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"Hawaii Five-0" Ha'i'ole (2011)

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Hawaii Five-0: Season 2: Episode 1 -- While McGarrett sits in prison awaiting trial for the murder of the governor, Danny brings him a surprise visitor to help clear him.


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Original Air Date:
19 September 2011 (Season 2, Episode 1)
McGarrett escapes from prison and sets out for revenge on Wo Fat, with the help of his now-disbanded Five-0 team and the man who trained him in the Navy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Refreshing production, magnetic guests, convincing acting, weak character development, out of breath predictable story, jarring shooting, zero creativity, not intriguing See more (5 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Alex O'Loughlin ... Steve McGarrett

Scott Caan ... Danny 'Danno' Williams

Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly

Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua

Masi Oka ... Dr. Max Bergman

William Sadler ... Jack McGarrett

James Marsters ... Victor Hesse

Larisa Oleynik ... Jenna Kaye

Taylor Wily ... Kamekona

Erik Passoja ... Warden

Mark Dacascos ... Wo Fat

Richard T. Jones ... Lieutenant Governor Denning

Terry O'Quinn ... Joe White
Melvin Andres ... Sheriff (as Melvin R. Andres Jr.)
Jay Freis ... Buyer Kurt Hoeff
Egan Inoue ... Wo Fat Body Guard
The Honolulu Boys Choir ... Themselves
Allan Okubo ... Hideki Makoto
Spam Laupola ... Yard Guard

Jomar Miranda ... Will Ling

Keo Woolford ... Detective Chang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Smart ... Governor Pat Jameson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steve Boyum 
Writing credits
Roberto Orci (developed by) &
Alex Kurtzman (developed by) &
Peter M. Lenkov (developed by)

Leonard Freeman (based on the series "Hawaii Five-O" created by)

Peter M. Lenkov (written by) &
Paul Zbyszewski (written by)

Joe Halpin (story editor) &
David Wolkove (story editor)

Produced by
Steve Boyum .... co-executive producer
Tara Butters .... consulting producer
Jeffrey Downer .... producer
Michele Fazekas .... consulting producer
Melissa Glenn .... co-producer
Jessica Grasl .... co-producer (as Jessica Rieder)
Alex Kurtzman .... executive producer
Angela Laprete .... associate producer
Peter M. Lenkov .... executive producer
Roberto Orci .... executive producer
Tony Palermo .... co-producer
Elwood Reid .... co-executive producer
Stephanie Sengupta .... co-executive producer
Peter Tassler .... associate producer (as Peter M. Tassler)
Paul Zbyszewski .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Keith Power 
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
James L. Carter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Maja Vrvilo 
Casting by
Jennifer Cooper 
Production Design by
Keith Neely 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
Set Decoration by
Alexander Carle  (as Alex Carle)
Makeup Department
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Rita Troy .... hair department head
Production Management
Craig Cannold .... unit production manager
Jeffrey Downer .... unit production manager
Drew Ysais .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lon Takiguchi .... second assistant director
Katey Wheelhouse .... second assistant director
Wainani Young-Tomich .... second assistant director: second unit
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lindsey Crowe .... construction pa
Walter Fowler .... props
Hector M. Gonzalez .... assistant property master
Jane Gulick .... property master
Alexandra Hearn .... art department coordinator
Terence N. Morgan .... armourer (as Terence Morgan)
Kevin Wenger .... construction coordinator
Ronn Wong .... set dresser
Shannon Leigh Butler .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
John Marano .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Walter Anderson .... sound mixer
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer
Tony Hugar .... adr mixer (2010-2013)
Ken Kobett .... re-recording mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Aynee Osborn .... dialogue editor
Ian Herzon .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects coordinator
John C. Hartigan .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Ben Campanaro .... compositor: Pixomondo
Martin Hall .... compositor: Pixomondo
Craig Kuehne .... compositor: Pixomondo
Aaron Kupferman .... compositor: Pixomondo
Thilo Kuther .... visual effects executive producer: Pixomondo
Mark Miller .... visual effects executive producer: Pixomondo
Stephen Mitchell .... compositor: Pixomondo
Guy A. Mussori .... roto artist: Pixomondo
Shalena Oxley-Butler .... vfx producer: Pixomondo
Peter Sternlicht .... compositor: Pixomondo
Mitch Suskin .... vfx supervisor: Pixomondo
Jason Michael Zimmerman .... compositing supervisor: Pixomondo
Jeff Cadiente .... stunt coordinator
Danny Kim .... stunt performer
Justin T. Woods .... stunt double: James Marsters
Darin Fujimori .... stunts (uncredited)
Lauren Mary Kim .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Alicino .... "a" dolly grip
Mark Gerasimenko .... camera operator and aerial camera operator
Daniel Helias .... supervising video engineer
Scott Lee Mason .... digital imaging technician
Newton TerMeer .... chief lighting technician
Ane Tranetzki .... first company grip
Jim Jost .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Grant Okita .... lead designer & animator
Casting Department
Johanna Bautista .... extras casting
Lindsay Jameyson .... casting associate
Rachel Kronish .... casting assistant
Rachel Sutton .... casting: Hawaii
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kacy Byxbee .... costumer
Emily Dominguez .... costumer
Michael Fong .... set costumer
Michelle Moder .... costume supervisor
Anthony J. Scarano .... costume supervisor (as Anthony Scarano)
Cate Adams .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Heydar Adel .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Donnie Creighton .... dailies operator
Johnny Kirkwood .... final colorist
Felicia Mignon Livingston .... assistant editor (as Felicia Livingston)
Johnathon Pensky .... apprentice editor
Scott Powell .... supervising editor
Music Department
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Gary Krause .... music editor
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Morton Stevens .... composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme
Brian Tyler .... arranger: Hawaii 5-0 theme
Transportation Department
Michael Gueso .... driver
John Reed .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Dayne Ahuna .... asst craft service (2011-present)
Michael Boidy .... aerial crew
Kimberly Choi .... second assistant accountant
Patrick Dawn .... production assistant
Diane Frauenholz .... script supervisor
Joe Halpin .... story editor
Kyle Harimoto .... executive story editor
Ali Lanza .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Lee Mitchell .... production coordinator
Ryan Mannix .... assistant: Mr. Lenkov
Larissa Martinez .... accounting assistant
Nicole Nakamoto .... payroll accountant
Melissa Pawneshing .... production assistant: Wrangler
Shannon Pickett .... assistant to Steve Boyum & Jeff Downer
Natasha Porcella .... assistant to Scott Caan
William 'Chico' Powell .... production accountant (as William Chico Powell)
Rita Rosenfeld .... location assistant
Amira Soliman .... assistant location manager
Priscilla Stafford .... production assistant
Jim Triplett .... location manager
David Wolkove .... story editor
Serena Rios Flores .... legal clearance coordinator (uncredited)
Kent Matsuoka .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leonard Freeman  creator
Alex Kurtzman  developed by
Peter M. Lenkov  developed by
Roberto Orci  developed by

