Scott Caan and co-star Alex O'Loughlin have been hard at work for weeks now on Season 8 of “Hawaii Five-O.” The stunts and the rapid shooting schedule make the days tough enough, and both co-stars bear an even greater duty to bring aid and comfort to “Hawaii Five-O” faithful who head into the new season with trepidation after the cast tumults of the summer. Scott Caan knows about stirring up waves himself, but after seven seasons, the actor has become equally beloved to Alex O'Loughlin as half of television’s strongest “bromance,” if not more esteemed by many. Fans of “Danno” recently sang their praises of Scott Caan in an August 18 feature in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

It's very apparent that the cop who battles doubts, fears, and the dilemmas of being a dad is nonetheless applauded as a hero.

The past and pushing into the future

Scott Caan paid a public-relations penalty in his early days on “Hawaii Five-O,” admitting that he had a hard time adjusting to the relaxed pace of island life. Throughout his seven seasons on the crime-fighting drama, the California-native has proven his commitment to his character and his profession, and the fans see beyond the words. One submission commended his gift of “acting with his eyes,” and often, those scenes are most powerful when reflecting thoughts of his on-screen daughter, Grace, played by Teilor Grubbs. The episode, “I ka wa mamua” demonstrates the beauty and heartbreak of that bond palpably, as Caan relives the fateful day of 9/11, and how his daughter became the namesake of his female partner

Scott Caan poured out a father’s heart from the very first episode, probing into his distaste for surf and sand, but his complete devotion to his daughter, who had relocated with his ex-wife.

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Relationships matter to Scott Caan and his character. He has been privileged to have his Oscar-nominated, acclaimed acting father, James, join forces with him and O'Loughlin on “Hawaii Five-O,” and credits both dad and his mom, Sheila Ryan, for their inspiration in both his acting and playwriting. There have been hints that Caan may contribute some writing in the new season, and old enemies have a way of reappearing, in "Hawaii Five-O" tradition.

Scott Caan has proven Danny Williams to be a man of his word and an officer of honor in many “Hawaii Five-O” episodes. Among the most memorable and foundational to the deep connection that forms “McDanno” is “Ku I Ka Pili Koko,” when the partners are set up and drawn to a site where a bomber is doomed to explode a building. Forced to lay aside bravado, the two focus on survival, as Steve pulls rebar from Danny’s body as he recites baseball statistics. There is just a brief hug that speaks everything as the two rescued men come to the surface, but both feel a new appreciation to not let moments with special people slip by the wayside.

The bond between the two partners will have to be even more cohesive since the farewells Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim. Building a team of fans for two unknown members is daunting, no matter the strength of the actors.

Shrimp truck fun and celebration

No further scenes of brotherhood fidelity between Danny and Steve have been exposed since the clip shared by executive producer, Peter Lenkov. Photos from this week's shooting posted to Alex O'Loughlin Online show a bounty of camaraderie and good times around Kamekona’s shrimp truck. “Hawaii Five-O” has promoted Taylor Wily, who portrays the steadfast friend and food vendor, to regular cast status, so expect Kamekona to be more and more pivotal to plot lines through Season 8, as well as Dennis Chun, and Kimee Balmilero. Judging from the smiles, it was a tasty day on set, with even Jorge Garcia doing a little singing.

Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin both celebrate birthdays next week, on the 23rd and 24th, so why not be in a celebratory mood? The stars share many common passions besides the commitment to their craft and their professional pursuit for the past seven years. Attributes of loyalty, confidence, generosity, and encouragement are among characteristics that are shared by the pair, according to astrology. Being predisposed to stubbornness and melodrama doesn’t hurt one bit in creating the on-camera chemistry that “Hawaii Five-O” fans never get too much of in their weekly viewing feast from their TV screens.