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Share your Hawaii Five-0 Sunset on the Beach Experience!

September 19th, 2013 by


Picture this…

The sun is rising. You are sipping on the most delicious latte you have ever had in your life. Or maybe it seems like the most delicious latte because you are sipping in Hawaii, near the ocean.

Suddenly, from behind, you hear a voice with a sexy Australian accent say…

“Excuse me, Miss…”

And that, dear readers, was how I came face to gorgeous face with Alex O’Loughlin!

Sounds like the perfect setting, right?

Truth be told, Alex and I were surrounded by Five-0 crew members scurrying around with various tools of their trade. And he was asking me to take a picture of himself with some friends, who had stopped by the set to visit. AND I am pretty sure I didn’t utter one single intelligent thing to him before he was whisked away to shoot a scene. I was rendered so tongue tied, that I didn’t even ask to get a picture with him! *face palm*


Lucky fans getting to meet Alex O’Loughlin at Sunset on the Beach
Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS


Now picture this…

A beautiful sunset at Waikiki beach (watch for the green flash when the sun hits the horizon!). At Sunset on the Beach (SOTB), it’s you and thousands of fans from around the world, waiting anxiously for the latest season premier of Hawaii Five-0. Some fans you may have chatted with online or some you may have only met while waiting on the beach. Regardless, all of you are now able to share in the excitement of meeting your favourite Hawaii Five-0 actor in real life! It was that shared excitement I missed out on when I met McGarrett himself. I was basically by myself as  the only spectator at this particular shooting location. No friends were there to snap a photo of the two of us together! *double face palm* If I had been at SOTB, having a friends to capture that moment would not have been a problem!

In all my trips to Hawaii, I have yet to attend Sunset on the Beach. *sigh* Colour me green with envy if you are going!

For those of you have been to Sunset on the Beach, what are your favourite memories of past SOTB events? Any advice for those who will be attending for the first time?

If it is your first time going to SOTB this year, what are you looking forward to the most?

Let us know if you’ll be attending! We’d love to hear from you.

TV Line scoops Hawaii Five-0 premiere (Spoiler Alert!)

September 13th, 2013 by
Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0 S4 premiere

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) gets to channel Die Hard’s John McClane in Five-0′s Season 4 premiere episode. Yippy-ki-yay!
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

With Hawaii Five-0′s Season 4 premiere just two weeks away, the teases and spoilers are coming thick and fast. TV Line’s Matt Webb Mitovich sprinkled some Five-0 breadcrumbs into his latest Matt’s Inside Line column, giving us the iconic Die Hard films as an idea of where “Aloha kekahi i kekahi” will take us.  Fasten your seatbelts, folks!

Excerpt from TV|Line / Matt’s Inside Line, 12 Sep 2013

Do you think we could get some information on Hawaii Five-0‘s Chin and Danny and what they’re doing this season? –Chris
I can speak for at least the season premiere, in which Chin makes like John McClane to Henry Ian Cusick’s Hans Gruber, while Danny chooses perhaps the most inopportune time to open up to McGarrett about his Gabby/”L-word” dilemma. The season opener also features one of the least expected outcomes to a hostage scenario, Chi McBride like you’ve never seen him before (fashion-wise) and a moment where Steve forms at least one (“obvious”?) theory about his mom’s connection to Wo Fat.

H50 Rewind – Undercover looks back at Season 1 ep. 11 Palekaiko

September 13th, 2013 by

We are 11 episodes in to the reboot of Hawaii Five-0 and something dawned on me…

A number of the crimes that the 5-0 team investigate happen at Waikiki hotels. The hotel names are not made up. You, too, could stay in the same room where there was a murder (scene was filmed).

I wonder…. if the appeal of those hotel to tourists, by filming in and using the real names, increases or decreases.

Would you stay in a hotel that was the scene of a crime as portrayed on Hawaii Five-0? Or would you be more likely to avoid it?

Notable quotes

“Probable cause.  I thought we were just doing a thing.” – McGarrett (after kicking in a hotel door)

“I meant we get a key from the manager, you Neanderthal animal.” – Danno


“Songs this bad make stable people want to kill other people. You understand?” – Danno after hearing “Sexy Eyes” on the radio

“I think it’s kind of catchy.” – McGarrett


Shirtless McGarrett!!

(Below is Undercover’s original take on Palekaiko)

Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 11, “Palekaiko”, mildly updated rerun edition

March 15th, 2011 by

Boardshorts, yes!

