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Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Nā hala a ka makua”

January 30th, 2014 by

The makings of a memorable cargument

The McGarrett – Danno bromance is back this week in a big way!

Fan have noticed that the dynamic duo have had fewer “bromantic” moments in Season 4, mostly due to the seemingly diminished screen time of Scott Caan. Tonight, however, we can look forward to some epic cargument moments as Steve and Danny spend much of the episode handcuffed together. They are forced to drive around the island by an escaped convict played by Michael Madsen of Reservoir Dogs fame. Madsen’s character threatens little Gracie, which is sure to get Danny’s hackles up.

Grace gets herself into some trouble as she punches out  another student. Remember when Danny punched out McGarrett in the pilot? Apparently the Williams apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Peter Weller is back behind the camera. He has quickly become one of my favourite directors this season.

Watch a new preview clip HERE

From CBS


         “*Nā hala a ka makua” – McGarrett and Danny are kidnapped by an escaped convict who wants Five-0 to prove his innocence.  Meanwhile, Danny must deal with Grace after she punches someone at school, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(*Nā hala a ka makua is Hawaiian for “Sins of the Father”)


Alex O’Loughlin     (Steve McGarrett)

Scott Caan     (Danny “Danno” Williams)

Daniel Dae Kim     (Chin Ho Kelly)

Grace Park     (Kono Kalakaua)

Masi Oka     (Dr. Max Bergman)

Michelle Borth     (Catherine Rollins)



Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)



Michael Madsen     (Roy Parrish)

Keiko Elizabeth      (Principal Ann Fiske)

Matthew Glave      (Lead FBI Agent Kohl/Julian Lynch)

Lyndon Smith      (Lauren Parrish)

Geoff Heise     (Judge)

Alan Y. Okamoto      (Defense Attorney)

Jackie Tufa-Marques      (School Secretary)

Chris Gritti     (Impala Driver)


WRITTEN BY:     David Wolkove

DIRECTED BY:    Peter Weller

Hawaii Five-0 honored by Daughters of the American Revolution

January 27th, 2014 by

Representatives of the Hawaii chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution present Peter Lenkov with the State Media and Entertainment Award in recognition of the World War II – themed “Ho’onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father).”
(Photo courtesy of NSDAR member Leyona14)

As viewers, we were all impressed with the thoughtful and moving story Hawaii Five-0 told about the internment of Japanese Americans in the wake of the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It turns out the Hawaii chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was just as impressed.

Representatives of the Hawaii chapter of the NSDAR visited the home of Five-0 at the Hawaii Film Studio on January 24th.  While there they presented executive producer Peter Lenkov with the State Media and Entertainment Award in recognition of the show’s approach to and handling of the story told in “Ho’ onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father),” which aired on December 13th.
The award plaque reads as follows:

National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

Media and Entertainment Award

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Hawaii Chapter, proudly acknowledges the Hawaii 5-0 show ( Episode 410, Honor Thy Father), and their writers, Peter M. Lenkov and Ken Solarz, for their outstanding historical story line regarding the tragic events in American history.

NSDAR Media and Entertainment Award recognizes a member or a program of the film, radio or television industries for their outstanding work in promoting education, historical preservation and patriotism.

David Toriyama (James Saito) gives Steve a memento of his namesake grandfather — the baseball mitt the young sailor gave him when they played catch outside the Toriyama home.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Written by Peter Lenkov and Ken Solarz and directed by Larry Teng, “Ho’onani Makuakane” used an attempted murder case as the framework around a story about the  December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftereffects on Hawaii’s  Japanese American residents. One family in particular — the Toriyamas — takes center stage, and  Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett is given a personal tie to the Toriyama family; his paternal grandfather Steven was being tutored by Mr. Toriyama.  The young husband and father was preparing for an advanced placement test with Mr. Toriyama’s help, and between tutoring sessions he played catch with the younger Toriyama son, David. Adult David (James Saito) gives Steve a keepsake he has treasured his whole life — a baseball mitt Steve’s grandfather gave him not long before the 1941 attack.

