‘Hawaii Five-0’ Episode Guide (Sept. 29): Tani Rey Joins the Task Force

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Episode Guide (Sept. 29): Tani Rey Joins the Task Force

“‘A’ole e ‘olelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia” Season 8 Premiere (09/29/17) – 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 eighth season premiere of “Hawaii Five-0,” Friday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The season premiere includes animation of one of McGarrett and Danny’s infamous “car-guements.” Also, Randy Couture returns, and Joey Lawrence joins his brother, Andrew, when he guest stars as Aaron Wright, a hacker.

(“‘A’ole e ‘olelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia” is Hawaiian for “Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough”)

Guest starring in the season 8 premiere are 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), and Lawrence Guillermo (Co-Pilot).

“‘A’ole e ‘olelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia” was written by Peter M. Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim & Rob Hanning. It was directed by Bryan Spicer.

“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.

“Hawaii Five-0” stars Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett), Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams), Chi McBride (Lou Grover), Jorge Garcia (Jerry Ortega), and Meaghan Rath (Tani Rey).

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