Category Archives: Hawaii Five-0

#AlexOLoughlin: 2010 CBS Fall Premiere Party – 16 Sept 2010

Alex and Amber Clayton arrive at the Colony and you can hear the fans calling him….

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Man: Amy Poehler.

(I think Amber’s blonde hair gets mistaken for Amy Poehler, but then they see it is Alex.)

Man: Is that Alex O’Loughlin?

Crowd: ALEX!!

Man: Sign some autographs, please?

Woman: Can you sign?

Man: Please Alex!

Crowd: Alex. Please. Mr O’Loughlin, please! Alex! Please! Alex.

Man: He’s coming.

Man: Alex O’Loughlin. He’s from the new Hawaii Five-0.

Crowd: Thank you

Man: McGarrett

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[Some Hawaii Five-0 theme music playing]

Crowd: [Some Laughs]

Alex: Get that pen ready.

Woman: Giggles

Alex: Thanks

[Start signing]

Alex: How are you all?

Fan: Great. Great!

Thank you so much

Man: McGarrett.

Alex: Yeah.

You see that?

Woman: [Laughs]

Alex: Now I … Now I answer to it.

 [Joking while signing a picture from TBUP]:

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Alex: You know it’s not my body, right?

It is a body double.

Fan: So what do you think about J.Lo being on American Idol?

Alex: I think it’s great, man. She’s a great talent. She’s a musician.

I think she’s a ….

Yeah, I think it’s a really good choice.

Fan: Are you responsible for starting the sexy vampire stuff?

Alex: [Joking] I’m responsible for J.Lo being on American Idol. [Smile]

Fans: [Laughs]

Woman: Thank you.

Alex: Okay guys.

Fan: Alex

Alex: We’re holding hands. That’s weird.

Fan: Alex, you want to write below that, please?

[Some other muttering]

Woman: Welcome in Hollywood.

Alex: It’s good to be back in Hollywood.

Fan: We’ve got the crazies on the street.

[Some more comments from the crowd]

Alex: I love it man

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Alex: Okay, we’ve got to go.

Fan: Alex can you sign right here.

Alex: I don’t even know who I am.

[Alex pointing at an object]

Alex: You want me to sign that?

Man: Alex can you sign this in silver?

Man: There’s a silver for this one, Alex.

Alex: I’ve got to go guys. I’ve got to go.

Alex walks away

Man: Just sign this. Please, please.

Fan: Thank you, Alex.

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On coming back out after the event.

Fan: Alex can we just get photos with you real quick? Can we please just get photos with you Alex?

Alex: We’ve got to go. We’ve got to go to Hawaii.

Fan: Can’t we just get photos with no autographs. Just photos really pretty quick?

Alex: I’m literally going to the airport.

Fan: Please.

Man: We’ll watch your show ……

Fan: McGarrett.

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Alex O’Loughlin – Amber Clayton – 2010 CBS Fall Premiere Party @ The Colony – arrival & departure

Link to video

You can also see and read the transcript of the interview of the carpet at the event with Alex here :

Interview with #AlexOLoughlin of Hawaii Five-O – Sept 2010



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Events, Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett

#AlexOLoughlin Filming #H50 Epi 9:10 & Epi 9:11

Two of my favourite episodes of Season 9 were all about McGarrett and his story with Joe.

First Joe’s death and then avenging Joe’s.

We never posted the pictures that were taken while it was filmed.

Here is a look back to that time…

BTS Hawaii Five-0 Episode 9:10

  • From Hawaii Five-0 CBS Instagram account:
hawaiifive0cbs  Have you ever seen anything cuter than McGarrett and this horse? #H50

Alex and animals always make the greatest moments

hawaiifive0cbs  Some of our favorite #BTS from tonight’s new #H50! Drop a ❤️ in the comments if you’ll be watching!
Such a cute smile from Alex on the back.
A bleeding McGarrett always tugs at our heartstrings.
hawaiifive0cbs Racing 🐎 home to go watch the new episode of #H50 like… Let us know if you’re watching!
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  • From Mondo, in whose house they filmed some of the scenes.

