Danny and Steve in hot pursuit in “Na Ki’i” (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)
The month-long new episode drought ends this coming Monday with “Na Ki’i (Dolls),” and we’ve got a new promo to enjoy!
Seems someone’s taken to killing roller derby players and it’s up to Five-0 to catch the killer before the wheels go out from under anyone else.
If the prospect of Lt. Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) going undercover for Five-0 as a roller derby jammer doesn’t pique your interest, we also have a new crossover of sorts — Five-0 crosses paths with Hawaii’s other iconic modern-day crimefighting team, the Chapmans of A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”
Will Cath lead her team to victory on the rink? Will Dog get his man? Will Danny blow a gasket? Will Steve hold the reins on this unlikely dog-team and solve the case? Tune in Monday to see!
Dumped in Halawa prison and left to die, Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) fights to survive with the help of an unexpected ally. (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro / CBS)
Though this week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 is a repeat, tomorrow will be its Monday night debut; “Olelo Ho’opa’i Make (Death Sentence)” premiered Sunday, January 20th after the AFC Championship game. The episode is very much Chin Ho’s, with his season-opener actions coming back to haunt him in the form of a vengeful Delano brother. A rude awakening at home quickly leads to an even worse one — Chin wakes up in a cell at Halawa Prison, where he’s at the mercy of every low-life he and Five-0 put away. Fortunately, he finds an unexpected ally as well as a sorta-maybe future love interest to help him stay out of the clutches of bloodthirsty inmates until help arrives.
The episode is also notable for its soundtrack of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix tracks — seven in all — which are being released on March 5th on a new album titled “People, Hell and Angels.”
A quick aside — 50undercover reader Ed Mattes reminded us that turning on your TV’s closed captioning for the early Kono and Adam scene will give you a translation of Adam’s phone conversation. Gotta love technology!
Steve and Danny discuss the finer points of surfing etiquette in “Kalele” (Screencap courtesy of CBS and Mycoven.com)
This weekend we get a bonus episode of Hawaii Five-0 when CBS airs Season 2′s “Kalele (Faith)” tomorrow night at 8:00pm ET. Fans remember this episode for the melding of Five-0 past and present, with iconic actor Ed Asner reprising his original series role of ruthless smuggler August March. Last seen in 1975′s “Wooden Model of a Rat,” March is not long out of a thirty-plus year prison term when present-day Five-0 calls on his diamond-smuggling expertise to help with a high-stakes case. Footage from the original episode fit perfectly well in Kalele.
We’re also treated to a “boardgument” as Steve and Danny bicker about surfing etiquette as they walk up out of the water onto Waikiki’s Queen’s Beach, where Steve’s sister Mary Ann (Taryn Manning) — all kitted out in her new flight attendant uniform — gleefully hugs the stuffing out of them both.
Of course, it doesn’t take hapless Mary Ann long to run afoul of Tony (Candyman) Todd’s menacing conflict diamond smuggler Jordan Nevins, who ropes her into his scheme when he claims to have kidnapped her friend Angela. Five-0 saves Mary Ann’s bacon and she joins the team for Steve’s surprise birthday party, complete with grenade-shaped cake.
“Kalele” saves the best for last, with Asner’s August March showing his true colors in a scene once again combining footage and dialogue from the 1975 episode with the current one. Turns out this grandfatherly old man is more grizzly than teddy bear, which ill-fated Angela learns far too late.
Youtube extended promo courtesy of CBS and H50Season2
ABC’s Castle outpaced H50 this week compared to last, possibly due to Castle launching into a high-stakes 2-parter with the Feb 18th installment. Castle and H50 swapped 18-49 share figures week to week, with H50 earning a 5 and Castle 6. H50 dropped slightly from a 2.1 to a 2.0 in the 18-49 rating, with Castle nudging upwards slightly from a 2.0 to a 2.3. Total viewers were also down somewhat, with 9.11 million watching live. Seven-day viewing figures will most likely bring the Feb 18th Live+SD totals closer to last week’s 9.64 Live+SD viewership.
Here’s the ratings for February 18th’s episode 3.17, “Pa’ani.” Figures do not yet include the seven-day (SD) DVR, on-demand, and download information.
From the fine people at Static Multimedia, @terrysagirl tipped me off to a brilliant interview with Alex O’Loughlin. Here’s a snippet, but be sure to check out the whole thing. Who knew he and Scott didn’t get along at first?
Scott Caan told me that you didn’t get along straight away because in his words, “your egos bumped a bit in the beginning.” And you’re referred to as a “bromance” now, so how did that come to be?
Well I think as an actor you meet different people all the time, you work with different people all the time, you do movies, you do shows and stuff, you move around. The thing with Scott and I, we’re both alpha males. We’re actually born only like about three hours apart, same day, same month, same everything, but on different parts of the planet. We’re actually like mirror images of each other in some ways and completely opposite in the others, and I think part of that was also finding out our place in the show and working out, you know, we’re the two leads of the show, but on the journey that we’ve taken and the bromantic nature of the characters, there’s a bromance between McGarrett and Danno, and it sort of has transferred our bromance together as Scott and Al, it’s kind of transferred onto the show as well. We’ve become good mates. We spend a lot of time together and it’s great. I’m very lucky to have someone like him to work with every day.
Aloha all! Officer 808 here announcing with Five-0 Redux blogger @WendieJoy a special Tweetup with the talented and charming actress Teilor Grubbs! As you know, she plays Danno’s adorable daughter Grace Williams on the show. Come join us for a night of good food and fun at Big City Diner in Pearlridge Shopping Center in Aiea at 8:00 PM, Monday, November 5th. Teilor will be joining us at about 8:30 to meet and greet fans, and stick around to watch the Halloween episode “Mōhai”. Teilor promises we’ll love it!
Many of you may have seen part of Alex O’Loughlin’s speech from the recent Sunset on the Beach premiere, but thanks to Teddy “TC Hawaii” of Island 98.5, we have even more of it for you. O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett in the CBS show Hawaii Five-0, was alternately humorous and heartfelt as he spoke to the audience, and the residents of Hawaii. The video quality isn’t the best, but it’s still enjoyable.
Mahalo, Teddy for the shout-out to 50undercover.com and thanks to “Kathy with a K” from 93.9 Jamz for getting Alex to stick his tongue out!