'Hawaii Five-0' Scene Spotting: Good Cop, Bad Cop

Tuesday, October 18, 2011





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Die-hard Grace Park fans were vindicated tonight, as the story arc revealed Kono was in fact working undercover in cahoots with the IA's Vincent Fryer (Tom Sizemore) to bring down Frank Delano's (William Baldwin) ring of dirty cops.

(Photo: McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Fryer face off over Kono, while Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) gets in "protective cousin" stance. Mario Perez/CBS.)

And all tied together at the end with a "Reservoir Dogs"-style slo-mo walk of the reunited Five-0 team — five members strong. Here's where they filmed:


  • The volleyball game was at Stan Sheriff Center at UH-Manoa.
  • Kamekona's truck is parked at Duke's Lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
  • Nice flyover of Kahala on the way to the Joyners' luxury estate, but in fact that home is in Kailua (a later scene reveals Mount Olomana in the background). For those with eight figures in change, good news — it's for sale!
  • Beautiful flyover of Diamond Head and Waikiki/Honolulu, cutting to Aliiolani Hale downtown — "Five-0 headquarters"
  • Kono's house in Manoa. (She's BIKING up that hill with her board?)
  • Quick shot of Aiea Heights in the foreground and Pearl Harbor behind.
  • McGarrett pulled a 180 in the Camaro at Fort Ruger Park in Kahala.
  • Young Dry Cleaners! A front for money laundering! (They have a good sense of humor.)
  • Not sure what that "Aiea hotel" was. Anyone recognize that apartment building or hotel?
  • The team corners Kono on Nimitz Highway under the H1 Freeway, near the airport.
  • Kono meets Delano at Waikiki Beach. (Nice flyover of the Sheraton Waikiki.)
  • The crooked cops ring corners Mrs. Joyner in her hotel room at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.
  • Last scene: The "Bank of Oahu" is really the Bank of Hawaii headquarters on Bishop and King Streets, downtown Honolulu. The shootout happened at the back entrance, on Fort Street Mall.

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The Quotable Danno


  • "Sometimes... no, not sometimes... all the time I get shot at."
  • "That's what this island needs: More condos."
  • "Open your house up to a guy, he eats your food, drinks your beer and helps himself to your wife."

And a special guest-quip shout-out to Chin:

  • "You know, you're a lot like Steve." — to Lori Weston when she's impatient.

Looking forward: Stand back. The unit's reunited. And it feels so good.

The Clip


Hope we see Tom Sizemore again. Great actor, fun watching Alex O'Loughlin square off with him in this scene.




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