'Hawaii Five-0' Scoop: 'Pacific' beauty is Danny's ex!

claire-van-der-boom-Image Credit: Art Streiber/CBS; Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosHawaii Five-0 has tapped Aussie actress Claire Van Der Boom (HBO’s The Pacific) to play Rachel, Danny’s (Scott Caan) ex-wife and the mother of their daughter, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Rachel, who pops up in November, is described as well-to-do and extremely witty. She’s also British.

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  • The First Real Jersey Jeff

    first and loving it!

  • Rebecca

    This should be interesting… can’t wait to see him actually interact with his ex!

  • wooster182

    I’m sorry but that just seems silly. But this show is already stupid, so who am I to wonder? How did a NJ cop meet a well to do Brit? I would have preferred it be someone we would recognize considering they’ve hid her this long, like Jamie Lyn Siegler.

    • K

      Is it so out of reach that you can’t fathom the idea of a NJ cop meeting an attractive, smart, and well to do british woman?

      • wooster182

        It happens, but come on! A wealthy woman–who so far has been completely irrational and unfair–is a witty Brit that falls for a public servant? Really? How many more cliches can they whip up in that one?

    • Mole

      Right, because there are no well-to-do Brits anywhere near New Jersey.

    • Kvivik

      Umm, chill. She left Danny to marry a rich guy, she didn’t start out as well-to-do. And just cause Danny came to Hawaii from Jersey, doesn’t mean he’s never been anywhere else where he might have met a nice british girl at school in the states (or something like that). We have no idea what their back story is.

    • B-

      You fool. Most people from NJ go to NYC to hang out on Friday’s and Saturday’s. It is not out of the realm of possibility for him to have met a well to do Brit. Also, despite NJ’s reputation, there are MANY great (and also many affluent) neighborhoods in NJ. Furthermore, what if they met on a vacation somewhere else? You are ridiculous.

  • Tiffany

    NJ is close to NYC.. where I would guess there are plenty of well to do Brits. Makes sense to me.

  • Sal

    Let me say that I am a huge fan of the show..however with everything happens on this show that probably would not happen in real life…you are think fact that Dano has British exwife is hard to believe….?

    • wooster182

      No, I think everything about this show is hard to believe. I was just starting to slowly tolerate this show and think that they might make it believable by the season finale and they’ve pretty much dashed all of those hopes.

      • Kvivik

        Wooster, please tell me what exactly is so hard to believe about this show?
        It is not contrary to reality for the governor of any US state to form a task force (for any number of idiotic reasons, much less crime). It is not out of the realm of possibility that these 4 people were brought together to be on that task force (though McGarrett forcing Danno to be his partner does push it).
        So please, explain to me just what is unbelievable about this show.

  • Studente

    Good. I hate to be a chick about this, but Hawaii 5-O needs to add a little fliratation, will they or won’t they element. Besides Danno and McGarrett of course.

  • Jordan Lang

    Awesome news! I love this show!!!!! :)

  • B-

    They should get Kelly Hu to play Chin Ho’s ex-girlfriend gone bad.

    • Mandy

      Um, Kelly’s already been cast on the show, and not as a baddie either. She’s going to be the Governor’s assistant who butts heads with McGarrett in an upcoming episode. It’s a recurring role hopefully.

  • Annie

    I really hope they don’t ruin this buddy show with ships and romances like they did with NCIS. Leave the romances to the soapies.

  • Emma

    Character sounds fine, but as a Brit the idea of yet another US TV show creating a random British character, and having her played by someone who isn’t British (while constantly hiring Brits to play Americans) is getting a bit old. Especially as the actors only ever seem to know two different UK accents, and can’t even get those to sound remotely convincing.

    Moan aside, though, I’m looking forward to meeting Danny’s ex.

  • zozo

    Danno could hook up with Kono….Scott Cann and Grace Park would look cute/very hot together.

    • J

      agreed. i thought that’s where they were gonna go with it.

  • JB

    As others have said, it’s bit unlikely…but then most TV shows and plots are. Overall, it’s no more unlikely than a ex-SEAL/Navy Intel guy becoming a spur of the moment cop in his hometown…or using an NSA satellite to find a car as was done last week.

  • kristie

    ok, if you have watched the show from the beginning, you’d know that Danny’s ex married a rich guy and they moved to Hawai’i.
    And as to the believability of the show, it’s entertainment. It’s not based on any facts. Come on, just enjoy watching McGarrett run around shooting bad guys and occasionally being shirtless. It’s what I do. lol

    • Ana Maria

      …Me too!………

      • Elli

        Preach it, sister!

  • Scarlett

    OMG B***H & MOAN!!!!! Some of u people need to get a life. This is TV not reality. If you want reality watch housewives, survivor or some other stupid show. Better yet simply walk out you front doors. It is a great show just enjoy it for what it is ENTERTAINMENT you fools. Some people do not even have TV’s. Why can’t some of you just be grateful for what you have. Oh and by the way, NY & NJ are a mecca for all walks of life. Maybe if some of you hicks got out of the boonies you would know that.

  • nettie

    I hope Chase is still on. It is super good. I like undercovers too.
    Here we go take out the good and put in the crap as usual.

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