Category Archives: Steve McGarrett

Our lovely ninja Seal bringing action to our days.

Lost in Translation – #H50 Exclusive : #AlexOLoughlin Reveals the Secrets of Success for S10

From time to time there are articles in non-English magazines and media. Many times they contain some small bits which are not in other articles. We try to translate them as accurately as possible, taking in consideration the context of what was said and how Alex would say it. Most of the time things are lost in direct internet translations.

 

Article By: Rafaela Gomes
Posted on: 5 Oct 2019

For Cine Pop

Hawaii Five-O has had a long run on the small screen since its original debut in 1968. And following in the footsteps of its predecessor – which featured 12 seasons, which aired until 1980, the new version is heading for his 10th season, on track for a long run.

During an exclusive interview with Cinepop, the star Alex O’Loughlin reflected on the cultural impact that production has, emphasizing how it manages to stay refreshed after so many years on air

 

 

In a conversation with our editor-in-chief Renato Marafon  O’Loughlin said:

“I think there are two answers to this question: How to continue to keep the show fresh, generally speaking – which is not a question  for me to answer, but for the showrunner.

Then, how I can keep it fresh – It is difficult. It is so much easier to settle for what you have and not to feel the pressure. You need to keep studying your work, you need to maintain a good work ethic and keep on striving to deliver a true version, every single time. I think that is essentially how I  keep it fresh for myself. ”

h50eddie  Ruh roh.
What happened? And why is McG lecturing me? 😏

 

The star also went on about the story of his character, Steve McGarrett, who has gone through a number of different circumstances over the past nine seasons. And with the start of the 10th season, he pondered about where Steve finds himself emotionally at this point in the story:

 

“He’s tired (laughs)! He’s been through a lot emotionally, physically and psychologically, so I think… it’s hard to talk about him objectively, when in fact I experience him subjectively. But I think there’s a limit to how much a person can handle before that person reaches the level of  being a superhero. And he’s not a superhero. He is a regular guy.

But this journey has been a very long one and I look forward to see what they envisage for his future. I think he needs a little change. He hasn’t had a girlfriend in a long time. He’s only got a dog and I think he needs something new. ”

 

It is very short article, but still interesting to see how Alex feels about his character . My guess is that we will see a few new dimensions to the character or new situations for Steve this season. Think we will need to keep an open mind and ….. enjoy the ride!

(Pictures are Promo pictures for Episode 10:04)

A great site to get promo pictures bigger, ksiteTV

 

 

5 Comments

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

#AlexOLoughlin with some new faces on #H50

Hawaii Five-0 ended with a cliffhanger at the end of Season 9, but in about 5 weeks time we will all see what happened with Steve McGarrett and his Ohana when Season 10 starts on 27 September in the USA. For those of you not following social media, there will be many surprises, but I guess there are not a lot of you who don’t follow the show elsewhere. If you do not want to be spoiled with some of the things we picked up from the footage from the set, I suggest that you do not continue reading.

  • First of all we know that Alex and his character Steve McGarrett is back and it looks like he will be back in full force without physical injury. His character looks in good health on set (and after the first episode filmed, he was also without the beard).

Not only will Alex be back, but as we reported a while back, he also wrote and directed the episode that was filmed first for the season. It will however not be the first episode broadcast. My guess is that it will be broadcast close to Halloween. And we also got the pictures from Christine Lahti who will be in that episode. That even more so would suggest that it will be a great episode.

  • We also know from the Blessing ceremony, that some of the  Ex Navy SEAL’s from Trident Adventures will again be seen. This time in the episode directed by Alex.

They posted this older picture from Season 8 Epi 24, where they also featured:

Trident Adventures ( 3 August )

“Sometimes we get a little jealous of the jobs our SEAL guys have 😏 Try and spot our two veterans on the new season of H50″

  • There is official notification from CBS of the  addition of actress Katrina Law to the permanent cast as season regular. She will play a former Army  Staff Sergeant named Quinn Liu.

From Jim Halterman on 14

The island of Hawaii just got a bit more interesting.

