(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

An unconscious woman is found drifting in a life raft in the middle of the sea. She’s identified as Monique Sims, a socialite and friend of Adam. When the Five-0 uses a surveillance satellite to look at the yacht she was on, Serenity, it appears that there might be dead bodies. So Steve, Danny, Tani and Junior descend from a helicopter onto the Serenity where, sure enough, there are 11 deceased. Given, though, that all of them are bleeding from every orifice, Steve quickly discerns that they’ve probably been killed by “an extremely virulent bio-agent”, and when a piece of dead girl is choppered back to the lab, it’s confirmed that the extremely virulent etc. is, indeed, all of these things: a genetically engineered virus which comes off as a kind of cross between Ebola and measles, and Steve and the gang have eight hours to live unless Grover, Jerry, and Adam can find an antidote somewhere.

Now, I’m reasonably sure that the history of TV goes something like this: 1926 – John Logie Baird invents television; 1927 – broadcast of first show in which someone is exposed to deadly virus, has hours to live, and needs antidote. Simply calling the plot “unoriginal” would be undue flattery. In fairness the writers give it their best shot to spice it up: the three onshore Five-0 staffers try to find out why Monique was on the raft and why she doesn’t seem to have been exposed to the virus, or maybe she’s immune? Meantime Steve and Danny are slowly dying, and bickering while they’re at it. When an antidote is found, the helicopter is pressed into service – this time in the middle of a storm – to drop a case of antidote onto the yacht. Needless to say the case ends up in the water; and needless to say the Big Kahuna might be close to death, but it would take more than a nightmarish Ebola/measles hybrid to prevent him from diving into the stormy waters to retrieve it. A reasonably good episode, and I should also say that Tani is showing signs that she might be quite an interesting character.

Restaurant Watch: should they have a waiting room?


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  • Adam and the Ants’ threw a party.
  • The Juniors go undercover …. or are they in one of Danny’s nightmares again?
  • The Five-0’s talked and talked a lot around the magic table.
  • Steve looks gorgeous as usual.
  • Seems the state pays Danny to never be at work for Five-0 anymore, but rather be a wannabe restaurateur …. now THAT is the type of job I would like to have – one where your main employer let you do your hobbies half of the time, and pay you loads of money for doing it …..
  • Seems lots of people bury money in Hawaii – first thing I’ll do when I ever get there, I’ll start digging ….
  • Adam gets beat up by his new Kono’ maybe it isKono-originals’revenge for being duct taped all those years ago?.
  • The Juniorsare not very good at being subtle when they are undercover …. maybe they need some pointers?
  • Eddie did some sniffing, but in the end Danny’s nose was better at finding the body?
  • And after all who knew …… Uncle Vito was the ‘wisest’ of them all …. But Steve still refuse to listen and just give up on the restaurant. *sigh* I guess the torture lives on…..

‘Only the Stars of Heaven Know Where Pae Is’ (name of this episode translated) …. I am happy that at least the stars know where it is, because the H50writers definitely lost it somewhere between the 3 storylines we now have to follow each week …..

…… And as usual I am amazed at the amount of activities the Five-0’s packed into this one day?


We open with someone skilfully piloting a stunt plane through a kind of slalom course in front of the Oahu beachfront. Anyway, it’s part of a competition, the pilot is Steve, and it’s an in medias res opening. (I assumed it would be Steve undercover, and that he would win anyway, just because he’s Steve. I was wrong both times. Fair enough.)

When we wind back a few hours, an old engineer friend of Steve’s is asking the Five-0 to look into the death of a stunt pilot, Jason Sachs, known as the Shadow Baron, who crashed his plane during practice for a race. The crash is already being investigated by the NTSB, who are about to call it as pilot error, but Steve’s friend thinks there was more to it. The lead NTSB investigator is somewhat high-handed with Steve, who immediately pegs him as a wrong ‘un. As does the viewer, because it’s Carlos Solis out of Desperate Housewives, and you don’t bring Ricardo Chavira into your cast for a minute’s worth of tetchiness.

From then on it’s serviceable H50-by-the-numbers: Sachs’s real name isn’t Sachs; his widow is hiding a secret; Carlos Solis is involved, but isn’t the killer. The question of whether the actual killers could just have, y’know, shot “Sachs” rather than going to all the trouble of tampering with his plane is raised and then allowed to drop, or maybe I didn’t quite understand it. Also: is something brewing between Tani and Junior? Not bad, but definitely nothing special.


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For this speech we have two separate video clips. The first part included Peter’s introduction of Alex, but cut off before the end of the speech. The second video begins later (at the start of Alex’s speech), but shows Alex’s speech till the end.

