Alex O’Loughlin talks ‘Five-0,’ Hawaii and going shirtless – September 2010

Show Patrol – Chicago Now

By Curt Wagner 

7  September 2010

Alex O’Loughlin hopes his third shot at TV success, “Hawaii Five-0,” is a charm. In fact, he might try anything to make it happen. “Anything that helps–just keep it on the air,” the Aussie actor joked about the buzz generated by talk of his many shirtless scenes. “I’ll get the whole kit off if you do that.”

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“Hawaii Five-0,” the reboot of the 1960s police drama, premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on CBS with O’Loughlin creating a much more physical–and
sexier–Steve McGarrett than Jack Lord did in the original.

The new McGarrett is a Navy Seal who, after his father is murdered by baddie Victor Hesse (James Marsters), makes a deal with the governor to run an elite police task force designed to stop international terrorists, human traffickers and gun smugglers on the island.

He enlists the aid of former cop Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), Kelly’s newbie officer niece, Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), as well as Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), who isn’t real happy about being teamed with McGarrett.

It’s an action-packed, gorgeously shot drama that, after his CBS’ series “Moonlight” and “Three Rivers” failed to catch fire, should finally give O’Loughlin a hit.

“Basically, if this one doesn’t go the distance, then I’m dumbfounded,” he said.

During our phone conversation, O’Loughlin talked about shooting in Hawaii, his old CBS shows and, maybe a little begrudgingly, the “big deal” made over his shirtless scenes.

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Are you having fun in Hawaii?

Alex: Man, it’s great. It’s a really, really special part of the world. And I’m on a show that I’m really excited about. It’s a reboot of the old show that we all know, most of us know and love, but it’s got a very new, modern spin on the tale.

The premiere, directed by Len Wiseman, is action-packed. Will the next episodes be as exciting and cinematic?

Alex: We really deliver. It’s got all the action, it’s got all the character, it’s got a great story. It just doesn’t stop from one page to the next.

Critics talk a lot about character development and other things, but sometimes I just wanna see **** blow up.

Alex: You and every other boy on the planet, mate.

The action is intense, and you’re doing most of your stunts. Maybe you should get combat pay? Scott Caan was injured recently.

Alex: Yeah, he’s a bit softer than me, mate.

[Laughs.] OK.

Alex: I don’t want to tease him about it though, he’ll get a complex.

Yeah, yeah. But that teasing sort of fits the relationship between your characters, right?

Alex: [Laughs.] Yeah, a little bit. Look, I’m actually a real softie myself. I’m kind of unlike Steve McGarrett in a lot of ways. I’m not as brave, I’m not as smart. [Laughs.] I’m a bit more open-hearted.

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I enjoy the rapport between you and Scott, your characters.

Alex: We have a great rapport between us. Something we discovered when we first met was that we had a bunch of mutual friends and we were born, literally, a couple of hours apart. There’s a natural complicity that we found. We have very similar senses of humor, and a sort of sensibility of the world and just the way we’re built. And so that really shows on screen and it plays so well in these two characters.

It gives the show a little bit of buddy-cop humor. I think it adds a lot to what could be just another procedural. Do you enjoy playing the comedy or the action more?

Alex: I love it all. I think most of the comedy lives in the relationship between McGarrett and Danno. In that back-and-forth banter that we have. I just do my part and play my character and of course, you never play the comedy. A lot of it is really funny when I play it back. But it’s … an honest funny. It’s the sort of funny that we have with our siblings, with people who know us better than anyone else. And it’s almost like these two characters met and fell into this brotherly relationship before they even realized what was happening. It’s as enjoyable to play as it is to watch.

Did you know each other before the show?

Alex: No. We met once through a friend, but that was it.

How is your McGarrett different than Jack Lord’s McGarrett?

