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Last Friday it was time for the 8th Sunset on the Beach. It was of course a bit different this year, as it did not feature the premiere of the season. But it was also a special celebration of Episode 175. The show dedicated the evening to the war veterans and a number of them were invited to attend the evening.

And of cause as Number 1 on the call sheet of the show, playing Steve McGarrett,Alex O’Loughlin once again contributed to make the evening into a special event for the fans of the show. Here is a short recap of parts of Alex being Alex during the evening …….

  • He arrived in style and graciously accepted the customary lei.

Video by s_globetrotter on Instagram

  • He came dressed to perfection and with great poise made his way on the red carpet

Picture by Mark Ramelb

Video fromPhotolulu:

  • He greeted fans with his usual enthusiasm:

Video From NinjAloha50:

  • He talked to the press:

  • Had some fun with his fellow cast members:

FromCBS on Instagram

  • Posed with his new partner and housemate on the show. #McEddie Forever

FromMark Ramelb Photography

Full Video by TV Mommie:

tailsticks Dang. My dog is stupidly handsome. #nohashtagneeded

  • Stole some young hearts

From Pam Jklp Benedon on Facebook

Video from Ninjaloha50

Alex is in the house 📸🎬🎥 #H50#SOTB#FiveOS8#Waikiki 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/1NQwoICypn

— NinjAloha50 (@ninjaloha50) November 11, 2017

  • Made a heartfelt speech to celebrate the Veterans

    (Transcript of video below)

Now they get a taste of how tricky it is (talking about the executives making speeches before him).

Thank you all very much for coming. I can’t see any of you, but I’m sure you are there.

[Talking to someone close by off stage]: What’s it? [Adjusting how he speaks in the mic]. Is this good? I didn’t even know how to use this.

Look, all week I’ve been thinking about what I would say. And the reason I said yes to speaking is because uhm ……

What we are celebrating today – and I don’t mean the show – I mean Veteran’s day, is very important to me for number of reasons. I started thinking about it and…..

Eight years ago we started on this journey, and this journey required military assistance from many different divisions. And when we reached out a hand and asked for assistance from the US military, we got so many hands back.

One of the biggest hurdle for me saying yes to the role, was that I would be representing a community of very special people within the US Navy. And I think I would be able to do it. And the only reason I have been able to kind of pull it off, is because of the support that I’ve had from select individuals. A number of them are in the crowd tonight. And you know who you are, gentleman.

Uhm ….. [Crowd clapping]

The US Navy SEAL’s – I’ve never had a group of people make me feel more a part of. More equal and more welcome than that community. So first of all I would like to say, a sincere and humble thank you so much to the entire community.

Second of I all I would just like to take a minute to say to every service men and women in this country, whether currently active, deployed or otherwise, whether heading into a retirement or well settled into retirement or whether the memory of the souls that we no longer have – Thank you so much for providing all of us, including guests and ex patriots like me, from Australia and other countries, the freedom that we have every day, the civil liberties that we try not to take for granted and the peace that we have every night when we lay our children down and close our own eyes

So for all you service people out there, from the bottom of our hearts on Hawaii Five-0 – Thank you for your service.

Aloha.

Video fromChiranu Bhirombhakdi @chiranuj

  • You can find the Hawaii News Now slide show of the event pictures here : HNN

  • And of course left us with this wonderful message:

Video edit – Original from CBS TV Studios

A big THANK YOU to everybody who shared their special moments with us all.

Till next year then …….

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First of all, a big THANK YOU you to those of you who still enjoy Alex with us! Your messages of support are all highly appreciated. Many of you have known us for 6 years already, and know who we are at heart. I guess many do not always get our sense of humour and general fangirl silliness – but that’s life. To each his own.

We have always catered for a wide variety of tastes and I guess the number of visitors we still have on a daily basis, regardless of our scaling down, are testament to the fact that we hit the mark somewhere. The fact that we are not a straight forward “news” site, but a fun site where we share our views and opinions freely, is a big part of who we are, and who we would always like to be …….

We also allow for many views in comments and rarely do we ever remove any of the comments made. Weirdly enough people do not “get” the fact that we do not make the comments ourselves and all comments made are not necessarily our views and thoughts. I guess it is mind-blowing for some to grasp that we allow that freedom – but never the less, it is true. Having said that, we mostly enjoy some wonderful fellow fans, who feel free to have their own say in a respectful and often humorous manner. Thank you all for that!

But let’s get on and have some fun with Alex and this latest episode of Hawaii Five-0.

However, be aware – if you do not like sarcasm, irony or lack a general sense of humour; or if you take yourself, your ship and ‘The Show‘ too seriously and think it is gospel, or even part of real life and that the characters are actually real people, then stop reading immediately.

