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CBS riding the ratings wave with Five-0 Fridays

October 23rd, 2013 by

Scott Caan (Danny Williams) and Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) in the upcoming Halloween episode of Hawaii Five-0.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Looks like viewers still concerned about Hawaii Five-0′s move to Friday nights can rest a little easier. Based on the latest press release, CBS is pleased with the performance of its new Friday night lineup.

 


CBS FRIDAY POSTING ACROSS-THE-BOARD GROWTH WITH SUCCESSFUL NEW “HAWAII FIVE-0″ AND “BLUE BLOODS” 9:00-11:00 PM CRIME BLOCK CBS Ratings Extra…

Both Series Notching Time Period Increases in Viewers and Key Demos

“Five-0″ Also Up in Viewers Over its Year-Ago Monday Performance

CBS’s Friday lineup is posting across-the-board growth paced by its new 9:00-11:00 PM crime block of HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS, according to Nielsen most current ratings through the first three weeks of the season.

At 9:00 PM, the newly relocated HAWAII FIVE-0 has boosted the year-ago time period by +27% in viewers (10.54 from 8.28m), +64% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.1) and +63% in adults 25-54 (2.6 from 1.6). HAWAII FIVE-0 is also up +14% in viewers versus its year ago Monday average (from 9.25m).

At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS is posting year-to-year growth of +8% in both viewers (12.40m from 11.44m) and adults 25-54 (2.6 from 2.4) and +13% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.6).

At 8:00 PM, UNDERCOVER BOSS is winning its time period in viewers (8.24m) and adults 25-54 (2.1).

Compared to Friday last year, CBS is up +9% in viewers (10.39m from 9.57m), +21% in adults 18-49 (1.7 from 1.4) and +25% in adults 25-54 (2.5 from 2.0).

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Kupu’eu”

October 23rd, 2013 by

Looks like we are in for a ride on the emotional roller coaster in this week’s episode.  If you haven’t seen the previews yet, there may be spoilers below.

Here is what we know about this episode so far:

  • the title of the episode loosely translates to “Fallen Hero”.
  • Peter Lenkov tweeted a teaser picture from the editing room of McGarrett and other Navy personnel in their dress white uniforms looking somber and saluting.
  • Terry O’Quinn also returns as Joe White.

We see Catherine in a gunfight and she takes a bullet.  Does the title refer to her?  Or could it be that our fallen hero is Joe White? Although, if you notice, there is another character listed with the last name of Harrington. Could that be Billy’s father? Was he in the Navy? Would a death in his family bring him and Cath closer together?

Regardless of who the fallen hero may be, you can be sure that Alex O’Loughlin will shine in this episode. He is outstanding in portraying McGarrett’s heartbreak and emotional turmoil.

From CBS

CATHERINE’S SEEMINGLY HARMLESS SURVEILLANCE JOB TAKES A DEADLY TURN, WHILE ADAM CONSIDERS MAKING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO SAVE KONO, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 25 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Terry O’Quinn Returns as Joe White

“Kupu’eu*” – As Catherine’s seemingly harmless surveillance job takes a deadly turn, Adam considers making the ultimate sacrifice to save Kono, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Terry O’Quinn returns as Joe White.

(*Kupu’eu is Hawaiian for “Fallen Hero”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Terry O’Quinn  (Joe White)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Monica Lacy    (Sandra Cutler)

Logan Fahey   (Andrew Burns)

Lacey Beeman  (Abby Maxwell)

Larry Poindexter (Lee Benner)

James Brennan   (Sam)

Thomas Allen   (Tom Harrington)

Chad Takesue   (Morgue Attendant)

Taylor King          (Teen Driver)

Paul Bauer            (John Cutler)

John Mark Harmon (Jason Kroll)

James Ireland          (Ed Doctor)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Moira Kirland and Eric Guggenheim

DIRECTED BY:     Jeffrey Hunt

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “A ia la aku”

October 16th, 2013 by

Looks like the theme for this week’s episode is relationships.