It was also evident that Alex was in a good place and very relaxed, because a large part of his speech came with loads of tongue in the cheek remarks.

After Peter introduced the whole cast of Hawaii Five-0, there was only one more left to call on stage – Alex …….

Peter Lenkov: [to Bob Orci] You read my speech.

[Talking to the crowd] No, you know he was a vampire – played that great. He was a doctor – he was okay as a doctor. But to me, there’s only one roll I’ll associate this guy with. Because when I met him, to me he was an action star.

I saw that right away. I think you’ve all seen that, from the first episode. I don’t even call him by his first name anymore. Actually I don’t even call him by his real name … I call …

Bob Orci: In fact, we never call him.

Peter Lenkov: You don’t want to mess with this guy. I’m going to introduce you now to the Big Kahuna, Steve McGarrett.

[Crowd cheering]

[Alex greets everybody on stage with hugs]

Alex: Hello.

[From the crowd: Cheers and calls of “Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie”]

Peter Lenkov: Hang on a second. Give it up. Come on guys. I do not hear … you are not clapping over there. Way in the deep back there. Now …. Alright, let’s go.

[Crowd cheering again]

Alex: That is so embarrassing. But thank you.

It looks like Christmas. It’s really pretty. Green lights, red lights. Thank you so much for having me.

[Alex listens to something at the back]

Alex: Music playing. I don’t know if you can hear it? It’s really good.

It’s great to be here and … it’s … it’s kind of not the same without our other cast members, but you know, we send all our wishes to Scotty. And …

There are a couple of things I want to talk about. First of all I planned a pre-choreographed and lip-synced dance to one of Scott’s songs when he appeared in the Hooligans. But the techies here could not get the song in time, so …. I’m not going to do it.

The other thing is, to those of you who were here last year and joined us in the festivities; Robo ….. Roberto Orci rolled onto the stage, and this year he walked on, which is great, because it means he’s … he’s decided to get hammered after the show.

And the third thing is, considering the big boss, Nina Tassler – Thank you very much again. [Alex waits for the crowd to clap] If it wasn’t for her support and advocacy, none of us would be here and it would be a cold beach with a couple of drunk people on it. – Happens to be with us here at the premiere of the third season of Hawaii Five-0, instead of the Emmys. I’m thinking maybe the ‘Good Wife‘ did not get nominated this year, which is highly unlikely. But I tip my cap and are forever indebted to you Nina. Thank you so much for your support. Your support of me, your support of all of us, your support of this state and your support of this show.

I don’t really know what else to say. It’s … my number one priority, is to represent you people of Hawaii. I thank and love you all so much for bringing me into your family, and bringing me and my family in; inviting us, to become Kamaaina. And filling our lives with Aloha every day.

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Alex: That may sound a little sanctimonious to people outside of Hawaii, but anyone who is from here, who has … who has spent any substantial time here, knows that we in Hawaii don’t mistake Aloha for weakness. And when we say it, we mean it from our heart.

[Loud cheers from the crowd]

So without further ado, I’ll hand it back over to … to Laureland Hardy. [Laughs]

And thank you all very much.


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  • Kamaaina (Hawaiian: kamaʻāina, lit “child of the land”) is a word describing Hawaii residents born on Hawaii regardless of their racial background, as opposed to “kanaka” which means a person of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
  • Big Kahuna: The most important or powerful person in an enterprise or field. 1.) An individual who is can be described as a big shot. A very general term, and there are no distinctions or an important. 2.) Or authoritative person (from kahuna, the native Hawaiian term for a healer/priest) 3.) Although in Australia and other parts of the world kahuna or kahunas might have a totally different slang interpretations.
  • AboutThe Good Wife – The show itself was not nominated for a Golden Globe, but Julianna Margulies was nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama’
  • Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy: “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi” is a cheer or chant often performed at Australian sport events. It is a variation of the Oggy Oggy Oggy chant used by both association football and rugby union fans in Great Britain from the 1960s onwards. It is usually performed by a crowd uniting to support a sports team or athlete.

We all know that Alex is doing an excellent job at being Steve McGarrett, but do you also only see Alex as an action star …….?


There are just about two weeks left for you to donate to the Children’s Hospital in LA, and with the donation to enter and stand a change to win a trip to Hawaii and to visit the set of Hawaii Five-0. Details about it here.

As part of our reminder of the charity that you will take part in, we will try to do a number of post about past goodwill events, that we have not covered yet, in which Alex and or the Hawaii Five-0 cast participated.

Taking you on a trip down memory lane again …… back to November 2011

We found this gem posted by a lady in Hawaii.