As usual, just some random thoughts and questions 😕 while watching the episode ……

  • (Aqua)Man and his best friend (BFF) Eddie is swimming in the sea – #McEddie forever (And they are two beautiful specimens I might add)

Koala Smartass: Have to say, I am with you there. Eddie and his bromance with Steve and interaction with the rest of the team has been a highlight of this season. He was definitely also a shining star on the Red Carpet this weekend.

  • Clearly Steve likes his morning fitness routine – not even Danny popping by for a so-called BFF visit seem to be more important than it, because he is well on his way for his jog as well, even though Danny is there for a visit. I think the man has his priorities for health in good order, if you ask me.

Koala Smartass: Yes, indeed it looks like Steveis definitely in control of his health and mental fitness. Nothing wrong with his Zen.

(And look, the make-up people remembered his bullet wound)

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  • Danny brought coffee and cocopuffs – very high on the health spectrum?

Koala Smartass: Did you not know, rich food is better for one’s health than exercises?

  • And suddenly Steve AND Eddieare both all dry as they enter the house.

Koala Smartass: The morning heat in Hawaiimust be fierce – dries you, your dog and your clothes off in a minute.

  • Weirdly, Stevedoes not greet any of his friends and colleagues in his house? And neither does any of them even greet him.

Koala Smartass: Maybe he was worried that he was hallucinating? Not sure if they were really there. Or thinking that if he does not acknowledge them they would not be there? And maybe they all felt a bit guilty for being there, invading their friend and leader’s home without his invitation?

  • Not sure why Steve calls Eddie a traitor now? What did he do?

Koala Smartass: As usual some of the dialogue chosen, blows my mind.

  • Suddenly Steve remembers his manners and greets them.

Koala Smartass: The man is an Officer and a gentleman after all!

  • Recently diagnosed?

Koala Smartass: Yes, a few months or half a year is fairly recent?

  • I must admit, I enjoyed the “intervention” far more than I thought I would, or should have. Maybe I was just distracted by Alex’s legs or his gorgeous face?

Koala Smartass: Yes, most of the dialogue and interactions were spot on for all the different characters – and with each of them Alex played it perfectly. I am kind of sure the one (writer) who came up with the idea to add the bounty hunter and the fact that “Dog” ambushes people in their own homes, was really chuffed with his joke.

  • Web-MD rabbit hole – LOL

Koala Smartass: A sign of our times, I guess.

  • And then we meet Chloe – and I am kind of sure she personifies in some areas most fangirls who ever meet Alex. And I kind of think that the civility he handles her with, is just the way Alex shows great old school courtesy towards those who awkwardly meet him – all big eyed and starstruck.

Koala Smartass: Kind of sure we (the fans) would all find a way or reason to hang around him for the whole day ….. paid or not.

  • And again I get the feeling that this season they are really writing ‘for the fans’ – I mean they are reading what fans complain about and then respond to it. Kind of answering our concerns and gripes. We always complain that we do not hear about Lynn. Now he says that they have been seeing each other on and off for a while now (Kind of like 2 years isn’t it?) – and they have sex 5 times a week.

Koala Smartass: Is the ‘on’ times, the days when they have sex and the ‘off’ times, the days when they don’t? And it is so clear that Peter is shipper baiting people – he posted part of this car scene on IG a while ago and with the part shown at the time, kind of insinuated that Chloe was discussing Steve and Danno’s sex life as a couple. BUT here it comes – BAM!! – slap them shippers right back into reality, while mentioning the ever absent girlfriends. It is the girlfriends who are actually discussing the sex lives and here they get mentioned just to remind you that the two of them have sex with other people who happen to be women. Oops there he smothers the fantasies again. And so the cycle continues.

  • Yikes – having a girlfriend discussing your sex life with your partner’s girlfriend – That would be very high on the stress scale for me.

Koala Smartass: Yes, and there I thought they could not write her worse or do Lynn’s character more harm. Last time we saw her as this giggling groupie as part of the Valentines weekend, but now she is a blabber mouth about her and Steve’s intimate moments? Boy, the sex must really be mind-blowing for Steve to continue with such an immature relationship……

  • Interesting that Chloe does not ride along when Steve visits Alicia.

Koala Smartass. I guess that part was too grown-up, and not part of Danny’s ‘marriage’ counselling effort?

  • I find it funny that Danny now starts to backtrack about Chloe invading Steve’s life.

Koala Smartass: Yes, I guess there is no turning back ones you opened Pandora’s box dear Danny. Or when you scratched where there was no itch.

  • Oy, and after all it seems that Chloe is good at her job – she sees where Steve’smain source of stress lies – DANNY and his demeanor!

Koala Smartass: Did not really take much skill to get to that conclusion.

