“Hawaii Five-0” actors Alan Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin (right) go over their lines during. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn)
ZAP2it’s Carina MacKenzie gave us the name to go with the face in behind-the-scenes set photos posted by Exec. Producer Peter Lenkov. MacKenzie revealed that Smallville’s Aquaman, Alan Ritchson, will play the SEAL-era best friend of HAWAII FIVE-0′s resident “Aquaman” Steve McGarrett in the much-anticipated SEAL flashback episode “Olelo Pa’a” (S03E20). Behind-the-scenes photos released Thursday by Lenkov and by the 15th Wingat Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam showed Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin together on location in the cargo hold of a C17 Globemaster III in appropriate SEAL gear.
In addition to being helmed by veteran Hollywood director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs, and H50′s S2 episode “Ka Iwi Kapu”), “Olelo Pa’a” will also see the return of Terry O’Quinn as McGarrett’s former Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Joe White, and White’s Vietnam veteran Huey pilot turned barkeep, Joe Bama (Jimmy Buffett).
‘Hawaii Five-0′ casts Alan Ritchman of ‘Smallville’ and ‘Blue Mountain State’ as McGarrett’s brother-in-arms
By Carina Adly MacKenzie / February 22, 2013
Alan Ritchson plays Freddie, McGarrett’s SEAL best buddy. (Photo courtesy of ZAP2it / Getty Images
“Blue Mountain State” star Alan Ritchson spent some time in Hawaii last year, filming scenes for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — and now he’s returning to the Aloha State for some time with Danny and McGarrett.
Ritchson has nabbed a guest-starring role on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” and Zap2it has your exclusive details. He plays Freddie, described as a sweet guy who is built like a fullback. Freddie is a Navy SEAL — and he was McGarrett’s best buddy during his years in the military.
We’ll see them in flashbacks to their time training, when they supported each other through some extremely difficult conditions, and later, in battle together, when they had to make some painful choices together.
Ritchson is best known for his work as Thad Castle on “Blue Mountain State” and as “Smallville’s” Aquaman. He’ll appear this fall in “Catching Fire” as Gloss, one of the career tributes in the Quarter Quell Hunger Games.
ABC’s Castle outpaced H50 this week compared to last, possibly due to Castle launching into a high-stakes 2-parter with the Feb 18th installment. Castle and H50 swapped 18-49 share figures week to week, with H50 earning a 5 and Castle 6. H50 dropped slightly from a 2.1 to a 2.0 in the 18-49 rating, with Castle nudging upwards slightly from a 2.0 to a 2.3. Total viewers were also down somewhat, with 9.11 million watching live. Seven-day viewing figures will most likely bring the Feb 18th Live+SD totals closer to last week’s 9.64 Live+SD viewership.
Here’s the ratings for February 18th’s episode 3.17, “Pa’ani.” Figures do not yet include the seven-day (SD) DVR, on-demand, and download information.
From the fine people at Static Multimedia, @terrysagirl tipped me off to a brilliant interview with Alex O’Loughlin. Here’s a snippet, but be sure to check out the whole thing. Who knew he and Scott didn’t get along at first?
Scott Caan told me that you didn’t get along straight away because in his words, “your egos bumped a bit in the beginning.” And you’re referred to as a “bromance” now, so how did that come to be?
Well I think as an actor you meet different people all the time, you work with different people all the time, you do movies, you do shows and stuff, you move around. The thing with Scott and I, we’re both alpha males. We’re actually born only like about three hours apart, same day, same month, same everything, but on different parts of the planet. We’re actually like mirror images of each other in some ways and completely opposite in the others, and I think part of that was also finding out our place in the show and working out, you know, we’re the two leads of the show, but on the journey that we’ve taken and the bromantic nature of the characters, there’s a bromance between McGarrett and Danno, and it sort of has transferred our bromance together as Scott and Al, it’s kind of transferred onto the show as well. We’ve become good mates. We spend a lot of time together and it’s great. I’m very lucky to have someone like him to work with every day.
Aloha all! Officer 808 here announcing with Five-0 Redux blogger @WendieJoy a special Tweetup with the talented and charming actress Teilor Grubbs! As you know, she plays Danno’s adorable daughter Grace Williams on the show. Come join us for a night of good food and fun at Big City Diner in Pearlridge Shopping Center in Aiea at 8:00 PM, Monday, November 5th. Teilor will be joining us at about 8:30 to meet and greet fans, and stick around to watch the Halloween episode “Mōhai”. Teilor promises we’ll love it!
Many of you may have seen part of Alex O’Loughlin’s speech from the recent Sunset on the Beach premiere, but thanks to Teddy “TC Hawaii” of Island 98.5, we have even more of it for you. O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett in the CBS show Hawaii Five-0, was alternately humorous and heartfelt as he spoke to the audience, and the residents of Hawaii. The video quality isn’t the best, but it’s still enjoyable.
Mahalo, Teddy for the shout-out to 50undercover.com and thanks to “Kathy with a K” from 93.9 Jamz for getting Alex to stick his tongue out!
This is an episode that I’ve really been looking forward to, and not only because we get to see hot men in shorts. (Yeah, I’m shallow, so what?) In spite of Danny’s fear of the sea, somehow Steve manages to get him out on the ocean blue, where they’re hijacked by pirates, including bad-guy extraordinaire, Todd Stashwick. Not that the real Todd isn’t a good guy, he’s just usually cast as the villain, and yet still somehow manages to draw the viewer in. With that talent, it’s no wonder he pops up everywhere on our TV screens. You may also recognize Michael McGrady (Southland) as a not-so-nice Coast Guard captain.
We’ll also see another “Lost” alum in this episode: Cynthia Watros who played the ill-fated Libby Smith. Well, I guess pretty much everyone on “Lost” was ill-fated, weren’t they? Libby’s sudden death came as a huge shock to viewers who had embraced her strength and compassion. I wonder what the odds are that Cynthia’s character Katie, will survive Hawaii Five-0?
“Lana I Ka Moana” was written by Elwood Reid who left Five-0 recently, and I believe this is his parting gift to viewers. We wish him the best of luck in his new adventures.
Some of you may know that when I talk about my favorite Hawaii Five-0 directors, it’s always a toss-up between Larry Teng and co-executive producer, Steve Boyum. Boyum is at the helm of this one, so it should be exciting. Now, on to the “boatgument” please!
“Lana I Ka Moana”
“Lana I Ka Moana*” – McGarrett and Danny’s relaxing day at sea takes a deadly turn when their boat is hijacked and they are left to die in the middle of the ocean, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Oct. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
(*Lana I Ka Moana is Hawaiian for “Adrift”)
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins)