'Hawaii Five-0' Scene Spotting: Animals galore

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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Danno's a dog man! Not a surprise, really, but the show should have given Danno a dog long ago, if only for the excellent cargument with McGarrett.

This week, the unit investigates the mysterious murder of a federal agent who died in a light plane crash in the ocean... except she was dead before she hit the water. (Photo: CBS.)

Here's where they filmed:

  • We start with surfing on the North Shore, looks to be near Pupukea. Fantastic surfing footage... though not really big enough for tow-in, can see it was needed for the crash scen — you always want a jet ski when a Cessna is bearing down on you in the Pacific.
  • Quick shots of Waikiki and the Ala Wai canal.
  • The plane crash may have been set on the North Shore, but the filming is on the Leeward Coast, at the Waianae Boat Harbor. Distinctive mountains.
  • Quick shots of Kahala and Honolulu.
  • Five-0 headquarters, known in real life as Aliiolani Hale.
  • Lookin' good, Diamond Head!
  • A quick shot of Bellows Beach creeping up on the Mokulua Islands.
  • The Board of Water Supply on Beretania Street, filling in for the coroner's office.
  • Quick shots of the Rainbow Tower at Hilton Hawaian Village, the Royal Hawaiian beachfront and the Waikiki Beach coastline.
  • Epic foot chase through Chinatown!
  • Nice overhead shot of Punchbowl.
  • The raid on the flower-shop-cum-exotic-animal-poachers was the old Advertiser building.
  • We visit Kamekona at his shrimp truck at Duke's Lagoon, Hilton Hawaiian Village.
  • There's a Chinese tea and herb shop on Pauahi Street in Chinatown — looks like that's where they went to find Dr. Yang, a purveyor of black market supplements.
  • Kamehameha Highway on the Windward side — love those side-by-side helicopter shots.
  • Gorgeous cloud-topped mountain shot of Honolulu from what looked like St. Louis Heights.

Miss any locations? Fire them into the comments below or tweet us up!

The Quotable Danno

  • "I'd be way more impressed with your ninja skills if,
    a) the door wasn't unlocked, and b) if I didn't give you the apartment number."
  • "He's an alien, okay? He's got different plumbing on his planet." — defending the sci-fi flick "Enemy Mine."
  • "Oh, you got good taste in humans, huh?" — to the dog after Danno charmed him by rubbing his ears.
  • "These people looked a lot scarier as heat signatures."
  • "He did! It's something he does regularly." — referencing McGarrett's latest break-in.

And a special guest quotable shout-out to Dr. Max Bergman for the much-hyped "Heroes" reunion between Masi Oka and Greg Grunberg:

  • "Do I know you? Yes, I think we've met before."

The Clip

Danno: Definitely a dog man.

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