Monthly Archives: March 2020

#H50 – #AlexOLoughlin Reflects on McGarrett (Transcript)

Great to hear Alex talk about his love for the show and his character and what it meant to him.

But it is also clear, that his wife and kids are still the most important part of his life.


Alex: Pretty much every waking moment for the last 10 years of my life, everywhere I go on this planet, in every language, I am McGarrett to all these people.

[Clip from the Pilot Episode]

Alex: You know it started losing Dad, then it was Joe, and then it was Mom.

[Clip from Episode 100]

Alex: I feel a little like McGarrett, has come full circle now. I feel a little like he has done what he set out to do. Learned what he needed to learn. McGarrett has a realization that he needs to roam the earth a little bit.

[Clip with Eddie – Episode 8:02]

Alex: Similar to the realization that I’ve had when I work in my garden. I want to be with my kids.

[Clip from Episode 10:15 ]

Alex: Talking about it makes it so surreal.  If it wasn’t for the show, I wouldn’t have met my wife,  … my kids. Like it’s profound, what this show has meant to me on so many levels. It’s hard to talk about.


Link to Video:




Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

#H50 Memories

Building up to the last episode this Friday.

Some Hawaii Five-0 memories and thoughts ….

Countdown to the @hawaiifive0cbs series finale🥺 Sending you all some virtual hugs. Happy Aloha Friday.🌊🤙🏾🧡 #H50

Violence is my last option. Buttered toast dipped in Milo is my first.

Eric Norris, Beulah Koale, Jim Beck, Chuck Norris & Alex


Hard to believe that the series finale is fast approaching. Duke’s first scene was with this two great gentlemen. Great actors and even better people. What a privilege it has been to work with them. The first picture was taken the last day I filmed and the second is from Duke’s first appearance. Remember to watch the series finale this friday. Stay safe and healthy.
#hawaiifive0cbs #hawaiifive0 #h50 #h50hana #lauramellowart #bethhaiken #h50nation

As my last ep of Hawaii Five-0 airs tonight, saved the big man for last. Alex O’Loughlin, mahalo brother. Happy the gods brought us together. Happy I got to shoot your first 3 Directing spots. It was an amazing 36 eps I got to make with you. Aloha wau i kou kaikaina !! 🙏🏻🤙🏻🙏🏻 #alexoloughlin#director#actor#cinematography#H50

It was a great ride 🙏🏻🤙🏻🙏🏻 Mahalo and Aloha Hawaii Five-0 #alexoloughlin#chucknorris#H50



  • You can also click on the link for scenes from the show for which Kurt was the cinematographer.
jonesydop  H50 Love Letter.
Here’s some footage from a few of my eps in Season X.
  • Some memories from Episode 10:07 

I wished we could have done a 2 part Episode with Alex’s first 60 page script.

It would have been EPIC.

Kurt Jones on IG

– 9 November 2019

Video: Cast – Best moments


Alex: He has done what he set out to do. Learned what he needed to learn, in regards to his father’s investigations. And gotten to the bottom of everything with his mom. And, so I think its a really perfect moment.


  • If I understand Alex’s words in this video correctly, I would guess that his best moment will be in the finale.


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

#H50 10:21 Steve Feeling Lost? (Sorry Steve, wrong Hawaiian based show)

Before I say anything about this episode, I just want to comment on things I have seen on social media about it all. People saying that all these things about Steve wanting to leave had no build-up. I am amazed!! Last week we posted the summary of Steve’s Story and it can clearly be seen that this has had a build-up for a while already …. at least for 2 or even 3 seasons now I would guess. Adding on loss after loss after loss.

A while back people were screaming that Steve needs to show symptoms of PTSD with all his losses. Now when he is admitting that he needs a break from it all, those same people scream that this has not been coming, no build-up, too sudden? A hero can maybe handle one or two things, but in the end, it is the sum of it all that gets to him. He is not breaking, he is just wondering if he should not cut himself some slack and try something else.

When you have built a family and all your friends only around your work, and have nothing outside of it anymore, it creates a problem. And on top of that, when your work keeps you from healing because it is filled with death and fixing other people’s problems, then, unfortunately, you need to maybe leave your work (even just for a while or forever). But you also have to leave that “work” family as well, because they became part of the problem. Especially when that work-family even lives with you in your house. NO life of your own, because the job even follows you home. Your choice is AS SIMPLE AS THAT….. LEAVE. You take yourself with you, but you give yourself a break.

