If you haven’t seen 5.08 you shouldn’t read if you don’t want to be spoiled.
So, they actually addressed what’s going on with Catherine.
You know, a few weeks back I said that I felt like Catherine had made up her mind when she decided to stay in Afghanistan. That she had left Steve right back then. That she broke it off, dumped him actually. Harsh words, but in my eyes still true. (You want to attack me again and send hate-mails? Sure, go ahead. Nice guy Sam was buried a few weeks back, so, bring it on.)
Oh, you’re saying she did it because she found her calling? Yeah, that may be true, but the end result still remains the same. She left the man who gave her his heart. The man she said she loved. The man who almost died for her suicide mission.
The hard truth is she choose a life in a foreign country, teaching Afghani kids over Steve. I don’t care if that is noble, or stupid, or her true meaning in life. The outcome is always the same. She broke it off.
And that has to hurt. I think Steve is trying to distance himself from her. To work through the hurt he surely felt. No matter that he understands and supports her. She left him. And he knows it. It doesn’t matter how noble you’re painting her, she left him.
And in my eyes, that is the only reason that actually makes sense. At least if you don’t want to kill her, which was my favorite option all along. That would have been the best way to handle her departure and give everyone closure.
But this scenario explains Steve’s behavior perfectly. He probably knows about what she’s doing for a while now. And he’s trying to move on. It’s the only thing he can do. Catherine doesn’t strike me as a person who changes her mind after she came to a conclusion. So, he knows she will be gone from his life for good.
That explains why he’s not even thinking about going to help her, or organizing any help from other sources. She doesn’t need it. She’s perfectly safe and content as she is right now.
I still think they were perfect for each other, and I wished we could get her back.
But I’m pretty sure something terribly bad must have happened between MB and TPTB that they wrote her out of the show like this. Even if Catherine would come back, I’m certain MB won’t. They are just too quiet about it. If a character leaves a show, there are interviews and they talk about it. At least after the episode aired. But here they are not mentioning anything at all. None of them. I think they all got a gag-order.
My ONLY problem with this scenario is how much can we trust that the relationship is really over? I would HATE for Steve to eventually move on, preferable with Ellie, and then in a soap-opera move Cath comes back.
That would be the moment that I would stop watching Hawaii Five-0.
So, what do you think about this “revelation”?