#H50 8.07 – a day with Steve

This episode felt difficult to gif. I read many of you liked this epi, but I struggled with my share on this blog. Sometimes gifs moments are easy to spot, sometimes they are too many to capture. And then, the struggle.

But I didn´t give up. Result as follows.

It started with love…

And getting lei´d…

And, as usual, back to work…

Making the eyebrows work…

Always loved Alex´s leg action, maybe one day he will do a full split for us 😀

Steve rarely gets shocked…

The guilt is tormenting him…and my guilty pleasure

They need a pants up hiker on the set…

Darn those lethal thighs…

Happy ending…

Steve gets a free shirt. Perks of the job 😀

Aaaw, sweet new bromance…

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Episodes 8:07 – It is 175 episodes for #H50 and counting.

The show made it to its 175th episode!

Congratulations to all involved.

It is a huge achievement for any show these days and definitely a great accomplishment. And from the looks of it, Hawaii Five-0 might be looking at a few more seasons to come. Who knows, they might even double it and in the end will reach 350+ episodes. 🙂

This week’s story might not have been as BIG as those for the 100th or 150th episodes – but Alex definitely entertained us with some wonderful acting.

Just to clear up some speculation about the filming  and the number of this episode – it was always filmed and planned as Episode 175. Other episodes might have been broadcast out of sequence but not this one – it was filmed as Episode 8:07 as far as I could see. It is a pity that the new regular cast members Noelani, Duke and Kamekona did not make it into this episode, but it is understandable that the story did not need their involvement. Together with the fact that this was Episode 175, I can also see why this episode, rather than last week’s farce, was shown at SOTB this year.

Today I just share a few of my own thoughts while watching the show …. no Koala Smartass #sorry . But as usual our post is just an excuse to post some pretty Alex pictures.

  • Junior is running and waiting patiently at the traffic light (I saw the EP said that he is the heart of the show now and taking the “reigns” – so it is good that they start with him, I guess). Somebody nearly runs him over with her car. Now that’s what I call running into each other by accident (or near accident that is. 😀 )

  • You can see, there is some history there (Leila and Juniorfirst loves maybe?) ….. but this history is highly pregnant now. Doubt if it was Junior’s doing, because he was a war hero before he came home. So I guess their history is history or maybe not.

  • So we saw this next bit on the sneak peeks – so the surprise of it is kind of not there. 😦 … Tani seems to know where her brother hangs out and also got word that the place would be raided that morning, because she pitched up just in time to get him out of there. The perks of working for an elite task force I guess – some ‘insider trading‘ of sorts. But she did not do anything to prevent the raid or warn any of those there apart from her brother. Is that then still a deadly sin or real police obstruction? Maybe just some ‘insider saving‘?

  • Ah, happy Steve is meeting somebody at the airport – 2 people it seems! He seems really exited about whoever it is. He is expecting the Noshimori’s, but only Adam appears, without Kono?
  • Steve is leiing (is that a word? 😀 ) Adam. Giving another man flowers – surely Danny will be jealous?
  • I  kind of think that they have created a good explanation why Adam is back without Kono. She is busy saving the world and he is bored (And I wonder who is paying the bills?). I can not find fault with that. Steve and Adam’s conversation makes me think – Unlike Cath, Kono got the ring, but she still decided to leave her man and follow her passion to do something for humanity – a legacy as Steve calls it. Men sometimes neglect their families and loved ones to follow a calling, and they are hailed as heroes most of the time for doing it. Are these women also heroes? Is Doris not also maybe a hero? I kind of really like it that Doris is mentioned in the Steve/ Adam conversation. (I know I am in a minority, but I still like Doris)

  • Adam and Kono and babies. Doris says things happen when they are supposed to happen …. Wonder if we will ever see her again? Dead or alive? Or see her hold Steve’s child?

  • Junior is still running – and is really tired. But not too tired to be very observant. He sees a suspicious car without number plates in front of a bank and 4 suspicious guys getting out. Seems like he is a good detective already.

  • Eddie and a Jedi mind trick to mesmerize Steve – now that is a great idea for any fangirl to try …..

  • Junior is wise, he calls Steve. He was right, it is a bank robbery, but the duffel bags were not empty – there were some BIG guns in there.

  • Okay – now we see the 2nd sneak peek. Tani and Grover watching her on video “saving” her brother from being arrested. Not sure where Grover got the footage and who else knows about this. And we all know what happened to Gabriel after Chin cut him some slack – he became a vicious killer and a gangster.

