Last week’s episode was only good. This week’s episode was AWESOME. It began with a couple hiking their way to a scenic waterfall for a little sexy time. They were surprised by Mother Nature though when a storm broke out, sending them to look for cover. They found a tent in the forest and upon opening it to see if it was in use they find a dead body.
Meanwhile Steve and Joe are at a military facility doing some target practice. They reminisce about the past and Joe tells Steve he is transferring to Hawaii permanently. They celebrate by knocking back some cold ones but are interrupted when Joe gets a call about the man in the tent. He was a member of SEAL team nine and the apparent cause of death is suicide but Joe is not buying it. He doesn’t think a man who took a leave to work on his marriage would kill himself. Steve agrees to look into it and he puts his coroner Max on the job.
Later on they meet at the 5-0 headquarters. Max, dressed like Inspector Gadget (LOL), tells them that he found evidence that this shooting was a homicide so the case is officially reopened. Steve, Joe, and in Chin Ho start by investigating the scene. They find a liquor bottle with some kind of substrate inside of it and they see soil evidence that indicates he was hiking elsewhere. They make their way to the area they think he might have been and Chin Ho almost gets shot by a homemade booby trap device. Steve and Joe deactivate the trap and they find a pot farm nearby that is under video surveillance. To lure the dope growers to the scene they start uprooting some of the pot plants. It brings the growers out in full force and they are arrested after they fall into a little 5-0 trap.
Danny and Lori go to the SEAL’s wife and ask her some questions. They find out that the dead man thought his wife was having an affair. They follow that lead while Steve hits a dead end with the dope growers. The man suspected of having an affair with wife begins to look like a suspect when they find his fingerprints on the liquor bottle, which was also laced with an incapacitating drug. But Max leads them to the body of another SEAL from team nine who was killed in a homicide made to look like a traffic accident. They now know someone is trying to kill off all the members of this team.
The team gets some indirect assistance with identifying other team members and finding out why they are being targeted from a SEAL named Wade. They find out that a surviving member of a cartel raid is out for revenge on the team that decimated his operation and has hired a hitman to run them down one by one and make it look like accidents so that other members of the team are not alerted.
Kono is hanging out with some other disgraced cops and she is offered a job. They run down the bad guys just like the cops do but they seize money and assets instead of arresting them. She has to provide intel on current police raids though and the subtext is that she use her connection to Chin Ho to do this. Kono is obviously conflicted.
Lori investigates the cartel who is after SEAL team nine and she finds a known associate on the island, renting a home. They go to the home and find lots of top secret info on various SEALs, including some on Steve. They also find his next target, who plans to skydive that same day. The man is drugged and then thrown off the plane unconscious. Steve jumps after him and manages to tether himself to the unconscious man and save him. This was one AWESOME scene and regardless of certain fans who think he is being made out as a superhero… I think a SEAL would in fact know how to skydive.
When the plane lands the rest of the team tries to arrest the hitman but they end up having to put him down. Wade invites the team to their command center and allows them to watch operation payback in progress… taking out the rest of the cartel in retaliation. When Chin Ho, Danny, and Lori see the SEALs in action they are impressed and awed by the fact that Steve used to do missions like this and they proclaim to be very glad he in on their team.
The episode ends with Kono logging in to the HPD’s computer system using Chin Ho’s login info.
A+ episode for me!