Tyler Cain returns to the tower and negotiates with Steve to exchange Mom for the microfiche, in his office, in five minutes. When he gets there, Steve has a cosy little fire going in the waste paper bin. Cain mentions that he was going to call the police, but he sees they’ve already arrived. Which brings me to my only real beef with tonight’s episode. How can the head of the State’s elite task force justify what he’s done tonight? I’m pretty sure the fact that he was helping his mom wouldn’t stand up in court.
Anyway, Cain gives Steve three seconds to produce the microfiche, but there’s the usual thing of neither side trusting each other to keep their end of the bargain and so Steve throws the microfiche into the fire. The look of horror on Mom and Cain’s face is priceless.
Steve tells Cain that if he and Mom don’t leave the building, people will come looking for them, and Cain is forced to let them walk. I’m just waiting now for Mom to have a go at Steve for destroying the microfiche. Here it comes.
Mom is so relieved when Steve magically makes the microfiche appear and Wade picks them up and takes them home.
Steve and Danny are having a nice chat about the McGarret exploits, Gabby, magic and secrets when Max enters the office looking upset.
A ballistics check on a bullet taken from one of the bodies at the warehouse reveals that it came from Kono’s gun.
So, the verdict on this episode? I have to say, on first watch, I thought it was just ok. Nothing great, silly in places. But after watching it again, as much as Doris annoys the crap out of me, I really liked her scenes with Steve tonight. And my fave scene? When Steve produced the microfiche with such a flourish!
The Kono/Adam storyline…boring. And the Danny/Gabby thing…I don’t care any more. She hasn’t been around for so long, I just don’t care. Move on, Danny!
8/10 for me.