In honor of Hawaii Five-0’s very last episode, I am posting a throwback pic of the time I met the cast and crew while they filmed at my house, including the pup-loving Hawaii resident from Oz, Alex O’Loughlin. At the time, my folks were trying to socialize me by introducing me to as many people as possible. It was a bonus that the throngs of people I got to meet this day were the cool crew and cast members of @hawaiifive0cbs. Best wishes to everyone from the show. Much aloha.🌺 #jackrussellterrier #jackrussell #jrt #jackrussellpuppy #jackrussellsofig #jackrussellsofinstagram #jackrussellmoments #jackrusselllove #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #instadog #puppy #puppylove #808dogs #hawaiidog #hawaiidogs #dogsofhawaii #smalldog #terrier #h50 #tbt #throwbackthursday #throwback #alexoloughlin

  • From the director of Episode 9:10

Thank you Hawaii #Five-0 cast and crew.

Our very own Julian Brown @_mcjmb also moonlights as a big time TV star 🌟 See him tonight on Hawaii 5-O!!! @hawaii50cbs _alexoloughlin__ @terry_oquinn

Sally Adriance  20 October 2018Officer Thomas Adriance Jr, was part of the Hawaii Five 0 filming. Lucky you.!!!

BTS Hawaii Five-0 Episode 9:11

  • Some more pictures from Hawaii Five-0 CBS on Instagram
hawaiifive0cbs  An actual photo of us waiting for the new episode of #H50…only three hours to go! Who’s ready?
hawaiifive0cbs Some #BTS from tonight’s NEW #H50! Raise your hand if you’re excited 🤚🏼🤚🏼
hawaiifive0cbs  It’s happening. #H50 is starting NOW. Drop a ❤️ below if you’re watching with us!
hawaiifive0cbs  What’s McGarrett thinking about? Caption this photo #H50 fans!
  • From Rochelle Aytes who played agent Greer.

So! I meant to post this yesterday! Been busy working on a personal project and missed my episode of @hawaiifive0cbs! Great working with you @joelsteingold!

On the set of Hawaii Five-0

  • From Michelle Borth  (- Picture taken by Scott Caan)
michelleborth  Been waiting for a special occasion to post this pic…..Congratulations @plenkov and the whole crew #H50 on 200 episodes!!!!! 🎉🍾❤️🙌  Age does an Alex good😉. Doing his best James Dean….

Photo credit 📷 Scott Caan

  • Michelle and others posted a number of videos from the set at the time. Most of them on IG stories. On this one they sing to Justin who celebrated his birthday on set while filming this episode.

This is what real Ohana looks like.❤️❤️❤️🤙
#family #friends #loyalty #hawaiilife #bestbuddies

  • From Executive Producer Peter Lenkov

Avenging Joe #H50

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You ready? First #H50 in 2019 hits screens tomorrow night !!

And that is our picture fun for today ….


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

#AlexOLoughlin at the Season 2 #H50 Wrap Party – April 2012

As a follow up to the post of the First Hawaii Five-0 Wrap party ,  we want to share this one about the Season 2 Wrap party as well.

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(Alex & Stuntwoman Tamiko at the Wrap Party)


This post has been in a draft here for ages, but never got finished ….. It is actually an old article by the late Christa Wittmier.

– The original article is unfortunately no longer available 

Honolulu weekly – 2012: What’s going on?

At the end of each season of Hawaii Five-0, the cast and crew attend a wrap party to finish their work for that season. We as viewers don’t get to see a lot about those events.

It is understandable, because it is a work event where people can let their hair down with their families and they might be restricted from posting too many pictures from it.

25 April  2012

The only night I managed to get anywhere was Sunday, which was one for the books. Cycle City hosted one of the best wrap parties yet that Hawaii Five-0 has had.

I didn’t even know you could do events there. They are pros. The place was transformed. Hogs were moved off the motorcycle showroom floors and replaced with cocktail tables and a stage.

Anuhea jammed to a hugely receptive crowd of almost 500 guests and I found myself spending way too much time staring across the room at an extremely attractive Alex O’Loughlin, laughing and talking with his crew.

I remember the first time I met him and he turned my hand over after shaking it to look at the tattoo on my wrist. He kept holding my hand as I told him how each star represented a different country that I had traveled to, and I found myself drawing out the story as long as I could so he wouldn’t let go. That is one sexy man.

Grace Park, Masi Oka, Taylor Willy and Daniel Dae Kim were also there with Executive Producer Peter Lenkrov to celebrate the wrap of Season 2.