Autumn Reeser returns as Danny’s love interest Gabby. Will Danny finally say the “L” word to her? Based on the preview clip, we know that Danny does not have much good to say about marriage.

After last week’s episode, it was quite obvious that McGarrett is starting to have doubts about Cath working with her old flame, Billy. With both Michelle Borth (Cath) and Justin Bruening (Billy) in this episode, I suspect McGarrett will be feeling further insecurity. I kind of like this vulnerable side of him.

Interesting note – the actor that plays the best man in this episode, Raleigh Craighead, was also the stunt man for Robbie Amell who played Billy Keats in Season 3 Episode 4 “Popilikia”.

From CBS

FIVE-0 INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A WEDDING CRASHER AND THEIR PRIME SUSPECT IS THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

Rebecca De Mornay Guest Stars

“A ia la aku*” – Five-0 investigates the murder of a wedding crasher, and their prime suspect is the runaway bride.  Meanwhile, Danny makes a big decision regarding his relationship with Gabby, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rebecca De Mornay guest stars.

(*A ia la aku is Hawaiian for “From This Day Forward”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Autumn Reeser     (Gabby Asano)

Justin Bruening     (Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

James Adam Lim     (Yori)

Briana Lane     (Dahlia Swain)

Alex Asbaugh     (Nathan Cotchin)

Rebecca De Mornay     (Barbara Cotchin)

Bruce Nozick     (Allen Kingston)

Greg Collins     (Victor Wyatt)

Lawrence Kao     (Ty Amano)

Shelbie Koch     (Maid of Honor)

Raleigh Craighead     (Best Man)

JT Netterville     (Security Guard)

Ray Oda     (Chaplain)

Manoa Strings     (Wedding Quartet)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Christina M. Kim and David Wolkove

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

Live+7 ratings bring big gain for Hawaii Five-0

October 13th, 2013 by
Henry Ian Cusick and Alex O'Loughlin

Terrorist Ernesto (Henry Ian Cusick) believes he’s outsmarted McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). To steal a line from Bugs Bunny, he don’t know him very well, do he?
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Contrary to the expectations of the “glass half empty” contingent, Hawaii Five-0′s Season 4 premiere episode, “Aloha. Kekahi I Kekahi,” won its new timeslot in total viewers and took second place for the night behind CBS stablemate “Blue Bloods” with 9.46 million viewers.

Final 7-day DVR uplift figures for the week of  the September 27th premiere are now available at Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers. Hawaii Five-0 gained just shy of a full ratings point — 0.9, up from 1.6 to 2.4 — for a 56% increase in the 18-49 demo.  While not tracked in 7-day figures, the Live + 3-day DVR stats showed a substantial gain in the 25-54 demo, adding 1.1 ratings points for a 50% increase — up from 2.2 to 3.3. The total viewer count saw a similar boost from 7-day DVR figures, increasing by 33% from 9.46 to 12.625 million.

 

Largest 18-49 Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.1 5.3 2.2 70%
2 PARENTHOOD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 67%
3 Elementary CBS 2.1 3.5 1.4 66%
4 New Girl FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 65%
5 HOSTAGES CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 65%
6 Glee FOX 2.0 3.2 1.2 62%
7 REVOLUTION NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 59%
8 PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 1.3 2.0 0.7 57%
9 Nashville ABC 2.0 3.2 1.1 57%
10 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.6 2.4 0.9 56%
11 Mentalist, THE CBS 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
12 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 1.6 2.5 0.9 55%
13 MINDY PROJECT FOX 1.5 2.2 0.8 53%
14 Castle ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 53%
15 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.8 2.8 1.0 53%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.4 5.1 1.7 51%
17 CSI CBS 2.0 3.1 1.0 51%
18 Modern Family ABC 4.1 6.2 2.1 50%
19 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 4.7 7.0 2.3 49%
20 REVENGE ABC 2.3 3.5 1.1 47%
21 Criminal Minds CBS 2.8 4.1 1.3 47%
22 Last Man Standing ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 46%
23 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 2.2 3.1 1.0 45%
24 Person Of Interest CBS 2.3 3.3 1.0 45%
25 Once Upon A Time ABC 2.6 3.8 1.2 45%

