Admittedly it was one of the best and most experiential meals of my life.He organised a meeting with the world famous Executive Chef Heinz Beck, a signed copy of his recipe book and the promise of private cooking classes., entitled “Ka makuahine a me ke keikikane” (which is Hawaiian for “Mother and Son”), Five-0 must team up to free Steve Mc Garrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) mother, Doris (Christine Lahti), when Catherine (Michelle Borth) informs them that she’s been captured. That’s a big milestone that very few TV series ever get to anymore.But even though she’s about to be executed after attempting to free Wo Fat’s imprisoned father, that doesn’t stop Doris from wanting to complete her very dangerous mission. O’LOUGHLIN: It’s quite extraordinary, in this climate of television, I have to say.The alchemy, in this instance, has something to do with the chemistry between the cast, what Peter Lenkov brings with his plot-driven writing, and the beautiful scenery that plays the character of Hawaii. You’ve been doing this show for a few years now and it seems like you’re pretty embedded in Hawaii and the Hawaiian way of life.When did Hawaii really start to feel like home for you?Since we’ve known Mc Garrett, he’s been searching for what that relationship is now and how that relationship is now, and I think that’s becoming more clear for him.
Have fun discovering the answer to this question for yourself.Most of them don’t make it, but this show has beaten all the odds.What do you think the secret to the success of has been?During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Aussie actor Alex O’Loughlin talked about why he thinks has had such tremendous success, when Hawaii really started to feel like home for him, the return of the two most important women in Steve Mc Garrett’s life, whether he gets any closure for either relationship, why the dynamic between Steve and Danno (Scott Caan) is so important to the show, why he’s made the decision to leave the show after eight seasons (if they get that far), and how he’s hoping to direct an episode in Season 8. As an actor in a profession where you never know what the next job will be, is it cool to know that people still want to tune in and that they keep coming back? It’s also reassuring, in a number of different ways.I’ve seen how hard everyone works, that I work with on this show.O’LOUGHLIN: Well, I think it’s a number of different things. But, I think one of the reasons that reboots don’t work is that they try to emulate what’s been done before.Let me preface by saying I don’t know what I’m talking about. What we’ve done with this is quite different to what came before.It makes me really happy for everyone, and for all the hard work we all put in.Very few reboots, remakes and reimaginings have actually done well.Another gentleman of this ‘type’ picked me up in a gullwing extravaganza straight out of a Bond film, took me to Assunta Madre, which again, is a beautiful fine dining experience and suggested flying my family out to Italy from Australia at his expense in case I ‘missed them’.They talk of hooking you up jobs, apartments, sorting out your visa issues and to be fair, this is the type of country where you need a network to make things happen.