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21 May 2012 @ 09:08 pm
Episode Review 3 for H50Land on DW  
Review of 2.08 Lapa'au
(which I believe is Hawaiian for “Dog Calls Shotgun”)

This episode begins with classic McDanno action. Priceless. Steve pretends he has ninjaed his way into Danny’s latest, crappy apartment, but Danny calls him on it, reminding him that a) he gave Steve the apartment number and b) the door wasn’t locked.

Steve finds Danny on the couch entranced by a movie. Naturally Steve makes himself at home, busting Danny’s chops about his movie choice.

Enemy Mine? It’s like we’re in a tiny, badly decorated time machine.”

Danny claims it’s a cinematic masterpiece and Steve needs to just sit and watch. Steve tries but then a dying Lou Gossett Jr. gives birth and Steve can’t believe it. Danny is moved by the experience.

“Are you crying?”

Danny tries to ignore him but it’s nearly impossible. Here is a picture of Danny trying to ignore the sarcasm coming from his right. (AKA tongue porn):

Their cinematic experience is cut short by the inopportune ringing of Steve’s cell phone. (Isn’t that just always the way!?)

“Put your shoes on, buddy. We have a case.”

They go to the harbor where the remains of a plane have been brought ashore. (The plane crashed before the opening credits, nearly taking a water-skier/surfer with it.) They find Max examining the body and Steve realizes that the plane didn’t hold enough fuel to have been flown by the dead women, based on how long she’d been dead. (Yay for Steve’s aeronautical knowledge!!)

While they are there, they meet Jeff Morrison who was the dead woman’s boss. Turns out the dead woman (who is not listed in the credits on IMBD?) was an ICE agent. ICE being Immigration and Custom Enforcement, not the kind Kamekona would use to make shaved ice.

Here’s Jeff Morrison looking worried:

Just as a side note, I really really like this dude. He needs to come back!

Here is a picture of Chin on the dock. I labeled it “Chin looking worried” but I don’t know why. Last review I did didn’t include Chin so we’ll take care of that oversight right now:

They investigate the dead girl, learning from Lori that they need to find her Red Book. (No, not the magazine, rocsfan. An actual official diary that’s red.) They go to her house to search for it and find:

The dead girl’s dog!

And look at her desk:

There’s a picture of her dog!!! (Back when I had a real job and a real desk, I had pictures of my dogs on my desk!!! A kindred spirit!)

They find the Woman’s Day Red Book but with pages torn out! Oh noes!!!

Look how cute our boys look as they thumb through it!

Lori tells them she would not have torn out the pages so someone else did it. They go somewhere to do something and Steve wants to know “Why am I in the backseat?”

Because the dog called shotgun, silly!

At some point, Chin calls Malia and flirts with her. (Another fine picture of Detective Kelly):

Chin and Kono chat about Malia, and Kono says she’s totally cool with Chin dating her. Yay Kono!!

They have recovered the black box which Danny points out is actually orange. “Orange is easier to find,” explains Steve the SEAL.

Max has news so they go to see him, taking Jeff Morrison with them. Max insists that he and Jeff Morrison have met before but Jeff says “No, really we haven’t.” Oh my!! Too cute. (Could we have Jeff Morrison back and bring Zacchary Quinto along for the ride? Then they could go with Max to Kamekona’s and have shrimp flavored tofu. Just sayin!)

“We’ve never met,” says Jeff.

“I’m very good with faces. I’m sure we’ve met,” replies Max. Steve and Danny just look adorable waiting for them to figure it out.

Max has figured out that the poor ICE woman died from blow fish poisoning. For reasons I can no longer recall, that sends them to a head shop.

Kono uses her feminine wiles and gets the clerk to sell her illegal marijuana. Chin is not pleased:

The tapes from the marijuana shop show the dude who… did something that made him deserve to be chased.

“What part of don’t move is not clear to him?”

Please don’t overlook Steve’s fierce face!

They interrogate the runner/courier guy in a little thing I like to call Blue Light Porn:

Runner/courier guy admits that he took the pages from the Red Book but only because he didn’t want his name out there. (And also he’s a lifelong Woman’s Day subscriber, just like Steve!) He didn’t take the whole thing because the nice ICE agent was doing good work and he didn’t want it to be ruined. It’s nice when the bad guys are not all bad!

Chin and Kono find the partially burnt pages in that park where everything seems to happen. Kono takes the pages to Charlie after Chin tells her they are plastic coated so they don’t burn as easily. (Really? Do they make this stuff up?)

Charlie is able to recover some of the info:

(Look how cute they are together!! I think Adam Noshimuri is hot like fire but wouldn’t Charlie and Kono have the most beautiful babies? Just FYI they are married in my stories. This is why we love fanfiction!)

Kono calls Charlie a Geek God and leaves the lab to tell the guys what she’s learned from (her future husband) Charlie.

