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#H50 – Being deleted …. What happened to Alicia?

We continue with our series of deleted scenes from the show ….

One character on Hawaii Five-0 who seems to have gotten the short end of the stick was Alicia. So many scenes of Steve and Alicia having contact with each other, got deleted. And then the character just disappeared never to be seen or heard of again.

Did the writers want to give her a bigger role in Steve’s life and then somehow got cold feet about it all and retreated? Or did the actress, Claire Forlani, get another more permanent role somewhere else?

Claire in the role of Alicia appeared in 6 episodes of the show in Seasons 7 and 8. We will have a look at the timeline of her story and add some of the deleted scenes with it.

Episode 7:02

We first meet Alicia in Episode 7:02. The team needs a profiler to help them catch the Chess-piece serial killer. This serial killer story was an arc that started in Episode 7:01 and carried on until Episode 7:17 when Alicia killed the killer.

 

Episode 7:03

When FBI Profiler Alicia Brown finds a body in her bed, she is forced to join McGarrett in the hunt for the chess-piece killer.

Episode 7:04

Five-0 must find McGarrett and Alicia when they are kidnapped by the serial killer they’ve been hunting.

  • From this episode, we have our first deleted scene: Alex and Alicia trapped in a sea cave.

 

Episode 7:05

  • We never see Alicia in this episode, but from it, we get our second deleted scene. Steve leaving Alicia a voicemail.

Voicemail: You’ve reached Alicia Brown. Please leave a message.

Steve: Hey, Alicia. It’s me, it’s Steve. I … I’ve just been thinking about you. I wanted to make sure you were okay. I also wanted to let you know that we have alerts out to the FBI, Interpol. We’re going to find Gray, Alicia. You have my word for it

Anyway, look, if  … if you want to a call me, just you go ahead, okay. Call me anytime. Bye.

Episode 7:17

McGarrett and Five-0 once again become entangled in the twisted mind games of serial killer Dr. Madison Gray when she stumbles into HPD covered in blood that matches Alicia Brown’s and claims amnesia.

They realise that Dr. Gray knows where Alicia’s daughter Sienna was. Alicia thought her daughter was dead, but she was kidnapped and held captive for all these years. Steve helped to save  Sienna, Alicia’s daughter from her captor. Then one evening, Alicia shoots Dr. Gray when she comes to their house.

 

Episode 7:18

  • From this episode, we get our 3rd deleted scene. Alicia leaving Steve a voicemail.

Alicia’s voice:

Steve, it is Alicia. I just wanted to say hi. We are settled in now in Vancover. It’s cold. It’s cold, but it’s nice. Sienna, she’s better. You know, some days are harder than others, you know. She likes it here, so that is good. 

Anyway, I just wanted you to know that we are doing okay. And to say thank you. I know I’ve said it already, but we’re just really grateful to you Steve.

I hope I get to hear your voice again. I’d like that. Until then, take care of yourself okay.

Episode 8:05

  • And then we as viewers just see her pop back in Episode 8:06, to stand trial for the murder of Dr. Gray.

  • And in this episode, we also get our 4th deleted scene. Steve dropping Alicia off at home at the end of the day. She just got the news that all charges against her were dropped. Remember it was the Halloween episode.

Steve: Does … does Sienna know?

Alicia: No, I wanted to tell her myself.

So, are you coming in?

Steve: No, I think I’m going to leave the two of you to celebrate. just the two of you.

Alicia: ‘Cos, I mean, I’ve got two full bags of candy in there. I’m kind of intrigued at the idea of you on a sugar high.

Steve: I’ll call you tomorrow, alright?

Alicia: Okay.

Steve: I’m sorry. What is this face?

Alicia: I know it was you.

Steve: First of all, maybe a sent a text to the Governor to give her the heads-up that you were assisting the Five-0 Taskforce in this investigation. I mean, it’s possible I pressed upon her the importance of that assistance. And that we may need to call on you again in the future.

If she said something to the prosecuting attorneys, it’s got nothing to do with me.

Alicia: Come here.

I want to thank you for respecting my wishes and not getting involved.

Steve: You’re welcome.

Alicia: You’re a good man, Steve McGarrett.

