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29 November 2011 @ 01:24 pm
Hawaii Five-0: "Kiʻilua" Episode Review  

This episode was quite intense, it continued the seasonal arc surrounding Wo Fat and what Steven has been investigating about his father and what connections his father had with Wo Fat and the former mayor. It's something we haven't seen in several episodes so you have to refresh your memory on what is going on with this new investigation and the codename of Shellbourne. Something Wo Fat desperately wants information on. Jenna makes her return in this episode, asking Steve for his help in making a ransom transaction to those holding her fiance hostage in North Korea. He agrees, but then things take a drastic turn when Wo Fat captures him and Five-0 have to go on a rescue mission -- without permission -- to get him out.

I knew that Jenna wasn't really working with Wo Fat willingly, she was doing so to ensure the safety of her fiance. Who, as it turns out, was killed long ago and his corpse was deteriorating in the locker room. Wo Fat was only using Jenna through manipulation to get to Steve. Jenna was willing to do anything to get her fiance back, was willing to hold onto that hope that he was still alive and do whatever it took. Even if it meant lying to Steve and the rest of the team. Was she being reckless and naive in believing someone like Wo Fat? Yeah she was, but desperate times called for desperate measures. She was doing her own research in hoping the information was true, hence the reporter at the beginning of the episode. She did everything she thought she could do, but everything was tainted because Wo Fat is a mastermind in manipulation. He emotionally blackmailed her to get what he wanted, and once she understood this she did whatever it took to help Steve escape, and to get the bastard who did this to both of them.

It's a damn shame that she had to die, since I always felt Jenna was more of a match for Five-0 than Lori currently is, but in my honest opinion, she died a hero.

I just wished they could have taken her body back to the mainland. They might have later, but at this point they were civilians in foreign territory on a personal mission without proper jurisdiction, there was no time in going back. I just feel like Jenna deserves better and to be labeled a hero instead of being considered a traitor, you know? She deserves at least that much. I'm just really gonna miss her. ;___;

I also wish that Kono had been there at the end with them in the helicopter, celebrating that they got Steve back. I hate that they left her out yet again. :/

I did, however, enjoy that Danny was very concerned over Steve. He knew something was wrong, he was worried even before he went to North Korea, and that he found him and when Steve was asking about Wo Fat he just went, "Just shut up, would you?" all affectionately because Steve was okay he was alright and Danny is relieved and he doesn't want to think about Wo Fat or anything just other than Steve is okay. Just everything about these two. ♥
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just a small town girl: [hawaii five-0] team bamfcarameltrap on November 30th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
You put the right words there when I can't seem to express it right. While Jenna betrayed the team, I always believed that it wasn't something she wanted to do but she did it because of the hope of seeing her fiance again. The moment she realised that he's dead was so heartbreaking for her and for me.

Maybe Kono got benched. XD On the other hand, someone has to stay behind to monitor things safely and get them in and out. Even if Kono stays back, she still played an important part in the mission, as insignificant as it may be to some.
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 30th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
That scene was so heartbreaking. You could tell she was breaking, but she held out long enough so she could give the pin she took from her fiance to give to Steve so he could break free, because she felt like she at least owed him after everything, you know? That was her act of bravery right there, and she was such a hero right until the end. I will miss her, she really meshed perfectly with the team, tbh.

Yeah, that's true about Kono. But I wished she had been there nevertheless. It was a nice little victory moment for the team and there should at least been a scene where they picked her up from her location and she gave Steve a gigantic hug.
chosenfire28: Hawaii Five 0 - Steve/Danno chosenfire28 on November 30th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Jenna :(

I am going to miss her so much, I really liked her and got what she was doing completely. She fit into the team so well too and I was cheering for her when she dug the nail out of her husband, she was strong!

All the Steve and Danny made things a bit better. They are just adorable together and make me smile.
Renée: Amy Pond. The Girl Who Remembered.rogueslayer452 on November 30th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh God, that scene with her digging to get that pin from her deceased fiance's knee was simply heartbreaking and hard to watch, her reaction of having to do that was, omg. :( But yeah, although I knew about her fate I was still cheering for her and hoping that she would be alright. She held on and she didn't even blink. I think she knew her own fate at that point, hence why she tossed the pin to Steve. Oh Jenna, you were so strong, so loyal, you won't be forgotten for your bravery.