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#H50 10:18 – Steve, the Team and Some Pirates.

Well, even with all the emotions around the show coming to an end, we should not forget to still have a look at the latest episode, I guess.

In the end, Adam’s story was what it was. Nothing hidden. He decided on his own to take on the Yakuza – risking it all. Not only his own life but also the lives and reputation of his fellow Five-0 members. But I guess in McGarrett fashion he understands Adams motives …… and we move on?

The timeline of Adam’s story and the end of the last episode and Steve now ironing a shirt again for a date got me confused – but who cares? And Steve now suddenly dating the Vet (Emma) again – even more confusing  – but who cares?

And in order to accommodate such a huge main cast and their schedules, we once again have several stories happening at once. Adam taking down half of the Yakuza on his own, the team killing the rest, Steve and the team hunting pirates and Noelani’s uncle murdered ……

After a few episodes without gunfights and other major raids and fight scenes- we even got 3 separate scenes this episode (maybe more – I lost count).

….. And a happy Ohana gathering. And again Noelani after suffering major trauma in a day, having to happily sit through another celebration of the Five-0 family …..

I do not watch Magnum PI, and not sure how much they use Kimee as Noelani on the show, but I do hope her role there gets even bigger after H50 ends.

Here is to Steve and his team to another job well done …. only 4 more to go 😥



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

#H50 – Some saying their farewells …

Yesterday the news broke about the two-hour series finale of Hawaii Five-0 on 3 April. There were a lot of online media and social media responses to it. We thought to capture some of the initial thoughts from cast and crew and also some actors who used to be on the show……

One word from Peter – saying so much ….


Hawaii 5-0 will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you to the #H50 family for always making me feel at home, to the entire cast and crew and to the countless fans who have loved this show since the beginning…I will miss you all. @hawaiifive0cbs

Once #ohana always ohana! This is not even half of them. #hawaiifiveo#hawaii50#h50

Love you always my Five-0 ohana! Mahalo nui loa. Aloha a hui hou. #Aloha #H50 🤙🏻🌊

Well…. that’s a wrap🙏🏻❤️

Very sad to be saying farewell to the most amazing cast and crew, and a special thanks to #alexoloughlin for 10 incredible years of hard work and dedication. It’s been a blessing to have documented the ride! #aloha#h50


It’s been a good run! 10 seasons of Hawaii Five-0 and we just got the news today that this is the last one 😭it’s got some people in their feelings 😂 see y’all on the next one #five0#ohana

I will miss you all. I love you all. Big hugs. Shooting my very last scene on 5-0 in about one hour. 🧡 Very sad.

You can click on the Twitter links to get to original post and responses to it

  • From Abby:

  • H50 writer

  • Crew

  • Chin Ho Kelly

  • H50 writer

  • Charlie Fong (still wonder what happened to this character?)

  • Hirsch

  • Producer/writer

  • From CBS

Eddie and Steve filming their last scenes …. #McEddieForever

With some of my gang on my last day of work on this great show called #hawaiifive0 💙#lastday#greatestcastandcrew#ohana

Alex gave me a really beautiful and sweet send off in front of the entire cast and crew – this was the tail end of it. I’ll miss that man and his jiu-jitsu moves


Aloha Commander McGarrett ……..


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett

#H50 – Is Saying its Final Goodbye

‘Hawaii Five-0’ To End After 10 Seasons On CBS, Sets Two-Hour Series Finale

For Deadline

By Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 will be coming to an end. The popular action crime drama series will wrap its 10-year, 240-episode run with a two-hour series finale on Friday, April 3.

Developed by Peter M. Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci as a reimagining of Leonard Freeman’s classic series and by Lenkov for the show’s entire run, Hawaii Five-0 has been a strong profit generator tor for CBS. In addition to its solid ratings performance, initially on Monday, and as a Friday anchor for the past seven seasons, Hawaii Five-0 has been a big international seller for CBS TV Studios, seen in more than 200 countries. Additionally, it was one of the last broadcast drama series to score a blockbuster off-network deal, landing $2 million an episode from TNT during the series’ first season on CBS.