Boardshorts, yes! Photo: Neil Jacobs, CBS

Yes, it really is this beautiful
Hands down, this was the most beautifully shot episode.  The cinematographers, videographers, lighting experts, directors and everyone else who fills the screen visually should give themselves a huge pat on the back for making Hawaii as beautiful as it does on screen.  I loved the long shot of McGarrett and Chin Ho walking back to the pick up truck with Chinaman’s Hat island in the background (wait, what?  McGarrett shirtless?  I didn’t notice), and I also also liked the long shot of McG walking down the peninsula to give Erica the bad news about her husband.  Even when a serial killer goes over the edge of the green and lush Nu’uanu Pali, it’s a beautiful sight to behold.    Greens and blues do for Hawaii Five-0 as yellow does for CSI Miami.  The blues of the ocean were so rich in the underwater scenes with the turtles.  The colors are so vivid, a 64 Crayola Crayon box wouldn’t do the show justice (and there’s a *lot* of colors in that box). If this doesn’t make you want to come to Hawaii, go vacation in Jersey. ;)

The story advances

The overall story arc finally advances with McG telling Chin about the Champ box, the photos and the key.  On screen, McG explains that he’d come to a dead end on his own investigation, and finally seeks his help.  Chin gives McG the news of his mother’s suspicious death…  Conspicuously missing is Taryn Manning… As TV Guide reported earlier, many of her scenes were cut out in order to advance the back story of the McGarretts.  Chin in another scene mentions where he and “Malia” were supposed to go on their honeymoon…if you’ve been tracking the blog you know who this is!

Strong acting continues

Alex O’Loughlin shined in this episode, showing more emotional dynamic in McG.  McG steps up and gives Erica the bad news about her husband, and the ensuing dialog in the car about how they had to cope with that part of the job was a nice break from the banter.  Of course after sharing a deep moment, these manly men put their guards back up and resort to the radio…to listen to Dr. Hook, Sexy Eyes…?

I love my wife?

Scene: Kahala Hotel, at the shoreline.
McG looks over to Danno, tells him solemnly, “I’ll do it.”  He makes the long, slow walk down the peninsula to Erica who’s staring into the ocean, wondering where her husband is.  McG knows the fate of her husband, and without dialog that we can hear, he breaks the grim news to her.  Words aren’t needed for us…McG’s compassionate expressions and Erica’s recoil is enough to communicate to us the shock and disbelief that washes over her.  She sobs uncontrollably, and in despair she throws her arms up in a futile gesture of defense against the bad news.  She resists McG’s comforting embraces and pulls back even more.

“OH MY GOD HOLD HIM, NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!!!”, my wife yelled at Erica through the TV.

I love my wife.  My wife loves, well, McGarrett.

And now, Things We Learn About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 11, “Palekaiko”

1)  Hunting and fishing are past times that many people here enjoy.  Lots of boar on Oahu.  Deer and goat on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island.  Tourists running around in the woods are a lot harder to find.

2)  We wear board shorts (see above photo).  There is a *huge* difference between board short and swim trunks.  Board shorts is what we men in Hawaii wear.  They sit low at the waist, and stop right above the knee.  We definitely do *not* wear swim trunks.  Swim trunks is what you wear to the Wet N Wild Water Park in Minnesota.  I’m talking about shorts with an elastic waist band, and the built in mesh underwear I call manties.  Manties are made probably from the remnants left over from the Frederick’s of Hollywood fishnet stocking factory in India.  They’re uncomfortable, they chafe, and it just plain isn’t right.   So guys on the mainland, check your swim shorts.  In Hawaii, we have an expression “hang loose”, and with board shorts, we definitely do.

Swim trunks, no!

Swim trunks, no!

Did you notice…?

Palekaiko translates to “paradise”, ironic since Hawaii was anything but paradise for the hapless honeymooners.

All aboard the SS Kahala Hotel!  The interior shots of the cruise ship were shot at the Kahala Hotel.  If you notice in the main “lobby” of the ship, the far background is a painted mural of  the ship’s top deck and a smoke stack.  The “people” in the background don’t move an inch!

The final standoff happens at the Pali Lookout, at the end of Nu’uanu Valley overlooking Kane’ohe.  Matinsky wasn’t the only one to go over the edge:  King Kamehameha’s army pushed King Kalanikupule’s army off the 1000 foot cliff, sending hundreds to their deaths in an epic battle in 1795.  It really is that windy up there.  Don’t stand near the edge.

I’ve just realized that the Camaro must have a magical ability to signal all stoplights ahead of them green, because they’re almost never stopped at an intersection, unless some hot girls are scoping them out.

Ben Linus spends many episodes looking for Jacob’s cabin (“Lost”).  McG, Danno and HPD find it in about 10 minutes.  Go figure.

