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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 162 (Epi 7:19)

All in all this has been one of the most engaging episodes for Season 7. My hopes for some good episodes to finish off the season were better served by this one that last week. Of course I loved that Steve and Kono spend so much time together during this episode. They are great together.

The episode was a good display of different women (good & bad) in society. The young and innocent being cute, strong ones looking out for and protecting the weak, the bad ones exploiting the weak. Those fighting for and rescuing the oppressed and the exploited. And the scarred ones fighting back to restore their lives.

Of course me liking the episode and the theme of it, did not mean there were not some serious facepalm moments. Here are a few thoughts ….

  • I don’t understand why the sex trafficker (Emilio) would care to take Moani to the ER. Why take such a risk and then just run away before getting any help? What did he expect to find there? A red carpet reception? The writers idea of using, it did not make sense to me.

Koala Smartass: You are messing with the logic of the story again. Just take it as it is.

  • Not a fan of crossover episodes of two different show. Mainly because I do not live in America and do not see these shows on the same time slots as they are seen over there.

Koala Smartass: No harm done I guess. If you did not see it, you did not miss anything. You watch for Steve (Alex) in any case and he was not part of it.

  • Well at least somebody remembered and brought Steve cookies on his birthday – although he had to buy them.

Koala Smartass: You know the birthdays and stuff only  mean something to the fans – well at least some of the wacky fans like you.

  • Why a split episode when dealing with such serious matters as sex trafficking and drugs? And then rushing through the second case.

Koala Smartass: Lalallalalallalal


  • It must be really dangerous to just drive around in Hawaii. Road rage is dangerous! Utterly preposterous for Kono to vent against an innocent person in traffic. She was in the wrong and it is she as an officer of the law, who is supposed to serve and protect others rather than damage? That kind of “heroism” being applauded and condoned  is exactly what is wrong with society lately. If you get upset, you can just violate the rights of others – it’s okay and normal? #NO!

Koala Smartass:

  • Kono hitting the teacher before he even had time to say anything? Really? Stooping to a level of brutality is really childish. At least give him a change to be an asshole first.

Koala Smartass: But he deserved it, didn’t he? Men like him are actually the real problem. The laws of supply and demand. If there is no demand, the sex trafficking business would not be so lucrative.

  • Why is Steve shooting the number plate of the SUV while it is backing up? Shoot the tyres, shoot at the window – be productive.

Koala Smartass: How long have you been watching the show? By now you should know, that it is how it is done in the land of Five-o.


  • I fail to get the connection between Kono and Moani, the girl she brought to the sanctuary. Her connection was with the OTHER girl, Kelsey. (She was also a better actress, portraying the pain.) And why was only the one girl taken to the sanctuary? Although very moving, the story kind of lost me there because it did not feel organic with her taking the “wrong” girl in my opinion. And without her parents?

Koala Smartass: I am sure you are the only one complaining about this.

  • And added to that, she easily hugged Kono. NO sign of the broken ribs and injuries Emilio took her to the hospital for.

Koala Smartass: Since when is it strange that injuries sustained during an episode, still exist by the end of the episode? At least it was 3 days later. Normally they heal within a few minutes.

As you can see, there was not much to complain about in the episode, and the Koala is very happy about that. Hopefully that is a good sign for the rest of the season …… I just hope that somewhere along the line we will also at least get some personal story of Steve again. And not just something from his family’s past, but also something for his future and happiness! (Maybe he can chase Adam away, and he and Kono can live happily ever after? )

And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:19

Puka ‘ana (Exodus)

Written by: Eric Guggenheim

Directed byBronwen Hughes

To be continued …….

Slide show of screencaps of the episode.


Filed under Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett

Happy Birthday Steve McGarrett

Before we start this post and just to make it clear and try to eliminate confusion – this is Steve McGarrett’s birthday. He is a fictional character on the show Hawaii Five-0.

Alex O’Loughlin is the actor who plays Steve McGarrett, and his birthday is on 24 August.

Happy Birthday Steve!

