Steve arrives at Mom’s house and confronts her with the FBI evidence. Busted! Mom seems very keen to get Steve out of the house for coffee, when Steve hears a noise and discovers Mom’s mission control centre. Mick, the boyfriend/PI and Wade (remember Wade – he helped rescue Steve from North Korea. Remember North Korea? Atplenkov, I’m talking to you!)
Anyway, Mick and Wade are helping Mom devise a plan to steal back the microfeeeeshhh which will guarantee her safety and let her retire peacefully. There’s a nicely acted scene between Steve and Mom where he wonders what happened to PTA Mom, the one who made fried baloney sandwiches and taught him magic tricks. Oh yeah, she fake exploded when he was fifteen. Or sixteen. I have to say, Mom has perfected the lip quiver. Perfected.it.
Back at HQ, Chin and Danny have come up with some more victim IDs. Michael Noshimuri is tied to them, and Kono is advised to sit this one out due to her involvement with Adam. Danny and Chin head off to visit Michael, who happens to be at the gym. The visit doesn’t go well, but I love the way Chin keeps his cool when Michael makes insulting comments about Kono.
Back at Red HQ (Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren just stepped out for coffee) Mom tells Steve that she’s traced the theft of the microfiche back to Tyler Cain, an ex-CIA agent she once worked with. Cain is about to be appointed Director of National Intelligence, and the information on the microfiche could be awkward for him.
They’ve discovered that Cain keeps the microfiche in his sixteenth floor office at First Honolulu Tower, and have devised a plan to retrieve it. I like this scene, and the way the plan is explained.
Steve isn’t impressed, however. He thinks Mom, Mick and Wade should be in a book club, or playing bridge at night. Because they’re old.
Kono and Adam are enjoying some hugsies after his return from Japan. Which he tells Kono was to cut ties to the family business. Except Kono doesn’t believe him. She also asks him about the killing field, and he denies any knowledge of it. After leaving him, she looks so happy until the cloned phone rings and he tells someone that he just had a visit from Five-0. Adam organises to meet the person he’s called. Kono’s poor little sad face!
Kono goes to the meeting place ahead of Adam, and discovers the dug up bodies in barrels. Two Yakuza henchmen arrive, there’s a shootout and they’re both killed. Kono got shot! She manages to call it in, and Steve arrives when she’s being loaded into the ambulance. Chin assures him that she’ll be ok, no vital organs were hit, but when she’s better, he’s going to kill her.
Steve and Danny have a little convo about Mom, and Steve realizes that whatever Doris has done, she’s his mother, she’s in trouble, and he has to help her.