From AccessHollywood.com: Terry O’Quinn is going back to The Islands to reprise his role as Joe White on “Hawaii Five-0” shortly, and the first episode he’ll pop up in, in 2013, heads back in time, and features another familiar face in the H50 family tree.
“[Terry’s] in episode 320,” Executive Producer Peter Lenkov told AccessHollywood.com recently, during a chat to promote last night’s viewer-voted episode. “So it’s not that far off and what’s interesting is Jimmy Buffett’s going to be in that episode also.”
The upcoming episode (the cast is currently filming 316) should be a treat for fans – not only because of the return of the Parrothead leader as the hippie, black ops helicopter pilot Frank, but because it returns to the initial drama that the show kicked off with when it first launched on CBS in 2010.
“It’s this prequel episode to the pilot, so you’re gonna see Terry as McGarrett’s commanding officer in the SEALS, having sent them on… the mission that McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) was on when we saw him at the beginning,” Lenkov said. “That’s the mission that Terry sent him on to get Hesse in North Korea, so we’re sort of telling a lot of mythology, a lot of backstory.”
Hesse killed McGarrett’s dad, and Lenkov hinted that the SEAL’s late father could be around.
“Yes, but not in a conventional way,” he said. “There’s definitely going to be a mention of his dad. But it’s really about… the 16 hours that lead up to the pilot and flashbacks to his days as a SEAL, with Terry being his CO (commanding officer).”
Jimmy, however, won’t be in flashbacks.