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Largest Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Program Net Viewership Live+SD (000) Viewership Live+7 (000) Post Airdate Absolute Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing (000) Post Airdate % Viewership Increase from DVR Viewing
1 BLACKLIST NBC 12583 18279 5696 45%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 18994 24158 5164 27%
3 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 8586 13543 4957 58%
4 Elementary CBS 10183 15101 4918 48%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 12121 17011 4890 40%
6 NCIS CBS 20020 24667 4647 23%
7 Castle ABC 11459 15916 4457 39%
8 Person Of Interest CBS 12436 16762 4326 35%
9 Modern Family ABC 11655 15936 4281 37%
10 CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 15515 19733 4218 27%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9275 13162 3887 42%
12 Criminal Minds CBS 11265 14865 3600 32%
13 Blue Bloods CBS 11695 15269 3574 31%
14 HOSTAGES CBS 7410 10971 3561 48%
15 Chicago Fire NBC 8899 12420 3521 40%
16 CSI CBS 9118 12498 3380 37%
17 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9461 12625 3164 33%
18 Mentalist, THE CBS 9697 12854 3157 33%
19 REVENGE ABC 8106 11045 2939 36%
20 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 7503 10398 2895 39%
21 Nashville ABC 6499 9350 2851 44%
22 Law And Order:SVU NBC 9584 12433 2849 30%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16353 19170 2817 17%
24 REVOLUTION NBC 6807 9603 2796 41%
25 Two and a Half Men CBS 11594 14361 2767 24%

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Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Ka ‘oia’i'o ma loko”

October 9th, 2013 by

The island isn’t done with him yet!

Lost fans will recognize the lovable Hurley (Jorge Garcia)  in Friday’s episode. Garcia’s appearance is the lastest in Lost alumni that have returned to Hawaii to guest star in Hawaii Five-0. Rumour has it that his conspiracy theorist character will be returning in future episodes. I hope that is true!

 

Daniel Dae Kim, Alex O’Loughlin and guest star Jorge Garcia
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dae Kim

 

From CBS

A CONSPIRACY THEORIST HELPS FIVE-0 WHEN A MISSING ARTIFACT IS THE KEY TO SOLVING A DOUBLE MURDER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 11 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Jorge Garcia Guest Stars as The Conspiracy Theorist

“Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko*” – A conspiracy theorist helps Five-0 when a missing artifact is the key to solving a double murder, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jorge Garcia (“Lost”) guest stars as the conspiracy theorist.

(*Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko is Hawaiian for “The Truth Within”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Jesiree Dizon     (Kaylea Van Horn)

Jared Ward     (Phillip Van Horn)

Jake Lockett     (Hewitt Van Horn)

Jenn Boneza     (Alani)

Loretta Ables Sayre     (Mrs. Ortega)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

Adam Leadbeater     (Foley)

Will Oak Wild     (Ellis Gregory)

Aaron Madriaga     (HPD Uni)

Esera Tuaolo     (Civic Center Employee)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY:     Duane Clark

Jorge Garcia escapes from Alcatraz (SPOILERS)

October 8th, 2013 by
Jorge Garcia and Scott Caan in Hawaii Five-0

Jorge Garcia’s Jerry takes a shining to Lt. Catherine Rollins until Danny warns him off. “Listen, her boyfriend is a complete animal; you wanna’ stay away from that one. Trust me.”
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Based on the latest CBS promo for “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko,” Jorge Garcia’s Jerry Ortega goes on a trip to conspiracy theorist wonderland when the Five-0 boys take him to the Cryptology department at Naval Intelligence HQ.

