Alex O’Loughlin – Is he brave or just a “girl” like Danno?

Have you ever gone out to proof something that you feel rather sure of and ended up feeling that you are in fact wrong?!

Last week in Hawaii-Five-0 Episode 3:04, we saw the now famous injection scene where Steve gives himself a tetanus shot. First and biggest question, what did we see? Was it actually Alex injecting himself?

My first reaction was – Of course not, Alex has this very large tattoo right on the spot where he is injecting himself. Surely if it is him, then they must have appointed a new genius person doing the cover-ups for the tattoos, because this is too good to be true! And if they covered it up, why did they leave that prominent red scar there anyway?

Let’s start by breaking this scene down in two parts and see what we have:
1. We have a shot of Steve from the other side of the table where Danny is standing. We see Steve pulling his pants and shirt away and give himself the injection. He is not showing a lot of skin at all.

2. Then we see a close up shot of him injecting himself and his pants pulled down quite a lot further than in the previous shot. (Showing  some lovely veins and the right side of that beautiful V-line men have! *sigh*)

We want you to look closely at the first scene. Where is he injecting himself?

To us it looks like it is on the hip bone very much to the front and not on his bum. Reason for this is that it is actually very difficult to give yourself a shot on the bum and not look silly (I know because I have actually given it myself an injection like that).

Let’s move on to the close up shot where he is injecting himself on the bum this time. The thing we want you to notice is that red scar. (That scar was going to be our proof that it was NOT him! 😀 )

Our theory:
1. It is his body because that red scar is actually the mark where Alex gave himself the shot in the far off angle shot. The mark looks even worse than it might have been, because of the make-up they applied to that spot to cover the tattoo. It probably caused some irritation. Do you think that makes sense?

2. I had serious doubts that the hand that gives him the shot, is actually his own. The reason I say this is that the angle of the arm is very flat and for him to achieve this, he will have to bend backwards very far and his hip will look twisted. If you don’t believe me, take something in your hand and do the motion of injecting yourself. But I once again revised my theory and now believe he gave himself the shot after I studied his hand on the far away shot and the similarities to the close-up shot.

Big question now – what about that very large and very dark tattoo that he has on that very same spot?

Take a look at where that tattoo is supposed to be. Those little waves end right where that “scar” is and the rest of the tattoo runs down the hip in a straight line.

Added to clarify my comparison on the above photo.

Do we maybe see some orange markings there? We know the tattoo cover make-up normally looks orange don’t we? This is also shot indoors and not in the bright sunlight of the outdoors that makes his “tattoo make-up” look even worse.

And of course the triangle-shaped darker spot in the area where the needle enters, is definitely the shadow of his hand (That is about the only thing we are 100% sure of :smile:)

So here is your chance to vote and comment on your thoughts about it. Did we give you enough evidence to believe it is him or not?

Just a last thought – Those make-up people at H5-0 are surely the luckiest people on the Island!

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50 responses to “Alex O’Loughlin – Is he brave or just a “girl” like Danno?

  1. LindaSue

    I just love your very extensive research. This fangirl thanks you VERY much!!

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    • FOYeur

      As you can imagine it was very “difficult”. But we forced ourselves. 😛

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      • heymomo

        LOL! This post in particular must have been soooo hard to do! 😉

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        • Oh the rough life of looking at Alex O’Loughlin!! Tsk, tsk.. Love the study.. but um are we sure it’s Alex’s waist.. cuz, the stomach that is hanging over the belt in the close-up doesn’t look like the stomach in the far-away. Steve doesn’t have a beer gut does he?? I am just wondering!!
          Love the study, but yeah, I can understand being distracted just a little bit 😉

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  2. The close up of the injection is in the buttock, most likely with a prop needle which is retractable. The “V” is his torso meeting his thigh, the hip area. Alex’s tattoo is nowhere near that area. Tetanus shots are supposed to be administered in the buttock. Alex is not about to pull his pants down on camera in a wide shot, so we see Alex injecting his side. In the close up, it’s possible Alex dropped his pants and injected his butt. There is no tattoo on his butt or in the hip area.

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    • Well we disagree about the new tatt. I believe it comes around to his hips and around his butt, and below his waist area. But since we don´t have him pantless yet in front of a camera, we can´t prove the butt part. However you can see the orange paint coming to his sides on the beach shots. Also, like Foyeur mentioned, the close-up shot of injection, shows a bit of that orange paint, but because it is indoors and no direct light on that area, the cover-paint isn´t looking that awful orange colour here.

