Alex O’Loughlin & Hawaii Five-0…….. left me a little confused…..

I am sure after reading this you all will be just as confused as I am. And that is exactly why I am writing it….. 😀

There is a reason for a series to be filmed in a specific order and then to be broadcast in that order. Although it is not like a drama series where the story line will totally be lost if broadcast out of order, there are small little things that make a difference. Like for instance in Episode 3:13 Chin got shanked in jail and taken to hospital and in Episode 3:14 there is no sign of that injury. Lucky for some of us we know that 3:14 was originally filmed as 3:10 a long time ago and that clears up that secret for us…..

Although the show has done some great follow-ups with injuries in the past, they do not always worry about these thing to must. Take for instance in Episode 2:01 Steve was already jumping around from a boat to a ship to get to WoFat, on the same day he got shanked in prison. 😉 So in the catalogue of injuries on Hawaii Five-0, dirty sharp object wounds to the stomach, does not count as too serious it seems 🙂

The really annoying things that happen, because of this rescheduling of episodes, can be that Steve might be wearing the same white pants two episodes in a row. Cath might not be in two consecutive episodes, and the McRoll’s cry and the Cath haters are in heaven. We get two episodes  after one another that focus on children in distress….. You get what I am saying, all those really important stuff go wrong :wink:.

Let me explain in a bit more detail what I am talking about:

Episode 3:05 (I Ka Wa Mamua – In a time Past) was supposed to be broadcast on Monday, 22 October 2012 – then it was postponed because of the Presidential debate. Episode 3:06 (Ohuna – The Secret) was scheduled for broadcast on Monday, 29 October 2012 – And the forces of nature brought us hurricane Sandy.

So on Monday, 5 November 2012, the Halloween episode Mohaia – Offering was broadcast on the date that it was originally scheduled for, but not as Episode 3:07, but as Episode 3:05. Two episodes earlier than what it was intended. It did not really mattered that much, but it would have meant just that little bit more if it was broadcast after the Danny driven, nearly dying from a bomb, what happened on 9/11, prequel episode “In a time Past“. In the Halloween episode we had this whole issue between Danny and Gracie, and the amount of time they spend with each other…….

The column on the left shows the broadcast order of the episodes and the column on the right the order in which it was filmed:

By Episode 3:08 – Evil Women everything was back on track and no more politics or disasters from nature to mess with our beloved series. But then the powers that be, decided in their infinite wisdom that they want to do some sort of cross over with the Victoria Secret event. I still do not know which one of the two were suppose to benefit from the whole event?

Scheduling was reshuffled and Episode 3:09 (Ha’awe Make Loa  – Death Wish) was aired on Monday, 3 December 2012, but it was originally filmed as 3:11. Small little things of the episode made one realise editing and production was rushed to broadcast this so quickly after filming.

On 10 December 2012, the original episode 3:09 was then broadcast as Episode 3:10 – Huaka’i Kula (Field Trip). And on 17 December 2012, Episode 3:11 Kahu- Guardian, the last episode for the year was broadcast. It had to be the Christmas episode and that episode was filmed as 3:12. So with all this rescheduling the original Episode 3:10 was moved on to the next year to be broadcast on Monday, 28 January 2013 as Episode 3:14 – Hana i wa ‘ia (Scandal).

The column on the left shows the broadcast order of the episodes and the column on the right the order in which it was filmed:

And now you will say, so what, it did not really make a difference, did it? I agree. So why bother telling you this real sorry tale of all the rescheduling of episodes. Well right in the beginning I did mention the one thing that bothered me between 3:13 and 3:14, is Chin’s miraculous recovery from all that he had to endure in prison.

The other small issue was that in the Christmas episode Danny talked about how he let Rachael take Gracie for the holidays to Las Vegas. They obviously written it with the fact in mind that he already won the custody hearing, but that he was gracious enough to let them go to the mainland. That would have made a little bit more sense if we all also already knew it as well. 😀(I am adding this to correct my mistake – in the comments Sam has pointed out that the text was correct and Danny actually talked about the upcomng hearing – Thanks Sam, I think have to watch my not so favorite episodes again, because the memory is failing me. :smile:)

There might be some more little issues that does not make sense, but the actual thing that got me thinking about this last episode 3:14, was the fact that either Alex in real life or Steve the character, was carrying an injury on the inside of his lip. On the lower lip, in the left corner. (From our side, you see it on the right :grin:)

Steve in 314

I first realised it when I saw one of Paula’s gifs of Steve fighting with the Governor. I have never seen Alex talk to the one side of his mouth and thought there must be something wrong. Then I rewatched the whole episode and realised that it was there the whole time.

