“Hawaii Five-0” will pick up right where it left off when it returns for its third season with Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) realizing that the Sophie’s choice he was given to either save his wife Malia (Reiko Aylesworth) or his cousin Kono (Grace Park) wasn’t really a choice at all. We left him waiting for the ambulance as Malia is bleeding out on the floor of their home, and Kono has been dumped into the Pacific ocean with her arms and legs tied.
“Somebody definitely dies. There will be blood,” executive producer Peter Lenkov told xfinityTV of the Season 3 premiere in a one-on-one interview. “We wrap up the Kono storyline; we wrap up Malia, and then we get into this really big episode.”
Part of the really big episode is the addition of Christine Lahti to the cast in the role of the mother of McGarrett (Alex O’Laughlin). In his search for “Shelburne,” McGarrett finally convinced Joe White (Terry O’Quinn) to take him to the source — and what he found at the end of the trail was the mother he thought was dead.
“She has a lot of explaining to do,” Lenkov adds. “Twenty years abandoning her family, which she considers making a sacrifice to protect them, feeling like she had to do that… She has a story about why she disappeared; I am not sure McGarrett believes her. That is going to be interesting to flesh out.”
But that isn’t all McGarrett will have to contend with. After years trying to get Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) into prison, which finally happened in the finale, Lenkov hints that the international super-criminal may figure a way out of his predicament.
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“I will give you scoop,” Lenkov says. “He will be back in the first episode.”
“Hawaii Five-0” premieres its third season on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. on CBS.