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Near-tragedy helps Danny forgive, make peace with past on “Hawaii Five-0”

Near-tragedy helps Danny forgive, make peace with past on “Hawaii Five-0”
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    McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), proper, and the 5-Zero group help Danny (Scott Caan) when his daughter, Grace (Teilor Grubbs), will get right into a life-threatening automotive accident and lands in essential situation.

Ever because the Hawaiian phrase for “family” turned a part of our on a regular basis vernacular, it isn’t unusual for individuals to name shut buddies or a gaggle they work or socialize with, a part of their “ohana.” The core basis of “Hawaii Five-0” is the ohana and the sense of household that surrounds Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Danny Williams (Scott Caan), the remainder of the 5-Zero staff. It consists of the opposite detectives and officers within the activity drive, in addition to the prolonged members who help the staff to unravel instances and assist get the job finished.

Ohana prevails in each episode and is threaded all through every season. This week’s episode is not any totally different, as McGarrett and Lou (Chi McBride) work to seek out out the reality behind a near-fatal crash involving Danny’s daughter, Grace (Teilor Grubbs). Danny’s ex-wife, and Grace and Charlie’s (Zach Sulzbach) mom, Rachel (Claire van der Growth), have to face by whereas Grace is in crucial situation and has mind surgical procedure to be able to save her life.

The episode, titled “Ka hauli o ka mea hewa ‘ole, he nalowale koke,” which is Hawaiian for “A bruise inflicted on an innocent person vanishes quickly,” is an olelo noeau and has a a lot deeper which means for Hawaiians. “Mean words uttered against the innocent may hurt, but the hurt will not last,” is the interpretation of the Hawaiian proverb and poetical saying. Written by Zoe Robyn and directed by Roderick Davis, the episode is filled with rigidity and uncooked emotion but strikes shortly towards a satisfying conclusion. The whole storyline is upsetting and dramatic, because it offers with Danny and Steve, and with Danny’s daughter, Grace, who most followers have watched develop up on display.

DANNY’S WORSE NIGHTMARE

The episode begins off like each mum or dad’s worse nightmare. Grace doesn’t come residence, can’t be reached and Rachel has no concept the place she is perhaps. She wakes Danny at 2 a.m. in search of assist to seek out their daughter. Danny makes use of his 5-Zero attain and has HPD run a hint on Grace’s telephone they usually head out to seek out her. They roll up on a horrific scene — Grace’s automotive off the aspect of the street, and an ambulance about to tug away. Danny asks an officer if it’s his daughter and as he says “yes,” and Rachel screams Grace’s identify because the bus drives away.

McGarrett meets them on the hospital and Danny tells him Grace is in essential situation and a brand new good friend, Katie (Ana Cabrol), was within the automotive with her. She’s within the intensive care unit as nicely and it doesn’t look good. Katie’s father (Regi Davis) blames Grace for the accident, questioning if her “cop dad has always bailed her out when she drives drunk or like a lunatic.” McGarrett stops Danny from getting right into a bodily confrontation and has two officers take the daddy away to chill off.

Duke (Dennis Chun) steps in and sadly tells McGarrett that HPD is opening an investigation and car murder is stepping in to make an evaluation. He apologizes and explains they’re simply following protocol. McGarrett hates the information, saying to Duke, “You know this girl. It’s not her. Something’s wrong here.” If anybody has to ship this information, it ought to be Duke, who appears as upset as McGarrett.

Grace has to have a neurosurgeon are available to function on her as a result of there’s strain on her mind. As Rachel and Danny wait throughout her surgical procedure, they talk about the large elephant within the room — Rachel’s continued apply of not telling Danny essential details about his youngsters. This time, it’s the truth that Stan, Rachel’s ex-husband and Grace’s step-father, purchased Grace a automotive. Danny tells her, “There’s all kinds of things that happen that you should have told me about, that you don’t tell me about. I’m used to it, all right? I’m used to it.”

FACING THE PAST

He’s referring to the truth that Rachel hid the reality that Charlie was his organic baby till Charlie was about three years previous. Within the first season, Danny and Rachel had an affair whereas she was married to Stan and she or he received pregnant. Danny thought they have been reconciling, however within the second season she informed Danny the infant was truly Stan’s youngster, and she or he stayed with her husband.

Within the fifth season, Rachel returns to inform Danny that Charlie has a uncommon illness that impacts his immune system. He wants a bone-marrow transplant from a mum or dad and admits to him that Charlie is definitely his son, and Danny can save his life. As you’ll be able to think about, Danny was very indignant at Rachel for maintaining his youngster away from him for therefore lengthy and inflicting him to overlook the primary years of Charlie’s life.

It appears whereas Danny is indignant, he admits to Rachel he can’t actually do something about it. “That moment’s gone now,” he says, which means he can by no means get them again. His response to Rachel cuts a lot deeper than anger, however it’s the bitter fact of the state of affairs. He’s harm, and that appears more durable for Rachel to deal with than if he simply lashed out at her in anger.

It’s the primary time he and Rachel have truly talked about what occurred with Charlie. It was one thing followers weren’t completely happy with — that she lied to him for therefore a few years, and denied his having a relationship with the boy. Now Danny could be very lively in Charlie’s life and they’re very shut, nevertheless it appears as if that is due to Danny’s response to the state of affairs. By not permitting his anger to show into bitterness or revenge towards his youngsters’s mom, being their father is far simpler, and his youngsters are a lot happier.

