We continue our story from here
We meet the two most important women in Steve’s life in one day. First Mary McGarrett in the airport holding room, being there for committing the federal offence of smoking on a plane. She is Steve’s younger sister, who missed their dad’s funeral.
Just an observation from me: Although I can’t even imagine not seeing my siblings for more than a few months, much less 18 years – I would imagine we might at least hug, but most probably kiss when we greet for the first time. I know he was a bit cross with Mary, but what is up with Steve and Mary not even touching each other after more than 18 years?
It looks like Mary is the loose cannon in the family. The two of them last saw each other at their mother’s funeral more than 18 years ago in 1992. What a terrible way for a family to have lived for so many years.
Mary: I mean we were invisible to that man. I would have taken anything from him, even disappointment. Because at least it would have been something.
Steve: Listen, Mary. I know this is very hard for you to accept, okay. But Dad loved us. He just didn’t know how to show it, I guess.
(Sorry, but if he was my brother and looked at me that way, I might just forget we are related! 😛 )
While in pursuit of a killer, the team needs some outside help to track his vehicle. Steve calls a friend in the Navy – Cath. Steve and Cath know each other well. They have been lovers for a number of years already.
Steve reveals some more of his abilities when they need to chase the suspect to one of the other islands. They borrow a helicopter and he flies himself and Chin to Molokai, in pursuit of the killer and some hostages.
After saving the victims from the killer, these words from the woman whose life he saved, seems to affect Steve: “Everybody deserves a little forgiveness.”
Steve realises that he needs to give his sister some leeway and forgiveness. She needs to work through the devastation of the loss of the man, who out of fear, abandoned them as children. She is the product of the sad years since they lost their mother. Steve at least found a family and structure in the military, whereas she grew up alone with their father’s sister, aunt Deb.
And that was Steve’s Story for:
Hawaii Five-0: Episode 1:04
Written by: Peter M. Lenkov & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci
Director: Alex Zakrzewski
(11 October 2011)
To be continued here.