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Hawaii Five-0 Catherine Returns

Hawaii Five-0 First Look: Catherine Rejoins the Team for Episode 150

Mahalo, Daniel Dae Kim, for offering up a first look at Michelle Borth’s return to Hawaii Five-0, for the CBS series’ 150th episode.

#tbt to, um, yesterday. #H50

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As H50 showrunner Peter M. Lenkov first told TVLine of the milestone episode, which airs early in Season 7 (premiering Friday, Sept. 23), “We’re doing a story involving [Doris McGarrett], trying to wrap the Mom/Wo Fat saga…. It’s a big mythology episode.”

To that end, not only will Christine Lahti return as Doris, and Sung Kang (also pictured above) as Wo Fat’s father, but both Borth (as Steve’s almost-fiancee Catherine Rollins) and Sarah Carter (reprising her role as Steve’s current girlfriend Lynn Downey) appear in the episode as well.

UPDATE: Lahti shared her own BTS photo as well:

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82 Comments
  1. Olivia says:

    UGH UGH UGH how many times is this character going to come back? She leaves and lies to Steve over and over again. Please tell me she is not back for long and not reuniting with Steve because that would be the one thing to cause me to turn the channel

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    I love Catherine, so glad we get to see her now and then.

    • suzi says:

      I do too. I also love Steve and Catherine together and wish the show had just giventhem a straight forward relationship with out all the contrived drama.

      • nikita says:

        You havent gotten the memo yet? Catherine is only returning for this episode and no more. She is not comiing back to reunite with Steve, she is only there for work issues not relationship issues after this episode she is not coming back again and this 150 episode is her last and final episode for her on H50

        • Autumn says:

          Says who? There’s no info saying she’s only back for this episode, nor there’s anything saying she’ll be back for more. Wait until you know for sure, no need to be stating things as a fact when there’s nothing to back it up.

          • nikita says:

            im surprised you as a fan of the show does not know that. Peter Lenkov twitted several months ago that the return of Catherine is not to rekindle any relationship with Steve, she is only in the episode for work purposes. Also Lynn will be in the episode. Those news are alreayd out in the internet. go check.

          • nikita says:

            As for Cath’s return PL already said she is not here to get back with Steve so the only thing left is being the one who will bring Steve and Doris in the same room

          • Just stop it. Peter has not said anywhere that this is her last and final episode. Just like 6.03 was not her last and final episode, or any of the other times you WISH he had said those words.

    • nonnalola says:

      I love long twisty roads to love and I can’t wait to see Catherine and Doris back again. It would be great if it turned out Lynn was a Russian spy secretly connected to the black op Catherine left for, and they have a big blow out take down. Or Catherine secretly had a baby, but has to keep it with a trusted friend while she pursues the terrorists that have threatened her and Steve’s child. Every time Catherine has been separated from Steve the writers have left the door wide open for misunderstanding, mystery and intrigue. Peters comments could have also been a misdirect to surprise fans, like he has done in the past.

      • H50fannette says:

        So you still believe Steve and Catherine belong together and if she is back is because she wants to re kindle the relationship after all the lies? Are you kidding us? That relationship is doomed sicne she lied and left Steve twice!! if he takes her back Steve is a stupid and the writers of the show looses their credibility.
        Peter said himself she is just reutrning to work on a cases not to rekindle any relationship with Steve. They have to let her go finally. Steve had move on why can Catherine can, just becaue they are meant for each other? Well that not always happen.

    • Megan says:

      A lot of stuff can be said on the Internet even though Twitter does not mean it is always true.we will just have to wait and see if it ends up being her last and final epsoide or not. The tv series has to stop adding her in for good for it to be her last and final epsoide. Heck they can not even completely get rid of Steve’s mom or sister. I highly doubt they would completely get rid of Catherine. If they wanted to get rid of her they would not he adding her in for epsoide 150. And yea for epsoide 150 she might be back for work purposes it does not mean that they can not keep her on the series and have her be a recurring character for every other epsoide. We will just have to wait and see what happens before we know for sure if it is her last and final epsoide.

