Episode Title: Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono (The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness)
Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
Episode Number: 7×25
Season 7 ends with McGarrett risking his life when Five-0 attempts to rescue young girls trapped in a sex-trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.
How awesome was this finale episode? Steve was like a freaking superhero jumping on to speeding semis, rescuing the girls, detaching the carriage from the truck, and killing the bad guy in the end. I really liked how the whole chase scene was shot and how everything was orchestrated to rescue the girls. Yes, you have to suspend your disbelief, but I don’t mind because the payoff was worth it. I especially loved the scene where they started to evacuate the girls one by one with Danny keeping pace with the driver, Chin and Steve helping the girls move from one truck to the other, Kono and Abby helping the girls along. Great team effort from everyone involved.
So Kono is heading to Nevada to do what exactly? Is she going to the police force over there and try to help out? I get that she’s conflicted about this and feeling helpless that the sex trafficking operation is way bigger than they all anticipated, but why couldn’t they go to the FBI with this information and let them handle it? Of course, it doesn’t mean it will get done, but at least it’s better than them taking the operation one ring at a time.
Is Abby going to be a regular next season? I hope so. Always nice to see another female on the team. I’ve a feeling Chin will not take that task force job in San Diego, but maybe if the job is still available after the end of next season, that’s how the show will end with Chin’s storyline (if it is indeed the show’s last season).
Wow, the show actually had Steve physically suffering for a change by giving him radiation poisoning from that bomb he was trying to defuse several episodes ago. I hope he’ll turn out okay. This is Super Steve we’re talking about here. He’s not allowed to have wounds or be physically harmed.
Loved all the McDanno interactions, of course. The teasing about the gift and Danny’s restaurant plans made me smile. They just know each other too well. Danny wearing the chef hat in the end was very cute. Danny sincerely thanking Steve for the hat and Steve sincerely saying “you’re welcome” made me tear up a little bit. That was very touching. And of course their scene after the girls were all rescued was probably my favorite with Steve putting his arm around Danny’s shoulder and Danny doing the same and the two of them walking together like that. I wonder if this was unscripted and Alex just felt like doing that and Scott just followed suit. Beyond adorable, I tell you.
Lastly, Steve’s “I love you” to Danny and telling him not to worry made me go aww. Steve is playing it off like this is not a big deal because he doesn’t want to worry Danny. Oh, Steve. Let Danny and your friends help you if you’re really suffering. They love you as much as you love them.