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#H50 9.25 – Steve, to be continued …

Thank you Paula for capturing all these beautiful screencaps of Alex as Steve. For me personally Alex looked kind of serene throughout this episode. Though I am not a big fan of the dyed hair, it looked good as well. With some of the clothes he wore and with a less stressful look, he even looked more like Steve from earlier seasons in some of the scenes.

There are so many reviews and opinions around about the show and I really do not feel like saying much  about it.

Some small things bothered me and left questions with me about the last scene. I know the woman held onto her son with her right hand and she therefor gave Steve her left hand to shake – Steve’s face and my own thoughts about something like and that that might be seen as a sign of rudeness in her culture came to mind. Something Steve as an officer would know very well. Did it mean anything? Is the show this clever?

And then, why take personal revenge and set yourself up to be potentially killed and definitely captured and incarcerated for life and with that leave your son without a parent to raise him – with both in prison? AND on top of it, put your son in danger and in the hands of strangers and enemies? Sounds kind of dumb to me. And all that to settle a score with somebody who killed a father-in-law you never knew? Really show?

My aim with the first post after the finale, was to have some fun with all the drama that was supposedly created with the last minutes of the season finale. Some took it that way, others did not see it that way, I guess.

To me it was no surprise and hardly any cause for panic. Most probably also because it would not bother me in the least if Alex would decide to quit the show. As long as he wants to be there it is great and if he does not want to be there, also great. It is his life and his career after all!

But let us get real about a cliffhanger like this on a TV show.  In most cases it is done to create drama and have fans talk about the show and hopefully have them tune in, in anticipation to see what happens when the new season starts. Is it necessary to do that with a successful show? In my opinion – no.

Okay, so when is it needed? When the writers and producers are not sure if a certain actor will sign contract to return with the next season and they want to give them a good send-off. Was it really needed this time? None of us know, because none of us really know what kind of contracts were signed by the cast.

Another time when something like this is needed, is when a certain actor might need less time on the show and their role will change when the new season starts. We all know how they ended Season 3 in order for Grace Park to get maternity leave for the first half of Season 4

In other words, the writers are dictated to by what contracts the Network sign and with what happens in the personal lives of the actors. They have to write around what is available.

What does it all mean for us as fans and viewers?

If an actor, who is part of the main cast, does not sign a new contract with the Network again, then that character will be written out off the show – whether the producers or writers want it or not. And whether the fans want it or not.

So who might leave?

Any actor who does not want to remain there – most of the time by their own choice or if they can’t agree on the terms of their contract with the Network. In cases where they feel they should earn more. Others might want more screen time, and others less screen time. It is all part of the job negotiations of being an actor. Fans and fellow cast members don’t really influence any of that.

Let’s break it down then according to the plot at the end of Season 9.

  • A woman came to kill Steve and that would make Alex the main target to leave. Will he leave the show? Most probably not. It is a well paying good job, close to home and his family. And unless he already signed some other  life changing project to begin with, there is no reason for him to leave.

But that does not mean he is not looking for less screen time or maybe a new role in the production of the show. He said that he really enjoyed directing and he even gave Peter a script as well. In Season 1 already, he said that he would like to be producer one day. And in so many words he said at the Paley that he is tired of acting.  For all we know, his wish might be less on screen as Steve and more busy with other parts of the production.

  • Then there is Jorge who play Jerry. In my opinion the only reason anything would happen to Jerry, is if Jorge wants to leave the show. Some fans mention other projects that he is involved with. I personally have not seen any of it, but then again, I do not make an intense study of his career.  My personal opinions, is that he won’t be leaving and I don’t see him going anywhere.
  • There is also always the usual debate and  speculations around Scott and if he might be leaving. No indication that Scott will leave or that Danny will be written from the show. At the moment and for many seasons (since Season 4) Scott’s contract allows him the best of both worlds. He is a lead actor in a series, but he is also given nearly half the time off on set, in order for him to be in LA to do other passion projects. What actor would want to give up such a dream job?

