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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.

*Update*

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.

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

January 9th, 2014 by

KONO IS BACK!!!

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

MCGARRETT HELPS GROVER INVESTIGATE HIS FRIEND’S DISAPPEARANCE AFTER HE APPARENTLY COMMITS MURDER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY JAN. 10

 

 

“*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”)

 

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)

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)

 

GUEST CAST:

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

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Pukana” with preview clip!

December 19th, 2013 by

After last week’s solemn Pearl Harbor episode, I am hoping for some levity in the midst of murder and mayhem on Hawaii Five-0 this week. Of course, Max and Kamekona will bring the chuckles.

 

Two over sized elves on the shelf will bring the comic relief

 

The gang is all together for this Christmas episode but you can bet that not all is well for the Five-0 team. Chin finds himself in peril once again just as his romance with with Leilani starts to heat up. That guy just doesn’t have any luck.

 

Looks like trouble for Chin

 

The Hawaii Five-0 writers once again tease about the contents of a mysterious box, in this case, a safe. Other boxes of note – the CHAMP box (contents included clues to Doris McGarrett’s non-murder) and the box with a HEAD!

Which leaves the question….

WHAT’S IN THE BOX THIS TIME?

 


 

From CBS

CHIN’S LIFE IS PUT IN DANGER WHEN A MURDER INVESTIGATION REVEALS THAT THE SUSPECT MAY BE A SERIAL KILLER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, DEC. 20

Heather Dubrow (“Real Housewives of Orange County”) Guest Stars

“*Pukana” – Chin’s life is put in danger when a murder investigation reveals that the person behind the crime may be a serial killer.  Meanwhile, Danny and Grace find a mysterious puzzle box washed up on the shores of Oahu, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Heather Dubrow (“Real Housewives of Orange County”) guest stars.

(*Pukana is Hawaiian for “Keepsake”)

 

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Paige Hurd     (Samantha Grover)

Brian Yang     (Charlie Fong)

Lindsay Price     (Leilani)

 

GUEST CAST:

James Urbaniak     (Gary Nathan)

Shiro Kawai     (Mitsue Tanaka)

Monique Curnen     (FBI Special Agent Rebecca Conway)

Heather Dubrow     (Emily)

Melanie Melnar     (Tamara’s Mom)

Scott Subiono     (Tim Sapoli)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Bill Hayes

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

TV Fanatic gets scoop on Pearl Harbor episode and Grace Park’s return

December 13th, 2013 by

Executive producer Peter Lenkov and Co-Executive producer, Ken Solarz tell TV Fanatic how it was to craft tonight’s Pearl Harbor episode. Not only was the attack on Pearl Harbor re-created for the small screen but also the controversial use of internment camps for the Japanese that lived in Hawaii during that time.

Lenkov also teased about what to expect in the New Year: Grace Park’s return to set, Catherine’s backstory, the three episode arc with Danno’s parents (played by Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger) and more bromance from McGarrett and Danno!


Excerpts from: Hawaii Five-0 Scoop: Pearl Harbor, Grace Park’s Return & More!
by Jim Halterman

 Executive Peter Lenkov and Co-Executive Producer Ken Solarz wrote the episode and talked to me about it earlier this week.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

TV Fanatic: For being such a hardcore cop show in some ways, then I watch an episode like this and see that you guys are so sentimental over there.

Peter Lenkov: [laughs] Well, you know, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. It comes with age.

TVF: Tell me about the opening of the episode because it was quite epic. I felt like I was watching a movie!

PL: I think, like you said, for a high-octane show we’re very sentimental. I think what we wanted to do was really come out of the gate with a bang. We wanted to tell the story. We thought if we could recreate the moment of the attack of Pearl Harbor that would probably be our biggest stunt or action sequence to date.

Part of that was us being selfish as writers wanting to write something big, wanting to recreate Pearl Harbor for the small screen, and challenging our cast and our crew doing something we’ve never done before. Also, it’s in context with the story telling because it was a great way to get into the story and sort of ease the audience into the device of the story, which was going to be flashbacks.

TVF: Since you’ve been doing this show for several years now, have you found that Pearl harbor is still very present with many people that live there in Hawaii?

Ken Solarz: Absolutely. Case in point, when we were shooting there – we have a wonderful crew down there, everybody from actors to crew people – there was this reverential silence because we were actually on the spot where the attack took place. We were recreating that. When you go there,you feel the pull of history. You feel the weight of what happened there. I think that everyone in Hawaii does to some extent, especially if you’re there and you’re on hallowed ground recreating this attack. It’s really quite memorable.

PL: Just to go back, after four years of doing this show I’m always getting calls from people asking me where to stay, where to eat, and they always bring up when they’re going to Oahu making a trip to, making a pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor. I think it is still relevant. I think we’re real history buffs here, but I think everybody knows the importance of that place and we’re hoping they also learn something in our episode that you’re not going to learn when you go to Pearl Harbor.

TVF: Tell me about the research you guys did, because there were things I learned that I didn’t know.

