240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 22)

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 ……


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“When I sit back and look at it … I try to get objective and look at the great journey. I don’t know what’s up there. I think there’s something bigger there. I feel comforted when I look at the great journey of my life so far because I feel like there’s something next to me. Does that make sense?” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:15 – Broadcast on 3 Feb. 2017


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“There’s something to be said about the alchemy that happens, that’s there with every successful, long-running anything. If that doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.We’re all very lucky that the chemistry, that the X factor was in there however it manifested itself because without that, we’re just a lot of hard work to not necessarily this end.” – Alex O’Loughlin, ETOnline.com.  November 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:16 – Broadcast on 10 Feb. 2017


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“One thing that I’ve never got to explore as an actor is just that, staying in the skin of a character year after year after year. When I talk about character work, I don’t really feel like I do much as an actor when I look at other great actors who win big awards for doing incredible transformations. I look at this character and go, “Well, what did he do really? One of the things I have experienced, subjectively, is an ease and relaxation on a level that I’ve never experienced before so that when the cameras are rolling, the choices that come in are much more natural. There’s a subtlety to that that is disarming for me and enjoyable. It’s a highlight for me, those tiny moments that you don’t see but I feel.”Alex O’Loughlin,  ETOnline.com., 3 November 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:17 – Broadcast on 17 Feb. 2017


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“150 Episodes of the show is an extraordinary feat, it’s a testament to every single person that works on the show. It’s a miracle that a show gets picked up at all, but to go this long is fantastic and I consider myself one of the luckiest guys in the world, I really mean that. 

It doesn’t make it any easier to do the show — the show’s a f–king beast— but it’s incredible that we’ve been able to give jobs to hundreds of local people for seven years. We’ve been able to entertain millions of people for seven years. We’ve been able to keep telling these great stories. So yeah, it goes far above and beyond soothing the sting of the show that doesn’t get a Season 2. I’m glad it all happened the way it did.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TV Line, 1 November 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:18 – Broadcast on 24 Feb. 2017


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“I’m never going to do this again. I physically f**king can’t be No. 1 on the call sheet on a network television for seven years again. My body won’t do it, you know? This show, with all the action that’s been required of me from the very beginning, this is it. This is a one-time deal for me. I’ve sat in deep reflection on that a couple of times since we shot [the 150th episode] and it’s not lost on me. I’m extremely proud of myself, I’m extremely proud of everybody who’s been involved in this show since its inception. “ – Alex O’Loughlin, ET Online.com., 3 November 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:19 – Broadcast on 10 Mar. 2017


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“I’ve decided. Beyond anything else, I don’t want to do any more because I don’t want to kill it. It’s still got some magic left in it. It’s hard to keep it alive and fresh. It’s hard to keep it fun and new, each day. I’m worried that I won’t even be able to do that until the end of Season 8, but I’m going to keep swinging until I’m in the box.

The other thing is that physically, I’ve had a lot of injuries. I’ve been hurt really badly on this show. I’ve now got some serious back issues, which I’m going back and forth to California to deal with. I don’t want to fuck my body up anymore.

I’m getting stem cell treatments in my spine, so that I can pick my kids up. At a certain point, it’s television. Film and TV is not as important as my life. I don’t think I can physically do any more than eight years. We might not even do an eighth year.

That’s a little presumptuous of us to even be speaking like this. But, if they want us to do an eighth year, that will be it for me” – Alex O’Loughlin,  Collider, 4 November 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:20 – Broadcast on 31 Mar. 2017


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240 days of #AlexOLoughlin on #H50

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“In true Five-0 style, we’ve just left a gigantic storyline on the shelf, which may or may not be picked up later. But there’s a serial killer on the loose. I can’t give away too much, but there’s other things that they just sort of leave hanging there. I’m like, “Then we all just go for drinks at the Hilton afterwards?” But yeah, I don’t know.

Wasn’t Claire Forlani great? She’s the best. We had a blast. We just laughed the whole time.” Alex O’Loughlin,TV Guide.Com, 

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:21 – Broadcast on 7 Apr. 2017



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One response to “240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 22)

  1. Yes, Alex, all the things in the shelf. I feel ya and I could name a few.
    But as I said some days before: Good thing was he got so frustrated he wrote the best episode of all seasons by himself. And his story idea made another pretty awesome one.
    And because of him we got Eddie. Oh Eddie. Dogs make everything a little bit better. I can tell you that. 😥💔

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