Check the promo out at the 50undercover Facebook page!

Jorge Garcia comes back to the Island as Five-0 conspiracy guru (SPOILERS!)

October 8th, 2013 by
Five-0 meets their new conspiracy guru

LOST’s Jorge Garcia joins the Five-0 extended family as conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega in “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

When you consider all the plots, schemes, capers and conspiracies Steve McGarrett and his Five-0 Taskforce must deal with, it’s no wonder they’d eventually find themselves in need of a good old-fashioned, basement-dwelling conspiracy theorist. Enter LOST alum Jorge Garcia as Hawaii Five-0′s new — and potentially recurring — conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega!

Jerry makes his debut in this week’s “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko (The Truth Within).”  The CBS press release gives the following episode summary:

“Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko*” – A conspiracy theorist helps Five-0 when a missing artifact is the key to solving a double murder, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jorge Garcia (“Lost”) guest stars as the conspiracy theorist.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “A’ ale Ma’a Wau”

October 2nd, 2013 by

Looks like McGarrett is going to have his hands full this week. Not only will he be helping Tim Daly’s character find his missing daughter, but Catherine’s ex, Billy Harrington, will make an appearance in this episode. Perhaps we will get to see how McGarrett reacts to Catherine reconnecting with her past love.

I’d like to see Billy make a play for Catherine. With McGarrett’s good looks and charm, he has gotten away with taking advantage of Catherine and her Navy contacts for too long. It would be a nice change to see him have to fight for her affection.

 

Saddle – Navy SEAL meets Texas Ranger

 

From CBS

A FIVE-0 MURDER INVESTIGATION LEADS THE TEAM TO HELP A TEXAS RANGER WHO COMES TO THE ISLAND TO FIND HIS MISSING DAUGHTER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 4 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tim Daly Guest Stars as a Texas Ranger

“A’ ale Ma’a Wau*” – A Five-0 murder investigation leads the team to help a Texas Ranger who comes to the island to find his missing daughter.  Meanwhile, Kono and Adam fight to stay alive when their hidden location is discovered, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Tim Daly guest stars as a Texas Ranger.

(*A’ ale Ma’a Wau is Hawaiian for “Fish Out of Water”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Shawn Mokuahi Garnett     (Flippa)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Tim Daly     (Ray Harper)

Bobby Foley     (Michael Maki)

Marcus Natividad     (Tom Akuna)

Brando Eaton     (Carl Jacobson)

Ajax Maharlika     (Frankie Choi)

Kristi Lauren     (Amanda Harper)

Jon Michael Zimbrich     (Shrimp Player)

Tia Morales     (Looky-Loo #1)

 

WRITTEN BY:     John Dove

DIRECTED BY:     Joe Dante

Tim Daly joins the Five-0 posse! (PROMO)

September 30th, 2013 by
Tim Daly, Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger Ray Harper (Tim Daly) comes to town to look for his missing daughter in “A’ale Ma’a Wau,” airing Friday, October 4th.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Saddle up, y’all! Tim Daly’s comin’ to town in next week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0!

From the CBS press release:

“A’ale Ma’a Wau*” – A Five-0 murder investigation leads the team to help a Texas Ranger who comes to the island to find his missing daughter. Meanwhile, Kono and Adam fight to stay alive when their hidden location is discovered, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tim Daly guest stars as a Texas Ranger.

Daly’s character is named Ray Harper.

 


 

Hawaii Five-0’s top guys answer eight burning questions

September 27th, 2013 by

 

Alex O'Loughlin and Chi McBride have a stare-down

McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and SWAT Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) get off to a rocky start in the season 4 premiere.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Fans of Hawaii Five-0 have been speculating for months, and with the Season 4 premiere just a few hours away, TV Guide’s Liz Raftery is getting us some answers from Peter Lenkov and Alex O’Loughlin.

