I guess everyone by now knows that Michelle Borth a.k.a. Catherine Rollins will not be back for the fifth season of Hawaii Five-0.
I’m not normally one to jump to any conclusions, and that is why I was very reluctant to agree to the rumors that she would leave. Even though it has been obvious for weeks now that something was not right in paradise. Call it denial if you want, but I call it common sense.
Why on earth would you build up a mature, realistic relationship, let them live together, and make a person a regular on the show, just to change course halfway through the season? That doesn’t make any sense to me. So, I gave them (the EPs) the benefit of the doubt that this was just a ruse, and nothing more than a rumor blown out of proportion.
I was wrong. They really kicked her out. And that pisses me off.
Not because Cath will no longer be there. That a character gets killed or leaves happens in real life all the time, I can live with that. With the dramatic effect and all.
It is because of how the second half of the season is progressing. That is what pisses me off to no end. That the EP wants me to believe that the whole first half of season four, actually four and a half seasons were just BS where Cath and Steve are concerned.
They want me to believe they didn’t live together; they want me to believe I imagined all that has happened. I can cite exact quotes directly from script:
“I can’t lose you.”
“I’m really happy right now”
“We’re good, nothing’s gonna change that.”
“You’re not alone in this, I’m right here.”
“I just wanted to make sure you got home okay.”
The list goes on and on. Catherine and Steve lived together, they were happy together, they trusted each other. And now I should believe that never happened? That Steve likes to live alone?
I’m sorry, Mr. EP, but I’m not stupid; I know what I saw. And I didn’t interpret anything into it. It was right there on the screen. Don’t pretend it was never there. Even your actors knew it was there.
You know what I could have easily lived with? They kept up what they were building over the last four years. A loving and wonderful subtle relationship. Where both of them were loyal and faithful to the other. And then boom, she gets killed.
Don’t yell at me! That is how life happens. You walk around the corner and will never see your loved one alive ever again. It sucks, but that is life. And I would have been fine with it.
Yes, I would have bawled my eyes out, but I could have accepted that as a fact of life.
What I would even have loved about it would be the devastation it would have caused for Steve. Those would have been some great scenes for Alex to sink his teeth into. Now I’m very worried that her death, or departure, will be pretty much swept under the rug, just like every other death of a female on Five-0.
And I will be even more pissed if Cath is not killed off, as strange as it sounds, but will just leave. Because that would be the ultimate betrayal by the show. Trying to make me believe Cath would just leave Steve, or vice versa. That would be just ridiculous. I can’t imagine a scenario where that would be a plausible explanation. The EP just said on twitter that Catherine doesn’t die.
Sorry, but I simply can’t see any scenario where she would part ways with Steve. Or where he would leave her behind.
I know we have no idea how they will handle her exit, but judging by the development of the relationship from the last few episodes, it can’t be good.
This blog was always and will always be for more than just stating facts or bringing you some news about Alex or the show. This was always about expressing opinions. And every opinion is very welcomed here…As long as you’re able to express your opinion in a respectful manner. I will not tolerate any flaming or hate expressed toward any real person. Not the EP, who surely has his reasons for what he’s doing even though I can’t understand them, or against any actresses or actors. No name calling will be tolerated here. Do not spread the hate in any direction.
I have always been very candid about my view of the characters, but I draw the line at the people behind the characters. I surely have my opinions about the one or other of them, particularly one of them, but that is nothing I would ever discuss on a public forum.
Because, frankly, we don’t know any of them. We only know the characters they portray. And I’m willing to love, hate, flame and praise all of them.
I am not happy about this development the show is taking, and I’m surely pissed about how it is being handled. But I am a fan of the show, and I will keep supporting it as long as Alex is in it, and I can at least agree on what is happening with Steve. If they screw him up, then I’m out of here. But that hasn’t happened yet.
Bottom line at this moment, I will wait and see what’s going to happen. But I just had to voice my displeasure.
. . . Sam
Well, Sam summed up everything quite nicely above, so I will just add a short note. We have just learned that Cath doesn’t die. I’m glad for that… with a huge caveat. Whatever happens in this episode should be something major in Steve’s life. I hope this isn’t downplayed as a spat between lovers and they go their separate ways. I just can’t see that.
But, after my pissy mood yesterday, I have decided to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and wait to see what happens. This is my favorite TV show and I *want* desperately to still like what is going on. I don’t want Hawaii Five-0 to become just another show that I watch. I have anxiously awaited every episode for four years and I want to continue that excitement. I will be very sad if I can’t do that.
So… shows and characters change and grow. Let’s see what this change holds for Steve and his friends. We may be pleasantly surprised.
Well… I can always hope. 🙂
. . . Cokie
Thank you. Couldn’t have said it any better. Perfect.
. . . Sam