Chin (do you like how I’m trying to make it sound as if I haven’t seen this twice already from the promo?)! He’s in bed, shirtless – hoo! as Amy would say – and handcuffed to the headboard. WHICH ONE OF YOU IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?????
So Chin wakes up and says “what is this? Who are you?” and because of my previous comment I go off on a slight tangent where the reply is “well, we’re FUCUPs and we’re so sorry, we accidentally kidnapped the wrong person, but while you’re here, would you mind…?” while Steph and MJ are at the back, crying because we didn’t accidentally kidnap Danny instead. C’est la vie.
(look, it’s 7.45am, OK?)
ANYWAY it’s Baldwin doing the talking, and this is some kind of revenge plot dressed up as “you’ve had this coming”. He has a wedding picture of Chin and Malia which gets Chin all riled up. If he really wanted to upset him he should have shown him a picture of the chickens. But no matter, because Baldwin’s goon jabs Chin with some knockout drops and it’s night night, Chin. FUCUPs have better ways of making you pass out that are much more fun. Just sayin.
Oh look, it’s Kono and Adam having a candlelit bubblebath (pretty sure that if I tried to get McGecko into a candlelit bubblebath he would laugh until he was sick). I’m just going to gloss right over this scene (because you guys know how I feel about this whole storyline). Adam takes a call from someone who isn’t supposed to be calling him on this number and then shuts the door so Kono can’t hear him talking, but he’s talking in Japanese so she wouldn’t have been able to understand him anyway. Oh, Adam, leaving the phone on the table so Kono can take a quick gander at the last number that called you? Not the smartest thing you ever did. So Adam can be pretty much summed up as follows:
Good thing he’s pretty, eh? #sarcasm
I almost didn’t include a cap of this scene but of course, it’s not Ian Anthony Dale’s fault that I hate this storyline as much I do, and he is doing a bang-up job with it (that came out wrong). Also these abs must have taken some work.
Kamekona hasn’t learned how to fly his helicopter yet, since it doesn’t appear to have moved. Hiiiii Cath!! Looking foxy in your uniform there. And McG dressed to match! Oh hang on, no, he just doesn’t have anything in his wardrobe that isn’t blue. Kamekona’s got some new innovative Spam burrito-type thing, which tastes about how you’d expect, from McG’s face:
But he’s eating with his mouth shut! Score!
Kono is – rollerblading? really? – to the table. Random. Chin isn’t there because he’s gone to the North Shore for the anniversary of his first date with Malia and McG says “If he wants some space, we give him some space” which is interesting because I kind of thought they’d been doing that anyway, by making no reference to his wife’s brutal murder since the funeral AT ALL. Obvi, Chin hasn’t done anything of the sort though. Unless Halawa is on the North Shore and he took Malia there for a romantic picnic in the exercise yard, that is, and frankly that seems unlikely.
So Baldwin used the anniversary of Chin and Malia’s first date (location-specific) to kidnap Chin without anyone noticing he was missing. How the hell did he find THAT out eight years after the fact?
I thought Sang Min was supposed to be in some kind of high-security part of the prison? Oh, whatever. Two of the inmates have already recognised Chin although the guard he goes to for help does not. Or does he? He looks shifty. I don’t trust him.
Oh, I love Charlie! Kono got him to trace the number she got from Adam’s phone and she’s asked him to clone it because it’s a burner. He’s just so… not Adam. In every respect except that he is also a total hottie. At least Kono is suspicious now. It’s a start.