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'Hawaii Five-O' Plot to Be Determined by Twitter

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This Hawaii Five-0 plot is going to be a "choose your adventure" type of episode.

CBS is taking to social media to allow Hawaii Five-0 fans a chance at a "choose your own adventure" type episode… sort of.

Using Twitter, fans will be able to choose the ending of an upcoming Hawaii Five-0 episode that will air next Monday, January 14th.

The episode features the investigation of the death of a university professor. Fans will be able to vote between three suspects who they believe the killer is via CBS.com or through Twitter, by tweeting the hashtag corresponding with the suspect—the university professor's boss (#theboss), a TA (#theta), and a cheating student (#thestudent).

"I've always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out 'whodunit,'" said Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov. "Now the 'Hawaii Five-0' viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen. I love that our dedicated and attentive fans will actually play a part in resolving our story."

CBS will be airing alternate endings, depending on how voters from each U.S. time zone vote. Though no details on how the votes will be tallied are given, no doubt it's going to be a bit of a technical nightmare trying to keep up with the tweets.

 

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    visa , January 8, 2013 1:38 PM
    I think I'll choose not to watch, as usual.
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    ddpruitt , January 8, 2013 1:55 PM
    TV has dropped another notch. We've gone American Idol with regular shows, no writers required just ask the audience what they want and go with that.
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    gmarsack , January 8, 2013 2:04 PM
    Here's our chance to ruin the show once and for all!

    Okay, here's my idea: A model number 8 (played by Grace Park) from Battle Star Galactica returns and kills the rest of the cast off the show in an evil Cylon plot to dominate the universe and rid the world of bad acting. No would would ever expect it.
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    buckcm , January 8, 2013 2:40 PM
    Danno books the bad guys.
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    hrhuffnpuff , January 8, 2013 3:26 PM
    I dunno, I haven't really watched the show, but if you want to add some flair. Re-animate Jack Lords body and make all of the old Five-O crew zombiefied.
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    QEFX , January 9, 2013 2:04 AM
    My choice is that James Caan shoots his kid having zero talent and then there's some sort of Iron Chef cook-off where the winner gets to leave the show and the rest have to stay.
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    dizzy_davidh , January 9, 2013 3:27 AM
    They do have some very good plot elements that are fantastically played out which highlight the best the show has to offer but sadly they are all too infrequent.

    One plot story that quite literally choked me up was the story of how Danno's kid got her name (his partner being shot while he and she where both held captive bu criminals on the morning of 9/11) the part where Danno ran out into the street shouting for help for his dying partner, thinking the syrens where backup coming only for him only to see the fire\ambulance vehicles drive straight by on thei way to the burning towers was heartbreaking.

    I do hate the show's apparent sponsoring\endorsing 'all things Microsoft' which gets really cheesy after a while (not as bad as in Bones where Boothe and Brennan openly talk about how great their new Toyota is on the way to a crime scene). I only wish the Twitter decided plot allowed for ideas to be posted for a future episode as I would love to seed loads of hashes related to the involvement of Apple products in the plot just to annoy Microsoft.
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