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#AlexOLoughlin – Interview at ‘Sunset on the Beach’ with Star Advertiser – 2013

HonoluluStar-Advertiser film and television reporter Mike Gordon interviews “Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin on the red carpet during the season four “Sunset on the Beach” premiere in Waikiki, Hawaii, on Thursday, 26 September 2013.

For – Star-Advertiser
video by Stefanie Nakasone.

Mike: What do you think of this crowd tonight?

Alex: You know what, I feel like I say the same thing in a lot of interviews, cause I am asked very similar questions and no not at all. But it is a very valid question and it should be the prominent question.

I get to this thing every year and I am gobsmacked, you know.

Mike: You’re what?

Alex:  I’m gobsmacked. I am always waiting to roll up and there is like a few drunken bums on the beach and a couple of tourists that fell asleep in the sun.

Mike: [Laughs]


Alex: I mean look at this. People have come from all over the world.

Here’s the thing about what happens tonight, that I think is the most important part of tonight – The most important thing about this show is that we get to employ hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of local people. Okay?

Mike: Sure.

Alex:  And we get to keep money in the local economy. And we get to feed young Hawaiian families. And we get to pay young Hawaiian mortgages. And we get to send young Hawaiian .. [Oh ..there’s my phone] …. and we get to send young Hawaiian people to good schools, because their parents are working, right? That’s the most important thing about the show.

The most important thing about tonight is that there’s people from all over the world who are representatives of the fan base of Hawaii Five-0, who travel all this way, once a year to show everybody else how much we love you the rest of the world.


Mike: Would you have ever expected after the first season and the big event here, that you would still be drawing crowds on the beach?

Alex: Dude, I did not expect it the first season. You know, I was like ….  We are doing a TV show. You know what I mean? We’re not the Oscars, you know. We do what we do. It’s …. I can’t put into words what … how amazing it is to me, you know.

Mike: I couldn’t think of another show that does this. I figure this is unique in TV.

Alex: Yeah, I don’t … I don’t think there is one, and that’s why I know what you are saying. ‘Cos if there was one, I could go online and look at the interviews from the actors, and copy what they say. [Laughs]

Mike: So what can the fans expect from tonight’s episode?

Alex: I haven’t seen it.

Mike: You haven’t seen it?

Alex: I can’t remember what I did.

A lot of stuff happens. There is like a hostage takeover. Catherine like, gets into big trouble. And there’s some pretty gnarly stuff going on with Wo Fat.

Mike: Yeah. He …..

Alex: Did you watch the last one, last season?

Mike: Yeah.

Alex: We pick up where we left off. So, hold onto your hat.

Mike: So this season is going to be …… What can we expect from this season overall?

Alex: Well, I’ve only been teased to episode 10 myself, but we have got a lot of developments and characters. We have got a lot of developments and characters arcs. Relationships. Catherine and McGarrett relationship is going strong. She gets spanners thrown into her personal life. We look at how the relationship deals with that. Things she doesn’t know that McGarrett does. McGarrett starts trying to find out whether Wo Fat is maybe related to him.

Episode 401

Link to video


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

#H50 10:21 Steve Feeling Lost? (Sorry Steve, wrong Hawaiian based show)

Before I say anything about this episode, I just want to comment on things I have seen on social media about it all. People saying that all these things about Steve wanting to leave had no build-up. I am amazed!! Last week we posted the summary of Steve’s Story and it can clearly be seen that this has had a build-up for a while already …. at least for 2 or even 3 seasons now I would guess. Adding on loss after loss after loss.

A while back people were screaming that Steve needs to show symptoms of PTSD with all his losses. Now when he is admitting that he needs a break from it all, those same people scream that this has not been coming, no build-up, too sudden? A hero can maybe handle one or two things, but in the end, it is the sum of it all that gets to him. He is not breaking, he is just wondering if he should not cut himself some slack and try something else.