They track down where the blow fish poison came from and check the building from the outside. Danny reports that there are more than a dozen heat signatures:

They raid the warehouse to find people make leis. “That’s not illegal.” But behind the sweat shop/work room is another storage facility. There they find illegal animals.

Jeff says that animal poaching is huge business but since 9/11 there hasn’t been the resources to control it. Dead ICE Agent stumbled onto the poaching but didn’t tell Jeff.

“Just as a note, the heat signatures looked a lot scary from outside.” Oh Danny!!!

(And was I the only one concerned that Jeff’s vest seemed to be a little on the small size? I know he’s big guy but if they were in a gun fight, he wouldn’t stand a chance. Dude, please get a vest the right size before you come back to Our Show.)

At some point, Steve does this OMG thing. I don’t know why but I sure like this picture!

They end up at Kamekona’s after the animal warehouse raid. Danny has the dog and Kamekona feeds it shrimp tails!! No no no.

Max arrives in his new wheels! A bright yellow Camaro. Just like Danny’s! He cashed in his pre-historical fossils AND his DS9 action figures for the down payment on this bad boy. So worth it! (Maybe that accounts for Steve’s OMG face?)

It is the cause of Danny’s “Oh no you didn’t” face:

Max tells them something important but I don’t remember it what it was. (Yes, I remember he sold his DS9 action figures but NOT what’s in the envelope. Selective memory anyone?)

“You gave the dog shrimp tails? What’s the matter with you?”

Kamekona tells them about a doctor that uses shark fins and crab entrails to make “medicine.” (That’s not a direct quote but what he tells them is enough to send them off to find the doctor.)

The doctor’s office is closed, the door locked. Has that ever stopped Commander “Never Met A Door I Couldn’t Break” McGarrett? No it has not.

“Did he just break in?” Jeff asked.

“Welcome to my world. Something he does regularly,” replies Danny.

The doctor is not there but they find out that he’s being held hostage by the guy we met earlier, the parachuting, motorcycle loving guy who has a card for medicinal marijuana. They apprehend parachuting, motorcycle dying guy who leads them to the poor doctor:

Steve says he’s still alive so they call for a medivac helicopter.

The doctor was a creep and a liar but he didn’t deserve this.

At the end of the episode, Jeff gives Steve the posthumous certificate of appreciation awarded to the dead ICE agent. Steve takes off one of his numerous plaques and puts it up.

And we learn that Grace is now the proud owner of Beauregard the Dog. Yay Grace!! “Score one for Fathers!”

This episode earns a 3.5. Excellent McDanno moments. Overly convoluted as they tend to be. Good humor and important messages. And we’d like Jeff to come back, please.

(Just as a note, I "borrowed" these screen caps from Alex O'Loughlin Rocks. I'll return them when I'm done with them. Bwhahahahaaa....)

And that’s it for this Episode Review.

From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on May 22nd, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
You always do such a wonderful job with your reviews. I love that you include pictures. Both them and the commentary make me smile every time.

I especially love the pic of Chin talking to Malia. What an adorable smile!

And what's with Steve always telling Danny to put something on? (put your shoes on, put your pants on) Talk about feeding my fantasies. Now if we could only get Steve to say, "take your shirt off and your pants." :-)

Thanks for a lovely review!
Are 6 dogs too many?: danny and stevetkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you!! They are fun to do. If you didn't watch the show, you wouldn't have any idea of what really occurred. But I'm okay with that. I know only Fans will read them and they make me smile. That's what it's about, right? And making you smile!

Also - YES to "take off your shoes. Take off your pants."

Here's another picture of Hannah. She is a cuddle bunny!!


Edited at 2012-05-22 01:21 am (UTC)
bluedelft on May 22nd, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
She is adorable!!!!!!!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: Pudgetkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
Yes she is and she knows it too!!
Lizet Elaine: Hawaii Five 0::208::Lapaʻausimplyn2deep on May 22nd, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
oh I love your side comments throughout the review!

I want to see more of Charlie in season 3 and for him to pine more for Kono (she's going to be alive damn it!)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Konotkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you!!

Kono better not die!!! I really can't believe they'd kill her off unless Grace Park was really unhappy. But surely we would have heard?

More Charlie. Absolutely!! I write them married all the time. That should be enough to make it Canon!! (Okay - only to me, clearly.)
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on May 22nd, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
I write them together as well. Adam did some bad things and he basically had a gun on Steve! Oh he's so trying to clean up his image or whatever. riiiight *rolls eyes*
From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on May 22nd, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
I hope she doesn't die either.

I know her husband lives in Vancouver and that she misses him (I read that somewhere), but I also thought that traditionally actors sign a contract for five years. Oh, heck, I don't know.

