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Monday's (May 6) episode of "Hawaii Five-0" featured a story line that played out with uncanny parallels to events unfolding in real life.
The episode, "Ho' opio," centered on the discovery of a teenage girl's body, and the subsequent information that she had been abducted 10 years earlier. It aired just as national news was picking up the story of the three women who escaped from their abductors in Cleveland after a decade.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer posted its first story on the abduction just after 7 p.m. Et Monday. Cable news networks picked it up soon afterward, and the story dominated coverage for the rest of the night.
The story did not, however, cause the broadcast networks to interrupt their prime-time coverage. CBS aired the "Five-0" episode (which was based in part on a real abduction case in Hawaii in the 1980s). Guest stars Henry Rollins and Mare Winningham played a »
My oh my, things haven't gotten quite that gruesome in a while on Hawaii Five-0, have they?
"Ho' opio (To Take Captive)" wrapped up with as happy an ending as an episode like this could possibly have... but what a truly chilling and heart-breaking ride to get there.
From abductions to ankle shackles to a thwarted live burial, this hour went to some extremely dark places in its pursuit of a nightmare-ish couple who kidnap young girls, exploit them for welfare money and then murder them when they become too old.
Oh yeah, and they also serve milk and cookies to them while they're shackled up in their secret room, telingl them that their real parents are dead. No, I wasn't planning on sleeping again ever, why do you ask?
The monstrous couple in question were expertly played by a pair of 90's all-stars: Mare Winningham, who you may know »
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Tony Awards 2013: Stage-Movie connection ranges from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Kinky Boots to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (photo: Emilia Clarke, Cory Michael Smith in Breakfast at Tiffany’s) [See previous post: "Tony Awards 2013 Nominations: Tom Hanks, Sigourney Weaver Among Potential Contenders."] Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, possibly up for a 2013 Tony Award in the Best Revival of a Play category, was made into an Academy Award-nominated movie in 1966. Mike Nichols directed Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis, from a screenplay by Ernest Lehman. Taylor and Dennis won Oscars as, respectively, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. In this latest Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the stars are Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Madison Dirks and Carrie Coon. Peter Masterson’s 1985 film version of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, another possible Best Revival nominee, earned Geraldine Page a Best Actress Academy »
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It may still be on hiatus, but Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 is lining up some seriously impressive guest stars for its return.
At the top of the list of Craig T. Nelson, who will come on board a May Sweeps episode as a former CIA agent suspected of some seriously shady dealings, according to Zap2It.
Look for Nelson's character to possess intel on a number of past and present operatives, which will cause major problems for Doris McGarrett.
Among other high profile, incoming guest stars who will appear in another spring episode:
Hawaii Five-0 finally returns with new episodes on April 15. »
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"Hawaii Five-0" has lined up a bunch of guest stars for May sweeps -- including one that could make some trouble for the McGarrett family.
Zap2it has learned excusively that "Parenthood" star Craig T. Nelson will play a "power-hungry" former CIA agent in an episode of the CBS series set to air in May. Separately, Oscar nominee Mare Winningham, Henry Rollins and Don Swayze will appear in an episode centered on a string of child abductions.
Nelson's character is suspected of some shady dealings while with the CIA, and he has information that could harm both current and former operatives with the agency. That does not sound like good news for Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), who still hasn't really come clean about her past with the agency.
In the other episode, Rollins ("Sons of Anarchy") will play a "vicious" man who has abducted several children and holds them in his home. »
5 items from 2013
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