(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

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This Friday on ‘Hawaii Five-0’, we’re treated to our first Danny-centric episode in far too long featuring guest appearances from the incredible Lori Petty and Michael Paul Chan!

When we last left off on Hawaii Five-0, the Five-0 task force were called in to help solve the murder of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona. While investigating the cast, Steve discovered a personal connection that allowed him to learn about the impactful role his grandfather had at Pearl Harbor. Elsewhere, Adam returned to the scene and was quickly thrust into yet another mystery while working at his new construction job. As it happened, Adam came across bone fragments that had him feeling uneasy and turning to Jerry for help into looking into the discovery under the radar of Kono and the team.

Tonight in “Wehe Ana (Prelude),” Detective Danny Williams takes center stage in an episode which puts the spotlight on one of our favorite members of the Five-0 task force! The fun begins when a comatose patient begins to show signs of improvement leaving him in need of some police protection.

As we soon discover, the comatose patient happened to be the key witness to the final HPD case Danny worked on before joining the Five-0 task force. While it appears that Danny will not be working with his Five-0 family on protecting the witness, he does get a little help from nurse Jenny (Orange Is the New Black star Lori Petty) and his former HPD Captain, Tanaka (Michael Paul Chan).

Don’t miss a minute of CBS’ hit Friday night drama Hawaii Five-0 when it airs this Friday, April 28 at 9/8c only on CBS and remember you can watch the latest episodes of your favorite CBS series online through CBS.com.

What are you looking for the most from this Friday’s new Hawaii Five-0? Join the conversation in the comments section below or by tweeting @HiddenRemote with your thoughts and hopes for this week’s episode and don’t forget to tune-in tonight at 9/8c on CBS!

Danny protects a coma patient showing signs of waking who was the key witness from his last HPD case before he met Steve and joined Five-0, on Hawaii Five-0, Friday, April 28 at 9/8c. Lori Petty guest stars as Nurse Jenny Kitson, and Michael Paul Chan guest stars as Danny's former HPD Captain, Tanaka. Only CBS

‘Hawaii Five-0’ season 7’s episode 23, titled "Wehe 'ana” (Prelude), will follow Danny as he strives to protect a key witness from his last HPD case, who is waking up from a coma. It seems that the witness’ life is in danger and it will be up to Danny to stop an attack on her life.

The synopsis for "Wehe 'ana” (Prelude) posted on TV Guide reads, “Danny (Scott Caan) protects a coma patient showing signs of waking who was the key witness from his last HPD case before he met Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and joined Five-0.”

The upcoming episode will follow Danny as he works to resolve an old case he was investigating with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) before he met Steve and joined the team. It seems that the key witness to the case will be emerging from a coma. Danny will do everything in his power to protect the witness as the episode unfolds.

According to Christian Post, the witness’ life will be in grave danger and it will be up to Danny to keep the witness safe from any attack.

A promotional photograph for the upcoming episode posted on Spoiler TV showed Danny struggling from a chokehold by a female nurse dressed in blue scrubs. The nurse apparently tried to end the comatose patient’s life.

Lori Petty is set to star in the episode as Nurse Jenny. The American actress is best known for her roles on the films such as 1991’s ‘Point Break,’ 1992’s ‘A League of Their Own,’ and 1995’s ‘Tank Girl.’ She also appeared on several television series including ‘Prison Break,’ ‘Orange is the New Black,’ and ‘Gotham.’

‘Hawaii Five-0’ season 7’s episode 23, titled "Wehe 'ana” (Prelude), is scheduled to air on CBS on April 28, 2017. It was directed by Maja Vrvilo and written by Helen Shang and Zoe Robyn. It will be followed by episode 24, titled "He ke'u na ka 'alae a Hin” (A Croaking By Hina's Mudhen), scheduled to be released on May 5 and directed by Krishna Rao.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ season 7’s episode 23, titled "Wehe 'ana” (Prelude), will follow Danny as he strives to protect a key witness from his last HPD case, who is waking up from a coma. It seems that the witness’ life is in danger and it will be up to Danny to stop an attack on her life.

The synopsis for "Wehe 'ana” (Prelude) posted on TV Guide reads, “Danny (Scott Caan) protects a coma patient showing signs of waking who was the key witness from his last HPD case before he met Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and joined Five-0.”

