Back at Wo Fat’s hideout, he’s given up trying to get through to his goon but as he goes back to the main room to tell the Congressman of the change of plan he’s in for a surprise because McGFlashForward has managed to escape by using a part of the pen to pick the lock on the handcuffs and is nowhere to be seen. Awe.Some. Wo Fat finds a guy – who he shoots – on a ATV and speeds off in pursuit. He catches up with the Congressman in no time and shoots him in the shoulder (he’s an even worse shot than Mom, there’s no way he should have missed at that range); the Congressman (I’m really wishing I’d just decided to call him Chris in the first place, it’s a pain typing that out every time) tries to get away but comes to a sheer bluff and just as it looks as if his chicken is cooked, his younger self arrives in a helicopter to save the day!!! And never mind that they should have been able to hear the helicopter because this is just AWESOME!!!! Danny’s firing at will and is just STANDING ON THE LANDING SKID, NOT HOLDING ON TO ANYTHING and OK, he’s got a tether wire, but still, what a BAMF, McG’s handling his cyclic stick like a BOSS (you’re welcome, and thank you Andr3a) and holy hell, the music is A-MAZ-ING. Seriously, if you didn’t notice it, go back and watch again. It’s superb.
Wo Fat manages to land one shot, which hits the Congressman as he’s climbing into the helicopter, which means that McG has to leave Wo Fat as unfinished business AGAIN because they need to get to a hospital right away, and Wo Fat is not ANY MORE PLEASED about this than he is.
Back at HQ, McG reports that the Congressman will be fine, there was only soft tissue damage, Wo Fat has so far evaded capture, but his cellphone was recovered and from the call log it’s evident that he was indeed in cahoots with Brad Powers. Powers is arrested for conspiracy to commit murder. Show is apparently a Democrat.
Ah, the end of a long day. McG is brooding in the general direction of the sea and biting his lip in a very alluring way. Danny tells him to please stop – NO!! DON’T STOP!! – and that they had no choice but to let Wo Fat go and they will find him. Well, obvi they will, but probably not for about three more seasons AT LEAST.
But who can brood about that when GOVERNOR DENNING IS WEARING SHORTS AND AN ALOHA SHIRT??????? OMG, this is beyond awesome. Show, how can you manage to pack this much awesome into one episode??
The Gov has come by to celebrate Powers cracking under questioning, and also to apologise to McG for not trusting him. I love this scene. I love that over the course of this episode they’ve gone from being adversaries who have to work together but don’t have to like it to being in a place where the Gov can come over to McG’s house in casual clothes, with beer. I love that McG has not only said that he respects the Gov and his office, but has shown it as well, by how he’s handled this situation – but at the same time, he’s established that he’s no pushover and that respect and trust have to go both ways. It was just so perfectly handled. Well done, Show, WELL DONE.
Danny’s been on the phone all this time and I think we can all guess why – the judge ruled in Danny’s favour and granted shared custody, so Monkey won’t be leaving Hawaii. I think this calls for a hug, don’t you?
Also that McG’s behaviour in court was completely unacceptable, but that’s no surprise to anyone but McG. Bless. I love the Gov’s face here. He can laugh about it now:
The episode ends with a toast to Hawaii. The ‘Five-0’ is silent. Here’s to you, Show. Bravo.