      • H50fanette says:

        Exactly she could return several times but only for work purposes but not as again Steve love interest as that is doomed, Alex said it himself on an interview. So I guess Mcroll fans will have to accept that as a love couple Steve and Catherine is finished, if she ever return is for work purposes and only that, Alex said it himself, who else to believe if the main actor himself said it.

    • Socorro Gonzalez says:

      I love Catharine too and want her to come back to reunite with Steve they make a great pair together❤. Also as a team player for the show.. The blonde is not his type & does not fit in!!

  3. RichieS says:

    Any chance the show could cast Yunjin Kim as a potential love interest for Chin-Ho Kelly? It’s worked before.

    • nikita says:

      Who is her anyway? I havent heard or seen that actress before. And why Chin could not have a love interest that is not of Asian descent?

      • grazelled says:

        It has nothing to do with Yunjin Kim being of Asian descent! She and Daniel Kim played a married couple in Lost that became extremely popular as soulmates that were kept apart through several impossible obstacles yet always trying to find each other.

        They were extremely popular and their deaths in each other’s arms still can probably make people cry. I don’t know if they can recreate the same love and passion on another show with different characters but it might be worth a try.

    • Megan says:

      My guess it is because chin at the moment currently has Abby as a love interest.

  4. Olivia says:

    Thanks Anne are you sure? Because she keeps popping up over and over again for no reason

    • Wendy says:

      Anne is right!! She’s only back for this one episode. PL has made it sound as if she won’t be back after this, and the romance won’t be rekindled. Sarah Carter is also in this episode as Lynn!

      • Belle says:

        I was so glad to hear Lynn would be back for this episode and possibly more as she hinted yesterday. She’s a great match for Steve and there is so much fresh storyline to explore with them.

      • No one special says:

        PL has made it more than clear that there is not going to be a romantic McRoll reconciliation but the McRoll shippers have an impressive ability to ignore what he’s saying and instead conclude the total opposite. They’re convinced that McRoll are endgame still. It’s inevitable, I guess, when they keep bringing her back.

        I have nothing against Michelle Borth being back on the show, but I’m glad for Steve’s sake there is going to be no more McRoll.

        • nikita says:

          Totally agree with you. Mcroll shippers still are in denial that Catherine wotn be re kindling her relationship with Steve ont his episode and they still hope this episode is to bring them back together, I mean they dont even want to believe the own show EP for God’s sake!! Unbelievable!!

          • suzi says:

            What I find unbelievable is your refusal to allow fans to have their own opinion. This may or may not be her final episode, either way I liked them as a couple.

          • Megan says:

            I think we won’t know if it is her final epsoide until the tv series actually stops adding her into the epsoides. Plus just because she doesn’t rekindle her relationship with Steve in epsoide 150 does not mean it can not happen they probably just need lots of time and space away from each other in order to grow. The tv series does do a lot of twists and turns so Catherine&Steve ending up together despite everything that has happened between them could still be possible. We won’t know anything for sure until the tv series actually stops adding her into the epsoides.

  5. piebokou says:

    Say what you want I will always be shipping Catherine Rollins with Steve. #McRollins4ever.

  6. Linda says:

    My question is is Danny going to be in the episode?

    • nikita says:

      Good question as we know Scott Caan was absent in several episodes last season. But I believe this season is no difference. I heard that Scott Caan this season will be absent again for several episodes to spend time with his family in LA

      • Megan says:

        ^It might or might not be the same as last season I don’t think anyone really knows for sure until we see the epsoides.every season is always different then the last season.

        • Wendy says:

          I read that Scott has a contract that is 5 less episodes than Alex O’Loughlin. Scott lives in LA and Alex is in Hawaii. PL has confirmed that Scott is not in the 150th episode due to scheduling issues.

  7. I have noticed even fans of Catherine are getting sick of this. I don’t like the character, but they’ve written her out twice and she’s told Steve he isn’t enough for her. If he takes her back again it would be ridiculous. If it wasn’t Catherine, a lot if people would be saying the same thing.

