I'm torn about this Hawaii Five-O episode.
On one hand, "Kaie'e" was very exciting, surprising me by bringing up potential consequences from the money the Five-O had taken in order to save Chin's life. This required serious suspension of disbelief.
I was nearly able to get into that head space, but once McGarrett started to suspect that the tsunami wasn't real, it made it difficult to do so. The hoax seemed too grand a scheme to be pulled off without more people realizing it was a fake.
The episode was saved by the reveal that the hoax was a setup to steal cash from the H.P.D. evidence locker, as we saw the severe consequences an investigation would bring for the Five-O.
No one in the group showed regret for taking that money, but Danno did bring up a valid point that the team had been over-stepping things in order to solve the crimes they had been investigating. And of course there was the big surprise at the end when all the members were willing to face the music about the missing money, only to find out that all the money was accounted for. Read More...