Tonight’s Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS:LA crossover begins with a deadly scare none of them saw coming. Smallpox. A disease that has been pretty much eradicated is now being used as a weapon to the highest bidder. While investigating the murders of some victims of a botched drug trial, the team enlists the help of the NCIS team from LA.
With the entire island at risk of exposure, there isn’t time to waste. The suspect responsible for the murders has been on the NCIS watchlist and for one member of NCIS, it’s personal. He comes from a big Romanian crime family and would sell a worldwide epidemic for a quick buck without batting an eye. They uncover a quarantine station in a warehouse somewhere and I can’t help but think that Chin is having some serious LOST flashbacks right now.
LL Cool J bickers with Danny about his driving and it just makes me miss Steve. Danny hits him back with “you shoot like Ray Charles.” Sigh. I miss you Steve. After an unsuccessful car chase, they try to intercept their suspect from selling the vials of the disease in a marketplace. Of all the places to do such a thing. It results in a shootout and the death of the Romanian as the team is successful in capturing the deadly vials.
The gang celebrates with some seafood at the beach and even take the time to name Danny’s car Winifred. As I’m watching, I can’t help but think that this episode was too easy. Turns out I’m wrong. Danno gets a call from Kono telling him the vials they uncovered are still out there and in the hands of a disgraced doctor. What’s worse? He just landed at LAX with a disease that could cause an epidemic.
To be continued on NCIS:LA.
I enjoyed having some new guys on the show. With Alex’s absence, the show was really missing something. Daniel had an adorable scene when he was teasing Kono’s character about a boy. I wonder if they’ll pick that up tomorrow night.