There can be a number of theories in regards to this:

  • Alex was carrying a real life injury or some sort of sore on the inside of his lip
  • Or the make-up department was overzealous and actually created a fake injury on his lip.

In the original filmed Episode 3:09, filmed just before thie episode was filmed, Steve was hit on that side of his mouth with a rather large gun.

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Episode 3:10 (Filmed as 3:09)

Episode 3:10 (Filmed as 3:09)

Episode 3:10 (Filmed as 3:09)

Episode 3:10 (Filmed as 3:09)

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Episode 3:10 (Filmed as 3:09)

The question still remains was it a real injury or a fake one. I agree even if it was broadcast in the proper order, we would not have known. My gut feeling tells me the make-up department is not that good. But on the other hand, I have not seen any real pictures of Alex where he shows any injury to his mouth. We did not get a lot of pictures in that last week of October 2012 (19 -29 October 2012). I would like to know if anybody can recall seeing any fan pictures or BTS pictures during that time that could shed light on the matter.

The only picture that I know was definitely taken during that time, is this picture that Director Larry Teng tweeted.

Larry & Alex

It surely does not look like there is any evidence of any damage to his lower lip…..but even during the episode it was not easily visible when his mouth was closed. I also looked at the episodes that was filmed before and after this episode and could not find evidence of the injury anymore, can you?

Special thanks to Bookemdanno.net – I got most of the pictures from there this time and please if you repost them, credit that site for it.

The gifs however was done by Paula herself as usual.

Update: I include this comment that I wrote, to hopefully clear up any misunderstanding about my motives to write this article. It is not about criticising H5-0, it is about solving and insignificant mystery.

Just to clear up any misunderstandings about this article, I want to take you down the road of my thought process.
When I watched Episode 3:14, I realised something was wrong with Alex’s bottom lip. I watched the whole episode again and it seems like it was there the whole time. I never saw anything from all the BTS photos or fan photos about it, so I tried to trace the steps back to when this episode was filmed. Then I found that “The Field trip” episode was filmed right before it. Alex does not show any sign of injury on his lip in it, but in the end of the episode Steve does get knocked in the mouth with a gun. Then I thought, what if make-up was overzealous and took that injury to the next episode (Not that I really think they would)
I saw the IRONY of it all – If the episode was broadcast in the right order, in the previous episode the character was hurt. If Alex was really hurt or had some sort of fever blister. I would have used the fact that he was hurt in the previous episode and make it part of the character for this episode…..
But the bigger IRONY of it is that if they did do it, it would have backfired on them to use it, because the episode was broadcast out of sequence. Of course they could have also let him get hurt when they broke Chin out of the jail in 3:13. They have the creative power.
So I thought, this can actually be a fun and interesting story. but how do I tell it? I have to start at the beginning and talk about all the episodes that were broadcast out of order……….
(I hope this makes sense to the people who got confused. :smile: )

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46 responses to “Alex O’Loughlin & Hawaii Five-0…….. left me a little confused…..

  1. Sam

    “The other small issue was that in the Christmas episode Danny talked about how he let Rachael take Gracie for the holidays to Las Vegas. They obviously written it with the fact in mind that he already won the custody hearing, but that he was gracious enough to let them go to the mainland.”

    Sorry, but you got this one wrong. Danny said in that cargument he did it because he thought it would look good in the UPcoming custody hearing.

    I think we shouldn’t look too much at the production numbers. I guess it is like with filming one episode, that is also filmed out of sequence. Even if a later episode was filmed earlier, it doesn’t necessarily mean it was also supposed to air earlier. They can also be filmed out of order. You know what I mean?

    I guess it also has something to do with availability of guest actors. Since they film in advance anyway, it shouldn’t be such a problem.

