By Wayne Harada
A “Working Girl” will become a “Hawaii Five-0” mom this season.
Translation: Melanie Griffith, best known for her "Working Girl" film, is set to portray the mom of Scott Caan’s character, Danny Williams, on the filmed-in-Hawaii CBS procedural in the weeks ahead.
Griffith, the movie actress who is the real-life spouse of Antonio Banderas, has been signed on to play Danno’s mom. If you remember, Danno’s real-life dad, James Caan, earlier was introduced as his small-screen dad.
Griffith is hoping that the gig will be a recurring one.
As the pool of TV moms and dads on “Five-0” widens, the roles also have become recurring, with story arcs. Not the best of trends, for a show troubled with far too many characters and too few spiffy plots and ratings that have, well, deteriorated with time.
To refresh your memory, Steve McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) mom and dad, Doris and John McGarrett,were earlier introduced, respectively played by Christine Lahti and William Sadler. She was thought to have died, but “came back,” and while he was killed off, he also has recurred in flashbacks. Such is the fate of “Five-0” historical parents, expressly created for the current reboot.
Does this suggest that in future months, or seasons, moms and dads of Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly) and Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua) might be invented and launched? The progression to broaden back stories of the lead characters could lead to this unorthodox path of familial roots.
Good or bad? What are your thoughts?
And watch for guest appearances this year by the likes of Nick Jonas, of The Jonas Brothers, this year.
Yep, some of the guests have appeared before and are ready for hana hou encores.