'Hawaii Five-0' Scene Spotting: Double cliffhanger and a long summer

Tuesday, May 15, 2012





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Joe White returns, Capt. Fryer is gone (but not without a fight) and we learn that "Shelburne" is... mom? Between that and the unknown fate of Kono at the hands of dirty cop Frank Delano, we'll be all atwitter until the Season 3 premiere this fall.

(The boys are back in town: Chin Ho, Joe White and McGarrett work the case. Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS).

Here's where they filmed:


  • Beautiful opening shots of Diamond Head and Waikiki surf breaks.
  • Kono, however, wasn't surfing Waikiki: She exited the ocean at Waimanalo Beach.
  • McGarrett's entering Five-0 offices, but it's really the administration building at Iolani Palace.
  • Capt. Fryer walked out of the Cooke Street Diner around the corner from the Advertiser building, before being gunned down in a Kaka'ako alleyway. (Very strange, the call said the DOA was in Manoa. Those alleys don't look anything like Manoa Valley).
  • Soaring overhead views of Diamond Head and Honolulu. What a beautiful town!
  • Hello Aliiolani Hale, aka Five-0 headquarters.
  • Overheads of Punchbowl and downtown Honolulu.
  • The Honolulu Police Department parking entrance is over by Ala Moana Center.
  • The Honolulu Police Department building is played by the old Advertiser building, both the corridors where they were pursuing Fryer's and Max's shooter and the high-speed exiting out the front. Ka-BLAM!
  • Sweeping aerial shot of the pink Tripler Hospital, but the interior hospital shots were likely their standby: Hawaii Medical Center.
  • The pet hospital was also in Kaka'ako.
  • Great shots of Diamond Head from the ocean and at the peak, transitioning to the Diamond Head Lookout where Danno has his heart-to-heart with Gracie.
  • Quick shot of Kapiolani Park and Waikiki.
  • Kono's house is in Manoa. (See, that's Manoa.)
  • Chin Ho releases dirty cop Frank Delano from Halawa prison.
  • Chin Ho and Frank haggle over the lives of Kono and Malia at what looks like Kewalo Basin Harbor, but could be Keehi Boat Harbor on Sand Island.
  • Looked like the stand-in for the Japanese village was waterfront on the Windward side of the island.

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The Quotable Danno

  • "I want to put him on America's Dumbest Criminals."
  • What's with the Navy Seal Death Stare?"
  • "What is that look. Please don't do anything stupid. No one likes to get shot."

And a special quotable shout-out to Kamekona:

  • "Tofu shrimp... for the fallen hero."






The Clip

Cliffhanger No. 1 puts Kono in certain danger and Malia in uncertain straits.




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