When you have built a family and all your friends only around your work, and have nothing outside of it anymore, it creates a problem. And on top of that, when your work keeps you from healing because it is filled with death and fixing other people’s problems, then, unfortunately, you need to maybe leave your work (even just for a while or forever). But you also have to leave that “work” family as well, because they became part of the problem. Especially when that work-family even lives with you in your house. NO life of your own, because the job even follows you home. Your choice is AS SIMPLE AS THAT….. LEAVE. You take yourself with you, but you give yourself a break.

Koala Smartass:  For once we agree! A very wise man said: “If you want different results than what you’re getting, you have to try different approaches”. #JustSaying

#TheLastSuper? #TheMagicTableIsCrowded

Sorry, I was busy jotting down a few thoughts about the episode to accompany Paula’s great screencaps, when our old “friend” the  Koala Smartass decided to pitch in and rain on my parade!

So let’s get going with some random quotes and thoughts (and replies from the Koala Smartass) from the episode …..

Steve: “Love you, Pops.”

Koala Smartass: Yes, it is great to see that after everything, Steve still feels the need to express his love to his dad.

Steve: The last thing I need in my life right now is another mystery.

Koala Smartass: Remember, Steve, your mom taught you tricks when you were young – that was a great thing the two of you had, wasn’t it? Maybe she had one more trick up he sleeve!  #MaybeTheMysteryIsGood #TheresAlwaysHope

  • Hopefully solving this mystery of the cypher, will end it all. End the Wo Fat, Doris, John and Joe saga, once and for all!! And help to give Steve some peace …

Steve: Maybe I’m just feeling a little lost right now.

Koala Smartass: Great to admit it Steve – that is the starting point of healing.

  • Steve is driving Danny’s car to the crime scene from his dad’s grave? Was he teleported to the punchbowl earlier? No car of his own there? (Sorry, but I just had to nitpick a little)

Koala Smartass: Maybe he was beamed there by Scotty? #SorryThatWasJustTooEasy 

Why did nobody guard the woman and her kid – they were witnesses in a murder? Dangerous criminals are involved and their vehicles were seen in the neighbourhood.

Koala Smartass: Maybe Steve does not have everybody’s back after all? #MaybeItsNotEvenHisBack

Danny: I don’t know. I mean, you know, he’s been running nonstop for the last ten years. You do this job long enough, you get… you get burnt-out. I didn’t think it would happen with Steve, but it happens.

Koala Smartass: Yes Danny, he is just human after all. Maybe, just maybe you left him one too many times to carry the load alone? #AreWeStillTalkingAboutSteveOrAlexHere?

Tani (to Junior): Right, but you know, he’s been through a lot this year, and… you can’t honestly tell me that you haven’t noticed a change.

Junior: McGarrett’s the best soldier I’ve ever worked with. He’s able to compartmentalize things, and if he’s got something to deal with, he’ll deal with it in his own way.

Koala Smartass: Exactly – he did not need somebody to invite themself and try to babysit him at home for months.

Steve: All we can do as leaders is make the best decisions with the information that we have at hand.

Koala Smartass: At least he knows that and will hopefully cut himself some slack about the deaths of his mother and Joe, for which he felt responsible.



Just a sidenote – These moving camera shots around the office, during this episode – NO, JUST NO. It is annoying and distracting.

Captain Ingram:  “And as someone who still wears a uniform on occasion, you know what that means.”

Koala Smartass: We must have missed those occasions lately. When did we last get to see Steve in uniform? The show really lost that angle of Steve’s story a while back already.

  • I really found this funny. Somehow Cole knew exactly where the exchange was supposed to happen. So I guess we can be glad that Steve & Danny told Cole precisely where the drop off will be, all while discussing with him why he was NOT going to be used as bait. LOL

Koala Smartass: Yup, I got nothing. But you are killing the vibe with trivial stuff. #MoveOn

  • Did Hector really think Steve would send Cole alone to the exchange and not take precautions? Hector did not know Cole was no longer with Five-0 at the time.

Koala Smartass: Just your general H50 dumbass criminals, I guess? Not thinking that the cops will not just leave it to chance.