For two years in a row, the scheduling was not in their favor as they all had to go to work super early the next morning but it didn’t stop them from dancing their faces off until the very end.

I seriously love those party monsters.

Congratulations on a great second season. I can’t wait to see who comes out to guest-star for Season 3 (please bring back Reggie; please bring back Reggie).

And some of the pictures shared from that evening:

(Again we are not sure about the original sources)

  • Justin & DDK in front, with Alex at the back.

s1 wrap party karaoke


  • And some more

(Alex with singer Anuhea)


  • From Teilor Grubbs (Alex & Spike with Teilor) – At Season 3 Wrap Party 2013.

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Unfortunately there is also a sad part to this story, because Christa is no longer with us.

Christa passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2019, after a three and a half year battle with cancer, at her sister’s home in Hutchinson, MN at the age of 43 years.

The other sad part is that I could not find any picture of Christa and Alex together.

But as you can see she had a great  sense of humour, reflected in this next Twitter post.

  • From Twitter in 2015

“Never want to ask Alex for a photo but look- here’s one we are kind of in together !”

The two of them are in 2 different pictures on the same newspaper page, but on top of each other. 🙂


Over the years Christa was regularly seen in pictures with some of the other cast and crew members of Hawaii Five-0. She also made a few Social Media posts about them and Alex.

As a DJ she also provided music for a number of the Hawaii Five-0 events.

Here are some of those memories from her Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

  • From IG – The venue for that 2nd Wrap party in 2012
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  • From Twitter in 2016

  • From FB – SOTB 2016

Christa Wittmier Honolulu, HI, United States 

i tweeted a pic of alex and got seriously no joke like 29875823758 mentions for it. THEY. LOVE. HIM.

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they love alex so much and so do i. he always remembers me from even back in the day and sat next to me one time when i played a soldier in the lunch tent like “who let you in here!” and even stopped from his super-fast gotta-go walk out of the event to come back and say hi and tell me i looked so good and healthy. ….. he gets three..This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is from-christa-sotb-2016-.jpg

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  • From the Fashion show in November 2014
supercw  Note Alex O’Loughlin’s bag 🙆
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It says: “POW! WOW! HAWAI’I” written on Alex’s bag.  

Christa was a founding director for the POW! WOW!, Hawaii art festival and the creator of many popular signature events on Oahu.

  • From SOTB 2014
supercw   Alex is a super nice Aussie #SOTB#h50
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  • And one more from SOTB 2014
supercw  one more / cause the ppl at the end were waiting to see him since yesterday morning #h50 #SOTB
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  • A short video from SOTB 2013 (You will see Alex there and then Christa’s face – wait for the end)
supercw  #sotb #h50
  • From this next post before the Season 3 Wrap in 2013. (Again with her great sense of humour)
supercw   pretty excited about tonight’s gig #h50 😊
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It looks like Christa was DJ at the Season 3 Wrap Party in 2013. Alex attended – so we hope she played his songs.
 We are not even sure if he ever attended any of the Wrap parties after Season 3 – no pictures as evidence.
  • From SOTB 3 in 2012
supercw hzbn alex
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  • From SOTB 2012 – Some Alex Fans
supercw  like ten thousand people
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In the end this article became more that just a Wrap Party post.

Just like so many of these words from Christa reflect and  also seen in this last picture of Alex’s fans

– He is loved and adored by so many and for so many reasons!

Thank you Christa for sharing some of your thoughts and experiences around Alex with us all.

We are sure you are still dearly missed by your many loved ones and those who could spend time with you!

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Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

#AlexOLoughlin and His Final #H50 Interview (Transcript)

This is the transcript of Alex’s interview on the Season 10 DVD.

A Special Big Thank You! to Marcela, one of our fellow fans, who provided us with this transcript.

It helped a lot, because I did not have the time to do it myself this time around.

That is what makes fangirling great – when we can all share in the fun!



A decision like this is not a decision that is easy to make when you’re as invested as I am. And I know that the audience and the fans are deeply invested. For which I’m incredibly grateful. Because without you guys, I don’t have a job.

That investment comes at a cost. And it’s been a really, very difficult decision to make.

But I was so invested and I cared so deeply about keeping this show on the air and keeping everyone employed and … and making it work, that I just figured, like, I’m going to do whatever I have to do.

