S03xE05 – Catherine and McGarrett are spending their Halloween night watching Chucky and eating popcorn. Well that’s what they’re trying to do, but they keep getting interrupted, lastly by Danny who’s upset because his daughter skipped out on trick or treating with him. So Danny decides to crash McGarrett’s hopeful make-out session. McGarrett gets a call and it looks like movie night is over, there’s been a car accident that looks suspicious. That’s because it is.
When they arrive to the scene they discover that the accident was anything but that. And the driver of the car is nowhere to be found. That is until they start doing their thing and end up locating her body in a dumpster down an alley. Upon autopsy the results show that a bunch of her organs were removed and then a blood imprint was found in the form of a pentagram on the body. This murder just turned into the ritualistic type.
So after some digging around at a house that held a party the victim attended, they learn that she wasn’t alone, and the couple were followed by a man wearing a goat head. Ew. So now that we know a guy was taken as well, we see that this guy is being held in a cage in a basement of a house. And is basically waiting for his turn at death. We don’t get to see the psycho who’s doing the killing until he goes upstairs and attends to his sweet old grandma. Psycho guy has to leave for a bit, because grandma is out of one of her pills. So this leaves guy in a cage time to figure out how to escape.
Meanwhile Five-0 is putting the pieces together, and they’ve narrowed it down to psycho guy too, so McGarrett and Danny are on their way to see if their lead is any good.
Caged guy manages to break free and makes his way upstairs where he frightens grandma while wielding a knife, and then goes to call 911. Just as he starts to ask for help, grandma stabs him, and down goes cage guy. He is not having a good day.
McGarrett and Danny get the page that a dropped 911 call was made from psycho guys phone number, and they rush to the home, but psycho guy gets there first and drags cage guy out of the house leaving a trail of blood and grandma to greet Five-0. Grandma isn’t saying much, but finally gives in and says she’ll help locate her grandson, so they take her into custody and put her in the back of a squad car.
Grandma is riding along in the squad car when she starts to have a heart attack, so the cop pulls over and calls for an ambulance. As the cop is helping grandma out of the car to do cpr, she grabs his gun and shoots him. Then she calls psycho guy and gives him a heads up. Five-0 gets called to the scene where grandma is sitting in the back of the car holding the gun, and as McGarrett tries to talk her into dropping the gun, she shoots herself dead. She played them good.
So now Five-0 is left with their last chance at catching psycho guy by trying to track his phone. This doesn’t work, and then they learn about a place on the beach where ritualistic sacrifices were held long ago. They head there, and find psycho guy about to stab cage guy in the heart, but McGarrett shoots him dead first, and cage guy is saved.
We end with McGarrett and Catherine making out while Chucky is playing in the background, and then the door opens. It’s Danny and his daughter dressed up in costumes. They’re a day late, but making up for not going the night before. They all decide to snuggle on the couch and watch The Notebook. It’s cute.
Best of the episode: Danny and McGarrett cuddling on the couch watching The Notebook. Adorable. Especially when Danny lays his head on McGarrett’s shoulder. Aw.
Worst of the episode: The freaky goat head. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Where this episode leaves us: It didn’t really leave us anywhere, other than maybe McGarrett’s and Catherine’s relationship moving along. This was a pretty stand alone episode geared toward the holiday.
Best one-liner: Danny – “Ok, it looks like the Manson family through a party in here.”
What this episode ruined for us: Goats
– a la Chryshele