CHIN, DO NOT TRUST THE GUARD!!! And lo and behold, he’s locked Chin in the laundry room with Kaleo. Who appears to have been working out and has MUCH better hair now. (Chin’s hair is also much improved, although we can add him to the list of ‘people who do not look good in orange’).Chin and Kaleo have a big old rough-and-tumble and Kaleo is getting the better of it, until the day is saved by SANG MIN!!!!! I love this character more and more. When Chin tells him that he didn’t do anything to end up in Halawa and Sang Min replies “Yeah, that’s what we all say” I actually clap with delight. So much love!
Sang Min’s helping him because he owes Five-0 for bringing him back to the island – never mind that that was in return for something else because I like that he has SOME sense of honour despite being really quite a despicable person – and then punches Chin in the face because “the first time we met you hit me across the face with an ashtray”. And look at this beautiful smile:
Makes you really appreciate what Will Yun Lee puts his face through for our entertainment, doesn’t it?
Oh this IS maximum security. How does that work then? I thought it would be a bit more, you know – secure. Sang Min’s plan is to start a fire so that when the first responders arrive Chin can tell them who he is and Sang Min The Science Guy could give McG a run for his money! He’s starting a fire using AA batteries and the paper from a cigarette packet. Awesome! (and a bit worrying.)
Here is a completely gratuitous screencap:
Chin’s grief counsellor has turned up at HQ because she’s worried about him. Steve and Danny didn’t even know he was seeing a grief counsellor, but that’s probably because they didn’t ask (space, you know) and Chin didn’t tell them because he didn’t want them to see his grief as a sign of weakness. What a crock of sh/t. They didn’t know because Show forgot that Chin’s wife was murdered in the premiere and is now frantically backpedalling to try and make it look as if they meant to ignore it all along. Massive fail, Show.
Chin’s therapist tells them that he didn’t show up for an appointment today after calling last night to confirm, which completely contradicts the text he sent to McG. So Baldwin knew when and where Chin’s first date was but hasn’t managed to find out his appointments schedule. Riiiiiiight. Kono then tells them that Chin isn’t at the North Shore and his cell is at his house. Show redeems itself slightly by heroically resisting the urge for an epic clarica here. That must have hurt.
At Chin’s house, the back door is open, the alarm is disconnected and the car, bike, keys, phone and wallet are there but Chin is not. I do like a v-neck on McG, Show. More v-necks for McG please.
The kidnappers broke in at about 10.30, waaaay before Chin supposedly texted McG. The plot thickens! (Well, actually it doesn’t. I just like saying that.)
These screencaps have no relevance to anything.
Back at Halawa, things are going well or badly, depending on who you are. Chin is looking rather lovely, just like McG does when he’s a bit roughed up:
Unfortunately, Sang Min’s brilliant plan has resulted in a full on riot. He didn’t predict that (gold star for anyone who gets this reference). The security guards are not very attentive because even though this started in the yard and they have about a gazillion screens, they don’t notice until the inmates are already at the door. Which isn’t locked. Good God. Kaleo gets on the PA and tells the inmates that there’s a cop in the prison. No-one responds ‘besides you, you mean?’ but then I guess they’re kind of busy.
Fong has analysed some DNA taken from Chin’s cellphone (to find out who used it to text McG) and according to CODIS – which is the Combined DNA Index System, the FBI’s DNA database – it belonged to Frank Delano who is, as we all know, DEAD, but a further search picks up a familial match and hello Baldwin#wtfka, aka Paul Delano.
There’s a sweet moment here where Kono and McG are concerned about Chin. It would have been sweeter about seven episodes ago, but you can’t have everything.