    • Megan says:

      People do say things they don’t mean. Plus Catherine&Steve getting back together would be unexpected for a lot of the fans. But I guess we will just have to wait and see because it could still be possible since the tv series does do twists and turns.

  8. LiquidAloha says:

    Yeah big Mahalos but I don’t think Alex agrees.. for a guy who would hugs even a stranger (see his pics with the fans) he looks too much detached in this pic.

    As for Cath’s return PL already said she is not here to get back with Steve so the only thing left is being the one who will bring Steve and Doris in the same room. (Ironic who a character who was a LI, promoted main cast and went back to LI is now a plot device…) Hopefully we will wrap her story too and we will end this leave/come back tedious circle we are forced in.

    last thing: Steve’s current girlfriend are beautiful words. there are people who think Lynn is gone just because we didn’t see her after Valentine’s day.. but they have no problem in accepting Amber/Melissa as Danny’s girlfriend even if we saw her even less. Fandom mysteries.

  9. No one special says:

    Anyone else think it was strange that in S6 E11 (when Steve and Danny went to couple’s therapy), Steve was trying to pull the blonde from the plane? Yeah, he said it was just drinks and hanging out, but Danny himself said that he was looking to get laid. He even went out with the two girls by himself. I didn’t think much of it at the time, Lynn had only been in one episode and I just assumed after their disastrous first date that things didn’t work out. So I was surprised when she returned in S6 E14 (the Valentine’s Day episode) as Steve’s girlfriend.

    I’ve never seen anyone else mention or question it, but to me it wasn’t a thing Steve would do if he was in a relationship. I’ve only seen that episode once so maybe I missed something?

    • Wendy says:

      You didn’t miss anything. They had Steve hook up with the girl from the plane, he had lipstick all over him when he came home drunk. For the last six seasons, they have been pushing Steve to be less SEAL and more like Danny…with feelings. And then at the same time, they pushed Cath back into the CIA to make her more like Doris. They don’t fit together anymore, it’s enough. Hopefully it’s her last episode ever. I’m sure the McRollers will be calling me nasty and a bully for this, but sorry, it’s how I feel. And I think that LiquidAloha is right, Alex isn’t feeling the aloha from MB either. He hugs every fan in Oahu that wants a picture, and he looks like he can’t get far enough away. That has come through in their scenes together in the last few years too. I think Danny and Steve need girlfriends because if they don’t it’s just not realistic. But we don’t need to see them all the time.

      • OMG, project your feelings about MB a little more why don’t you?

        • Wendy says:

          Look, I don’t personally know MB, ok? And in a way, I feel bad for her. I’m sure she’s not a bad person. But let’s face facts, the only other show she “carried” was HBO’s Don’t Tell Me you Love Me, which was “known” for it’s realistic sex scenes. In fact, MB was quoted as saying, “We’re not porn stars, we’re actors.” Have you see it? Google her scenes,it was crazy graphic, it looks like they’re actually having sex. I remember the show, and when I saw it was her on it,I was shocked she was on HF0. She was vile on Twitter, that’s pretty well documented. As Catherine Rollins, she has done nothing but betray Steve and get on the bad side of Danny Williams. As an actress, she has not gotten any traction on any other show and it just seems like a perfect storm of she doesn’t share the ALOHA that all of the other actors on the show seem to share. It’s a great show that combines the beauty of Hawaii and the Aloha of the island with a great bunch of character that we have all come to love. She’s just bad karma, bringing Steve down. And we watch this show to be happy, not brought down.

    • Lee says:

      The first date with Lynn was a “get to know each other” date. I wouldn’t have expected to consider them in an exclusive relationship at that point. As for the “brocation” Steve made it clear that he just wanted to have some lighthearted fun with Danny and that included them both going out for drinks with the girls. I for one am glad it indicates Lynn wasn’t the only female interaction he had post-breakup. It sort of negates the whole “rebound girl” argument. He went out and had a fun evening and came back and at some point his relationship with Lynn obviously became more serious. I am not one that needs to see the love interests in every episode. I like mentions and recurring appearances if they fit storyline wise.

