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Blessing starts production of 3rd season for 'Hawaii Five-0'

By Steven Mark

LAST UPDATED: 05:54 p.m. HST, Sep 23, 2012

Work on the third season of 'Hawaii Five-0' began today with a traditional Hawaiian ceremony at Manoa Valley District Park, a few blocks from a neighborhood where filming was to take place.

Kahu Blaine Kamalani Kia, the show's cultural adviser, told the crowd of about 100 to bring positive energy to their work.

The attendees included producer Peter Lenkov, series stars Alex O'Louglin and Daniel Dae Kim, new series regular Michelle Borth, new recurring star Christine Lahti, and occasional guest stars Taylor Wily, Teilor Grubbs, Dennis Chun, and Al Harrington. Three other series leads, Scott Caan, Grace Park and Masi Oka, were not scheduled to be on set today.

The show ended its second season in a cliffhanger, with Park's character Kono Kalakaua tied up and thrown into the ocean, Caans character Danny Williams in a custody battle, Kim's Chin Ho Kelly finding his wife near death, and O'Loughlin's Steve McGarrett uncovering another layer to the "Shelburne" mystery, the subplot that has driven the show for the first two seasons.

Lahti, who will play McGarrett's mother, called the ceremony "wonderful." 

"I've done a lot of shows and never experienced anything like this," she said. 

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Anonymous wrote:
Wow... a season 3. Didn't think it would make it past the first one. Typical show that caters to the locals but has very little substance to it. Put a couple of mediocre local actors in it and give them a dream that they will make it big like others did in the original show. Problem is, this is not the original show with the high calibre actors and writers. Hope CBS wakes up and put this show to pasture.
on July 9,2012 | 01:21PM
MrMusubi wrote:
I watched my 1st episode last week. Other than 2 character actors who had very brief roles & a few extras, I didn't see any locals. For sure, the writers, director, & producers are all from the mainland. I guess the only positions locals can fill are security, drivers, & labor. I hope we're not giving this production state tax credits thru Act 221.
on July 9,2012 | 06:20PM
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