  • Grover deletes the footage. But is that the only copy?

  • Junior and Adam. I find Junior and Adam’s dialogue somewhat strange. Junior lives with Steve – surely Steve would have told him that he was going to the airport to pick up Kono and Adam. Junior sounds like he did not know that?
  • Okay Steve –  this is not looking good. There are some tied up people in the bank, but no robbers in sight?

  • Trust the ex gangster boy to know that a getaway car would have a driver and would be running. Or maybe Adam just watched to many cop shows while he was waiting for Kono in the hotel rooms. But still, it is strange that that there is no getaway driver, I agree.

  • And there we miss it again. Steve changing from his normal shirt to his T-shirt with his kevlar right there on in the streets of Honolulu. 😦 (Just want to add here that I really like the shape or cut of the shirts Steve is wearing this season. It shapes nicely on Alex’s gorgeous body)

  • This is also not new – sneak peek 3 – Steve and the non-taskforce back-up, breaks down the back door and he sneaks into the bank from the back or the bottom or whatever. Of course Adam and Junior did not listen to him, and both follow Steve inside. I was just wondering, who was watching the getaway car and the front door while they were all down there – the robbers could easily have left on the street while they were busy. Normally a bank robbery is a quick job, isn’t it? If they were no longer inside the bank, I would have thought that they walked out the front while our heroes were downstairs in the parking garage breaking down doors and not in the vault.

  • That’s neat – the vault explodes and after the bank manager opens it, they find a freshly opened pre-dug getaway tunnel inside the vault. My question is, why did they even go in through the bank, why not just shoot the hole open at night and steal the money from the outside, if they were that close to the inside?

  • LOL – Junior just remembered that he missed a test. I have done some crazy things to get out of writing a test, but spotting a bank robbery, now that is genius 😀

  • How can Steve move so fast underground, that Adam needs to drive like a maniac to track him? And how can Jerry even track him down there?
  • Wow, Steve is a better shot when he shoots in the dark than usually in broad daylight – but oops it’s a cop

  • Either the gangster in Adam is coming out, or it is Steve’s truck that inspires him to be so wild! Adam might have Danny’s dialogue of concerns during this episode, but he sure drives like McGarrett.
  • Now they are suddenly out of mid-town in a field picking up Steve and the half dead “cop” coming up from underground?

  • They pronounced the wounded guy dead a bit quick? There in the hallway? Not really trying very hard? (Maybe we have all been watching too many hospital show over the year? )
  • How did they so quickly get the finger print of the bank teller inside the vault analysed – but the dead ‘cop’ has not been identified yet? And normally the HPD cops  have their names on their uniforms? Why is Steve worried about a cop that died, which they have not even ID’d yet, because if they did it correctly, they would have known he was not a real cop. Poor Steve went emo for nothing. (But I guess they did give Alex a chance to show his brilliance)
  • Yikes – so the blue room is not every safe after all?

  • They still do not know who deposited the money that was stolen – I guess that is where Adam will come in soon. To infiltrate the gangster world? I like Steve and Adam together. (I am thinking of writing something about the bond between them in a different post – their fathers were murdered by the same man after all).

All in all I guess this was the best episode for the season thus far. And as quite a few people said at SOTB, the new blood added a new spark to the show. Some young fresh and eager talent. And also the genius idea of adding a K9 (#McEddieForever). All of the new cast, Ian included as regular cast, are giving Alex a fresh opportunity to do his thing. I do hope that they give the newly added regular local cast also some better stories. Kamekona had his chance already, but we haven’t seen much of Duke or Noelani yet. Alex really bonds well with all of them.

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#AlexOloughlin – Loving the people

ET Canada: What do you love about still being this character in this series

Alex: We have a huge volume each year, we have 25 episodes a year…it´s not high art but it really gives me a lot to sink my teeth into. And it´s also the people, you know, I love the people.


Here´s the brief interview with ET Canada from SOTB this year. Love Alex´s idea of guest star 😀

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Sunrise with #AlexOLoughlin

It is good to see that the Hawaiian people realise and acknowledge just how much Alex embraced their culture and became part of them during the past 7 and a half years.

billyv808   With Alex O’Loughlin at #sotb #h50season8 #McG. Proud of this amazing Australian actor; his understanding of who we are as a Hawaiian people and understanding of concepts of Hawaiians and Polynesians that many from outside would not get. Not to mention AWESOME on #h50

  • This is what Alex had to say earlier this year …..

