A’ale Ma’a Wau (Fish Out of Water)
First – a huuuuuuge thank you to bookemdanno.net for capping this ep – even though she protested because the pics contain the UGLY CBS LOGO 😉 She saved me a butt load of work because I am the world’s slowest screen capper. I can’t thank her enough. I may even name my first female grandchild after her.
More flashbacks. Kondam are having a National Lampoon Chinese Camping Vacation. Adam is a spoiled little rich boy who apparently never had to do anything himself, so can’t, well – do anything. I hear he’s pretty good with duct tape, though. He seems pretty sad about his uselessness and I’m hoping he’s not going to start crying again.
Kono bad-asses their way out of a sticky situation – she must have watched last week’s episode, because she employs Steve’s trick of using the bad guy and his gun to shoot the other bad guy, who in return shoots the first bad guy. So, with both bad guys out of the way, Kondam make their escape. By now, Kono realizes just how useless Adam is and hops in the driver’s seat.
At Honolulu International airport, F*ck You, Chuck Norris meets his limo driver, Michael Maki. Chuck , who is pretending to be Mr Smith. doesn’t like the look of him, quickly whacks him in the throat and throws him in the trunk.
It’s Pee Wee baseball time. The Navy Brats vs Honolulu Shrimps – Kamekona is the ref, which I think is a slight conflict of interest seeing as the Shrimps are sponsored by him, but anyway. Gracie Monkey is up to bat (I hope that’s a baseball term, because I know nothing about the sport.) Cath is the coach of the Brats, and Danny is the Shrimps coach, with Steve as his assistant. Naturally, the two coaches differ on how Monkey should bat. After Steve displays some unsportmanslike behaviour and is told to leave by Kamekona, he receives a call about their latest case.
Max is examining the body of the limo driver. He was beaten and tortured before two shots to the back of the head did him in. I guess Chuck really didn’t like Michael. Max sneakily hands Steve an envelope and when I see the range of emotions cross his face, I can’t help but be reminded of Ridge from The Bold and the Beautiful. Except Steve is much better looking.
Of course we all know the envelope contains the results of the DNA test Steve ordered to determine if WF is his brother. I am saying, right here and now, if they are bros, I am not watching this show ever again!
Danny, being the good detective that he is, had noticed the hand off and questions Steve in the Marquis. Steve admits that he had suspicions that WF and he might be half brothers, because WF is a sociopath and a terrorist and yet Mom is protecting him. Danny has no problem at all seeing the connection. (I loved this part!) Even though it seems there is no connection now – the test has proved that the problems between Steve and WF are not because Mom has a favourite son.
He offers an explanation that perhaps Doris is trying to make peace with WF to protect and save Steve, but Steve knows Mom too well (even though she fake exploded when he was 15. Or 16) and suspects that she is up to something.
Back in China, Kondam’s vehicle has broken down, and true to form, Kono gets it going again. There is a tender scene where Adam tries to get her to leave and save herself, but she insists on staying and fighting the Yakuza. #gokono
At Five 0 HQ, the majik table has been replaced and Chin is like a proud papa listing all the wonderful things it can do. A lot of this goes over my head as I am so technology challenged, kind of like Danny. Chin has ID’d the limo driver – who has history of drug charges – and says that Chuck had requested him by name, even though he was a first time user of the service. Maki had confirmed the pick up of a John Smith, but when he didn’t check in with the company later, the manager tried to locate the limo using the GPS, but discovered that it had been disabled.
Chin reviews the surveillance footage at the airport to see if they can find out anything. Billy Harrington (Cath’s ex) makes an appearance and tells Steve that he’s left the navy and offered Cath a job with the security company he’s setting up. Apparently, Cath has forgotten to mention to Steve that she’s planning on leaving the navy. Oops. Billy reassures Steve that he has no plans to get between him and Cath. I’m confused about Billy’s motive here – he says that Cath turned the job down, so why is he telling Steve about it if he’s on the up and up? Steve tells Billy that he’ll talk to Cath about taking the job. Oh, now I get it. That’s what Billy wanted all along. I think Steve just got played.