“It’s never easy to say goodbye to a hit franchise that carried on the legacy of the original with such distinction while establishing its own signature style,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “From episode one, Hawaii Five-0 has been a huge success for us. Thanks to the amazing talents of the producers, writers, cast and crew, it has played a key role for a decade on our schedule and helped establish our powerhouse Friday night. We cannot be prouder of its quality, longevity and are thankful for the passionate fan-devotion it inspired.”

Hawaii Five-0 will end its run with its original stars Alex O’Loughlin as McGarrett and Scott Caan as Danno. I hear both of their current contracts are up at the end of this season. O’Loughlin suffered a serious back injury during the early seasons of the show, and has been dealing with effects from it ever since. There was speculation that he may leave the show two years ago but he stayed on after receiving a stem cell treatment for his back. I hear this time around, he felt he could not continue. I hear the network explored continuing Hawaii Five-0 with Caan’s Danno and a new partner but ultimately, everyone felt that this was the right time to end the series

“This show has been pretty much every waking moment for the last 10 years of my life,” said O’Loughlin. “Everywhere I go on this planet, in every language, I am McGarrett to all these people. What we’ve done, what we’ve accomplished, it’s extraordinary. I can’t really put words to express my level of gratitude. I’m just glad to have been a part of this, a part of history and I’m going to miss it. And to the fans, I don’t know how to thank you guys. Thank you for following us the way you have. I’m going to miss you. Aloha.”

Launching a Hawaii Five-0 reboot had been a top priority for CBS TV Studios for more than a decade. There were multiple unsuccessful attempts with other writers and producers until Lenkov came on board, teaming with Kurtzman and Orci for the pilot. It was the first of a slew of successful reboots Lenkov has delivered for CBS and CBS TV Studios.

“Hawaii Five-0 has been such a blessing to me and all of the people who have worked on this incredible show,” said Lenkov. “I truly learned the meaning of ‘ohana’ as the viewers embraced us and the people of Hawaii welcomed us with the privilege to film on their shores. I am forever indebted to the creative genius that was Leonard Freeman who gave us such a beautiful story to begin with. And my eternal gratitude to our cast, led by our hero Alex O’Loughlin, the writers, the production team, our CBS ohana, and most importantly –YOU, the fans, who allowed us to come to work with pride and made our series such a success. Mahalo.”

Hawaii Five-0 currently stars O’Loughlin, Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale, Katrina Law, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun, Kimee Balmilero and Chi McBride.

Like most long-running series, it went through multiple cast transitions. That included the controversial exit of original co-stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park after Season 7. Returning for the two-hour finale are recurring cast members James Marsters (Victor Hesse), William Sadler (John McGarrett) and Mark Dacascos (Wo Fat).

Hawaii Five-0, which consistently wins its time period, has been watched by almost 40 million viewers this season. In addition, the show has ranked in the top 15 or higher of broadcast dramas during its run. Also, Hawaii Five-0, is CBS’ most social primetime drama, generating 47 million impressions, 3.7 million engagements and 3.8 million video views, season-to-date.

“For 10 seasons, Alex, Scott and the rest of the talented Five-0 cast have brought fans exciting adventures in a spectacular tropical paradise,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “We specifically want to thank Peter and the incredibly talented production team for 10 years of consistently outstanding television. The drama has been a great success for the Studio and Network, and as a global franchise for our company. We’re pleased to give it a big sendoff and that viewers will have the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters as the final season wraps.”

Lenkov executive produces the series with David Wolkove, Matt Wheeler, Kurtzman and  Orci.

Very sad to be saying farewell to the most amazing cast and crew, and a special thanks to #alexoloughlin for 10 incredible years of hard work and dedication. It’s been an a blessing to have documented the ride! #aloha #h50

Your thoughts?


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

#H50 10:17 – Steve and the Wacky Crime Writers.

Despite the fact that there were two storylines and an added two separate continuous story arcs as part of this episode, I still found it more entertaining than most other split episodes. At least the two stories have a literary connection, which kind of connected them in a way.

And there is always some fun and good humour when Harry is around.

My thoughts after Tani and Junior finally sealed the deal – maybe one or both these characters are about to leave the show. That is if the show actually got renewed for Season 11.

