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Catherine Rollins
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Catherine Rollins
Title: Lieutenant Catherine Rollins
Current Location: Classified
Interests: Steve McGarrett (Ex)

Billy Harrington (Ex)

Family: Unnamed Aunt
Children: None
Affiliations: Hawaii Five-0 Task Force

Naval Intelligence
United States Navy

Physical Description
Height: 5'6
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Lanakila
Portrayed by: Michelle Borth
GALLERY


Lieutenant Catherine "Cath" Rollins, USN (Ret.) is the on-off lover of Steve McGarrett. How or when they met is never fully explained, but it has been implied that they have known each for a long time. It is likely they would have had to keep their relationship a secret due to strict fraternization rules in the U.S. military and the fact that Steve outranked her. 

Early Life

Cath is a "Navy brat" and moved around frequently due to her father's various assignments. During Pro Bowl weekend, when asked why she supported the Dallas Cowboys, she explained that had never stayed in any one place long enough to feel an affinity for an NFL team. She herself joined the Navy and is a former Intelligence Officer. Like Steve, her military service record remains vague. She previously dated Billy Harrington, one of Steve's SEAL buddies whom she had worked with.

Pre-Series Navy Career

2006

Catherine was part of a special Navy unit that went from village to village speaking Afghan women. The op was part outreach and part intelligence gathering. She and her unit enter Baoakhan Province and speak to the local women, when Najib goes after a soccer ball that was kicked too hard. Catherine spots him heading towards a field and yells at him in Pashto not to go out there and chases after him. She catches up to Najib and tells him it's dangerous out there as there are landmines and if he was to step on one he would go boom. Amir then comes over and calls Najib to him.

Catherine pulls out her SAT phone and calls Billy asking for a favor. A machine is brought over to safely get the soccer ball back. Catherine is able to give Najib back his ball.

2007

Catherine did a recon surveillance op that went sideways. She got separated from her unit when it came under fire. She suffered GSW to the leg, a broken arm and a broken vertebra. She had no SAT phone, no radio, she was completely cut off from her unit. That's when Amir and his son, Najib, found her, she pulled her gun on them, but Amir told her that they weren't the enemy. Amir then offered Catherine his help and she accepted.

Amir brought Catherine back to his home, to the disbelief of his wife. Amir removed the bullet from her leg and bandaged it up. As he moves away, Catherine tearfully grabs his arm and thanks him.

A few days later Catherine is playing a game with the son, when Amir rushes into the house. He tells Catherine to go outside quickly, as the Taliban are coming. As the Taliban search Amir’s house, Catherine was hidden the well out front. She's pulled out by Amir and his wife when the Taliban drive away.

The next day Catherine left the village, flagged down a U.S. military convoy and made it back to base. For his own safety from the Taliban, Catherine never mentioned Amir or his family to anyone.

Season 1

Catherine made her debut appearance in Nalowale where she was revealed to be McGarrett's girlfriend with the two even spending the night together in Steve's house.

Season 2

Season 3

In Ho'opio, Catherine is at Kamekona's Sumo Smash 'Em Challenge with Steve and Danny. Both Danny and her make fun of Steve's new haircut.

Later in the day, she is seen exiting the surf with her surfboard in hand, Kono is waiting for her on the beach. Kono asks for a favor. Catherine comments that Steve is usually the one that asks her for favors and asks if he sent Kono to do his dirty work. Kono says no and that the favor is for her. Kono asks Catherine to run off-the-books Intel on Sato and if she could keep the request between the two of them. Catherine says she won't lie to Steve of he asks, but Kono says that Steve wont ask cause he doesn't know anything about this.

Catherine later rings Kono at Five-O Headquarters. She asks Kono if she alone, before emailing Kono a full Intel package on Riku Sato. Catherie suggests that Kono tell Steve that Adam is getting involved with the Yakuza.


In He Welo 'oihana, Catherine walks into Five-O headquarters and asks to speak with Steve privately. Going into his office, Catherine tells Steve that an FBI agent, Kevin Hobbs, told her something off the record that he should know. Catherine then hands Steve a file, that has evidence of his mother hacking into the National Fingerprint Database.

