Viewers to Pick Ending of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Episode

Jan 4, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Viewers will pick the ending of a new episode of "Hawaii Five-0," with CBS saying the twist is the first ever of its kind, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.

The Jan. 14 episode will allow viewers to vote for the person they want to be the killer of an O’ahu State University professor. The suspects are his boss, teaching assistant and a student who was caught cheating. Viewers will be able to vote via Twitter and on CBS.com, the story says.

“I’ve always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out whodunit,” said Peter Lenkov, executive producer. “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.”

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  1. Dear Mr. Linkov,
    I find the basic idea interesting, but flawed. In the similar way that jury trials can be (and often are) flawed in the sense that juries determine whether or not someone is guilty of a crime and ought to be punished for it… and not whether the accused actually committed the crime. We like to think those two are the same, but they aren’t.
    Operating from the presumption that only the ending that gets the most votes is going to air, I think this idea would be much more interesting if each alternate ending was also broadcast. Starting with the ending that got the least or no votes, then going to the ending that got the next higher amount of votes, and so on, and so on until the actual true ending is shown… and by that, I do not necessarily mean the one that viewers “decided they liked best”.
    The show’s writers ought to know what that ending is.

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