17. One of the missing phones (oh yeah, the killer nicked the Feds’ phones, I forgot to say. Soz) made two calls to a house in Waipahu after the plane landed, so they go in with thigh holsters and Kevlar-a-go-go, but the house belongs to Rafael’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his son – and the son is missing. Oh, a kidnapped child. Well, you know, it’s been a while… #sarcasm
18. McG deduces that a) something’s screwy because why would Rafael wait until now to snatch his son, and b) where will he go for help? They don’t know… but they know a man who might.
19. And that man is WO FAT!!! Urgh, make-up have done a disturbingly good job with his burns. In slightly related news: I love Mark Dacascos, he’s so deliciously snarkily evil. When McG tells him that this morning Rafael killed five people and kidnapped his son, Wo Fat says “I can’t imagine what he has planned for the afternoon”. And then when McG says he can have access to the exercise yard and get some sun, he says “I burn easily”. And then when McG threatens to discontinue his pain medication if he doesn’t help, he says “what’s next? No dessert?”. #LOVELOVELOVE! Whoever wrote these lines needs to write ALL Wo Fat’s dialogue, please.
20. So eventually Wo Fat gives up the name of a guy who deals in weapons and fake papers and on McG’s way out the guard at the desk tells him (in a just-making-conversation kind of way) that he’s the second McGarrett visitor Wo Fat’s had today because Doris came in that morning. You’d think that sort of thing might be confidential, but apparently not.
21. Yakuza supply depot! Wow, it’s a MESS!! The Yakuza are only organised when it comes to crime, by the look of it. Kono finds some gloves that may incriminate Michael, but then he turns up and she has to hide under a car while he has a VERY awkward conversation with Adam.
22. In related news, how does Adam not already have a gun? For all this ‘I’m going legit’ there’s still ‘people will probably want to kill me for it’, you’d think he’d have one.
23. Kono thinks Michael was there looking for the gloves and she takes them to Fong for DNA analysis in the hope that they’ll clear her name.
24. Holy cow, Fong’s giving Adam the stink eye!
25. In the blue room with the guy Wo Fat gave up and McG’s being sneaky to get information out of him. See, this kind of thing doesn’t bother me. It’s like when he told Sang Min that he would get his wife and son deported back to Rwanda, WE know that he’s not going to do that, just as we know that he’s not going to do anything to put this guy’s wife and children in danger. What does scare me a bit is “the Supreme Court says that you do not have rights when you provide material support to a foreign terrorist network”. What, no rights at all? Basic human rights, surely? Like no torture and that sort of thing? Please say yes.
26. Aaaand here’s Doris. McG goes through his whole “you’ve never given me any reason to trust you” thing and there are some good lines where McG’s calling her out on her bullshit, but really, I would rather have some actual answers. Sigh.
27. Just as we think we might be getting some actual answers, Danny comes in saying they’ve located Rafael’s car and McG says “to be continued”… yeah, until we all die of old age, at this rate.
28. So they catch Rafael and it turns out – neat twist – that he didn’t kidnap Jack at all, it was other members of the NLM who’d heard he’d been captured and are using his son to make sure he doesn’t talk. I really like the way this character has been written. I keep catching myself feeling sorry for him and having to remind myself that he’s an evil, murdering b@stard. A bit like Wo Fat, actually. Good villains in this ep…
29. … into which category I might place this CIA douchebag who sees Jack as collateral damage. And yes, yes, people in high places have to make vertiginous decisions (no, I don’t really know what that means either, but it sounds pretty good, no?) but cripes, does he have to be quite such a heartless f.cktard about it?