    My point is, the production number doesn’t need to match the number as it is aired, but it still fits the storyline over the course of the season.

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    • FOYeur

      It seems that I have to watch that Christmas episode again. 🙂 Thanks Sam.
      This whole story is not really about the episodes being out of order or that I have a major problem with it.
      For me it is about what was wrong with Alex’s lip in the last episode….Is it real or not? Was it make-up or real?
      I had to write the whole story of where my theory about it comes from, so that people can see why I ask…..

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      • Sam

        I think it was a real-life ‘injury’. He was really hoarse in some scenes, like he was about to lose his voice. Maybe he had a cold or something. If he had a fever that could explain the boo boo on the lip.

        And yes, you have to watch the episode again to verify my claim. 😉

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        • FOYeur

          I have actually added it into the text, thanks….
          It was my thought also, that it is real. I can not see that the make-up department doing such a good job.
          It was just the coincidence of the episode filmed before it and the fact that I just can’t find any real life evidence to verify it, that made me wonder. From there my request for people that might have real life pictures of that time

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        • I feel the injury was real too. I doubt they would do a “fake” injury to the inside of his lip, that was only visible when he opened his mouth. Let´s face the ugly truth, H50 make-up department isn´t this good 😉 (remember the orange gecko paint).

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          • buttercup

            I’ve just rewatched this ep! He pulls those strange faces with his unjured mouth during the whole ep, I’m pretty sure it’s real! But, oh, how his smile really is adorable in the end scene with the gov and Danny and the sip on his beer 😉 (all a speciality to his lip unjury) I love your intense study!

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  2. I’m cool with however they want to film or air the eps as long as they keep airing them. But I do think they need to get their A game together and fill in some gaps so we can get ratings up and be renewed for several more seasons to come. They will be coming back next season so that gives Peter and the writers time to up the anti. But what ever they do, I am a fan to the end.

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    • FOYeur

      Martha, as I said to the previous comment as well. I acually really also don’t mind.
      I want to know of the injury to Alex’s lip was real or not? I had to explain the whole out of sequence episodes to explain my theory about it.
      And I am also a fan to the end… 🙂

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  3. Calm down and enjoy the show.

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    • FOYeur

      Sorry, Mary I do not understand you comment?
      Does my post look aggressive to you?

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      • LaHagela (The Tinkler)

        FOYeur!! Naughty girl!! Doing exactly what the name of the blog implies!! You have to stop doing that.
        Back to the subject, if the McLucy ep was filmed before the lip injury one…..he may have just have bitten down on the inside of his lip filming the scene where the guy smacks him with the gun, even though he knew what was coming he may have flinched……I would be more than happy to play nurse for him in the future when he gets another boo boo.

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    • Making observations doesn´t mean one isn´t enjoying the show. FOYeur has an inquisitive mind and brilliant brain. She makes the “intense” studies as our blog name says 😀

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    • Mary, I understand your comment. Lets stop dissecting everything or trying to figure it all out and just enjoy the show. Why does it matter if the injury is real or not. Alex is a real person and gets sick from time to time and with a new baby in the house and little sleep, illness is bound to happen. A cold, upset stomach or whatever. Anyway, nice blog and good writing

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      • canadagirl66

        Ummm…I think some people forget the name of this blog….AOL – an Intense Study…and FOYeur and Paula do just that. They give us lots of information, lots of pretty, and lots to enjoy about our favorite subject! And most of us wouldn’t want it any other way…and plus…this is their blog so they can pretty much do whatever they want!

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      • Hi Martha….. I must respectfully disagree when you say “let’s stop” …because the name of this blog is “Intense Study” so Paula & FOYeur are only doing what they have advertised all along that they would be doing… I think they would be the first to say sure it does not “matter.” That is not the point. The point is INTENSE STUDY, specifically of Alex. This blog is not called “things that matter.” For things that “matter” you cango to cnn.com and read the news of the world or another blog… any other blog… feel free, in fact, to go find a blog that better suits your tastes. Because here, atIntense Study of Alex O’Loughlin, yes, if Alex cuts his lip they will do a blog post about it.I do agree with you that they have a great blog and their writing is very entertaining. Thank you for that positive comment. I am sorry if this comes across as a little harsh but you are at least the third person to comment on this post making this same off-base statement… a friendly tip, when you find a blog full of people that only look at Alex in the not-so-intense manner that you apparently prefer, I recommend you read all the comments before you post one of your own. Like- I haven’t posted this yet, but I see that CG66 has beat me to a first response. Hi CG! Love you girl!!! Bye Martha.

