'Hawaii Five-0' Scene Spotting — the Russian did it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012





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An international incident nearly brought the Five-0 unit to an end. Turns out it wasn't the end of the unit, but the end of Lori Weston — she resigned at the end of the episode. And our perp was a evil corporate titan originally from Russia who hid out at the consulate! A most excellent bad guy — bravo, writers.

(McGarrett and Lori Weston confer with Gov. Denning. Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS).

Let's look at the filming locations:


  • We start off with a calamity of unknown proportions at the Hawaii Medical Center.
  • Quick shot of the fabulous Friday night fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, seen from the ocean.
  • Our potential perp takes a plunge off the top of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel — looking off the edge, that is. The actual rooftop scenes were filmed on the old Honolulu Advertiser building.
  • Kamehameha the Great! Quick shot of his downtown statue.
  • Quick shots of Honolulu followed by the First Lady of Waikiki, the Moana Surfrider.
  • And we're back at Aliiolani Hale, aka Five-0 headquarters.
  • Hard to pinpoint where the crashing out of the window-slash-chase scene was, but it looked like one of our verdant valleys, maybe Manoa Falls Trail or Lyon Arboretum area.
  • Hawaii has a Russian consulate? Well, more importantly, the house that posed as it looks like it is in the Nuuanu neighborhood. The chase of the town car and the foot chase and car accident (ouch!) were there as well.
  • And it's back to the Hawaii Medical Center to patch McGarrett and our real perp back together.
  • Quick shots of the Ala Wai canal and Aloha Tower.
  • Smoochie smooch between McGarrett and Lt. Rollins in a room at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Happy Valentine's Day!


The Quotable Danno

Danno was rolling in this episode:

  • "The Warriors' uniforms remind me of my beloved Jets."
  • "I can't leave you alone for two seconds."
  • "This hurts? You just jumped out of a window and this hurts?"






The Clip

Great chase scene nabbing the bouncer, capped by another great Danno quip.




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