Danny: I think this guy might be crazier than you.

Steve: I think you might be right.

  • What exactly did Cole do in 5 minutes that was crazier than the things Steve have done over the years?

Koala Smartass:  Guess the show is really trying super hard to push this character as McG 2.0 (Steve on steroids? #NoPunIntended)

  • So, Cole went AWOL, 4 years ago already? And Steve got him off with just a warning.

Koala Smartass: Steve really does have clout it seems.

Cole: Well, it just so happens I know a guy that’s a wizard at that kind of stuff.

Koala Smartass: For those who were wondering, please notice – he said a guy. #JustSaying

  • So Danny calls Steve at work to come home to have a drink – at his own home? I really found this a bit funny. Where else would he have gone to after work? Why was Danny himself not at work anymore and already home?

Koala Smartass: Maybe Danny called him and suggested a date somewhere more romantic, but then Steve suggested drinks at the house? You know Steve is not very romantic after all #LOL#SorryNotSorry

Steve: Look, man, I don’t know, … I don’t know when it happened, but something changed. I’ve been here doing this for so long now, I… I kind of feel like I’ve been protecting everybody except for myself… Does that make sense?

Koala Smartass: Makes perfect sense Steve, as FOYeur summarize it in the begining. Why did it take you so long to admit it? – RUN, STEVE, RUN! #SorryForrest

Steve: It’s more than that. And I can’t do that here anyway. I got too many memories.

Koala Smartass: Exactly – RUN!! #ButPleaseNotJersey #DannysFamilyIsThere #MyDoorIsAlwaysOpen 😀

Steve: I really thought that the restaurant would balance things out. But when it closed…

Koala Smartass: “Closed?? I thought they sold it to Kamekona and Grover’s brother was developing recipes there or something? #MustHaveMissedSomethingAlongTheWay.

  • So the cypher must be really important if someone knows about it and wants to steal it. Must be somebody who knows what Doris might knew secrets and pass it on to Steve – exactly at this time?

Koala Smartass: Looks like Steve’s nemesis is the “Omnipresent One?#OnlyGodCanKnowsThisMuch #ButHeIsNotSupposedToBeYourEnemy

*Trident* 😀


And here we are ….

It looks like Steve is finding the answers and the way out of the hole he is in.

Hope to see Steve smiling again without a frown – at the end of next week …..


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

#H50 – Commander Steve McGarrett and His Last Birthday?

It is 10 March – Steve McGarrett’s birthday!

(Please do not confuse it with Alex O’Loughlin’s birthday.

Alex’s birthday is on 24 August)

Will this be the last time that we celebrate Steve McGarrett’s birthday? Will Steve McGarrett survive the series finale of Hawaii Five-0? The man who has lost so much during the past 10 years that we have followed his life.

He lost his best friend and SEAL buddy  Freddie a few days before we met Steve in 2010. Then Steve had to listen to the shot that killed his father, John McGarrett, minutes after we first saw him. His Aunt Deb died with him at her bedside in 2016. His friend and mentor Joe White died in his arm in 2018. And in 2019 his mother Doris, who kept om lying to him, died tragically in his arms when the only thing he wanted to do, was to save her.

Will Steve’s fate also be to follow them to the eternal rest of the big beyond, or will there still be some rest, tranquillity and love for him still here on earth till his old age?

For that, I guess we will have to wait and see what the series finale on 3 April hold for him …..

In any case, I am kind of sure we will still find a way to remember and to celebrate this day in the years to come.

The birthday of our fictional hero Steve McGarrett!!

Here is your chance to make your prediction.

What do you think will happen to Steve in the finale of Hawaii Five-0?

  1. Steve dies at the end
  2. Just another day – life goes on as usual.
  3. Steve moves away from Hawaii and leaves Five-0 behind.
  4. It will be a cliffhanger and we won’t know.


Ten Seasons Of Steve McGarrett:


And on a happier note …..