The upcoming episode will follow Danny as he works to resolve an old case he was investigating with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) before he met Steve and joined the team. It seems that the key witness to the case will be emerging from a coma. Danny will do everything in his power to protect the witness as the episode unfolds.

According to Christian Post, the witness’ life will be in grave danger and it will be up to Danny to keep the witness safe from any attack.

A promotional photograph for the upcoming episode posted on Spoiler TV showed Danny struggling from a chokehold by a female nurse dressed in blue scrubs. The nurse apparently tried to end the comatose patient’s life.

Lori Petty is set to star in the episode as Nurse Jenny. The American actress is best known for her roles on the films such as 1991’s ‘Point Break,’ 1992’s ‘A League of Their Own,’ and 1995’s ‘Tank Girl.’ She also appeared on several television series including ‘Prison Break,’ ‘Orange is the New Black,’ and ‘Gotham.’

‘Hawaii Five-0’ season 7’s episode 23, titled "Wehe 'ana” (Prelude), is scheduled to air on CBS on April 28, 2017. It was directed by Maja Vrvilo and written by Helen Shang and Zoe Robyn. It will be followed by episode 24, titled "He ke'u na ka 'alae a Hin” (A Croaking By Hina's Mudhen), scheduled to be released on May 5 and directed by Krishna Rao.

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Before the hiatus, the show left off with episode 22, wherein Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) helped the granddaughter of a United States Ship (USS) Arizona survivor seek justice for her grandfather who got killed by a group of bank robbers. While he was working on the case, Steve discovered something that he has a personal connection with, which allowed him to learn more about the vital role his own grandfather, whom he never met, had at Pearl Harbor. He was a hero, just like him and his father. Solving the case helped the granddaughter, as well as Steve, find closure.

When the show returns for episode 23, it will feature Danny Williams (Scott Caan) trying to protect an unnamed comatose patient who is showing signs of coming into consciousness. It is said that this particular patient is the key witness in Danny's last Honolulu Police Department (HPD) case before meeting Steve and joining Five-0. According to CarterMatt, "Orange is the New Black" and "Gotham" actress Lori Petty is going to make an appearance in the episode and she is going to play the role of a nurse, named Jenny Kitson, who is taking care of the said comatose patient for about six years.

Petty's guest appearance on the show was first reported by Entertainment Weekly last month. Her character is said to help Danny protect the coma patient safe from those who want to "silence him forever."

Another guest star to look out for in the upcoming episode is "Major Crimes" actor Michael Paul Chan, who will play the role of Tanaka, Danny's former HPD Captain.

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"Hawaii Five-0" season 7 episode 23 will air Friday, April 28, at 9 p.m. EDT on CBS Television Network.

Danny protects a coma patient showing signs of waking who was the key witness from his last HPD case before he met Steve and joined Five-0, on Hawaii Five-0, Friday, April 28 at 9/8c. Lori Petty guest stars as Nurse Jenny Kitson, and Michael Paul Chan guest stars as Danny's former HPD Captain, Tanaka. Only CBS

Five-0 Redux

By Wendie Burbridge / Special to the Star-Advertiser
April 22, 2017
  • COURTESY CBSWill fans be ready for the changes that lie ahead for McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and his Five-0 crew?
    COURTESY CBSWill fans be ready for the changes that lie ahead for McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and his Five-0 crew?

Usually around the end of April, “Hawaii Five-0” fans start to realize that the end is near. As we head toward the May 12 season finale, we are often torn between two emotions– excitement about finding out the answers to our many series questions, and sadness that four months of reruns loom before us. But it seems as if there are a few positive changes on the Five-0 horizon that may help to put us more at ease. While the summer hiatus is always an anxious time for Five-0 fans, perhaps the knowledge that their show will definitely return for an eighth season– will make for a more relaxing break.

Season seven was a little different for Five-0 fans, as they said farewell to a beloved series cast member, Masi Oka, and were told of the midseason departure the show’s fan favorite stunt coordinator, Jeff Cadiente. Both events sent anxious waves of social media chatter throughout the fandom, as the news of two major players leaving the show did not bode well for a season eight renewal. So when “Hawaii Five-0” was renewed on March 23, fans began to see that perhaps their worries were premature.

