At this point, another Useless Copper approaches the tape and Savannah tries to get some information out of him, but hey, give up because McG’s been trying to get information out of him for THREE YEARS BECAUSE IT’S WO FAT! Who seems to be developing something of a thing for wearing uniforms, which I am completely in favour of, by the way. This is the power of a TV show host though: Wo Fat is trying to make a stealthy getaway but even HE can’t ignore Savannah’s questions and it gives the game away. Many, many bullets are fired without anyone being hit – as per uge – and he gets away.
Now Chin is telling Savannah ALL about Wo Fat, um, is this wise? But never mind. At least he’s getting to look sad about Malia.
Savannah tells her audience that even though they’ve been through a lot, they team have forged a strong bond, like family, etc etc and the next time I try to convert someone to watching H50 I will tell them to watch this ep first, but with the massive caveat ‘keep in mind that it’s not usually quite this bonkers’.
Now it’s Kono’s turn to speak to camera! She tells Savannah about all the super-duper computer and what it can do at some length and using a lot of technical jargon, at which point Savannah asks who on the team handles the high-tech wizardry.
Yes, exactly. And then Savannah asks her ‘how on Earth did you get so tech-savvy?’ and frankly she’s lucky Kono doesn’t put her face through the majik table, the patronising cow. Instead Kono replies ‘Xbox’ and Savannah thinks she’s making a really funny joke. The audience laughs because they too, apparently, are stupid.
(this scene annoyed me, you can probably tell)
So they analyze the footage from the TV camera and learn nothing about why Wo Fat might have been interested in the body. Then they go to visit Max who has given himself a makeover in preparation for seeing Savannah again. Oh, Max. Indoor precipitation? You are too adorable for words.
Max tells them that the victim’s hands were removed and a DNA sample turned up nothing. However, some skin was cut off his upper arm, presumably because there was a tattoo or a scar or some other identifying mark on it. Now they are hoping that the shotgun pellets Max took from the body will be able to give them a clue or two, and they’ve been sent over to Fong. Savannah asks ‘what’s a Fong?’ because that’s not, you know, a name or anything. Holy cow, is she supposed to be the dullest knife in the cutlery drawer or is that accidental?
At this point on my first watch I had to take a short break because the corsets I ordered arrived, so I watched the rest of the ep while looking MORE SEXY THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE (and also having some minor oxygen issues because it’s really hard to do up a proper corset by yourself and I don’t think I got the tension on the laces quite right). Is this oversharing? This is probably oversharing, isn’t it?
So back with the ep and Charlie is looking really quite terrified by the camera and also his actual first name is Che!! We are learning all kinds of interesting things this ep. She asks him what he does and he starts telling her, but then she interrupts him and asks him to sum it up in one sentence. No Savannah! Shut up, this is interesting! Haha, but when she asks him if they’ve got anything from the bullets, he says ‘nothing yet’ but his face says ‘Are you even allowed to ask me that? Why am I even talking to you anyway? Please go away’. And the audience laughs again, because they have not got any smarter in the interim.
I don’t get the connection with the Russian mob in Kansas City. Anyone?
And then! AND THEN!!! Show takes the piss out of the Subway commercial!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! This is the most unexpected thing that Show has EVER done!! Including Governor Denning in shorts!! SO MUCH LOVE!!!!
(This scene would be perfect if they hadn’t felt the need to make Kamekona the butt of a joke at the end. Guys, this was already hilarious. You didn’t need to do that.)
This cargument is cute. I like the perspective. Perspective is EVERYTHING ;-). (There will be screencaps here at some point. Many, many screencaps.)
At the inexplicable Russian mobster’s hotel, Savannah is told to stay behind and, to no-one’s surprise but McG’s, doesn’t. The guy’s room is empty but there are pictures of someone who will obvi turn out to be the vic on the walls and one of those cases that looks like it has egg cartons inside it on the table. The guy himself turns up – what amazing timing! 😉 – and jumps over a balcony, at which point McG jumps after him and Danny says ‘welcome to my world’. I wonder if there’s a Russian mobster sidekick in Kansas City who’s trying to give Danny a virtual *fistbump* here, because this Russian guy is every bit as insane as McG.
In the elevator with Chin, going down to the blue room (another little side of the show that we don’t normally see #love), where he tells McG that the Russian guy didn’t do it.
Facial recognition on the photos of the victim have led them to his apartment which has been ransacked and is in a total mess (although *looks around living room* this could just mean that he has young children *hollow laugh*). Then Danny says ‘Easter egg hunt’! LOVE!! There’s no-one there but Kono calls to say that his credit card has been used at a motel not far away.
At the motel, the victim’s girlfriend is being told that he’s been murdered and the camera crew are told to wait outside. Charmingly, they film through the windows to catch her reaction to this news, and this is the point where I realise what’s actually going on here and I start to fall in love with this episode a little bit. More on that later.