I… I don’t really know how to do this job half-heartedly. I don’t know how to phone it in. I don’t want to … know how to cheat, or just pose my way through it.

Anyone in this business knows, this kind of gig is a little more steady … steadier than… than most. But it’s always… there’s always that … the footing is always precarious, you know?

And I was just thinking to myself, “I wonder how much longer is this show is going to go for?”… and … and then I started thinking about … sort of just the big moments for me … for McGarrett over the years.

This recurring thought kept coming to me that I was… I just sort of had this dissatisfaction, I suppose. This… sort of slight anxiety with the fact that we hadn’t really dealt with McGarrett’s mom, you know. With the Doris McGarrett character.

And then I got into, like… the little tantrum in my head, like, “Why would they do?” Like… “I can’t… why hasn’t that been a priority?”!

And almost immediately, that sort of grown up in the room in my head. You know, the head of the committee up here, was like, “Why don’t you do something about it?”

And so I started thinking and I started thinking, like, “What? What could that be?” And that turned into the … like a creative dreaming space. And over the next couple of days, I started… it always comes to me late at night when I’m working on something like… whatever a creative idea is.

It’s just like… I sort of designed my house, that I built. And all of it happens between like 12 and 3 a.m. Which is extremely inconvenient because, I’m like, “Oh” … and Malia is like… “Turn the light off. You’re a psycho”.

But I’m writing all these notes down. And in the end, I sort of had this pitch that seemed like it made some sort of sense in this world.

And then I called Peter and I said to him… “Hey, listen, can I… can I have five minutes of your time?” He was like, “Yeah, sure”.

And I pitched it to him. And at the end, he was like, “I love it. Do you want to write it?”. And I was like, “Wow! I’m not really a writer”.

Like, I’ve written some things that were horrible. That never got made. But … and he was like, “Just give it a go”.

And he was… He was so supportive. He was so supportive. And… for the most part during the process, he… he left me alone. Like he never… He never treated me like a boss. Or like a … you know, he was… he was… he was so respectful.

And … the notes that he gave me, were suggestions. And they were all really helpful. They were really good notes … really helpful. And as it turned out, I probably implemented like eight out of ten of them, you know. And they were …. they made it better.

And in the very first draft, I [Steve] killed her.

And I think the network… if I remember correctly, they read it. And they were like, “This is great… That’s not… That’s a little dark. Where not gonna … you can’t do that… We can’t do that.”

So, but …. Yeah, I sort of … There had to be … For me anyway … There had to be a finite ending. Like there had to be… you know … Because we live in this … we live in this make-believe world. Which is so much fun.

It brings so much joy to everyone. And that’s, you know, we love the catharsis of turning on the Telly and …. and soaking it all up.

But to be a part of it. Even as an audience member, I think sometimes …. even with the broadest fantasy, we needed to sort of like drop into reality a little bit here and there. So… so we can anchor… the story that provides the catharsis for us, to aspects of our own lives.

The other thing I really wanted that episode to represent, was my gratitude to Leonard’s legacy and what Peter Lenkov’s done with it. And everyone’s acceptance of me being the GUY [McGarrett].

You know, it’s weird because, from the very beginning, I was like, “These are big shoes to fill.” It’s been intimidating to me from day one, you know. And I had to sort of approach it in my own way, to be able to make it my own and… and… and bring it into today.

But that scene that I wrote, when McGarrett decides to share that moment with Junior about the dream. Like I was writing it …. Even on the day when we were going to shoot it, I was like, “I don’t know if this is any good”. Like, it feels a little on the nose…

[Clip from Episode 10:07]

Steve: “I’ve been having this dream.

Every night I wake up and she’s sitting on the edge of the bed, she’s reading to me like when I was a kid, you know”.

It’s my life. Like I’ve always had really crazy, vivid dreams. And I have really cryptic dreams. Like, that’s like a dream I would have. And my mother is reading to me as an adult. And I’m like, “This is weird and why? … But I can’t hear her. And I can’t …. you know, that running in mud sort of thing.

And I just wanted to give … [rolling his eyes] I mean, the Moby Dick reference, is probably a little .. [giggles] on the nose and obvious. But I just wanted to give McGarrett a little bit of me. And also just … Sort of like, I don’t know, let… let everybody into the… the constant, obsessive, unrelenting connection that he has with his mother, that he just needs… needs … needs closure on.