  • Alicia: “I heard. Good luck with that!” – after meeting Chloe and Chloe telling her that she is consulting on Steve.

Koala Smartass: Yes, I kind of got a giggle on, when I started thinking of how Steve and Alicia had a good laugh on the way to the office about the “intervention” and Chloe’s shadowing.

  • Yikes, is Alicia really going to wear that dress that the mother was wearing while being dead for 3 days?

Koala Smartass: What can I say – she is a tough broad. And I guess, she would rather do that, than go to prison for murder?

  • Grover: ‘Should have brought the wife. Dinner and a show’ – priceless!!

Koala Smartass: What can I say, I LOVE the man. Chiis the master of those Grover one-liners.

In the end I guess, by just the way Steve handled the day with total grace, even with all the unnecessary stress added to it with all Danny’s worries and fears and meddling, it is quite clear why he is the main man and how mature he actually is. And that Junior in a mere 6 weeks managed to make the right observation …….

……. and maybe Steve found one of the truths in life, that by being there for others and helping them in their moment of need, is one of the main keys to ensure a happy and fulfilled life for yourself …….

Maybe, just maybe in the end this silly episode showed us that Steveis really part of the Aloha spirit …. and that with his whole being, he personifies the Island spirit!

And I guess we saw a big part of that in Alex as well as he graced the Red Carpet on Friday evening at Sunset On the Beach. Having fun and sharing so much of himself with fans and everybody in general. The man remains a class act with buckets full of the Aloha spirit …….

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“Mōhala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua” – The murder of two tourists leads Five-0 to a man suffering from multiple personality disorder, where one of them becomes violent and another is a child. McGarrett is accompanied on the case by a stress management consultant, whom Danny and the others have hired to help him manage his health.

CBS translated Mōhala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua to Unfolded by the Water are the Faces of the Flowers

I’m sure you expected a detailed review for last Friday’s episode. Yeah, me too. I didn’t expect to turn off the TV 10 minutes into the show. But that is what I did. I couldn’t bear to watch that crappy storyline.

I did finish the episode the next day though. Did it get any better? Nope, not really.

Tell me something, when has Steve ever shown any signs of stress? Stress he couldn’t handle? I can’t think of a single scene. Not one.

And again this was not about Steve. No, it was about the unbearable sidekick who’s not able to handle any situation that life throws at him. He can’t handle his family situation, he can’t handle his work, and he for sure can’t handle that his friend might or might not get sick down the road.

And we had to endure all this crap, and the very unfunny consultant lady just because of him.

He thinks Steve takes the situation too lightly? You have to be an idiot to think that Steve isn’t scared. And you also have to be an idiot not to know your friend, and how he handles himself and all situations he’s ever been in. Head on, not obsessing about it, but simply dealing with it.

You know, when the only sane people in the room are Steve, Junior, and, wait for it… The Bounty Hunter, I seriously have to think about if this show is still the right one for me.

One thing I am sure about is that this episode was one of the worst since the three drunken idiots from a few seasons back.

What a waste of time.

P.S. This is my opinion about the episode, and mine alone. Don’t get your panties in a twist if you loved the episode and think I’m an idiot. Fine by me. Simply do what I’m doing… move on.

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“He Kaha Lu’u Ke Ala, Mai Ho’okolo Aku” – McGarrett poses as a pilot to investigate the cause of a plane crash that led to the death of a pilot in an air race, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“He Kaha Lu’u Ke Ala, Mai Ho’okolo Aku” is Hawaiian for “The Trail Leads to a Diving Place; Do Not Follow After”

This sure looks and sounds interesting.

REGULAR CAST:
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Chi McBride (Lou Grover)
Jorge Garcia (Jerry Ortega)
Meaghan Rath (Tani Rey)
Beulah Koale (Junior Reigns)
Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Kimee Balmilero (Noelani Cunha)

RECURRING:
Kunal Sharma (Koa Rey)

GUEST CAST:
Jennifer Fairbank (Leili Kahula)
Dohn Norwood (Ronnie Turner)
Ricardo Chavira (Agent Callahan)
Danay Garcia (Elena Sachs)
Noah Khan (Tomas Sachs)
G. Allen Gumapac Jr. (Natano Reigns)
Alex Monti Fox (Isaiah Phillips)
Chris Flanders (Norman Andrews)
Romualdo Castillo (Guillermo)

WRITTEN BY: Liz Alper & Ally Seibert
DIRECTED BY: Ron Underwood

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I would definitely not call this one of the better episodes for this season thus far, but it was fairly entertaining. Of course seeing Alex is good enough for me …… As usual there were a few interesting ideas, but the writers lacked the will to actually flesh it out properly. 😦

And there were a few of my favourite things:

  1. I like Alicia – with all her profiling neurosis and all, she still remains an interesting person in Steve’s life. They have faced death together and there seems to be a special bond there. THey are kind of grown up together – grown ups having fun regardless of what life throws at them. A relationship kind off like what Grover and Steve also share. (And I also think Alex and Claire enjoy working together)
  2. Alex looked gorgeous in his scenes with Claire – it is as if he and Steve revel in her company.
  3. Steve in a suit.
  4. Eddie.