Chin has found footage of Chuck and Michael at the airport, sees that something dodgy happened at the limo and runs facial recognition on Chuck. Uh-oh. He’s not Chuck Norris, nor is he John Smith. He’s Ray Harper, Texas Ranger. The most highly decorated ranger. Ever. Our boys are puzzled as to why he’s on the island and why he’s killed a limo driver. They neglect to mention that Ray Harper is HOT!
Ray kicks the door in – McG style – on some big dude’s apartment, ties him up and says that Michael Maki has told him that this dude knows where Ray can find a guy and a girl he’s looking for. Ray must be feeling peckish because he eats some peanut butter, even though it’s not the chunky kind, which he prefers. (Me too, Ray! And natural PB is so much better too!)
Cath has been summoned to McG’s office, where he asks her why she turned down Billy’s job offer. She tells him that because their relationship at the moment is great, she doesn’t want the new job to come between them. Chin interrupts to say that Maki’s limo has been found, and Steve has to leave.
Outside, Danny finds his new car. Before he knows it, Steve takes the keys off him and they drive off, with Danny calling Steve a jerk. I have to agree here – he could have at least let Danny drive it the first time. There is a conversation about Cath and Billy which I really have no interest in, suffice to say that Danny advises Steve not to let Cath and Billy work together.
The boys arrive at Tom Akuna’s house, where the missing limo is. Tom has prior history on drugs and assault. They find fresh blood and a bag containing $75,000. They run a search on Tom’s car.
In the cane fields of Waipahu, Ray is giving Tom a lesson on the rat population in the sugar cane. He smears PB all over Tom because it seems that rats like it even more than sugar cane. Tom caves – as I would, because who wants to be eaten alive by rats. Especially if they’re pissed off because Ray brought smooth PB and forgot the jelly. Tom tells Ray where he can find the two people he’s looking for.
A young man in a motel room dumps a pile of money on the bed to go with the other piles of money already on the bed. He looks anxious and proceeds to light a cigarette with his gun when the door bursts open and Ray holds him at gunpoint demanding to know where the girl is. Steve and Danny arrive and Ray, outnumbered, has to surrender.
The blue room is full of some serious hotness right now, although Ray has hat hair. Steve sees a picture of a girl inside Ray’s hat. Ray says he didn’t kill Maki or Akuna, and Steve demands to know where Akuna is. Danny is questioning Carl, asking him about some unsolved robberies on the island within the last 24 hours – Carl fits the description of the perp. He scrolls through Carl’s pictures on his phone and sees a pic of him with a young girl. The same girl in Ray’s picture. Ah-hah…now we’re getting somewhere.
It’s Amanda, Ray’s daughter. Carl had brought an unsuspecting Amanda to Hawaii to deliver a bag of cash ($75,000!) to some guys, but on the way to make the delivery, they were robbed. Amanda was taken and Carl was committing the robberies to try and come up with the replacement cash to get her back. Ballistics come back on the bullet that killed Maki and when Steve finds out that Ray is telling the truth, he releases him so they can all work together to find Amanda.
They go to Akuna’s house, where they find him in the shower trying to wash the PB off. He tells them where they can find Amanda. Carl is wired up to go in and hand over the cash in exchange for Amanda. McG tells him to saddle up, which Ray finds quite amusing. So do I. It turns out that the guy holding Amanda got a better offer and sold her. There is a big gunfight and Ray manages to extract the information that his daughter is in a shipping container at Pier 39.
Ray and our boys go there, take down the guys guarding the containers and father and daughter are reunited.
It’s game 7 of the Pee Wee Baseball Championship. Danny tells Monkey to go out there and have fun. Steve tells Cath to take the job. He’s comfortable enough with their relationship not to worry. Monkey hits a home run.
I liked this ep – it was fun. I give it an 8/10.
Was Steve was a jerk for not letting Danny drive his new car?
Do you think Cath should have taken the job in the first place?
Is the WF/Steve brother theory done and dusted now?