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A silly stereotype...not a real lady.
planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
6 September 2012
This is a very weak episode--mostly due to the writer's difficulty
writing a three dimensional character. Jean Simmons (not the one from
KISS--the actress) stars as a reporter that it just too ridiculous to
be believable. In addition, there's an odd mistake that the producers
or Jack Lord SHOULD have caught. Together, they make this a very weak
The show begins with a kidnapping. At around the same time a couple of
teens are kidnapped, McGarrett and the Governor are having a very rare
disagreement. The Governor wants McGarrett to cooperate with a magazine
article about him and Five-O--McGarrett wants to tell the reporter to
get lost. However, the Governor pulls rank and insists McGarrett and
his men cooperate...period.
When McGarrett meets the lady reporter (Simmons), he is brusque and
rude. He makes it very clear that he didn't want her to interview him
or his men but that he's doing it because he's been ordered to
cooperate. It's really hard to like Steve here. However, through the
rest of the episode, Simmons acts like an idiot--proving, at least to
the writer, that dame reporters are annoying! Far from politically
correct, this show missing the mark because is portrays the lady so
poorly--like a third-rate Lois Lane who blunders into situations where
she has no right being involved. As a result, the show just comes off
as sexist and dumb. What do you think?
By the way, there was an inconsistency in this particular episode. In
previous ones, Steve didn't drink alcohol--and even said a few episodes
before this that he NEVER drinks. However, at the end of "The Cop on
the Cover", the show ends with him sharing champagne with Simmons.
Don't you think the writer and especially Jack Lord should have caught
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