Episode 8:06

Alicia once again helps the team to solve a case. She shares drinks with them all at Kamekona’s shrimp truck. And then disappears into thin air …… if I remember correctly, never to be seen or heard of again.

We would have liked to hear about Alicia again …..

Just another interesting (female) character “killed” by the Hawaii Five-0  curse of people in Steve’s life, just vanishing?

 

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by | July 9, 2020 · 12:47

#H50 – When a shock came as no shock at all ……

It was the question this morning – whether to say anything or not. And if so, which article to run here or not.

We actually already had a post ready for today, that might have been a good fit for this news – but we will let is stand over for tomorrow and you can be the judge.

We are not in a habit of running stories that are not about Alex. But this news involves Alex and his work for the last 10 years. Regular readers would have gotten the drift of how we felt about it all, over the years – or maybe not.

In any case, there are a lot we as the audience (fans) don’t know and most of us form a perspective with the limited information we got over the years, from the corner in the fandom we sat it.

These are the two of articles that cover the story:

‘MacGyver,’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ Boss Peter Lenkov Fired at CBS

by Lesley Goldberg

for The Hollywood Reporter

7 July 2020

Following an investigation into multiple claims that top showrunner Peter Lenkov created a toxic work environment, CBS has fired the Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Magnum P.I. showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Lenkov was dismissed despite having a year left on his rich overall deal with CBS TV Studios, which produces MacGyver and Magnum P.I.

“Peter Lenkov is no longer the executive producer overseeing MacGyver and Magnum P.I., and the studio has ended its relationship with him,” a CBS TV Studios spokesperson said in a statement to THR. “Monica Macer will be the showrunner on MacGyver and Eric Guggenheim will run Magnum P.I. Both are currently executive producers on their respective series. Our studio is committed to ensuring safe and respectful production environments. Over the past year, we have assigned human resource production partners to every show, expanded staff training and increased reporting options. We will continue to evolve our practices with continued focus on building trust with all who work on our sets. Every complaint is taken seriously, every claim is investigated, and when evidence is clear that policies were violated and values not upheld, we take decisive action.”
Added Lenkov in a statement of his own to THR: “Now is the time to listen and I am listening. It’s difficult to hear that the working environment I ran was not the working environment my colleagues deserved, and for that, I am deeply sorry. I accept responsibility for what I am hearing and am committed to doing the work that is required to do better and be better.”

Sources say Lenkov had been the subject of at least three complaints alleging that he was manipulative and abusive during Hawaii Five-0‘s 10-season run and on the current hit MacGyver (with the latter heading into its fifth season in the fall). He allegedly had a “boys club” that included favored male employees who regularly gathered, smoked cigars and inappropriately judged the appearance of women in Hawaii. Others allege that he accommodated special work-schedule requests from male actors without offering similar consideration to actresses on Hawaii Five-0. The series, a reboot of the iconic procedural, concluded its run in April.  

“It was a hard place to be a woman on that set,” one source said of the former Oahu set of Hawaii Five-0.

Behind the scenes, sources allege Lenkov would routinely talk down to writers — particularly women and people of color. In one incident, he allegedly mocked a disabled fan and, after a writer objected to his behavior, attempted to have her fired.

“He isn’t racist or sexist or classist singularly — it’s all of it,” says an insider. “He’s anti-woman, anti-POC, anti-gay, and everything you’d expect. But he’d also torture straight white men if he felt like it.”

Lenkov is one of CBS’ top showrunners, having successfully rebooted Hawaii Five-0 into a global syndicated hit as well as reviving procedurals Magnum P.I. and MacGyver. The latter two series are set to air back-to-back on Fridays in the fall; Lenkov is one of a small handful of showrunners to control a night of programming.

Hawaii Five-0 made headlines in July 2017 when original series stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park made the shocking decision to depart the CBS drama after filming its first 168 episodes. Both actors, who had appeared in all seven seasons as series regulars, asked for salary parity with co-stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. CBS and CBS Television Studios could not come to terms that worked for the two stars. Sources at the time noted that the duo’s offers came in at less than those of O’Loughlin and Caan, who both had a rich cut of the show’s lucrative backend.