The inspiration that Hawaii provides for me?  Well this has been my home for about 7 years now. And I’m married to a local girl, I got local kids. I’m blessed in. I’ve got a name. It’s deeply entrenched in … in who I am now. You know, I don’t think I’m ever going to leave.

 – Alex O’Loughlin

Watch Magazine Photoshoot,

May 2017

 

Picture from H5Ohana on Facebook

 

  • And he actually embraced Hawaii and the culture from the very beginning ……

It’s fantastic. You know they….. they offered me the role and you know …. The funny thing is that at first I was like, “Oh I don’t know, you know, moving to an island and away from every one I love”.  And now when I wake up every day and I’m like, “What were you thinking man?”. It’s perfect. 

– Alex O’Loughlin

Sunrise Australia

November 2010

 

  • And I think this is kind of how we all think about Alex…..

jazlorie   Omg he is everythaaang!
#alexoloughlin #navy #hawaii #sunsetonthebeach #fiveo

  • And remember to catch the transcript of Alex’s speech at SOTB in yesterday’s post here

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#AlexOLoughlin and #H50 – Sunset On The Beach (#8)

Last Friday it was time for the 8th Sunset on the Beach. It was of course a bit different this year, as it did not feature the premiere of the season. But it was also a special celebration of Episode 175. The show dedicated the evening to the war veterans and a number of them were invited to attend the evening.

And of cause as Number 1 on the call sheet of the show, playing Steve McGarrett, Alex O’Loughlin once again contributed to make the evening into a special event for the fans of the show.  Here is a short recap of parts of Alex being Alex during the evening …….

  • He arrived in style and graciously accepted the customary lei.

Video by s_globetrotter on Instagram

 

 

  • He came dressed to perfection and with great poise made his way on the red carpet

Picture by Mark Ramelb

Video from Photolulu:

 

  • He greeted fans with his usual enthusiasm:

Video From NinjAloha50:

 

  • He talked to the press:

  • Had some fun with his fellow cast members:

From CBS on Instagram

  • Posed with his new partner and housemate on the show. #McEddie Forever

From Mark Ramelb Photography

Full Video by TV Mommie:

 

 

tailsticks  Dang. My dog is stupidly handsome. #nohashtagneeded

 

  • Stole some young hearts

From Pam Jklp Benedon on Facebook

Video from Ninjaloha50

 

 

  • Made a heartfelt speech to celebrate the Veterans

    (Transcript of video below)

Now they get a taste of how tricky it is (talking about the executives making speeches before him).

Thank you all very much for coming. I can’t see any of you, but I’m sure you are there.

[Talking to someone close by off stage]: What’s it? [Adjusting how he speaks in the mic]. Is this good? I didn’t even know how to use this.

Look, all week I’ve been thinking about what I would say. And the reason I said yes to  speaking is because  uhm ……

What we are celebrating today – and I don’t mean the show – I mean Veteran’s day, is very important to me for number of reasons. I started thinking about it and…..

Eight years ago we started on this journey, and this journey required military assistance from many different divisions. And when we reached out a hand and asked for assistance from the US military, we got so many hands back.

One of the biggest hurdle for me saying yes to the role, was that I would be representing a community of very special people within the US Navy. And I think I would be able to do it. And the only reason I have been able to kind of pull it off, is because of the support that I’ve had from select individuals. A number of them are in the crowd tonight. And you know who you are, gentleman.

Uhm ….. [Crowd clapping]

The US Navy SEAL’s  – I’ve never had a group of people make me feel more a part of. More equal and more welcome than that community. So first of all I would like to say,  a sincere and humble thank you so much to the entire community.

Second of I all I would just like to take a minute to say to every service men and women in this country, whether currently active, deployed or otherwise, whether heading into a retirement or well settled into retirement or whether the memory of the souls that we no longer have – Thank you so much for providing all of us, including guests and ex patriots like me, from Australia and other countries, the freedom that we have every day, the civil liberties that we try not to take for granted and the peace that we have every night when we lay our children down and close our own eyes

So for all you service people out there, from the bottom of our hearts on Hawaii Five-0 – Thank you for your service.

Aloha.

Video from

 

 

  • You can find the Hawaii News Now slide show of the event pictures here : HNN

 

  • And of course left us with this wonderful message:

     

Video edit – Original from CBS TV Studios

A big THANK YOU to everybody who shared their special moments with us all.

Till next year then …….

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