We continue our story from here
It is Thanksgiving and it seems Steve invited everybody he knows to dinner. 😀 A surprise guest arrives at his doorstep. Deb, their aunt who lives on the mainland and who raised Mary, decided to pay them a visit. Deb is John McGarrett’s older sister, who put her own life on hold to look after Mary, when Doris faked her death and John abandoned his children.
It turns out that she is there to say goodbye to them, because she was diagnosed with brain cancer.
It seems that Deb’s greatest worry is Steve and Mary’s welfare, after she is gone. While they are alone, she asks Cath’s help to look after them.
Deb: Dear Catherine, I’ve got a feeling you’re gonna be sticking around for a while. So, can I ask you a favour?
Cath: Of course
Deb: Well you know Steve has that tough guy act now, but underneath it all he’s still that vulnerable little guy who thought he lost his mom and had to grow up too soon. And Mary, she’s the only one who really gets that about him, because she lived that too. Once I’m gone, they’re going to need each other more than ever, although they both won’t want to admit it – stubborn kids. So, maybe you can see to it that they stay close.
Cath: I will. I promise.
Back at the office, Steve shares his problem with Danny.
Steve: I need some advice. It’s about my Aunt. Aunt Deb, she’s sick.
Danny: Sick, sick, ah?
Steve: She’s sick. She’s got a brain tumour.
Danny: Agh. I’m sorry man. What are they going to do?
Steve: It’s inoperable, but she is refusing any other kind of treatment.
Danny: I guess that’s her choice, right.
Steve: Yeah, it’s her choice, but there’s the thing, it’s not her who´s gonna be affected by this. I mean Mary, Mary is gonna be destroyed, if we lose her, okay. First mom pulls her famous disappearing act again, and now this. What do I do? How do I get her to change her mind?
Danny: I don’t think, ah….. I don’t think you do try to change her mind. No, I mean look, if this is your last Thanksgiving together, do you want to spend it arguing?
Danny: No, you wanna to try to make some memories. Good memories. Some that’s gonna last. Some that gonna bring you through whatever’s coming next. That’s my opinion. I’m sorry man.
After Aunt Deb tells Mary about her being sick, Steve tries to console her.
Steve: We’re gonna get through this…….you hear that.
Mary: I just feel so bad for Joan. She’s still too young to remember her aunt.
Steve: We’ll tell her all about Aunt Deb. And tell her all about how much she loved us.
Steve takes them all out to Thanksgiving dinner and they make some special memories……….
– Hawaii Five-0: Episode 409 –
Hauʻoli La HoʻomaikaʻI (Happy Thanksgiving)
To be continued here