[Clip from Episode 10:07]

Doris: “Whatever you think. Stop thinking it.

Yes, my mission went sideways. But I swear to you, I’m staying dark for the right reasons.

Your life will be compromised in a way that I can’t help you, Steve.

If you don’t leave this country immediately ..”.

Steve: “My life was compromised the day you walked out of it”.

Like she’s a flawed character. And that was… I had the grace of that, going in, you know. So it gave me freedom in the storytelling, you know.

And… from the very beginning, she was flawed. She faked her own death. She kind of like… bailed on her family. On her kids, for the sake of … you know, her … for the sake of the government.

In the end, she was like, “How do I make this right?

[Clips from Episode 10:07]

Doris:You don’t get it, Steve. I got nothing to show for all my years in the agency. Nothing.

A whole life of fear and… and guilt, for what? For what?

I lost my identity”.

Agent:She stayed on target till the end. She did her job

Steve: “Dad?”

John: “I like to say enough … I love you, son…”

Steve: “Dad… Dad! … No, no… No!”

Steve: “Joe… Joe…Joe… Joe!”

Joe: “I’m sorry Steve!… I couldn’t be prouder of the man you’ve become”.

Doris: “I’m so sorry!”

Steve: “Mom!”

Doris: “I love you so much”

Joe: “You continue to go down this road, son. You’ve got to ask yourself, how many more lives is that going to cost?”

This huge part of my life, that no matter where my life or my career takes me from here, this is always going to be a home for me.

I have no intention of leaving … the island. Despite the fact that I’m leaving the show.

I love raising my kids here. I love being a part of the … the Kamaʻāina. Being part of the people here. And…

I was sort of a blow-in for a while. But at 10 years, you kind of get to like… You can have a discount on the orange juice now. I’ve been here long enough, you know. And so it’s… it’s a very, very special place.

The episodes that I have seen the way we shoot this island. It’s extraordinary. All you’ve got to do is point a camera at whatever and it’s like, “Wow!”

We’re so blessed to have the production value insofar as the cinematography with the natural vegetation, the incredible mountains, and the waterfalls and everything else that we have here.

I think we sort of can take that for granted sometimes. But it …. to me, it’s always played such a massive role in the show. You know, I like She is …. Like this Aina is … the true lead role of the show, you know.

I mean, it wouldn’t  … it be a little different than Southern California. You know, it would be … it’s just … There’s nothing like it.

[Clip – Shooting H50 action scene with dialogue]

But as far as… being a part of this place and the people from Hawaii. I’ve never really felt as welcomed, as I did here.

[Clip from Finale]

Steve: “Aloha. A Hui hou.” (Goodbye. Until we meet again)

Grover: “Oh, man. [sniff]”

I really wanted to get 10 years.

I didn’t want to walk away before then. It just didn’t feel right.

And I think I got to a place now … And it’s not of frustration, or fatigue. I mean, I’ve been fatigued. We’re all fatigued. But it wasn’t as a result of that.

It was just … I just got to a place, a really quiet place. And a calm place, where I realized, like…

“I’ve done it. I’ve done 10 years.” 

I’ve cared as deeply as I can. I’ve brought what I possibly could, to the table. And I hope that it’s been enough.

And now I need to focus on those little men. You know. Those two little men at my place.

I’m just glad to have .. have been a part of this like … a part of history. And I’m gonna miss it.

I’m gonna miss it like crazy.

Link to video


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0, Transcript

#H50 Episode 8:13

At some stage over the years, we did not cover all the episodes of Hawaii Five-0 with pictures and some thoughts on it. For a few of them, Paula actually made drafts with screencaps, but I just never wrote anything with the picture, to do a post of it. This is one of them.

I do not plan to say anything about the old episodes, now that the show is done, but here is just a short synopsis to remind you of what the episode was about:

When a man accused of killing his wife threatens to kill himself, Grover reveals how he was once on the brink of suicide himself.

As you can see, for a number of beautiful reasons this episode made me forget a multitude of sins and kept me engaged throughout.

Even the clothes can’t hide that sexy body under it – it actually brings out the natural “superhero” look, I would say ….

Wow, just wow!

And these last pictures just once again shows us, Alex so naturally being Steve.


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0