240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 13)

We continue sharing our 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 at the time and over the years ……

Day 95

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“Hawaii is the first and the most important character in this show. And we love it and we really appreciate it, but without you guys we can’t do it. So, thank you to the people of Hawaii. Thank you very much. Mahalo.” – Alex O’Loughlin, SOTB Sept 2014

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:02 – Broadcast on 3 Oct. 2014

Day 96

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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SOTB in 2014 Star Advertiser Interview:

Laura: What are you most excited about for this season?

Alex: Staying employed. And still shopping at Wholefoods.

Laura: What is your favourite part about being in Hawaii and being involved with the culture and everything?

Alex: My family. Yeah. My beautiful Ohana. Yeah.

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:03 – Broadcast on 10 Oct. 2014

Day 97

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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YH: What kind of advice can you give actors coming up in the game?

Alex: Don’t give up. Don’t give up. Do it for the right reasons. Stay away from fame. And don’t give up. That’s not going to make sense right now, but it will one day. – Alex O’Loughlin, SOTB 2014 (Young Hawaii Interview)

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:04 – Broadcast on 17 Oct. 2014

Day 98

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“There have been some shifts with the team. There’s been some new additions. There’s some characters we’ve had to say goodbye to but the core team is still there. McGarrett still battles with the loss of his mother (and) we’re going to be exploring some new stuff about his father and that loss.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Honolulu pulse, Sept 2014

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:05 – Broadcast on 24 Oct. 2014

Day 99

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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Entertainment Tonight Interview on 7 November 2014:

Brooke: I know that you love to do your own stunts. But you’ve hurt yourself. Do you still insist on jumping out of thing and running into things?

Alex: No, no, not at all. I actually would like to work in a library. When I hear gunfire, I like twitch. I think I have a little bit of PTSD.

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:06 – Broadcast on 31 Oct. 2014

Day 100

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“Once I finish an episode, I put it out of my mind so that I can move on and retain new information, but the 100th episode [where McGarrett got waterboarded] was really hard. We had a medic standing by, and I set it up so I actually let them waterboard me and I thought it would be interesting, but I got really sick with pneumonia after that. I had to kind of “go there” with some of the emotional stuff about my dad, so I tried to sink my teeth into that one. Yeah, I really felt depleted after that one.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TV Line, November 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:07 – Broadcast on 7 Nov. 2014

Day 101

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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 “I love it. The crew is sensational. They’re absolutely terrific. And I love Alex very much. I feel like his Aunt Deb.

There’s a true Aloha Spirit here. I used to live in Hawaii for a long time. The Islands are very healing.” —   Carol Burnett, Set interview 2015

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 5:08 – Broadcast on 21 Nov. 2014



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18 responses to “240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 13)

  1. coby Duijn van

    I’ve seen all the pictures and comments on Instagram and gave my reaction, but reading it all again here it’s even more stunning how the episodes are made. I’m talking about the waterboarding episode, wauw why would he even think about doing such a thing and get sick. He really is a great actor and really did everything for the show. I have 10 seasons on dvd and I’m gonna watch it again with more respect for the actors and for Alex ofcourse 👏👏🤙🤙

    Mahalo and Aloha from the Netherlands Coby

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  2. Cassiopea 1000

    November 2014:. “I actually would like to work in a library. When I hear gunfire, I like twitch. I think I have a little bit of PTSD.”

    November 2016: “I actually let them waterboard me and I thought it would be interesting.”

    December 2022: My head spins. I need to talk to him and get some answers 😂😂😂!

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    • Just to put things in perspective – Although the quote is from an article in 2016, the waterboarding took place in September 2014 even before the other interview in November 2014.

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      • Cassiopea 1000

        Thank you for clearing up the confusion about the dates, FOYeur. I will go to bed with my mind in peace 😂!

        And thank you for these “240 days…” posts. Alex’s words plus the pics, who can ask for more, in these days of nothingness?

