Last year, we were happy to report that one of our favorite TV actors out there in Lou Diamond Phillips was going to be stopping by “Hawaii Five-0” for a guest spot, and today, CBS has finally lifted the veil on some additional details for what is coming up — including the photo above of the “Longmire” star.
This episode, airing on January 20, is entitled “Ka laina ma ke one” a.k.a. “Line in the Sand,” and we’re happy to offer up a little bit more insight via the synopsis below:
“Five-0 must go up against an aggressive U.S. Marshal, Lincoln (Lou Diamond Phillips), when a man wanted for murder escapes capture and seeks asylum in the sovereign land belonging to the Nation of Hawaii.”
Just on the basis of this synopsis along, this sounds like a complicated case then you’ve got delicate subjects just as asylum thrown into the mix. The whole story of the Nation of Hawaii is an interesting one worth reading up on, just in terms of seeing such a strong point of view when it comes to Hawaii independence. There could also be a little bit of historical accuracy to this story, at least in terms of the show drawing inspiration from the case of Nathan Brown. There are some clear differences, with Brown being wanted for tax evasion as opposed to murder being one of them. Having it be tax evasion is probably not all that flashy for TV.
For those of you who are fans of Phillips’ work, what should be fun to us here is seeing him go from playing a man in Henry Standing Bear on “Longmire” who has no problem with vigilante justice to someone here in Lincoln. This is a tough, hardened authority figure, and someone who’s going to probably stop at nothing to fulfill the letter of the law and ensure that he obtains his target. It’ll be fun to see that side of him play out here. Luckily, you’ll have a chance to see this story play out before long and we’re not handing over this info and leaving you to suffer for weeks.
Excited for this episode? Let us know in the comments below! Meanwhile, head over here to get some further news regarding Friday’s new episode of the series, which is going to be a farewell to the character of Max on the show. (Photo: CBS.)