Savage Sunday vs. Six Kilos

by John Chergi Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:17 pm

Classic HFO Fans:

Here's something interesting for you Classic HFO fans. Savage Sunday was an underrated episode as the revolutionary group led by el pidio arrived in Hawaii to secure weapons. The pesky guard although shot pulled the alarm and the group made a hasty escape. Enter McG & HFO team to apprehend the experienced fighter and warrior el pidio...

Six Kilo features McG undercover as Brown in a caper type episode. There's build up as the associates get their equipment and learn the destination of the ship etc. McG shows a flashier side as Brown and proves to be a pretty good safe cracker. I like Brown's banter with Swanson.

FINAL VERDICT: A close call but I liked Savage Sunday by a nose. The revolutionary group were an interesting lot and Silva delivers an excellent performance. Six Kilos has some funny lines and excitement but there are questions about why McG becomes Brown and the Nitro Man's apprehension. He had to answer to somebody. Savage Sunday 4 1/2 stars out of 6 and Six Kilos 4 stars out of 6. Which episode do you like better?

by ringfire211 Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:15 pm

I prefer "Six Kilos" if only for the rare opportunity to see Jack Lord play against his McGarrett-type by going undercover. He's real groovy, bay-bee! Plus I dig caper stories so this episode fits the bill. "The Ways of Love" still features Jack's absolute best "undercover" performance. He's basically not McGarrett at all in that episode. You would almost think you stumbled onto some other show and not Five-O.

I think "Savage Sunday" is a fine episode too but I guess I'm not as big on foreign revolutionaries as I am on capers/heists. But it does have an excellent scene where McGarrett gives the consul a lecture on how democracy and due process work. Preach, brother Lord!

by H50 1.0 FOREVER Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:07 am

I also prefer "Six Kilos." McGarrett's undercover portrayal of Harry K. Brown is absolutely sleazy. As sleazy as his portrayal of Steve Crowley in "The Ways of Love." But what "The Ways of Love" has that bests the other undercover episodes is Crowley slipping seamlessly back into McGarrett as he removes the sunglasses at the Ways of Love Temple. A few moments later, when the director calls "Cut!", McGarrett slips just as seamlessly back into Jack. So, it's a three-way shift. Awesomely good acting, Jack!