Happy Birthday



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Steve McGarrett

#H50 – Some saying their farewells …

Yesterday the news broke about the two-hour series finale of Hawaii Five-0 on 3 April. There were a lot of online media and social media responses to it. We thought to capture some of the initial thoughts from cast and crew and also some actors who used to be on the show……

One word from Peter – saying so much ….



Hawaii 5-0 will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you to the #H50 family for always making me feel at home, to the entire cast and crew and to the countless fans who have loved this show since the beginning…I will miss you all. @hawaiifive0cbs


Once #ohana always ohana! This is not even half of them. #hawaiifiveo#hawaii50#h50

Love you always my Five-0 ohana! Mahalo nui loa. Aloha a hui hou. #Aloha #H50 🤙🏻🌊


Well…. that’s a wrap🙏🏻❤️


Very sad to be saying farewell to the most amazing cast and crew, and a special thanks to #alexoloughlin for 10 incredible years of hard work and dedication. It’s been a blessing to have documented the ride! #aloha#h50




It’s been a good run! 10 seasons of Hawaii Five-0 and we just got the news today that this is the last one 😭it’s got some people in their feelings 😂 see y’all on the next one #five0#ohana



I will miss you all. I love you all. Big hugs. Shooting my very last scene on 5-0 in about one hour. 🧡 Very sad.

You can click on the Twitter links to get to original post and responses to it

  • From Abby:

  • H50 writer

  • Crew

  • Chin Ho Kelly

  • H50 writer

  • Charlie Fong (still wonder what happened to this character?)

  • Hirsch

  • Producer/writer

  • From CBS

Eddie and Steve filming their last scenes …. #McEddieForever

With some of my gang on my last day of work on this great show called #hawaiifive0 💙#lastday#greatestcastandcrew#ohana

Alex gave me a really beautiful and sweet send off in front of the entire cast and crew – this was the tail end of it. I’ll miss that man and his jiu-jitsu moves


Aloha Commander McGarrett ……..


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

#H50 10:17 – Steve and the Wacky Crime Writers.

Despite the fact that there were two storylines and an added two separate continuous story arcs as part of this episode, I still found it more entertaining than most other split episodes. At least the two stories have a literary connection, which kind of connected them in a way.

And there is always some fun and good humour when Harry is around.

My thoughts after Tani and Junior finally sealed the deal – maybe one or both these characters are about to leave the show. That is if the show actually got renewed for Season 11.

Beulah has been doing other projects lately, and Meaghan is getting married soon. Guess we will have to wait and see if this relationship will have a future beyond this season …..

Same goes for Adam. Ian Anthony Dale started his own production company and also directed his first episode – will his character leave the show or will he stay on regardless of his new projects?

I found it really funny when I saw comments on IG and Twitter about Junior’s return. Many thought that Junior was still kidnapped by WoFat’s wife after what they last saw of him at the end of Episode 10:12.

Those people do not know about cross-overs and storylines continuing and ending on another show that they do not watch.

Thousands or maybe millions of people are not on social media and do not follow the shows religiously behind the scenes. They just watch it each week for fun. They do not know about these hidden things, and Junior leaving on a mission soon after he was kidnapped (and found on Magnum PI) can be really confusing to many.

Hence my lack of enthusiasm for cross-overs…..

It looks like the Adam and Yakuza story arc is hopefully reaching its end soon. Yeah!

Steve greeting Meaghan’s real-life fiance (aka 0007) 😀

Every time I see Harry (Chris Vance) on H50 I get the feeling that this is another James Bond audition for him. But realistically looking at his age, he is just 3 years younger than present 007, Daniel Craig. On the other hand Alex is 5 years younger than Chris, but looking at all the injuries Daniel sustained during the making of his Bond movies, I would not wish such physical harm on Alex at all.

It seems that the end of this season will also have some of the old McGarrett family story arcs in it … and it looks like there will even be some Wo Fat there with it as well. Maybe we will get some answers to some of those old questions we have about Steve’s dad and Wo Fat. But I guess in true H50 fashion we will end off with more questions than answers on that matter ……..


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