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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!

 

Love to hear it!!!

Zap2it recently caught up with Scott Caan this week and asked him to comment on the new additions to the Five-0 cast. As we reported here, those included Terry O’ Quinn from “Lost” and Tom Sizemore from “Saving Private Ryan.” Turns out he had some very positive things to say. You can
read his opinions in the full article, here:

‘Hawaii Five-0’: Scott Caan on Tom Sizemore, Terry O’Quinn joining cast – From Inside the Box – Zap2it.

Terry O'Quinn of "Lost" Yes, he can play a Navy Seal! Courtesy of Time Inc.

No it’s not one of Steve McGarrett’s sappy songs, he loves so much….it’s a mini “Lost” Reunion!  Thanks to @Officer808 and his Hawaii 50Undercover.com blog for the heads up!!

Word came midday today, from CBS and Michael Ausiello of TVLine. com and who originally broke the story,  that Emmy-Award Winning “Lost” actor, Terry O’Quinn, who played the iconic ‘John Locke’ for 6 seasons on ABC will be joining the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” for an important recurring role as a former Navy SEAL commander who trained McGarrett and who also served with Steve’s dad in the Vietnam War. He will be holding the key to some of the mysteries (again!) to unlocking Steve’s Dad’s past.

As @Officer808 in his 50Undercover.com blog says in his article today about it, “Losties will rejoice upon hearing the news”  So we will!

Here are some other articles around the net that have additional information about this exciting news:

Finally, I wouldn’t be a real “Lostie” unless I ended by saying, “He had to go baaaaack, Kate!”  Sorry.