Lenkov is the latest CBS showrunner to be dismissed as the media titan continues to address its own culture issues. Brad Kern, the former showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans, was dropped by CBS TV Studios after multiple sources on the show alleged he harassed and unfairly penalized women and made racially insensitive statements. CBS comedy Fam let showrunner Bob Kushell go after finding that he used “inappropriate language” on the set of the 2019 midseason show. CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery dismissed showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts amid allegations of abusive behavior, along with budget overruns. Vinnie Favale, a CBS Studios executive, was placed on leave in 2018 after allegations of misconduct.

CBS also fired 60 Minutes exec producer and former news division head Jeff Fager after he sent a threatening text message to a CBS reporter who was covering sexual misconduct allegations against him. In 2017, the network dropped CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose amid allegations of sexual harassment. CBS also was rocked by the September 2018 departure of CEO Leslie Moonves, which took place a month after The New Yorker published allegations of harassment and abuse by the top executive. 

and

‘Magnum P.I.,’ ‘MacGyver’ Showrunner Peter Lenkov Fired Over Toxic Work Environment Claims

forVariety 

7 July 2020

Peter Lenkov’s relationship with CBS has been terminated due to accusations the producer and showrunner created a toxic work environment on his sets, Variety has confirmed.

Lenkov developed and was the showrunner on the CBS revivals of “Magnum P.I.” and “MacGyver,” but has now been fired from those shows. In addition, his overall deal with CBS Television Studios has been ended. Lenkov was previously the showrunner on the CBS revival of “Hawaii Five-O,” which ended earlier this year.

“Peter Lenkov is no longer the executive producer overseeing MacGyver and Magnum P.I., and the studio has ended its relationship with him,” a CBS TV Studios spokesperson said. “Monica Macer will be the showrunner on MacGyver and Eric Guggenheim will run Magnum P.I. Both are currently executive producers on their respective series. Our studio is committed to ensuring safe and respectful production environments. Over the past year, we have assigned human resource production partners to every show, expanded staff training and increased reporting options. We will continue to evolve our practices with continued focus on building trust with all who work on our sets. Every complaint is taken seriously, every claim is investigated, and when evidence is clear that policies were violated and values not upheld, we take decisive action.”

The investigation into Lenkov’s behavior is said to have just concluded recently. Multiple sources who spoke with Variety said that Lenkov was known to be misogynistic and to make crude jokes on set. He is also said to have a “boys club” with whom he would regularly gather to smoke cigars and judge women’s appearances. Sources also allege his abusive behavior pre-dated his work on the CBS revivals and was also prevalent during his time on “CSI: NY.” In one incident described to Variety, Lenkov had gathered several writers in his office and circulated a New York Magazine story from 2007 about women being a “depreciating asset” and expected the women present to laugh. During his time at “CSI: NY,” when Lenkov once got a note he didn’t like from a CBS executive, he joked that the writer who was dating the executive wasn’t doing her job in bed because the executive was cranky, according to one source.

“Women were definitely second-class citizens, as far as he was concerned,” says one insider. “I drank myself to sleep for a month because of him.”

Lenkov responded to his termination in a statement, which reads: “Now is the time to listen and I am listening. It’s difficult to hear that the working environment I ran was not the working environment my colleagues deserved, and for that, I am deeply sorry. I accept responsibility for what I am hearing and am committed to doing the work that is required to do better and be better.”

Lenkov is now the latest producer or executive at CBS to be terminated in recent years due to allegations of misconduct. Perhaps most famously, longtime CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves exited the company amid multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment in 2018. Other examples include “NCIS: New Orleans” producer Brad Kern, who was fired from that show due to allegations of racist comments and verbal harassment of women. Longtime “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager was also terminated, with CBS saying Fager had “violated company policy.” Fager was accused of ignoring allegations of harassment and abuse during his time at CBS News.

We all had our points of view even before the news broke. I would warn those who are tempted to comment – don’t be too hasty in judgment. Those in glass houses should not throw stones.

Some even suggest the show would’ve had a different ending if it all came to light sooner. My question is – would the show even have run until now, if this happened sooner? Who were victims and who not?