Alex: First of all, in the pilot you learn all about this McGarrett. You know, whereas in Jack Lord’s character, you didn’t really get much back story. And you get a truckload of back story right away. So we know more about him. He’s a good deal younger, a good deal more energetic, a good deal more aggressive. He’s a Navy Seal and comes back on a vengeance mission to Hawaii, to avenge his father’s death. The reason he takes the job to run the task force is to help him get what he wants, which is to avenge his dad’s murder.

The old show, Jack Lord’s character was more sort of brooding. He was more sort of stylized, as was the style of the day just all around. Everyone’s acting was different, everyone was different. So we’re going for much more naturalism and, yeah, those are a few fundamental differences.

At Comic-Con, Peter Lenkov hinted that we may not have seen the end of James Marsters bad-guy character.

Alex: Yeah, well, no, I have nothing to comment.

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OK. Is it fun to have this group of people from almost every genre of TV.

Alex: Yeah. It’s cool, and Scotty, who of course hasn’t really done a TV show, brings something else altogether. It’s great, man. I was interested, as you always are when you move into something new, in how we would all fit together. And it really fits well; I mean the whole “Hawaii Five-0″ family, the four of us, sort of compliment each other in different ways. And it makes perfect sense. I could never be a casting agent. I’d get it wrong every time.

Peter told TV Guide about a scene you shot recently where you’re shirtless and coming out of the ocean.

Alex: This sort of makes everything I do from here on out moot. Blah, blah, blah.

That subject just doesn’t interest you, does it?

Alex: What do you want me to say? How do I respond to that? [Laughs.] You know what it’s got to do with my character? OK, he’s a Navy Seal; that’s correct. He’s a Navy Seal so he swims and yeah, that makes sense. And so they say, “We’re going to put the camera here, you go for a swim.” I go for a swim and then they’re like, “Oh, it’s a big deal.” It’s not a big deal, man! I went for a swim. “Yeah, you took your shirt off.” Yeah, who gives a [bleep]? Then, of course, everyone asks me about it, but it’s like, “You’ve never seen a bloke with his shirt off or something?”

Really? I thought I’d be the only person to ask you this.

Alex: Look, [laughs] I get it, mate.

Anything that helps the show, right?

Alex: Yeah, anything that helps — just keep it on the air. I’ll get the whole kit off if you do that. I’ll tell you one thing, it’s nice to get paid to wake up in the morning in Hawaii and at 5:30 just jump into the ocean and go for a swim.

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Does it feel a bit like, “I can’t complain about this job?”

Alex: Yeah. Look, I try to always adopt that attitude because I’m extremely lucky. I’ve got a job that I love doing. How rare is it to go and get a degree and actually work in the field that you took? … And not only that, I’m working a great job. I get looked after, I get fed, I get paid well, I get to work with really cool people. I get to do exciting stuff that I enjoy. So it’s all good. It’s a lot of hard work though. We do really long hours and we try not to break bones when we’re mucking around with our own stunts and stuff.

Will we see more cases-of-the-week, or more serialized elements to this?

Alex: Well, you mentioned the first three open with a serialized element, which is–well, potentially–I should say, James Marsters’ character. Listen man, I hate procedural TV. I don’t hate it; I just I get frustrated with it because it’s like this [happens] and then it wraps itself up. I understand the nature of the business and I understand the importance of that so that fans and audience members can tune in whenever and just catch up and enjoy it. … I like long stories. I’d prefer not to just boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom and then it’s all wrapped up neatly. That’s why I loved “The Shield” so much because it was all about arcs.

But to answer your question, finally, yes, it’s absolutely serialized and there will be stories of the week all the time, but there’s going to be a couple of arcs as well.

Well, that’s good. I think that’s more challenging for the viewers, but it’s far more interesting.

Alex: That’s a much simpler way of delivering the enormous monologue I gave you.

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Tell me about all the Aussies on American TV.