 


Hawaii Five-0 Boss: “McGarrett Is at the Tipping Point”
Sep 27, 2013 12:13 AM ET
by Liz Raftery

Hawaii Five-0 doesn’t waste any time getting into high gear when it kicks off its fourth season in a new timeslot this Friday (9/8c, CBS). There’s no daring underwater prison break like in the Season 3 premiere, but the episode still manages to set in motion events whose ripple effects will be felt throughout the season. And not all of the major players make it out of the premiere unscathed. Will Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) finally get the answers he’s looking for from Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos)? Will Kono (Grace Park) be brought back into the fold? And who, or what, poses the biggest threat to the team this season?

TVGuide.com turned to O’Loughlin and executive producer Peter Lenkov to get answers to eight burning questions ahead of Season 4:

The season premiere kicks off with McGarrett helping Wo Fat escape, and then the fallout that ensues is fairly disastrous. What’s his motivation for doing that?
O’Loughlin: 
He wants answers about his mother. And as far as he’s concerned his mother’s been dead for 20 years. There’s something going on with Wo Fat and Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti) and he can’t get to the bottom of it, and so he goes to see him and we know what happens. … For McGarrett now, in a way, if he just let Wo Fat get killed, it’d be a sort of thorn out of his side, and it would be something he doesn’t have to worry about anymore. But there’s so many unanswered questions. There’s still unanswered questions about his father. He doesn’t feel comfortable with the excuse that he got. There’s still things that don’t add up. There’s still things that need to be answered for. He truly believes that Wo Fat has information that he’s not giving over that can give him answers about his own life and his own existence and his own parents. And I think that until he gets those answers, he’s going to move in and out of existential crisis forever. And so, on a personal level, I don’t think he’s going to let anything happen to Wo Fat.

Will McGarrett finally get answers about his mother’s relationship to Wo Fat? And will he be satisfied (when?) he does?
Lenkov: 
McGarrett is at the tipping point with Doris and the secrets of her past. With her unwillingness to give him the answers he needs, McGarrett is going to have to take matters into his own hands. As the season unfolds, McGarrett is going to get some of those answers. … But this road to uncovering the truth about his relationship to Wo Fat and how it all relates to his mother, Doris, has been long — he still has some miles to go before getting there.
O’Loughlin: The great sort of quandary for him is that he can’t get past why Doris would have let Wo Fat escape that night back in the third season, in the house. It’s not beyond imagination that they could be half-brothers. That’s kind of eating him up. He’s obsessed. … He’s so driven by this. If he thinks he can get an answer about something that can help solve some of that stuff and help fill some of the black holes that kind of leave him feeling so empty every day, he’s going to do it no matter what.

Will Doris be back this season? Should McGarrett trust her?
Lenkov: 
We will hopefully see Doris again this season, but I can’t yet reveal exactly how.  When McGarrett and Doris meet again, he’ll be much closer to the truth — and it will be a truth she can no longer deny.
O’Loughlin: 
I don’t think he can trust her at all. And imagine your own mother looking you in the eye and not believing anything she said. I mean, it would be the most devastating feeling. And I think in those moments when he puts her on the ship and she goes on the slow boat to China and there’s a moment there where he looks at her and he’s so torn. It’s like, I want to believe what you’re saying. I want to support you. I want to make you listen to me. But I’m kind of powerless, and my gut is telling me not to believe anything. So it’s a very tortured predicament for anybody. But I don’t really think he can believe anything she says.

