Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death, but when the Governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams (Scott Caan), the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), a former Honolulu Police Department Detective who was fired for accused corruption, and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), a Cadet at the Police Academy who's one week from graduating, Lori Weston (Lauren German), entry to Five-O temporarily, Catharine Rollins (Michelle Borth), a girlfriend of Steve, and Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride), a former Chicago Police Department Head of S.W.A.T.
Did You Know?
On this show, season two, episode nineteen, "Kalele", Edward Asner
played a jeweler called August March. He played the same character on Hawaii Five-O (1968), season eight, episode fifteen, "Wooden Model of a Rat". The new episode used footage of his original appearance, explaining in the new continuity that he was arrested in his youth by a cop named McGarrett (Steve's father). Asner played March again on this show, season three, episode two, "Kanalua". See more
The dancers in the opening credits are actually performing native French Tahitian "'O 'tea tamuré" dance (female in traditional Tahitian grass skirt with hips rapidly moving to fast drumming in a figure 8) and the male performing the traditional "danse du feu", or fire dance, and have no relation whatsoever to traditional native Hawaii dances. The hula dance, the traditional native Hawaiian dance, does not feature drums, nor grass skirts, nor rapid hip movements; its costume is made of medium length, green "ti" leaves and its main focus is on the dancers' hands, by which they tell a story. No percussion for Hawaiian hula, but their music is the unmistakable ukulele sound. See more
Each episode title is in the Hawaiian language. See more
Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler See more