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With lack of time this year, we are not making a special post for the occasion, but we would like to give you the links to all our previous interesting posts for his birthday over the years.




Steve-0r-gasm-0-meter: Episode 4:16


Happy Birthday Commander Steve McGarrett

– How old are you today?


Is this – Everything We Know About McGarrett’s Past? #H50

Hope you all enjoy tonight’s new Episode!


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

Alex O’Loughlin #HawaiiFive0 – Raw Interview (2010)

 We still need to do a few transcripts of some of the old videos, to complete our media archives.
Here is an interview for Hawaii Five-0 from 7 years ago.
Remember you can get the links to all the transcripts we have already done here

he very funny Alex O’Loughlin talks about Hawaii Five-0 and shows off his ability to do different accents with 19 Action News Entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet.

Alex: Now listen; I’ve got a badge and a gun.

Chris: Hey.

Alex: So, no funny stuff.

Chris: Wow. Is that a real gun.

Alex: It’s a real gun and a real badge. [Laughs]

Nothing is real, man.

[Playing with the gun, making ping sounds]

Chris: It’s exactly what that does.

Alex: Five-0.

I want to ask you a question? You know how Five-0 has become a street term for the cops?

Chris: Yeah.

Alex: Is that from the original Hawaii Five-O?

Chris: I thought … I thought it was called that Hawaii Five-0, because Hawaii was the 50th state.

Alex: It’s true, you are right. That’s correct. Very good.

Chris: But you mean like when thugs are like, “Oh, The Five-0’s are here”

Alex: “Five-0 man”. Gangster sort of thing. And do you think that is from the original show? I’d like to believe that it is.

Chris: I’m gonna have to say, absolutely.

Alex: Let’s log it in.

Chris: And it’s going to continue with the new show.

Alex: Yes.

Chris: Would you call this a …. Is this going to be a remake, rebirth, a re-imaging, or perhaps some other word that starts with re?

Alex: They are all good. But I think it is a reboot.

Chris: A reboot?

Alex: I think it is a reboot.

Chris: What exactly …. How exactly would you define a reboot?

Alex: Well …. a …. The characters have the same names.

Chris: Yeah.

Alex: Pretty much, you know. it’s the same sort of overall story. It’s a task force in Hawaii. Cleaning up the streets of Hawaii. Steve McGarrett is asked to run this task force for the governor. And it is crimes in Honolulu and the surrounding areas. But we’ve got a lot …. there are a lot of differences too. You know what I mean, it’s modern day. We’ve got new technology. We’ve got new military technology.

Chris: We have the internet now.

Alex: We …..what’s that? [Laughs] We do have the internet.

Chris: I hear they even have it on computers too.

Alex: It’s crazy.  I’m going to get one.

Chris: A computer or an internet?

Alex: I’m going to get an internet computer.

Chris: Very nice.

Alex: You’re welcome.

Chris: Did you watch the series growing up at all?

Alex: I didn’t really. I mean I was pretty young when it was on TV, and ….

Chris: How old were you when the show went off the air?

Alex: Oh. It was 1980, it went off the air, and I was …. a…. four years old.

Chris: Four years old.

Alex: I had to think about that for a minute. I had to think, “What year was I born?”

Chris: [Laughs]

Alex: I’m a ‘76 kid. So I was four years old. So I watched the reruns obviously. And my memory of it is …. I mean I remember it as an old cool cop show, you know.

Chris: Yeah.

Alex: I tried not to watch too much of it when we started this, because I did not want to be influenced by that. I just wanted to … I wanted to just do my character work, and ….

Chris:  It must be difficult though. You know, because there is so much material out there that you could source. Is it not difficulty for you to kind of turn away from that and not watch it?

Alex: No not really. I mean a little bit, because I am intrigued, and I go, “Oh, I wonder how he did it back then?” But I mean it is just my curiosity that ….. It’s just the only annoying thing is that I’m really curious and I just want to have a look.

Chris: For sure.

Alex: But I actually much prefer building something from nothing.

Chris: How similar and how different do you think this will be compared to the old version of the show?

