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240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 20)

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 at the time and over the years ……

We are at the start of the last 4 Seasons of Hawaii Five-0. And we have Steve after receiving a liver transplant – continuing his active life as if nothing happened …….. 

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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“It was very nice, thank you. Yeah, I actually took the off season off and went abroad with my family. It was .. it was very nice, thank you. I went to Italy and France. We were there for a month.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Blessing Ceremony, 6 July 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:01 – Broadcast on 23 Sep. 2016


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“All the SEALs I know that a ….. like actual SEALs. No [laughs] ….  actors pretending to be SEALs, this stuff doesn’t faze them. They’re like “I had a liver transplant. And you know, it seems pretty good.” It’s kind of crazy, so … I’m not going to play …. I’m not going to play it any differently.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Sunset on the Beach, September 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:02 – Broadcast on 30 Sep. 2016

Here is the link to the transcript of the full interview from which this quote came –

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It is a pity we don’t hear the actual question here, but as Alex started talking and with his silly laugh and mocking expression on his face and in his voice, I felt that he was a bit uncomfortable and amused (or maybe not amused) with how the show just continued with SEAL Steve, hitting the post-liver transplant ground and running … yes, literally running!

I know the show was never realistic about medical issues and the handling of serious injuries, but adding to this list, the mockery that they made of something like transplant medicine, something that is close to Alex’s heart, was just a bit much for me personally.


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“I love coming home and … to Hawaii and having these … these a …. these little sprinkles on us in the important moments.  It’s funny … it sort of doesn’t … Every time we do something important. Whether someone is born, or we’re burying someone special or we’re blessing in the show, it’s like … you know, ke akua is right there with us.”  – Alex O’Loughlin, Blessing Ceremony, July 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:03 – Broadcast on 7 Oct. 2016


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“I think if we get through these two seasons and finish with an eighth season I think it would be an incredible feather in all of our caps and something to be proud of so I’m just focused at the moment on getting through seven and making it into eight.” – Alex O’Loughlin, NEWS.COM.AU, 15 October 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:04 – Broadcast on 14 Oct. 2016

At this stage, looking at his thoughts and physical condition back then, it seems hard to believe that Alex actually not only finished that season (7) but actually went on to do three (8, 9 & 10) more after that ……


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“Our stunts have always been pretty gnarly. I mean, we’ve been up for Emmys and stuff for the stunt sequences that we do. And I’m less involved in those stunt sequences now, because I got so badly hurt. And I’ve been trying to figure out this back injury now. And that’s been the one that sort of really stopped me.” Alex O’Loughlin, SOTB Sept 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:05 – Broadcast on 21 Oct. 2016

This was the first time we actually heard about his serious back injury.


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“I signed on for another two (seasons), which is this year and next year, series seven and eight, and I don’t know if I can sustain any more than that just physically. I’ve taken so many physical hits on this show, my back is pretty bad and I’ve got a lot of fixing I’ve got to do. I’ve got to fix my body.” – Alex O’Loughlin, NEWS.COM.AU, 15 October 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:06 – Broadcast on 28 Oct. 2016


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“Whether or not I would have admitted it at the time, what I wanted to experience was fame. I wanted to make some money, but I wanted to really just be in the running at the higher level. I wanted to be on billboards and I wanted people to go, “Oh, that’s that guy.”” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:07 – Broadcast on 4 Nov. 2016

Yes, of course, we all would like some recognition for our hard work and what we might achieve with it. In an actor’s case, it is things like awards or billboards (and a good salary) that reward them for all the time and effort they put into their craft. And Alex is no different from any other ……



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