Hawaii Five – 0 will end its run with its original stars Alex O ‘Loughlin as McGarrett and Scott Caan as Danno. I hear both of their current contracts are up at the end of this season. O ‘Loughlin suffered a serious back injury during the early seasons of the show, and has been dealing with effects from it ever since.
In the pilot episode, he was murdered by Victor Hesse which in turn led to the creation of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force as John’s son, Steve sought to avenge his father’s murder by killing Hesse.
He shoots Danny , who is immediately rushed to the hospital by the entire Five – 0 team. With Danny’s life hanging in the balance, a despairing McGarrett, who’s been dealing with parental ghosts and an existential crisis all season, goes to the chapel but can’t find solace there.
As recently as a couple of years ago, it was speculated that the actor, who was known to be having physical difficulty with the show’s demands, would depart — but after a successful round of stem cell treatment, he opted to to stay on.
The producers of Hawaii Five-0 knew that Caan didn’t like to live in Hawaii and wanted to spend time with his family, which include young children, so they gave him the breaks to go back home often and in those cases he misses episodes.
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Industry sources said O’Loughlin and Caan are making about $200,000 per episode apiece for the upcoming eighth season of the show, produced by CBS Television Studios.
Hawaii Five-0 seems to have finally closed the door on Kono Kalakaua’s return to the series. Almost a season and a half since Grace Park’s character was written off the show after a contract dispute, the crime procedural revealed that Kono and Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) officially called it quits.