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    • LOL yes. I think, the first quote was typical Alex humor. But when I read about the waterboarding scene my stomach turns upside down. I knew, he wanted to make that scene realistic but I didn´t know, it was that realistic that he jeopardized his health. I mean, he can dive and so he can hold his breath. Why the heck didn´t he ….. ? 😲 😖  😫 ☠️ 😉 😘 🤗  That scene was scaringly realistic and I have hair standing on my spine now. What´s next? He telling that he was tortured for real??? I have a huge amount of respect for what he did but I want him healty and doing o.k. He is a heck of a wonderfull, dedicated artist but he is crazy. 😉 ❤
      And yes, if I could have a chat with him I´d like to ask him how he deals with highly emotional scenes – how he recovers from doing them and also how he deals with saying "good bye" to shows like H5O or Moonlight…. .
      Love that comment about Hawaii and it´s people and I LOVED Carol Burnett as Aunt Deb and the interaction between McGarrett and her character. I think, you can feel that Alex and Mrs. Burnett liked eachother a lot. It was awesome to watch their story and the picture above. Thank you for posting those comment and the pictures!


      • “Thank you for posting those commentS! and the pictures! Grrr.


        • Cassiopea 1000

          Yes, how does he deal with highly emotional scenes? How does he slip so smoothly under the skin of the character? How long does it take him to shake off the character and become Alex again?

          I’ve never been interested in being an actress myself, but I think that if I had to be one, I could manage comedies, not dramas. You really expose yourself in these emotional scenes. Baring your soul for all to see is even worse than being naked on screen.

          As to letting himself be tortured for real, well… I hate the idea of him suffering for real. Nobody deserved his developing a pneumonia, not CBS, not PL, not the audience, and I hope he’ll never take his acting that far again.

          (On a lighter note, I also hope he’s never offered the role of a sorcerer who is burnt alive at the end of the story. Just in case, you know.)

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  3. Oh oh oh. Ina Paha killed me in such a good way. Or better: Alex killed me. He was terrific. And yep, he let them waterboard him (with neopren under the cloth of course – but still crazy). That is the kind of actor he is. He is – that’s the operative description. He does not act as if, he is. Unlike others he never phoned it in, he never reiterated his lines and took the money and ran. He does not act because of money or fame. Necessity not vanity.

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    • Cassiopea 1000

      “He does not act as if, he is”. So true, leiCa!

      I have watched many dramatic scenes where the actors shed phony tears with their faces twisted in phony pain, so when an actor delivers the real thing, I’m simply amazed at their immense talent. For ex., Alex’s face and body language when he is found by his friends just after killing Wo Fat are sublime. He looked as if he, Alex, had really lost touch with reality, and the way his face crumpled in grief when he at last returned to senses and he cried for his dead father, wow, don’t tell me it’s not the work of a fantastic actor!

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      • 💗  So true. Those scenes made me almost cry. This episode was so packed with emotions that it´s still hard to watch for me.

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      • ITA!
        Do you remember the pictures and videos from the 100. episode celebration? Alex still had his sweaty (oily) hair from the torture scenes, was wearing the shackles and a cardigan and looked like he wasn’t really into celebrating at all. He was so much into the scenes, the moments he had to deliver as Steve that the real Alex wasn’t really there. Totally impressive how much he was committed to this.

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        • Yes, I do remember it. Maybe the real Alex was already sick and not feeling too well. Didn´t he say so in an interview?


          • Cassiopea 1000

            Yes, he said that the epi “had been very demanding physically”. That was the Euphemism of the Year!

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          • I can’t remember him saying that he was already sick during the celebration. I think he just was so into the demanding scenes – not only the torture and fighting scenes, but also the emotional stuff, that he was extremely focused and his ‘head’ was not into celebrating.


            • From the Pauly Shore Podcast in March 2015 –
              Alex: “Yeah, so I was sort of standing there. Dripping wet and with a hoody, with like weird shackles on my hands and dialed-out eyes. And everyone was sort of happy and made up and fresh. So I sort of felt like I was in a twilight zone episode”


              • Cassiopea 1000

                My God, why on earth did not they postpone the celebration, at least until he had put on dry clothes, had had a hot drink to get warm, and a few minutes to rest. Or is it that they didn’t give a damn about the man who was carrying the weight of the show on his shoulders? How could they be so inconsiderate? I’m boiling with indignation!

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              • Yes, that´s it. Thanks for finding.


  4. lindae5o

    Thank you for this latest instalment. Gorgeous photos of Alex!!
    Love his commentary too, as always. Carol Burnett was my favourite guest star. Lucky lady to get to work with Alex.

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