Hawaii Five-0 wants you to Ask Alex Anything!

September 11th, 2013 by
ALex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-0

Looks like Alex is already figuring out the best tactical approach to some of the more delicate questions.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)


“Fans, now is your chance to ask Alex O’Loughlin anything! Submit your questions in the comments below. Alex will answer some of your questions during a video Q&A later this month. Be creative and don’t be shy, ” says the September 10th post to the CBS.com Hawaii Five-0 blog.

With answers from Alex as incentive, CBS’s blog is generating questions by the bushel basket. People responding have certainly taken the network at their word, with questions running the gamut from the sublime to the silly, some of which are guaranteed to generate snickers and the occasional eye-roll.

One thing’s for sure: based on the early response, Alex and the folks at the CBS blog will be able to choose from a vast variety of questions covering every topic imaginable. That said, there’s always room for more questions, especially if they’re intriguing, insightful and fresh! Curious about which recurring character Alex would like to see more of? Ask him! Wondering if he’d like to play an undercover character with an Aussie accent? Go for it! But don’t post your response here!  Head over to  the “You Ask, They Tell” blog entry at CBS.com and fire away!


H50 Rewind – Undercover looks back at Season 1 ep. 10 Hei hei

September 6th, 2013 by

It’s quite genius, really, using a triathlon as a cover for a robbery.  But even at the peak of their physical strength and endurance, the athletes turned jewel thieves were still no match for the Five-0 team.

We get  a glimpse of McGarrett’s mystery past as a Navy SEAL complete with cute nickname. Smooth Dog – any guesses on how he earned that one?? When Danno presses McGarrett about his time with the SEALs, McGarrett is coy about his special skills  he used while with the SEALs.

Notable quotes

“I can’t type on this thing because I have goofy thumbs.” – Danno referring to his cell phone

“Steve the Science Guy is back!” – Danno


Alex o'Loughin as Steve McGarrett, Hawaii Five-0 Episode 10 Hei hei


“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 10, Hei hei, updated rerun edition

March 7th, 2011 by

Originally posted 11/23/10

Alex o’Loughin as Steve McGarrett, Hawaii Five-0 Episode 10 Hei hei, Photo: CBS

Reading way too hard between the lines…

I know I watched way too much Lost because I watch Hawaii Five-0 the way I watched Lost.  When McG gave his address as 2727 Pi`ikoi last week, this Undercover Agent searched for it in google, thinking there’s some hidden meaning or importance to it.  But no, there isn’t.  That address doesn’t exist, and I need to run my brain in a lower gear to watch Hawaii Five-0.  I just need to enjoy the sun and bikinis like everyone else.  In fact, there’s so much skin time that I tend to ignore the dialog and retranslate everything in my mind, because I am still looking for a deeper, second meaning…

Episode 10, Hei Hei – reading between the lines

Scene: Cut to Pier 20, Honolulu Harbor, Five-0 team looking down into the water.
Kono: Anyone up for a swim? [Oh gawd I gotta strip down to a bikini.  Again!]
Chin Ho: I forgot to bring my board shorts.  [No one wants to see me strip down :(    Maybe there's a broken computer I can fix!]
Danno: Looks like the rookie is going swimming!  [Hell yeah I want to see Kono in a bikini!  Again!]
McG: I’ll go in with you. [Guys, I'm required to be shirtless once every other episode, by contract.]
Danno: That’s very nice of you! [You show off.  But I still look good in my my tight, fitted shirts.]
McG: You sure you don’t want to go for a swim? [Yeah that's right buddy. You want to arm wrestle?]
Danno: You go ahead with your pants, I’ll be here with a dry towel. [Jerk.]

Rachel and Danny – reading between the lines

In this episode, we finally meet Rachel for the first time, and although her relationship with Danny is strained, there’s still love between the two of them.  The long, slow glance Rachel gives as Danny drives away is reflected by Danny’s gaze into the rear view mirror of his car, with the bold letters “Objects are closer than they appear” standing out in the mirror.  Does this hint at a renewed romance between the two…?

And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 10, Hei hei
1)  We have the most pathetic Iron Man triathlon.  The start at Magic Island finishes a 100 yards later at the other end of the island, and is then followed by a 2 mile bike ride down the street.  That’s the magic of Hollywood!

2)  Cops here don’t allow silly things like probable cause or search warrants stop them from investigating.

3)  We are so behind on the times, we still use Gavin’s List to buy, sell, look for jobs and find casual encounters.  I heard you people on the mainland use something called Craig’s List?

