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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:
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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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As the holidays approach and you prepare to spend a lengthy amount of time with your own family — or in-laws! — we here at TVGuide.com are taking a look at the TV parents who might make you thankful you're not spending your holiday with them. Then again, there are others that may make you jealous your parents aren't nearly as cool. Who were the best and worst parents of the fall TV season? We grade their parental skills below...
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....
It's time to meet Mama McGarrett!
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 is still in prison, but someone wants to make sure he doesn't come out of there alive. In particular...
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...
Hawaii Five-0 has added another woman's touch to its upcoming season.
Happy Town actress Lauren German will play a former Homeland Security officer who joins the elite task force in Season 2 as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed. TVLine first reported the news.
Many TV dramas create mysteries in their freshmen seasons that take years to resolve. The producers of CBS' Hawaii Five-0 are taking a slightly different approach.
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In Monday's season finale (10/9c, CBS) McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), Danno (Scott Caan) and the team will find answers to many of the questions surrounding the toolbox of clues McGarrett found after his father's death, including the connection to international terrorist Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos).
"We played the 'champ box' over the course of the first season, and it feels like we have to come to some kind of resolution with it," executive producer Peter Lenkov tells TVGuide.com....
Larisa Oleynik has landed a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0, CBS announced Tuesday.
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For those of you who voted for couple No. 3, thank you for helping Lacey and I make it to the next week of Dancing with the Stars. For those of you who voted for other couples, thank you for supporting the show.
Stepping on to the stage for our premiere dance reminded me of how I felt when I was about to jump out of a plane for the first time (I've done two tandem free-falls from 12,000 ft.). It was a surreal mixture of terror and utter joy. My blood was pumping so hard in my head it was difficult for me to hear the band.
Deep breath, exhale, smile.
We began our cha-cha in sync and with energy. We had an immediate connection with the audience. All was going well until the beginning of the last third of our routine, when, for whatever reason, I blanked out.
Yes, I totally forgot ...