I am catching up on my reviews…bare with me.
This review is for La O Na Makuahine, the first episode of season three. Just like the season two finale, it was action packed and so far I personally find season three very intriguing.
It begins with McGarrett being reunited with mom (aka Shelburne). Chin Ho finds that his choice to save either his wife or his cousin was really no choice at all. Kono was dumped in the ocean to drown and his wife was so badly wounded that she dies of her injuries. Luckily Kono survives thanks to her gangster boyfriend (after a call from Chin Ho).
Steve and Mom (Doris) have a long heart to heart about how she came to be Shelburne and why she left her family all those years ago. She was a spy and Shelburne was her cover before she started a family. Wo Fat’s father (whom she she killed) was a an assignment. Later she gave up her spy lifestyle and started a family but had to abandon her family by faking her own death when her past put them all in danger. Steve has a very hard time trusting her or letting her in so he instead focuses on protecting her from the threat of Wo Fat, who escapes police custody thanks to ex-cop Frank Delano. He has big plans to steal confiscated drugs from police lockup and the explosion earlier was a diversion that will allow them to sneak inside the station as cleanup crew. They need Wo Fat to help them get the drugs out of Hawaii and he agrees to help when Delano dangles the location of Shelburne in trade.
Steve decides to hide his mom and put Catherine in charge of babysitting her. He and Catherine seem much cozier and flirtier (is that a word??). There was some real relationship innuendo going on.
After getting that settled he tries to locate Wo Fat. The team finds the place where they initially hid and regrouped after the prison break and they find several bodies belonging to construction workers. From there they uncover the plot to get inside the police station and steal drugs but unfortunately they are too late by the time they get there. Some quick police work though enables them to find the van moving the drugs and Delano and his men. Chin Ho gets revenge for his wife when he gets to shoot Delano in a shootout. One of Delano’s men manages to tell Steve that Wo Fat has gone after Shelburne, before he too dies.
Steve calls Catherine to give her the heads up and she sends Doris upstairs while she takes a look around the property. She finds a downed cop outside and an intruder whom she fights. Wo Fat manages to get upstairs and into the room where Doris is, both are armed. Gun shots are heard but when Catherine gets upstairs Doris says that Wo Fat got away through a window.
The next day Steve says goodbye to his mom. She gets on a plane and he insists that she not tell anyone, including himself, where she is going. After she is gone Danno arrives to tell him that there is something suspicious about Doris’ story about what happened with Wo Fat earlier. It appears that they did not in fact exchange gun fire. He never fired a shot and she put three shots in the floor. Steve is left wondering why his mother let Wo Fat get away deliberately.
My best guess? I think that her assignment back in her Shelburne days meant posing as the elder Fat’s girlfriend or even wife in order to get intel. Later on she killed him. I think Wo Fat is her son and Steve’s brother and he did not know until he saw her that his own mother killed his father. It would make for good TV at least.
What do you think?