He is the current ambassador for Donate Life America., 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.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.My Mc Garrett is so different from Jack Lord’s Mc Garrett, and Scott’s Danno is very different from the old Danno.As he told one interviewer: "I met with [director] Martin Campbell here in Los Angeles at his office on the Sony [Pictures] lot and he asked me to fly to London and test and we tested at Pinewood [Studios]. There was speculation that the series would be dropped but fan pressure prevailed and the show was given four additional episodes to try to regain its audience share.Despite being the highest rated show in its Friday evening slot In April 2009, he guest-starred in an episode of Criminal Minds in the Season Four episode, "The Big Wheel", as an OCD-ridden serial killer, Vincent Rowlings.
Earlier this week news reports surfaced that Alex O'Loughlin, 43, and his partner had split up.But I also think that with every successful show, there’s an element of alchemy somewhere.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.In December 2009 CBS pulled Three Rivers from its schedule.On 2 March 2012, CBS announced that O'Loughlin would miss shooting some episodes of Hawaii Five-0 to seek drug treatment related to pain management medication prescribed after a shoulder injury.