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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.

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.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

Waikiki welcomes Hawaii Five-0 at Sunset on the Beach 4

September 27th, 2013 by

Waikiki Beach was once again jammed packed with fans as Hawaii Five-0 premiered the first episode Season 4 at Sunset on the Beach. This year, there was a mix of rabid Hawaii Five-0 and teenage Jonas Brothers fans as the Jonas Brothers performed a free concert following the airing of the premiere episode. Nick Jonas is slated for a role in a future episode.

Hawaii Five-0 stars walked to red carpet and greeted fans as they have in past years, though notably absent were Scott Caan and Grace Park. CBS Entertainment president, Nina Tassler, was blown away by the fan support she witnessed at Sunset on the Beach. Hopefully, that means that Hawaii Five-0 will be around for years to come.

From Hawaii News Now

All photos from Hawaii News Now

Alex O'Loughlin

Daniel Dae Kim

Tannya Joaquin (left) & Keahi Tucker (right) interview Daniel Dae Kim

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It was another year and another Sunset On the Beach for “Hawaii Five-O,” as the CBS drama kicked off its fourth season in grand style.

Thousands of fans packed Waikiki Beach to greet the stars. But there also were more teenage girls in the audience who came for a free concert by the Jonas Brothers.

The brothers were performing because Nick Jonas has a recurring role on the show.

“This role is really fun,” said Jonas. ”When they came to me I was more than happy to be a part of it. It’s going to be interesting for people to see me in this light.”

The fans were still as enthusiastic for stars Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim, who walked the red carpet, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans.

The two said they enjoy Sunset on the Beach, and have grown to love the event as well as Hawaii itself.

“This makes it a communal experience, like we don’t have a chance to have,” said Kim. “We get to say thanks to the fans, we get to watch it on the big screen with the fans. It’s special.”

“I’m never not amazed at what I see when I come down here, and the commitment from fans, said O’Loughlin. ”Without fans and without the people who are willing to show up, we don’t have a show and i don’t have a job.”

He also said he feels Hawaii is home. “I was talking to my agent, and I was like, you know, I don’t ever want to give up my place here,” said O’Loughlin. “I don’t want to move my kids to L.A. I love it here. I love it here for the family. I love it.”

CBS executives also turned out for the event. “Hawaii Five-O is not only a beloved show for the network,” said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment. “We can see how much the fans love it here. I’ve never seen support like this. It’s extraordinary.”

“We know the history and the legacy of the show, and obviously the impact that it’s had on the people of this island, and it’s been great to be a part of this new version of it,” said Nick Jonas.

The show is now syndicated and can be seen in 200 countries. “We come to find out at an event like this that it’s also loved around the world,” said Honolulu Film Commissioner Walena Constantinau. “People from all over the world have come here to celebrate with the people of Hawaii, this first episode.”

The episode was shown to the fans on a big screen, a day ahead of the television premiere. After the episode was shown, the Jonas Brothers took to the stage for a 20-minute set performed before screaming fans.

The show, which is moving to Friday nights this fall, premieres on television this Friday.

Last-minute Mega Buzz tease for Five-0 premiere! (SPOILER!)

September 25th, 2013 by
Steve swabs blood off the cell bars

Steve the Science Guy in action. When Wo Fat plays his usual cryptic stalling game about his relationship with Doris McGarrett, Steve decides to get his own answers.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Courtesy of TV Guide’s Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams, a bit of last-minute Five-0 premiere spoilerage!

Got any more teases about the Hawaii Five-0 premiere? — Lindsay
ADAM: Look for McGarrett to be very proactive in his efforts to find out exactly what Wo Fat’s connection is to his mother. Since he can’t get a straight answer from anyone in the know, he begins investigating his own hypothesis. Meanwhile, fans worried about Kono’s absence from the team will understand very quickly how she will remain integral to the story. (Hint: It involves serious danger.) And speaking of danger, the Five-0 team will lose something very dear to them.

Just my take on it, but if the “something very dear to them” isn’t Danny’s Camaro, I’ll eat my keyboard! (Well, okay, I may just gnaw on one corner of it. It’s the thought that counts).

Read the full Mega Buzz article at the TV Guide website.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0: Season 4 Premiere!

September 25th, 2013 by

After a long summer without our favourite foursome, the Season 4 premiere of Hawaii Five-0 is just about upon us!

Episode 4.01, “Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi” ( We Need Each Other), starts where the finale left off, so let’s recap what happened to the Five-0 team.

