I squeeed with delight when I heard that Michelle Borth is to be a regular cast member on S3 of show. Now, when Cath was first introduced in S1, I did.not.like.her. I can’t really say why – maybe I was jealous of her hanky panky with McG (when really, he should be pining for ME, the WOMAN of his DREAMS, who he has yet to meet!)
I think, also, that I didn’t like the relationship as it was portrayed. It made McG look like a little bit of a user. I love his character so much. He’s strong and loyal, and to me, it looked like he was sexing Cath as payment for all the little favours she did for him. And that isn’t the McG we all know and love. So, in S1, McCath was one of the few things I didn’t like about show.
That all changed when Lori was introduced in S2. The publicity blurb that she would be ‘a female McGarrett and possible love interest for Steve’ made me worry for show. In TV land, I’ve never been a fan of romantic/sexual relationships between colleagues. (JAG was my one exception. And what a disappointment that ending was.)
Suddenly, McCath looked a whole lot better. I wanted Steve to realize that he had feelings for Cath. When he picked that flower in the park and gave it to her – now that was a romantic gesture. Then that awkward scene in his office when she was deployed and had to leave that night..I wanted more. More than just a hug and a tentative date to meet in Mumbai. Show disappointed me. But then, then…Cath attended the charity ball, and Steve organized his reserve training so that he could spend time with her. That gave me hope.
And now with pesky Lori off the show, Cath is to be a regular. I doubt she’ll appear in every episode – she’ll probably feature like Max does. But that’s fine with me. So long as she’s a constant in Steve’s life. His character has been through so much, and now that he realizes that his ‘Ohana’ care about him, it’s time for him to have a little romantic love.
Not just sexing, not just favours, but real, honest to goodness, L-O-V-E.