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      • Paula, I’m not sure, but you may be confused about where the hip actually is. It’s where the torso meets the leg in the front. Your blue arrows in the above picture are in two different spots.In any case, it may be that his back tattoo has been extended to God knows where.

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        • Well my vision kind of gets blurry at this sight, tears pushing through of the beauty of this 😉 I guess I should use side of butt instead of hip, for the area.
          I think we got a bit of evidence recently, that the tatt might come further down his sides. Remember the bts pic with him sitting on a board and tiny bit of tatt under his boardies showing. Could be his a$$ is covered completely. EEEK! 😀

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        • FOYeur

          Hi Pam, I understand what you mean now about the spots not being in the same area. I think the main thing that clouded my judgement (apart from the fact that the aea we are studying is very distracting and it is difficult to form clear thoughts and also that the two photo’s are from different angles), is that Alex is bending quiet far backwards to administer the shot. therefor the fold on top of his leg is stretched out and I have mistakenly taken that as the oh so lovely “V”. The prominent bone that is showing is therefor the femur and not the hip…also because of the way he is bending backwards.
          Thanks for pointing it out. ( Here at “intense study” we are quiet prepared to admit when we are wrong, because finding the truth is the ultimate goal! :smile:)
          I however still believe that the tattoo runs down the side of his leg in that area, if I look at the latest sigthing of the end of the tattoo on his upper thigh.

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    • LaHagela (The Tinkler)

      Well we all know that A has no problem getting naked with cameras rolling (Feed, Whiteout, The Oyster Farmer). Although there is only so much the censors will allow on network TV, although in the past shows like NYPD Blue have shown their male leads bums in full wide shots. Now the question of the reworked back tattoo, its clear in numerous photos that it now wraps around his hips where the waist of his pants would sit. The uncovered tattoo would most definitely be visible in the “shot” scenes. We’ve also learned from recent BTS photos that Peter posted on Twitter that there is more ink towards the top of his right thigh, now whether or not that is somehow incorporated into the back piece I don’t know, as I have never seen the new piece in its entirety.

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  3. karin@notmcnerd

    Very nice analysis. I questioned whether it was really him at first, but decided almost immediately that it was. My reasoning: Alex has done nude or partially nude scenes in the past. It was probably not that big of a deal for him whereas it might have been a “first” for the stunt guy (I forget his name).
    And I still think that maybe that whole injection in the hip instead of the arm (I’ve always received tetanus shots in the arm) idea was Alex’s in the first place. So I have a tough time believing that he would make the suggestion for the way the scene played out and then ask someone else to do it.

    So my analysis is based not on visual evidence but on what I envision Alex doing. I like to think he was throwing a bone (almost) to his fangirls. Sorry I couldn’t resist!

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    • FOYeur

      ❤ u Karin!…..Does that red mark make better sense to you now….that's why I did not answer you on it the other day….Did not want to give my story away. 😀

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  4. Reblogged this on gem1n12505 luvs H50 cast and crew and commented:
    it is him with a pube view

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  5. Sue B

    Not sure about the red scar? I thought it was lines from the pants. You know like when you have sock marks? Love the gif and close ups! Whew!

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  6. I love you two.
    That is all.

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  7. Tetanus shots can be given by IM (Intramuscular) or SC (subcutaneos)
    When given in the muscle its best to administer in the central and thickest portion of the deltoid—above the level of the armpit and below the acromion.
    The needle must be long enough (22–25 gauge, 1–11⁄2”) to reach deep into the muscle. and you should insert the needle at a 90° angle to the skin with a quick thrust.
    When given under the skin (Subcutaneous) Give in “fatty” ( I know AOL has none of that) tissue over the triceps, and the eedle size will be aprox. A 23–25 gauge, 5/8” and you need to pinch up on the tissue to prevent injection into the muscle. Insert the needle at a 45° angle to the skin.
    By doing it the Steve way, there is also the danger of injecting in the needle to the ishias (sciatic) nerve. Which would have left him in immediate and atrocious agony, leaving even WoFats Torture session look like a coffe dirh skinmed milk instead of creamed!
    (I know because I’ve been an EMS-Smokediver and HAZMAT Specialist for 24 Years)

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  8. I vote this for ‘Post of the Year.’

