In Max’s office, Max confirms that the cause of death was indeed a 9mm gunshot wound to the head, but also that the victim had a sedative used to treat insomnia in his blood, which is odd because a) it would be a bit daft to take knockout drops before doing an activity that required you to be alert, and b) he didn’t actually suffer from insomnia. Kono deduces that someone drugged him.
Hiiiii Cath! Cath’s wearing a Dallas Cowboys top and McG supports the Redskins. This is apparently like Romeo and Juliet. Literary reference! Steph, this is totally for us!
JK: From forth the fatal pockets of those cargos, a pair of star-cross’d tickets… end up with Flippa and Max.
Alicia: Well, quite. Show, can you PLEASE find something for Cath to DO???? That was mildly cute but also utterly pointless.
Apart from the kissy face, that is.
Now we’re at the bar that Davis went to the night before with some people who are pretending it’s the evening when actually it’s the middle of the day and this is the Magnum PI guy, right? He knows McG! Poppa McG also liked to confuse his internal clock, evidently. When he finds out Danny’s from New Jersey, he tells him – and I love McG’s ‘oh no, here we go again’ look here – that he used to work with Frank Sinatra and Sinatra gave him his stage name. Neither Danny nor I have the faintest idea how to react to this.
The Kid tells them that the dead guy was at the bar the night before, drinking alone but not for long before he was joined by a woman named Holly who has a talent for getting between rich men and their money. He doesn’t know anything else, but they should talk to the bouncer who gets v generous tips from her, so Danny speculates that they’re running a scam and this guy is in. About three seconds later, the guy is running OUT because their constant suspicious glances in his direction have tipped him off. Subtlety, thy name is NOT Five-0 <– a literary reference for you there, Steph.
JK: Neither is “continuity,” I see.
Alicia: You’re not wrong, because hang on a minute – when did McG change back into his blue tee/overshirt combo? (I just mistyped that as ‘overshit’ #freudian).
So they’re running after the bouncer but The Kid cuts the guy off and punches him in the face. I don’t really remember Magnum at all, but if I did I expect I would be giggling in delight here. He says that Frank taught him that move (but we know that really it was Tom Selleck).
In possibly the most astonishing volte-face Show has ever managed, when Nicky starts to get aggressive when questioning the bouncer, McG tries to calm him down! What the FUCK, Show?
JK: Pot meet kettle, amiright?
Anyway, the bouncer doesn’t really know Holly, he just tips her off whenever someone with more money than sense turns up. He communicates with her by text message, which he can do because her number is programmed into his phone. I’m glad Show clarica’d about this because I’ve never used a cellphone before and I’m not very sure of how they work *boggles*. Holly doesn’t usually drug her marks so McG and Danny reckon that someone used her to get to the victim, and that if they find Holly, they’ll find the killer.
Kono’s at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, which is where the GPS on Holly’s phone is telling them it is (she’s obviously guilty of something otherwise she’d be at HHV). Kono goes through a very unsecured door marked ‘Security’ where a security guard is reading The Black Box by Michael Connelly (I know some of you like to know these little literary references) and finally, someone who has heard of Five-0!! He’s expecting HPD but looks THRILLED that Kono has turned up instead. Holly left her phone by the pool after an ‘incident’ – OMG, he just called the guy Holly was with by the pool an ‘unsub’!!! So this guy is a security guard but REALLY REALLY wants to be a cop, I’m guessing. Waaaah, I typed that before he said he put an application in to HPD!! He’ll fit right in.
The HPD-wannabe shows Kono the security footage of the altercation at the pool between Holly and whoever she was with, which is broken up by a football player named Arian Foster. Kono says “he’s even hotter without the pads and the helmet” but then he just stepped in to help a woman who was being manhandled by the guy she was with, so not Kono’s usual type at all.