The Task Force Takes On New Recruit when a Hacker Releases a Dangerous Arsonist from Prison on "Hawaii Five-0"

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23 September 2017
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Hawaii Five-0
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"Hawaii Five-0"
Season 8 Premieres Friday, September 29 at 9 PM ET/PT on CBS

         In the season premiere, “'A'ole e '?lelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia,”  McGarrett and Danny recruit Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath) to join the task force when diabolical hacker Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence) releases a dangerous arsonist from prison. on the CBS Television Network. Randy Couture returns, and Joey Lawrence joins his brother, Andrew, when he guest stars as Aaron Wright, a hacker. (“'A'ole e '?lelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia” is Hawaiian for “Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough”)
 

          Now in its eighth season, “HAWAII FIVE-0” is a contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returned to Oahu after Hawaii’s former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town.

          Joining McGarrett are Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop who is committed to keeping the islands safe for his children; Captain Lou Grover, who formerly headed Hawaii’s SWAT unit; Jerry Ortega, the islands’ local conspiracy theorist; and Tani Rey, a bold, recent police academy graduate. Helping them is Adam Noshimuri, a friend with old ties to a deadly crime family; Junior Reigns, a former SEAL who comes to McGarrett looking for a job; Kamekona, a local entrepreneur who has his pulse on the Island; Sgt. Duke Lukela, a trusted member of the HPD; and medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha. The state’s brash FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, remain determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

REGULAR CAST:
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Chi McBride (Lou Grover)
Jorge Garcia (Jerry Ortega)
Meaghan Rath (Tani Rey)
RECURRING CAST:
Andrew Lawrence (Eric Russo)
Randy Couture (Jason Duclair)
GUEST CAST:
Kunal Sharma (Koa Rey)
Paige Hurd (Samantha Grover)
Joey Lawrence (Aaron Wright)
Kekoa Kekumano (Nahele Huikala)
Mike Buck (Fire Captain)
Donta Tanner (Guard #1)
Jake Feagai (Guard #2)
Earnest F. Kong (Randy Tao)
Lawrence Guillermo (Co-Pilot)
 
 
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