What is in the bag is in the bag – no do-overs …

It is so interesting to see how everybody is spinning the story to suit their own narrative. Most “heroes” have feet of clay at some stage. It all lies in the perspective of those involved.

For many, the show (Hawaii Five-0) provided an income for a decade. Many got opportunities because of it. It seems, others were victims. Some maybe both victim and benefactor. Isn’t it all part of life in general, you could ask?

In the end, I think it can be a lesson for us all, to do better ….. or not.

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#H50 – And Then Came Eddie …

At the beginning of Season 8, three younger cast members joined the Five-0 task force and breathed some fresh air into the show and the set of Hawaii Five-0; Tani Rey, Junior Reigns, and Eddie the K-9. The three of them created some new “fun” on the show.

A few weeks back, the trainer and owner of EddieSue Chipperton, told the story of how her Eddie got to join the cast of Hawaii Five-0.

Eddie was supposed to be a female German Shepard called Lucy, but for a number of reasons, that did not really work out…..

This is an excerpt from the podcast Sue did with host, Sonja Nordstrom on “K9 Top Tales”.

Sonja herself is a retired FBI Special Agent and a Handler and Trainer of Search & Rescue/Recovery K9s, who served for 25 years.

This is how Eddie, a yellow Labrador Retriever, got cast as a DEA agent and Military veteran.

Transcript: (From 2:57 to 7:37)

Sonja: I would love to start by talking about Eddie and how in heaven’s name, you got them to cast a Labrador Retriever, as a DEA protection train dog on H50?

Sue: Well, yes. That is a story in itself. Just a quick backstory. When I moved to Hawaii in 2014, I had been working on H50 since I moved here, supplying animals to the entertainment industry. And the storyline came up in 2017, where they wanted a dog. And the script read, “German Shepard, named Lucy”.

And the first episode, that the dog was in, was how Steve McGarrett came across the dog and how he ended up with the dog.

And I’m sitting there reading the script, thinking, (a) well, I don’t have a German Shepard and I can get one. It’s not a problem. Like, there’s plenty of people on the Island that I know that have German Shepards. I also have one on the mainland, actually, a Malinois, that had its quarantine paperwork done. It’s bloodwork, so it could fly to Hawaii tomorrow, if need be.

h50eddie
Blessed this morning and always

But you know, I’d rather it be my dog, because that’s my job. And I would, you know, get paid for my dog, rather than paying someone else, to use theirs. So, I had an ulterior motive, to trying to get my dog on the show, versus using someone else’s dog.

So I approached production and the producers, and I told them, you know, here are your options. You have this  Malinois from the mainland. A German Shepard I could find on Oahu, that’s not studio trained, that I would need to put a lot of training into. Or, window number 3, a Yellow Labrador, that is studio trained.

Yet he was green. He had not really done much on set yet. But he definitely had been training since I got him. But with this presentation, I had also got online, and I had googled up every image I could find.

Because the storyline, was the dog, not only was it DEA at that present moment in the storyline, but its backstory was, it was a dog in Afganistan, searching for IED’s. So I had gone and searched for images  of Labradors working overseas in the military, and attached these images with my presentation, saying, “Look, there are plenty of Yellow Labradors, or any kind of Labs, you know, being used for military work, for certain aspects of military work”

And I was adamant about trying to get Eddie, the part. So it boiled down to the logistics of it all of course. The easiest thing for everybody, was to have a dog who was already trained for studio work, and was easily available for the future. I mean it’s great if it’s just a one-off episode, when I am flying him out to Oahu from the mainland, and the storyline is over. But this was going to be a recurring role.

So they ended up going with Eddie, and Steve McGarrett – the actor that plays Steve McGarrettAlex O’Loughlin, he wanted to meet him. And I remember going down to set, and I met – obviously I worked with him before, because I had worked on the show for 3 years already, doing other animals and stuff.

And he fell in love with Eddie immediately. I took him into his trailer and I just stood in the corner while Alex and Eddie rolled around on the floor, basically.

