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Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 19, “Na Me’e Laua Na Paio”

March 22nd, 2011 by

I’m never going to cheat on my wife

Richard Davis quietly sat there in the pale blue light of the interrogation room, hands cuffed behind his back.  He wasn’t sweating…yet.  The bags under his eyes however showed the jet lag that he was suffering from, but nothing more.  The two shadows in front of him didn’t budge, but he thought he knew what the two of them were thinking, which panicked him, and he tried to slow his breathing.  The shorter of the two moved into the light.

“This bat was meant to kill pitchers, not pretty young girls,” the officer said.

“What do you mean?” Richard responded flatly.

“This is the bat that was used to kill Lindsey.  A piece of wood was found embedded in her head and I’m guessing that this is the bat where it came from.”

“This is absurd,” Richard said calmly.  “Lindsey Roberts was an intern at my firm for only a couple of months.  What happened to her was tragic, but I had nothing to do with it!”

“So you weren’t having an affair with her?”

“No!” Richard said, annoyed.  Annoyance, he thought, might help him convince them.

The other officer finally moved.  He opened the manila envelope he held, slid out a photo and put it up to Richard’s face.

“So this isn’t her?” the taller officer said.  “Then how do you explain this!” he said, thrusting the photo in his face.

And there he was- floating over Lindsey in a moment that he thought he only shared with her, but now living on in ink and paper.    His face slackened and his jaw dropped.

“I didn’t kill her,” he said quietly.

“Are you really still trying to deny this?” the shorter one said.  He was practically laughing!

“I swear I didn’t kill her…yes that’s me, that’s my office, but I never made the video.”  He looked nervously to the ground, and started rocking in the chair from side to side…the same type of nervous tic innocent people start when panic sinks in.  Slowly the wheels turned in his mind…the only other person that would have done something like this was…

“DUDE IT’S YOUR WIFE” my wife yelled at the TV.  Yes, the wheels were turning in her brain too.  I’m never going to cheat on my wife.  It’s just wrong.  And she would catch me.  And she just might take a bat to my girlfriend’s head.

Finally a new episode!

Grace Park, Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0

"Allright Danny, so Saigon Passion is here, Club 939 is there, Rock Za is back here, which pinpoints Femme Nu right...about...there!"

Raving about this episode is going to make me sound like a Bieber-fever induced 14 year old, but I gotta say that the long wait for last night’s new episode was well worth the wait.  Written by J.R. Orci and David Wolkove, the episode had more twists and turns than the long and windy Old Pali Road through Nu’uanu!  I never saw it coming- a murder investigation of a hapless convention fanboy who was thrown out a window ends up being a deeper case of mistaken identity, marital infidelity and revenge.  It wasn’t until Richard Davis’ (D.B Sweeney) interrogation that the story became crystal clear.  Moral of the story: in the Five-0 world, your culprit is one of the first people you meet (that means you Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo).

One of the things I missed in the absence of Five-0 was the smart banter between the characters, and this episode didn’t fail to deliver.  In the same way “Lost” used to have a shout out reference to Star Wars and other bits of pop culture, Commander Sisko’s “emancipated” Star Trek world view had me in stitches.  James Ransone’s wise cracking character Johnny D had a few great lines with the master wise cracker himself, Danny.

The episode also featured the introduction of a new and probably recurring character Jenna Kaye (Larisa Oleynik).  So far she seems to be the counter balance to Kono- Jenna is all brains, as opposed to Kono who’s all about the right cross.  We’ve only seen Jenna dressed down casually or dressed in professional, conservative way, whereas Kono gets sexed up in all sorts of ways.  A TV Guide article earlier in the week openly speculated about Jenna’s potential love interest with Steve.  While I know the article was pure speculation, I’m not overly impressed with the character, nor do I even see the potential connection between the two characters.  We’ll see what the future holds for Jenna.

Jenna ties a lot of the missing pieces together for McG and their new partnership is threatened by Wo Fat’s sudden appearance at the noodle house.   Alex seethed and I’m not quite convinced how anyone can play it so cool, in the face of the person who murdered his parents, but I’d be jumping across the table if I were him.  Who’s Wo Fat’s protection?  The waitress?  Is she going to splash hot tea on McG if he touched Wo Fat?!?  In any case, McG has a name, face and information that ties Wo Fat to his parents’ murders…I couldn’t believe McG let him walk out the door.  But what happens next?

