As you prepare to say aloha to CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 on April 3, how well do you remember first saying aloha to the high-octane reboot? Take our quiz and find out.
It was a little over nine-and-a-half years ago when TV’s second iteration of Five-0 made its debut, then airing Mondays at 10/9c (where it led out of a sitcom block that included How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly). Its time slot competition at the time was Season 3 of ABC’s Castle and the launch of NBC’s short-lived Chase (which starred All My Children alum/future SVU co-star Kelli Giddish).
Five-0′s original cast included Alex O’Loughlin (formerly of CBS’ Moonlight, and fresh off of CBS’ one-and-done Three Rivers), Scott Caan (who was coming off an Entourage run), Lost castaway Daniel Dae Kim and Battlestar Galactica alum Grace Park.
The pilot revolved around the cold-blooded execution of former Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett’s father, John, and the manhunt for terrorist Victor Hesse (played by James Marsters) that ensued. Along the way, McGarrett — at the governor of Hawaii’s invitation — assembled a special task force that would enjoy “full immunity and all means” to investigate and capture criminals.
What else do you remember about that first episode? Pencils up, ohana! (And then rewatch it later, ahead of Friday’s Kleenex-wrecking farewell.)