Every season, loyal “Hawaii Five-O” fans lap up the adventures betweenScott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin as the most captivating cop partners ever created for television. Their adventures take them everywhere, usually, of course, in Caan’s alter ego, Danno’s car, with O’Loughlin’s McGarrett doing the driving. Whether in Cambodia or Colombia, under duress of a drug lord or an exploding building, their bonds of loyalty hold up. As noted in an August 17 report, Scott Caan has found that the best way for him to stay a contented camper on the island is to trim his time on camera to allow him time on the mainland to connect with family and other passionate pursuits. The arrangement seems to be working out, as the police drama just started its shooting for the sixth season, and the synergy of the manly partnership is stronger than ever.
“I do five less episodes than Alex” Caan reveals. “I do just a couple episodes less so I can come home [to Los Angeles] to see my family and stuff. They were cool about it, so we just came to that.” The compromise seems to bring out the best in creativity and collaboration, and now that the actor can add father of a toddler (with daughter, Josie, just about a month past her first birthday) to his bio, on top of his writing, directing, and producing skills in plays, films, and television, the need to never miss those “first” milestones of childhood is essential. Scott Caan took his time in getting used to the pace of Hawaiian life, relating on “Chelsea Lately” in 2013 that he missed the “hustle” of movie land life, and was having trouble adjusting to the “slow-motion” of island living, among a few other critiques on food and culture. He quickly and sincerely made apologies, and there have been no negative waves since, apart from the occasional pangs of homesickness.
“Danno” and McGarrett are proposed to be closer than ever in the coming season, with the worrisome Detective Williams wary of the newly returned Catherine Rollins, and her intentions with his best friend’s heart. Only time will tell if a proposal is in Steve’s future, but Danny has definite plans to stay. The opening fall episode is a mouthful, “Mai ho’oni I ka wai lana malie,” that finds the team in the aftermath of last season’s near nuclear apocalypse, and Kono (Grace Park) tied up again and with the art thief, intent on hitting his own mother lode of pirate treasure. Not much of a honeymoon is in store for the newly-weds. Fortunately ,the best bromance on TV is as healthy, if not always happy, as ever.