By Sandra Gonzalez
May 09, 2014 at 07:00 PM EDT
Peter Lenkov
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As season finale season kicks into high gear, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reached out to some of your favorite shows for some unconventional teases. Check out the latest installment of our Season Finale Survey below:

Show name/My name, title: HAWAII FIVE-0, Peter M. Lenkov, Executive Producer

Finale airdate: May 9th (My birthday, btw)

Finale Title: “‘O ka Pili ‘Ohana ka ‘Oi” which translates into “Grover’s F@!#ed” (more or less)

Number of deaths: Enough to keep both hands busy counting.

One-word tease, presented in any language other than English:

“Shpilkis” Yiddish for “On pins and needles”

Song I jammed to while writing the episode:

Frank Sinatra’s “I’m gonna live til I die”

Synopsis in 140-characters or less (Yes, a Twitter tease):

With Ian (Nick Jonas) back on the island, Grover (Chi McBride) is forced to go all “McGarrett” in order 2 save his daughter’s life.

Script tease (a line of dialogue from the episode):


Can you at least try and stay on two of the three wheels, please?


If you don‘t like the way I drive, you can get out of the car anytime.


I‘d do that… if there were any doors.

**Sorry… I couldn’t just do one line.

Location of the show’s most expensive scene:

Kalakaua Avenue — Busiest street in Waikiki — and we managed to close it down. THANK YOU LOCATIONS, FILM & TV COMMISSIONER, PATIENT STORE OWNERS AND TOURISTS, the list of mahalos is endless.

Over-used finale descriptor that I honestly think applies to this episode:

“the one episode you DON’T want to miss”

Watch it live! In fact, if you get our show to trend on Twitter during the finale on either coast, I will… (Choose one or write in your own option “E”.)

A. Tease next season on Twitter after the West Coast airing.

B. Choose a Twitter follower at random to name a character after them next season.

C. Post a snippet of dialogue that ended up on the cutting-room floor.

D. Follow 25 fans on Twitter.

E. I will sing the theme song and post it on YouTube

Mini-essay question: Michelle Borth is not returning next season. Talk to us about how you crafted her send off.

I wanted to give her a heroes send off — an exit her character and Michelle deserved. It’s really a heart-wrenching, nail biting episode.

Mini-essay question 2: What was your goal with this finale, character-wise? We know it’s a big one for Chi’s McBride’s character.

Goal was to really bring the character arc full circle for Grover — have him face a similar situation as McGarrett did in 401 and see how the “by-the-rules” cop handles it.

Optional: Draw a scene from the finale (or if you REALLY don’t want to, have a publicist send a picture).

I faxed you (and attaching as a photo) my attempt at drawing Action Grover (a miserable attempt, I know)

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