240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 5)

We continue sharing the social media posts of the past weeks.

Remembering the 240 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 by sharing a picture from each episode together with some thoughts shared by Alex and others over the years ……

Some of you might not have made the connection yet, but the pictures from each episode and the quotes that explain a little of the period in time of those episodes, is telling the story of Alex life and career and how it developed during the 10 years in Hawaii and on Hawaii Five-0.

Day 38

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #h50
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“At the end of the day, I’m either an asset or a liability. I’m either making money or I’m not. You can’t take it personally. That’s a mistake a lot of young actors make when they come to Hollywood.”Alex O’Loughlin, GQ Australia, Nov 2011

Picture #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:14

Day 39

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50
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“For me to work an 80-hour week isn’t crazy. I surf & do jujitsu & try to change it up a lot. I really like running, but when I work out, essentially I circuit train, keep my heart rate up & hit it as hard as I can.” Alex O’Loughlin – GQ Australia, Nov 2011

Picture #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:16

Day 40

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50 

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“I just feel very lucky to have the job I have and to be able to do it with a great group of people and to do it in a place like Hawaii at the moment.”Alex O’Loughlin, GQ Australia’s ‘Actor of the Year’ acceptance speech, 22 November 2011

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:16

Day 41

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50 

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“When you work in the system as I do at the moment, you come across material that can seem like you’re going to compromise your integrity as an artist. That’s scary because you think, ‘How am I going to make it out of TV alive?’” GQ Australia, Nov 2011

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:17

Day 42

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50 

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“Look, I don’t think I’m massively talented but I have a clear understanding of how it all works. And I work really hard. I work my arse off.”Alex O’Loughlin, GQ Australia, Nov 2011.

(Picture from #Hawaii50 Episode 2:18)

Day 43

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50 

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“…I bought a house here in Hawaii that’s just beautiful and it’s always full because my friends and family visit. But I miss my mum. And I miss my mates.”Alex O’Loughlin, Cleo New Zealand, March 2012

Picture from #Hawaii50 Episode 2:19

Day 44

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #h50
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“I got hurt pretty bad on the show and I ended up taking painkillers to get to work. I had trouble getting off them. That’s as complicated as it gets.”Alex O’Loughlin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 2012

The picture is faded and from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:16. All because of Alex’s absence on Episode 2:20 there is not footage of him that would have been feature on this day 44

Day 45

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50
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“It was really difficult for me to be away. The hardest part was, like when something is so enormous in your life. I’m at work 14 hours every day & then all of a sudden, you’re not at work.” Alex O’Loughlin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 2012

Picture From #HawaiiFive0 Episode 2:18. Because of Alex’s absence in Episode 2:21 there is no footage of him that would have been featured today for day number 45.

PS. I am always amazed at how fans can’t see how emaciated and sick Alex looked during this time……. many just kind of mindlessly announce how awesome he looks on the pictures!


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19 responses to “240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 5)

  1. coby Duijn van

    He had a very skinny face and red eyes at the time. When he was adicted on painkillers he had a puffed up face. Poor Alex so hurt all for the love of the show and his job 👏🤙Thank you Alex for the 10 seasons of a great show.
    Mahalo and Aloha from the Netherlands Coby


  2. “PS. I am always amazed at how fans can’t see how emaciated and sick Alex looked during this time”…

    I always wonder why no one ever commented on it as well. I thought I was going crazy. He looked very thin and tired.
    I’m happy he is much better now and achieving his goals.
    Hope to see him in a new movie or show sooooon…..


    • I was not a fan of H5O at that time but I read what happened and also watched the episodes which were taken at that time. I also read that there had been many many fans trying to show their suppport to Alex and also those “nice” comments by some “fans” and press. So there must have been communication. ?.
      But of course, there are always those rocket scientists who comment with all sorts of ❤ 🥰​😍​🤩​ or whatever without reading or really watching. Thinking about that time makes me very sad and angry. Sad because Alex had to go through that difficult situation and angry because he was attacked by people and not suffiently backed and supported in that situation by the people in charge. It was good to read that CBS told what really happened and not just wrote that he was overworked. Credit for someone who deserved credit for his hard work and dedication. 👍​
      It was good to see him come back in good health and I´m glad he did what was the best for him this time. Good!