Toriyama gives Steve something else, as well —  the knowledge that his grandfather lives on in him. “You have his heart,” he says.

Hawaii Five-0 “Hana lokomaika’i” swims past CSI

January 25th, 2014 by

Hawaii Five-0 may not be scoring high in the youth demographic but it’s consistently landing among the top 20 most viewed prime-time shows, and the recent Chin Ho-heavy episode was no exception.  The episode featuring Robert Knepper at his sleazy best, brought in a larger audience than CBS powerhouse, CSI, landing the show at #11 for the week ending January 19th.

At the end of last season, many were concerned that the show wouldn’t live to see a fifth season, but the move to Friday nights, combined with the addition of Chi McBride, could just mean another year on the island for stars Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Scott Caan.

Chin Ho confronts brother-in-law Gabriel Wainright


From the San Jose Mercury News

1. Football: San Francisco vs. Seattle, Fox, 55.9 million

2. NFC Championship: “The OT,” Fox, 30.3

3. “NCIS,” CBS, 19.7

4. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 15.8

5. “American Idol,” Wednesday, Fox, 15.1

6. “American Idol,” Thursday, Fox, 13.3

7. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 12.6

8. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12.5

9. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 20

10. “The Following,” Fox, 11.1

11. “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS, 10.6

12. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 10.3

13. “CSI,” CBS, 10

14. “Mike & Molly,” CBS, 9.8

15. “The Blacklist,” NBC, 9.3

16. “Modern Family,” ABC, 9.1

17. “Castle,” ABC, 9

18. “Undercover Boss,” CBS, 8.9

18. “2 Broke Girls,” CBS, 8.9

20. “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS, 8.5

Hawaii Five- Rebroadcasts Season Three’s “Ho’opio”

January 24th, 2014 by

With bahamabert

Friday’s replay of Season Three’s “Ho’opio (To Take Captive),” sees Danny pushed to the edge by a serial child abduction suspect, played by the creepily convincing Henry Rollins.   Will Steve have to take his partner off the case? Tune in tonight to find out!

As the press release (below) tells us, “When the body of a young girl who was kidnapped 10 years earlier is discovered, Five-0 must hunt down the kidnappers who have now taken their next victim.” It’s easy to see how this case would hit close to home for Danny.



Mare Winningham and Henry Rollins (“Sons of Anarchy”) Guest Star

“Ho’ opio” – When the body of a young girl who was kidnapped 10 years earlier is discovered, Five-0 must hunt down the kidnappers who have now taken their next victim.  Meanwhile, Kono asks Catherine for a favor that could damage her relationship with Adam, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Mare Winnigham and Henry Rollins (“Sons of Anarchy”) guest star.

(*Ho’ opio is Hawaiian for “To Take Captive”)

Alex O’Loughlin     (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan     (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim     (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park     (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka     (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth     (Catherine Rollins)

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)
Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)
Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)
Shawn Garnett     (Flippa)

Kanani Rogers     (Amanda Morris)
Mykayla Sohn     (Ella Bishop)
Adam Lieberman     (Henry Morris)
Mia Adams     (Tess Morris)
Jodie Jarvis     (Joyce Bishop)
Brent Dupuis     (Don Bishop)
Don Swayze     (Lloyd Grimes)
Kevin Doyle     (Dave Parsons)
Henry Rollins     (Ray Beckett)
Mare Winningham     (Terry Beckett)
Adam Wang     (Yakuza Soldier #1)
Tip Gilbert     (Himself)
Diane Ako     (Newscaster)
Leslie Wilcox     (Newscaster)

STORY BY:     Peter M. Lenkov
TELEPLAY BY:     Noah Nelson
DIRECTED BY:     Steve Boyum

A Peek Behind the Scenes with Peter Lenkov

January 23rd, 2014 by

Last week, TV critics were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Five-0 writers’ room by executive producer, Peter Lenkov. There they learned the process of building each episode which includes 8 days of preproduction prep, 8 days of filming followed by several days of post production. Over 200 people from Hawaii and Los Angeles are involved in the process.