Steve McGarrett – when last we saw him, Steve was confronting Wo Fat about why Doris McGarrett visited the evil-doer in prison. In the season ending cliffhanger, armed commandos shot their way into the prison in an attempt to kill Wo Fat, or so he said. McGarrett must decide whether to team up with his arch nemesis to get him out of the prison alive, or stand back while the commandos do what they came to do.

Danny Williams – after suffering heart break (seeing ex wife Rachael wanting to leave Hawaii with daughter Grace) after heart break (seeing girlfriend Gaby deciding to be in Morocco rather than with Danny in Hawaii), I really hope he can find some happiness this season. The season ending episode teased that happiness may be possible when Gaby reunites with Danny.

Kono Kalakaua – Kono decided to join boyfriend, Adam Noshimori, on the run from the Yakuza. Fans were left fearing that Kono’s character was being written out of the show. Fear not,  said show runner, Peter Lenokov. Kono will be back for Season 4, although in a story line that may be separate from the Five-0 team.

We have two big name guest stars in the premiere episode. Chi McBride’s character will reportedly butt heads with McGarrett as SWAT Captain Lou Glover. Henry Ian Cusak, of “Lost” fame, plays this episode’s bad guy du jour.

 

Now, here is what we know about the first episode of season 4. (WARNING!! Spoilers ahead! You have been warned!)

McGarrett and WoFat fight team up to escape the prison.

McGarrett gets a sample of WoFat’s blood to, presumably, do a DNA test on it.

The Five-0 headquarters is attacked by commandos. Chin is trapped inside.

McGarrett must rescue Catherine after she is kidnapped.

Danny’s Camaro meets an unfortunate fate.

McGarrett is shirtless!!!!

 

From CBS

AFTER GUNMEN STORM FIVE-0 HEADQUARTERS, McGARRETT MUST BREAK THE LAW TO FIND A KIDNAPPED CATHERINE, ON THE FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “HAWAII FIVE-0,” ON A NEW NIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

Chi McBride Guest Stars as SWAT Captain Lou Grover, a Character That First Appeared in an Episode of the Original “Hawaii Five-0″ Series, and Henry Ian Cusick Guest Stars as a Member of a Terrorist Organization

“Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi*” – After McGarrett and Wo Fat narrowly escape from maximum security, gunmen storm Five-0 headquarters, compromising Kono and Adam’s secret location in Hong Kong and forcing McGarrett to break the law and turn on his own in order to find a kidnapped Catherine, on the fourth season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, on a new night, Friday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Chi McBride guest stars as SWAT Captain Lou Grover, a character that first appeared in an episode of the original “Hawaii Five-0” series.  Henry Ian Cusick guest stars as a member of a terrorist organization.

(*Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi is Hawaiian for “We Need Each Other”)

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)

Mark Dacascos     (Wo Fat)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

GUEST CAST:

Luis Carazo     (Ricardo Cosi)

Henry Ian Cusick     (Ernesto)

Luis R. Espinoza     (Juan)

Eddie Fernandez     (O’ahu Water and Power Worker #4)

Vancamp Popese     (Tomas)

Martha Higareda     (Flora)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Charlie Compuesto     (Alejandro)

Shawn Thomsen     (HPD Recruit Pua Kai)

Nestor Serrano     (El Condor)

Brian Kasai     (Security Guard)

Commanding Officer     (Doug Thurston)

WRITTEN BY:     Peter M. Lenkov and Ken Solarz

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

H50 Rewind – Undercover looks back at Season 1 ep. 14 He Kane Hewa’ole

September 20th, 2013 by

Not every Hawaii Five-0 episode needs a shirtless McGarrett to make the ladies swoon. In this episode, we first see McG dutifully washing dishes in his kitchen. I don’t know about you, but any man who does housework is extremely sexy. Men – take note.

Later, McGarrett shows off his paternal side when he fixes a toy for a small child. When he salutes the young boy at the end, women everywhere simultaneously ovulated.

Notable quotes

“Are you done?” – McGarrett

‘If you’ve learned something.” – Danno

“I’ll take a ‘yes’ there, if it will shut you up.”  – McGarrett

Below is Officer 808′s original take on “He Kane Hewa’ole”

He even does the dishes!

 

Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 14, “He Kane Hewa’ Ole”, with sneak peek at next week’s episode “Kai E’e”

January 18th, 2011 by

Clever writing, simple story…

Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0

Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0, Photo: CBS

The story is actually quite simple…a young, head strong woman is having an affair, putting her head together with her lover, they concoct a plan to kill her husband, fake her kidnapping, and collect a hefty headhunter’s fee from her father whom she apparently loathes.  Unfortunately, a poor illegal immigrant trying to make some money and get ahead in life gets caught in the middle of it all.  Although he has a head start on the HPD, his unlucky head-on crash triggers the series of events in the episode.  But the whole episode is predicated with a week of promos on TV that made a lot of people scratch their heads…”What’s in the box?” (if you haven’t read it, read yesterday’s post).  The suspense comes to a head when Kono peers inside the box and finds…human remains.