Alex: Yeah, there’s a few of us. Well, there’s no work at home, so we come over here … When I first came out here 12-13 years ago, I freaked out and put my tail between my legs and went back home again. There were no Aussies here. And I even sort of thought about coming back out about eight years ago, I guess, and started chipping away for a couple of years before I moved six years ago, and there were even fewer Australians then. It’s like there’s been a real influx over the last few years … We get trained pretty comprehensively back there as well.

The only disappointing thing about it is we never get to hear your accents.

Alex: Well, you’re hearing it now.

That’s right. That’s why I love my job. So let’s talk a little bit about your past shows, like “Moonlight.” Maybe a little before its time, now that we have the vampire craze. I was happy to see repeats on the CW this summer though.

Alex: Yeah, it’s great. It was a great show; it was a great experience for me. It was a huge learning curve for me. I’d done “The Shield” and I’d done a bunch of films. But it was the first time that the weight of the show was on my shoulders, so to speak. I think, as a lot of young, diligent actors probably do the first time around, I took that to the grave with me. I did everything in my power to keep that show on the air. I fought so hard. You wouldn’t believe the hours I worked. For me working an 18 -, 19-hour day was normal.

On the Warner Brothers lot at the time, we became a thing of fable. People would be like, “Oh my God, you’re on ‘Moonlight.’ Is it true that you guys would do 100 hours a week?” I’d be like, “Yeah.” Like crews would leave and then come back. And we’d still be there shooting. So, it was good. The show itself was what it was … Yeah, I wish it was a different experience on a couple of levels, but it was a wonderful, wonderful learning curve for me.

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Loved you on “The Shield.”

Alex: Thank you.

And how creepy you became on that “Criminal Minds” episode.

Alex: Yeah, I’m a creepy dude.

So you weren’t acting in that one?

Alex: No, that was just me, mate.

Right. And then “Three Rivers.” What happened with that?

Alex: Well, personally I think it was political. But I thought it was a great show. I thought it had a lot of integrity; I did a lot of work for that. I spent a lot of time in Cleveland. I spent a lot of time in the OR, a foot away from actual heart transplants and open heart surgery and a lot of time shadowing Gonzo Gonzalez, the doctor that my character was based on. And the rest of the time I was in my trailer studying.

So, that was what it was. But the great thing that came from that for me is my participation with Donate Life America, for whom I’ve become an ambassador and spokesperson. And I’ve been able to raise awareness. And I wish I could do more for them, but I’ve done a little bit and it’s just any chance to give back I think is really important, especially from people like us who have a really great job and are in the public eye. That I believe is why that show happened.

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I’ve talked to Eddie McClintock, who is in “Warehouse 13.” He has talked about how he was in so many pilots and series before finally hitting with “Warehouse 13.” He said he’ll never understand the industry and why some shows work and some don’t. Do you have that sort of feeling too?

Alex: Eddie’s a good dude and we got along really well. He did an episode of “Moonlight,” and we chatted about a bunch of stuff. And yeah, I do mate. Who knows what’s gonna happen? I just don’t know. The recipe is constantly trying to be figured out. But look, basically, if this one doesn’t go the distance, then I’m dumbfounded. I’m just going to go and learn how to build houses or something.

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What would you do if you weren’t an actor?

Alex: I don’t know man, I am an actor. When I was a kid I did a play when I was about eight years old, and apparently I said afterwards, “I’m going to be an actor.” … So I guess I had it in the back of my mind the whole time because I really love telling stories. And taking an audience on a journey.

But if I wasn’t an actor I might be a teacher. Like I really love kids and I love watching kids learn, watching the development process of humans. … Either that or maybe a carpenter or something. I love construction because it’s still a form of creation. And I say that because I’m not talented enough to be a musician or an artist. [Laughs.]

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Have you done all kinds of weapons training for “Five-0″?

Alex: Yeah, I’ve done a lot. Like I did a bunch of stuff with LAPD and the S.W.A.T. guys for “The Shield,” and I trained with the Seals in Coronado before this. So I’ve done a lot of weapons stuff. It was fun.

