'Hawaii Five-0' Season 10: Will Alex O'Loughlin Get Demoted From Series Regular?

Steve McGarrett in 'Hawaii Five-0' Season 9
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There is little doubt that Steve McGarrett is one of the driving forces of Hawaii Five-0. After all, McGarrett had been one of the main characters in the CBS show since its first season back in 2010. But is it possible that things will finally change in Hawaii Five-0 Season 10? There are speculations that Alex O'Loughlin could end up being demoted from series regular to guest star in the next season.

It's hard to imagine Hawaii Five-0 without McGarrett. The character, along with Danny 'Danno' Williams, Chin Ho Kelly, and Kono Kalakaua, was one of the original line-ups from the 1968 show. Unfortunately, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have already left the series, and Scott Caan is appearing in fewer episodes over the past few seasons. Could Alex O'Loughlin be the next member of the main cast to get less screentime on the show?

There's a good reason why fans are worried about McGarrett. In the Season 9 finale, Steve meets up with Omad Hassan's wife, who says she wants to make peace with Five-0. Although it seemed questionable, McGarrett still welcomes the woman, which turned out to be a huge mistake. The woman immediately took out a gun and appears to have shot directly at McGarrett.

People are hoping that McGarrett will be OK in Hawaii Five-0 Season 10. After all, both O'Loughlin and Caan are expected to return later this year. On the other hand, there are speculations that Steve may have been injured by the attack. This could mean he will end up being sidelined for most of the upcoming season.

Some believe that O'Loughlin will still appear on the show but will be getting less screentime. Although it is unlikely that the actor will get demoted from the main cast, there is a huge possibility that McGarrett will be spending plenty of time recuperating from the injury. This way, O'Loughlin can continue to play a major role on the show without having to get into too much action in Hawaii Five-0 Season 10.

Alex O'Loughlin has been quite vocal about wanting to relax a bit more on the show and not have to do so many action scenes. It's possible that the actor managed to convince Peter M. Lenkov to find a way to make it work for his character. This way, the newer members of the main cast can get more action sequences in Season 10.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 has not yet been given an official premiere date. However, the show is expected to return on CBS by September this year.

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