They get by with a little help from (more) friends.
In the second season of Hawaii Five-0, the team gets an assist from another popular CBS crime-solving series. In a series of Tweets, Daniela Ruah revealed that her NCIS: Los Angeles character is headed to Hawaii:
“(@DanielaRuah) Aloha hoaloha! Read my lips closely… Kensi will make her way to Hawaii Five-0 this season!”
“If they need me in Hawaii, I will make the effort and fly over there for the sake of solving crime ;)”
“Kensi will be heading to #H50 Hawaii-50 in a crossover, not leaving her team on #NCISLA, they are her family…”
The crossover was confirmed by H50 Executive Producer Peter Lenkov in this tweet: “ (@PLenkov) Yep! Kensi will be helping out McG & company. Can’t wait… ”
(Lenkov also hinted that a future cameo by Hawaii’s Shane Victorino may be in the offing, saying the scene is already written but scheduling hasn’t come together.)
Daniela then posted a photo of co-star Eric Christian Olsen (who plays her partner Marty Deeks) with a phone, saying it was him tweeting about how much he wants to go to Hawaii. Eric is willing, although it’s not clear whether Deeks will make the trip.
“@ericcolsen Hawaii! I’m in? RT @DanielaRuah to H50? Hells, yes. Love it. Now we just need @ericcolsen to make the trip and Ill die of happiness.”
NCIS: Los Angeles begins its third season with a premiere on Tuesday, September 20, the day after the Hawaii Five-0 season opener is shown on broadcast television. Hawaii fans get a sneak preview at Sunset on the Beach on 9/10/11. CBS has released the description for that premier episode:
“Ha’i’ole (Ha’i’ole is Hawaiian for “Unbreakable”) – While McGarrett sits in prison awaiting trial for the murder of the governor, Danny brings him a surprise visitor to help clear him. Meanwhile, Kono is suspended for the force, pending an internal investigation, on the second season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Sept. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) recurs as Lt. Commander Joe White, McGarrett’s former SEAL instructor; Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”) recurs as the new governor, Sam Denning; and William Sadler (“Shawshank Redemption”) guest stars as John McGarrett.”
This description includes some of the many guest stars slated to appear in the second season. In addition to those listed above, the CBS release names 16 guest stars for the premier episode. Mark Dacascos is back as Wo Fat and The Honolulu Boy’s Choir makes an appearance.
While Hawaii Five-0 is getting lots of on-screen help, Peter Lenkov also hinted at some of the off-camera aid: “ (@PLenkov) we have two on set consultants. Both local. An Ex NAVY SEAL and an Ex HPD Detective… 80% of our crew are locals. Extras are 100% local. Guest stars are 60% local.”
Not to mention the beautiful scenery provided by Hawaii itself. The Hawaii sun and hot television stars should warm television screens through the approaching fall and winter wherever you are!