#AlexOLoughlin – A Wish Come True?

Last week the filming of Season 10 of #H50 officially started. A few weeks back some scenes where shot in LA and Peter Lenkov confirmed that it was an episode written and directed by Alex O’Loughlin.

From what we have seen so far, it looks like this episode will be broadcast later in the season – not sure yet at which number it will be. On the script it is called  Episode 10:01, but that is just because it is the first episode in production for the new season and not because it will be the first one broadcast. Of course we will keep you posted on when it will be.

There’s been a few comments about the episode, but I do not want to spoil too much of that for those who don’t want to know. However there is one spoiler that I want to share, because it kind of ties in with something that Alex said in the past.

 

From Christine Lahti on Twitter:

ShootingHawaiiFive0CBS with my favorite TV baby boy #AlexOLoughlin    ❤️

From this post by Christine, it looks like she is in Hawaii shooting scenes of Doris for this episode, written and directed by Alex.

This reminded me about an interview with Alex of a few years back …….
  • From an interview, nearly 6 years ago:

Franck: So Steve’s mom keep tricking him. How much compassion should and will he have with her?

Alex: This is an interesting question because. I don’t know what they have planned. I haven’t seen any scripts that reflect it, but when they do write something, I am gonna have a part to do with it, because this is an extremely painful topic for this man, or for anyone.

You can’t write something that dramatic, like a woman who faked her own death for 20 years and then coming back and then leave again. You can’t write it haphazardly. You have to be very careful when you write that because ….. I know it is like a cop show and stuff, but if we are talking about things that would affect a human on an emotional level, it could potentially kind of destroy someones trust with women forever. So it’s a tough one. It is something that is just pushed down for now.

This interview was recorded in November 2013, at the press day in LA. You can read the full interview here: Alex with Franck Ragaine from TéléStar

To put the interview into perspective we need to clarify the time frame in which it happened – It was recorded near the beginning of Season 4.  Doris left at the end of Season 3 with no real explanation to Steve, and by the time of the interview, it was clear to fans that she was not coming back any time soon.

In fact we heard about her doing stuff behind the scenes for Steve and the team, and we heard about her interaction with WoFat during the years that follow, but we only got to see her again during the rescue mission of WoFat’s father 3 years later. It was a kind of weird stand alone episode, made to celebrate 150 episodes, but it did not really explain anything.

However this is how Alex explained his thoughts about Steve and Doris in that episode:

TVGuide.com: Do we get to see any more of what McGarrett finds in the box from Doris?

Alex: Not to my knowledge. To me, the way that read and played was that it was like Doris said, “Look, I left a diary there of my deepest personal secrets and I want you to read it. I want you to know who I was. I want you to know who I am. I want you to know the things I haven’t been able to tell you, the things you might not know. I want you to have those. I want you to have that piece of my heart.”

So, it felt like a really beautiful movement in the correct direction for this relationship between mother and son. It felt like a great thing of trust from her, and it felt like an olive branch. Like her just saying, “Look, when I say I want to give you transparency, I really mean it. Here’s me showing you that.” So I think that [scene is] a lot more about their relationship and what happened in the relationship between these two than any government secrets or anything.

You can read the full interview here:  #AlexOLoughlin : Some more thoughts shared about #H50 Episode 7:07

Even though Alex had these nice thoughts about what happened, it still kind of left us with no real reason to think there is any form of closure to the story.

During the panel at the Paley Fest in March this year, Peter made a comment about Alex writing a script. He mentioned that there were eight pages of dialogue in it, with the focus of it on the characters.

And that brings me back to the heading of this post. Adding thoughts from over the years together, and thinking that maybe Alex got his chance to write some carefully written story about Steve and his mother Doris.

One can only wonder – Will this be wrapping up their story? Will Steve’s trust in women be restored? Will there be any real answers? Or will this all be just another random story of Doris, leaving us with more questions about her motives and doubts about where her loyalties and love lies ……… ?

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#H50 season 10 blessing

Both me and Foyeur were offline for this event, but appears it was similar to previous years. The video by Hawaii News Now was really bad quality at points, why can they not get it right in this modern age of moving pictures 😛

Luckily photos have been taken and posted for our pleasure 🙂

Photos by hawaiifive0cbs instagram

hawaiifive0cbs “#H50 has started production with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony! In honor of the show’s tenth season, the ceremony used ten traditional maile leis to symbolize how the production, our island home, and the viewers together create a ‘gift.’ #H50 premieres 9/27 at 8/7c. 🌺”

By Kurt Jones instagram

jonesydop “First Day of School. All blessed and ready to go here on Hawaii Five-0 Season X !!!”

Video by Hawaii News Now facebook

Photo by h50eddie instagram

h50eddie
Blessed this morning and always

Photos by HawaiiFive0CBS twitter

Back in action! 🎬 #H50 started production of Season 10 with a blessing ceremony that included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant), and Pule Ho’oku’u (closing prayer) to honor the show’s tenth season!🌺

There will most likely by interviews with Alex coming up, hopefully soon.

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#AlexOLoughlin – Writer and Director on #H50 Season 10

Alex O’Loughlin spotted on the set filming some scenes for Hawaii Five-0 Season 10.

Of course the official filming of Season 10 only start on the 17th of July in Hawaii, but there were some scenes shot in LA on Monday. According to someone who shared a picture, Alex wrote and is directing this episode. Not sure if it is the first episode for the season. I guess we will get some more information at a later stage. Hope there will not be too many spoilers about it though.

  • Shared by Jill:

 

yukonjillRegrann @h50_pics2 Alex and Kurt Jones. Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Filming
  • Short video:

 

 

  • Shared by Jack Taufer:

jacktaufer  These awesome people. I got to watch the filming of @hawaiifive0cbs The set and production was INCREDIBLE! Congrats to Alex on writing and directing this. #alexoloughlin #hawaiifive-0 @andreradair @saharae
Hope this is the start of some exciting news for the new season ……

 

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Hiatus beard and pink beast spotted!

Thanks to Jack Taufer, we finally got a glimpse of our man. Been a loooooong while since we got anything. Very grateful of Alex´s Jiu-Jitsu hobby, at least we see these occasional glimpses. Where would we be without them…

I was thinking he might be causing the abnormal heat in Europe with his visit, but guess he was/is in LA (tag @clube_jiujitsu) https://i1.wp.com/i.imgur.com/KLFy0MW.gif

Credit Jack Taufer @jacktaufer“Met this homeless dude in the parking lot. JK. Trained Jiu Jitsu with this beast today, Alex O’Loughlin. Shout out to @clube_jiujitsu for having us.”

Jack posted a nice BJJ pic also a few months ago from training in Alex´s garage

“Part 2 of an epic day. The best part of Jiu Jitsu is likely meeting awesome human beings. These 2 (and hopefully I fit that description) are just that”

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Video from Self Defense seminar by HNN

A brief glimpse of the recent Women´s Self Defense Seminar, taught by Alex and Egan, shared on fb by Lisa Kubota.

I think some of the lucky ladies still have vivid memories of the event, as in bruises on their arms by lovely Alex 🙂

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