Aside from the main procedural,  this has to be the most balanced episode yet that shows all team members contributing significantly.  The case is not simply solved by McG and Danno running around and shooting stuff up while Chin Ho sits in the lab reconstructing data fragments from a cell phone that’s been underwater overnight.  The episode deepens Chin Ho and Kono’s characters significantly.  I almost believed Chin when he told Kono that he regretted becoming a cop, since his takeback seemed halfhearted.  Chin’s dialog with Malia adds another layer of complexity to Chin’s background, and I’m wanting to know more…  We already know that the HPD black listed him as being corrupt, but he took the fall for someone, and on top of that, we now see he has an unresolved personal relationship thrown into it.  Chin’s scene with Malia was perfectly awkward but perfectly heartfelt at the same time- Daniel Dae Kim and Reiko Aylesworth’s chemistry is perfect on screen.

I loved the fact that Kono was tasked with interviewing Spencer (the suspect), and you could see how naively easy she was on him.  Even better was the palpable cold treatment she gave to Malia at the hospital.  Rounding out Kono’s experience in the episode was her disappointment in herself for failing to see through Spencer’s lies.  Chin was there to mentor her, telling her that they all have to live with their mistakes and move on…ironic since Chin himself seems to have trouble coming to terms with the mistakes that he’s made in the past.  But Grace Park is playing Kono perfectly, tough and confident at times, yet vulnerable in her inexperience.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the investigation, McG and Danno track the car driver to a junkyard in Waipahu.  McG makes the connection and realizes that the driver is the junkyard owner’s son, and the father to the child with the super hero toy.  McG the idealist, vows to Mr. Chi that he will prove Han’s innocence.  Back on the road, McG and Danno get into a serious cargument about McG’s need to rectify all wrongs if a son ever loses his father (like “Ohana”).  The scene was beyond friendly banter and for the first time in awhile we see McG seething.  At the end of the episode, I think Alex may have played it a little too warmly, he should have brought more of the anger at Nicole, who dismissed Han as just “some guy Spencer hired”, but his parting words to her- “Danno, take her out of my sight” communicated his contempt all the same.

The running joke throughout the episode was the CHiPs, Ponch and Baker quips that lightened the mood when it needed.  Most of us who grew up in the 1970′s remember that show fondly, and Kono’s remark “I’ve never heard of it” made me feel *old*.  But the last scene where McG and Danno make their arguments for who actually is Poncho between the two of them is the cleverest writing I’ve heard on the show so far.  I think it’s absolutely refreshing to see that this show knows how to turn the humor on and off seamlessly, and that they know when not to take themselves so seriously… Danno quips that in his “TV cop fantasy”, he’s Eric Estrada. The beautiful irony is that Danno himself is a TV cop fantasy.

Finish that thought with, “In a world where I didn’t exist, you could be whatever you want,” (McG to Danno) and we have some of the best dialog so far in the show.

Super exclusive sneak preview of next week’s episode “Kai E’e”

Danno, Danny Williams, Hawaii Five-0

If all else fails, follow the Doctor’s orders.

Scene: In Doctor Oh’s office.

Dr. Oh: What the hell did I tell you?
Danno: Doc, the car was only going, like, 30 miles an hour when I tucked and rolled!  [chuckling]  Man, you should have seen it, it was pretty badas-
Dr. Oh: What the hell did I tell you?
Danno [sheepishly]: Go easy on the knees.
Dr. Oh: Exactly.  Did you listen to me? No.  Congratulations, here’s your new ride. [wheels out the walker with fitted tennis balls]
Danno: Wha?  Doc!  I can’t use this, there’s a tsunami coming next week!
Dr. Oh: You should have thought of that before you jumped out of the car.  When you run away from the wave, make sure you run away down hill, you’ll roll faster.  Now get outta here.

[No, this is not a sneak peek, I made this up :P ]

And now, Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 14, “He Kane Hewa’ Ole”:

1)  There are small pockets of Chinese *everywhere*.  But if you’re going to Waipahu you’re going there for some good home cooked lumpia, adobo and halohalo.  Waipahu is predominantly a Filipino neighborhood.

Did you notice…?