Koala Smartass:  For once we agree! A very wise man said: “If you want different results than what you’re getting, you have to try different approaches”. #JustSaying

#TheLastSuper? #TheMagicTableIsCrowded

Sorry, I was busy jotting down a few thoughts about the episode to accompany Paula’s great screencaps, when our old “friend” the  Koala Smartass decided to pitch in and rain on my parade!

So let’s get going with some random quotes and thoughts (and replies from the Koala Smartass) from the episode …..

Steve: “Love you, Pops.”

Koala Smartass: Yes, it is great to see that after everything, Steve still feels the need to express his love to his dad.

Steve: The last thing I need in my life right now is another mystery.

Koala Smartass: Remember, Steve, your mom taught you tricks when you were young – that was a great thing the two of you had, wasn’t it? Maybe she had one more trick up he sleeve!  #MaybeTheMysteryIsGood #TheresAlwaysHope

  • Hopefully solving this mystery of the cypher, will end it all. End the Wo Fat, Doris, John and Joe saga, once and for all!! And help to give Steve some peace …

Steve: Maybe I’m just feeling a little lost right now.

Koala Smartass: Great to admit it Steve – that is the starting point of healing.

  • Steve is driving Danny’s car to the crime scene from his dad’s grave? Was he teleported to the punchbowl earlier? No car of his own there? (Sorry, but I just had to nitpick a little)

Koala Smartass: Maybe he was beamed there by Scotty? #SorryThatWasJustTooEasy 

Why did nobody guard the woman and her kid – they were witnesses in a murder? Dangerous criminals are involved and their vehicles were seen in the neighbourhood.

Koala Smartass: Maybe Steve does not have everybody’s back after all? #MaybeItsNotEvenHisBack

Danny: I don’t know. I mean, you know, he’s been running nonstop for the last ten years. You do this job long enough, you get… you get burnt-out. I didn’t think it would happen with Steve, but it happens.

Koala Smartass: Yes Danny, he is just human after all. Maybe, just maybe you left him one too many times to carry the load alone? #AreWeStillTalkingAboutSteveOrAlexHere?

Tani (to Junior): Right, but you know, he’s been through a lot this year, and… you can’t honestly tell me that you haven’t noticed a change.

Junior: McGarrett’s the best soldier I’ve ever worked with. He’s able to compartmentalize things, and if he’s got something to deal with, he’ll deal with it in his own way.

Koala Smartass: Exactly – he did not need somebody to invite themself and try to babysit him at home for months.

Steve: All we can do as leaders is make the best decisions with the information that we have at hand.

Koala Smartass: At least he knows that and will hopefully cut himself some slack about the deaths of his mother and Joe, for which he felt responsible.



Just a sidenote – These moving camera shots around the office, during this episode – NO, JUST NO. It is annoying and distracting.

Captain Ingram:  “And as someone who still wears a uniform on occasion, you know what that means.”

Koala Smartass: We must have missed those occasions lately. When did we last get to see Steve in uniform? The show really lost that angle of Steve’s story a while back already.

  • I really found this funny. Somehow Cole knew exactly where the exchange was supposed to happen. So I guess we can be glad that Steve & Danny told Cole precisely where the drop off will be, all while discussing with him why he was NOT going to be used as bait. LOL

Koala Smartass: Yup, I got nothing. But you are killing the vibe with trivial stuff. #MoveOn

  • Did Hector really think Steve would send Cole alone to the exchange and not take precautions? Hector did not know Cole was no longer with Five-0 at the time.

Koala Smartass: Just your general H50 dumbass criminals, I guess? Not thinking that the cops will not just leave it to chance.

Danny: I think this guy might be crazier than you.

Steve: I think you might be right.

  • What exactly did Cole do in 5 minutes that was crazier than the things Steve have done over the years?

Koala Smartass:  Guess the show is really trying super hard to push this character as McG 2.0 (Steve on steroids? #NoPunIntended)

  • So, Cole went AWOL, 4 years ago already? And Steve got him off with just a warning.

Koala Smartass: Steve really does have clout it seems.

Cole: Well, it just so happens I know a guy that’s a wizard at that kind of stuff.