“Shooting a show in Hawaii, you need a lot more lead time,” he says. “The resources aren’t the same as you would have here in Los Angeles, so some stuff has to be shipped over.” (from Courier-Islander)


Peter Lenkov giving a tour at the  Television Critics Association Studio Day

On this day, Australia-born actor Alex O’Loughlin — who plays Hawaiian special forces Lt.-Cmdr. Steve McGarrett — crashes the Skype call to wave and banter long distance with critics. Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Canadian-American actress Grace Park also star on the series.

For more on the behind the scenes tour check out Courier-Islander

Spoilers for Upcoming Hawaii Five-0 Episodes

January 23rd, 2014 by


Even though it is a repeat this Friday, the news out of the Hawaii Five-0 camp is coming fast and furious!

Fans have noticed this year that Danny (played by Scott Caan) has been missing from recent episodes. Don’t fret! Here’s what is coming up for one of television’s greatest bromances.

From TVLine

Anything good coming up with Danny and Steve on Hawaii Five-0? I need some bromance! –Sarah
And bromance you shall have. For one, EP Peter M. Lenkov teases a “really fun and suspenseful” episode airing Jan. 31, where an escaped convict (played by Michael Madsen) carjacks the boys “and takes them on a ride for most of the episode, to clear his name.” And later this season, in Episode 19, “Danny and McGarrett are in a perilous situation where they have to really rely on each other, and that’s a real ‘blood brother’ type of episode.”

TVLine also has a scoop for Cath fans.

I am a fan of Catherine and Steve on Hawaii Five-0. Can you please share some spoilers? –Carmen
And spoilers you shall have. Lenkov shares that this season’s second-to-last episode is a “big, dramatic” one for the lovebirds, featuring “some flashbacks to her stint in the military. You’ll get to know her as a soldier, when she was actually in the Navy.”

Have you been voting for the Fan Built episode? Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Rob Corddry (of Comedy Central’s Children’s Hospital fame) will appearing in the episode as a former classmate of Chin Ho’s. Corddry’s character will be a professional magician who becomes a murder suspect. The airdate for this episode has not been released.

Rob Corddry to appear on Hawaii Five-0

Is Kono losing a loved one? (spoiler)

January 21st, 2014 by

In case you missed the news when it came out last May, Ian Anthony Dale who plays Kono Kalakaua’s love interest on “Hawaii Five-0,” was cast in TNT’s new series, “Murder in the First.”   Created by Steven Bochco, the police drama starring Taye Diggs begins filming next month.

While this is good news for the talented Dale, it won’t be welcomed by fans of the passionate Five-0 couple who only recently were reunited on the series.


Adam Noshimuri reunites with love Kono Kalakaua on Hawaii Five-0

From Michael Ausiello

Question: Haven’t seen any AA scoop for Hawaii Five-0 in a while, and would love to get some! –Clarlee
Ausiello: Though Grace Park’s Kono is back in Hawaii (or Vancouver-as-Hawaii) and set to rejoin the team, Ian Anthony Dale’s days as Adam are likely numbered. “I love Adam and I love the actor, but he has a show [TNT’s upcoming Murder in the First],” exec producer Peter M. Lenkov explains. “We’re trying to make arrangements for him to come back. We’re trying to get him back for an episode.”

You can see the entire column here at TV Line and if you’d like to learn more about Ian’s new show, you can check out Zap2it

Hawaii Five-0 maintains high numbers

January 18th, 2014 by

Chin Ho’s (Daniel Dae Kim) budding relationship with Malia Wainright (Reiko Aylesworth) may have compromised the investigation into his father’s murder during a convenience store heist gone awry.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Unadjusted overnight ratings figures for January 17th’s “Hana Lokomaika’i (The Favor)” show Hawaii Five-0 maintaining the ten million plus total viewership from the previous week’s season high — 10.42 million, off only slightly from January 10th’s 10.74 million.

