Thanks to bookemdanno.net for screencaps
This week’s episode opens with a man dressed in black boarding a rather nice looking boat. For a fleeting moment, I think it is McG. But no, there’s portentous, Bourne-like music playing although it’s not Matt Damon, it’s Betrayed Husband busting his wife and best friend in bed together. I feel sorry for this guy – wife, best friend, boat paid for by him and named after said wife – that would have to bite. He lays it all out for Best Friend, about how he helped him when he was broke, and Best Friend repays him by pinching his wife. I don’t like Best Friend at all! So it looks like Best Friend is about to be murdered by Betrayed Husband but no, the COTW is actually about ANOTHER boat that’s just been blown up. I so did not see that coming.
We cut to McG flying a helicopter and I’m really excited about this.
But it’s actually McG and Kamekona practising on a flight simulator game in McG’s lounge room! Awesome. Kamekona’s doing OK on the simulator until Cath walks into the room in a bikini and he’s momentarily distracted. I’m momentarily distracted by the gratuitousness of this scene. Way to go Show – after giving us a tough, undercover Cath AND emo Cath last week, we get Bikini Cath this week. And Kamekona’s checking her out. Sheesh. Silver lining here though – McG’s eyes look beautiful in this scene and Alex shows us yet again how well he can do comedy. “Altitude is my friend”, he tells Kamekona as he departs to investigate the COTW. (By the way, he kisses Cath when he leaves and things look peachy between them. Does this mean they dealt with the fallout from last week off camera?)
So now we’re into the COTW. The team head to Haleiwa Harbour to interview the witnesses to the boat explosion. It turns out to be a case of arson, the third of the month, and all involving a shark tour company. Our first red herring (groan) is McG’s mention of local opposition to the shark tours on environmental grounds. But this arson was the first one committed off shore and there’s no victim. Kono, in an incredible piece of clarica, tells us that boat was found abandoned so the pilot must have jumped overboard before the explosion. You think? There’s a man sushi joke thrown in there which falls a little flat but I’m just enjoying the team working together and potential comedy from Danny (his fear of the water/sharks and all) so I will forgive.
The owner of the boat and the tour company, Craig Brant, is understandably cranky about losing a third boat and then he’s really worried because it looks like his brother, Jason, must have taken the boat out. McG and Danny go searching for the shark cage that Jason would have been out collecting at the end of the day.
They’re standing on the bow of the coast guard’s boat looking for the shark cage and I’m so waiting for one of them to yell “I’m the king of the world.” They find the cage with poor Jason inside it.
We cut to Max who tells the boys that Jason was murdered before he was put into the shark cage. So if the shark tour protesters are behind the murder, it’s a rather extreme measure to make their point.