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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

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

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Hana lokomaika’” with preview clip

January 16th, 2014 by

It’s reunion week on Hawaii Five-0 as one of the notable guest stars has worked with members of the cast before.



Robert Knepper (seen questioning Chin in the above clip) also appeared as Stanley Nawalicki in last summer’s movie R.I.P.D. which was based on a comic by none other that Hawaii Five-0 Executive Director, Peter Lenkov. Lenkov also co-wrote Friday’s episode. He also had a recurring role on the scf-fi hit Heroes along side Masi Oka (aka Dr. Max Bergman). Knepper is probably best known for his role as bad guy Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell from Prison Break.

Papa McGarrett (William Sadler) is back this week. Watch for him in the flashback clips with Chin Ho as we learn more about Chin’s past.

From CBS


         “*Hana lokomaika’i” – Internal Affairs questions Chin about his father’s murder 15 years earlier and how his then-new relationship with Malia and her family might have hurt the investigation, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(*Hana lokomaika’i is Hawaiian for “The Favor”)



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)



Reiko Aylesworth     (Malia Waincroft)

William Sadler     (John McGarrett)



Robert Knepper     (IA Detective Rex Coughlin)

Brian Thompson     (IA Detective Nicholas Cruz)

Christopher Sean    (Gabriel Waincroft)

Kelly R. Thomas     (DEA Agent Branch)

Danny Akau     (Ronald Palau)

Jae Je     (Teddy Luna)

Una Wilding     (Hanna Koi)

Gary Ala     (Kam Tong Kelly)

Michael Hasegawa     (Store Owner)

Kyler Sakamoto     (Son)

David Asing     (Gangbanger #1)

Neil Andres     (Gangbanger #2)

Sumitoshi Sakamoto     (Buddhist Monk)


STORY BY:     Peter M. Tassler

TELEPLAY BY:     Peter M. Lenkov and Ken Solarz

DIRECTED BY:     Sylvain White

Daniel Dae Kim teases a favorite Five-0 storyline *updated*

January 15th, 2014 by

“413 Playback” from Peter Lenkov via Twitter


Get ready Chin Ho fans!

Friday’s Hawaii Five-0 episode will be Chin-centrique as we learn more about his back story, his father’s murder and about his early relationship with Malia. While Chin is being questioned by Internal Affairs, we will get to see a flashback which will include a teenage Kono. I wonder if the ageless Grace Park will be playing the young Kono.

Daniel Dae Kim will be tweeting about why this episode is one of his favourites.



He will also be appearing on CBS This Morning and Live with Kelly and Michael on Friday. Check your local listings for specific times.


As promised, Daniel Dae Kim tweeted his first and second reason why tomorrow Hawaii Five-0 episode is one of his favourites.


Daniel Dae Kim with Robert Knepper and Brian Thompson
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dae kim via Twitter


You can follow  Daniel on Twitter at twitter.com/danieldaekim.

Here is a sneak peek of Friday’s episode.

Highest Ratings for Hawaii Five-0 This Season!

January 12th, 2014 by

Kono is reunited with Adam.


The Friday night one-two punch of Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods continues to pay off for CBS.

Five-0 increased from 1.3 to 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic and brought in it’s largest audience of the season by topping the 10 million mark with 10.44 million viewers.

You can check out the entire Friday night line up ratings results at Zap 2 It.

Hawaii Five-0 fans, your votes are needed!

January 12th, 2014 by

CBS has issued a new press release for the next phase of the “Fan Built Five-0″ chapter.  This is the second year in a row that the show starring Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Scott Caan, has aired an interactive episode.  This season’s effort, however, is allowing viewers even more opportunities to put their imprint on the show. The clock is ticking, and there are important people waiting for you to cast your vote, so let’s go!

The Five-0 crew awaits your vote.


“Hawaii Five-0” Viewers Can Choose Wardrobe, Props, Title and Music on CBS.com
For a Special Episode to be Broadcast Later This Season

CBS announced  that the Fan Built “Five-0” initiative, where HAWAII FIVE-0 producers invite viewers to help build an episode to be broadcast later this season, has added additional key elements on CBS.com for fans to vote.

Starting January 10, viewers will be able to select wardrobe and props by voting on http://www.cbs.com/H50vote.  In upcoming weeks, viewers will be able to select featured music and the episode’s title.  Previously, viewers have voted on Scene of the Crime (winning element: Chin Ho’s High School Reunion), The Victim (winning element: Macadamia Nut Tycoon), The Murder Weapon (winning element: Five-Inch Stiletto), The Evidence (winning element: Toy Rocket), The Suspect (winning element: Struggling Illusionist) and The Takedown (winning element: Giant Maze).

