Hawaii Five-0 season 8: Are there plans for Catherine Rollins return?


Catherine RollinsAre there plans for a Catherine Rollins return, whether it be on Hawaii Five-0 season 8 or some other point down the road? It still seems that way.

Recently, we did float whether Michelle Borth’s polarizing character could be gracing the CBS show again, and recognized it’s a touchy subject for many fans who didn’t like the pairing of her with Steve McGarrett. Meanwhile, there are other people who do. Basically, Catherine is proof of how often in television you can never make everyone happy. Showrunner Peter Lenkov is clearly aware of this; it’s something that he talked with us about last year with Catherine, and it’s something he discussed recently with Entertainment Weekly on the subject of a potential return this season:

“That is something that will be wrapped up at some point … She’s definitely still a part of our world, I will say that. I know that there’s a lot of like fans that go either way on her character, but that story in my mind is not wrapped up.”

Lenkov’s comments remain somewhat in contrast to Alex O’Loughlin’s, who told TV Guide last year that the story of McGarrett and Catherine was “finished the right way.” Our feeling on this remains the same as it’s been over the past year or so — you don’t bring Catherine back to regurgitate anything that’s happened in the past, given that the two have already dealt with a lot and Steve is clearly moving on with his life. If there’s an interesting way to have the character back that honors an earlier chapter or a show or allows us to see how much both Steve and Catherine have grown, it’s all for that. A cool way to do this would be to either bring her back in another milestone episode or maybe at the end of the series. We would have Borth on the list of people we’d like to see again in a final season alongside of course some of the other former series regulars like Masi Oka, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park.

Does the story of Catherine have enough closure to satisfy us? Probably, but we’ve come to trust the writers — it’s hard not to when they’ve provided so many great seasons of the show in the first place.

Do you think there’s a good way to see Catherine Rollins again?

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