Hawaii Five-0 cast do first read through today for “Ha ‘iole”

Photo from today's Hawaii Five-0 season 2 premiere episode read through, photo: @HawaiiFive0CBS

Photo from today's Hawaii Five-0 season 2 premiere episode read through, photo: @HawaiiFive0CBS

EXCITING news… Peter Lenkov and Daniel Dae Kim both tweeted that they just finished an awesome first read through of the Hawaii Five-0 season 2 premiere episode, titled “Ha ‘iole”:


@DanielDaeKim:  Just finished the first table read for #H50 Season 2. So great to see the gang again.

Now what does “Ha ‘iole” mean? I’ll leave the accurate translation to my blogging buddy Wendie of the Five-0 Redux, but depending on the context (and assuming CBS’ translation is correct), the title could refer to a rat (figurative or literal) or a type of fishing lure and sinker…what could it mean…?!?

Update:  Terry O’Quinn’s character’s name was previously unreleased.  Looks like he’s Lt Commander Joe White.  Not terribly original, it may be just a working name until the writers decide on a final name.  As mentioned elsewhere, Joe White is John McGarrett’s pilot buddy and presumably retired from the Navy as a  lieutenant commander.

Update:  A very, very, very literal translation would be “rat breath”.


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25 Responses to Hawaii Five-0 cast do first read through today for “Ha ‘iole”

  1. Linda Stein says:

    Do you think that Joe White is the name they’re going to stick with? Seems like it could be a generic name just to start with but I suppose they could stick with it. Very exciting to see S2 getting off to a good start! Is it September yet???

  2. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the news! =) Happy Friday!

  3. Awww, they made them come in on a Friday!!! Anyone hear from Scott?

  4. Shirley Rock says:

    Nice pic, any chance you could find out what the numbers beside the dates mean. I know the colours mean drafts. Keep up the good work. Thanks. Shirley.

    • Bert Hayling says:

      The numbers to the left of the date, you mean? Usually that’s the specific page numbers that have been modified in that particular revision — those page numbers should then correspond with the color at the left end of the line — all the pages modified and swapped into the script (replacing the previous versions) as part of that revision should then be of the same color — goldenrod, or yellow, or cherry, etc.

    • Bert Hayling says:

      Trying a second time… 😉

      Shirley, if you’re talking about the sequences of numbers between the color designation and the revision date, those are the numbers of the pages that have been updated and swapped in for the previous pages in that particular revision. Take, say, the Goldenrod revisions — those numbers should correspond with the script pages that are now printed on goldenrod paper, unless those same pages were further modified in later revisions.

    • Lisa E says:

      The numbers beside the dates mean the actual page numbers that have been revised and replaced in that particular revision.

  5. pinkie says:

    So excited!!! OMG the fun is just about ready to begin! Woot!

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  7. jlopie (Lynnette) says:

    This is great news! Time to get out of the summer doldrums and start perking up and watching for BTS pics, tweets and news flashes! WooHoo!!!

  8. Cécile says:

    This is cool, September is gettin closer ! Thanks Officer !

  9. Linda Stein says:

    I think Joe White will be his real name. Back in Ho’apono Steve and Graham spoke of a Master Chief White who gave Steve and his buddies 5 extra hours of cold water training because he caught them sneaking onto base after hours. Since we know this new character trained Steve in Coranado, Joe White is probably his real name, not just a working one for the read through.

    • Linda Stein says:

      Also if Joe White was training future officers in Coranado he was probably a Command Master Chief Petty Officer which is the highest ranking enlisted sailor in the Navy and also the type of expertise that would be perfect for Officer’s training. In the 18 years Steve’s been away from Hawaii, that’s plenty of time for him to have reached the rank of Lt. Commander.

      • lainiek66 says:

        Something tells me there is a back story to why he is also a Lt.Cmdr too – like he is a hot head who got in trouble alot or retired at that rank (or was forced to retire). I have a feeling we are going to find out just why he never achieved a higher rank. What’s funny is my 32 yr old Brother-in-Law is a Lt.Cmdr in the Navy.
        “Rat breathe” would go along with my thinking- aka- someone saying don’t breathe a word of this to anyone- and someone else ratting them out. I still go back to Jenna taking it all in when everything was going down and IA was combing H50 in the season finale.

      • Linda Stein says:

        Age and rank are not a direct correlation. If White enlisted and worked his way through the ranks it would take him years to achieve the rank of Lt. Commander. It’s very possible he didn’t achieve that rank until he was in his late 40’s. You can retire from the Navy after 20 years of service so it there may not be any odd reason he doesn’t have a higher rank.

        The fact that Steve achieved the same rank at a much younger age is probably due to the fact that he went right into specialized training and started off his Naval career as an Officer. If you remember the movie An Officer and a Gentlemen, Mayo joined the Navy and went right into training as a Naval pilot. He graduated with the rank of Lieutenant instantly outranking the Sargent who trained him and had been in the service for many years.

  10. lainiek66 says:

    No- I do understand that. My Brother In Law started in Navy when still in college. I just meant there will be more to this story regarding his time in service. Sorry if my thoughts got jumbled together. I just always think it is funny when I hear Steve is Lt.Cmdr and Mike is too. Because Mike is no McG 😉 .

  11. cherish4 says:

    Awwww, just the idea of all of them together again, makes me ridiculously happy! 🙂

  12. Lisa E says:

    Personally, I think this means that there are still a few moles within the HPD that need to be sought out and disposed of. Wo Fat has still got to have moles in the department, and the team is going to find out about them and rid the department of this corruption. Jason Scott Lee was only one of many.

    However, these are just my thoughts and I have been known to be completely wrong before.

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  16. hawaiiobsessed says:

    so exciting!

  17. sockie says:

    re: the name Joe White…

    I was just rewatching a part of “Ho’Apono”, where Steve is on the Missouri, talking with Graham about his SEAL days. And “Master Chief White” is the guy who caught Steve & co sneaking back onto base durings BUDs training and gave them 5 hours of cold water conditioning. I wonder if it’s the same character? they obviously changed the rank, but the last name is the same. And they are both characters in Coronado…

  18. sockie says:

    ok, lol- just saw linda saw the same thing above. move along… nothing to see here… 😀

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