(Remember as usual with all our posts, the link to the original story is in the name.)

Aloha On My Mind

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I spent an hour within 5 feet of Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Masi Oka.

Let me share how this came about ….

my son’s elementary school is located on base. It is an “open” campus with outside access to each classroom. Two weeks ago, the PTO requested volunteers for a “gardening” project on Sunday, November 13, at 8 am. The early morning adventure paid off as it was part of Service Nation’s 11projects across the country to honor Veterans’ Day. From its website athttp://www.servicenation.org,

As we packed up the tools, Service Nation’s organizer, Chris, announced that the students would plant fruit, vegetables, and native Hawaiian plants as part of a day long event, including an outdoor assembly with

Laird Hamilton, Hawaii’s own surfing legend
Gabrielle Reece, beach volleyball champion

On Monday morning, I arrived 45 minutes before the outdoor assembly. As their vans approached the school, I crossed the street to stand behind the students selected to welcome the cast with Kukui nut leis. It was somewhat surreal to watch the cast exit the vans like normal people. Unlike the rabid fans at the H5O premiere on Waikiki Beach, nobody was screaming at Hickam Elementary.

I kept my eye on the VIP room where they met school officials. When they reemerged and walked toward the new garden, I followed as if I was supposed to be there. Alex and Scottworked together with students in one flower bed while Daniel and Masi worked together in another. These guys were great with the students, asking them questions and praising their efforts.

Alex, of course, spoke in his native Aussie accent. He challenged Daniel and Masi to a “garden off” to see who had the best garden. As the cast walked towards the assembly area, I was walking behind Alex – what a sight! Let me say it again, it was surreal. It was clear that the cast was there for the kids so I didn’t ask to take a picture with them …. just yet.

During the assembly, we learned at the American Heart Association sponsored The Teaching Garden and would be working with the Bishop Museum(Hawaii’s own cultural icon) to maintain the native plants. The principal then introduced Laird HamiltonHawaii’s own surfing enthusiast. He talked about the importance of good nutrition and giving the best fuel to your best vehicle – your body, “Take care of your body and your body will talk care of you.”

Laird introduced his wife, Gabrielle Reece, who led the students in “playing”, i.e., exercising. The H50 cast laughed as the kids went wild under Gabrielle’s direction. She then introduced Daniel Dae Kim at the podium while Alex, Scott, and Masipushed wheelbarrows in front of the stage, one was filled with vegetables, one was filled with fruit, and one was filled with books. Daniel shared how he would apply what he learned today from The Teaching Garden to his own effort plant a coconut tree. He then challenged the children to take care of their own “trees” – bodies – and even their “coconuts” – heads – by filling them with knowledge from school. The producers of Hawaii Five O donated the books in the wheelbarrow.

Check out the video of their presentation at this the end

The students moved to an open area to perform their “grow” dance to Black Eyed Peas’ I’VE GOT A FEELING. Some very smart military personnel created a line to take pictures with the cast. Just as it was my turn to pose with Alex, another woman thought it was her turn. Normally I would have let the other woman go first, but I had a mission that day!

I also took a picture with Scott.

My son asked Scott for his autograph.

Just as the crew was getting ready to leave, I spotted Masi walking in my direction. I asked a woman nearby to take my picture – I think the woman was Daniel’s wife.

The generals’ spouses were interested in The Teaching Garden so I escorted them to it. I didn’t want to watch (and cry) as the H50 crew left.

Have you met a famous person?


Kim in Hawaii

  • A big thank you to Kim for that wonderful story that she posted back then.
  • We also added a video of the Hawaii Five-0 actors participation on the day. It includes Alex, Scott and Masi with the wheelbarrows full of fruit and vegetables and books. Daniel making a speech about how he will be, with lots of fertilizer, growing his coconut tree to have a big trunk (to the amusement of Alex, Scott and Masi). Also on the footage you can see the actors helping the kids to plant their gardens.
  • There was also delightful footage of the kids doing their exercises, but we deleted it to avoid copyright infringement because of the music used for it.
  • We also apologize in advance for the sound quality, but the original video was made with the double sound track from the separate footage, overlapping.

Link to the video


  • On the footage of the day, we could see that the actors were accompanied by their partners. Mia was there with Daniel, Kacy (in a blue dress) was there with Scottand Malia (in a black shirt-dress and hat) & Spike (2 yrs old at the time) was there with Alex. (At first we as fans did not notice Malia on the footage. It was only a week later at the GQ Awards that Alex introduced Malia as his partner to the public. In retrospect we then notice her & Spike on the Vet’s Day footage)


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