 

Sit back and enjoy the ride. This is entertainment – not real life for us!

But every much real life for those who create the entertainment

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#H50 Season Finale – Are the Grey Cargos Telling Us a Story?

If you have not seen last night’s H50 Season 9 finale yet and don’t want to be spoiled with what happened, you should probably stop reading now …..

These screencaps are just to illustrate a bit of the story, and Paula will do a post with better quality pictures at a later stage.

Producer Peter Lenkov promised a surprising awful cliffhanger to the season – and for some it might be just that!

What happened:

A woman pointed a gun at Steve who is walking away from her. Jerry is walking in towards Steve and he can see the woman behind Steve.

Jerry screams “Gun!”. It fades to black with the shot fired and you can hear Danny who is behind her saying, “Oh my god!”

My crazy observation from the epsiode:

Steve on his first job in Hawaii was wearing the lighter grey cargos and now Steve doing his last job in Hawaii, once again after many seasons wearing lighter grey cargos? We know it was not the exact same pair, because there are some differences to it, but did they want to be poetic about it all and have Steve McGarrett say goodbye in a similar pair of pants??

 

 

 

 

Seven weeks left until they start shooting Hawaii Five-0 Season 10, and for us to see who will be back on set for that. But I am kind of sure we will get some indication of what will happen even before then. Will Alex leave the show or not? And if he stays, in what capacity?

We will keep you updated with any news about the matter.

 

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#H50 9.23 – Steve hanging out with Mary

Not much we want to say about this episode apart from the fact that most of us enjoyed Alex as big brother Steve,  as you can see from these pictures of the episode here and also the great post of gifs Paula made earlier in the week .

Once again I felt really sad that the show missed out on having Steve’s sister around more often over the years ….

 

Only two more episodes left of Season 9, with no official word yet on renewal for Season 10. Just hints here and there that it is going to happen and faith by most fans that it is definitely on. As soon as we see any official renewal post, we will also mention it here.

Lucky for those who seem to be in agony over it all, CBS can not really postpone the official announcement of it later than next week with the Upfronts on the 15th in New York.

Cautiously looking forward to the last two episodes of the season …..

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#AlexOLoughlin & #H50 Cast on ET at the Upfronts (2010)

Before we start with this post, I just want to mention that after some request for translation yesterday, I activated the translation option button; and you can find the widget for it near the top on the right hand side of the blog. Just a warning – after trying to read it in my own home language, I found that the translation looks to be very literal, and it can be very confusing. Luckily it is very easy to switch back to the English version, once you tried it.

Interesting to see the main cast members of Hawaii Five-0 interact with each other in those early days. Remember at the time of the interview, they have only spend about a month together, earlier that year in March to film the pilot episode. This is nearly two months later and also two months before they were to started shooting the rest of Season 1.

[They show a clip from the pilot episode]

Alex: It’s kind of an aggressive contemporary version … you know contemporary continuation of what we knew to be the old show. And it has a lot of great stuff that the old show had. You know we have … you know, it’s got the crime, the characters that are driving the show. And it’s got the comedy. Yeah, I think we have … we probably have more comedy than the old show.

[They show a clip of a cargument from the pilot episode]

Scott: You’ll see from the pilot in, the idea of the shows to come, is that it is really going to be character driven. It’s not going to be just procedural. So I think, you know you’re going to get the people to like CSI for the procedural aspect of it, but it’s also going to be you know, like a movie in the sense of being driven by characters, and you know … and the plots and the action. And we’re going to try to keep it as close to film making as possible.

Alex: Ten o’clock gives us a little more freedom to …

Scott: …. Leeway

[They show a clip from pilot episode]

Grace: We are definitely all going to be moving to Hawaii and we’re going to be working …. I think everybody is pretty excited about it.

Alex: Well Daniel, Daniel lives there.

Grace: Yeah.

