Mele kalikimaka on Christmas Eve eve! Just wanted to put it quickly out there that the Spamtastic Hawaii Five-0 Photo Contest is still on!
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Lucky Maui teen visits the Hawaii Five-0 set
Claudine San Nicolas, of the Maui News wrote yesterday:
Sixteen-year-old Chance Esperanza visited the set of “Five-0” recently, where he met the show’s stars and was presented with an official series T-shirt and an autographed script of an upcoming episode shot on Oahu.
“They were OK. They were fun,” Chance said of the show’s actors, who make up a fictional special state police unit answering only to the governor of Hawaii.
He got to shake hands with the cast members and watch a scene being shot in downtown Honolulu over the course of three hours.
But the fact that he got to meet the cast isn’t what makes him lucky.
What makes him a lucky kid is that he has fought back from a near drowning experience two years ago, that first left him in a coma with severe brain damage. Doctors warned his mother that even if he did come out of it, he may be a “vegetable”. But he did awake, and through months of rehabilitation, he is talking and up walking again.
[His mother, Tanya] Wong said she was especially impressed with O’Loughlin’s interactions with her son on the “Five-0” set. She said the actor offered his set chair for Chance to sit on while he watched a scene taped in the headquarters of the TV crime-fighting unit.
At the end of each shot, O’Loughlin would ask Chance, “How am I doing?”
“He really went out of his way to talk to Chance,” Wong said.
This amazing experience was coordinated by “A Keiki’s Dream”, a nonprofit that helps fulfilling dreams of crisis and at-need children.
Taryn Manning’s fate up in the air
William Keck of TVGuide reported yesterday that Taryn Manning’s fate on the show of Hawaii Five-0 is up in the air (mild spoiler):
The Jan. 3 episode finally allows the actress to take center stage when Mary Ann gets kidnapped. But — without giving away the tearjerker ending — something happens during the course of the episode that could potentially make this Taryn’s swan song on the CBS crime drama.
Now if this is true, and Taryn Manning won’t be returning in the future, I think the writers are doing the Steve McGarrett character a HUGE disservice. The death of his father, the introduction of WoFat and the reopening of John McGarrett’s case all ties into Steve’s past. At some point, the case will be solved. But what about the future? One of the few things that could deepen Steve and carry his development is his relationship with his sister. If Mary Ann McGarrett is permanently written out of the story line, writers will have one less critical piece to flesh out Steve McGarrett.
I guess we’ll wait with baited breath to see what happens on January 3rd…
Daniel Dae Kim sells everything he owns
No, of course he’s not. 😉 😉 😉 But he’s making a few ripples…first he sells his stake in The Counter, now his house is on the selling block.
On twitter yesterday he said:
@danieldaekim: Wow, a lot of people seem to think I’m leaving the islands! Don’t worry, I’m stayin’. But thanks for thinking of me. : )
What is he up to? Is he preparing for the Mayan 2012 apocalypse? Is he downsizing? Is he upsizing? Will Victor Hesse kidnap Chin Ho again but set the bomb off this time? Is J.J. Abrams planning a Lost spin off series that he needs Daniel for (“Jin Kwon: The Paik Automotive Years”)? What does this all mean? Absolutely nothing. The only reason why this is on the news is that he’s put up two big interests for sale! If he starts selling off his childhood He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys on ebay tomorrow I’m sure that will make headlines as well.