Catherine is later seen at the hospital visiting Kono after she got shot in the stomach.

In Aloha, Malama Pono, Catherine is seen at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam speaking to Steve on the phone. She says she Id-ed the victims as GS-8 through the Department of Agriculture. The plane was being used by CIA to transfer ghost detainees to black sites for interrogations. She says she's got nothing on the prisoner that was being transferred and nothing on the bloody fingerprints that were found.

Catherine finishes her phone call and runs into Billy Harrington, an ex-boyfriend. She smiles and hugs him, Billy tells her that he is retiring from the Navy. Catherine asks him what he'll be doing with his next, and he offers to tell her over dinner. Catherine sadly says that she's seeing someone at the moment. Billy correctly guesses that she is with Steve, and says that he thought that was over. Catherine says things change. Billy then comments, if things change again that he'll staying at the Ilikai before hugging Catherine again and parting ways. 

Catherine is later at the Navy Op Center giving Steve directions by phone, she's tracking the suspect through satellites. 

After interrogating the suspect, Steve calls Catherine to let her know that the terrorist target is San Francisco.

That night Catherine is at the docks to see Adam off as he goes into hiding. She is shocked when Kono says that she's going with Adam. Catherine hugs Kono before she leaves and says she'll miss her.

Season 4

In Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi, Catherine is running along Bellows Beach. She's stopped by a military man, he tells her of the situation at 5-O headquarters and says that she should, go down there.

Catherine is then driving towards headquarters whether car’s engine overheats. She pulls over to check under the hood when a tow truck stops next to her asking if she needs any help.

She is then taken hostage and her captors use her phone to call Steve. Her captors demand that they get their people back or Catherine will never be seen again. Catherine yells for Steve to not do it and is slapped across the face and kicked in the gut. Her captors gives Steve 10 minutes to release his people before hanging up.

After releasing the captors people Steve finds Catherine with her hands tied up and wandering around Ka’era Point. Steve runs to her and cuts her bindings, asking if she's okay. She says she is and Steve hugs her tightly and kisses her. Catherine says that Steve shouldn't have let the terrorists go, but Steve replies that they only think they've gotten away.

Catherine, Steve and Danny meet back up with Chin before getting surrounded by HPD SWAT. After agreeing to settle their argument later, both teams go after the terrorists. She is seen opening fire on the terrorist’s overturned car when it's found heading towards their stolen helicopter. A ceasefire is called and 5-O move in towards the car. Catherine comments that they're all dead but the driver is missing. She then notices that Steve is gone. She spots Steve running after the driver as he heads towards the helicopter.

When Steve lands the helicopter in the parking lot, Catherine runs over to him. As Steve climbs out with the help of Danny she offers to buy a round beer for the tough day they're had. Catherine helps Steve walk away and asks him how he managed to catch up with the helicopter, she listens in fascination as Steve spins his story.

In A'ale Ma'a Wau, Catherine is at the 6th game of the Pee Wee Championship, her team - the Navy Brats - are versing Danny and Steve's team - the Honolulu Shrimps. As Danny calls a timeout to talk to Grace, Catherine calls out to ask if they're going to keeping talking or are they going to play some ball. When Steve calls out Kamekona on his 3rd strike on Grace, Catherine comments to her team that what Steve is doing is not good sportsmanship.

Later in the day, Steve calls Catherine down to headquarters. She asks if everything is okay, Steve says it is. She then mentions that she heard that Billy stopped by and the reason she didn't mention anything about leaving the Navy was because she wasn't sure if she would do it. And that was a decision she had to make on her own. Steve asks her if she needed to make it on her own or with Billy. Catherine says her CO told Billy. She was thinking about resigning but she hasn't even submitted her letter yet. Steve realises that Catherine is actually serious about Navy. Catherine states that she's spent half her life within the Navy, she needs to start thinking about what comes next.