Alex: I think it is very different. I think it is very different in ….. Oh well, I do think it’s very different. I mean television is a completely different thing now. You know we have technology that allows us to … you know, with computers. The internet computers

Chris: Yeah, the internet computers.

Alex: With internet computers generate, internet computer generated images ….. Oh, what was the question?

Chris: [Laughs]

Alex: I think it is going to be very different because everything is different about TV, than what it was 40 years ago. You know, I mean even the acting. It’s like the realism that we go for today and hopefully achieve, is much more like what happens in day-to-day life …. in real life than what it was back then. It was much more stylised. It was much more …. There was a lot more sort of posturing. Today we try to get the story … and try to, you know … stick to the truth.


Chris: I’ve got to ask you. Your character is American. You have this .. you do the American accent perfectly. How are you able to just turn it on and off like that?

Alex: I don’t know. It’s a …. It’s been many years of practise and … actually …

Chris: It’s incredible.

Alex: Actually, I grew up with an American though. My stepfather a … his Canadian and so as a child I had the North American sound in the house. I think that’s probably had something to do with it.

Chris: But you can just like that, do your next sentence with an American accent.

Alex: I could, but I am not going to.

Chris: Why not?

Alex: Because I don’t want to confuse you. We’ve already talk you about internet computers and I don’t want to … this is a two shot and …..

Chris: Yeah, but you might have to see my reaction then that way. It could be a big reaction.

Alex: Okay, listen to what I am saying right know. I don’t know even know how it happens. That’s the thing; it just comes out of my face.

Chris: I can’t put an Australian accent on that way.

Alex: I will give you a thousand dollars, if you do a good Australian accent.

Chris: And not sound like the crocodile hunter?

Alex: Just go. Just don’t think. Go!

Chris:  ‘Alright mate. We’re gonna go surfing today mate.

How’s that?

Alex: Pretty good.

Chris:  Really? Out of 10?

Alex:  Like …… like … like … like a 3. Which is …. But the thing is mate, most people get, like they don’t even bump a 1

Chris: Well I got ….

Alex: I’m not giving you 1000 bucks though.

Chris: Do I get like 300 bucks then? Because of 3 out of 10?

Alex: I’ll talk to you later. Come and visit next year…

Chris: I got you to say mate. I pulled a mate out of you.

Alex: Yeah, you did pull mate out of me.

Chris: Moite

Alex: Is that a mind trick? You say moite. Say mate.

Chris: Mate.

Alex: It’s a very clean, mate.

Chris: Mate. Mate.

Alex: That’s not so bad. More like a 4 or a 5.

Chris: Okay. Do I get it know.

Alex: We should talk about other stuff.

Chris: You’ll talk about it later.  Do you want to talk about Hawaii Five-0 or something like that?

Alex: It’s a good show that’s coming on TV in September.

Chris: Can we talk about the epic .. that movement.

Alex: Yeah, the epic head movement that’s never have in the show?

Chris: It’s not?

Alex: Yes, we can talk about it

Chris: It’s never happening?

Alex: We talked about stylistic differences from the areas of the show. I don’t have the fringe for it.

Chris: When you got the call that you were going to get this part, did you think, “I’ve got to grow my hair”?

Alex: I’ve got to grow the bangs out. [We hear somebody drive by on a motorcycle] That on a man on a motorcycle. He’s keeping the beaches safe.

Chris: [Laughs]

Alex: Yeah, no. Jack Lord ….. Jack Lord had epic hair. I myself have … I mean it’s fine, but it’s like you … you have good hair. We ….

Chris: You have good hair.

Alex: Thank you. It’s just sort of hair though. You know he had HAIR.

Chris: Yeah. It was 70’s hair though.

Alex: It was 70’s hair.

Chris: What are your expectations for the show?

Alex: I would …. I hope the show is a big hit. I hope millions of people around the world will really enjoy it as much as I enjoy … Enjoy watching it as much as I’m enjoying making it. I mean, I’ve done a few TV gigs now. And this is…. This is awesome. You know what I mean, it such a great combination of character, and crime and comedy. You know, there are great relationships, there’s great stories. There’s a lot of fantastic action and … I don’t think ….. I don’t see why it’s not going to be a hit.