Beulah has been doing other projects lately, and Meaghan is getting married soon. Guess we will have to wait and see if this relationship will have a future beyond this season …..

Same goes for Adam. Ian Anthony Dale started his own production company and also directed his first episode – will his character leave the show or will he stay on regardless of his new projects?

I found it really funny when I saw comments on IG and Twitter about Junior’s return. Many thought that Junior was still kidnapped by WoFat’s wife after what they last saw of him at the end of Episode 10:12.

Those people do not know about cross-overs and storylines continuing and ending on another show that they do not watch.

Thousands or maybe millions of people are not on social media and do not follow the shows religiously behind the scenes. They just watch it each week for fun. They do not know about these hidden things, and Junior leaving on a mission soon after he was kidnapped (and found on Magnum PI) can be really confusing to many.

Hence my lack of enthusiasm for cross-overs…..

It looks like the Adam and Yakuza story arc is hopefully reaching its end soon. Yeah!

Steve greeting Meaghan’s real-life fiance (aka 0007) 😀

Every time I see Harry (Chris Vance) on H50 I get the feeling that this is another James Bond audition for him. But realistically looking at his age, he is just 3 years younger than present 007, Daniel Craig. On the other hand Alex is 5 years younger than Chris, but looking at all the injuries Daniel sustained during the making of his Bond movies, I would not wish such physical harm on Alex at all.

It seems that the end of this season will also have some of the old McGarrett family story arcs in it … and it looks like there will even be some Wo Fat there with it as well. Maybe we will get some answers to some of those old questions we have about Steve’s dad and Wo Fat. But I guess in true H50 fashion we will end off with more questions than answers on that matter ……..


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett

#H50 10:16 – The Day Danno Got Himself Booked

Alex really wasn’t joking when he said at SOTB that the best thing about Season 10 would be the episode that he wrote and directed. Nothing in any of the other episodes come even remotely close to it.

At least Alex himself still looks gorgeous.

Why is Steve ironing a type of shirt for himself that we have never seen him wear before and will, I am kind of sure, never see him wear, ever?

Something we missed in the season opener – Brooke is the mom of a kid at Charlie’s school and not a teacher? So this means there is a little person also involved in that relationship (And most probably an ex as well). But I would take a wild guess that she was just another plot device and that there will not be a Brooke or her kid further down the line in Steve’s future.

Steve told the Vet that she did not hear from him again after their first date because he was busy with work, but he has been taking Brooke on dates a few times? So he was actually lying – and needed to be kicked in the shin for it? WEIRD? Or maybe all the countless dates with Brooke happened in the last two weeks since then, I guess. #dontmesswiththeimageofmyhero

Detective Danny shows some intuitive skills again during this case (so I guess now we can pretend he is a Detective again #hesaiditnotme ) – Just weird that while working with Steve all the time and living with him now, his detective skills failed him and he never picked up on the fact that Steve and Brooke have been going on dates a few times already. 😀

A number of changes that we have seen and mention before during this season. (Maybe because of Alex also being listed as a producer on the show now. I know it is debatable – some will say yes, others will claim no.)

  • More effort in the continuity of storylines
  • We most probably will not see Steve shirtless this season.
  • A little bit less of Steve during episodes.
  • A lot less episodes with major stunts in them.

Any other changes that you have picked up?


Interesting that there is, in the end, no mention of the terrible ordeal Tani and Noelani went through during that day. Maybe Steve could have mentioned that he invited them all as part of looking after his Ohana? Would have made a lot more sense to explain why he stayed home and invited them all.

Over the seasons they have been trying very hard to artificially keep the Bromance going – they tried therapy, then it was a shared liver and then a ridiculous restaurant. I guess this seasons effort of Danny living in Steve’s house seems less annoying than most of those I mentioned – but as I said last week, hopefully, that will soon end as well.

Sorry to say, but there is just no chemistry between Alex and Katie for me – Steve has had better sparks with some suspects and murderers on the show than with Brooke. Maybe they are trying to look very relaxed together – but that causes the effect of no romantic spark.

With this season reduced to only 22 episodes, this leaves us with only 6 left for the season. There are some small indications that there will be a renewal for Season 11. The seasons typically tend to end on a strong note. I hope we will not be disappointed.


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0