Steve then asks why she turned down Billy's job offer, Catherine replies that it wasn't right for her. Steve disagrees and says the job is tailor made for her and he doesn't understand why she said no. Catherine replies it's because she's really happy right now and things are good between her and Steve. She doesn't want a job, even fits perfect, to get in the way of that. They're both interrupted by Chin about the latest case before they can continue. Steve apologises for the interruption and then tells her he’ll miss her in her cammies with a smiles. The tells her he's got to go.

The next day, at the 7th game if the Pee Wee Championship Catherine is with her team, Steve brushes passes her and tells her to take the job. Catherine tries to argue but Steve says they're good and nothing will change that. Catherine laughs, hugs Steve and pulls him into a kiss. This causes the crowd watching the game to cheer them on and Kamekona calls a timeout as everyone is watching. They break apart and apologise to everyone, the game continues.

In Ka 'oia'i'o ma loko,

In A ia la aku, Catherine is with Steve on a double date with Danny and Gabby at the movies. She eats Steve’s popcorn while Danny explains to Steve the third act of a movie. She apologises when the group is shushed by the usher. She can't believe it when Steve’s phone rings during the movie. He only shrugs and says that he's on duty still. Gabby moves to the seat next to Catherine and they both sigh in relief as both men leave the movie therater.

Catherine is waiting in Steve’s office wearing feminine pantsuit. Steve whistles at her outfit as he enters and says she looking sharp. Catherine says Billy and her are running personal security on a visiting diplomat from Saudi. She mentions that she know that woman dress modestly from Saudi, the way the diplomat looks at her you think that she was wearing a string bikini. Steve jokingly offers to beat him up if she tells him the diplomat’s name. Catherine says that's exactly what she getting paid to prevent. 

Catherine then says that leads to the reason she's here. Steve says he thought she was just here to show off her new pantsuit. Catherine calls him a smartass and says she needs a favour. Steve asks what she needs. Catherine says the client has a packed schedule for the next day and Billy has asked Catherine to run some threat assessments on the people the client is meeting with. Steve guesses at because Catherine doesn't have access to Navy Intel anymore, she's come to Five-O to run the background checks. Catherine smiles and says Steve is handsome and smart. 

Steve says he's not sure of he feels about allocating Five-O resources to a private security job. Catherine scoffs and reminds Steve about how many satellites she has repositioned for him over the years. She says he owes her. Steve was just joking and tells her to relax. He then goes to log her into the system.

Billy drops Catherine at Steve’s home after work. In the car he says that part of him had doubts they could make it work, after seeing Catherine in action, he knows he made the right choice. Catherine thanks him, but says it sounds like he's congratulating himself. Billy says it kind of did, didn't it, causing Catherine to laugh. Catherine exits the car and Billy says he'll pick her up at 8 the next morning. Catherine says coffee and malasadas are on him and Billy agrees. Billy watches wistfully as Catherine walks up to the house. 

Steve is in his pjs waiting for her on the patio, he mentions that he couldn't sleep and wanted to make sure she got home okay. He asks her how her first day was. Catherine says its big change but in a good way, Steve says that's good. She mentions that Billy has already gotten them another gig and she they're going to be busy. Steve says he's glad, as Catherine leans in and gives him a kiss. Catherine then says she's going to wash up, and asks if Steve could open a bottle of wine.

In Kupu'eu, Catherine and Billy are at Makapu’u Point running surveillance from a van on a house. Catherine is watching a couple make out through with a window with binoculars while Billy listens to the audio. Catherine says she's lost visual when the couple tumble onto the bed, Billy says luckily the audio’s alive and well. Catherine says she doesn't think their client is going to need this much evidence of her husband’s infidelity. She says a simple photo of the couple kissing would convince their client. Billy replies that they were paid to get the true and that's what they're going to do. 

Catherine asks how long the couple have been in the room, to which Billy replies, 3 very long hours. Catherine complains that her butt is numb, and Billy counters that he's drunk 4 bottles of coconut water. Catherine says she warned him, and suggests he could use one of the empty bottles if he really needs to go. Billy comments that he's a trained SEAL and he can hold it. 

