Hawaii Five-0 Season 3: What You Can Expect According to Hawaii Five-0 Bosses

Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Finale: Ua Hala (Season 2 Episode 23)

Now that we’ve all seen the jaw-dropping Hawaii Five-0 season finale promised in our interview with Executive Producer Peter Lenkov and Co-Executive Producer Elwood Reid, I know we’re all probably wondering the same thing – what comes next. Luckily they did give us a few hints and tidbits, and also talked to us about filming the show in general.

First up, here’s what we can expect next season.

– The first episode of next season will resolve the various storylines from the finale, but the impact those incidents had on the characters will continue to affect them.

– Michelle Borth will return next season and join the team full time.

– Fans might be very surprised to see what happens to Wo Fat next season.

– Yes, they would love to have Ed Asner back again.

– They are unsure if there will be another crossover next season. They pointed out that those types of episodes are fun, but also a logistical nightmare – especially with series that are filmed on different continents.

– They are hoping to have James Caan back again next season and report that Caan is interested in coming back, so they have already started plotting out new possible stories for him.

In addition to giving us teasers about last week’s finale and next season, both EP’s also talked about the show in general and what it’s like re-imagining a series based on a show that premiered more than 40 years ago.

– Yes, they have watched the original, but not so much to get story ideas. They do however use the original show to get information to flesh out characters, look for old shooting locations to use again, etc. They are also very proud to have some of the original crew back working on the new show.

– Regarding using characters from the original series, they told us that they play the show as if there was no original Five-0; the team that they created exists today. For instance, when they brought in the character August March and he mentioned that he met McGarrett’s father, it was because McGarrett senior was the cop who drove August to the police station – not because he was any sort of “original Five-0” member.

– They are very proud to see how much the show has become a hit with fans and how some terms from the series have even become household words. Such as other TV shows and movies using “Five-0” as a term for the police, as well as how the word “cargument” has now ended up in common use and even has an entry in the Urban dictionary.

And there you have it, all the information we could possibly need to hold us through what is sure to be a very long summer. Be sure to keep checking back here on TV Equals for the latest news on the next season of Hawaii Five-0 as we get it.

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  • Lucinda

    Not liking the idea of Catherine joining the team.  What is her purpose?  The outside story f her and McGarrett would have added more depth to his character.

    • Peggy77359

      who is katherine?

  • guest

    Yes I agree with Lucinda-why is Catherine joining the team-did they not learn from having Lori join that it does not work well.  McGarrett, Danno, Kono and Chin are main 5-0…and having Catherine join better  not mean Kono is not going to survive

    • ptjackson

       Jeepers, she better not be a replacement for Kono.

    • Viviane

      Don’t worry guys… Kono WILL NOT die… And Catherine won’t takes anybody’s place. It will be just another regular. Maybe she will stay at the central to give them information and Kono can go out to the field with the guys more often… The Fab-4 (Alex, Scott, Daniel and Kono) have a 4 years contract with CBS, except for Alex, his contract is for 7 years since Moonlight… Two years are gone, so they still have 2 more years contract, and Alex 3 more. So no one of them will die…

      • Gsusanfm

        Vivianne’s right…Catherine isn’t a member of the 5-0 team, just a regular cast member.  I’m thinking that they’ll have her stationed back in Hawaii because the ship she’s on, The Enterprise, in REAL life is being decommissioned in December.  They may work that into the storyline of why she’s reassigned.  But I’m guessing she’s still Navy and doing her thing there, not solving crimes with our Fab Four.  But I do like the idea of she and Steve being able to see each other more often…which not only means more fun for them but more tension because of their proximity.  And with Mama McG maybe in the picture — poor Steve!  Can’t wait! 

  • The thought of Catherine becoming a regular makes me cringe…

    • Gsusanfm

      I LOVE the idea of Catherine as a regular love interest.  Steve’s not some 20-something hot cop, he’s a mature man who deserves to have a mature woman in his life — someone who’s independent in her own right and can stand her ground with him.  To me their a perfect match!

      • Gsusanfm

        Oops…that should read “they’re a perfect match” not “their” — sorry!

      •  Steve MgGarrett is is a mature man?  When the heck did that happen?  I think Catherine is a hottie.  She’s good for Steve.  I just hope she doesn’t stop him from dropping a grenade down a bad guy’s pants or something.

      •  Steve MgGarrett is is a mature man?  When the heck did that happen?  I think Catherine is a hottie.  She’s good for Steve.  I just hope she doesn’t stop him from dropping a grenade down a bad guy’s pants or something.

  • Zoey394

    Agreed. I loved Cathrine as Steve’s girl who popped in every once and awhile. Her joining the team would be weird.

  • Ai

    Well there rumors going on that the writers/producers bring Catherine on to replace kono, where kono pretend to fake her death to catch Delano. They want to see if the audiences will be okay with Cath on the team and I also heard that Peter has a bigger role for Catherine than kono.
    Im not thrill of Catherine is a regular on 5-0 cause my guts feeling that kono is once again a back burner on the team again just like Lori was on the show and I don’t want the show to be a Steve/Catherine show or a soap opera.

    • ptjackson

       Let’s hope the rumors are wrong!

      • Viviane

        This is wath they are people: just rumors. I’m a huge fan of Hawaii Five-0, in a big part because of Alex, since Moonlight, but I love the show as well. I’m that kind of fan that read each interview: from the actors, from the crew, from the producers, from CBS, wathever… And I’ve heard nothing about Kono’s repleacement or a bigger role to Catherine. All this happend in the first season when they got Kono out and them found out that she was working undercover… The speculations starts as the same, that she was leaving the show… The same happend when Alex took the rehab… Peter Lenkov is a very SMART man and the show has a very faithful base of fan. They won’t blow it up (I guess…)…

  • Dee

    I do not want Catherine on the team.  Would prefer they use her as some sort of support or intelligence liaison.  I hope this is not a repeat of the Lori fiasco where the “team” disappears and it becomes the Steve/Catherine soap opera.  The team has great chemistry and shouldn’t be fooled with.  The spoiler says joins the team not just the show.  I have great misgivings about this.  I especially hate the idea of adding Steve’s girlfriend/friend with benefits to the team – very unethical and unprofessional.  Catherine should be used like Max, when her expertise is needed.  Keep her independent of the team and McGarrett.  Talk of adding her to the team and then Steve/Cath having a rocky time sounds like Days of Hawaii instead of Hawaii 5-0.   I watch for the team, action and bromance not romance.



    • Fiveofan

      No wonder Greece is such a screwed up mess!!!!  The Greeks should watch Hawaii Five O instead of rioting in the streets!!!