S07E19 - March 10 show - Sex trafficking

by Mr. Mike » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:14 am

“Puka 'ana” – McGarrett and Kono suspect that an abused young girl may be the victim of a sex trafficking ring on the Island. Also, Chin and Grover investigate a murder at a sober living facility, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 10.

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This is positive news, maybe this show will make up for the recent appearance of comic character and human trafficker Sang Min.

by Mr. Mike » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:45 am

Preliminary thoughts. There will be more, I'm sure...


by honu59 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:18 am

"Actually, I was very surprised at the end when McGarrett approached Kono as she was beating the crap out of the guy on the ground that he didn't tell her to stop."

I tuned in a bit early to see "Blue Bloods" last night, so I saw this final scene with Kono. I had the same reaction - I expected McGarrett to intervene before she did serious damage to the guy, but it did not happen. My mind immediately went to the episode "Skinhead" when Kono snapped after hearing a racist remark and attacked the guy they were questioning. McGarrett immediately pulled him off the guy, saying, "You're a cop. Act like one!" or something like that. I guess times have changed...sigh.

by North » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:05 pm

I thought this show typified all that is lousy and irresponsible about this show. I have a few friends who are in various levels of police work in the US and any of the three "incidents" she was involved in during the episode would destroy her career. Attacking the guy in the car and punching out his window would not only get here fired it would have her facing criminal charges for willful destruction of property and assault. Same thing when she repeatedly punched the teacher with zero justification, ok so he's a dirtbag and now his life is about to be ruined and he's going to jail, that doesn't give you the right to beat him up. And the stupid scene with the pimp (or whatever he is) was also career ending, imagine if he got her gun and shot someone.

So many cops have to witness so many vile crimes by scum everyday but they aren't allowed to lash out and abuse people. They have to suck it up and be professional, not act like immature school kids. It does a disservice to all police officers who do the right thing all the time no matter how frustrated they might get by the injustice of life.

Sorry for the rant but this episode really got to me!

by todd » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:28 am

Just saw this tonight.

I agree that Kono was shown being needlessly abusive in this episode, especially to the poor guy honking at her for sitting at a green light.

Mike's idea that her punching the guy's windshield out should have been a dream/fantasy sequence. Maybe Lenkov should hire him to write/edit!

Kono allowing the bad guy to fight her with a knife was foolish by all stretches of the imagination. Again, this could have been written better, to where they somehow end up in hand-to-hand combat without Kono making it intentional.

I wasn't bothered by McGarrett letting Kono beat the guy up at the end. While this was indeed a violation of his rights, it was made clear to the viewer that this guy was both guilty and a horrible scumbag, so it was still satisfying to see him beaten like that.

I also wasn't bothered by Kono's speech to the "house mother", threatening to have other criminals beat her up while she was in jail if she didn't cooperate. Whether she was bluffing or not, this goes along with the "immunity and means" theme of the show, and it was for a good purpose (to force the woman to give up the location of the kidnapped girls).

A very similar episode ran on another CBS show, the short-lived "Vegas", during the 2012-13 season. That show's sex trafficking episode also featured an elusive pimp who kidnapped young girls and forced them into prostitution, who was finally tracked down at the end and beaten up by one of the cops.

by Mr. Mike » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:56 am

Kono's line "He had a knife," which justified her beating the crap out of Emilio the pimp, is being called a "fan-loved line" in a Five-O Redux column on Facebook!

Not by the fans I have been communicating with!