Caan is all the time so robust in these sorts of scenes, saying only a few strains however which means a lot. His face provides away his harm and his disappointment, and his resignation to the state of affairs. Danny will surrender his anger and resentment as a result of he loves his youngsters. That’s an important factor in his life. His youngsters, their well being and their happiness. When Grace’s life is in peril, it’s arduous to discern if Caan is reacting as an actor or as a father. Whereas he’s a father of a daughter himself, he has additionally watched Grubbs develop up within the final 9 years enjoying her on-screen dad. His reactions to Grace’s accidents appears plausible and are simply as heartbreaking as in the event that they have been truly occurring. It’s a testomony to Caan’s skills in addition to his fatherlike relationship with Grubbs.

UNCLE STEVE IS ON THE CASE

Loving and taking good care of his youngsters appear to not solely be Danny’s focus however McGarrett’s as nicely. He takes his position as their Uncle Steve very significantly. He and Lou arrive on the website of the place Grace crashed her automotive and Junior (Beulah Koale) fills them in. Appears as if Grace missed a flip going 80 mph and earlier than she might step on her brakes, she’d hit the embankment and flipped. As Danny had already informed McGarrett that her tox display was unfavourable, the staff deduce that one thing else induced her to be driving quick and flip the automotive.

They discover proof of one other automotive that appeared to have stopped to see what occurred however then took off after the automotive flipped. McGarrett finds that the second automotive has an oil leak, they usually realized this automotive was what pressured Grace’s automotive off the street.

They dump Grace’s telephone and comply with a purple herring based mostly on threatening texts despatched by one in every of Grace’s classmates, Nathan Cowell, performed by Hawaii actor Matt T. Schewe. Poor Nathan. When Danny finds him within the hospital ready room with different members from Grace’s class, he seems to be like he is aware of that demise will come to him if he doesn’t confess what he is aware of.

He tells Danny considered one of Grace’s classmates and resident imply woman, Cameron Ross (Kailee Regan Brandt), despatched an evil textual content by way of Nathan’s telephone after Grace confronted her on the social gathering they have been all on the night time earlier than. Cameron had been displaying an embarrassing image of Katie to everybody and harassing Grace’s new pal. Grace put a cease to it and dumped Cameron’s telephone right into a beer, then she and Katie left the social gathering. After Grace’s accident, the texts have been misconstrued as being extra threatening than they have been.

Whereas Cameron doesn’t win any prizes for being an honest human being, she does give McGarrett and Lou a transparent timeline for the night. Cameron despatched the texts quickly after Grace ruined her telephone and was house by midnight, her clueless father confirmed to the detectives. So McGarrett wonders what occurred to Grace and Katie between midnight and a couple of a.m. Lou suggests they went to get one thing to eat earlier than going residence. Junior checks out the late-night spots close to the celebration and finds an worker at an area Zippy’s Restaurant who confirms two women matching Grace and Katie’s description ate there after midnight.

(Zippy’s is a well-liked chain restaurant in Hawaii that serves plate lunch-style meals, chili and rice, saimin, loco mocos, and the perfect fried hen this aspect of the Mississippi. It’s well-known for its Zip Pac, a bento-style boxed meal that’s good for many who likes to surf, hike, play sports activities or eat. Each a take-out and sit-down restaurant, it’s a staple for informal eating in Hawaii. It’s akin to Bob’s Huge Boy, Denny’s or Perkins on the mainland — however the meals is method higher. Everybody goes there for late-night eating; Grace and Katie are not any exceptions.)

Zippy’s sends over video footage and a proud Uncle Steve sees Grace standing as much as a creeper who can’t depart the 2 women alone. Video footage from the Zippy’s parking zone exhibits them operating away as the person follows them, and the group will get a glimpse at his license plate. Lou and McGarrett discover the suspect, Keith (Markus Silbiger), who has the identical type of basic automotive they noticed within the video footage. And it simply so occurs to have an oil leak.

Posing as a possible purchaser, McGarrett takes Keith for a really quick check drive. Whereas he’s racing down the street, he explains to Keith that his automotive leaks the identical type of specialty oil they discovered at a criminal offense scene. He additionally has him on digital camera at a Zippy’s harassing the 2 underage women who have been virtually killed at that very same crime scene 20 minutes after Keith was seen speaking to them.

A scared Keith is making an attempt to place on his seat belt as he asks McGarrett if he’s a cop. McGarrett tells him not solely is he a cop, however “worse for you, I’m an uncle of one of those girls you put in the ICU.” For sure, Keith confesses and as he’s being loaded right into a patrol automotive, Lou tells McGarrett: “He’ll get negligent injury in the first degree. Reckless driving. It’s jail time, Steve.”

However McGarrett isn’t satisfied it’s ok, saying, “If Grace doesn’t pull through, it doesn’t make a difference.”

FINDING GRACE

However Grace does pull by way of, and everyone seems to be grateful. Particularly her mother and father and her Uncle Steve. On the hospital, whereas they watch for Grace to get out of surgical procedure, Rachel exhibits Danny Grace’s commencement slideshow they usually watch their little woman flip from a child to a younger woman. There are footage of Grace principally with Daddy Danno and Uncle Steve, and it’s touching and candy. It appears in that second as if Danny has forgiven Rachel.

When they’re given the information that she’s OK, Uncle Steve is there, they usually all hug, grateful their woman is ok, and that she is in fact, harmless of any wrongdoing. The harm won’t final for Grace, as we see her coming residence every week later to spend time with her 5-Zero ohana. Hopefully the identical could be stated about her mother and father, that the harm won’t final, and that maybe now they are often at peace with the past, and with one another.


Wendie Burbridge writes the “Five-0 Redux” and “Magnum Reloaded” blogs for staradvertiser.com. Comply with her on Twitter and Instagram.


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