So if you weren’t an actor, you could be a doctor, a cop ….

Alex: I could be a heart surgeon, a cop, a vampire.

What do you think people will be surprised about in “Five-0″ or about your McGarrett?

Alex: I think they’re going to be surprised at how sort of ruthless my McGarrett is. But also I think they’re going to be surprised at how thoroughly they enjoy the show on every level. Because I really do believe this show delivers character, crime and comedy in perfect balance.

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My Thoughts (Rant)

  • Just a general thought – The person who wrote the article obviously did not know the correct way to use the word ‘SEAL’
  • Seeing Alex naked in the movies Feed and Oyster Framer, did not prevent or distract me from totally appreciating his wonderful acting abilities in both those movies. Therefore I doubt if seeing him take his kit off in Hawaii Five-0, will prevent any of us seeing what a great actor he is. (If that makes any sense?) :razz:
  • If people are so blind that they can’t look past the physical beauty, why punish those who can appreciate both? And I think we have been severely punished in Season 5. In some instances it feels to me that the writers have forgotten that they have a character like Steve to write any real story for. And that they deliberately ‘underplay’ him as a hot-blooded man, who is also physically beautiful.
  • The reason he takes the job to run the task force is to help him get what he wants, which is to avenge his dad’s murder.” <<<<<< Is the fact that this was achieved, now that WoFat is dead, maybe reason that Steve’s character has become without purpose in Season 5?
  • Has sometimes out-of-character Steve, with no real purpose or someone to love, made him a dull character in Season 5? :sad:
  • And is the only way that we will ever see Steve shirtless this season, just so that we could be tortured? That is severe torture to all the hot-blooded female (and some male) viewers in my eyes! :sad:
  • If a production does not use ALL the talents of the actors at their disposal – it s a sin waste! :cry:

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McPickles is hungry for more fame!

Turns out Mr Pickles is actually Ms Lili or Ghost. She was played by two white kitties :) I sure hope the 2nd one wasn´t a replacement, cause the first one didn´t survive Alex´s hotness. Kitties like it warm, so surely they were in heaven, spending those hours with McHottie himself.

 

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Ending with some swinging tail action. I´m laughing at that smash into his face :D

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Alex O’Loughlin – List his 10 favourite Romantic Comedies – June 2010

Madison Magazine Australia

June 2010

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We asked smouldering 33-year-old Canberra native Alex O’Loughlin – who’s sparring with Jennifer Lopez in current film release The Back-Up Plan – to tell us about his five favourite romantic comedies of all time. Instead he gave us a list of 10. Who knew he was such a softie?

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1. Punch-Drunk Love (2002): PT Anderson is one of my favourite filmmakers, and Adam Sandler’s performance should have earned him an Oscar nomination. It’s an astute observation of the fragility of people in love.

2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961): The perfect romantic comedy and Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful women that has ever lived.

3. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005): The waxing scene is hilarious, and apparently it actually happened … which makes it even funnier.

4 Wall-E (2008): I’m still confused as to how an animated robot made me feel so much love and compassion.

5. The Princess Bride (1987): This is a classic film for my generation. Who doesn’t love it?

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6. Big (1988): Tom Hanks made me wonder what it would be like to make out with one of my teachers.

7. As Good As It Gets (1997): Jack Nicholson is completely charming and believable. Greg Kinnear’s breakout performance blew me away.

8. LA Story (1991): So rarely do I see LA as a romantic setting where people fall in love and live happily ever after. This movie changed it.

9. Notting Hill (1999): I love this film because of Rhys Ifans’ performance.

10: Frankie & Johnny (1991): As played by Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. Enough said.

Pictures from the Carlotta Moye photoshoot were used for this article and for the next issue of Madison as well. Above is some of those pictures that Paula doodled over the years.

