New on 'Five-0:' Arrival of Danno’s mom, the return of Garcia...

February 28th, 2014
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Let the family games begin.

With NBC’s Winter Olympics over, new programming returns to the other network’s dials.

And CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” which has been serving up beaucoup repeats, is no exception.

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For instance, on tonight’s (Feb. 28) new episode entitled “Pale'la  (Buried Secrets),” Melanie Griffith shows up as the mother of Scott Caan’s character, Danny “Danno” Williams. She surprises sonny boy with some unexpected news — he's not particularly charmed by her arrival — so we have yet another mom aboard with a suitcase of potential conflicts. Remember Christine Lahti, as Mama McGarrett, the mother of lead star Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett? Boy, trouble has been her middle name: for son and for viewers. That was then; this is now.

As McG drives Danno and his mom home from the airport, the guys get involved in one of their famous exchanges: carguments. Will Mama Williams be  likeable — or loathed?

And next Friday’s (March 7) episode, “Hoku Welowelo (Fire in the Sky),” features another guest star — Jorge Garcia, the Hurley dude from “Lost” — recurring as the character Jerry Ortega.

On this one, a triple homicide will lead to a downed secret Chinese satellite.

And Captain Grover (Chi McBride) takes Danno’s mom on a ride. And you know him; never short on harsh words. With a new writing crew, viewers should expect a bit more substance in the scripts.

5 Responses to “New on 'Five-0:' Arrival of Danno’s mom, the return of Garcia...”

  1. theDman:

    "...a new writing crew..."

    I thought there were just 2 new writers, have more changes been made?


  2. lu:

    Was it just me? I couldn't stay awake through this episode. Will have to try to re-watch the program, but what I did see, I did NOT like. Melanie Griffith just clutters up a show that already has too many side characters. Oh, and Chi McBride's flashback didn't add anything to the episode, except perhaps provide confusion. Some of the recent episodes were pretty good, but thumbs down to this one...


  3. Pammie:

    I don't know who Melanie G. is but she looks too young to be SC mom. At least in the article pic she looks young.
    But Jorge Garcia I know. LOL.Big Lost fan :-)
    I loved the Olympics but I am happy my TV shows are back. Yesterday NBC dramas were back too , so of course CBS dramas were not able to get the same numbers they got before the hiatus when NBC dramas didn,t air.

    If anyone is interested , half numbers from Media insight.

    8 pm

    ABC – Last Man Standing
    Viewers: 6.59 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1t)

    CBS – Undercover Boss
    Viewers: 7.16 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1t)

    NBC – Dateline
    Viewers: 5.99 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

    Fox – Bones (R)
    Viewers: 3.38 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

    CW – Whose Line is it Anyway? (R)
    Viewers: 1.34 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

    ———-

    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – The Neighbors
    Viewers: 4.52 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

    CBS – Undercover Boss
    Viewers: 8.17 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

    NBC – Dateline
    Viewers: 6.45 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

    Fox – Bones (R)
    Viewers: 3.40 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

    CW – Whose Line is it Anyway? (R)
    Viewers: 1.43 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

    ———-

    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – Shark Tank
    Viewers: 7.54 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

    CBS – Hawaii Five-O
    Viewers: 10.38 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)

    NBC – Grimm
    Viewers: 5.30 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)

    Fox – Enlisted
    Viewers: 1.84 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

    CW – Star-Crossed (R)
    Viewers: 539,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

    ———-

    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Shark Tank
    Viewers: 8.13 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

    CBS – Hawaii Five-O
    Viewers: 10.50 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)

    NBC – Grimm
    Viewers: 5.09 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)

    Fox – Raising Hope
    Viewers: 1.79 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

    CW – Star-Crossed (R)
    Viewers: 562,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)

    ———-

    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – 20/20
    Viewers: 7.14 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

    CBS – Blue Bloods
    Viewers: 11.82 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#)

    NBC – Hannibal (season premiere, new day)
    Viewers: 3.57 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

    ———-

    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – 20/20
    Viewers: 7.52 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

    CBS – Blue Bloods
    Viewers: 11.77 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#)

    NBC – Hannibal (season premiere, new day)
    Viewers: 3.14 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)


  4. Belle:

    H50 still did well in rating and viewers, back with full competition. This whole week was way down for CBS for some reason - NCIS, Person of Interest etc. and Elementary was way low...lucky for them that they already got a syndication deal in place. Bad performance. So especially considering all that, H50 was strong - even rating higher and scoring more viewers than it's lead-in!


  5. AniMatsuri:

    All I know is they must like Daryl Hannah as they gave her another bit part where the script called for the team to talk to a realtor.