It’s just a matter of weeks now until “Hawaii Five-O” makes its much-anticipated return to TV screens for Season 6. The police drama has a penchant for putting fans to the edge of their seats, and letting them languish for the summer, and this one has been no exception. At last look last May, Kono’s completion of vows was being held captive, as the last moments have Chin hunting for the ring, but finding Gabriel Waincroft gunning for his head. According to today’s September 8 news, the annual tradition of starting the new season fresh, joining hundreds of fans for “Sunset on the Beach” is all set for this weekend. The festivities are a wonderful way to compensate for the pangs of leaving fans hanging, hardly a day at the beach, but what will become of Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett, played by Alex O’Loughlin, whose long-lost love has returned to the island?
The first episode for the new season is a real mouthful, “Mai ho’oni I Ka Wai Lana Malie,” which loosely translates as, “Do Not Disturb the Water That Is Still.” Someone is always stirring up storms for the elite crime fighters on the island, and even weddings are not sacred. Glimpses of the glowing bride are given in the preview, but by the close of the few minutes’ peek, she is bound and gagged. What seems to be a genuinely congratulatory grin and exclamation of “That’s fantastic!” from Scott Caan as Danny Williams, upon hearing of Steve’s intention to marry Catherine, is leaked. Already, things reek of “too good to be true.” Apart from an embrace from his on-screen daughter, Grace, have fans seen anything that makes the partner from New Jersey THAT happy? Trying to hard is a task that even the seasoned detective can’t manage. Steve and Catherine, portrayed by the beautiful Michelle Borth, are seen embraced, and engaging in what seems to be an affirmative kiss. Bliss belongs to the two for a time, but executive producer, Peter Lenkov, has long hinted that something drastic comes in the first few episodes.
On a much more fun, and playful note, a pirate invasion comes to the island, based on an actual event from the 1880s, and that means the entire family can join in on the “aaargh’s” and “matey’s” and all manner of pirate speak, and predict the fun that Jorge Garcia will have as Jerry Ortega, plotting their takedown, and his plan to nab the gold. Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Chi McBride, and Garcia are all on the roster to attend the red carpet event at this year’s “Sunset,” celebrating with fans. Pirates, perpetrators, and at least planning for a wedding all add up to a “Hawaii Five-O” kind of party