I was always afraid of Malia dying. Ever since she married Chin. Marriage always leads to death. Not to sound morbid or anything.
bluedelft on May 22nd, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
ROTFL .... it started with the which I believe is Hawaiian for “Dog Calls Shotgun”) and kept going from there!

The vest, the pictures, the selling of DS9 action figures (that just brings out the Trekker or is it Trekkie in me ....never know which one is the 'correct' one to use all I know is I love Star Trek and that's what matters) and the review goes on and on and on.

Loved it!
Are 6 dogs too many?: quintotkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!

Star Trek was my first Fandom!! It will always hold a special place in my heart!! DS9 was not my favorite but Max loved it and that's all that matters!

Yep, "Dog Calls Shotgun." Pretty sure that's right!
bluedelft on May 22nd, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
TNG is my all time favorite of the Star Treks! Watched DS9 when it first started but lost interest in the last two seasons of the show.

Been watching "Boston Legal" and love the little Star Trek things that are thrown in from time to time, like when Denny opens his phone it sounds like a communicator.

*points to icon* my favorite character from one of my favorite episodes! When I met Brent Spiner had him autograph one of the stills from that episode too. Guess I'm a Star Trek Geek.
Are 6 dogs too many?: enterprisetkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
I love TNG too!! The Original Series is my #1 fandom - the only one I write fanficiton for, except H50 now.

I never watched Boston Legal but I heard good things about it. I didn't know about his phone sounding like a communicator. That's too awesome!!!

Data!! Love Data. I especially loved the friendship between Data and Geordi. It was inspirational.

Live long and prosper!
bluedelft on May 22nd, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
Watch "Boston Legal" it will make you laugh! Denny and Alan together are just amazing and so, so, funny!

Data and Geordi was a great friendship! Didn't matter that Data was an android all that mattered was that he was a friend.

Live long and prosper!
--♫ Anna--: Facesrocsfan on May 22nd, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
RED BOOK!!! I laughed so loud when I read that, you could probably hear me!! In fact, I am laughing right now! And a Woman's Day mention, too. Awesome sauce!

Excellent review! Tongue porn, Woman's Day, a doggie, Zacchary Quinto, Steve's OMG thing...what more could I ask for?
Are 6 dogs too many?: plain clothestkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you were pleased!!! That whole talk about Red Book - that's just wrong! We are a Woman's Day fandom!

Wouldn't it be awesome if Zacchary Quinto was on the show? I mean, really??? Max would flail and die! I'd also love to see Chris Pine on the show. Or anywhere. He's such a hottie! But that's not the point, is it?

Anyway! Thank you so much!!!
--♫ Anna--: Five-ohrocsfan on May 22nd, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'd also love to see Chris Pine on the show. Or anywhere. He's such a hottie! But that's not the point, is it?

That's the point as far as I'm concerned! Except my TV might melt.
Highlander IIhighlander_ii on May 22nd, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
Personally - I will always see Greg Grunberg (your new fave cop guy) - as 'the guy who kicked House in the balls' - forever and ever. It's an episode in s3 ( I think ) of House...

But the 'lampshade' on the Masi + Greg thing is kinda funny... since it's not so over-the-top as to be annoying.

And yes - love it when Max pulls up in his own shiny Camaro. XD
Are 6 dogs too many?: quintotkeylasunset on May 22nd, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
I don't watch House so I didn't know my new favorite cop guy had been on it! How funny. WHY did he kick House in the balls?

I thought the scene where they discussed whether or not they knew each other was just the right tone - funny but not over the top. Now we just need Zacchary Quinto and we'll be all set!!

I should have included the two Camaros but I knew the fans would know what I was talking about. And they weren't in the screen caps on AOLRocks.

thank you for the fun comment!!!
Highlander IIhighlander_ii on May 22nd, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Grunny kicked House inna balls b/c House was an ass. Which is the standard setting for House, but still.

This is the episode: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0606038/
a geek in such the wrong way: amusement-memory-goldfishhaldoor on May 23rd, 2012 08:27 am (UTC)
Gorgeous recap! Thanks! Especially the lapses of memory which are almost as bad as mine! ;-)
Are 6 dogs too many?: danny and stevetkeylasunset on May 23rd, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
Oh Lord. Your icon is soooo appropriate!!! Sometimes it's a wonder I can remember by name.

DS9 action figures - yes. What was in the envelope, central to the plot, no. Well, I remember the important parts, right?

Thanks so much for the lovely response! And for the smiles from your goldfish!
a geek in such the wrong way: H50-steve-lyinghaldoor on May 24th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
Hee, I find it suits so much for me! gottalovev made it for me! I have trouble with my own name too!

I have no idea what a DS9 action figure even is, so I didn't even remember Max selling any, let alone what was in the envelope! You do remember the important parts... whereas I just remember Steve and Danny on the couch, in the car, Steve looking hot; stuff like that. Ah, priorities, what can I say? ;-)