#H50 9.25 – Steve, to be continued …

Thank you Paula for capturing all these beautiful screencaps of Alex as Steve. For me personally Alex looked kind of serene throughout this episode. Though I am not a big fan of the dyed hair, it looked good as well. With some of the clothes he wore and with a less stressful look, he even looked more like Steve from earlier seasons in some of the scenes.

There are so many reviews and opinions around about the show and I really do not feel like saying much  about it.

Some small things bothered me and left questions with me about the last scene. I know the woman held onto her son with her right hand and she therefor gave Steve her left hand to shake – Steve’s face and my own thoughts about something like and that that might be seen as a sign of rudeness in her culture came to mind. Something Steve as an officer would know very well. Did it mean anything? Is the show this clever?

And then, why take personal revenge and set yourself up to be potentially killed and definitely captured and incarcerated for life and with that leave your son without a parent to raise him – with both in prison? AND on top of it, put your son in danger and in the hands of strangers and enemies? Sounds kind of dumb to me. And all that to settle a score with somebody who killed a father-in-law you never knew? Really show?

My aim with the first post after the finale, was to have some fun with all the drama that was supposedly created with the last minutes of the season finale. Some took it that way, others did not see it that way, I guess.

To me it was no surprise and hardly any cause for panic. Most probably also because it would not bother me in the least if Alex would decide to quit the show. As long as he wants to be there it is great and if he does not want to be there, also great. It is his life and his career after all!

But let us get real about a cliffhanger like this on a TV show.  In most cases it is done to create drama and have fans talk about the show and hopefully have them tune in, in anticipation to see what happens when the new season starts. Is it necessary to do that with a successful show? In my opinion – no.

Okay, so when is it needed? When the writers and producers are not sure if a certain actor will sign contract to return with the next season and they want to give them a good send-off. Was it really needed this time? None of us know, because none of us really know what kind of contracts were signed by the cast.

Another time when something like this is needed, is when a certain actor might need less time on the show and their role will change when the new season starts. We all know how they ended Season 3 in order for Grace Park to get maternity leave for the first half of Season 4

In other words, the writers are dictated to by what contracts the Network sign and with what happens in the personal lives of the actors. They have to write around what is available.

What does it all mean for us as fans and viewers?

If an actor, who is part of the main cast, does not sign a new contract with the Network again, then that character will be written out off the show – whether the producers or writers want it or not. And whether the fans want it or not.

So who might leave?

Any actor who does not want to remain there – most of the time by their own choice or if they can’t agree on the terms of their contract with the Network. In cases where they feel they should earn more. Others might want more screen time, and others less screen time. It is all part of the job negotiations of being an actor. Fans and fellow cast members don’t really influence any of that.

Let’s break it down then according to the plot at the end of Season 9.

  • A woman came to kill Steve and that would make Alex the main target to leave. Will he leave the show? Most probably not. It is a well paying good job, close to home and his family. And unless he already signed some other  life changing project to begin with, there is no reason for him to leave.

But that does not mean he is not looking for less screen time or maybe a new role in the production of the show. He said that he really enjoyed directing and he even gave Peter a script as well. In Season 1 already, he said that he would like to be producer one day. And in so many words he said at the Paley that he is tired of acting.  For all we know, his wish might be less on screen as Steve and more busy with other parts of the production.

  • Then there is Jorge who play Jerry. In my opinion the only reason anything would happen to Jerry, is if Jorge wants to leave the show. Some fans mention other projects that he is involved with. I personally have not seen any of it, but then again, I do not make an intense study of his career.  My personal opinions, is that he won’t be leaving and I don’t see him going anywhere.
  • There is also always the usual debate and  speculations around Scott and if he might be leaving. No indication that Scott will leave or that Danny will be written from the show. At the moment and for many seasons (since Season 4) Scott’s contract allows him the best of both worlds. He is a lead actor in a series, but he is also given nearly half the time off on set, in order for him to be in LA to do other passion projects. What actor would want to give up such a dream job?

 

Sit back and enjoy the ride. This is entertainment – not real life for us!

But every much real life for those who create the entertainment

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14 responses to “#H50 9.25 – Steve, to be continued …

  1. AlexOloughlinlover

    I just want to say how grateful I am to have found this amazing blog and how much I truly do love Alex he’s the greatest ever he’s the most beautiful man on planet of earth

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  2. Steve is the show. The show goes with him plain and simple. But really hope it is not Jerry. He is a teddy bear. But he would do anything and everything for the team.

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    • It does not have to be anybody that gets hit.
      And as I said – it will only be Jerry if the actor Jorge wants to leave the show.

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    • Steve is the show for us – but there are many other fans who care more about other characters and the story in general.
      My personal opinion is that the show can survive and go on without Steve – I will just not be watching it.

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  3. Claudia

    I’m afraid the slow farewell of Steve and Alex, as we love him, now begins.

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  4. YES TO ALL THIS!! YES!!! ABSOLUTELY AGREE ON ALL THAT’S MENTIONED ABOVE!!! and thank you for the amazing gifs and pics as always!

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  5. About the behavior of the mother: I really can see parents do stuff like this, actually, even worse things have happened. Fanatic, disturbed parents killed their own children because they didn’t want them to live in a world that doesn’t match their deranged view of the world.
    And yes, I’m sure Alex will stay. Not because Hawaii is his home or because of money, but because of all the other people who have word because of the show. He mentioned this so often, that people can make a living because of this show and how grateful he is to be a part of this.
    And I really hope Jorge will stay too. Love Jerry, he has developed from the awkward, weird guy to a very useful member of the team. The team so bloated these days, way to many people around the table, people who contribute nothing constructive. Jerry is not one of them.
    So, who is going to leave? Maybe nobody (ugh), maybe Danny after all? I mean this back with Rachel thing could lead to his way out, or to even more days off. But maybe it is only my wishful thinking because I am sick and tired of this character for years now. But then you’re right, for Scott it’s a dream job. I really pity the writers…

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  6. TANYA LONG

    I love watching Hawaii Five-O and Steve(Alex O;Loughlin) is my own personal honey. I would hate to see him leave and I would stop watching it if he left. I love all the other actors on the show as well, but Steve is my own special man and I love watching him and his look is getting sexier and sexier. Thank you

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  7. Barbara Ray

    Maybe I am confused but didn’t her husband seek revenge i.e. killing Joe (and his team) for killing his dad. So essentially it’s her husband that was killed, right? I know her father in law was was started the son’s revenge but it was her husband that they took out when Catherine, Gutches, etc. joined them.

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    • But Steve didn’t kill her husband. He did the right thing because he wanted the ‘revenge spiral’ to stop.

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    • Yes, Barbara, leiCa is right.
      Steve and the team arrested her husband (Omar Hassan) in Episode 9:11. Junior only wounded him in the process, but it was never indicated that he died of it, And then Steve asked Omar to give up the detail of where to find agent Greer,

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  8. Steve I love your Australian accent! Sometimes I see in in the way you talk in Hawaii 50

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  9. AlexOloughlinlover

    beautiful pics of Alex and that kevlar and thigh holster and cargo pants omg so sexy yummy

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