About fifty people on twitter yelled “OH MY GOD THEY SHOWED IT!” when McG pulled the head out of the box.  “Really, Steve?” -Danno.

Ok, how many of you, like me were expecting to see another freaking head in a box when Mr. Chi gave McG his gift.

Ok, how many of you, like me were expecting McG to say “Book *her*, Danno”?

CGI flies (and CGI smoke for that matter) defy the laws of physics and gravity.

Let’s give props to Alex with the Chinese.  That takes talent.

I’m not gonna lie to you, Danno’s tuck and roll was truly badass.  Props to the stuntman.

He Kane Hewa’ Ole is Hawaiian for “innocent man”

Hawaii Five-0 Spoiler Central at TV Line (Spoiler Alert!)

September 4th, 2013 by
Alex O'Loughlin, Dennish Chun and Chi McBride

Better get in there and referee, Duke! McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Grover (Chi McBride) look like they’re ready to rumble in “Aloha ke kahi i ke kahi.”
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

 

Just when the spoiler-wary thought it was safe to go back into the balmy Five-0 seas, TV Line chums the waters with a feast of tantalizing Season 4 tidbits!

Hawaii Five-0 spoilers are excerpted below. TV Line teases 44 other fan favorite shows in their September 3rd article.

 


 

September 3, 2013 10:07 AM PDT
Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 45 Returning Favorites!
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PREVIOUSLY ON… | As Kono ran off to China with Adam and Danny reunited with Gabby, McGarrett visited Wo Fat in prison — having learned that his mother had once, mysteriously, done the same! But just as he arrived, unseen forces came after the enemies, working their way through the cell’s steel door…

COMING UP NEXT | Who’s knocking on Wo Fat’s door? “If they made it that far, they’re pretty formidable. And if Wo Fat is scared, that’s a big deal,” says showrunner Peter M. Lenkov. In short, “The people on the other side are a payoff to a larger story.” With regards to Kono’s absence (she’ll appear in “a bunch of” early episodes but won’t rejoin the team until about midseason), Five-0 “will feel fractured, like a three-wheeled car” with a key player MIA. Enter Chi McBride (Human Target) as Lou Grover, a SWAT Captain with whom Steve will at one point reluctantly be partnered. “If people thought McGarrett was ballsy and lived by his own rules, they haven’t met this guy yet,” Lenkov attests. “He’s going to give McGarrett a run for his money.” Also ahead: More on the Doris/Wo fat connection (“It’s not the obvious answer”), a Chin Ho flashback episode, McGarrett comes to regret encouraging Catherine to work for Billy’s security firm, and an hour that revisits Pearl Harbor through the eyes of Steve’s late grandfather.

TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | Lost fans can count on a fun in-joke — “a little deserted island reference” — when guest star Jorge Garcia shares scenes with Daniel Dae Kim in Episode 3. Plus: We may get a song from Carol Burnett, when the TV icon pops up as Steve’s aunt.

TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | Friday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c (CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 on TNT — September Schedule

September 4th, 2013 by
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Visit TNT’s Hawaii Five-0 homepage for Season 1 cast interviews, publicity photos, promo videos, an episode guide, and more!
(Image courtesy of TNT)

September’s four Thursdays will give us a string of Season One standout episodes, starting with Po’ipu (The Siege) and Heihei (Race) on September 5th. Both TNT’s and TV Guide’s websites offer episode summaries with the two sites offering different looks at each episode.

 


 

Po'ipu and Heihei

Po’ipu — Five-0 meets General Pak’s flight at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Heihei — Danny and Grace (Teilor Grubbs) share some father-daughter time
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

 

Thursday, Sept 5th  **CONFIRMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O     

Po’ipu (The Siege)

TNT Summary: When a member of the security detail for an upcoming Aid Summit is murdered before he can reveal the details of an assassination plot, Five-0 is brought in to investigate the murder and protect the target, a ruthless dictator.

TV Guide Summary: An infamous dictator becomes an assassin’s target when he visits the islands. Five-0 must protect him while also investigating the murder of a security guard involved with the visit who apparently knew details of the planned assassination. Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2010

Guest Cast:  Max Martini — Nick Taylor;  Nelson Lee — Nae Shan;  Michael Adamshick — Tom Matthews;  Emmanuelle Vaugier –  Erica Raines; Ric Young — General Pak;  Matt Corboy — David Atwater;  Kelly Hu — Laura Hills

 

Thursday, Sept 5th **CONFIRMED**

10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O    

Heihei (Race)

TNT Summary: Five-0 is baffled when a highly skilled ring of thieves pulls off the heist of an armored car, killing two security guards but leaving the money behind. Their only lead in the case requires Danny to reluctantly ask his ex-wife for a favor.

