We know that Ian Anthony Dale will be a series regular on Hawaii Five-0 season 8, but how is that going to happen? He has another show he is working on in Salvation (whose finale airs tonight on CBS after Big Brother), and to go along with that, you also cannot ignore the fact that Adam’s life will be very different when he does return to that show. His wife Kono has taken off to fight a sex-trafficking ring across the country and we are waiting for season 8 to kick off so we can learn why he didn’t get on the next plane and follow her. Right now he’s a little adrift, and it’s not like a convicted felon can easily just go, grab a badge from the 5-0 Task Force, and start fighting crime. It’s clear that his role is going to be different, and we now have a little more of a sense regarding just what it will be.
Speaking in a new interview with TVLine (one where promoting the Salvation finale is a high priority), Dale said the following about what some of the plans are for his show moving forward now:
“… We do certainly see the disappointment etched on his face when he returns to the island alone, but he doesn’t have much time to lament before he’s thrust into the action with McGarrett & Co. McGarrett has a very intriguing proposition for Adam, to perhaps wander back into his dark past in order to help the Five-0 task force with some of their bigger issues.
“I appreciate the way [showrunner] Peter [Lenkov] has found an organic way to continue my storyline that sort of recognizes where my character has journeyed from the beginning until now. Instead of just handing me a badge and a governor’s pardon for those two murders Adam committed back in Season 5 or 6 or whatever, for him to continue on in a way that is more true to how he has developed over six seasons, I think the audience will appreciate that — and I certainly do, as well.”
What CarterMatt anticipates seeing with Dale moving forward on Hawaii Five-0 is Adam with a different sense of purpose, and a man who wants to have the most value that he possibly can whenever Kono does re-enter his life. We foresee him as someone who wants to prove that he can do something more than the average former felon, and we saw some of his frustration play out on the show last season over the employment (or lack thereof) that he was able to get. He did still find some interesting ways to be useful to the team, but it was often not altogether easy for him.
Even though Ian Anthony Dale is going to be a series regular on Hawaii Five-0, don’t expect him in every episode. He’ll show up a handful of stories into the run, and in the event his other show is renewed, he’ll need to head back to do some more work on it prior to Hawaii Five-0 filming coming to an end.
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