Final Friday adjusted ratings could easily see the show making up the slight declines from the previous week’s figures.

Initial Friday Ratings table and analysis courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV By The Numbers.



On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6, up two tenths from its last original’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.5, down a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 17, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.6 6 9.00
NBC Dateline NBC 1.5 5 6.98
FOX Bones 1.5 5 6.81
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.33
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.90
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 0.9 3 3.78
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.1 6 7.39
NBC Grimm 1.5 5 5.69
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.5 5 10.42
FOX Raising Hope 0.7 2 2.51
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.71
9:30PM FOX Enlisted 0.6 2 2.02
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.7 5 6.34
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 12.47
NBC Dracula 0.9 3 2.86

Five-0 Scores Season High in Final Friday Ratings for January 10th

January 18th, 2014 by
McGarrett and Grover decide to play nice

McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Captain Grover (Chi McBride) form an uneasy partnership as they search for Grover’s missing barkeep friend.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Here’s another nail in the coffin of the Friday Night Nay-sayers — Hawaii Five-0 and Friday night stablemate Blue Bloods scored their highest audience numbers this season with their January 10th episodes.

For Five-0, this was “O Kela Me Keia Manawa (Now and Then),” which made uneasy partners out of McGarrett and Grover as they searched for Grover’s missing barkeep friend.  In addition to a season-high total viewer figure of 10.74 million, the episode brought in a 1.6 rating and 5 share in the 18-49 demo, matching the Season 4 premiere and the Nick Jonas-featuring “Akanahe.”

Final Friday Ratings table courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV By The Numbers.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 10, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.5 5 7.18
FOX Bones 1.5 5 6.88
CBS Intelligence -R 0.9 3 4.94
NBC Going for the Gold 0.8 3 3.55
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3 1 0.81
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.1 4 4.81
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.1 6 7.36
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.6 5 10.74
NBC Grimm 1.3 4 5.33
FOX Raising Hope 0.8 2 2.70
CW Supernatural -R 0.1 0 0.47
9:30PM FOX Enlisted -P 0.7 2 2.41
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.7 5 6.73
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 12.68
NBC Dracula 0.7 2 2.47

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

via press note:


At 9 PM, Hawaii Five-0 was first in viewers (10.44m) and second in A18-49 (1.5) and A25-54 (2.3).  This is H50’s largest audience of the season and matches its second highest A18-49 rating

At 10 PM, Blue Bloods  was first in viewers(12.49m) and A25-54 (2.5) and second in A18-49(1.5).  This is Blue Bloods largest audience of the season  and equals its second highest A18-49 rating

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (9.33m) and second in A18-49 (1.3) and A25-54 (2.0)

Alex O’Loughlin – “Without the fans, we are nothing”

January 17th, 2014 by

Interviews from a recent CBS press day are beginning to see the light of day, and we love this one with Alex O’Loughlin from the  Montreal Gazette.  If you’ve been a fan of the Hawaii Five-0 star’s for any length of time, you know that he loves what he does for a living, and appreciates the fans who make it a possibility.

Read on for more of O’Loughlin’s candid words.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Alex O’Loughlin is recognized more often in public and occasionally stopped, even while shopping with his family. Other than that, “the Hawaii Five-0 effect,” as O’Loughlin calls it, has been like a day at the beach.

Hawaii Five-0, now in its fourth season and nearing 100 episodes, has cast the 1968 original series in the shade of late. Five-0 is not Emmy or Golden Globe material, but it is one of the most watched weekly dramas on television, particularly in Canada, where it draws nearly two million viewers each week and has firmly dispelled the notion of the so-called “Friday-night death slot” — the night where shows go to die.

O’Loughlin, a Canberra, Australia, native who appeared briefly in the short-lived CBS series Moonlight and Three Rivers before landing the role of Steve McGarrett in the newly minted Hawaii Five-0 in 2010, credits a passionate following that has helped make Five-0 destination television.

