Danny and Steve oversee the extraction of the Killer’s car from the bay while Chin and Kono process the scene with the poor painter’s body. Luckily for the plot, the killer left behind his hand and arm, still in a death grip on the wheel. This of course leads Steve directly to the answer. He must have seen this episode before!
Meanwhile, back at his crappy apartment, our now one-fake-armed/one-stumped villain is in a tizzy as he works to get his backup arm attached. I suppose you can only imagine my glee when I saw it…
So CLAWMAN and Steve share a flashback of the day Jack McGarrett inadvertently exploded Clawman’s hands off in seriously what I hope is the grossest thing we ever see on this show. Kono then calls to say while Steve has been yet again indulging his nostalgia, Duke’s been shot. Steve just can’t catch a break in this episode, y’all!
Steve and Danny go to visit Max who reveals that the plastic hand which killed the painter does indeed belong to Clawman. And now Max and Detective Williams are no longer on a first name basis and really — what is going on here?
The Five-0s all hoof it down to Chinatown for a little illegal search and seizure (who knows, it may be legal in actual China). They figure out which room Clawman’s been living in and I guess Charlie ended up solving the case after all (he always does!) because his “Ode to an Upside Down O” obviously made traction with Steve as we get a clarica flashback to Charlie’s in-lab telestrator just in case we forgot! But Charlie! We could never! Forget you!
A cross-street gun battle ensues and Steve pops the trunk of the Camaro with the key fob (for sure another thing that never happened in the original show) and tosses Kono a sniper rifle which of course is kept in there as you do. Steve then drives the Camaro down the block to Danny’s (by now expected) strong objections and Kono pops Clawman who falls down off the building into the street.
The Five-0s congregate around the corpse with Steve yelling at Danny about being Scarface??? A reference you all will have to explain to me because I don’t get it and don’t even know how to start to research – and Danny’s saying Steve’s plan was flawed and it gets cute for a moment with the “you were worried about me / I’m touched” stuff and then sort of goes off the rails because now it seems like Danny’s really pissed about this and they’re not being cute anymore and huh. Seriously — what is going on here???
Steve has found one of the bullets with his name on it and is musing when one of the cops walks up and thanks him and HOLY CRAP! Steve is hallucinating! He is having a mental break! It’s…….
OBI-WAN KEOKI! So I guess this makes Steve Luke Skywalker??? This is what happens when Danny gets upset: More ghosts! Across town, Cath puts her jewelry box back the way it was before, ’cause I’m thinking episode 3.16 is nothing but a fever dream Steve has as he’s adjusting to his psych meds. Maybe all of Season Three has just happened in Steve’s head!
He shook hands with his hallucination! I got nothin! JK out!