Chris: I got to try something here. “Book’em Danno”. How was that?

Alex: That was like an 8.

Chris: 8 out of 10?

Alex: That was like an 8 out of 10.

Chris: Can you give me one? Maybe I can learn from it.

Alex: [Smile] I’m nervous.

Chris: I’ll stop looking at you then.

Alex: I need you to look at me.

Chris: Okay. Can I be Danno?

Alex: Oh you see, you cut it off. Now you’re not getting it.

Chris:  Come on. I’ll be Danno.

Alex: Cut, you’ve done it. You’d be Danno?

Chris: Just for a second.

Alex: You just have to look angry. Look angry. And look like ….. look like someone just did something ….. [laughs] I can’t do.

Chris: Okay.

Alex: I can’t do it. I was willing. You need to know I was willing.

Chris: Okay, here we go. I will look at you.

Alex: “Book’em Danno”

Chris: That was pretty good. Thanks a lot.

Alex: You’re welcome man

Chris:  That’s awesome.

Alex: That was like constipation face.

Chris: [Laughs]

Link to the video:


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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 161 (Epi 7:18) The Tough Mudder Race Part 2

Loads of action drama and suspense, together with 42 minutes of bromance and a sentimental family gathering at the end. It sounds like the perfect Hawaii Five-0 episode …….


Here are some of my thoughts.

  • Sorry, but did I miss something or what? Was this Hawaii Five-0 or an episode of MacGyver or some weird crossover where McG now turned into MacGyver? It was as if we were in some long MacGyver obstacles course, all while a very dangerous bomb was ticking down an hour. Why not take more than an hour and at least make it more realistic to get through the jungle and negotiate all the problems?

Koala Smartass: But then there would be no urgency  you idiot. It is Five-0, you have to create some unrealistic drama.


  • What a waste of time and money – a mock imaginary explosion that was only an imaginary scenario, sketched by Steve to explain a useless point to the trainees.

Koala Smartass: Maybe they had some extra cash lying around for special effects and they realised it will go to waste if they don’t use it?


  • Did these two men really become bickering kids now? They have really degraded from teenagers to kids this time. I felt embarrassed for them in front of these trainees. Yikes. Who in their right mind think to write dialogue like this for two 40-year-old professional adults to act like that in front of people that they came to train? People who look up to them as specialists at what they do …..

Koala Smartass: How long have you been watching this show?


  • If I would see blood on an open back door in my house, I will not tell my colleague over the phone, “I will call you back” – I will tell him, “THERE IS BLOOD IN MY HOUSE! I need to check it out. Hold the line.”

Koala Smartass: You are not STEVE.

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  • I just wonder what Steve and Sang Min talked about while waiting for Dr Cunha to get there? It must have taken her a while to get to Steve’s house. Why are they only now discussing what Sang Min is doing there and what happened to him?

Koala Smartass: I’ve got nothing. Maybe Steve was cleaning the house first?


  • Why did that guy ask Sang Min along to the docks? Does not really make sense to me.

Koala Smartass: I am sure he was just scared to go to the docks alone at night.


  • This most dangerous guy in the world  Abati arrived the previous night and he had to travel all the way to that remote location in the jungle, but when Danny and Steve get there, the bomb that he came to build was already finished and loaded for transport? Not sure how long it takes to assimilate such a bomb, but it seems rather fast. The terrorists also cut it rather close for his arrival, for building the bomb and the actual event that the Governor would attend the next day. What if the ship that he came on was delayed at sea?

Koala Smartass: You think too much.


  • They were looking for a terrorist training camp in the jungle and just walk around talking loudly about bucket lists?

Koala Smartass: We have been discussing this very point many times (since Episode 1:05, and many more after that). AND you still think it is strange that a highly trained Navy SEAL operates that way?