CBS announced Wednesday that Katrina Law (The Oath, Arrow) will step into a series regular role on the network’s long-running crime drama, Hawaii Five-0, when the series returns for Season 10 in September.

Law will play a former Staff Sergeant with Army CID named Quinn Liu, who was recently demoted for insubordination. Liu is described as sharp-tongued in several languages and she has a deep knowledge of military culture, which will make her the perfect person to match wits with Five-0 Commander, Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin).

Liu comes into the show after an explosive collision with Five-0 on a case involving veterans. She will soon become a local ally for the team, which also values integrity over sticking to the rules.

“We are thrilled to have Katrina join the 10th season Hawaii Five-0 as a series regular,” says Executive Producer Peter Lenkov. “She dazzles as Quinn, the team’s newest recruit, and viewers are going to love seeing how she first encounters McGarrett and Danny. If you know the show well, you’ll be feeling some déjà vu.”

(Unfortunately we can not share any pictures of Alex with Katrina  from the set. They were all posted by the person who took them, and he blocked us from his IG and Twitter pages and we can therefor not post them with full credit of original source. )

  • Actor Rob Morrow posted this picture and he also indicated that he will be in more than one episode of Hawaii Five-0. Loved him since the Northern Exposure days and hope he will have a great character to play.

W/this stud and good guy playing a good guy #AlexO’Loughlin
@hawaii50cbs hey, were ur ears burning @therealclaireforlani #waikiki #hawaii

Of course Claire featured as Alicia Brown in a number of H50 episodes. She and Rob, in their younger days, starred in a 1998 movie together. It seems as if they remained good friend all this time.

  • Claire answered back with a tweet: “Damn you two look cute together! Adore you both so much”

 

  • Actress Katie Wee posted a picture on Instagram a while back already, but she deleted the post. We can only guess that she did it because when it was shared by others, there might have been some indications that she could be a new love interest for Steve. 

She wrote:

“To say shooting Hawaii 5-0 was fun would be a huge understatement. It was a total gift 🎁 I got to be in Hawaii, (!!!) work with the loveliest people, and ultimately do the thing I have wanted to do since I was a little kid- act on TV 🤩trying to soak in how truly grateful I am, because that gratitude is what helps me remember what it’s all for in the moments between wins. Can’t wait for you all to meet me on #H50 s 10 #AlexOloughlin

 

Some dates that might be of interest to you:

  • This Saturday, 24 August is Alex’s  Birthday.
  • It has been announced that Sunset On the Beach will be on Thursday, 19 September
  • And a week later on Friday 27 September, Season 10 will kick of on a new and earlier time slot on CBS at 20h00

Fridays

8-9 p.m. Hawaii Five-0
9-10 p.m. Magnum P.I.
10-11 p.m. Blue Bloods

As usual  a big Thank You to everybody who posted pictures and shared information on their pages, for all to see. It is good to see when the Aloha spirit from most people in the fandom.

29 Comments

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

They Say ….. Acting with #AlexOLoughlin is Heaven.

Season 3 of Hawaii Five-0 remains my favourite season for many reasons. One of them is the story of Doris that formed part of it. Love her or hate her, you have to admit that she was a very lovingly part of the first 15 years of Steve’s life.

The mother son chermistry between Alex and Christine played a big role in why Doris as a character work for me.

  • This is what Christine tweeted in 2016 when she was on the H50 set the previous time:

Acting with Alex O’Loughlin is pure heaven.

Is it wrong for a mom to have a crush on her son? Lol! #H50

 5 November 2016
Of course this comment from her confirmed all our fangirl crushes. 🙂
You can also read what Christine had to say about Alex, way back in 2012:
Alex is just phenomenal. He’s such a good actor. That first big confrontation scene in the first episode, I felt, ‘Ah, this is so great. I don’t have to do any work, because he’s so great. I just have to look in his eyes and respond.’ He’s talented, boy. He’s the real thing.”
– Christine Lathi

Zap2it (October 2012)

PS. Thanks leiCa for the reminder of where to find it

8 Comments

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

#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

14 Comments

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

#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.

 

47 Comments

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