The next season of "Hawaii Five-0" will see a stronger bond between Danny and McGarrett, thanks to the events of the Season 6 finale that saw Danny giving a part of his liver to his best friend and partner.
But this bond will not prevent them from butting heads or arguing, noted showrunner Peter M. Lenkov. "[The transplant] brings Danny and McGarrett even closer together and it gives them another thing to be arguing about next year," Lenkov told Entertainment Weekly. "I love the idea that McGarrett is going to abuse that organ, because McGarrett is a person who abuses himself and puts his life in danger all the time. Danny is going to resent the fact that he saved his life because of that. These guys are blood brothers, but now literally they are."
The previous season saw McGarrett nearly dying following an encounter with Shioma's gang members. McGarrett made it out alive, but Gabriel did not. Shortly after the Season 6 finale aired last month, the showrunner told Entertainment Weekly that McGarrett's near-death experience will see him reflecting on his life and legacy. This will see him questioning a lot of things that he previously took for granted.
"He just starts to reflect on everything, the choices that he's made and looks for a reason to continue doing what he's doing. That's going to play a little bit of a theme next year. McGarrett may be being a little more aware of his mortality, and also his legacy of 'what am I going to leave behind?'" Lenkov noted.
Elsewhere in the season, viewers will see how Chin is facing the possibility of becoming the father of Gabriel's daughter. It is not immediately known if he will be fighting for adoption, but when the show returns next season, Abby and Chin will be living together.
"Hawaii Five-0" will return to CBS this fall.