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Did You Know?

Dr. Bergman's daily driven vehicle is an early 1970s Volkswagen Type 181 sport utility vehicle, sold in the USA as The Thing between the 1973/74 model years - it was discontinued in the USA after the 1975 model year due to DOT safety regulations due to its classification as a passenger car as opposed to a Sport Utility Vehicle (the 181 is the ancestor of the Crossover Utility Vehicle using a passenger car platform e.g. a Toyota Highlander or Dodge Caliber). The VW Type 181 was produced initially for the West German military between 1969-1983 for NATO forces, with civilian sales commencing during the 1971 model year; low demand for the civilian market in the UK and USA forced VW to move production to Mexico in the early 1970s where it was sold locally - its known use is for a resort vehicle used in Mexican resorts like the Las Brisas in Acapulco.See more »
Factual errors: The HPD police vehicle that McGarrett commandeers after walking out of a gas station restroom has a floor shifter, which a real 2000-present Chevrolet Impala with the 9C1 police package does not have in real life. The police-spec Impala has the gear shifter on the steering column.See more »
Lieutenant Commander Joe White:Let me guess: the Governor had it coming.
Steve McGarrett:Hmph. You didn't have to come down here, sir.
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0 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Refreshing production, magnetic guests, convincing acting, weak character development, out of breath predictable story, jarring shooting, zero creativity, not intriguing, 20 September 2011
Author: igoatabase from France

Terry O'Quinn (Lost) as a guest star was the only excuse I needed to give this premiere a chance. Indeed I'm not into police procedural shows because of their slow pace, déjà vu concepts and often disappointing episodic stories. However I can only admit that its exotic and colorful settings can only refresh the spirit. It's specially true considering the production couldn't be more immersive. From the dynamic filming to the outdoor scenes CBS can be proud. Even car and boat scenes are flawless so delivering so much quality action on a TV budget is impressive. Moreover beside O'Quinn actors like James Marsters (Spike) and William Sadler (Roswell) were also part of the adventure.

As for the main characters they're one of the show weakness in my opinion. First Masi Oka (Heroes) plays Max Bergman, an other geek who brings some comic relief. Don't get be wrong I liked him but wish they asked him to perform out of his comfort zone to surprise the audience. Second Grace Park was under used in this episode even if I suppose her beauty and talent were better exploited in season 1. Third Alex O'Loughlin's performance was exciting and Scott Caan also did a good job but I found their characters interaction was cliché and boring. Steve and Danny aren't engaging and none of their "bro" jokes made me laugh. It's specially disappointing considering the story is driven by them and that the actors are energetic and convincing in their respective roles. Fourth and not least Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) was the only character that really grew on me but it's probably because I was getting desperate.

O'Quinn's character reminded me of the colonel in First Blood. He was confident and brought the maturity required to make the young team more believable. But sadly the story that was captivating at first thanks to a edgy twist quickly became predictable and even silly at times. Kono's arc (Park) was written by the book and you should be able to anticipate its events. As for the last part it was well produced but the random shooting was ridiculous. What a lazy way to wrap up a premiere when at the beginning Steve's side (O'Loughlin) was reminiscent of Prison Break and Hit-man !

In fact the most disappointing element was probably the absence of creativity. Compared to CSI : NY it lacked these jaw dropping sequences that make you beg for more. Even the cliffhanger shouldn't invite you to stay for an other session. The bad guy has potential despite its one dimensional profile but in the end I just didn't care about his fate or the few arcs opened to intrigue the viewers. I remember pointing out similar issues for Castle but at least in its early episodes the show had a charming factor that made it almost irresistible. To sum things up Hawaii Five-0 didn't feel like a re-imagining of the original but more like a remake stuck in a different space and time.

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