Some say Hollywood only has one idea at a time. This TV season, it seems that idea was introducing character's parents! From dastardly matriarchs (Revenge, Hawaii Five-0) to downright quirky parental units (New Girl), many of our favorite characters got some family time this fall. But that wasn't always a good thing.
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Hawaii Five-0's Steve McGarrett just can't catch a break.
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After putting his nemesis Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) behind bars at the end of Season 2, McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) was forced to contend with another huge surprise: His believed-dead mom is not only alive, but she's also the mysterious Shelburne. But don't expect a warm and fuzzy reunion when Steve and Doris (guest star Christine Lahti) come face-to-face in Monday's premiere (10/9c, CBS).
"She has a lot of explaining to do," executive producer Peter Lenkov tells TVGuide.com....
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The first trailer for the new season of Hawaii Five-0 features the long-awaited introduction of Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), who...
Hawaii Five-0's Masi Oka live-tweeted Monday's Season 2 premiere, kicking off CBS Tweet Week on a fun note.
The episode picked up one week after the events of the Season 1 finale, where McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) was framed for the murder of Governor Jameson (Jean Smart) by Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos). As Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) attends the funeral, John Locke Lt. Commander Joe White (Terry O'Quinn) makes his arrival. "OMG it's O'Quinn," Oka tweets.
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McGarrett's in prison for murder. Kono's been stripped of her badge. Chin Ho has rejoined the Hawaii Police Department that once betrayed him. The governor is dead. Where does Hawaii Five-0 go from here?
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"It's going to be a very different Five-0," executive producer Peter M. Lenkov says of the new season, which premieres Monday at 10/9c on CBS. "The most important thing is that they need to get back together. These people need each other. It's going to be fun seeing them put the pieces back together."
Helping to kick-start that effort is Lt. Cmdr. Joe White (Lost's Terry O'Quinn), who comes to Hawaii on a mission to exonerate McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin). "He was a mentor. He was his commanding officer," Lenkov says. "Given the kind of character that McGarrett is, imagine the guy who trained him." Adds O'Loughlin...