Did you notice…

Kono talks about the “mauka” side of the street.  Mauka in Hawaiian is a directional reference of something that is in the direction of the mountains.  The opposite is “makai” or in the direction of the ocean.  Hawaiians had no concept of compasses.

Kono mentions passing the Moana Surfrider Hotel.  It’s one of the oldest hotels at the end of Waikiki.

Danno mentions at the end going to “Sidestreet”.  He’s talking about Sidestreet Inn, a local restaurant that serves great local food.  The restaurant was founded by a few of Hawaii’s top gourmet chefs who wanted to have a more casual restaurant.

“Hao kanaka” is Hawaiian for “iron man”, referring to McGarrett’s awesomely huge muscles.

McG has lost THREE phones…his iphone went overboard when Graham tossed it over the Mighty Mo.  The second iphone was hacked by Bullfrog, and the third disappeared temporarily in a Samoan abyss.

“Hao kanaka” was the original working title, Hawaiian for “iron man”.  “Hei hei” was the final title, which means “race”.

H50 Rewind – Undercover looks back at Season 1 ep.9 Po’ipu

September 6th, 2013 by

Who doesn’t love the sound of dozens of bullets whizzing over head as the Five-o team tracks down a killer?  The paid assassin was sent to kill a foreign leader, General Pak, who was attending a summit on Hawaiian.

This episode showed the internal conflict felt by the Five-0 team when they had to defend Pak who is responsible for the deaths of thousands of his own people.  Defending the indefensible is a distasteful part of the job that many military and law enforcement personnel find themselves in on a regular basis – yet it has to be done.

Notable quotes

“Do you realize how much of your life revolves around food?” – McGarrett

“Do you realize how much of your life revolves around armed conflict?” – Danno

“You can ride in the trunk. I’ll get real Jersey up in this piece.” – Danno



“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ Episode 9, Po’ipu

November 16th, 2010 by


Po`ipu in Hawaiian means “to overwhelm” or “to attack”, and what turned out to be a single murder in Waikiki ends up being a full assault on the Five-0 team.  The episode begins with a sexy Lady in Red (Emmanuelle Vaugier) who makes hooking up in Waikiki look like an hourly occurrence with the clueless Secret Agent Man.  Seriously Secret Agent Man, *nothing* comes that easy.  And boy does he learn that the hard way and ends up in a bloody mess.

The investigation commences, Kono plies through the crime scene under the watchful eye of Chin Ho.  “Maika`i loa, Rookie”, [very good!] Chin tells Kono.  No, Chin Ho, maika`i loa to you for pulling off the Hawaiian, brah!  Meanwhile, Danno and McG speed off to pick up the deposed dictator, while arguing the merits of Hawaii versus Jersey.  Danno insists that Jersey’s greatest contribution to American culture is Jon Bon Jovi…that whole dialog cracked me up!

The dynamic duo fly down to the state capitol to see protesters demonstrating against the imminent arrival of the deposed leader, Kim Jong Il (Ric Young).  Sparks fly and old emotions flare when McG runs into his former partner Bullfrog (Max Martini).  Their bromance threatened, Danno stands there, green with envy…

The investigation brings them to their first suspect, a former soldier of the deposed leader named Shan (Nelson Lee) .  After taking him down (“DUDE! You got tackled by a girl! hah!”), he confesses that he doesn’t want Kim Jong Il dead, but rather he wants to tie up the court system for years and cost the tax payers millions by having Kim Jong stand trial.  His mother passionately tell our heroes about the one time, she ordered seafood fried rice, and he accidentally gave them pork fried rice, AND HE REFUSED TO REFUND HER.  That man is pure evil I tell you.

Chin Ho manages to track the Lady In Red by cross checking maxim.com and googling keywords “hot assassins”, and they find her at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.  Just when McG thinks he’s got the jump on her, she takes off with guns blazing!  McG’s first motto is “Leave no man behind” (107, Ho`apono), his second motto is “Don’t let tourists get in the way of your bullets” and fires back multiple times.  His work is cut short thankfully when the Lady in Red fails to look both ways before crossing the street (splat!).

With that lead dead, they go back to pick up Kim Jong Il.  On the way to the summit, they find out that Bullfrog is in on the assassination plot!  A battle ensues, guns blaze and more brand new Chevys are destroyed.  They make off to McG’s house’s for sanctuary where  Kim Jong Il finally reveals that he’s had a change of heart and wants to atone for his crimes.  In a firery exchange McG lectures Kim Jong Il about how his team and Kim’s family could have been killed, but Kim Jong shoots back that if he lives, his survival means his whole country is saved.  Could it be?!?  McG got it wrong?!?!

