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I loved it!

The procedural plot, amazingly, was solid. The twists gave me whiplash every so often, but I didn't think it was mind numbingly boring like a lot of the other plots that we've seen throughout the second season, so that is a major plus. It helps that the writer of this episode, Stephanie Sengupta, has a solid background in "Law and Order" so, you know, procedure is her thing :)

It also didn't go where my brain wanted it to go. I mean, before we knew that the money the victim stole was for blackmail, I had imagined that the girl stole it in order to either have an abortion or help her friend get an abortion, but I kept thinking that there is no way a show like Hawaii Five-0 would touch that subject with a ten foot pole.

Skeevy sex tapes though, that's fair game. Still, there was a whole lot of judgement for the teacher who was having an affair with a 17 year old girl. Legal or not, it's fucking disgusting for a man in that position to take advantage of said position to screw around with school girls.

The myth arch of Wo Far, Joe, the Noshimuri men and Steve blew my bloody mind. It was tight, it was exciting, the confrontation between Steve and Joe, Steve and Adam Noshimuri, shivers, my friends, shivers.

The fact that Steve, with his words, threw the fact that he was tortured (the word was actually said, I can't believe it!) and that Jenna (my lovely, poor, misguided, Jenna!) was killed over whatever it is that Joe is concealing made the episode for me. Up until that point, it was a give or take for me, but the interaction in Adam Noshimuri's house (god, you can see the trauma is Steve's eyes) and the confrontation with Joe in the car - well, it made me very very happy. It hit my continuity and consequences narrative kinks very hard and I love every minute the myth arch was touched in this episode.

It's no secret that I'm a Danny girl. I watch the show mainly for Danny and for Scott, because his acting, Jesus, give him an award already, for real! *ahem* sorry. I'm a Danny girl and a Danny/Steve shipper. However, as a Danny girl, I love Steve, because he loves him (I love Steve in his own right, of course, he's lovely), but if Danny didn't love Steve, I don't think I would have been so invested in him.

When Steve kidnaps the jury man I went O_O because I was not expecting the hood and the threats - I was kind of hoping Danny would say something about that, but I think he has stopped caring which makes me sad, but also makes me look forward to seeing Danny's story unravel - because he and Steve aren't taking care of each other and it's affecting things the dynamic. Which I like, because it changes things up, like having Kono and Chin partner with Steve, which is interesting.

But the times Steve and Danny did interact, like at the construction sight, Scott's subtle acting wins out and O'Lough's emoting was gold. It was gorgeous to watch and I miss that a bit. I do have a lot of faith in that dynamic being revisited and restored at a later date, because really, it's their partnership that floats this boat (no pun intended).

There was even, good god, a Bechdel win (WARNING: TV Tropes link!). Technical, yes, but still a win, which I did not expect.

A very good episode all around. I loved it. A lot. This is a strong opener for the second half of the season.


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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