My thoughts

  • I have definitely seen The Back-up Plan more times than any other romantic comedy. :grin:
  • Must confess that there are a few of the movies that he named, that I have not seen yet.
  • At least 3 of them, I can also name as some of my all time favourites – not only as rom-coms, but as movies.
  • Interesting that Alex at that stage chose a movie (Big) that featured 2 actors in it, that would later be guest stars opposite him in Hawaii Five-0. One is, Robert Loggia, in Episode 1:07  and the other, Jon Lovitz,  in last Friday’s episode.
  • And of course Mandy Patinkin, who featured in The Princess Bride, also starred opposite Alex in my favourite Three Rivers, episodes (7).

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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 110 (McFixit continues…. )

We continue our story from here

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This is the kind of episode that I dread to write about here in my Steve’s story. It is a fun episode with lots to enjoy, but it hardly gives us anything really thoroughly thought through about  Steve – yes I said it, even with the therapy and the sharing of feelings included.

What I am trying to say is, don’t take my judgement of what we see and of  how I see Steve’s story portrayed in this episode, as a review of it or its entertainment value at all. It was  good.

What I do want to say about this episode is that the show has perfected the skill of throwing lots of clichés and stereotypes together, and to make a great fan favourite episode out of it.

cliché – a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought

stereotype – a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing

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(Lots if pretty here …. sigh… I might just stay here all day. :razz: )

The episode gave me some good laughs. Real laughs I mean, not the ones like when I see stupid things happening – although there were a few of those things that did happen, and I might share some ….. All in all this was definitely one of the better episodes of this season.

And here I want to add that Daniel Dae Kim did a good job directing this episode. He paid attention to detail like we seldom see with some of the more seasoned directors. He used interesting shot angels. He made sure of some very nice close-ups of the main character (especially with the object of our desire – Steve). In the end it was a nicely packaged  episode with excellent guest actors, being their characters perfectly. Including the gorgeous Lili aka Mr Pickles. :grin:

Have you ever in your life suggested something and then when you see that suggestion come to life, you realise that the person who took your suggestion further, did not really know what you meant. In fact your suggestion turned out into the most horrible thing ever.

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Well it happened to me – kind of, but not really. I really do not think anybody from the show would be interested in what I write here and I do not really think it was my suggestion that was actually taken forward. But during my reviews at the end of Season 3, I jokingly  suggested that we should see how Steve interacts with Danny’s family. Well, Danny’s mom came to town during the next season, but I must admit it was the worst part of season 4 for me. One small interaction with Steve and the rest a family divorce story that only a few fans ever cared about. Nothing of what I thought it would be….. :sad:

Where am I going with this? Well as you all know Alex mentioned on ‘The Talk’ that he thought the therapy season of Episode 501 was great and he suggested that they do more of it, maybe even in every episode. Something like in the Soprano’s. But I must be honest – I cringed when I heard him say that, and hoped that it is one of those ideas that would stay a funny idea…… In theory it is an excellent idea. But it is one of those times where I wished Alex actually watched the show and see how things play out. Because such therapy sessions IS a funny idea, but only if you use them correctly. And if it is not a forced scenes but comes from continuity in the storyline and as part of the story and not some fabricated stuff. You will hopefully see why I say fabricated as we go along ….

Sorry, but that therapist sounds like a robot and is the worst bit of voice acting I have ever heard in my life. And last time in therapy with her, we heard Steve say, “We’re Ohana, we’re good”. Now she says they agreed to come back. However since then these two men has gone through some traumatic stuff together and supported one another with great empathy. First Danny lost his brother and became a murderer and then Steve had to face is arch-enemy and had to kill him in a fight for his life as well. Their support to each during it all, showed how much they cared for one another – now the show suggests they don’t agree on anything. For me their so-called “fights” are loads of bickering between brothers like friends. I agree there has been some nastiness to some of it, but to call it real disagreement about real stuff and that it needs therapy, is just stupid.