And the next topic that came up, after they had cast Eddie, was that they were going to continue to call him Lucy. [Laughs]

For some reason they wanted it to be a girl and they wanted the dog’s name to be Lucy. So we had to go through that. And it was Alex that I think, was a big part in saying, “Hey, you know what? I’m just going to throw this out there. It’s a male dog and his name is Eddie. Why don’t we call him Eddie?” 

So there we have how Eddie got cast on Hawaii Five-0

The full podcast is an hour long and they continue to talk about the different scenes that Eddie had to do over the years, and continue with other work that Sue is doing.

You can listen to the full podcast here:

K9 TV Heroes with Sue Chipperton

 

On the DVD extras of Season 8, we stumbled upon a gem – Meaghan, Beulah, and Alex, telling their stories about Eddie, joining the cast.

Transcript:

Beulah: Every time Eddie steps on set, it’s like, …. Yeah, the fans lose it over him.

David Wolkove: Originally, Eddie was supposed to be Lucy. We had written a female dog. We couldn’t find in time, a female dog. So we had cast this dog as Lucy

Alex: I called Peter, I said, “You should probably come and put eyes on this dog”. He says, “Why’s that?”.

I said, “Well, he’s got a pretty huge dick”

Matt Wheeler: I think the post bill was just too much, to sort of try to make him look like a female dog, of which we did think about for a while.

[Clip from H50 with Lou]

Alex: We all sort of learned, how he works.

[Clip from H50]

Alex:Eddie is like the most high-maintenance, of anyone on the show.

[Clip from a visit to the Vet on H50]

Vet: The bullet missed all of his major organs. And I am amazed that he is able to stay away for the sutures without a cone.

Steve: Oh no, he’s been licking himself, just not there.

Meaghan: We were doing a scene where I had to bend down and give him a treat. And I have these like bags of treats. And as I bend down, you know, I am at Eddie level.

[Clip of H50]

Steve: He likes you

Tani: Not as much as he likes you.

Steve: Oh, we’re growing on each other.

 

Meaghan: It was like I just had to like, you know, place the bag in front of his boner, so that we can just get on with the scene. It was sort of like an Austin Powers’ moment.

Beulah: Yeah, it’s only … when he sees me, he don’t do anything. And then he sees Meaghan, and he’s like a rocketship, man.

Meaghan: He’s young, you know. He’s like a teenage dog.

Alex: I don’t think she should, sort of flatter herself too heavily. Eddie gets aroused when he sits in the wrong position.

Alex: He’s been aroused because of my presence too, Meaghan. Just so you know.

Link to video:

 

We loved McEddie. It was a great choice to add a dog for Steve on the show.

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#H50 – Being deleted ….

In a number of interviews, Alex mentions that he did not really watch any Hawaii Five-0 episodes, apart from the times he had to watch the season openers at SOTB every year.

That always makes me wonder if Alex ever knew how many, and which scenes, never made it to the final cut on the show? And how that made the show different for us as viewers, to that which they actually shot as actors?

Some of those scenes sometimes explained things we never knew, or gave us a storyline and a character with a different angle.

Here are a few from Season 7 :

From Episode 7:01

  • Danny just donated his liver to Steve. And then this…..

 

Transcript:

Steve: Oh, hey. I’m going to need you to donate something else now.
Danny: What’s that?
Steve: A piece of your ass. The Governor just took a giant bite out of mine.

From Episode 7:07

  • Catherine fetches Steve to help rescue his mother in Morocco. This is he breaking the ice about her being in the CIA.

And some goodbyes:

  • this commentary from Episode 7:13 – Alex on saying goodbye to Masi and his character, Max.

Transcript:

You know, it’s weird when you lose someone that you have been with for a long time.

And it was very touching, because Masi’s character is … is … and Masi, are both … they’re not … he’s not the most emotional person.

And that scene was like … it was really real man.

There were tears falling out of him. And the scene informed  what was  actually happening in our lives. And it was … was very touching …..

Hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane … of that which never happened, because it got deleted. There is a number of other deleted scenes, especially a lot with one character – we will post that at a different time

As we do with Moonlight and everything else that Alex has ever done, we enjoy looking back at what was.

But for those who keep on begging for the show to still go on, or come back – please don’t …….. it is done.

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#AlexOLoughlin – Blue Ohana #H50

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