#H50 – Season 8 Cast Additions! @IanAnthonyDale @MeaghanRath @Beulahkoale – WELCOME TO THE OHANA!

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Well, it’s finally official!  We can now officially extend a loving Ohana welcome to Meaghan Rath, who has been cast as our new Five-0 team member, Tani Rey.  The addition of this new team member was been in the H50 news for several weeks and we have seen her in behind the scenes pictures and videos from the filming of the S8 premiere.  But until today, we had no official announcement that she was our newest team member.

“Rath is best known to television audiences for her starring roles in the series “Being Human” and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” and for recurring in “Secrets and Lies” and “New Girl.”” – SpoilerTV

Along with the Meaghan announcement, came a surprise. Looks like there is going to be a second new addition to the Five-0 Task Force.  “Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL who just returned from serving his country and asks McGarrett, a fellow SEAL, for a job, hoping to repurpose his skills as a member of Five-0.”  Junior will be played by Beulah Koale, who is Samoan and will “star opposite Miles Teller in the feature film “Thank You for Your Service,” which premieres Oct. 27.” – SpoilerTV

And there is even more good news in this official announcement.  Ian Anthony Dale, who, of course, we know has played Adam Noshimuri since season two has been promoted from recurring to series regular which means, even though we’ve lost Kono, we’ll be seeing Adam as part of the Five-0 team.

I have no idea how the writers are going to make this happen.  No idea how they will handle Kono and Adam’s marriage nor how they will work it that an ex-con can be part of Five-0.  But I trust our writers will come up with a great story that explains away these awkward circumstances.  I’m just thrilled that we get to keep Ian on H50.

So.. what do you guys think?  Excited?  I know I am!  I’m even more excited about this new season and just can’t wait to see what’s in store for us!

Aloha…. Malama Pono

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15 thoughts on “#H50 – Season 8 Cast Additions! @IanAnthonyDale @MeaghanRath @Beulahkoale – WELCOME TO THE OHANA!

  1. jlopie1 says:

    This makes my day. Maybe my whole summer! I’m very pleased for IAD, he deserves a bump up the ladder. 2017 is turning into a really good year for him! New bride, new baby on the way, new show (Salvation) and now, a regular on H50!

    Not sure how the writers will make it work, you would think the governor might have something against an ex-con on her elite task force, but then again, she could give him a pardon — maybe for single-handedly taking down the rest of the Hawaiian branch of the Yakuza! (I’m kidding! Really, dear writers, I’m JUST KIDDING,)

    Welcome to Meaghan and Beulah for joining the cast. Best of luck, as you do have huge shoes to fill! I intend to keep an open mind and enjoy the new storylines and character development we’ll undoubtedly get with these cast changes.

    Oh, and our poor Danny — TWO ex Navy SEALS in the house! I guess we had to have something new for Danny to rant about! 🤣🤣

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  2. Dan Gibson says:

    I am so DOWN with this great news… We all needed this shot-in-the-arm, to get us out of the Funk and help us spring forward into Season 8. I have already given Meaghan the thumbs up, based on what I’ve seen her do in other programs. It makes sense that Adam would get closer to the work of the Team — his background, thumbs up or thumbs down, puts him in a position that he already GETS IT ! The third member is new to me, but I welcome him to our cast …. A little over 8 weeks and COUNTING, KIDS !

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    • I’m really curious how they are going to handle the Adam/Kono situation but I’m really looking forward to all the new possibilities these casting addition open for us

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  3. Brooklyngirl says:

    I’m very happy to hear this news. Like you, I have no idea how they’ll use Adam but I’m sure it’ll be interesting since this is H50! He ran an empire – albeit an illegal one – so I’m pretty sure he has some business acumen to share (aka, knows how a criminal thinks! 😉)

    My hopes for the 2 newbies are (1) for Meaghan, her own story and not making her into a mini-Kono; (2) a thick skin/good personality because she’s not her, and we know how nasty the vitriol supposed fans spew can be; (3) the same goes for Beulah, make him his own character with his own strengths and weaknesses and not another Chin; and (4) a good personality (he won’t need as thick a skin) to handle the inevitable comparisons.

    I’m looking forward to meeting them, welcoming Adam back and to a great s8! I think the best show on TV just got better!!

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    • I agree with you. I hope they DO give Tani and Junior great stories and not just try to make them “replacements”. No one can ever replace Chin and Kono but that doesn’t mean Tani and Junior can’t carve out a niche of their very own. I have faith our writers will bring us another great season.

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  4. Rita says:

    Good shot in the arm to hear Ian Anthony Dale is becoming a regular cast member. Opens up more stories especially being an ex Yakusa boss.
    I haven’t seen any of Meaghan’s previous work but sounds she is a good actor and looking forward to a new ex navy seal. Poor Danny. Is it September yet?

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    • I’m not familiar with Meaghan’s work either but I know several people who watched her in Being Human and say she’s really great. I DID check out some of the clips on YouTube and I was very happy with what I saw!

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  5. Wendy says:

    This is great news. So glad we get to keep IAD, he’s a great actor, I watched his other work and loved it. The other two I don’t know but I’m more than willing to give them a chance. Looking forward to the new season.

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    • I’m excited for some new faces and new stories. I’m totally confused as to how they’re gonna work Adam into the team and what the story will be between him and Kono but I’m thrilled beyond belief that Ian will not only still be part of H50 but now on a full time basis. I’m willing to go on faith that the writers can pull this off.

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    • I agree with you. Chin and Kono are (not were) an extremely important part of what makes this show so great and they can never be “replaced”. I’m actually a bit miffed that many of the headlines I’ve seen about this news has characterized this as “replacements”. They are not replacements…they are additions. New, different and deserving of their own niche in the show. Like you, I’m happy TPTB managed to score us these fine actors.

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  6. Susan Schoppe says:

    I love it, all good news and we needed it. Happiest about keeping Adam, yeaaaaa. And yep, poor Danny, two of them, lol, but he can fall back on Lou for help, Lol. It will be interesting to see how they work in the new girl. Looking forward to it!

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    • I agree. It’s the news about Ian that makes me the happiest. AND the thought of Danny dealing with TWO Navy SEALS is just too delicious. He’s probably thinking Steve is finally at a point where he’ll maybe slow down and take it easy and here comes a young, fresh from the field SEAL to get keep that adrenaline pumping! This is gonna be sooooo good!

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  7. Carole says:

    So darn good to get some positive news – I’m relieved and excited to see what they do with the new team members. The vids of filming at HHV show the boys and Meaghan relaxed and smiling. I have a feeling we’re in for another great ride……and Danny, poor, poor babe, double trouble – gonna be a blast!

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