Fans are still dealing with the recent departure of Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim from "Hawaii Five-0" but the CBS series appears to have moved on since the exit. The show has just added a possible replacement to Kono Kalakaua and Chin Ho Kelly.

Although Kono will no longer appear in "Hawaii Five-0" Season 8, it looks like her husband Adam Noshimuri will still be a part of the show. In fact, Ian Anthony Dale has just been promoted to series regular.

Goodbye Kono, hello Tani

Kono Kalakaua and Chin Ho Kelly had been a part of the "Hawaii Five-0" reboot since the first season. However, Variety reports that Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim have decided to leave the series when they were unable to agree with CBS in their effort to receive the same salary as co-stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan.

It seems like the show has bounced back soon after Park and Kim called it quits. "Salvation" star Meaghan Rath and New Zealander Beulah Koale have just joined the police drama as series regulars.

Rath will portray Tani Rey, a hotel lifeguard who has a spotty past with the Police Academy. According to TVLine, Tani's recruitment could take place by a swimming pool. Unfortunately, it looks like Five-0 will find Kono's replacement immediately in the Season 8 premiere.

What happened to Kono?

Fans have every right to be concerned about how "Hawaii Five-0" Season 8 will deal with Grace Park's disappearance, especially if it could mean that Kono will meet her end in the line of fire.

However, there are reports stating that Kono's absence will be explained in the premiere episode. Luckily, it looks like she will be deep undercover in a new mission instead of being randomly being killed. It is possible that Kono will be investigating a child trafficking ring when the show returns on air later in September.

Adam joins McGarrett and Danno

People are undoubtedly excited about seeing more of Ian Anthony Dale in the CBS series, but how will he end up in more episodes? McGarrett will reportedly approach Adam to join Five-0 right after it is revealed that Kono is out on a different mission. Hopefully, Dale's promotion and the new additions to the cast will manage to keep up with the show's current storyline.

Interestingly, there is no word on whether they have been offered equal pay as Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan.

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 8 will be the first season without Park's Kono and Kim's Chin. The series returns to CBS on September 29.

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