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Not that what was said in the session did not give me some great laughs. Alex and Scott played their parts a whole lot better here, than in that first session in the first episode. And I think the best line of Season 5 so far has been:

Steve: Okay, actually you know what, here is the real reason we’re getting along so great. Is that I don’t listen to him anymore.

Let’s get back to some Steve stuff……

Out of character Steve?

Sorry but when a guy wears and apron while making eggs in the microwave, he is not the type of guy who throws dirty used plates on the couch. And I recall a few other times when Steve displayed his neatness and Navy upbringing. And Danny showed how he messed up Steve’ s house while house sitting. It sometimes feels as if the writers forget which character they are writing. :???:

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What is Steve passionate about?

  • Steve staying connected to his dad by fixing his car old car. (But then again, that is not something to discuss, because Danny has been mocking that passion of Steve since day one.)
  • Loyalty to his friends and family, even when they have sometimes disappointed him so badly. (But then again, we can not discuss that because Danny has been mocking Doris’s behaviour since day one)
  • Finding the truth – in cases they solve and in real life.
  • Giving people the benefit of the doubt and second chances.
  • Fixing “broken” toys /people

While I saw Steve fixing that little cat, and I saw him sending Jerry to do some fixing with Ruth. And maybe even allowing Jerry to get some value for is own life  in return from her, my heart just warmed up to this character once more. Steve sees the pain….. And this is why this sentence from the “therapy workbook” describing Steve according to Danny, is totally bogus. Anybody suggesting that this is the character that we have seen over 4 ½ years, need to watch again…..

Weaknesses: Not naturally in tune with what others are feeling. Difficulty expressing emotions. And difficulty excepting criticism.

So the star quarterback of the school performing so great for his school on the football field, got performance anxiety? I really do hope the story of the guitar playing Steve goes somewhere – and ends with us seeing Alex actually playing. Otherwise it is just another story like so many that show has given us before, meaning nothing at all in the end ……

Steve: The McGarrett men are a different breed? To them showing emotion is like showing a weakness, you know. I mean, it’s stupid but it’s just the way it is.

Have I missed some introduction to some McGarretts in a previous episode somewhere? Only ones I know about are Steve and John. And he use the words  “to them” – it just does not make sense to me what he means by that.

(Personally I would have used the story of guitar playing Steve a bit differently. It could have been said that he was unable to perform because his mother died that week and the memories of that just made him stop enjoying it. And that at military school he never had the chance to take up playing again. More in character, more real)

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Steve talking about his feelings?

If I recall, Steve was prepared to share his feelings with Grover…… somebody who was actually prepared to listen without judgement or making fun of things he cares about. It just came naturally……

How about if Steve share some real relevant present feeling with Danny – Things like loneliness and trust issues, because ……..maybe let’s say ….. things like missing Cath who left. Things like mom keeping her distance, even after WoFat was eliminated. Things like Joe stringing him along with untruths. Things like dad sending them away to be “clinical” orphans. Real stuff that affects Steve McGarrett of today!

Then just a personal pet peeve of mine, that I most probably got from my dad. He really detests it when people talk with food in their mouths. Whenever he sees a scene on screen where actors do that, he comments about the fact that people think it is “good” acting to be able to do that. For him good acting is if you can space the eating and the talking in such a way that it does not have to happen at the same time – something like people in real life would do.

This brings me to a little family joke we have, from when I was young. Dad one day reprimanded one of us (most probably me I think) at the dinner table for talking with food in our mouths. And then he realised that he was in such a rush to say it, that he actually said it with food in his own mouth. He made a quick recovery and then went on to say that it is only allowed when you reprimand you children. We still joke about it.

