Next up is a cargument where Danny tells McG he’s an ‘enabler’ for encouraging Kamekona to go for his pilot’s licence. He thinks Kamekona is delusional for wanting a helicopter business and he doesn’t think anyone would give Kamekona a licence. Is that a joke about him being overweight? Here I think the writers are up to their usual tricks – they take an element of a character and they totally over-egg it. We get that Danny loves his daughter and he’s a protective father but really, banging on about Hawaii not being safe for Grace because Kamekona is in the skies over it? Come on, Danny, don’t you know that Hawaii is not safe for Grace because it’s the Childnapping Capital of the World?! (WE know this after three seasons of Show!) Anyway, Danny is so convinced that Kamekona won’t get his licence that he wagers he’ll go up in the helicopter if it actually happens. I love McG’s ‘you’re so going up in the helicopter, mate’ face (which Danny calls his ‘you know everything’ face). I’ve got to say, I’m with McG here when it comes to his observation of Danny’s negativity. Sometimes it’s hilarious. Sometimes it’s not. This was one of the latter times for me.
Back at HQ, there’s a discussion about blood spatter found on the boat. I thought the boat exploded? Anyway, then there’s a discussion about a ‘bang stick’. What? I’m not really paying attention here because I keep thinking about a bang stick. It turns out that Jason may have defended himself against his attacker and that attacker was on the receiving end of the bang stick. So they are looking for a ‘perp’ with bang stick wounds?
It’s Fong! Yay, Fong’s back. Too bad his first scene is another awesome piece of clarica and convenience – there’s paint transfer on the boat which may belong to the perp’s boat and it’s not a commonly-used paint which means the team can track down the source in the 42 minute timeslot. Yay for rare paint, tyres, leaves, shoes and all the other things that can be traced in a 42 minute timeslot. But I’m happy because it’s Fong and Chin has something to do. And he looks lovely in that colour shirt.
The paint transfer leads McG and Danny to two fishermen. They tell the boys they saw a man beating up Jason whom they finger as Kapu – the motive is their objections to the shark tours – and they tried to help Jason out. The cargument that ensues gives Danny a chance to deduce that it must have been Kapu who killed Jason.
We’re saved from further discussion about this as McG and Danny arrive at Kavika’s house to find it on fire, having been torched by someone, which Danny suggests could be payback for beating up Jason. Kavika’s having none of it so he asks his boys to fess up. A Dwayne Johnson lookalike does fess up, saying he just wanted to send Jason a message – shark tours apparently make sharks no longer afraid of humans which means the waters aren’t safe for swimmers and surfers. Personally, living in Australia, I don’t think the waters ARE safe for humans, shark tours or not.
Next up in the detecting in this episode is Craig Brant’s visit to the Blue Room because his prints were found at the Kapu fire scene. “Eye for an eye” is Craig’s defence. Trouble is, the Kapu are guilty of the beat up on Jason but not murder – Craig risked the lives of Kapu families for this?
Leilani, nurse from the prison ep, pays Chin a visit next and I rather like this scene. These two have a nice connection but Chin’s not ready to move on from Malia just yet. Leilani leaves her number with Chin for when he is ready. Lots of feeeeelings here and I’m glad DDK has something to do finally.