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      • Cassiopea 1000

        What I don’t understand is this: if you’re a fan, you worry about the health of your artist and you support him or her. If you’re not and you don’t care, why waste your time with venomous attacks? Even in the IDMb, which is supposed to be a serious data base, it says he missed two epis to undergo rehab “allegedly” due to an excess of pain killers. Why “allegedly”? How harmful can a single word be!

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        • I totally agree with you. He was open about it. These so called media outlets want to do nothing but make money, so they will say anything to get people talking.
          His real fans know the truth and support(ed) him no matter what!

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        • I think, “allegedly” because of one (I won´t write the word I´d like to write) so called “journalist” wrote, he was full of cocaine at that time which is an insult and defamation and as we all know, not true at all. And “excess”??? 🤬​🤮​ Never heard about strong painkillers which make you almost immediatelly addicted and you can´t just stop taking them because it can cause dangerous medical situations like heart attacks, strokes… so you need medical supervision to get slowly off it??? Take a look at a hospital´s pain unit! 😠​
          As I wrote: I read a lot of stuff which was written at that time and some of it was downright unfair, untrue and a damn shame!
          And yes, I agree: He was very open about it and honest as usual and I like, respect and admire him for his honesty. Nothing to be ashamed of. He can be proud of the hard work he did and how he dealt with that probably difficult situation. Period!


        • lindae5o

          Some ‘media’ outlets want to believe the worst about people just to be nasty, and raise some controversy. They do so with nothing to back up their claims. They are jerks!! I applaud Alex for how he handled his situation, and love him even more!!


  3. Although I love epi 2.16 it is always hard to watch.
    But what a joy 2.22 was! Fit and healthy!
    >>…. many just kind of mindlessly announce how awesome he looks on the pictures!<< Yes! It is unbelievable.
    (Same goes for these 'McGarrett😍' comments under pictures of Alex or one of his other roles. Drives me crazy. Ugh. Disrespectful, flippant, superficial.)

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    • I know what you are saying. I’ve watched those episodes and it was heartbreaking to see him that way, but the good news is that he is healthy and happy. I admire him for being open and honest. He is an inspiration to all of us!! ❤️❤️

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  4. amytemple9815

    I agree with your comments about Alex’s health. As much as I appreciate his commitment to his craft, I want Alex to be healthy.

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  5. Tanya Long

    I have even more respect for Alex for all he has gone thru. Being in pain and still working. Takes courage and you have all that. Love you. Miss you on Hawaii Five O but I understand why you left. Much respect and Love.

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  6. Cassiopea 1000

    FOYeur, what a good idea to have included faded pics for the two “days” Alex was absent. You have solved the problem, and in fact, it was exactly that. Alex was not there, but his shadow pervaded the two painful epis.

    On another note. His comment ‘How am I going to make it out of TV alive?’ is interesting. He said it in 2011, during S2. Did he actually made it out alive after S10, I wonder?

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    • I know what you are saying. When you watch the black belt video and Renzo Gracie is quoting Alex ** “In reality, I thought I was an actor who did jiu-jitsu, but in reality, I’m a jiu-jitsu man who did acting”. ** it makes me think he is done with acting. I believe he will return since he signed with Atlas Artists back in April of this year. 🙏🙏


      • I can´t read his mind but learning more and more about him, I think, that quote makes sense: There are actors who do everything for their career and have no probleme to sell themselves no matter how. What I always read and heard when I read or listen to Alex´s interviews is that he has a strong sense for integrity, honesty and dignity which certainly makes working in Hollywood not easier for him. I think, he is not that “typical” Hollywood actor. F.e. his honesty certainly causes him trouble in a world of make believe which is all tinsel and glitter. (How easy had it been f.e. to not tell people that he had to book into rehab.)
        I hope, he will continue to work as an actor, but hopefully he will be to work on his own terms.

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      • Cassiopea 1000

        I had completely forgotten about that quote of Alex’s, and I won’t thank you for reminding me about it 😂! Let’s rather remember with hope he signed with Atlas Artists a few months ago!

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