Daniel: I hear it’s a nice place to live.

[Laughs all around]

Daniel: I’m looking forward to checking it out myself. I’m just glad that I’m back with a really quality project and some great people, so …. I’m looking forward to it.

[They show a clip from the show]

Alex: We’ve done everything we can to maintain the integrity of the old show. And the integrity of the characters that … that you know, the generation before us knew in that show …

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#H50 Season 6 Premiere: Malika Interviews #AlexOLoughlin

Over the years we have missed out on transcribing many of the SOTB interviews and speeches. This is another one to make our archives more complete. Hopefully we will soon have it all updated.

Sunset on the Beach #6

on 12 September 2015

Malika: Well, we are here with Maui Now and Big Island Now. So these are our neighbour island viewers.

Alex: Hi neighbour island viewers. Hi.

Malika: I think they want to know, what are the neighbour islands that you have visited and what’s your favourite?

Alex: You know it’s crazy; I’ve never been to Maui. And I want to go so bad. And that’s going to happen this season. I’m going to find a chunk of time to get to Maui, because it is really important. I’ve been to Lanai. I‘ve been to Kauai. I’ve been to the Big Island, and I think the Big Island is my favourite. There’s something about the Big Island that’s so raw and so kind of untouched. But it reminds me of Australia as well, so I get a little homesick when I go there, you know, so ….

Malika: That’s where I’m from.

Alex: You’re from the Big Island? Where abouts?

Malika: Hilo.

Alex: It’s beautiful. Hilo is beautiful. Kona is beautiful. I actually when I go to Waimea, I get a bit teary, because it is exactly like Australian South coast area country.

Malika: Yeah.

Alex: Yeah, it’s beautiful.

Malika: I moved from there to Maui

Alex: Okay.

Malika: …. which you need to come and visit. And I will hook you up.

Alex: I’m on the way. I promise. I promise.

Malika: Okay. Let’s get a couple of local questions. What’s your favourite local food?

Alex: Well …. My favourite … my favourite restaurant here is Sasabune.  I love the Japanese ….

Malika: That’s what Chi just said.

Alex: It’s the best sushi. I swear to God. I’ve had the best sushi in Japan, everywhere …. And its …. I think he is the best in the world. I really do. I think he is the best in the world.

Malika: So you are really ingrained in the community here in Hawaii. You know now that you’re with Malia and you have a Hawaiian son, I mean. Like how do you think Hawaii has changed you as a person?

Alex: Well, it’s … it’s a really special place. It’s not like anywhere else in the world. And people come here and I think they expect a certain thing. People come here and they may have a certain idea about like hula and grass skirts and like shakas and aloha and it’s not … you know, I saw a t-shirt once that said, “Don’t mistake my aloha for weakness”. And that kind of sums up Hawaii for me, you know. Because the aloha is so deep, and it means something so very real. But you have to be a part of it to understand it. You have to …. And by the way, if you don’t have it in you, you’re never going to understand. So just don’t come. That’s how I feel.

Malika: [Laughs]

Alex: That’s how I feel, you know.

Malika: If there’s a lesson that Hawaii has taught you that you want to pass on to your children, what is that? What is that one lesson?

Alex: That’s such a good question. And you know, here’s the thing to me Hawaii is a lot like Australia in a lot of … in a lot of fundamental ways. Like with my friends in Australia and the way I was brought up in that sort of … you know the way we live. And I feel like it sort of bleeds across for me … I think that that’s … I didn’t learn it here, but it has kind of continued to instil in me that the only things that matter … the most important thing is family. And the only things that matter are integrity and honesty. And living with aloha, you know. And … but real aloha, you know.

Malika: One last question for you. It has to do with the show. So if you could play any other parts on Hawaii Five-0, except yourself, which one would you play?

Alex: Kono, for sure man. She’s a chick and she gets to kick ass. It’s awesome.

Malika: That’s awesome. Thank you so much. I appreciate it.

 

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