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"Hawaii Five-0" series star contemplates his immediate future in the season finale, "Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono."

Facing our anxiety about season 8 of ‘Hawaii Five-0’

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"Hawaii Five-0" series star contemplates his immediate future in the season finale, "Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono."

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 11:47 pm
After seven years, “Hawaii Five-0” starts another summer hiatus with fans wondering what awaits them come September. Read More
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McGarrett risks his life when Five-0 attempts their most dangerous rescue yet of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking this year.  Also, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.

‘Five-0’ hits the mark with its latest season finale

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McGarrett risks his life when Five-0 attempts their most dangerous rescue yet of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking this year.  Also, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.

Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 6:27 pm
When “Hawaii Five-0” ends a season, we are usually left with casualties-- often of the literal kind, but even more likely, ones of the heart. This year’s season ender took us on an epic car chase and helped wrap up the human trafficking case that started in “Pukaʻana” (“Exodus”). Read More
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When McGarrett gets a tip that someone is plotting a terrorist attack on Oahu, Five-0 searches for those behind it before it's too late.

A warning from McGarrett’s past reminds us of what matters most

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When McGarrett gets a tip that someone is plotting a terrorist attack on Oahu, Five-0 searches for those behind it before it's too late.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm
For the most part, fans watch “Hawaii Five-0” for more than just the pretty scenery, shoot-em-up action, and intense drama. Not that viewers don’t enjoy that part of the hit television show, it seems as if they want more than just a typical police procedural. Read More
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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.

A season seven prelude brings us back to the origin of ‘Five-0’

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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.
A prelude is like a quick kiss at the start of a date-- it can tell us so much, yet still hold many secrets. As “Hawaii Five-0” winds down their seventh season, it seems appropriate that they begin to reflect on the moments that brought the Five-0 team together. Read More
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Will fans be ready for the changes that lie ahead for McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and his Five-0 crew?

Preparing for a different kind of season finale

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Will 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. Read More
COURTESY CBSWhile working the murder case of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, McGarrett learns about his grandfather's important role at Pearl Harbor. Also, Adam uncovers bone fragments at his new construction job and asks Jerry to help him discreetly investigate.

Unearthing the past reveals the black tears of truth

COURTESY CBSWhile working the murder case of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, McGarrett learns about his grandfather's important role at Pearl Harbor. Also, Adam uncovers bone fragments at his new construction job and asks Jerry to help him discreetly investigate.
For a show headed into its eighth season, “Hawaii Five-0” seems to be one of the most underrated shows on television. While there is an obvious prejudice against the show because of its supposed lack of cable drama grit, its too beautiful scenery, and way-too-pretty leading actors, it often goes beyond its generic distinction of “action drama.” Read More
 
COURTESY CBS "Huikau nā makau a nā lawaiʻa"-- Five-0 helps PI Harry Brown (guest star William Forsythe) work the case of a kidnapped wealthy woman whose husband may have something to hide. Also, Rachel tells Danny that she is getting a divorce from Stan.

Untangling the hooks of love and trust is never an easy task

COURTESY CBS "Huikau nā makau a nā lawaiʻa"-- Five-0 helps PI Harry Brown (guest star William Forsythe) work the case of a kidnapped wealthy woman whose husband may have something to hide. Also, Rachel tells Danny that she is getting a divorce from Stan.
After two weeks of NCAA Men’s Basketball, “Hawaii Five-0” fans can let out a collective sigh of relief. With a new episode, starring a beloved guest star, as well as an intriguing case-- Five-0 gave fans the perfect means to forget the last two Fridays without McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and crew. Read More
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MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle.

The countdown begins for the end of season seven

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MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm
The start of spring is usually the time when some of the best storylines, character conflicts, and great guest stars start appearing on “Hawaii Five-0.” Read More
 
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When Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building.

“Hawaii Five-0” crossover with “MacGyver” is an inventive mix

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When Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:31 am
In seven seasons and 162 episodes, “Hawaii Five-0” has only crossed over with another CBS show twice-- once in season two with “NCIS: LA” and last week with the rebooted version of “MacGyver.” Read More
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"Pukaʻana (Exodus)" -- McGarrett and Kono suspect that an abused young girl may be the victim of a sex trafficking ring on the Island. Also, Chin and Grover investigate a murder at a sober living facility.

‘Five-0’ episode celebrates strength of women

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"Pukaʻana (Exodus)" -- McGarrett and Kono suspect that an abused young girl may be the victim of a sex trafficking ring on the Island. Also, Chin and Grover investigate a murder at a sober living facility.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 5:05 pm
If this was the week to show the strength of women, then “Hawaii Five-0” wins hands down. This Friday’s episode, “Pukaʻana” (one word, not two) which means “Exodus” in Hawaiian, put Kono (Grace Park) in the driver seat and allowed her to show incredible courage and empathy. Read More
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"Hawaii Five-0" actor Alex O’Loughlin with fans before the show's season 7 premiere held at Sunset on the Beach, September 2016.