Koala Smartass: For those who were wondering, please notice – he said a guy. #JustSaying

  • So Danny calls Steve at work to come home to have a drink – at his own home? I really found this a bit funny. Where else would he have gone to after work? Why was Danny himself not at work anymore and already home?

Koala Smartass: Maybe Danny called him and suggested a date somewhere more romantic, but then Steve suggested drinks at the house? You know Steve is not very romantic after all #LOL#SorryNotSorry

Steve: Look, man, I don’t know, … I don’t know when it happened, but something changed. I’ve been here doing this for so long now, I… I kind of feel like I’ve been protecting everybody except for myself… Does that make sense?

Koala Smartass: Makes perfect sense Steve, as FOYeur summarize it in the begining. Why did it take you so long to admit it? – RUN, STEVE, RUN! #SorryForrest

Steve: It’s more than that. And I can’t do that here anyway. I got too many memories.

Koala Smartass: Exactly – RUN!! #ButPleaseNotJersey #DannysFamilyIsThere #MyDoorIsAlwaysOpen 😀

Steve: I really thought that the restaurant would balance things out. But when it closed…

Koala Smartass: “Closed?? I thought they sold it to Kamekona and Grover’s brother was developing recipes there or something? #MustHaveMissedSomethingAlongTheWay.

  • So the cypher must be really important if someone knows about it and wants to steal it. Must be somebody who knows what Doris might knew secrets and pass it on to Steve – exactly at this time?

Koala Smartass: Looks like Steve’s nemesis is the “Omnipresent One?#OnlyGodCanKnowsThisMuch #ButHeIsNotSupposedToBeYourEnemy

*Trident* 😀


And here we are ….

It looks like Steve is finding the answers and the way out of the hole he is in.

Hope to see Steve smiling again without a frown – at the end of next week …..


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

#H50 Ohana Celebrates What The Show Means To Them

This video was just posted with cast telling their thoughts on the show. They saved the best for last, Alex!

He has been McGarrett everywhere for a decade, but I am so ready for his next role 🙂


“This, for me, has … has kind of been like a master class, in front of the camera, pretty much every waking moment for the last 10 years of my life. Everywhere I go on this planet, I am McGarrett to all these people. Like it’s a huge … it’s an institution.”


Alex looks very happy for this to be finally over 😛



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin

Old #H50 Memories Posted Last Week

Some more of the old cast and crew members of Hawaii Five-0 post pictures and old memories.

Here are some more of those posted during the last week.

We also include a message from the two of us here at Intense Study.

  • From Shane White

#wetdown #Acamera #gettingtheshot #FiveO #onlocation Alex’s #directing #debut#bts#cameraporn#lifeofadollygrip#Grip#Dollygrip


  • From John Hartigan

Old photo



  • From Angela Laprete

Lots of photos to go through from the Pilot thru Season 4. These first group of photos reflect meeting EP @plenkov and Alex on the pilot, the producing team, and highlighting family moments with the kids growing up on set. Thanks to Peter for taking so good care of us (and all the crew and their families) through the years and embracing Hawaii. I left after Season 4 but the show has never left my 🌏. Grateful for the time I was there and the fond memories I will always have. Congratulations on the monumental success of the show! @hawaiifive0cbs#premieres#sunsetonthebeach#10seasons#ALOHA 🤙🌺🌈🎬

Season 1 Wrap Party (2011)

  • From Aidan Laprete on IG stories


Some news about some of Alex’s ex-colleagues.

  • Daniel Dae Kim, who was part of the Hawaii Five-0 cast for 7 years, and who contracted the Coronavirus in New York, is recovering at rapid speed. He caught it early, got the right care, looked after himself well and insured the safety of his family as far as possible.
  • On the other end of the spectrum of this, we have Sophia Myles who starred with Alex in Moonlight. She lost her elderly father after his battle with the Coronavirus. Our sincerest condolences to her and her family.


A personal note from us:

We urge everybody to do their part to lessen the impact of this worldwide pandemic.

Respect the safety of your fellow man, as much as your own.

Calmly respect the dangers of this virus for what it is!

Assist those less fortunate than yourself.

Support those who keep the wheels of society turning.

And above all, pray for the strength and safety of those who take care of the sick & elderly.


We are all in this together

– Everybody from around the world –


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin