By Wayne Harada
Repeats rule on “Hawaii Five-0” on April 15 and 22, with another repeater on a Friday — April 19.
If you’ve not yet seen the April 15 show, this is the one that Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Catherine (Michelle Borth) journey to North Korea via helicopter to retrieve the remains of a fallen colleague. Must’ve been a chopper with a huge fuel talk; and good thing Kim Jong-un and his North Korean missiles were not ready then to fire away. Jimmy Buffett also was a guest star, remember?
The hiatus doesn’t mean production has halted, however. With May sweeps looming (from April 25 through May 22), the Hawaii-based CBS TV series has tapped several guest stars in hopes of beefing up those eroding Nielsen ratings.
Websites have been touting Craig T. Nelson of “Parenthood” as a guest in a May episode, playing a former CIA agent. Could spell trouble for Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), Steven’s mom, since Mama McG still has some dark unknowns in her family closet. Will we finally learn why she was created and positioned on H50?
Also lined up on an episode focusing on a series of child abductions: Mare Winningham, most recently from the cable mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys,” as the wife of Henry Rollins, from “Sons of Anarchy,” a shady character who has abducted several kids and holds ‘em hostage in his home. Don Swayze, from “True Blood,” is in this one, too, as a potential suspect.
A new episode airs April 29.