By Wayne Harada
CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” ohana is about to get bigger.
With increasing regularity, yet another backstory figure will debut Feb. 7 when Mark Deklin debuts as Stan, the new husband of Danny Williams’ ex-wife Rachel (Claire Van Der Boom). This means Danno’s beloved daughter Grace (Teilor Grubbs) has a stepfather.
Deklin, to be introduced in the episode entitled “E Malama (To Protect),” thus will emerge as yet another challenge for Danno (Scott Caan) and becomes an element for family-related issues in the Hawaii-filmed drama.
The studio describes Stan as “a handsome, wealthy, international businessman who recorded a corrupt Housing Commissioner demanding a bribe and threatened to indict the man,” placing Grace and Rachel in jeopardy.
You know Danno ain’t gonna be too pleased — with the marriage, with the mystique — but will step in to kokua, no matter what.
Deklin was Trammel Thatcher on Fox’s “Lone Star” last year and also was a hunky sort in “Desperate Housewives” and developed a following as Elliott Mayer in CBS’s “The Ex List.”
In context of the episode, Stan is both “humbled by Danny’s anger and grateful for his help,” according to CBS — so yes, there is some tension.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, “Five-0” has been ramping up its backstory files by introducing a flock of new characters linked to the principals since its fall debut.
Larisa Oleynik was tapped to portray Jessie Kaye, an ex-CIA analyst with a Harvard pedigree, in what will evolve into a recurring role in support of Steve McGarret (Alex O’Loughlin), who now has a kid sister Mary Ann (Taryn Manning).
Of course, McGarrett’s nemesis Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) is back, with periodic appearances planned, to add angst to the action; Wo Fat also happens to be the one responsible for the murder of the new character Kaye’s fiancée, who was also a CIA field agent.
Danno’s aforementioned ex-wife was earlier introduced. Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) has an ex-fiancee Malia (Reiko Aylesworth), also debuting recently for recurring story points.
Only Kono Kalakaua’s (Grace Park) personal life has not be explored with a backstory character. Yet.
Be there. Aloha.