Re: Hawaii 5-0: The Second Season Begins!
I think that would have been a bit too much. They have made a couple of little nods to the original actors, though. McGarrett's father's first name was Jack (as in Lord), and this week we were introduced to Lt. Gov. Denning (named for Richard Denning, who played the Governor on the original series).
"They quickly settled on the slender island at the head of the bay, which they called 'Mannahatta', after an old Indian word thought by some to mean 'island of hills', and by others 'place of general inebriation'."
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