OK, here we go, second part of the week-long review posts.
Last year a huge part of my love for this show was left in a godforsaken country looking for a lost boy. I had been devastated that Steve yet again had lost an important person, someone he had known for many years. Who he knew long before we ever met Steve McGarrett.
He came back battered and bruised, and not just on the outside.
But just like Steve, I never got over it, I never gave up on her. I knew she would be back. True, I had hoped it would have been sooner, around Christmas actually, but I won’t be picky. 😉
I was a bit apprehensive about how the show would deal with her ‘come-back’. But I must say I am delighted about it.
I have read people who said there was no passion there, no love. People, are you blind? And pray tell, what did you expect? That he whips it out and takes her on the beach? Too blunt? Yeah, but that seems what people expected. I can only say those people don’t know Cath or Steve at all.
Their separation had hurt them both. It would be totally unrealistic if they would have fallen all over each other. Yes, even a kiss at that moment would have been awkward. But there was love… and yes, passion in the looks on both of their faces. It is called “longing”.
Besides, I think that hug was way more powerful than any kiss could have been.
Steve didn’t care that she was suddenly there without calling or anything. He just wanted to show her that he didn’t hold a grudge. He was showing her that he was there and willing to work everything out that they needed to work out.
I actually loved that he offered to go and talk. That is actually what they need to do. I never thought these two had any problem communicating. They are both highly intelligent, highly trained people, who have the chops to talk. And despite Danny thinking otherwise, Steve has no problem talking about his feelings with the right people.
I think this reunion was realistically and brilliantly done. I think their action and reaction was very natural. And I felt a deep connection between them. Something that time apart cannot sever. They have gone through separations before, not like this, but it was nothing completely new for them. They both have learned to deal with it.
And I have no doubt that they will deal with it. In their own way and time. Like Steve said, “we’ll talk ‘when the time is right’.”
Of course this was just the beginning of Cath being back. But the development of their complete reunion will be told in the next posts.