Bullfrog tracks McG to the house on McG’s hacked iphone (Steve Jobs would insist that McG was holding the phone the wrong way).  McG goes into Black Ops mode and takes out the attackers commando style.  The team protects the family, and McG takes down Bullfrog, and all is well again in the Aloha State.

This was a very, very, good episode.  The writers sacrificed character development (hm..what *is* McG’s specialty?) in exchange for a strong story about redemption/second chances and big action.  In all seriousness, the story is a thinly veiled reference to Burma’s recent political troubles.  There is a small Burmese population here in Hawaii who would take the story a lot more to heart than the rest of us.

And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ Episode 9, Po`ipu:
3)  We have more Chevrolet dealerships than Starbucks stores and ABC stores combined.  Everyone here drives a Chevrolet.  Chevrolets are the only car in existence.  If you can’t afford a new Camaro, there’s an abundance of 1988 Chevy Celebrities around.

2)  The state of Hawaii suffered through 17 days of furloughs for the kids, department budgets were cut, and people were laid off, but the Hawaii Five-0 team can afford high end (Chevrolet) cars and the most high tech computer equipment where with a few waves of your hand you can throw PDF files up on multiple 50 inch plasma monitors.

1)  Dudes…if you’re a single guy hanging out in Waikiki and a hot chick throws herself at you,  she doesn’t want you.  She wants you dead.  Maybe you’re a secret agent she needs dead, maybe she hates her exboyfriend and she’s taking it out on you, maybe she hates men the way Rosie O’Donnell hates men, but there’s no happy ending to that secret rendez-vous.

ET and SY contributed to this.

Romance on the rocks for Steve McGarrett? (Spoiler)

September 5th, 2013 by

Last season, we saw the introduction of the handsome “Billy,” as a possible threat to the happiness of television’s most kick-ass couple, Steve McGarrett and Catherine Rollins.  Hawaii Five-0′s executive producer, Peter Lenkov teases TvLine.com, about the future of “McRoll.”

Do you have anything to share about Steve and Catherine’s relationship this season on Hawaii Five-O? –Janet
Show boss Peter M. Lenkov told me that Catherine will be going “through a life change” as she leaves the Navy to work for her sorta-ex Billy’s private security company – and with Steve’s blessing. At least for now. “McGarrett, not being the jealous type, is going to insist that she take the job — and he’s going to end up regretting that,” Lenkov chuckles. “You’ll see McGarrett a little vulnerable, which is fun.”

Tough as nails McGarrett, vulnerable? We do love to see the tender side of our Super Seal and as long as he does it shirtless, it’s fine with me.

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
TNT website H50 home page

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.


Is Hawaii Five-0 gaining a new member? (Spoiler alert)

September 2nd, 2013 by

SPOILER WARNING!  William Keck at TV Guide managed to wrangle some interesting teasers from Hawaii Five-0′s executive producer, Peter Lenkov.  Could Jorge Garcia be the newest member of the Five-0 team?  And how will Danno and McGarrett react to a grown man still living in his mom’s basement?

Photo credit: Daniel Dae Kim

Hawaii Five-0 is beefing up Chin Ho’s (Daniel Dae Kim) presence in Season 4. One upcoming episode will flash back to his first meeting with his late wife, the circumstances surrounding the loss of his badge and his time under the mentorship of McGarrett’s father, John. But first, the season kicks off with a pair of episodes that welcome two of Kim’s former Lost costars.

Henry Ian Cusick (the time-jumping Desmond) guest stars in the Sept. 27 premiere as the villainous Ernesto, who holds the team hostage. “He’s tied in to some baddies we introduced last season,” says exec producer Peter Lenkov.  

Then, in Episode 3, Jorge Garcia (Lost’s lovable Hurley) begins a potentially recurring role as Jerry, a conspiracy theorist whom the team consults. “He’s going to be sort of the fifth member of Five-0,” says Lenkov. “Jerry still lives in his mom’s basement. He’s the boy who cried wolf whom nobody ever believed, but he finally gets validated.” (Kim advises Lost fans to listen for an in-joke regarding island life.)

“Ian still lives here in Hawaii, and we have dinner regularly,” Kim says. “I was aware of his casting, but I learned about Jorge via Twitter.” 

With Terry O’Quinn also returning this season as Joe White, Kim’s Lost-alum wish list is almost complete. “I would love to welcome Harold Perrineau [Michael] and Josh Holloway [Sawyer],” he says, “but now that Josh is doing another CBS show [Intelligence], we might have to do anIntelligence/Hawaii Five-0 crossover.”

If Garcia’s character does return for more than one episode, this could be bring added humor to the team dynamic, which I myself, would welcome.  How about you?