‘NCIS Hawaii’ Recap: Season 1 Finale – Kate tries a grand gesture

NCIS: Hawaii closed Season 1 Monday night with Part 2 of the Freshman Finals, in which Captain Milius once again teamed up with Special Agent Tennant’s team to find out who was sabotaging a prisoner swap between the United States and Eastern Europe.

At the end of Part 1, the American journalist who was sent back to the United States began thrashing and frothing violently—and when Part 2 opened, he died not long after, aboard the Coast Guard jet that Jane had secured. Then it was discovered that the exact same grim fate befell the Russian spy transferred in the exchange. But who might have poisoned the certified healthy men, and when/how?

When the riot police suggested that the poison had been administered in two parts, the second via the oxygen tank on board the aircraft, it led them from the tarmac to the doctor. After being grabbed and grilled in Manila by Jane and a strikingly colorful SEAL, it was learned that the doc had been recruited by “Silver Moon”, the same Dark Web entity that orchestrated the murder of Corporal Cartwright in Part 1.

Meanwhile, Boom Boom’s examination of the IED used on the SUV in Part 1 caused Ernie and the team to track the delivery and transport of a highly unstable TATP (triacetone triperoxide). That led them to a lab, where Jesse stepped on a pressure-sensitive detonator while searching the explosives-laden building. Fortunately, only a little drama ensued as Boom Boom calmly diverted the power source (so they wouldn’t all turn into “pink mist”).

However, a lot of TATP was missing and none of the likely public targets made sense. Jane then suspected that the target was the impending secret meeting between Joe and his powerful colleagues in “The Group” in order to real derail any attempt to keep the peace. Jane couldn’t reach Joe by cell, but her team stormed the meeting place in time to evacuate everyone just before Babin (sp?), the mastermind, could set off the explosion. In addition to the distant detonator Babin was holding, Boom Boom, a… dummy — meaning someone else nearby was actually the bomber.

Based on information that Whistler could coerce a (too) pretty (to Lucy’s liking) Russian FSB agent, Jane was able to confront the real culprit – Colin McIntyre, one of Joe’s counterparts in The Group, who was promptly arrested.

Afterwards, back at Jane’s office, Joe asked how they could make what they both have a “normal thing”, but as Jane pointed out, her whole life is in Hawaii while he’s back in DC. That said, the prospect is a”all beautiful thought,” and they agreed to “live in those beautiful thoughts” while he was still in town. But first, Jane hosted a potluck that night, to which the extended team (Boom Boom, Kai’s father, etc.) was invited.

At the party, Lucy looked anxiously at the door, hoping to see Kate, but to no avail. But just as she was beginning to go into a daze (while denying her desires to Ernie), Lucy heard singing in the distance—when an oncoming Kate took Ernie’s advice. rather literally and resulted in a “grand gesture” in the form of a serenade. †Adele’s Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” to be exact.) Sure enough, after a moment of confusion and hearing Kate clearly professing her love, Lucy pulled her ex into a long kiss, as the partygoers on deck cheered and shouted.

What did you think about NCIS: Hawaiifinale, and season 1 as a whole?

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