Everyone say it together, “IT’S FEMME NU!”

That was the simultaneous tweet of about a hundred Hawaiians (mostly male) when Kono announced where the cell phone calls were tracked down to.  For those not from Hawaii, Femme Nu is a locally owned business that employs a lot of young, attractive women who are all paying their way through medical, law, chiropractic and beauty schools.  I wonder what went through Grace Park’s head when she skimmed the script the first time and saw the words “strip club”…but sorry boys, Kono doesn’t go undercover at Femme Nu (well at least not this time).

Because the truth is better than fiction, I’ll let a reviewer from yelp give you the low down on Femme Nu:

There are a few reasons why Femme Nu stands out from the other clubs — plenty of diversity (all different shapes, sizes and shades), not outrageously expensive (unless you’re thinking about getting a private dance, in which case my advice is, “don’t”), friendly and personable dancers (there are a couple of psychos that should probably be on meds, but hey what strip club doesn’t have them), and its pretty low-lit, making it difficult to recognize co-workers or be recognized.

Only a couple of psychos?  Not bad!

Five-0 gets their geek on with some local help

@Lisalisa98, Hawaii Five-0

@Lisalisa98 living the dream. Photo: @theFive0s

A huge shout out goes to Lisa Woo (@LisaLisa98) who helped design a lot of the costumes at the convention scene.  You’ll also see here going down the escalator and gets a slight once over (not eye hump) from McGarrett!

Lisa said:

With 12 separate shots that I counted, I believe I got more “Hawaii Five-0″ facetime than my beloved guest star who was ninja’d out in the ski-mask, Nick Lachey. ;)  In all seriousness, it was a really fun yet long day being an extra on 5-0.  But I couldn’t complain as it’s my favorite show and I was living the dream!  The entire crew is really cool and I even had a memorable moment with the actors, Scott Caan and Alex O’loughlin, in between takes.

For more of her story, check out @TheFive0s tumblr, http://thefive0s.tumblr.com/ and be sure to check out her personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LisaWooDesigns.


“You’re like the devourer of dreams.  Like Pacman in cargo pants.” -Danny

“Uhura was a sister.  And she answered the phone.  I am a commander!” -Trekkie to Danny


And Now, Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 19, “Na Me’e Laua Na Paio”

1)  We have the most adorable Super Dorks at conventions.

2)  We have the funniest criminals in the country.  MAVIS…?

Did you notice…?

Where did Jenna get the recorder and Steve get the postcards?

Did someone steal the Champ box evidence from Hiro Yoshimuri and is trying to help Steve?

The Hawaii Convention Center also stood in for Sydney International Airport from “Lost”.

The noodle house where Wo Fat found McG was the “Ono Fun Noodle House”.  “Ono” means “delicious” in Hawaiian.

Actress Perrey Reeves plays Ari Gold’s wife in “Entourage”.  Coincidentally, James Ransone plays a character named “Johnny D” in this episode…is that short for “Entourage” character Johnny Drama?!?

“Na Me’e Laua Na Paio” literally translates to “heroes, villains”.

BTS video of CBS Watch’s photoshoot on Entertainment Tonight

March 21st, 2011 by

Courtesy of @lankyguy

Win a VIP tour of the Hawaii Five-0 set at Morimoto’s fundraiser

March 21st, 2011 by

And how much will you bid…?

Morimoto's Waikiki

Morimoto's Waikiki restaurant.

Mrs. Officer 808 and I got a treat this past Saturday night while at dinner at Morimoto’s Waikiki restaurant.  Chef Masaharu Morimoto was in the kitchen himself, whipping up the sushi we ordered!  For dinner, we both had the Surf and Turf- a 6 ounce prime fillet with Morimoto-style ahi poke (raw fish) with an avocado paste and mozarella cheese.

Morimoto's Surf and Turf

Morimoto's Surf and Turf

For dessert, we had the haupia semifreddo, a creamy, coconut dessert.

Chef Morimoto at work.

Chef Morimoto at work.

