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The Steve McGarrett Story – No #4 (Epi 1:04)

We continue our story from here

We meet the two most important women in Steve’s life in one day. First Mary McGarrett in the airport holding room, being there for committing the federal offence of smoking on a  plane. She is Steve’s younger sister, who missed their dad’s funeral.

Just an observation from me: Although I can’t even imagine not seeing my siblings for more than a few months, much less 18 years – I would imagine we might at least hug, but most probably kiss when we greet for the first time. I know he was a bit cross with Mary, but what is up with Steve and Mary not even touching each other after more than 18 years?

Steve and Mary greet

It looks like Mary is the loose cannon in the family. The two of them last saw each other at their mother’s funeral more than 18 years ago in 1992. What a terrible way for a family to have lived for so many years.

Mary: I mean we were invisible to that man. I would have taken anything from him, even disappointment. Because at least  it would have been something.

Steve: Listen, Mary. I know this is very hard for you to accept, okay. But Dad loved us. He just didn’t know how to show it, I guess.

Mary & Steve

(Sorry, but if he was my brother and looked at me that way, I might just forget we are related! 😛 )

While in pursuit of a killer, the team needs some outside help to track his vehicle. Steve calls a friend in the Navy  – Cath. Steve and Cath know each other well. They have been lovers for a number of years already.

Cath

Steve reveals some more of his abilities when they need to chase the suspect to one of the other islands. They borrow a helicopter and he flies himself and Chin to Molokai, in pursuit of the killer and some hostages.

McG 14

After saving the victims from the killer, these words from the woman whose life he saved, seems to affect Steve: “Everybody deserves a little forgiveness.”

Steve realises that he needs to give his sister some leeway and forgiveness. She needs to work through the devastation of the loss of the man, who out of fear, abandoned them as children. She is the product of the sad years since they lost their mother. Steve at least found a family and structure in the military, whereas she grew up alone with their father’s sister, aunt Deb.

Steve & Mary

And that was Steve’s Story for:

Hawaii Five-0: Episode 1:04

Lanakila (Victory)

Written by: Peter M. Lenkov & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci

Director: Alex Zakrzewski

(11 October 2011)

To be continued here.

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Alex O’Loughlin and Jason Dohring Interview for ‘Moonlight’ – 2008

I have to think that they’ll pick us up,

otherwise I’ll just give up.”

– Alex

Alex at Comic Con

When devoted fans get a chance to interview two vampires, be sure to bring earplugs. Moonlight hasn’t been renewed for a second season yet, but stars Alex O’Loughlin and Jason Dohring got a thunderous welcome at New York Comic Con.

After a Q&A with the rowdy crowd, they talked to AOL TV about the show’s future, a bloody fan campaign and vampire therapy.

24 April 2008

by Kelly Woo

Alex & Jason - NY Comic Con

 

1. Has it been difficult to wait for word on the show’s renewal?

Alex: It’s really hard, but that’s my life, you know? You may or may not get fired. You kind of get used to it. I think that they will [renew]. I have to think that they’ll pick us up, otherwise I’ll just give up.

Jason: We were always on the bubble for [‘Veronica Mars’]. I’m a pro at being worried.

2. What’s your reaction to fans donating blood to save the show?

Alex: They came to me and [said], “We can make it happen if you can come on board.” I was like, “Hell yeah! Absolutely!” So we shot a couple of [PSAs] on set. I’m really excited and really honored to be a part of it.

Alex & a blood donor

Jason: I heard that 4,000 people already signed up for it. If I can man up, I’ll make it 4,001. Talk about a useful gift. It’s not like signing a poster — it’s like, “Here, you want some life?”

3. At NY Comic Con, a clip revealed Josef turns Mick back into a vampire. What happens?

Alex: Josef turns Mick back because Beth is in danger. As the result of that decision, he realizes that being a vampire isn’t so bad.

Jason: It’s a very emotional scene. We’ve hired a 30-piece orchestra to do the music. I was stirred up for an hour or two after I saw it and I’m not really that kind of person.

Mick

4. Was it weird to shoot such an intimate scene?

Alex: It was intense. You’ve got to get over weird, when you shoot a show like this. As an actor, you have to get over yourself … so you don’t judge the characters you play or the scenarios you find yourself in. I’m forever finding my mouth on men’s necks or wrists, and yes, it is bizarre, but I am used to it.

5. What else can we expect from the rest of the season?

Jason: In Episode 16, the vampires are all going to meet, from different walks of life — a vampire conference. We all get together and talk about how were going to deal with this and in what way each of us can deal with it through our position on the social spectrum.

6. Where is Mick and Beth’s relationship going?

Alex: They are ready to get it on. They’ve been dating long enough to get it on. It’s about time, I think.

Mick & Beth

7. When is Josef going to kick some butt?

Jason: Next episode. We go off and kick some a** together. It’s like ‘Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid,’ where we break through doors. There are some stunts in this one that are just awesome. There’s this one thing that is ‘Matrix’-inspired where there are two wires up to the top where my character and another guy meet up and cross together and come down. It’s like really bada**.

8. Will we ever see Josef’sSleeping Beauty,’ Sarah, again?

Jason: In Episode 16, you’ll see a memorial being built for her and then there’s possibly more love interest stuff that comes out with Josef. And [he and Mick] share emotional troubles so I guess it’s like ‘Oprah’ but with ‘Moonlight’ Vampire therapy.

9. What would you like the show to explore in the second season?

Alex: I would really like to explore the blood lines and the royalty, the mythology of where [the vampires] actually come from. It’s really fascinating and we have a lot more of that coming.

10. There have been so many behind-the-scenes changes. Is the show finally on steady ground?

Alex: We changed show runners again, and we survived again. It’s a testament to the show and [to] how much of an entity unto itself it is. We’re knocking it out of the park. We’ve got full great scripts and a whole second season pitched, so it’s good.

11. What does the blood taste like? And do you ever just do a shot of it?

Alex: It tastes like a gauva and pomegranate. If you drink too much, you get a really bad stomachache and it makes you fart. A farty vampire. It’s an interesting set.

Mick

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