Friday, January 21, 2011

Hawaii Five-0 Makes Waves With a Sunday Episode

Jan 21, 2011 11:08 AM ET
by William Keck

There's no football in Hawaii Five-0's special Sunday post-AFC Championship Game episode, but it does start out with extreme surfing. Well, more like some extremely uncomfortable surfing as Kono (Grace Park) gives Danno (Scott Caan) board lessons so he can impress his daughter. "It's fun because Danny's obviously averse to water," says executive producer Peter Lenkov. The waves get a whole lot bigger as a major tsunami warning sends islanders evacuating to higher ground, while our team stays in town to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Tsunami Warning Center.

Reiko Aylesworth and Michelle Borth return as Malia and Catherine, the love interests of Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) and McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin). "Ultimately, there's a great twist in the story that leads back to the $10 million McGarrett stole from the evidence locker to pay Chin Ho's ransom a few weeks back," Lenkov says. "That's going to come back to haunt him, but by the end of the episode you realize there's a guardian angel protecting Five-0. This is a big episode that will lead us into a fun mystery." Sounds like a touchdown!

Hawaii Five-0 airs Sunday at 10/9c on CBS.