Friday's episode of Hawaii Five-0 pays tribute to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent executive order that established Japanese internment camps on the Pacific Coast.
"I think that not many people know about our country's past, and I think it's really important that these stories don't die," star Daniel Dae Kim tells TVGuide.com. It's nice when television can entertain and educate at the same time. I feel like it's a pretty unique opportunity to go beyond the crime of the week and delve into a chapter in our nation's history."
Hawaii Five-0 doesn't waste any time getting into high gear when it kicks off its fourth season in a new timeslot this Friday (9/8c, CBS). There's no daring underwater prison break like in the Season 3 premiere, but the episode still manages to set in motion events whose ripple effects will be felt throughout the season. And not all of the major players make it out of the premiere unscathed. Will Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) finally get the answers he's looking for from Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos)? Will Kono (Grace Park) be brought back into the fold? And who, or what, poses the biggest threat to the team this season?
TVGuide.com turned to O'Loughlin and executive producer Peter Lenkov to get answers to eight burning questions ahead of Season 4:
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.
Some familiar faces from Lost are heading back to Hawaii.
Henry Ian Cusick will join previously-announced guest-star Jorge Garcia in a role on the upcoming season of Hawaii Five-0, according to a tweet from CBS. The roles reunite both men with their Lost cast mate Daniel Dae Kim. Fellow Lost alum Terry O'Quinn also recurs on the show.
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