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Hawaii Five-O last night was flagrantly teasing me. Did you SEE all the scenery shots they used? My eyes were practically bugging out. I want to go there so bad. *le sigh* I love you Hawaii.
But then, on top of the scenery tease, they put on CARLOS BENARD and gave him a gun with action scenes. *swoon* Seriously, Hawaii Five-O writers, you are going to kill me with your goodness.
So, I get all the gorgeous scenery (for Hawaii and Carlos) and then they give me Alex O. in scenes with Vanessa Marcil where she's completely defiant and totally in his face. Some of the scenes between those two were crackling with tension. Loved it. When she called Steve on his mommy issues, I seriously laughed at the look on his face. "Have you been checking up on me?" Vanessa played the psychotherapist so so well. Those two were awesome and I was seriously hoping for a different ending so she could be a regular. I would have LOVED to see her and Steve again. *one more sigh*
The downer is still the mother story and how wandering it is. You know what would have made it awesome? I was thinking about this. I love Christine Lahti overall, but don't you think Lena Olin would have made an incredible Doris McGarrett? When she was in Alias, she was so amazing at the double-crossing mom/agent/kickbutt sort of woman. I would have loved to have seen that. Especially since this storyline thread is here to stay apparently. Hopefully they get it out of the weeds and start to have it make sense. Torturing some old guy to tell her who else knows she's alive? Really? Makes no sense. Dragging Catherine into her secret mess is also a horrible idea. It's going to end badly, I'll tell you that. But I'm willing to sit through it if we get more action Catherine with Carlos. That made it all worth watching. *Julie rewinds it one more time* Oh yeah. Definitely worth watching.
Do you ever have a secondary storyline in a book/show/movie that doesn't thrill you? Do you skim/fastforward/sleep through it? Or grit your teeth and bear it?