From Jan. 10 – Jan. 17, viewers will be able to vote on wardrobe choices for Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), as well as which five-inch stiletto will be used as the murder weapon.

From Feb. 14 – Feb. 21, viewers can vote on the band whose music they want to hear featured in the episode.  Names of participating bands will be announced at a later date.

From March 7 – March 14, fans will choose the episode title from the following choices:

  •  ”Po’ina ‘Ole” (Never Forgotten)
  •  ”Ho’i Hou” (Reunited)
  •  ”Pa’a i ke au” (Stuck in Time)
  •  ”He ha’ina ‘ino” (Deadly Confession)
  •  ”Hua’i ‘ia” (Unearthed)

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “O Kēlā Me Kēia Manawa” with extended preview

January 9th, 2014 by


Since the beginning of Season 4, Grace Park has had much less screen time than in previous seasons, causing some fans to speculate that she may be being written out of the show. Executive producer, Peter Lenkov, tried to reassure fans that Park would be returning mid-season. This Friday, we see Kono’s homecoming, much to the delight of the Hawaii Five-0 fans.

Another notable returnee is director Peter Weller (of Robocop fame.) You may remember him from  the Season 3  episode when Weller played the heinous “Hookman.”

Below is an extended preview of Friday’s show.

From CBS




“*O kēlā me kēia manawa” – McGarrett helps Grover investigate his friend’s disappearance after he apparently commits murder.  Meanwhile, Kono continues her search for Adam, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(*O kēlā me kēia manawa is Hawaiian for “Now and Then”)



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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Brian Yang     (Charlie Fong)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Shawn Mokuahi Garnett     (Flippa)



Karl Makinen     (Jack Anderson)

Zeus Kang     (Gus Yamada)

Eugene Shaw     (Dennis Koga)

Lili Simmons     (Amber Vitale)

Laurie Fortier     (Bridgette Anderson)

Spencer Churchill     (Justin Anderson)

Michael Ray Clark     (Adrian Poe)

Nick Hoffa     (Alex Roberts)

Zay Harding     (Matt Haley)

Jennifer Fairbank     (Bartender)

Mahealani Richardson     (News Reporter)

Nicholas Yee     (CSU Tech)

Mark Malalis     (Paramedic #1)

Joanna Georgiev     (Girl)

Ekona Ravey     (Boyfriend)


WRITTEN BY:     John Dove

DIRECTED BY:     Peter Weller

Tough guy roles OK with Filipino Hawaii Five-0 guest star

January 6th, 2014 by

Marcus Natividad in A’ale Ma’a Wau

Marcus Natividad’s agent gave him a piece of advice that is not heard very often in Hollywood – get more tattoos. Natividad discovered he was good at playing the villain after shaving is head and following his agent’s advice. His bad guy appearance was something Hollywood casting agents were after.

Natividad looks up to Hawaii Five-0 alum Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Hiro Noshimuri), another tough guy actor who is much less villainous in reality than the characters he portrays.

Marcus Natividad played Tom Akuna in Hawaii Five-0 “A’ale Ma’a Wau” and he can also been seen in Iron Man 3 and Sons of Anarchy.

Check out Natividad’s full video interview with abs-cbnnews.com HERE.

Hawaii Five-0 continues upward climb

December 23rd, 2013 by

A holiday present for the cast and crew of Hawaii Five-0 came in the form of improved numbers for “Pukana,” which aired on December 20th.   Many of us were a bit disappointed that the ratings for the previous week’s Pearl Harbor-themed episode, “Ho’ onani Makuakane” dipped, when it was one of the best the show has produced in the four seasons it’s been on the air.

Although the reason for the dip in numbers may be a mystery, the ratings are heading back upwards, and that’s particularly rewarding on a Friday night during the holiday party and shopping season.  And even more significantly, the show matched it’s primary competitor in the 18-49 demographic, while trouncing it in total views, bestowing a nice gift upon those involved with the show, and for the fans as well.  What do you say we ask Santa for a fifth season?


What’s in the box?


Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 20, 2013:

Time  Net Show 18-49rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS I Love Lucy Christmas Special 1.4/5 8.71
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.2/4 5.04
NBC It’s a Wonderful Life – R (8-11PM) 1.1/4 5.47
FOX Bones - R 0.8/3 3.42
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3/1 0.73
9:00 CBS Hawaii Five – 0 1.3/4 9.62
ABC Shark Tank - R (9-10:01PM) 1.3/4 5.04
FOX Happiness Is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown – R 0.5/2 1.88
CW Nikita 0.2/1 0.69
10:00 CBS Blue Boods 1.2/4 10.52
ABC 20/20

From TVbythenumbers