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        • Yeah…..it’s probably much better that you two got here ahead of me.
          You said everything I was going to say, but in a much nicer way.

          I am amazed when random people pop up here and make a negative comment about the content, when then very link that brought them here was “Alex O’Loughling – An Intense Study”. Is there some type of confusion as to what exactly that means?

          It’s not called “Hey let’s enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss this weeks guest star”

          When you publish your own blog you can post whatever your little heart desires, but until then be respectful of the blog hosts FOYeur and Paula, and at least have a understanding of what the ENTIRE POINT of this blog is…..and for the love of God, if you have nothing nice to say zip your lips and move on.

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        • canadagirl66

          I love you too JK!!! And thanks for joining in and defending our girls!! *high five*

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          • Maybe I should start a blog, call it “Alex O’Loughlin, My Passing Interest” and blog about nothing but current events, global warming and international economics. And every now and then talk about how nice I found last night’s Hawaii Five-0 episode, but I wouldn’t want to think about it over much. Not when there’s stuff that matters out there in the world.

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      • Sorry to bring this up, but there is a reason for the name of this blog. Try to understand it. We run this, we do dissect this man while enjoying his acting skills as well as his hotness 🙂 Of course it doesn´t matter to everyone if the injury is real or not. But we like to speculate it with the ones that might share that interest with us.
        Thank you for still enjoying our blog 🙂

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  4. Karen

    I think it was real. He probably got a cold and had a fever sore. (Poor baby!! Hmm, wonder if he needs me to go take care of him!!) As for Mary, some people don’t like so much insight. They prefer things cut and dry! Keep up the good work gf!!

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    • FOYeur

      Thanks Karen for seeing the fun that was intended with the article.
      And for us fangirls, we always would like any excuse to go and look after him and kiss his booboo’s better, isn’t it? 🙂

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  5. meina

    1st of all, i really like this blog, n all the people in it, esp. your thorough investigation.. always make me smile ^_^
    n about the lip’s injury, i already tweeted asking about this to mr lenkov, but he never reply.. 😦
    my guess, it was real injury too.. maybe mr alex got too nervous n accidentally bite his lips while waiting little Lion came to earth 😀 just my thoughts..

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    • FOYeur

      Thanks Meina, I am glad you like my investigation. 🙂
      I do not think Mr Lenkov will easily give away any of the “secrets” and therefor I would not even bother him by asking.
      It must have been a big emosional week for Alex, with the birth of his second son. We are just glad that it seems like everything went well and that they are all doing okay.

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  6. FOYeur

    Just to clear up any misunderstandings about this article, I want to take you down the road of my thought process.
    When I watched Episode 3:14, I realised something was wrong with Alex’s bottom lip. I watched the whole episode again and it seems like it was there the whole time. I never saw anything from all the BTS photos or fan photos about it, so I tried to trace the steps back to when this episode was filmed. Then I found that “The Field trip” episode was filmed right before it. Alex does not show any sign of injury on his lip in it, but in the end of the episode Steve does get knocked in the mouth with a gun. Then I thought, what if make-up was overzealous and took that injury to the next episode (Not that I really think they would)
    I saw the IRONY of it all – If the episode was broadcast in the right order, in the previous episode the character was hurt. If Alex was really hurt or had some sort of fever blister. I would have used the fact that he was hurt in the previous episode and make it part of the character for this episode…..
    But the bigger IRONY of it is that if they did do it, it would have backfired on them to use it, because the episode was broadcast out of sequence. Of course they could have also let him get hurt when they broke Chin out of the jail in 3:13. They have the creative power.
    So I thought, this can actually be a fun and interesting story. but how do I tell it? I have to start at the beginning and talk about all the episodes that were broadcast out of order……….
    (I hope this makes sense to the people who got confused. :smile:)

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  7. Thanks FOYeur…I love it that I can always count on you to give me little tidbits of information about H50 and Alex that I didn’t already know. It was very interesting to find out what order the episodes were filmed in…I LOVE finding out stuff like that!!!
    It’s funny, I JUST rewatched this ep tonight (before reading this) and this time I noticed the boo boo on his lip…which I hadn’t noticed the first time I watched it…and I wondered what happened to him….poor baby. And I also thought about how I wanted to kiss it all better…over and over and over again!!