  10. helen says:

    I love Catherine, so happy to see her return.

  11. Brooklyngirl says:

    I’m very happy that Lynn will be back in this episode – just because we don’t see her all the time doesn’t mean she’s not a part of Steve’s life (we don’t need to see any of the love interests regularly – its a procedural not a romance). Whatever happened between the cast and Michelle is and has been very evident for a long time and hopefully will be taken care of once and for all in this episode.

  12. jesse says:

    why they ever brought this show back is a mystery in and of itself. It sucks! The original should have been left alone.

    • drhenning says:

      The current H50 pretty much has names and a bit of the concept of the old show. The old show was a typical police show of the late 60’s and 70’s except shot in Hawaii with its pretty scenery. The new show is a typical high octaine police drama of today with bigger gun battles and more background stories of its characters which you had very little of in the old one. I doubt the current H50 will run as long as the old one but it has had a successful run in today’s TV environment.

      • Megan says:

        The tv series could surprise us by running just as long as the original though because the 2010 version is already going onto Season 7. And the 60’s-70’s version lasted 12 seasons.

    • No one special says:

      Many people, myself included, would beg to differ.

  13. Charlene says:

    I hate every episode that Catherine is in.

  14. nikita says:

    I mean do you all think Steve really will forgive Catherine after knowing she lied to him one more time and not only that she lied but when he finds out that she had been working with his mother the whole time and never told him anything?? I mean Catherine became a copy of Doris. Steve may had forgave his mother of all the lies she told him, because she is HIS MOM, even if still Steve still is angry at his mom for keeping him secrets and after she left for the second time she did not want to be found.

    Doris is his mother he can forgive her but Catherine is only a gf, he does not have to forgive her anyway but Steve may not forgive Catherine for lying that she was working with his mom and never told him about it knowing how much he suffered the first time whem Doris never told him she was alive. ohh Steve will be piss*ed. One thing is forgiving your mother and another thing is forgiving just a gf. Girlfriends can come and go, you only have one mom.

    • Megan says:

      Although Steve technically could surprise us and forgive Catherine it just might take him a lot longer to forgive Catherine than it does his mom.

  15. They look like badass ninjas! I love it – hoping for a great episode! Where’s Christine Lahti???

  16. nikita says:

    For the ones still in denial about what Peter Lenkov said about Catherines return, this is what he answered to Entertainment Weekly, when a fan ask what is the reason Catherine will return to the show. Here is what it was said.

    How will Cath come back on Hawaii Five-0? — Karen

    Sorry to break it to you, but I don’t think it’ll be good news for fans of Catherine and McGarrett when Michelle Borth returns in the 150th episode. “People are interpreting it like her coming back into the relationship and starting all over again, but I just don’t think that can happen after all that these two have gone through,” EP Peter Lenkov says. “Her relation to the story is more plot driven than reigniting that relationship.”

    What can you think of Peters answer then? Will Catherine stick around and rekindle her relationship with Steve or not?

    I interpret his answer as a NO.

    • Wendy says:

      There is no other way to interpret his answer, and yet there are still McRollers interpreting this as a wedding is coming this season, I think it will be Chin and Abby getting married. I don’t think they will ever have Steve or Danny get married.

      • joyfuljaj says:

