What an emotional Hawaii Five-O that was last night. I knew I would have nightmares as soon as the little girl was shown to have a chain around her ankle and the newly kidnapped girl was brought in. Every parent's nightmare. I loved that the older girl was keeping a journal, since I'm a big journal fan myself, although I have to say when I saw what happened to her my first thought was, I hope her parents get that journal somehow.
It was interesting watching Danny's reaction to the situation. You could tell he was affected from the first moment they looked in that shallow grave. When Steve had to pull him back from questioning the guy who looked like a poor man's Patrick Swayze I knew it was going to get intense for Danny. I liked that they kept the Steve/Danny cargument brief this week. It seemed more realistic and really what else was there for Danny to say? He'd been in those parents' shoes and it was horrific for him.
I didn't know how I felt about Steve walking away while Danny beat that guy. I think there are standards and rules we have to uphold in our society and having law enforcement beat an unarmed man for information doesn't sit right with me. (I know, I know, he'd given up his badge, but it was only for that moment and then he put it right back on.) But, on the other hand, my daughter who was watching with me said, if I had been kidnapped and he knew where I was, would you care if they beat him in order to find me? I'm sure if I were in that position I would do anything to get her back, but truthfully, I hope I never have to face that. (As an aside, didn't Castle just do that same thing when Alexis was kidnapped? Hmm . . .)
I had a feeling the Kono thing with Adam would be coming to a head and I was right. Next week looks intense.
Best light moment of the ep was the tiny girl in the sumo suit challenging that big guy. And everyone making fun of Steve's new haircut. All I can say is I hope it grows back soon.
Castle started out with a bang. I always like when Beckett is frozen out of a federal investigation because she breaks rules and goes after the case anyway. Plus, this episode had Carlos Benard in it (I miss you 24) so that automatically made it a great episode. (And wasn't he just on Hawaii Five-O? Hmmmm...)
The idea of a drone strike and the government testing it over our skies is obviously a current event topic. It definitely sparked some conversation within my family as we watched it. The twists and turns of who really did it (the goverment? the partner? terrorists?) was well done and I didn't predict the murderer this time. I love the light banter with the boys and Caskett about rise of the machines and the little remote controlled tank and helicopter scene between Beckett and Castle was funny.
I loved the tense interrogation scenes and Stack's admiration of how Beckett uses the silence. The scenes with Beckett and Carlos had some chem didn't you think? Not a Caskett chem obviously, but there was some energy about them that I liked. I also liked Castle's heroic show of trying to protect Beckett against the drone shooting at them. I always wondered if he felt a bit helpless since she can obviously protect himself. Such a cute scene between them.
But now Beckett has a secret which it looks like the season finale will be addressing. I'm nervous as to how it will be handled, especially with the preview of them on the swings. *sigh* I wish it wasn't the season finale already.
What shows are you going to miss over the summer?