OK, so back to the COTW. Max explains to McG and Danny that Thomas had multiple injuries including defensive wounds that suggest a fight occurred before his death. So what really went on?
Now we have Kamekona engaging in some shrimp therapy and looking contemplative at the same time. It’s so nice to see Kamekona doing something interesting in this episode and he does the emo stuff really well. Kono asks him to show pics of the suspects around to see if he can come up with something.
Meanwhile, Chin’s doing more detecting and he discovers that Maggie lied about what her father was doing on the night of the murder. With Kono, he confronts Maggie and she ends up in the Blue Room. Kamekona comes in and convinces Maggie to help with the investigation instead of impeding it. Kamekona, I really heart you in this episode.
So it turns out Thomas is not a golfer but a master lua, an expert in a traditional Hawaiian style of martial arts that involves hand to hand combat. Chin and Kono go to the Lua Training Camp to question Shane, who runs the training program, and to check out the students.
It’s a dead end but then they get a lucky break – Kamekona comes to their aid with the name of the female suspect. His ‘people’ have come through! This leads the team to figure out that the whole thing centres on illegal fighting.
Poor Maggie is to be the next one headlining at The Fight Club and that’s when she discovers that Shane was behind the whole thing. He wanted to sell out, make money out of using lua at The Fight Club. She’s understandably very angry about this – it cost her father his life and denigrated an Hawaiian tradition. I’m with you on that one, Maggie!
Suddenly Maggie is pushed into what looks like an empty swimming pool to fight the woman who was involved in her father’s murder. The fight scene is pretty well choreographed but I can hardly watch it as I hear the sound of Maggie’s arm breaking and I am totally repulsed by the people standing on the sidelines cheering on.
Just when it looks like Maggie has triumphed, Shane jumps into the not-swimming pool to take her on. But it’s OK, Five-Oh are coming to the rescue! And McG does it in style. Indiana Jones style to be precise. The scene is awesome!
I love it when Danny rounds everyone up and tells them the ‘nice gentleman in the hats with the guns’ are going to escort them to jail! I was back in love with Danny again in this episode after not liking him so much recently. No need to make him nasty or whiny, writers, thank you very much.
Then there’s more Kamekona adorableness as he visits Maggie in hospital. It’s all about ohana and I heart Kamekona even more after this scene.
OK, so now to the final scene in the episode. Anything with Doris in it really makes me itchy and this is no exception. I really liked this episode and the Doris Diaries didn’t spoil it for me but sheesh, her part in the episode was pointless and silly. As the second half of Project Buster, I’ve been waiting all season to learn more about the whole Mom/Shelburne thing and this is what we get served up? Really? The only good thing about this scene is the collection of McG faaaaaces. Poor McG, he can’t cope with the idea of his mother on a date let alone a date with the man he hired to put surveillance on her.
Then there’s McRoll. Seriously, Doris needs to get her own place. McG and Cath are McBusted again. Poor Cath has to suffer the indignity of that plus having to help Doris with her outfit. And it’s hilarious as Cath is so teeny tiny and she’s wearing an adorable outfit so she looks like a teenager! (Just so you know, I am about Christine Lahti’s height so I see teeny tiny all around me all the time!)
I’ll leave you with this. For reasons.