'Hawaii Five-0' Scene Spotting: Hot cars, sharp shooting

Tuesday, November 15, 2011





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It was a twister of a plot — the murderer candidates ran from hot rod thieves to hit men for Boston's Irish mob to a panicked plastic surgeon — but the Five-0 gang got their perp. And we learned more about our intrepid paradise-based team: Dr. Max Bergman is a little sensitive, Lori Weston makes a mean Sandy from "Grease," Kono's a sharpshooter and the McDanno bromance flowers when couch-crashing is introduced. (Photo: CBS.)

Not too many filming locations this time around, but here they are:


  • Car chase through downtown Honolulu that included Hotel Street and Alakea Street that led to...
  • ... Honolulu Harbor and Sand Island.
  • Quick shot of Punchbowl to Aliiolani Hale.
  • Nice overhead shot of Duke's Lagoon and the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.
  • Quick shot of Aloha Tower swooping in on downtown Honolulu.
  • The hot rod line-up was at the promenade of Ala Moana Beach Park.
  • Weston's Camaro was boosted, and the perps were trapped, in the Kakaako neighborhood of Honolulu.
  • The "Kalihi Motel" looks to be the OHANA Airport Hotel.
  • McGarrett and Danno reveal the criminal plot to the girlfriend at Kakaako Waterfront Park.
  • Beautiful closing shots of Honolulu at dusk and Lanikai at sunrise.

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

Looking forward: Jimmy Buffett helps save McGarrett when he's kidnapped by Wo Fat to North Korea. Now that's must-see TV. See you next Monday.



The Quotable Danno


  • "People like myself would say it's Hawaiian water torture." — referring to the sound of the ocean outside McGarrett's home.
  • "The hotel didn't not work out. It became infested with black mold. That's a sign from God."
  • "How about now, brother? Can you talk now?"
  • "Enjoy federal prison. It's really nice this time of year."

And a special quotable shout-out to Team McDanno:


  • McGarrett: "Wonder if it comes with black mold? (pause) Too soon?" Danno: "Little bit."


The Clip


The bromance moves into McGarrett's Aina Haina house.




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