The team interviews Dicey’s fellow rollers and their coach. Coach can’t tell Steve much about Dicey, then excuses himself because he has try-outs to organize for her replacement. They’re skating in the finals the next day and he doesn’t have a back-up jammer. (Can they just bring in anyone for a final? I thought you would have to use someone who had at least qualified by playing for the team previously – maybe things are different Down Under.)
Danny comes back and tells Steve he didn’t get much from either Crimson Bride or Ivana Kiss. Steve’s look when he repeats Ivana’s name to Danny is priceless. Those McDanno shippers who left when Doris was going to have lunch with her future daughter-in-law? They’re back.
Danny thinks interrogating the girls might backfire on them. Steve decides they need somebody on the inside, somebody the girls might open up to so the Five-0s can find out some more about Dana and what was going on with her.
Cue Cath! I wondered why Kono wasn’t going undercover – especially given that she randomly skated up to the shrimp truck a few episodes ago – but the fact that she had been to the rec centre earlier for interviews precluded her from going u/c. And some of us have been complaining that Cath needs ‘something to do’ other than McRoll around on the sofa with Steve, so this is it! And this could quite possibly be the.biggest.favour.ever that Steve has asked her to do. Seriously, infiltrating a roller derby team to skate in a final, when you’ve never roller-derbied before…that’s pretty big. I foresee lots of McSex in Cath’s future.
Cath isn’t too impressed with the idea – even though Steve has cleared it with her CO. Despite her protestations, the team gang up on her, especially after Steve mentions that she used to ice skate. He knows this because her dad has shown him pictures of Cath in her tutus and leotards. Cath is still strongly resisting the idea as she knows nothing about roller derby, so Danny McNerds the rules in an hilarious scene. Turns out his mother used to be a big fan of RD. Cath is unimpressed when she realizes that as a jammer, the opposing team’s blockers are basically out to kill her.
Cath, aka Alice Trooper, tries out for the team, but comes in second. I dislike Steve’s reaction when she tells him. Even though she didn’t make the team, she’s all excited because she knows she did well, but Steve is so focused on getting her undercover, he’s not even listening. He gets the coach’s first pick brought in for unpaid parking fines and so Cath is called up to join the Diamond Dolls.
Ok, when did Mom move out from the McGarrett residence? She comes home to her own place, and disturbs a man wearing a ski mask who is stealing a black box from a safe in the wall. Doris gives him a run for his money, (which is way too fast for me to screen cap successfully) but he manages to escape with the box.
Cath/Alice rocks up for training, and bonds a little with Crimson Bride. A shady looking character is giving Crimson a hard time. She tells Cath he’s bad news. Cath is able to sneakily get his picture and sends it through to HQ. His name is Ted Landry, a low rent bookie. He’s either worried about the bets now that Dicey is dead, or he had motive to kill her to avoid paying out. Steve and Danny track him down at a shopping mall. Why didn’t they sneak up on him, instead of yelling out his name? Landry takes off (you would think they’d learn by now that running from McG is futile) and after an awesome tackle by McG, ends up in the drink.
Ted is taken to the blue room (painted by Max) and although he has an alibi for the time when Dicey was killed, he admits that he offered her cash to throw the game, which she refused.
Cath is still training, and injures her knee. Crimson tells her to expect it to be rough, as the South Shore Sirens are a tough team, especially Sugar Stix, who has so far broken Dicey’s ribs, fingers and wrist. Nothing sweet about her, says Crimson – she goes on to say that there was an intense rivalry between the two rollers. Cath relays this information to Chin, figuring Sugar may have had motive to kill Dicey.
Sugar’s real name is Dr. Sharon Morgan, a pediatrician, whose son is enrolled at Dana’s school. Steve and Danny go to visit her at work, interrupting a consultation.
She denies having any involvement in Dana’s murder, as she would. She tells them to look closer at Dana’s team mates, as Coach put her on a pedestal and there was some jealousy there. So much that Dana was considering leaving the team at the end of the season.