Sunday, March 1, 2015
After another couple's session McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) are forced to spend several days together on the stakeout of a woman (Jessica Lowndes) who helped rob a jewelry store. Although she attempted to kill her partner to keep the diamonds for herself, Five-0 is far more interested in the gunman from the robbery who decided to kill a former member of the local police. Using the suspect as bait the pair wait it out hoping her former partner, properly motivated after being shot, will show up for retaliation. The situation allows for several scenes of the partners' trademark banter as well as something of a breakthrough when McGarrett lets down his guard for a moment.
As Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael fight off their collective fears (including squid clowns and the Kraaang) courtesy of the Fear Mushroom, Michelangelo faces down Pizza Face who has plans to devour all of New York starting with one pizza-loving Turtle.
Three stories are at play in "The Anxiety Optimization." Stuck at the airport with Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), Howard (Simon Helberg) freaks out after realizing the airline has lost his suitcase containing his mother's ashes. To disprove a psychological study suggesting it can make two people fall in love Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) spend the evening together answering a list of personal questions. With their friends busy Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Amy (Mayim Bialik), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), and Emily (Laura Spencer) spend the night at a puzzle room where the scientists pay big bucks for the opportunity to think their way out of a lab with a zombie (which proves far easier than they expected).
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The murder of a psychic in Chinatown forces Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) to question several other psychics in the area including a young man who offers fortunes to each member of the team that reveal secrets and possible futures for each of them. In terms of ongoing storylines the big takeaway from "Ancient, Chinese, Secret" is the reveal of the burgeoning romantic relationship between Niedermayer (Kristoffer Polaha) and Nadia (Beatrice Rosen), which seems to come out of nowhere, as well as some foreshadowing about Nadia's past which will likely be further explored over the remainder of the season.