The next scene has Mick following Doris at the supermarket. So even Super Duper Secret Spies have to buy groceries, I guess. In between torturing people and digging up secret microfiche, that is. Mick is hilarious as he’s woeful at being inconspicuous. It’s OK, Mick, your plan worked and you’ve got a lunch date although you do realise that Doris is totes on to you, right? (As an aside, I was sooo waiting for Mick to turn up in a heavy coat and sniff to pick up Doris’s scent. Didn’t happen. Never mind.)
Thankfully we are now back to the COTW, Chin and Kono are interviewing Thomas’s daughter, Maggie. She has no idea who would want to murder her father or why he would have been carrying a gun. We find out that Thomas was a stand-up guy with no enemies. He received a HPD commendation for apprehending a potential fish thief and Chin thinks the murder could be about payback.
Meanwhile, McG and Danny catch up with Kamekona. Danny finds a gun (of Navarone!) in Kamekona’s possession and hilariously, when he tries to cuff him, he realises the cuffs won’t fit and asks for a bike chain. Poor Kamekona! We’re still on the revenge line of thinking here as Kamekona thinks the brother of the fish thief, Eddie, might be out for revenge. This would explain why Thomas asked his cousin for a gun for protection, because he’d seen Eddie hanging around the fish market.
This scene is terrific, beautiful mountains in the background aside. Steve and Danny are ‘gentle’ with Kamekona, giving him the benefit of the doubt as he’s their mate and they don’t want to see him back in jail. And they love his sense of duty to his ohana. They make it clear he’s still in trouble (he’s on ‘shrimp truck lockdown’!) but they’re willing to follow through on Kamekona’s suspicions. Kamekona’s puppy dog face is totes adorbs.
So Kamekona is off citizen’s arrest duty so the real cops can check out Eddie’s house. They find evidence on Eddie’s camera of his stalker activities at the fish market. Then Eddie turns up on his pushie (Ozspeak for a bicycle) with a six pack of beer and when facing two H50 cops, decides to chuck the beer at them and take off on his bike. As you would! (Again there’s a pattern forming here as last time I recapped, a suspect tried to flee on a pink scooter!) I love what comes next – McG takes out Eddie with a garden gnome. A garden gnome!!!! THIS is the McG I love. And look at his serious faaaaaaace when he arrests Eddie:
Eddie, who is very upset about losing his favourite gnome, is sent to the Blue Room but it seems he’s all about fish stealing and not murder. Eddie’s off the hook (hehe) because Chin’s been detecting again and discovered that Maggie lied about her father’s whereabouts the night before. Chin finds video footage from the fish market that shows he was kidnapped by perps matching the hens’ descriptions. However, what happened to Thomas for the 5 hours between the kidnapping and the murder? The plot thickens!
Oh, dear, we have to sit through Doris’s lunch date. As much as I love Treat Williams, this scene is cringe worthy. That’s it, just cringe worthy.
The cargument was classic McG and Danny stuff. Danny, for obvious reasons, thinks McG is crazy for hiring a PI to find out what his mother is up to. And he expects to find something sinister after like half a day of surveillance? Why can’t you just talk to her like a normal person would, says Danny. Yeah, why not, McG? And, ah, McG, your Super Duper Naval Intell Guy turned PI called Mick is no match for Super Duper Secret Spy Mom. She’ll never see it coming? Whatev. (The whole Mom thing: Was this supposed to be funny because I thought it was silly?)