Last week’s episode, “Waimaka ʻEleʻele,” (“Black Tears”) showed off the stunt work talent of Five-0’s new stunt coordinator, Eric Norris. Fans could tell from the start of the episode that the action, gun fight, and car chase scenes– were directed from a completely different point of view. We’re used to fantastic action, strong physicality, big gunplay, and spectacular explosions. But the new stunt scenes– while still slick and very professional– they were grittier, bloodier, and more violent than we’ve seen in the past. It’s not a matter of the scene being better– they were just different.

Norris may be new to Five-0, but he’s no stranger to film and television. He just finished a stint as the stunt coordinator for the FOX television show, “24: Legacy,” a spin-off of the popular action thriller, “24.” His extensive resume has him working on film stunts in several major movie productions, like “The Fate and the Furious,” “CHIPS,” and “Independence Day: Resurgence,” as well as for other action-filled television shows.

Since 2013 Norris has been the stunt coordinator for “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Player,” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” before his work on “24 Legacy.” A former NASCAR driver and the youngest son of Chuck Norris, he is no stranger to creating adrenaline-fueled gunfights, motorcycle, and car chases, as well as hand-to-hand combat and fight scenes.

With the departure of Masi Oka, Five-0 lost their medical examiner. Fans loved the quirky, but completely likable and steadfast, Dr. Max Bergman. Still, when Dr. Noelani Cunha– played by Hawaiʻi actress, Kimee Balmilero– joined the cast and took over Oka’s spot, fans took it all in stride. Dr. Cunha quickly became just “Noelani” to the Five-0 crew, as McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) often asked her to help him with patching up different members of the Five-0 ʻohana.

Dr. Cunha has been a strong addition to the Five-0 team. She started at the beginning of the season working “The Chess-Piece Killer” case, and she quickly moved from being just a co-worker to a reliable friend. She has come through on several occasions to help McGarrett when he asked her to patch up Sang Min (Will Yun Lee). And she came through to stitch up Danny (Scott Caan)– prompting her to ask if they disliked hospitals, and reminding them that her medical forte dealt more with the dead– not the living.

Still, she seems to be someone they can trust as she was the first person Jerry (Jorge Garcia) sought out when he thought the Five-0 crew was in trouble. In turn, Dr. Cunha seems to equally trust the Five-0 team, as she reached out to Kono (Grace Park) to help with the case of a young woman who is being abused and sex-trafficked. While Dr. Cunha knows her job and how to help the team with clues and information, she is also quick with a comment, and always willing to lend the team a hand– no matter how unorthodox. She is not a carbon copy of Max– and as much as we all loved him– Noelani is a sweet and effective addition to the Five-0 ʻohana.

I think one of the biggest Five-0 season seven puzzle pieces that we have to wrap our minds around, is the bit of teaser about the season seven finale that was released this week. The synopsis for the finale “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono” (“The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”) has McGarrett risking his life when Five-0 attempts a dangerous rescue of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking since “Pukaʻana” (“Exodus”).

This sounds like a great and exciting episode, but it really is the closing sentence that makes me a bit nervous. “Also, Kono (Grace Park), deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.”

What could this possibly mean?

It could mean that there are some changes coming for season eight that might now be as popular, or as gradually handled as our season seven changes have been this year. Not that we can’t live with change, but with every change comes a moment of getting used to the change, and I’m hopeful that season eight will start off in September without a hitch.

But if other season finales have told us anything– change comes and when it does it comes with a price.

REDUX SIDE NOTE

This week’s rebroadcast of “ʻElua Lā Ma Nowemapa” (“Two Days in November”) gave us a nostalgic glance into old Waikīkī– when the Pink Place reigned and Don Ho was only known as a popular nightclub act.

The episode first aired in November a few days before the fifty-fourth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While the case Five-0 investigates is the murder of an active conspiracy theorist, it is the nostalgic flashbacks to Hawaiʻi in the 1960s that sets the episode apart.

Next week, “Hawaii Five-0” returns with a new episode, “He keʻu na ka ʻalae a Hina” (“A Croaking By Hina’s Mudhen”), which has McGarrett and the team working to stop a terrorist attack on Oʻahu.


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