KS: We did quite extensive research. Peter had this thought when he created the show, when he was immersing himself in all things Hawaii. Peter brought up the fact that there were internment camps there…that’s pretty fertile ground for us so we just started digging into it and there are a lot of survivors of those camps still around. You can find oral history, you can find documentation, there’s lots to read on it, but we thought that it would fit into our show because of what Hawaii’s been through specific to Hawaii. That’s what made it attractive to us.

TVF: Did you guys actually get some of the actual veterans there for that scene at Pearl Harbor? I kept thinking that a lot of the older faces we saw were probably real veterans.

PL: Yes. In fact, one of them is the father of one of our CBS executives. We put him in just really to honor these guys. That’s really what it is, I mean, we have a very close relationship with the military and every now and then when we see them we do one or two episodes that are really a valentine to the military and pay tribute to the military. This is just one of those episodes.

TVF: What’s coming in the New Year on the show?

PL: Well, we’re just starting to shoot a three-episode part for Melanie Griffith who plays Danny’s mother. Tom Berenger is going to play his father in the last episode, so we’re excited about that. Three really fun episodes for Scott and his mom to play around.

We have a great episode every year where really we cement the blood brother aspect or the bromance between McGarrett and Danny. Last year was them stuck on a raft and the year before was the bomb. We always do one of these episodes, we just do one of these episodes that put Danny and McGarrett together for most of the episode and put them in some kind of jeopardy to show that they are true blood brothers.

We’re getting to find out a little bit of Catherine’s back story, Grace is back in the picture full time starting in the New Year, Kono is back full-time. She’s back from searching for Adam. So it’s the family back together. Grover is going to be a bigger part of our family [Chi McBride was recently made a series regular], there’s still going to be that animosity, but they’re going to learn to love each other, these two guys. They both have a very similar experience and they’re going to bond over that. Then we’re going to get this big revelation from McGarrett. There’s going to be a lot of great character stuff and I actually think some of our better stories are coming up.

 

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i” with sneak peak clip!

November 21st, 2013 by

Hawaii Five-0 is pulling out the stops with guest stars this week in what is sure to be a ratings coup! The Grand Dame of television comedy, Carol Burnett, appears this week as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.  The lovely Aunt Deb raised Mary on the mainland at John’s request, after the murder-but-not-a-murder of Doris McGarrett.

If you have never experienced the side splitting comedy of The Carol Burnett Show, I highly recommend checking out clips on YouTube.

Below is an interview that Burnett did on the CBS daytime show, The Talk about her Hawaii Five-0 experience.

Watch carefully during Aunt Deb’s singing performance for Burnett’s signature ear tug.  She’s said that it’s her way of sending a little hello to her now deceased grandmother and daughter.

Based on the short preview clip released by CBS, I already know that this is a character I want to see again and again.

From CBS

AS THANKSGIVING APPROACHES, McGARRETT’S AUNT DEB VISITS, BRINGING WITH HER A SHOCKING SECRET, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 22

Carol Burnett Guest Stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb

“*Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i” – As Thanksgiving approaches, Five -0 investigates the murder of a secret service agent just as the President travels to Oahu.  Also, McGarrett’s Aunt Deb visits, bringing with her a shocking secret, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Carol Burnett guest stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.

(*Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i is Hawaiian for “Happy Thanksgiving”)

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Taryn Manning     (Mary Ann McGarrett)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Shawn Mokuahi Garnett     (Flippa)

Larry Manetti     (Nicky “The Kid” Demarco)

Al Harrington     (Mamo Kahike)

 

GUEST CAST:

Carol Burnett     (Deb McGarrett)

Paul Ben-Victor     (Agent Devin Campbell)

Marcia Zina Mager     (Sheila Hicks)

Alexandra Curran     (Andrea Hicks)

Brian Kamei     (Rafael Moreno)

Tom Hintnaus     (Dante Barkov)

Sam Choy     (Butcher)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Eric Guggenheim and Moira Kirland

DIRECTED BY:     Allison Liddi-Brown

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Akanahe” includes preview clip

November 13th, 2013 by

The rising tension between McGarrett and Grover is my favourite new feature of Hawaii Five-0 Season 4.  Their tumultuous relationship reminds me of the first few episodes of Season 1 before the McGarrett and Danno bromance blossomed. Remember when Danno punched McGarrett in the face after getting shot in the shoulder in the pilot?  Ah, the good old days.

Nick Jonas, of the  recently disbanded Jonas brothers, is the big name guest star of the week.  Jonas plays a computer hacker, but sadly, does not appear to cross paths with Hawaii Five-0 fans’ favourite in-house hacker, Toast (played by Martin Starr).


From CBS

McGARRETT AND GROVER MUST WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY WHEN THEY’RE TASKED BY THE GOVERNOR TO SERVE A WARRANT TO A YOUNG COMPUTER HACKER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 15 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Nick Jonas Guest Stars as a Computer Hacker

“*Akanahe” – McGarrett and Grover must work together to protect national security after they are tasked by the Governor to serve a warrant to a young computer hacker, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Nick Jonas guest stars as the young computer hacker.

