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Recap / Hawaii Five 0 S 03 E 15

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Hookman

A sniper with two prosthetic hands is killing police officers, and McGarrett may be on his list.

Hookman contains the following tropes:

  • Absentee Actor: Catherine doesn't appear in this episode.
  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Peter Weller plays a character with prosthetic hands.
  • Cop Killer: Curt Stoner, the villain of the week.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: Stoner's excuse to McKinney as to why he has prosthetic arms.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Near the end of the episode, the ghosts of Officers Keoki and Ookala appear to thank Steve for bringing them peace.
    • So Proud of You: Steve's father appears and tells him this at the end.
      John: You're all I could've asked for in a son, Steve. I'm proud of you.
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  • Directed by Cast Member: Directed by Peter Weller (the guest actor) himself.
  • Handicapped Badass: Stoner is a highly lethal sniper and criminal mastermind (as well as a gunsmith so good that he has built himself a reputation as a go-to source for custom, "clean" weapons for criminal enterprises), even if he is missing both arms.
  • It's Personal:
    • Stoner is killing the officers responsible for foiling his bank heist, which resulted in him losing both his arms.
    • The two fallen officers were close friends of Steve's.
  • Marked Bullet: His Calling Card for his Cop Killer spree is him carving the names of the cops he's specifically aiming for on the casings of the bullets he leaves behind.
  • Red Herring: McKinney the gangbanger was not responsible for Officer Keoki's death.
  • Rule of Three/ The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Duke is the third officer hit by Stoner, but he survives.
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  • Special Edition Title: This is closer in style to that of the original series, and is the only post-pilot episode to be in English rather than Hawaiian.
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