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Picture courtesy of 50Undercover.com & CBS

So we get this picture…tantalizing yes! We get to see the name tags for Peter Lenkov, Daniel Dae Kim and even new addition to the cast, Terry O’Quinn, who apparently will be named Lt CMDR Joe White. We also get the front page of what looks like the script that the cast gathered to run through today. The title is what is intriguing to us since we know how much the Writers of the show like to tease us with Hawaiian words and possibly give us a tiny hint about what the episode might be about! And of course, it’s the first one after our explosive finale last May!

So what’s it mean?

If you check out Officer808’s 50Undercover.com blog, he offers a few ideas, like “Rat” or “Mole” or “sinker and lure.” When I put it in an online Hawaiian dictionary without spaces I got this:

Which actually makes sense if we think about our tough, hard, impudent and stubborn Five-0 Team!!!! ‘Unbreakable’ is what I would call them for sure!!!

 However, when talking with our friend @WendieJoy, writer of the Five-0 Redux Blog, she tells us, that though she’s not a fluent ‘Hawaiian’ speaker, she can say this:

  “‘iole’ is Hawaiian rat, “Ha’i’ole” is stubborn or unbreakable. The okina is VERY important in Hawaiian language, so it depends on where the okina is in the word b/c it changes the meaning…
I saw the pic of the script and it only has one ‘okina- ‘okina is a glottal stop. It is an actual letter in our language b/c adding it changes the meaning of the word… like this one… adding another ‘okina changes the meaning completely.

    It is very important…it’s not an accent mark, it’s a stop… it changes pronunciation of words… but does not create a stress like an accent mark. it looks like a backwards apostrophe… but obviously on the keyboard you have to use a apostrophe unless you have a hawaiian keyboard.”

So, we don’t know, but @WendieJoy has promised to ask someone close to her who is fluent to get his take on it and I will post that here!

Perhaps this is what the writers really want! Maybe they do want us to think about the dual meanings. We know they use consultants for the language….sometimes we’ve wondered if the consultants knew what they were talking about. In any case…it just makes it more enticing for us in our long “hellatus” before the premiere of the episode on September 19th!

Thanks for reading and Stay Tuned! Aloha!

photography by Art Streiber


I know, it’s not new, but I loved the posters made from this shoot and thought some of you might not have seen the video of our cast clowning around in all that water. It’s cute, hot and funny and you can read more about the shoot here! So enjoy! Scott even cracks a smile! Aloha!