Maybe it is also allowed when you discuss all your relationship problems. Or maybe eating like that while talking, is an American or and Australian custom? But even if it looks bad, seeing Alex do it with such vigor, is always okay. I can watch him do anything and like it – I am cheap that way. :razz:

 Something that would have really made me laugh, was if Steve instead of just using their names, to introduce themselves to Ruth as he normally would have done by saying, “Hi, I am commander Steve McGarrett and this is my partner Detective Danny Williams” – And if she then still thought they were a gay couple – Now that would have been funny. (but that is just me, and most would not even get why I thought that would be funny) :smile:

Some random ??’s and laughs:

  • So the bad guy, who is as strong as an ox and a real killing machine, don’t fight back when his girlfriend shoots him. He instantly passes out from that not fatal shot in his gut and can be easily thrown from the car? But he is fine when he operates on himself later on – no fainting there?
  • No wonder the girlfriend was so eager to go to jail for her boyfriend – seems she likes to bat for the other team and as the cliché goes – prison is full of opportunities for that type of fun. Or is that where she got the taste for other girls and decided to screw him over? :razz:
  • Does the jewelry shop have more than one safe? She says, “He emptied the safe”. And that was a small bag of big diamonds. In the end when she hides in the walk in safe, there are lots of stuff kept there that are not displayed in the shop. Where were those things on the day of the robbery? :grin:
  • So this is a shop that sells jewelry – I did not see them having a workshop making jewelry. Why would the owner buy and keep unset diamonds?
  • That bad girls’ blonde ‘wig’? If it is a disguise, why sit around  the house with it? Was that supposed to be her real hair after she took of a brunette wig? Or was it now supposed to be her own hair, straightened and dyed and cut like that?  Ouch. :???:
  • Maybe the blonde hair (cliché) suits her better. She was dumb enough to leave a wounded, and by her thinking a presumed dead guy, with who she’s got a well-known affiliation and then go back to her own place, not thinking that the police (or he) might come after her?
  • If they can hear what happens 2 levels down, why can’t they hear what happens in every apartment in that building? Nobody home?
  • So Jerry and Ruth watches the sunset – and then the sun shines bright again and they all eat at Kamekona’s, without Danny of course. Not that it is the first time that we have had these longgggg sunsets or reversed sunsets in Hawaii before. :grin:
  • So help me out here. Danny arrives with his car and without ever handing Steve the keys, Steve is gracious enough to throw it back at him. REALLY?

And that last point brings me to something that is really irking me out big time. This issue that Steve is driving the car all the time – not allowing Danny to drive his own car. As with anything in life, if you do not give up your right of something and somebody is not threatening your life to give it up, there is really no reason to say the other just takes it from you. And no reason to blame them if you are not in control.

When they get to the car to drive somewhere, does Steve throw Danny out of the driver seat, does he rush to get there first – how is it possible that he drives all the time, if Danny doesn’t give it up willingly? It is just stupid and make no sense to me at all – RANT OVER!

 

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I just want to end off by saying, I am not really a cat person (or a dog person for that matter), but after this, I ship McPickles (or is it McPussy?) :grin:

And I always love the little bit chubbier Alex, in these episodes each year, filmed right after a the nice Christmas puddings and New Years parties. It makes him even more adorable. :grin:

- Hawaii Five-0: Episode 517 -

Kuka’awale (Stakeout)

To be continued………..

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H50 5.17 – Steve loves adorable ninjas!

What a fun episode in a long time :) I have always wanted to see them do the stories outside their H50 quarters. The computer table scenes are so boring for me to capture. Change the surroundings and you get fresh feeling to the weekly crimes, too. Loved to watch Steve relax on the stake out. I would have wanted a bit more cuddling with Mr Pickles, but understand the long filming hours would have been nerve wrecking for the cute little ninja.

Steve: Who doesn´t love cats? They are awesome. They are adorable ninjas. They are smart and fast, they are cute and cuddly at the same time.

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Boys lost their visual (saving them from their confusion about protocol on watching semi-nekkid women)

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McCuteAndCuddly

Not married, not gay

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Finger licking good :)

Random pretties

Almost shirtless
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Ending with biggest dissappointment. How long have we waited to hear Alex play a guitar?! And now the perfect opportunity and we got  one nanosecond. Come on! What a shame :/

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