Billy then points out that it looks like the couple I'd finishing, which Catherine is happy about. She wants to go home and shower, and maybe bleach her brain on what they saw. Billy asks if she going to quit on him. Catherine is shocked and asks where that come from. Billy replies that when he offered her this job he promised her an exciting post-Navy life, world travel, intelligence gathering. Catherine points out that last week they protected a foreign diplomat, Billy counters and asks this week she a peeping Tom. Catherine just says it practise of her surveillance skills. 

As one half of the couple leaves, Billy says they just wait for the husband to leave before he takes her home. He asks her before he drops her off does she want to get some pancakes, which Catherine says sounds good. 

Before they can leave a new car pulls up to the house. Catherine pulls out her binoculars and watches another man enter the house. She notices the man has a gun and alerts Billy. Catherine and Billy both get their guns and exit the van. They hear gunshots and make their way closer to the house. Billy yells for the man to drop his weapon, but he opens fire on Billy causing him to duck behind some trees. The man pulls out an auto gun and start shooting at both Catherine and Billy as he tries to escape. The man manages to shoot Catherine in the arm, Billy asks if she's ok, she says she's fine. The man gets to his car and fires off a few more rounds, this time hitting Billy in the stomach and he goes down. Catherine gets back up and fires at the car tail lights as the man drives away, while making her way to the fallen down Billy. She tells him he's going to be fine as she open his jacket the see the damage. Billy struggles to stay awake, while Catherine tells him he's not going to die tonight. 

Catherine has managed to get Billy into the van and drives him to the hospital, yelling at him to stay with her. Billy says he's not going anywhere and that she got the excitement he promised. Catherine says this is not what she had mind. Catherine drives up to the emergency entrance, honking the van horn loudly. As she pulls Billy out of the van, doctors and nurses come rushing out. She tells the doctor Billy's injuries and what blood type he is - O-neg - while helping into the gurney. The doctor notices that she's injured too, but Catherine says fine. She watches as Billy is wheeled into the hospital. Catherine then passes out due to blood lose.

Catherine wakes up in a hospital bed with Steve sitting next to her. She confused and disorientated, she asks Steve where she is. Steve replies she in the hospital and to take it easy. He asks her if she remembers what happened, reminding her she was on a stakeout with Billy. She does remember and then asks if Billy is alright. Steve doesn't answer straight away and then painfully tells Catherine that Billy is gone. He coded on the table and the doctors couldn't revive him.. Catherine starts to cry , Steve tells her he's so sorry and kisses her head.

Later on Catherine takes out her IV, as Steve tells her she can't do that. Catherine mentions that she was in such a hurry to get Billy to the hospital she forgot to call in the shooting of the husband. She needs to get back to the house. Steve tells her she needs to stay at the hospital and rest. He tells he’ll call the police and then go to the crime scene. Catherine says good and that she going to. She can't do nothing while Billy's killer is still out there, Steve of all people should understand that. Steve folds. 

In the morning Catherine arrives at the crime scene with Steve. Duke meets them and suggests they look for themselves. They walk into the house and are surprise that the house is completely cleaned, no blood, no bullet holes. Catherine insist that there was blood and that it doesn't make sense. Steve asks if there's a chance she got the address wrong, Catherine says someone must have scrubbed the place while she was unconscious. She takes off her sling and points out where the victim's body was and that the walls have got still wet paint on them. Someone cleaned the crime scene. 

Steve takes Catherine to headquarters and asks about her case, trying to figure out who would have motive. When Danny comes back to headquarters Catherine says he didn't need to rush back and asked if Grace will be disappointed that he's not cheering on, Danny says no because last year the judges had said he was to distracting. Danny hugs her and tells her that he's sorry. 

Later in the day Steve helps Catherine change her bandaged arm. Catherine is there every step of the way to find out who killed the victim, as there death resulted in Billy's.

Catherine goes to Billy's funeral and speaks to Billy's father at the wake. Afterwards she tell Steve that she feels Billy's death is her fault, as she was supposed to have his back. Steve her not to do that to herself and hugs her as she cries. 

