Alex O’Loughlin Reveals Why He’s Changing His Tune About Leaving ‘Hawaii Five-0’
Alex O’Loughlin is adding another title to his all-encompassing Hawaii Five-0 resume.
The 41-year-old star, who has valiantly led the Five-0 team as Steve McGarrett, makes his directorial debut with Friday’s season eight episode of the CBS action drama, stepping behind the camera for the first time in his career.
In the installment, titled “E Ho’Oko Kuleana (To One’s Duty),” the ex-wife of the man who shot Danny (Scott Caan) in an early season eight episode finds her way to Oahu, kicking off a slew of flashbacks to a time when the actions of a younger Danny, living in New Jersey at the time, helped save her life. While Danny’s past comes back to roost, Tani (Meaghan Rath) and Junior (Beulah Koale) patrol the island, providing levity to an action-packed hour, and Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) is framed for the murder of the crime boss he’s been hot on the heels of.
Ahead of the episode’s premiere, ET jumped on the phone with O’Loughlin for a candid conversation about his directorial debut, why he’s backtracking on comments he made about his desire to step away from Hawaii Five-0 after the current season and the “trickiest” part about directing himself.
My thoughts are at the end of the interview. Also the link to the original site at the end of the interview.
Michelle Borth is set to make her triumphant return to Hawaii Five-0 in the April 13 episode — and EW has the exclusive first look.
In a Romancing the Stone-esque hour, Lt. Catherine Rollins (Borth) recruits McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Jerry (Jorge Garcia) — doing his best Indiana Jones — to help her track down a uranium deposit thought to be hidden on an abandoned Hawaiian island, leading them to a suspected terrorist who is plotting to make dirty bombs with it.
Thank you to Entertainment Weekly for the first pictures for episode 8.20. I couldn’t be happier to see Lt. Rollins on my screen again.
Not just because I think she and Steve are perfect together, but because she’s an awesome character all on her own.
Bring it on. First episode this season that I am looking forward to.
“Aohe mea make i ka hewa; make no i ka mihi ole” – A hitman, Leroy Davis (Frankie Faison), McGarrett’s father failed to arrest comes to McGarrett to finally confess his crimes and admit where he buried his victims. Also, Jessie makes a dangerous decision that could ruin Adam’s life, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mixed martial arts fighter Max Holloway also guest stars.
(“Aohe mea make i ka hewa; make no i ka mihi ole” is Hawaiian for “No One Has Ever Died For the Mistakes He Has Made; Only Because He Didn’t Repent”)
Pictures are up. Thanks to SpoilerTV.
And I love this one. He leans like Steve, and looks like John McGarrett. Great job.
Episode Directed by Series Star Alex O’Loughlin
“E ho’okō kuleana” – The ex-wife of the man who shot Danny comes to Oahu and reveals how Danny’s protection during a dangerous domestic dispute when he was in New Jersey helped save her life. Also, Tani and Junior are assigned to walk the beat as uniformed officers for the day, and Adam is framed for the murder of the crime boss he has been tracking, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The episode was directed by series star Alex O’Loughlin. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama.
(“E ho’okō kuleana” is Hawaiian for “To Do One’s Duty”)
Jimmy Buffett Returns as Frank Bama
“’A’ole e ‘ōlelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia” – McGarrett and Danny recruit Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath) to join the task force when diabolical hacker Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence) releases a dangerous arsonist from prison, on the eighth season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The season premiere includes animation of one of McGarrett and Danny’s infamous “car-guements.” Also, Randy Couture returns, and Joey Lawrence joins his brother, Andrew, when he guest stars as Aaron Wright, a hacker.
“’A’ole e ‘ōlelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia” is Hawaiian for “Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough”
Meaghan Rath Joins the Cast as Tani Rey, the Newest Member of Five-0
Season Premiere Includes Animation of a McGarrett and Danno “Car-guement”
Randy Couture Returns
Joey Lawrence Joins His Brother, Andrew, When He Guest Stars as a Diabolical Hacker
Anything on the Hawaii Five-0 team in season 8?
I hear there’s going to be another new member of the team — but it’s definitely not who (or what!) you’re expecting. “There is a story that’s coming up, it actually was Alex O’Loughlin’s idea,” EP Peter Lenkov says. “I wanted to do a story where the victim left in the wake of a tragedy was a dog who lost its owner. It’s a very emotional, really great story. It’s a dog that’s a drug sniffing service dog that McGarrett ends up adopting. It’s a really emotional journey, but it was his idea to keep the dog, and I thought that was a great one.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
That is a spoiler I already like. I just hope they find a good way how McGarrett will find the time to take care of the dog. You know, a dog is not like a cat which you can leave alone for many hours. Cats don’t mind much. But dogs are very different, so it will be interesting to see how they will handle this.
So, many seem to wonder how Steve could possibly know what happened on the islands ten years ago.
Come on, guys, use your imagination; it’s easy and an absolute requirement on this show.
You really wanna know how Steve found out about it? OK, read on…