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.
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What else do you remember about that first episode? Pencils up, ohana! (And then rewatch it later, ahead of Friday’s Kleenex-wrecking farewell.)