One thing that Hawaii Five-0 usually does right is Halloween.
Unfortunately, two crimes got in the way of all those creative costumes on Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 5.
Fortunately, one of the two essential characters for a Halloween episode was there. Alas, no Jerry, but Max returned for the first time since he left for Africa on Hawaii Five-0 Season 7 Episode 13.
Even better, he brought his adorable adopted son Dunde, who got to experience the fun of Halloween for the first time.
Of course, both were dressed as John Wick, the night's best costumes.
Second best had to be Noelani as Elton John from "Rocketman." Although Eddie the Indifferent Lion also was right up there, rolling around for adoring trick-or-treaters.
And what should we read into Quinn dressing up as Maverick, from McGarrett's favorite movie "Top Gun"? Not too much, I hope.
I enjoyed Flippa's mother Princess, who holds promise as a recurring character. She was like Kamekona on steroids when it came to business, and hinted that she helped to finance his empire.
The lamest costume had to be McGarrett in a monster mask, which didn't even frightened those young kids. Too bad we never got to see Junior's costume.
Before too long, business called away the Five-0 personnel and alumni.
Still, it was fun having Kamekona advise Dunde on Halloween while Flippa as Fat Elvis took him out trick-or-treating.
Those burglars got what they deserved, shooting that nice old lady who was handing out candy to all those children.
As became clear, that woman Edith was even more big-hearted than was originally indicated, taking care of the deformed son of her Mother Superior.
It took quite a while until that was revealed however. For a brief time, Tani's "Rosemary's Baby" theory actually made sense.
It was great to have Max back out in the field, even unofficially, as the night required two medical examiners.
Grover and Adam were no doubt happy to have him show up at their crime scene. It also gave all the newbies hired since he left (Tani, Junior, Quinn) a chance to experience him.
And Max is an experience (especially on Halloween). This guest appearance reminded me how much I've missed Max's super-detailed explanations.
He also proved vital in tongue-lashing the Mother Superior into doing the right thing later.
The manster that Edith kept in her basement had a Frankenstein quality to him. He didn't know his own strength and he was spooked by the sights and sounds to which he was unaccustomed.
He got spooked by Tani and Quinn while he was foraging for food, especially after Tani shot him while he was fleeing.
It took Dunde's sweet gesture of offering him a lollipop, of not being afraid of him, that calmed him down.
Being surrounded by police cars and their sirens undid that quickly, until Max and his Mother Superior finally talked him down again.
Edith meant to protect him all those years from the cruelty of people and the reason behind that became evident during his brief taste of freedom as everyone but one boy either fled from or confronted him.
Noelani was the first to deal with the second case, as the chief pulled her from the party to do an autopsy on the body of a high-school girl that had been missing for a month.
But before that could happen, the power went out and she had to creep through the scary, dark morgue trying to determine why.
As McGarrett pointed out, she shouldn't have blamed herself for the body being stolen why she was being proactive.
With the manhunt underway for whatever escaped from that basement, that left McGarrett and Junior to track down the missing body.
I'm in favor of any excuse to have Duke appear, so having him fill in McGarrett and Junior on the case made perfect sense.
He pointed them toward the most likely suspects: rich, frat boys who were the last people seen with Lana.
It was a shame that they couldn't just let the killer take out all three of Lana's murderers, who had stolen her body to bury it.
Burden of proof and all that.
Too bad Junior had to go and rescue the last of the murderers, although that meant somebody would be going away for Lana's murder.
I felt bad for Lana's sister Emily, who was driven to hunt down those who had killed Lana. Hopefully, she'll be able to swing an insanity plea.
Although the way she calmly waited for McGarrett to arrest her, that might be hard to sell, since she knew what she was doing.
I was hoping that Quinn and Tani would become friends in short order. But, based on their exchanges at the party, I'm not so sure.
It could just be two alpha females temporarily clashing. They'll come around.
What was odd is that, like Quinn, I assumed that Tani and Junior were now an item.
But the way Tani was talking, she didn't seem too certain about that.
It's probably that Junior, like many males, has been doing a poor job at expressing himself.
I'm sure there will be more on their up-and-down relationship, which could make their partnership somewhat tenuous.
To review the Tani-Junior relationship, watch Hawaii Five-0 online.
Did you feel sorry for the man locked in the safe?
Did the frat boys deserve what they got?
Which costume did you like best?
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