And a few random questions …….

  • Dear Junior. It seems as if that soap and water and your elbow grease is no match for that stain on the carpet?

Koala Smartass: Yes seriously, what are they feeding Eddie to leave such a potent stain?

  • For BFF’s and main partners at work and restaurant venture partners, Danno knows very little about Steve’s life. I would have guessed that Steve’s whole team would have known that he is taking care of Alicia for the day. Especially with Lou also being out of town, I would have guess that Danny would be the senior and responsable person at the office and in charge off the team for that day? How does he not know where Steve would be?

Koala Smartass: I guess they are not as close as some might think. Dannyalso seemed a bit casually dressed for work? Maybe Halloween is a holiday for them at Five-0? You know, with all the experiences from the past, I am sure they would think Halloween would pass without any problems.

  • So in 8 months after Dr Gray was shot, Steve and Alicia never had the chance to have this conversation? And there I thought all the best stuff always happens off screen?

Koala Smartass: I guess she was to busy being mentioned on MacGyver to be thinking of telling Steve?

  • And why is there a trial? With any trial you have something to worry about, because then the state thinks they have a case against you. They will not prosecute if they do not believe in your guilt. Sorry, but something does not add up here?

Koala Smartass: I guess as usual the writers wanted to “correct” something that they messed up the first time around. Dropping this storyline and now trying to pick it up with some ridiculous trial story!! Just as ridiculous as it was that Adam went to prison for murder, for defending himself against his abductors in the woods. The “law”in Hawaii seems a bit weird and upside-down I guess.

  • It was kind of funny when Stevetalked about the young lady in the house. It is as he and the writers (and Alicia) forgot what Alicia’s daughter’s name was.

Koala Smartass: Well, I do not judge them at all. I also had to look it up – Sienna, apparently.

  • Thought:Who pays for somebody to travel that far to see somebody on death row? Is it part of what those to be executed get from the State before they get killed.

Koala Smartass: I guess murderers have their own “make a wish” foundation? #sorrycouldnothelpmyself

  • And there I always thought Mary Antoinette wore dresses?

Koala Smartass: No words for that type of dialogue nonsense! Why would Jerry look like a woman to Danny?

  • Max actually wore the Keanu Reevescharacter costume of Chevalier Danceny 2 years ago in 2015 (Episode 6:06), and not 3 years ago as Danny said. Nobody could really expect Dannyto remember when Max wore it, just as the writers also seem to forget these small details. I guess it is also difficult to actually look it up – it took me about 3 minutes to verify it …….Why not just say he wore it before?

Koala Smartass: You remember too much trivial stuff my dear!

  • That was new – Five-0 now gets notifications via text about new cases. But who sent the text to Danny? Or maybe it was a WhatsApp or a Twitter message: ” Somebody found dead on the Island, come have a look …….

Koala Smartass: Modern times I guess?

  • Partially submerged in cement and dies? Would the body really look like that? Not to mention that that cement mix looked really thin?

Koala Smartass: He looks like his whole body is covered in “cement”. But would cement really look like that? How did they get him out in that way?

  • So a teenage girl who was abducted, raped and maimed, is lost again still as a minor, and nobody really looks for her, or ever sees her for 20 odd years? Where are her parents? Why are only her sister and niece still around?

Koala Smartass: Desperate writers not really knowing how to create a believable character with good motive?

  • What a stupid cliché to use for the episode – an electrocution kind of failing in this day and age? REALLY?

Koala Smartass: I guess it was supposed to scare us?

  • What is with all the handshaking at the end? Danny shaking Steve’s hand because he is so glad that Alicia will work with them now? And them shaking Alicia’s hand – it all seemed odd and forced to me?

Koala Smartass: Weird world of Five-0?

  • I guess it is Steve’s thing now. First he’d rather not want to know that Chin killed Delano in cold blood. Then he rather not say anything about witnessing Danny killing Reyes in cold blood. And now he would rather not know about Alicia killing Dr Gray in cold blood.

Koala Smartass: I would most probably have made the same decisions as Steve (and his murderous friends) given the circumstances – where does the threat to ones life and those you love stop? Even a seemingly unarmed psychopath is always a threat for me ……… especially if they promise you that if they live, your family will always be at risk……..

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