    I can’t make up my mind if it’s Alex or not. Therefore I am going to devote my own intense research to this subject.

    I should be able to tell you my findings sometime next June.

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    • FOYeur

      Thanks Westy.
      Must be honest, I haven’t convinced myself properly as well. There is some finer detail that leaves me with doubt……
      Maybe we should plan a trip to HI for some closer inspection on the matter!! :grinn:

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  9. Linda E.

    Thanks, FOYeur. This thread just proves that there is nothing about our Alex that can’t be scrutinized and analyzed. I LOVE it !!! Who could resist, since those naughty producers practically handed (ahem) his gorgeous bum to us.

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    • FOYeur

      😆 Every last bit of him is worth analizing to it fullest extend…….
      I really do feel that women as Directors get the best out of him….this episode 3:04 (directed by a woman) as well as Oyster Farmer, shows us what can be done!! 😛

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  10. mickmcgarrett

    I think he is actually giving the shot in the ventrogluteal area or the side of his hip. That is an accepted intramuscular injection site, which you could reach yourself rather easily. Maybe they learn this in SEAL school. Only easier place to give yourself an IM injection is the thigh. I also think the red “scar” is just a red mark left by waistband of cargos, undies and maybe the weight of the holster he wears on that side.

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  11. amberrocks

    My two cents – you people are looking at the wrong body part. I know, insanity, right? I mean, who can take their eyes off that ass? I managed to, though, for a second. It was excruciating. Anyhoo, if you look at the hand, across forefinger there is either a faint scar or vein or something. There wasn’t another good shot of it during this scene, but later in the ep, around marker 33:46 (iTunes version), when Steve and Danny are at the hospital to see the mother, Steve puts his hand to her face to check for hemorrhaging, and you can see a faint whatever-this-is there. It’s also visible in this image: http://fanofalex.tumblr.com/image/30275219595 My vote is that its Alex.

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    • FOYeur

      Thank you so much Amberrock…there is our hand proof! You are a star.. 🙂
      I have been searching for a shot of his hand and totally forgot about that scene.

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      • amberrocks

        Glad I could help! It really was a chore, you know, having to look through all those Alex pictures and footage. ;p The man is just totally made up of pretty parts!

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        • FOYeur

          We should get you on the “payroll” to help us look through the pretty parts when we need something spesific….you have a good eye!!. 🙂

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  12. Could I make a teensy suggestion? Some people might find the wording on the title of this post a tad problematic, because saying “Is he brave or just a ‘girl’ etc” could be seen to imply that women (or girls) are not brave, and therefore weak. I know you don’t mean it like that, but maybe a better way to word it would be something like “Is he brave or just a scaredy cat like Danno” or “Is he brave or just a chicken like Danno” or “Is he brave or just faint hearted like Danno”. You have such a great site, I’d just hate to see you guys run into any sort of trouble with this.

    Btw, I’ve gotten permission for you to re-post the Q&A I did with Trevor Munson. What would be the best way to send everything to you?

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    • FOYeur

      We were just using the words that Steve said to Danno before he gave himself the shot…… 🙂
      Believe me, I have given “brave” army men tetanus shots…..and they are not that brave! 😀
      Maybe our site email would be best: intense.study.aol@gmail.com
      Thanks for it!

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      • Oh, I didn’t realise it was a direct quote, sorry. I’ve just seen people get mega upset about stuff like that, and I didn’t want you guys to potentially be on the receiving end. ❤

        I'll send you an email shortly. 🙂

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        • FOYeur

          No problem and I appreciate the concern (shows you care)
          I know there were a few ladies that did not like the fact that Steve actually called Danny a “girl”….but like on the show as well, we would like to see the fun in it.
          (PS We all know women are the stronger sex anyway :wink:)

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          • Hey, no worries…and yeah, damn right women got strength! 😀

            Check your email as well, I’ve sent through a couple of things, including that Q&A from Trevor Munson. 🙂

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  13. alexsluvjan

    Wow, what a study and I bet you just had a blast checking out the facts of his assets..I do believe it was Alex, and I sure do appreciate all the pics of the scene and the pics of Alex’s hip and thigh area,,YUM!!!♥

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