“Without the fans, we are nothing,” a visibly relaxed O’Loughlin told a small group of international reporters, from countries as far flung as Turkey, Malaysia, Russia and his native Australia. “Without the fans, filmmaking is a redundant industry. We need people to come and see what we do. I love them and cherish them, because without them I would have to go and do something else. I’d be a carpenter or something, because otherwise I wouldn’t have a job. I’m proud of my show, man.”

Aside from being recognized at the market — “If you go to buy bananas with me on a Saturday at Whole Foods, it takes a really long time” — and wanting to shield his children from the public eye, O’Loughlin says his experience filming Five-0 in Hawaii with Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Vancouver native Grace Park has been swell.

O’Loughlin juggles work with his children and a household full of pets — a dog and two chameleons — and that keeps him grounded. Working in Hawaii has afforded him the opportunity to earn a living at what he does best, and live a proper, down-at-home life at the same time, without fear of being hounded by paparazzi or celebrity stalkers.

“It’s a funny business, this business that we’re in,” O’Loughlin said. “It’s a weird job that I have. I love it. I did my first play when I was eight-, nine-years-old. I loved it then, and I love it now. I’m not really good at anything else.

“There’s a lot of anxiety and a lot of stress and a lot of pressure, though. The hours are terrible. There are a lot of risks, physical risks (that go along with doing an action show). All that stuff goes away when I’m with my kids. Any parent will understand what I’m saying: When you look at your kids, nothing else matters. Everything you do is for your kids.”

O’Loughlin dispelled suggestions that he’s looking for a way to get out of Hawaii Five-0. He was misquoted in a recent media report, he said.

“I signed a contract for six or seven years, and that’s what I’m committed to. And if we do anything after that, we do something after that.

“Look, I love this show. This show is my job. This is my show. I like doing more work than anyone else connected to the show. I have from the beginning, and I will to the end. This is my life, and it’s all I have. I don’t have time to go do films. I don’t have the luxury of gaps in my schedule so I can go and do passion projects. I miss that, but I’m fully committed to Hawaii Five-0 and I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given. I get really mad when I’m misquoted. I try to be honest with the press. I don’t give one-word answers, and I like to say what I think. I’ve got a bit of a sense of humour. But when I’m misquoted and painted in a certain way, it makes me not want to do press. I’m ferociously protective of this show, so I would like to meet that journalist again on a carpet.”

Hawaii Five-0’s showrunner, head writer and executive producer Peter Lenkov hails originally from Montreal — a world away from Hawaii’s tropical breezes and trade winds.

“Peter’s the best,” O’Loughlin said. “It’s crazy. He’s from Montreal but he sounds like he’s from Long Island. He has a Long Island accent. It’s very strange. Look, Peter is the one guy that works harder than I do. If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have the show. If it wasn’t for his advocacy and his championing of me, I wouldn’t be a part of this and you wouldn’t be talking to me today.

“He is the most committed, resourceful, vision-driven guy I think I’ve ever met. He’s the best writer with plot that I’ve ever met. The way he can solve problems on set, creatively in the script, within 30 minutes’ time, and have the pages ready for is … is incredible. He’s hands-on. He’s on-set regularly, and always available. I will email him at 4 a.m., and he’ll email me back in three minutes. He’s a huge reason we’re still on the air, why the show is the hit that it is, and why all the fans around the world get to have a show every week. I really think that with a different showrunner, it may have been a different story. We may not have stayed on the air.”

O’Loughlin is not about to trade in Hawaii for Hollywood any time soon, in any event.

“When I come back to Los Angeles, the first thing I notice is the pollution. Then I notice the billboards everywhere, for TV and movies. I’m, like, oh my God, he’s in a TV show? She’s doing TV now? There are no billboards in Hawaii, no posters or anything.

“There’s something refreshing about that. Hollywood is like another planet, in that sense. It’s refreshing to be away from that, because that side of things doesn’t inform my life on any level. It just distracts me from what’s important. And what’s important is my family and my health and my work.”  – Alex Strachan, Postmedia News