Change doesn’t crush hope for a ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Season 8

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"Hawaii Five-0" actor Alex O’Loughlin with fans before the show's season 7 premiere held at Sunset on the Beach, September 2016.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Season seven has been an interesting one for “Hawaii Five-0” fans. The high points seem to have cemented an eighth season, yet in the last few months, the show has experienced several sad surprises. Read More
COURTESY CBS “E mālama pono” (“Handle with Care”) -- MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle. Now, they must carefully extract the unstable explosive through treacherous terrain before it detonates.

Expecting the unexpected

COURTESY CBS “E mālama pono” (“Handle with Care”) -- MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle. Now, they must carefully extract the unstable explosive through treacherous terrain before it detonates.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm
For seven seasons, “Hawaii Five-0” has always done a great job reminding us that above all else-- ʻohana is key. Read More
COURTESY CBS “Hahai i nā pilikua nui” -- McGarrett and Five-0 once again become entangled in the twisted mind games of serial killer Dr. Madison Gray (Elizabeth Rohm) when she stumbles into HPD covered in blood that matches Alicia Brown's (Claire Forlani), and claims amnesia.

Here there be monsters

COURTESY CBS “Hahai i nā pilikua nui” -- McGarrett and Five-0 once again become entangled in the twisted mind games of serial killer Dr. Madison Gray (Elizabeth Rohm) when she stumbles into HPD covered in blood that matches Alicia Brown's (Claire Forlani), and claims amnesia.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm
This week “Hawaii Five-0” was full of interesting surprises and a couple of unexpected twists. Read More
COURTESY CBS  "Pōniu I Ke Aloha" -- While McGarrett and Danno celebrate Valentine's Day with their girlfriends, the rest of Five-0 investigates the murder of a man taking a class on how to land women.

Perfecting Valentine’s Day

COURTESY CBS  "Pōniu I Ke Aloha" -- While McGarrett and Danno celebrate Valentine's Day with their girlfriends, the rest of Five-0 investigates the murder of a man taking a class on how to land women.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Leave it to “Hawaii Five-0” to remind us that love is in the air. Read More
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Five-0 uncovers the possibility that a former Nazi war criminal may be hiding out in Kalaupapa, the former leper colony on the island of Molokaʻi.

‘Five-0’ continues to inform and entertain

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Five-0 uncovers the possibility that a former Nazi war criminal may be hiding out in Kalaupapa, the former leper colony on the island of Molokaʻi.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Good drama always starts off with a great conflict, and “Hawaii Five-0” often creates a strong story based on real moments of historic tragedy. Read More
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The reenactment of the historic "Battle of Nuʻuanu" is one of the many examples of how "Hawaii Five-0" reflects authentic Hawaiian history and culture into the production of the CBS television show.

‘Five-0’ highlights Hawaiian sovereignty movement

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The reenactment of the historic "Battle of Nuʻuanu" is one of the many examples of how "Hawaii Five-0" reflects authentic Hawaiian history and culture into the production of the CBS television show.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm
Last week, “Hawaii Five-0” tackled a small bit of Hawaiian history that was both brave and controversial. Read More
COURTESY CBS "Ka laina ma ke one" -- Five-0 must go up against an aggressive U.S. marshall, Lincoln (Lou Diamond Phillips), when a man wanted for murder escapes capture and seeks asylum in the sovereign land belonging to the Nation of Hawaiʻi.

Searching for sanctuary

COURTESY CBS "Ka laina ma ke one" -- Five-0 must go up against an aggressive U.S. marshall, Lincoln (Lou Diamond Phillips), when a man wanted for murder escapes capture and seeks asylum in the sovereign land belonging to the Nation of Hawaiʻi.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm
One of the strongest elements of “Hawaii Five-0” is how it uses the unique culture and stories of Hawaiʻi to enrich its plotlines and character arcs. Read More
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"Ua hoʻi ka ʻōpua i Awalua" -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ʻohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island.

Bidding a fond aloha to a Five-0 favorite, Masi Oka

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"Ua hoʻi ka ʻōpua i Awalua" -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ʻohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm
There have been many times when “Hawaii Five-0” has moved me to tears. Read More
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After Chin is kidnapped by a cartel in Mexico, Five-0 must find and rescue him before he is executed by the group that’s out for revenge. Also, Grover goes undercover as a car salesman to investigate a murder that turns out to be far more complex and dangerous than expected.

Making the deal

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After Chin is kidnapped by a cartel in Mexico, Five-0 must find and rescue him before he is executed by the group that’s out for revenge. Also, Grover goes undercover as a car salesman to investigate a murder that turns out to be far more complex and dangerous than expected.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm
If I made any kind of resolution for January, it had to be that I would not give up hope in this new year. Read More
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The best ‘Hawaii Five-0’ episodes of 2016

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Updated on  January 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm
2016 has given us many gifts-- and taken a few from us as well. But if anyone is paying attention to the ratings of “Hawaii Five-0”-- they have had a very strong year. Read More

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