The Chef is in town to promote and host his restaurant’s benefit fundraiser for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.  Entry is at $150 per person, but one can get table service and champagne for $300.  What caught my eye was a line in the middle: “A live auction will feature flyaway trips, a VIP set visit to Hawaii 5-0, once in a lifetime experience packages, and fabulous gifts.”



Information for Chef Morimoto's benefit fundraiser.

As you know, Chef Morimoto will appear in the upcoming episode “Ma Ke Kahekai”, so I’m not surprised that he was able to coordinate an auction prize from the Five-0 crew.  There’s no promise of the cast being there, in fact they’ll most likely be filming.  I’m interested to see what the package will go for…any takers on the package here?  No matter what the final bid will be, all proceeds from that night will go to relief aid in Japan.

CBS announces Hawaii Five-0 episodes for the upcoming weeks

March 20th, 2011 by

Schedule announced

Monday’s episode “Na Me’e Laua Na Paio”is the first new episode in three weeks!  Unfortunately, March 28th’s episode is another repeat, “Hana ‘a’a Makehewa” (Victor Hesse’s return and Chin’s kidnapping).  CBS has not announced the April 4th episode.  April 11th’s episode is a new episode titled “Ma Ke Kahakai”.

Update: Yes, the NCAA Finals is on the Monday night time slot that Five-0 usually fills as many of you pointed out.

New Hawaii Five-0 CBS photos and videos uploaded to Facebook

March 20th, 2011 by
HAWAII FIVE-0 "Na Me'e Laua Na Paio"

The Five-0 team brings in a suspect. Photo: Mario Perez

Catch the official CBS promo photos for the next two episodes: “Na Me’e Laua Na Paio” (Heroes and Villians) and “Ma Ke Kahakai” (my preliminary translation- “Along the beach”?) on Facebook.

Update: Check out the Facebook page for more videos and Larisa Oleynik’s comment about a possible romantic connection with Steve McGarrett!

Supermoon tonight!

March 19th, 2011 by

I’m gonna try to enjoy the Supermoon, and it’s been a pretty busy weekend.  Will catch you Undercover Special Agents on everything tomorrow!

@photoluluTV catches BTS of filming at Ala Moana Beach Park

March 17th, 2011 by

@photoluluTV is everywhere!

Alex O’Loughlin is a man of style

March 17th, 2011 by

New Alex photoset from InStyle magazine

Alex O'Loughlin, InStyle magazine

Alex O'Loughlin, InStyle magazine. Photo: Matthew Kristall, scanned by mwj from alexoloughlinrocks.com

See all three scans on Facebook.  Thanks to mwj for the scans and Alex O’Loughlin Rocks for posting!

Somehow I don’t think Steve would approve of this…

March 16th, 2011 by

Taryn Manning appears in Playboy


Mike Gordon reported last night:

The actress and singer will appear on the magazine’s April cover next to a headline that touts its “Sex & Music Issue, starring Hawaii Five-0’s Taryn Manning Nude.”

The 32-year-old Manning, who appeared in three episodes of “Five-0,” told her fans about the photo spread today in a post on Twitter: “Haha!! Nothing to be scared of, its beautiful art and I’m not full nude at all. U barely see anything, very tasteful.”

As you know, Playboy has the best articles, interviews and jokes.  There are a lot of words on many of the pages for you to read.  Scattered throughout the magazine are a few photos of attractive women, but they’re nowhere near as enthralling as the words of the articles.  I can’t wait for the George Jones article!

Taryn is currently in Hawaii promoting her new movie “Heaven’s Rain”.

Even Cylons love seals – Hawaii Five-0′s Grace Park promotes PETA’s campaign

March 16th, 2011 by

From Audrey Magazine:

Asian Canadian actress Grace Park may be surfin’ and shootin’ it up in Oahu for her CBS series Hawaii Five-O, but her heart is clearly back home in Vancouver. She’s getting behind PETA to support their latest campaign to save Canada’s seal pups. According to PETA, every year, tens of thousands of harp seal pups — some as young as 2 weeks old — are beaten with clubs, shot, impaled with hooks, and even skinned alive for their fur as their mothers helplessly watch nearby. Get more information at PETA.org.