9.08 Press release


“Lele pū nā manu like” – Thanksgiving brings Grover’s parents (guest stars Louis Gossett Jr. and Gladys Knight) and brother Percy, Jr. (Clifton Powel) to Oahu for a visit tainted by sibling rivalry, and Five-0 investigates a thief who is crushed to death by an empty safe, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode is written by series star Chi McBride.

(“Lele pū nā manu like” is Hawaiian for “Birds of a Feather…”)

Episode Is Written by Series Star Chi McBride

Louis Gossett Jr. and Gladys Knight Guest Star as Grover’s Parents, Percy and Ella


Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Chi McBride (Lou Grover)
Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri)
Jorge Garcia (Jerry Ortega)
Meaghan Rath (Tani Rey)
Beulah Koale (Junior Reigns)
Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Dennis Chun (Sgt. Duke Lukela)
Kimee Balmilero (Noelani Cunha)


Kekoa Kekumano (Nahele)
Shawn Mokuahi Garnett (Flippa)
Michelle Hurd (Renee Grover)
Chosen Jacobs (Will Grover)
Al Harrington (Mamo Kahike)
Shawn Thomsen (Pua Kai)
Kunal Sharma (Koa)


Clifton Powell (Percy Lee Grover Jr.)
Louis Gossett Jr. (Percy Grover Sr.)
Gladys Knight (Ella Grover)
Janice Morimoto (Cashier)
Eli K.M. Foster (John Henman)
John Lavelle (Patrick Hale)
Adele Chu (Mrs. Lee)
Mike Buck (Fire Captain)
Kevin Keaveney (Shop Owner)


DIRECTED BY: Carlos Bernard

Sorry that it has been rather quiet here on the blog, but time is just getting away from me. Since we have tomorrow off, thanks to reformation day, I will post reviews. Yes, plural. 🙂 

8 thoughts on “9.08 Press release

  1. I’m not all excited about this one, cos I dunno about Chi writing it, but I will say I’m psyched to see Louis Gossett and Gladys Knight. That’s pretty damn cool. Is this another Danno free ep?? Please??


  2. I truly hope Chi knows the characters better than some writers on this show. I do love the casting. It should be an interesting episode. I too am thrilled to see Nahele on the show again.


  3. Im reservedly intrigued – I love the actors they got for Grover’s parents – but I have PTSD from past Grover centric stories where we have to endure long ass soliloquies from Grover.

    I think we will be getting the usual thanksgiving football game with the Ohana – which is always fun


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