Kono goes to visit Charlie Fong who points out the neat way the killer writes his letter “O.” (Wait, what, the O? But what a coincidence! That’s the letter we just saw carved!) However, he proceeds to say it’s basically useless information unless the killer has written ransom notes before. Or perhaps etched them in stone like a caveman, or Moses. Kono then rambles on about the bullet casing, impressing us with her knowledge of firearms that she learned where exactly? Oh right, her sniper extra credit course at the academy. Just a couple of hours in the evening in fall semester, back in ’07. I think she got a B+? Anyway, she leaves, Charlie reaching out after her, whispering softly, “I don’t even own any duct tape…” and hoping all that “O” talk wasn’t too obvious.
The killer is lurking in a dirty alleyway where he meets up with a new friend and gives him a quick automatic weapons tutorial. So easy! Like five easy steps easy which I swear to god the more I think about it the more terrifying that is! It is so easy even a moron could do it – and a moron our new friend here clearly is.
Steve’s eyelashes are working overtime as he and Danny talk about how great a guy Keoki was and how time is so fleeting and FEEEEEEEEEEEEEELS. Steve’s grade school BFF Chelsea is dead at age 32 of breast cancer and MOAR FEELS OMG. MY. EMOTIONSSSSSSS. Across town, Cath starts making room in her jewelry box and checking her calendar for free Saturdays in June! Danny nicely and rationally tries to talk Steve out of his emo and then the phone rings and it must have startled Nice Danny and Emo Steve or something because those guys are MIA for most of the rest of the episode to be replaced by not-so-nice Danny and kind-of-a-jerkface Steve. Thanks a lot, Kono.
Our Dumb Friend is shooting at all the old HPD coppers as the Five-0s arrive. Inexplicably, Steve wants to talk to Our Dumb Friend who now is not only criminally in possession of the scariest gun ever but also high as a kite. Not that I think talking is a bad idea ever, but Steve never really says why he thinks talking will work this time when he never has before – and then when it doesn’t work he goes and does his own thing without telling anyone what to expect and Danny doesn’t seem to approve of either method so what is really happening here?
Though the way Steve throws down the bullhorn like it’s failed him in some way is actually pretty hilarious.
The shootout comes to an end but sadly, Officer Ookala has been hit. And oh crap, his name begins with an “O” doesn’t it?!?!?