Catherine (Michelle Borth) finds herself in a sticky situation in the premiere. How does her relationship with McGarrett evolve over the course of this season?
Lenkov: 
McGarrett and Catherine’s relationship will been faced with many challenges at the top of the season. Big changes are coming, and that can’t help but affect their relationship.  I think anyone McGarrett cares about unfortunately could be a liability to him. He’d sacrifice himself in a moment for someone he cares about.  There may not be anyone he cares for as much as Catherine.
O’Loughlin: Catherine Rollins is becoming more of a prominent member on the team. We’re really feeling her presence, and she’s evidently important to McGarrett. He’s growing more and more fond of her and they’re more and more comfortable with each other. It’s essentially a long-term relationship now. … Every episode, the relationship is progressing. It’s not necessarily progressing towards marriage and kids, but it’s progressing. The more time we spend with each other,the more important we become to each other. The more important she becomes to him. We see what sort of a priority she is to him in this episode. But what is your relationship worth? Is what you’re getting out of the relationship worth the toll that it’s taking? How much of a liability is she going to be to McGarrett? Kono’s like a sister. It’s a very different situation. But Catherine Rollins becoming more involved with Five-0 on a procedural level, that’s dangerous ground.

In the premiere, McGarrett immediately gets off to a rocky start with Capt. Grover (new cast member Chi McBride). Tell us about the new character. What’s his relationship with McGarrett like?
Lenkov: 
McGarrett’s actions [in the premiere] will have consequences. Few people would take well to your colleague turning a gun on you your first day. A bad first impression is always hard to overcome, but when it’s holding someone at gunpoint? Nearly impossible.  We will learn very quickly Grover isn’t impressed by McGarrett’s methods or his so-called “immunity and means.” However, with Grover as our new head of SWAT and McGarrett head of Five-0, these two will never be apart for long. Over the season, we’ll see if these two can learn to trust each other and work together.
O’Loughlin: He’s kind of a badass. He comes in, he’s the new head of the SWAT team. I use him and his resources. I break the law, and he’s not going to stand for that s—. There’s no way. It’s a fiery, combative relationship. … But it’s good. My suspicion is that these characters are going to have more in common than they think, or that they’d like to think and that we would expect. But they’re both strong, they’re both leaders, they’re both alpha. They’re both pigheaded. So I think it’s going to be a very interesting relationship.

What sort of challenges will Danny (Scott Caan) face this season?
Lenkov: 
We’ll get to see a bit more into Danny’s family this season when his mother (to be played by Melanie Griffith) comes to visit, perhaps revealing some deeper reasons for why he is the way he is.  Danny’s also finally adjusted into his joint custody of his daughter, Grace, but it makes him realize that any serious romantic relationships he has (including Gabby) no longer just affect him. He has to realize how they might affect Grace as well. It gives him and Gabby some tough choices to make.

What is Chin Ho’s (Daniel Dae Kim) journey this year?
Lenkov: 
This season, we get to see Chin finally having just picked up the pieces after the loss of his wife Malia last season, trying to make a slow go of it with Leilani, the nurse he survived his prison break with. We’ll also get a chance to revisit some of Chin’s early days in his police career and see that sometimes, the choices that we make, even for the right reasons, can have unintended consequences. At his core, Chin Ho’s always had a powerful connection to his family. He ruined his reputation and got kicked off the force just to protect his uncle. While the whole team feels Kono’s absence, it hits Chin the hardest. His drive at the top of the season is to make it safe for her and Adam to return.

How will Kono remain connected to the story since she’s overseas?
Lenkov: 
Kono will have her own circumstances to deal with while overseas, but she is an essential part of our team. We’ll being keep tabs on her abroad. Unfortunately, the danger to Kono and Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) in Hawaii is still very real, so returning is not an option. However, it appears that “danger” is coming for them now and no place may be safe. They’ll be forced to choose their fate — fight or flight.

What will McGarrett and Danny’s relationship be like in Season 4?
O’Loughlin: 
They’re doing pretty good. Danny doesn’t have any major qualms at the moment. I think he’s pretty settled and pretty okay. He’s not itching to get out of there too badly at the moment. There’s not too much drama with Grace. There’s always one of us shrouded in drama, and the other one’s there kind of backing the other one up. But we’ll always quibble. Wouldn’t be McDano if we didn’t.

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