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  • Three men capture Steve and Danny and walk with them through the camp. For what purpose? Normally you would escort people to some sort of leader? And why were there suddenly just 2 that made it possible for Steve and Danny to overpower them?

Koala Smartass: So now you are and expert on how terrorist operate, just because you have seen a few movies and shows? And maybe the 3rd guy just needed to pee.

  • The bomb maker must have used some sort of protective gear to work on the bomb, otherwise he is an idiot. A pity Steve did not load that on the truck with them to use when he needed to work on the bomb? Then we wouldn’t have to see the stupidity of the whole battery protection thing.

Koala Smartass: If only our hero had the power of hindsight.


  • Okay, a man that does not look like he sustained any injuries stops a police officer along the road telling him that he crashed his car. And there are no signs that a car went over the edge at that place, but the officer just turns his back on him? And on top of that Abati’s description should by now have been forwarded to all officers on the Island (Steve’s words not mine). What was he thinking? Lucky he ‘survived’ meeting Abati.

Koala Smartass: Maybe HPD officers need some better training? From the looks of it that morning, they are scraping the bottom of the barrel by getting two juveniles to do it? #SorrySteve


  • Abati had less than an hour (50 minutes) on a quad bike to get through an unknown jungle to the road, in a place where there was no roads that morning (according to Danny), hijack a police car (now that was luck), ‘Google’ Sang Min (how did he know the name of the man who he nearly shot on the docks?), get back to the city, leave the car somewhere, get to and overpower Sang Min, believe that Sang Min organised a deal for him to get off the Island, get to the docks and get shot? That is some fast moving!

Koala Smartass: Time and place – we just talked about it last week. This is Five-0.


  • Did I miss something? How did Five-0 know where Sang Min and Abati will be?

Koala Smartass: You do realise that some of the REAL important stuff land on the editing floor. Luckily those of us who buy the DVD’s get to see the deleted scenes. Some of those scenes even rewrites the whole story. So what is real the story as we see them or the story that we were supposed to see?



  • It looks like they wanted to blow up the Governor and HPD HQ, their place of work, but Steve reckons Five-0 and his Ohana were the target? So if I work in a building were the head of state happens to be at the exact time of such an attack, I am the target and not them?

Koala Smartass: You are toying with the sentiments on the show again.


Not really sure where they are taking Steve’s story at this moment in time? I am a bit disappointed that my expectations after last week were not met. Not even to mention that we last heard a gunshot and not even one word spoken about it this time. Will Steve’s story be over by the end of the next 7 episodes, or will it move on to a new chapter ………?

And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:18

E Malama Pono (Handle with Care)

Written by: Zoe Robyn

Directed byEagle Egilsson

To be continued …….


Slide show of screencaps from the episode


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#H50 – Building Steve’s ‘Bride’

In some comments here on the blog last week, there were suggestions for qualities and equipment a girlfriend for Steve should have in order to survive with him. There will of course be material things that she needs, but then there will also be some emotional/mental and physical traits that would make her ideal. A few people in comments reckoned it might be a fun to start compiling such a list.

What do you think? Can we have some fun with this?

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We will start with some of the stuff already mentioned, plus a few that I could think off. Now we need you to add more. Maybe the pictures will help you think of some …..


So let’s imagine we are Dr Frankenstein and start ‘building’ Steve’s ideal bride ….


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Equipment already listed with initial suggestion:

  • A Cellphone that is always charged
  • A satellite phone
  • A GPS implant



Mental skills already listed:

  • Not afraid of drug lords
  • Not afraid or thieves
  • Not afraid of pimps
  • Be prepared to be kidnapped
  • Be immune to weird suggestions for double dates from Danny’s girlfriends
  • Be immune against social media abuse by fangirls
  • Be better than how she is written :huhuani:

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Physical traits (and why that is needed):

We have not yet started this list. Here are some suggestions. Do you think any of these are important, and why?

  • Hair colour?
  • Colour of eyes?
  • Height?
  • Level of fitness?

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Let’s try to have some fun with this one.

Just forget for a moment if you think he already found her or not …..

OR if he needs a girlfriend or not.



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0