        well, I admit, I am a McRoller who would like to see things work. However, Cath choosing to go off with the CIA and willingly work with his mother would be a major obstacle for Steve. (i mean, they already had a small version of that back a few seasons ago). As far as his feelings for her, he obviously still cared for her after she left considering his response to finding out she was in danger with the potential operative list leak. PL’s tweet could refer to only the 150th episode. Nowhere does it say she will never be back afterward. I think McRoll closure and McMom closure will be a lot to attempt in one episode. PL’s comments in the past have not necessarily played out the way they appeared to me. (He hinted at the big surprise WoFat revealed to Steve about Doris in ep 100 when multiple fans had proposed the same scenario in the past couple years. ) As well, no matter what we think makes sense in the story, the writers are limited by what the actors can commit to. I think for Lynn to be a realistic girlfriend she would have had to be around for Steve’s brush with death. No way a gf would not be at the hospital by at least the week later. Unfortunately, either that was not thought of, or she was not available. TV can’t always mirror reality. Yes, this is supposed to be procedural so the romantic stuff is not constant. Actors cannot make small appearances as love interests constantly in the background.
        I don’t get what people try to read from pictures of actors There is no telling what is going through their mind when someone’s snaps a candid while they are on set; they are in the middle of shooting and may be trying to stay in character. As well, I saw plenty of chemistry between Steve and Cath every time they were on screen together. Look at them at the wedding and when Cath encourages Steve in his office in 6.02.
        Whatever happens with the Mcgirl saga, all of us fans can look forward to the 150th episode. We love Steve and AOL and know he knocked it out of the park in 100. He will not disappoint in this one either. For now, I think we are analyzing so much because we are all impatient for the 23rd.

        • @ Joyfuljaj says:

          Good comment, Joyfuljaj. Watching the analyzing and arguing on both sides of the fence makes me think all this is more about the fandom war than it is about liking or not liking Cath. Both sides spend wayyyyyy too much time monitoring what they other side say or think.

          My thoughts on McRoll is that it shouldn’t happen again. I just think Steve would look a fool taking her back a third time. But I trust the writers know best and can’t wait to see what happens next.

    • Interpreting is a lot different than “Peter Said” Nice try.

      • H50fannette says:

        So have you found any proof Catherine will stick in the show and she returned to re-kindle her relationship with Steve and she will be in the show again ? Read what Peter says.

        |”People are interpreting it like her coming back into the relationship and starting all over again, but I just don’t think that can happen after all that these two have gone through”

        Those are his words not mine.

        What can you say about then Peter words?

        • Wendy says:

          H50fannette….don’t even try to convince anyone, it’s not worth it. Peter’s words speak for themself, I would say that McRoll is 99.99% dead. If someone wants to believe that means they’re getting back together, you’re never going to change thier mind. Let’s just sit back and enjoy Season 7!

          • H50fannette says:

            Ohh Wendy I was not talking about me liking Mcroll I dont want Mcroll and Im glad she wont return I was replying to the guy Balley Miller here when he said that interpreting is very different than “Peter “said”. Meaning that he does believe Catherine/Steve relationship is doomed

          • H50fannette says:

            Yes I know is impossible to convince. I saw a new pic on Twitter of the 150 ep an this time with Christine Lahti. Alex body langauge seems uncomfortable, his body stance is the same body stance he posed for the picture Daniel twitted also with MB on the pic and he is not even standing next to MB in the pic, he is next to Christine and Christine is next to MB and MB is next to Daniel. MB smile seems fake.

            It seems for body languages noone seemed happy MB is back but I guess is understandable she had to return to wrap up the Doris/Wofat/ Wofat dad/ Catherine/Steve story. I mean body langauge says a lot from a person.

        • Megan says:

          There’s kind of not proof that she will stay or go.we just have to wait and see what happens next. I would McRoll is like 80%-90% dead because there’s still a chance the writers could surprise us and have them get back together it just might not be anytime soon.theres not any proof of what will happen next until we actually watch season 7.

          • H50fanette says:

            Well Megan I know Peter did not say directly she is not going to return to rekindle their relationship but I do one fact. Steve/Catherine relationship is doomed from the own Alex mouth. I read a comment about it. If Catherine will ever return will be only for cases related to work, not to get back with Steve. Alex said it himself in an interview.
            So what is the doomed is the love relationship between Steve/Catherine., if she return will only be for work issues and nothing more.

    • Megan says:

      Joyfuljaj actually does have a point Peter never said Catherine would not be back after epsoide 150. Plus it kind of never also Steve&catherine rekindling their relationship could not happen later on down the road. It is probably just talking about Catherine&Steve not getting back together for epsoide 150. There’s kind of a lot of stuff we won’t know until we actually see the epsoides and the overall ending of the series.

