'Hawaii Five-0' Scene Spotting — It's war

Tuesday, February 21, 2012





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The team must solve the murder of a Hawaiian warrior — or, rather, a war reenactor. He's actually a builder of ships, which allowed locals to relive the saga of the Superferry, an interisland craft that was shut down under similar protest a few years back. Thanks to the writers for the trip down Memory Lane.

(McGarrett and Danno call a halt to a Hawaiian warrior reenactment at Kualoa Ranch. Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS).

And here's where they filmed:


  • Quick shots of various points along the Koolau Mountain range.
  • The team building exercise is at the back of Kualoa Ranch, as well as the Hawaiian warrior reenactment.
  • McGarrett's C-17 lands at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.
  • Several quick shots of gorgeous Oahu locales: Aloha Tower, the breakers at Sandy Beach, surfers just off the Sheraton Waikiki, the Gold Coast next to Diamond Head.
  • Danno is efforting a fritatta at McGarrett's house, aka the Bayer Estate in Aina Haina.
  • Quick shot of the Nuuanu Pass by the Pali Highway.
  • It's down to Bishop Museum to solve the riddle of the Hawaiian artifact fragment.
  • Nice overhead of Ala Moana Beach Park toward Waikiki.
  • An overhead of McGarrett's Camaro driving through the Kapahulu neighborhood, and it looks like that's where they staked out gust star Apolo Ohno, rather than Waipahu.
  • Back to Aliiolani Hale in downtown Honolulu — Five-0 headquarters.
  • Honolulu Harbor for the shipyard scene.
  • They may have tracked Urthstrike to Kailua, but the motorcycle chase just thereafter was back in town, through the streets of Iwilei to Honolulu Harbor.
  • Kono meets our vic's widow outside the downtown Post Office.
  • Kono is walking out of Hawaii's Department of Transportation building. Hard to mess that one up.
  • Fantastic sunset shots of Waikiki.
  • Happy hour with the gang at Tropics Bar & Grill at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.


The Quotable Danno

Lots of bromance moments and Danno quips galore:

  • "Great. You killed my fritatta."
  • "You have an aneurysm on your face. Why?"
  • "I call it an invitation to chafing." — responding to Chin's description of the Hawaiian malo.
  • "You might want to pull your guys back from that house."
  • "Unfortunately, Seth probably is just an opportunistic dumbass after all."
  • "Book me a towel."

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The Clip

Once again, a great chase scene that ends in a Danno quip — our fave.




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