Hawaii Five-O films scenes with Grace Park & Ian Anthony Dale for season 4... IN VANCOUVER (SPOILERS)
EDIT - October 18, 2013 -
The photos below are for episode 405 Kupu'eu.
I labeled them as Ep 404, as it was labeled "Episode 404 Kupu'eu" on the call sheet.
THIS POST CONTAINS NOTABLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 404, 408 & 409 OF "HAWAII FIVE-O". If you do not wish to read or view spoilers of these episodes till you have seen them.... DO NOT continue.
This past weekend an unusual film unit was seen around parts of the Vancouver area. While the signs said "K & M" (previously used by the TNT crime drama "King & Maxwell") it was not infact the start of season 2 of the recently canceled show shooting around Vancouver, instead it was scenes for season 4 of HAWAII FIVE-O.
The reason for the Hawaii based & filmed show being shot in Vancouver, BC, Canada is still unconfirmed, but the majority of people believe it has to do with 1 of the shows 4 main stars, Grace Park. No stranger to Vancouver herself, Park was recently believed to be pregnant & had the child here in Vancouver, where she lives.
To accommodate the fact the star needed to be close to home for now, H5O found themselves on unfamiliar ground filming scenes in Vancouver over 2 days.
First up was scenes in Stanley Park & Chinatown on Saturday that featured Park as her H5O persona Kono Kalakaua in various scenes around the city. Later in the evening they moved to the often used Terminal City Ironworks where Daniel Dae Kim filmed some scenes as Chin Ho Kelly.
On Sunday I caught up to the crew preparing to do scenes at TCI, this time with Grace & Ian Anthony Dale as Adam Noshimuri the on the run lovers did scenes which will be in episodes 404, 408 & 409.
I managed to see part of 1 scene being shot for ep 404 which sees Kono & Adam in China driving & being chased. The pair turn off of a street & into an alley, inside TCI that is dressed up to be a side alley in China. The pair find out its a dead end & Adam tries to run before he is captured by 2 henchmen played by Mark Chin & Darryl Quon. The henchmen take Adam to an SUV & leave with their newly caught prisoner.
There was no chance to see this whole scene in its entirety as the scene starts & ends within public view, but for about 20 seconds the scene vanishes inside the TCI compound before it leads up to its end. Because of this, you only get to see how the scene starts, and ends.
Another spoiler I snagged by being observant, it sounds like Adam will be missing for at least 5 episodes as there was a scene filmed there earlier in the day for ep 409 where Chin & Kono are having a skype convo that states Kono is still looking for Adam.
I managed to meet Grace Park after her filming was done. With help from a very co-operative crew member who essentially said "I'd like to bring her to you on her terms, is that ok?" and while I've heard that dozens of times over the years & more often than not, its a lie, this particular time, with this particular crew member, it was legit. She happily signed a couple items for me & nervously laughed and said yeah it was, when I said to her it was cool of the H5O crew to work around her schedule by moving production to Vancouver for a couple days. This crew member handled this as professionally as anyone on any set I can recall.
While I was disappointed that I never caught up to Daniel Dae Kim who was here for filming, nor Alex O'Loughlin & Scott Caan who I don't believe were ever here as they were not even on the call sheet. Grace made up for it & solidified me as a fan of a show that was already on my top 15 list of current shows.
The 4th season of Hawaii Five-O is on right now on CBS every Friday.
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