Some of Five-0's adventures have taken on a comic-book quality.
Now superheroes were at the heart of Hawaii Five-0 Season 9 Episode 9.
Fortunately, most of the team could still get in touch with their inner child. Excepting, surprisingly, the youngest, Tani and Junior. They're too cool for that scene.
This was a Jerry episode. And aren't those also the most fun ones?
Of course, Jerry was at the forefront of this investigation of the murder of a real-life urban vigilante. Jerry is a true believer in the archetypes of comic books. Was anyone surprised that "Jeremiah" had a pull list at Other Realms?
I loved Jerry's dissertation about why he wanted to be Batgirl as a child. As a misfit with an active imagination who didn't fit in, his explanation made perfect sense.
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Jerry's knowledge of superheroes and his righteous indignation at the nonbelievers were crucial to solving the case. So what if not everybody got his geek speak. If he didn't find Gene's hidden room, the case doesn't take the necessary turn that allowed it to get solved.
I like that Steve is giving Jerry the chance to grow as a detective, rather than just keeping him as the mascot. Jerry has a specialized skill set, but McGarrett is giving him an opportunity to try new things, in a controlled environment. And Jerry has responded well to that.
Best of all, the case didn't make fun of the comic-book culture. Although no one embraced it as much as Jerry did, at least the others seemed to be able to understand the appeal.
Of course, McGarrett could get into it. After all, he already leaps between tall building in a single bound, even if he really shouldn't. That's what made those final scenes drawn in comic-book fashion so amusing. He already had jumped onto a helicopter, more than once. Hell, it's almost a monthly thing.
And, for all his grousing about Will's hobby, Grover got it too. He admitted that he'd like to still have some of his old, now valuable, comics. For the enduring legend that the late Walter Payton left behind, I agree with Lou that he qualifies as a superhero.
Of course, Danny "You kids get off my lawn" poo-pooed the whole idea of superheroes. He's too often an old man in a middle-aged man's body. But with a young son, he had no choice but to come around.
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Of course, it was the lawyer. It's always the lawyer. Unless it's a legal show. Then it's the opposition lawyer.
As soon as Pope insisted on sticking his nose into the sainted Captain Ishikawa's business. you knew he was seeking to obstruct justice. Of course, until it was revealed that he was the prosecutor who benefited from all those false convictions, his motivation wasn't at all clear.
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