    As usual, great post FOYeur!!! 🙂

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  8. buttercup

    I really love your page and your posts and I absolutely am a fan of your “investigations” into our beloved subjet ALEX 😉 It’s funny to read all your comments and thoughts, please keep going your doing such a great work.
    My thoughts about Steve’s lip are that he was injured doing that huge-gun-stunt in ep10, as we all know he puts himself really into doing those stunts by himself so might have hurt his lips doing it. He just looks so cute while with that big lip! BTW I fell in love with H5O seeing the final part in s1ep1 after he had that fight with v hess. He was all beaten up and was wearing a sling on his arm, smiling at Danny in the office, adoring-drop-dead-cute Steve!
    Thanks FOYeur for sharing all those beautiful thoughts with us!

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  9. Emerald

    The damage to his lip looks like make up to me, probably a blood cap held inside the corner of his mouth. I agree though the make up FX on the show are pretty hit and miss, from what I’ve seen. Season 1 was the most frustrating for me to watch, people were getting shot with bullets from these bad arse guns, that ordinarily tear huge chunks of flesh from people, and all they’re showing is like this tiny one inch circle of blood where they’ve been hit. More than once I sat there mentally screaming at the screen ‘Bleed properly goddamn you!” Not to mention that travesty of a completely charred corpse with it’s eyeballs still intact.

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    • 😆 Emerald, I am starting to write my episode review of 1.8 and I had to write that exact thing about the eyeballs, just get it on paper to get it off my chest so I could move on… it’s just somehting that bugs me EVERY TIME. Guess I’m not alone in that!!!

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  10. Totally right about him talking out of the side of his mouth when fighting with the gov, that gif makes it really obvious… and exactly what you would do if stretching your mouth to yell hurt like hell if a cut or something was scabbing over & healing…

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  11. Nancy

    WOW I just think you have tooo much time on your hands

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    • FOYeur

      Nancy, welcome to our place of “Intense Study” of Alex O’Loughlin.
      You chose a very interesting comment to intoduce yourself with us. If you think what we do here, is not to your taste and a waste of time – Please don’t waste your time to read it or comment on it – I might think you have to much time on your hands. What I choose to do with my time is my own choice……… 🙂

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    • canadagirl66

      Most all of us that visit here appreciate all the time that FOYeur and Paula put into this blog…and we get immense enjoyment out of it. For those that don’t like what they see here don’t ruin it for the rest of us by leaving nasty, disrespectful comments!!!

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      • FOYeur

        Thanks you CG, I don’t know what need people have to come to somebody elses home and try to insult them – or whatever it is they try to do?
        To me it just shows some sort of lack of upbringing. I do enjoy it when people challenge what I write, when they don’t agree with it or show me to a mistake I made. But if they think it is a waste of time, why read it?
        Thanks for sharing the passion for our boy……For me he is worth every minute I spend studying him……He is a cute and interesting human being to study!!

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        • LaHagela (The Tinkler)

          Hey Nancy, I’m not as diplomatic as the rest, so piss off. You’ve worn out your welcome, go troll somewhere else.

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    • Emerald

      Wow, for someone who’s so concerned about time you just wasted a few precious moments of yours typing that comment out. Well done, I’m sure you’ll be an expert on effective time management any day now. *slow claps*

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  12. I know I’m a little late, but looking at some of my photo albums I stopped to look at this carefully (again) and I have a feeling that his lower lip swollen already appreciated here, before the blow he received at the end of episode, at least to me it seems … That would confirm that the injury is real.
    I have told you more than once, but after reading some comments on this post, I feel the need to again congratulate you on your work. Thanks for your intense studies, are really interesting, funny, sexy …. just great!

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