Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top 10 Plot Devices to Get Alex O'Loughlin to Shed the Shirt (Hawaii Five-O)

Alex O'Loughlin plays Steve McGarrett on the re-make of Hawaii Five-O. I was so happy when he got this series because I missed watching him in Moonlight where he played vampire Mick St. John.( I would like to point out here that he's a lot like my hero Russ in Love By Design - he's HOT, Australian, and has ADHD )

Anyway, I'm enjoying Hawaii Five-O - however Alex could lose the shirt a little more often. Oh sure they try to work it in but us ladies want more! So I've come up with the Top 10 Plot Devices to Get Alex O'Loughlin to Shed the Shirt.

Alex plays Steve McGarrett so he will be referred to as Steve in the Top 10

10. Steve goes undercover at a male strip joint.

9. A waitress spills a tray full of drinks on him. (I guest star as the sassy waitress.)

8. They are investigating a crime scene at the beach, a woman is drowning and Steve being the former Navy Seal rushes in to save her. (I guest star as the drowning woman.)
Mouth to mouth ensues. :)

7. That darn global warming causes a heat wave to hit Hawaii. Off goes his shirt.

6. Steve must dive to a wreck at the bottom of the ocean to uncover evidence (I guest star as a mermaid?)

5. Steve and Dano bet who could beat who in a one-on-one basketball game. Off goes Steve's shirt.

4. A bullet grazes his shoulder and it needs to be stitched up. (I guest star as the naughty nurse.)

3. Steve is chasing the bad guys by a volcano – a spark from the lava hits his shirt and he has to take it off before it catches on fire – sweat begins to….oh, sorry.

2. Camera pans to his bedroom – he’s sleeping and wakes upon hearing a noise. He gets up to investigate. (I guest star as the woman in his bed? – no more likely the stalker who broke in.)

And the number one plot device to get Alex O'Loughlin's to shed the shirt?

1. Ummm…do we really need a reason? Just take it off, McGarrett. No female will notice if it doesn’t advance the plot.

There you have it. And for the good of my fellow woman if Hawaii Five-O wants to use any of these plot devices I won't ask for royalities - though I'm totally serious about being a guest star - I would have to bring the husband I suppose - AWKWARD.


  1. OMG. Too Funny. I agree with all of this and will also offer services as the sidekick.

  2. Liz, what are we to do with you. Funny, clever, and I'll go along with Yolanda as her twin Karate expert sister specializing in shirt removal with a double kick routine.

  3. I'll take the nurse one since I am one. I also loved him in the medical show that lasted just a few weeks.

  4. These were the best! I enjoyed every single one! Thank you for making my day!

    You heard the woman, McGarrett! Take it off!!!

  5. The waking up by some noise wouldn´t work. Last time he put on a t-shirt before going downstairs to talk to Danny. Maybe if his house caught on fire, he wouldn´t have time to get dressed. You could be the pyromaniac ;)

  6. Thanks for stopping by! Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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  8. For some reason it looks like my comment isn't showing up, so I'm posting it again. Sorry if it ends up being a duplicate.

    I like where you're going with this. Someone should tweet Peter Lenkov a link to this--you know, just in case he might want to work any of these ideas into the show.

    Also, I think if we all put our heads together, we could come up with a reason he would need to take his shirt off for every episode.

    Okay, but in all seriousness, damn the man is hot. Glad to see he's got a new woman in his life and is so happy.

    Oh, and on a side note, Mick/Alex also inspired two of my main characters in the vampire erotic romance series I'm working on. Apparently this man has inspired a lot of writers.

  9. Totally hilarious! Yes, it might be a bit awkward to have to bring the hubby to the set...