This comment was from Gary Fritts, the former Navy SEAL who helped Alex O’Loughlin make his role as Steve McGarrett more realistic.
“It is fun. Even though I am helping him out with movement or maybe his weapons handling, which his already pretty good at. He is really good at retention.
If I help him with something, down the road, you know, I’ll see him do something that I showed him maybe two episodes ago – wow, he remembers it. Of course, sometimes he’s too good and I tell him,
‘Don’t be too good, I’m gonna be out of a job.’”
Among other skills, Gary showed Alex how to move as a SEAL and tackled weapons handling (“which he is already pretty good at”) and appears impressed with Alex’s aptitude.
These comments from Episode 2 of the Hawaii Five-0 Companion Web Series of videos launched on 28 March 2011
Aptitude: – a natural ability to do something.