(*Akanahe is Hawaiian for “Reluctant Partners”)

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:

 Richard T. Jones     (Governor Sam Denning)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 GUEST CAST:

Louis Ozawa Changchien     (Riku Sato)

Paige Hurd     (Samantha Grover)

Nick Jonas     (Ian Wright)

Andrew Pang     (Luke Davis)

Eri Aihara     (Wife)

Dalton Pitre     (Boy)

Melissa Puana-Martin     (Governor’s Administrator)

Stephen Meyers     (Paramedic)

Hoku Gilbert     (Branch Manager)

Sam Merritt     (Student)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY:     Jerry Levine

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ua Nalohia”

November 7th, 2013 by

Ladies, it’s the episodes we have all been waiting for! Watch out guys, your ladies are going to have severe case of baby fever.

Let’s enjoy this preview.

 

Nine months after this Three Men and  Baby Steve, Chin and Danny and a Baby episode, I predict a baby boom.

From CBS

WHILE WORKING THE MURDER CASE OF AN UNDERCOVER ATF AGENT, McGARRETT IS TASKED WITH WATCHING MARY’S NEWLY ADOPTED BABY, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Daryl Hannah Guest Stars as a Realtor, Cheri Tranton

“*Ua Nalohia” – While working the murder case of an undercover ATF agent, McGarrett and the Five-0 team are tasked with watching Mary’s newly adopted baby after she gets sick, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Daryl Hannah guest stars as realtor Cheri Tranton.

(*Ua Nalohia is Hawaiian for “In Deep”)

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:

Taryn Manning     (Mary Ann McGarrett)

Brian Yang     (Charlie Fong)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

GUEST CAST:

West LeClay     (Matt Hutchins)

Finn Armstrong     (Ray Ballard)

Colby French     (ATF Special Agent Blake Kennedy)

Floriana Lima     (Allison Hutchins)

Christie Burson     (Linda Davies)

Alvin Joiner     (JC Dekker)

Brian Lee    (Hideaki Kuroda)

Daryl Hannah     (Cheri Tranton)

Cathy Foy     (Nani)

Mahina Garcia     (Dealer)

Antonio Bustamante Jr.     (Swat Officer)

 

STORY BY:     John Dove and Noah Nelson

TELEPLAY BY:     Bradley Paul

DIRECTED BY:     Joe Dante

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

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

TvFanatic’s Hawaii Five-0 Exclusive with Peter Lenkov (more Season 4 spoilers!)

October 4th, 2013 by

Tvfanatic.com had the chance to chat with executive producer, Peter Lenkov, during premiere week about what’s in store for the Five-0 team. Here some details about what to expect inSeason 4 for McGarrett and WoFat, McGarrett and Mama McG, Chin Ho and Kono. I am very excited to hear more about Carol Burnett’s appearance later this year!

 

 

(excerpts are from TVFanatic.com)

TV Fanatic: What are some of the major themes for Season Four? Will the Wo Fat business get resolved fairly soon?

Peter Lenkov: Well, it’s never going to be resolved. Not this season, but we do have some answers and I think some of the obvious answers that the fans have been asking. We definitely address that. We address that big question that I know is on everybody’s mind, ‘are the two related?’ We’re definitely going to address that. I think with our show…at least we try. We may not always hit the bulls-eye, but I think we try just to surprise the audience a little bit. Things could change.

TVF: McGarrett’s journey this season, is there still more stuff with his mom (Christine Lahti)?PL: I think McGarrett’s going to learn some new discoveries with his mom and I think clearly there’s not a lot of trust there in the relationship. I think we’re going to explore that a little bit. We’re going to get to meet Carol Burnett, who plays his aunt. In the mythology of the show, when the mother supposedly died, Mary was sent to go live with an aunt in LA so Carol Burnett’s going to be that aunt. She comes back at Thanksgiving and we get to meet her and it’s really a very, very heartwarming episode.

TVF: Is that making him (Chin Ho) a little lighter now that he’s got that in his life? He’s had some bad knocks there.PL: Yeah, but I think there’s an interesting episode that’s coming up where it’s really…there’s a lot of time with him being grilled by Internal Affairs. We’re going to learn a lot more about his backstory. We thought we knew everything. We thought we knew why he lost his badge but there’s going to be a lot more that’s going to come out and a very big, surprising twist in this flashback episode where you find out about his relationship with Malia and you’re going to learn about his father, Chin Ho’s father and about being mentored by McGarrett’s father so there’s a lot of good stuff in that episode for him.

TVF: How long before Kono gets back to the family because it looks like she’s going to be off on her own story for awhile.

PL: She’s got a real, solid story with Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) and being on the run and by the time she comes back and is a full member of Five-0, it’s probably mid-way through the season. We really want to do this arc and make it feel real. It’s not that simple actually, what they go through, but it’s fun. It’s really fun and I think for an actor to be able to do that kind of stuff, to be able to do not just the case of the week, but to be able to have this runner of half a season arc, I think she’s really excited. Also, we are as writers, but she’s very excited.

Check out the full article from TVFanatic here.