Meet the new Wo Fat

Actor Mark Cacascos has assumed the role of Steve McGarrett’s arch-nemesis, originated by Khigh Dhiegh in the original Hawaii Five-O series.

The new Wo Fat surfaced at the end of the Dec. 13 episode, which you can watch BY CLICKING HERE. It features the return of the man who killed the father of McGarrett 2.0, as seen in the pilot of the new series. It’s revealed that the killer is in the employ of Wo Fat at the very end of the episode.

The last time original Wo Fat appeared? April 1980 when the last episode of the original series ended. Here’s the final faceoff:

Wo Fat 2.0 makes his appearance in the new Hawaii Five-0 show

Younger, thinner. no longer bald and with no facial hair, the new version of Wo Fat made his debut in the Dec. 13 oif the new Hawaii Five-O (or Hawaii Five-0, as the new series is officially spelled) series on Dec. 13. The revamped version of Steve McGarrett’s arch foe appeared at the very end of the show so we’ll have to see what develops (and whether he’ll come close to matching Khigh Dhiegh’s portrayal in the original series).

However it turns out, we’re pleased CBS opted to bring back the arch-villain. Wo Fat was to Steve McGarrett as Ernst Stavro Blofeld was to James Bond or Professor Moriatry was to Sherlock Holmes.