I guess this next scene is a chance to give Fong some screen time and to show how well he fits together with Kono. It’s adorbs on one level – Kono and Fong look like they are auditioning for a spot on Myth Busters. They have goggles on the top of their heads and they give a demo of how the explosion happened. With a pet dispenser? First a bang stick and now a pet dispenser! (Just as an aside, a pet dispenser would totally NOT work at my house. Harry, my large and perpetually hungry dog, would have the food out of that thing in a jiffy.) Anyway, it’s all a bit of a time waster because the pet dispenser wasn’t that complicated. I was woeful at Science at school and I think I would have gotten it without the involved explanation.
The pet dispenser evidence leads us to another suspect. The MO matches an old case which gives the team a name – Jimmy Amana. This leads to another classic H50 chase scene in a crowded market but at least Chin and Kono get to be action-awesome this time. However, the FBI show up to spoil the party and Jimmy becomes part of a turf war. It turns out he was given an FBI pass on the arson as he’s part of a ‘RICO case’ but Kono and Chin give the Feds the brush off and haul Jimmy into the Blue Room. He has an alibi though so the Five Ohs are back to square one. (By the way, in case you were wondering, RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced Corruption Organisation Act. And, no, I didn’t know that. Google did though.)
Now we have Max with a giant mako shark in his office. Why?
Fishermen found an arm inside the shark. More clarica ensues, this time regarding links to the bang stick from evidence on the arm. The arm could belong to the man Jason shot with the bang stick, says Danny. You don’t say. Is it just me, but is the clarica in overdrive in this episode? There’s more clarica in this scene but let’s move on, lest we be clarica-ed to death.
The arm is identified as belonging to Hal Lewis, fisherman and partner of Jay Lappert and Bruce Kaneshiro, whom McG and Danny had already interviewed. Chin, to ‘keep things thematic’, tells the boys that Lappert and Kaneshiro’s story about helping out Jason when he was being beaten up was a “fish tale”. See what Chin did there? They have motive – the fishermen’s livelihood is being threatened by the shark tours. Gee whizz, there are a lot of suspects in this episode. First, the Kapu then Jimmy and his pet dispensers and now the fishermen. Are you keeping up?
McG, Danny and Kono go to someone’s house (Lappert, Kaneshiro, Lewis?) and they find Kaneshiro dead. Just in case you are not keeping up, Lewis is the armless missing fisherman presumed dead and Kaneshiro is recently discovered dead so that leaves Lappert, who is now suspect number 1, also because he’s recently bought $30 000 worth of diving gear. And because he’s the only one of the fishing team left alive, for goodness sake. (Here McG and Kono ‘geek out’ about Sub Mariner but I will be honest and admit that I didn’t get it. Did you?)