In Kupouli ʻla, Catherine is running a night, reliving the moments that Billy was shot, taken to the hospital and then finally his funeral. She runs through Steve's door just as he's giving candy out to trick-or-treaters, he tells her her costume needs some work and offers her some candy, which she rejects. Steve tells Catherine that she needs to stop punishing herself for Billy's death. He tells her he know exactly what's she going through, he's been exactly where she is now. She needs to stop carrying the weight of that night, stop reimagining the situation in all the ways she could have done something different. He tells not to forget but forgive herself and give herself a chance to move on. 

Catherine says she wants to but she doesn't know how. Her whole life was the Navy, she had a purpose and now that's all gone. Steve tells her she's gotta find something, it doesn't have to be a job, does put matter what it is she just has to find something. Putting her life on hold won't bring Billy back, Catherine agrees. 

Catherine goes to headquarters and puts a file on Chin’s desk. He asks her what's in it, she tells him it's FBI’s forensic accounting files on the yakuza. She comments that Riku Sato has been laundering a lot of money through Hawaii lately. Chin asks her where she got the file, which Catherine replies a friend in the bureau. Chine then asks if Steve knows she's doing this. She says not yet, but she knows that Chin’s been trying to find out where Sato is keeping Adam and she wants to help.chin says okay and for Catherine to tell him everything she knows.

She points out Sato’s deposits, there's no way Sato’s running that kind of money through Hawaii without having someone here to watch it. They need to identify that person and they lead them to Sato. Chin says he know Catherine already has an idea of who that person is. She does, Ryu Nabushi, listed as an officer on three of the accounts, showed up in Hawaii around the time the cash started to flow in. On paper he's clean, but Catherine thinks that's a cover. Her best bet, is that Nabushi is Sato’s moneyman. 

Chin thanks Catherine, he promised Kono he'd find Adam and this is his best lead yet. But he can't involve her any further. Catherine says he can. She lost Billy, she's not about to lose another friend.

Catherine wearing a red wig, goes undercover at the hotel Nabushi is staying at. She follows Nabushi to the elevators while pretending to be on her phone. She manages to get photos of Nabushi as he enters the elevator and quickly asks him to hold the elevator door as she enters it. Nabushi and Catherine make flirty small talk on the way up, Catherine also manages to see which floor he is staying on. When Nabushi exits on his floor and the doors have closed again, Catherine pulls out a small device that brings up Nabushi’s fingerprint from the elevator floor button she asked him to press for her. She takes a photo of it and saves it. 

That night Catherine is back at Steve's house, pouring over a table full of information on Sato and Nabushi. She looks up when Steve enters the house with dinner. He says he thought she could do with some dinner and says it looks like she's been busy. She says she just taking his advice, Steve nods and then asks her what's the plan.

In Ua Nalohia, Catherine is getting ready to go undercover at a private club. Steve, having just got out of the shower, says he's not comfortable with Catherine going alone. But Catherine says that everyone on the island knows what Steve and the rest of 5-O look like. If they go in their suspects will be out the back door and gone, she says she'll be fine. Steve asks what will she do if she's compromised, Catherine, with a smile, says she'll improvise. Steve then goes over to a drawer and pulls out a 5-O badge and gives it to Catherine. Catherine jokingly asks if he deputizing her, but Steve ask it's just in case. Catherine says she'll fine one last time before kissing Steve goodbye. 

Catherine walks into the private club, held on a docked ship, and spots her target easily, it's Nabushi. She notices that he just lost a game, she moves closer and says betting against the table hasn't been working for him. She then leans In and whispers in his ear that maybe he could get lucky some other way, and walks away. Nabushi trails after her.

Catherine leads him to a deserted bathroom and gives Nabushi a seductive look when he finally catches up to her. She walks up to him and holds out her hand. Nabushi goes to kiss it and asks if they're met before. Catherine spins him around and pins him to the wall with a gun pressed to the side of his face. