Alex O’Loughlin and the Ghosts of girlfriends past.

I think I owe you dinner

Steve McGarrett, Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 5 (Nalowale)

Spoiler Alert. Please be aware that if you haven’t seen all of Alex’s wonderful work , there might be some spoilers here or it might even get you curious enough to see them all.

It has been a while now since we heard that Catherine, played by Michelle Borth, is going to be a more permanent member of the cast of H5-0. Up until now we have only seen her in five episodes of the series.
She is, for the most part, a well-loved character that pops in and out of Steve’s life as it is needed in the story. We don’t know how the writers are going to incorporate her on a more permanent basis in the story, but most of us hope for the best.
Any love/lust interests in television shows are kind of doomed. They either don’t last long or they are very volatile. I suspect it is not going to be too different with these two love birds when she is around so much.

But let’s have a look at other love interests that Alex has encountered in the roles he has portrayed.

His biggest “lover” role, thus far, has been Stan in the romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan. Here he is a very noble character, that gets involved with a woman on the day she got artificially inseminated. They kind of like each other and just after they made love for the first time, she reveals her pregnancy to him. He decides to stick around and they continue to build their relationship, during those sometimes “difficult” months of pregnancy. Most people who have known each other for years already, struggle to adjust, so for two people just starting to build a relationship it can turn out to be a “comedy”.

Who cannot help but to fall in love with the wonderful Dr Andy Yablonski in Three Rivers? The man is basically a saint that is being rejected by his police-officer wife and they are separated. She doesn’t want to have his babies?!

Dr Liza Reed falls in the same category as Andy, somebody with a calling as a doctor and that can be classified as a saint. They are a match made in heaven.
Who knows what would have happened with their relationship if the series had continued.

In Moonlight Alex plays a vampire, Mick St John, turned to a life of doom he didn’t want, by the love of his life. His wife Coraline kind of betrays him by giving him “eternal” life without his consent, after they got married and he had proclaimed that he will love her forever. After 33 years of marriage he eventually “kills” her.

Then enters Beth, the woman he saved as a girl. As a grownup she fascinates him and he can’t help falling in love with her. A love that he does not want to pursue for many reasons. Not only the fact that she is human and he is a vampire but also that he has been watching over her since she has been four years old. When they actually meet for the “first” time she is very much involved with another man and Mick is a man of honour with old school values. Another big guess is as to how this relationship would have developed ………

I need a big excuse to somehow incorporate the kissing scene from the movie The Holiday. We can only guess as to what these two lovebirds (known as The Kissing Couple) story was……but it is still cute to watch and I am sure their happiness lasted for ever and ever……

The Invisible did not show us too much of the relationship between car thief and school girl. We can only imagine that things got hot between these two. They both carried the weight of their past and their present lifestyles with them……not good quality relationship material at all. No wonder they killed each other in the end.

FEED, this movie would most probably tip the scale to the side of bizarre relationships. First there is Michael’s wife Mrs Carter, who turns a blind eye to the life her husband lives. She is a religious woman who made herself believe that her husband was serving these women with good deeds (Feeding them while naked and without his wedding ring – service indeed!)

Then we have the feeder-gainer loves in Michael’s life. On some level they fill a warped need in his life. I have already  called them replacements for his mother, but they definitely also play a part in his weird love/lust life.

And then he went and married a pistol in Mary Bryant – the words of Will Bryant as spoken by Alex. This is the interesting tale of Will and Mary Bryant, that meet each other on the ship that transported convicts from Britton to Australia in the 1700’s. I was never really sure, if Will was just one of the many men that Mary used, to get what she needed in life. In the end it seems as if their love for each other was real and they gave each other comfort and hope in a time of great distress.

In Oyster Farmer we have Jack and Pearl. Oh the trials and tribulations of young love. My thanks to the writer/ director of Oyster Farmer that gave us the raw talent of Alex to last for ever. For me Alex was Jack! From their very first meeting you can see that Jack and Pearl kind of like each other.

But then there is always doubt in Jack’s mind. Is Pearl earning some extra income with her body or did she steal his stolen money? That is until he discovered the truth…….

This bring us back to present day and the prospects of Cath and Steve and what lies ahead for them. Alex Steve and Michelle  Catherine are a very well matched couple. Will we be treated with some nice moments between these two? Most of the times when they are together they provide some nice viewing moments for us fan girls.

Goodbye Sweetie…….we’re looking forward to some good times!

Goodbye girls……

For more info on what Michelle herself had to say about her character, you can read what Officer808 found out in Part 1 and Part 2

This is once again dedicated to Justine…..Happy Birthday, dear! We know that the biggest role he has ever played is the lover in your world of fantasy, but we unfortunately have no footage or detail of it to show on here….


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31 responses to “Alex O’Loughlin and the Ghosts of girlfriends past.

  1. Wonderful, as usual. I love this blog so much!


  2. The background pic is just perfect for Justine – all that bling 🙂


  3. LaHagela (The Tinkler)

    My vision is fine!!!! And you really don’t want to know the contents of my fantasies involving Alex….it would be to much for you to handle!!!
    I want to see this wallpaper so badly!!
    Thank you girls!!!


  4. heymomo

    I wish he owed me dinner… 😉


  5. Andrea

    Notice you left off The Shield scene! Guess you couldn’t really class that one as a girlfriend, hey.
    Like the Catherine character and MB certainly has good chemistry with Alex but just hope she doesn’t detract at all from the Fab 4 or take the show too far down the relationship path. More depth to the characters is good but surely the writers have learnt their lesson from the Lori debacle in season 2. Wonder what ‘job’ Catherine is going to take on? I liked her out at sea, being called on to do little jobs ‘under the radar (get it?) for the team. So hope she isn’t actually a team member. I didn’t mind Jenna but I thought her character was much better written than Lori (we all cheered in our house when she finally left!).


    • FOYeur

      You are very perseptive,Andrea. I did write down The Shield as a possibility with a big question mark… the end decided one night stands doesn’t really count… 🙂


  6. Andrea

    Actually just read Officer808’s part 2 and MB does say Catherine won’t be shoved down our throats, will be in and out of the show and not part of the actual team. Sure hope so.


  7. Andrea

    I am hoping, FoYeur! S2 really had me concerned and I kept reading about how much people hated Lori; so hoped it wouldn’t send the show into oblivion.

    We’re not even sure whether we’re getting season 3 here. I suppose Westy’s told you about the shameful lack of support here for an Aussie actor. Channel 10 yanked S2 with only three eps to go and won’t commit to a return date yet. Disgraceful, I say! BTW, I seem to be appearing as Andrea again. Thought when I created the avatar that it wouldn’t accept my name (really have to get with it, don’t I?). I’m OK with Andrea so will keep using it with my kangaroo 🙂


    • I keep tweeting to channel 10 but they’re ignoring me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they are saving the last eps to air just before they show S3. Maybe they’ll promote it better and not keep changing the nights it’s shown.
      H50 needs to be produced as a crap reality show then ch 10 will be all over it!


      • Andrea

        Ha, Westy, so true! We could call it Being Alex O and it would be a hit. I figured 10 might show the last eps just before the give us S3, too. The promotion has certainly been woeful and shifting it around hasn’t helped. Can’t understand it at all. Hate seeing spoilers on FB et al and then having to wait for the real thing. I downloaded the final 3 eps as I couldn’t stand the wait. Hope we don’t have to wait too long after September 24 for S3 or we’ll know too much of what’s going on 🙂


  8. That MB kissing gif is really pretty… great work you two! 😀 I’m with Westy, I love this blog!


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  10. buttercup

    Nice to put this story as TopStory! I love it, when you do this, because you really did some outstanding work in the past and it’s so much fun to read through all the comments, giggling and ah-ing and oh-ing! I recently watched 3R and, seriously, how could she reject him so fiercly, just look at his eyes and tha MOUTH, omg, *kiss, kiss, kiss me* is all that comes into my mind (it’s all I want in my mind right now 😉 )!
    And for the Cath moments, I love them all, I just think they’re a perfect match! They shouldn’t put too much effort in the relationsship, but some hot stuff once a while and a fight (with happy end) from time to time, why not!


    • FOYeur

      Thank you Buttercup. It was carefully chosen to go a bit with the present episode. 😆
      We do have a lot of stories that were publish many months ago, before a lot of our present followers joined. Not everybody takes the time to go back and read the old stories. That is why I am reminding them a about it. I also haven’t had quality time for new stories lately….so I have to depend on the old ones.


  11. gracenotpark

    Cruising thru an older post… this is delightful. I like the way they worked Cath in this season, btw, tho I know there are those who didn’t approve. But the eps with her in it really brought out a different side of McG and I’m all for seeing allll his sides. :mrgreen:

    The walk thru all his past on-screen loves was great fun. 🙂 FYI, I was reading some Brit history (I do that) and came across a reference to Mary Bryant. In RL, Will did not get shot on the island, but the family did get recaptured and thrown onto a ship headed back for retrial in England. Will and the kids died on the ship of illness. Mary made it back to England, did stand trial, was set free, and apparently had a bit of an affair with her lawyer. Kinda became one of the early tabloid trials. So she was briefly famous, then faded from history.

    Did she really love Will? I guess we’ll never know, but she did take have a habit of hooking up with men who could advance her well being. And guessing real Will didn’t look anything like our Will. I mean, how many men ever have? 😉


    • Apparently Will was about twice her age as well.
      I remember saying in some comment somewhere that the shooting scene gave Alex a good ‘shot’ at dramatically dying, but I am also sure he would have ‘killed’ the scenes of a dying Will on the ship.. 😆


      • I think I got misty eyed at Will dying. I really hated that, also because the movie continued without Alex. Would have been nicer to have the movie end with his death.
        Just kidding! I´m glad the 3 made it in the end 🙂


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