  17. Pauline Lane says:

    This is starting to sound like Castle. First she’s there, then she leaves, then she’s back. She is long forgotten. Let’s find this guy a new girl who does not bring all this drama. It takes away from the program, which is basically “cops and robbers”.

    • ally says:

      I think that this is PL’s intention. The shipping made his action cop show come across as a soap opera and I don’t think that is how he initially envisioned it. I think that he only added relationships outside of the team to show another side of the characters because it was an easier route than actually exploring deeper aspects of the characters. I always thought he would delve into Steve’s PTSD, but in the end it was glossed over.

      I have heard some things about the issues on the show and I will say that judging by the pic AOL seems slightly uncomfortable or like he’d like to be doing something else. As for the character of Lynn, the actress has a lot of projects including being lead in a 10 episode show so it is hard to work around that schedule. She will probably be on when she can fit them in. AOL and her seemed to work well together, but I suppose that is because they have known each other for years. I found it amusing when she did the strip tease and he looked like he wanted to burst into laughter. I guess that’s the downfall of having friends act like a couple on television, but it will work and it’s time that Steve move on. In the end the show is about Steve and the ohana he created with 5-0.

    • grazelled says:

      Maybe that’s why Catherine’s gone. Look at all the talk and speculation having her return for just one episode is causing. No more soap drama.

  18. Bored says:

    The writers have clearly run out of ideas – they just keep recycling the same story lines and characters. Enough with Catherine – even if it’s just one episode. Let her go! This show has gone way downhill since they turned it into a prime time soap opera instead of a police procedural.

    • H50fannette says:

      Tell that to the fans who want to see romance in a police procedural show. I mean a bit of romance is good cause many police procedural shows have it, not only H50, you have to acknowledge that, but only in small doses is fine.

      But in this case fans of Catherine and Steve want them to be togehter again and again the several times her character had left and then return and then leave again, and they cant see that relationship is doomed or was doomed since Catherine left the Navy and joined the team and she started to lie to Steve, since that moment her character went downhill (even some Mcroll fans say that). In a way you are correct the Steve/catherine story is a recycled story and the writers need to end it once and for all put a stop to it, they have to let her go, is not worth to keep her anymore for any reason at all in the show not even for random appearances, otherwise the show will loose credibility.

    • Megan says:

      They probably will wrap her storyline it just might take longer than expected everything with tv series is unpredictable espeically when it comes to the characters disappearing and coming back.

  19. Jordana says:

    Why? This makes me so happy to see Cath again, but Steves life is already so messed up. Even my mom was hoping she would. Ot leave again.

  20. Faye says:

    Glad she’s coming back and happy to be informed to what episode. My husband has already quit watching because he was bored with the show and the only thing keeping me watching is the hope Catherine is coming back. (I don’t watch just ff to see if looks interesting really). Now I see people are saying that the 150th episode is the last for her, I’m sad but at least it’s one more show I don’t have to bother with.

  21. Wendy says:

    So now we can finally end all the McRoll specualtion. Alex gave an interview to TV Guide about the 150th episode: “Does he still consider her the one who got away?
    O’Loughlin: No, Catherine’s not the one that got away. Catherine’s the one that wasn’t meant to be. He understands that. He respects that.” PL tweeted out the interview for all to see, so I think it’s really done this time. I like McLynn, but who knows if she’s endgame for McG or how much she can be on, Sarah Carter is a busy actress. They can’t have a girlfriend as a series regular, the show has to be about the team. I know Alex has said he’s done after Season 8, but who knows what will happen. i think this season is the best ever, it’s making money, it’s good for Hawaii, and Alex has made it clear he doesn’t want to leave Hawaii.

  22. Sharon says:

    To quote Taylor Swift, McGarrett
    and Catherine are never ever ever
    getting back together. Whoever
    comes up with these pointless storylines is just flogging a dead
    horse and needs to be fired, effective immediately. Catherine
    IS NOT really not, the right woman for Steve. End her life now, powers that be. You have
    failed this show, and made Alex
    look so pathetic, it’s not funny.

  23. Nicola says:

    Catherine is not right for Steve, the relationship is not right but neither is Lynn, he needs the psycho- analyst