TV Guide Summary: Episode Synopsis: Danny’s ex-wife assists Five-0 in a baffling investigation when highly skilled thieves kill two security guards in an armored car heist but leave behind the money. Original Air Date: Nov 22, 2010

Guest Cast:  Colin Egglesfield — Jordan Townsend; Bijou Phillips — Camille Townsend;  Nasir Jones — Gordon Smith;  Matt Baker — Seth James; Claire van der Boom — Rachel;  Blaine Kia — Leo Crane;  Taryn Manning — Mary Ann McGarrett

 


 

Palekaiko and Hana 'a'a Makehewa

Palekaiko — Steve and Chin Ho bond over spear-fishing and beer
Hana ‘a’a Makehewa — Chin is rigged with a bomb collar and his team must outwit Victor Hesse (James Marsters) to save him
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

 

Thursday, Sept 12th **CONFIRMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O   

Palekaiko ( Paradise )

TNT Summary: While Five-0 investigates the murder of a man on his honeymoon and his wife’s abduction, Medical Examiner Dr. Max Bergman recognizes uncanny similarities to a series of unsolved homicides from a year ago.

TV Guide Summary: A man is murdered on his honeymoon and his wife is abducted. The investigation reveals the crimes may be linked to a series of unsolved homicides that occurred a year earlier, in which recently married couples were targeted by a serial killer. Also: McGarrett learns a disturbing fact concerning his mother’s death. Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2010

Guest Cast:  Kasim Saul — Father;  Taryn Manning — Mary Ann McGarrett;  Joel Tobeck — Kurt Miller;  Rhys Coiro — Bradford Graybridge;  Peyton List — Erica Harris;  Sheila Kelley — Nancy Harris

 

Thursday, Sept 12th **CONFIRMED**   
10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O  

Hana ‘a’a Makehewa ( Desperate Measures )

TNT Summary: It’s Christmas in Hawaii, but instead of celebrating, Five-0 is negotiating a hostage situation when the man who killed McGarrett’s father resurfaces. The murderer, Victor Hesse, threatens to detonate an explosive that he’s strapped to Chin Ho’s chest.

TV Guide Summary: Chin Ho is abducted and an explosive device is strapped around his neck. The abductor is Victor Hesse, who murdered McGarrett’s father, and he demands $10 million and safe passage out of Hawaii or he will kill Chin Ho. When the governor refuses to give Steve the money, he plots to steal the cash from a secret police location. Original Air Date: Dec 13, 2010

Guest Cast:  Will Yun Lee — Sang Min;  James Marsters — Victor Hesse;  Mark Dacascos — Wo Fat

 


 

Ke Kinohi and He Kane Hewa'ole

Ke Kinohi — Steve introduces Danny to McGarrett family friend Mamo Kahike, played by original series castmember Al Harrington
He Kane Hewa’ole — Chin and Kono unexpectedly bump into Chin’s once and future fiancee, Dr. Malia Wainright (Reiko Aylesworth)
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

 

Thursday, Sept 19th **PRESUMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O    

Ke Kinohi ( The Beginning )

TNT Summary: When McGarrett’s sister is kidnapped and his father’s Champ box stolen from his apartment, Steve and Five-0 discover new clues in his mother’s murder, including possible ties to the Japanese Yakuza (mafia).

 

Thursday, Sept 19th **PRESUMED**
10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O 

He Kane Hewa’ole ( An Innocent Man )

TNT Summary: Five-0 joins the Honolulu Police Department in a high-speed police chase that ends with the driver fatally injured, and a gruesome discovery by the team. The investigation leads to an awkward reunion between Chin Ho and his ex-fiancée.

 

 


 

E Malama and Kai E'e

E Malama — Steve and Chin Ho must put their tracking and survival — and Ewok death trap — skills to use to protect the sole witness in a high-profile murder case
Kai E’e — Danny’s surfing lessons with former pro surfer Kono come to an abrupt end when tsunami warning sirens launch the evacuation of the Honolulu waterfront
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

 

Thursday, Sept 26th **PRESUMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O   

E Malama ( To Protect )

TNT Summary: When the sole witness in a high-profile murder case disappears, Five-0 must head into the jungle to locate and protect her from assassins who are closing in fast.

 

Thursday, Sept 26th **PRESUMED**
10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O   

Kai e’e ( Tidal Wave )

TNT Summary: Five-0 struggles to stay a step ahead of a major tsunami that has the island evacuating its shores as they investigate the disappearance of the head of the Tsunami Warning Center.