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'Hawaii Five-0' And 'MacGyver' Crossover: Five-0 Task Force, Phoenix Team Go On A Dangerous Rescue Mission

By Dan Niel , Feb 04, 2017 04:08 AM EST

CBS confirmed a crossover with "Hawaii Five-0" in the March 10 episode of "MacGyver." The heroines of the two series will team up to aid a dangerous mission. Among the "Hawaii Five-0" cast members to be featured in the episode are Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, and Taylor Wiley.

According to Spoiler TV, the episode will follow Mac and the team on a rescue mission in Hawaii due to an earthquake. Mac and Jack plus Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua of Five-0 Task Force will need to save a group of scientists in a building which is about to collapse. However, there is more to the mission aside from the complicated rescue. Beyond, their knowledge, a dangerous group is trying to steal a top-secret weapon being developed by the scientists for the government.

Peter Lenkov, executive producer on both "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver" said this crossover was inevitable and ever since MacGyver premiered. "We have always envisioned that our H50 ohana and the Phoenix team live in the same universe and it was about time that Mac and Jack had a case in Hawaii," Lenkov said told Entertainment Weekly.

The idea of the "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver" crossover has been discussed for a while. During the San Diego's Comic-Con International, Lenkov hinted they will eventually do a crossover. It's just the busy schedule of the of the stars and the production that is preventing it to happen. The filming of the episode, which will be done in Oahu and Atlanta, has already begun.

"Hawaii Five-0" is a reboot of the original series which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980, It follows an elite government task force which investigates crime in Hawaii. Meanwhile, "MacGyver" is another revival of an action-adventure series which aired from 1985 to 1992. It focuses on a US operative, Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who uses his extraordinary intelligence in science to help solve crimes. The two series both airs every Fridays on CBS. "MacGyver" at 8 p.m. ET and "Hawaii Five-0" at 9 p.m. ET.

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