Despite having a brush with death in the finale of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” season 6, McGarrett will still be pushing himself physically when season 7 is released to the small screen.
Viewers may remember that McGarett almost died due to an encounter with Shioma’s gang members. The aftermath saw Gabriel’s demise and although McGarett made it out alive, the former SEAL member needed a liver transplant to survive. Danny became his donor and gave a part of his own organ to his best friend and partner.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Peter M. Lenkov teased, “I love the idea that McGarrett is going to abuse that organ, because McGarrett is a person who abuses himself and puts his life in danger all the time. Danny is going to resent the fact that he saved his life because of that. These guys are blood brothers, but now literally they are.”
He added that their current situation will have the two forming a stronger bond, “[The transplant] brings Danny and McGarrett even closer together and it gives them another thing to be arguing about next year.”
Aside from having a deeper connection and presumably providing more comic relief to fans, McGarett will also reflect on his life and legacy. His near-fatal experience will see him questioning a lot of things in his life that he took for granted before.
“He just starts to reflect on everything, the choices that he’s made and looks for a reason to continue doing what he’s doing. That’s going to play a little bit of a theme next year. McGarrett may be being a little more aware of his mortality, and also his legacy of ‘what am I going to leave behind?'” Lenkov noted.
Elsewhere, Chin will also be facing the possibility of becoming the father to Gabriel’s daughter. He will be living with Abby in the next installment, but it remains to be seen if he will fight for legal adoption.
Season 7 of “Hawaii Five-0” is slated to air sometime in fall.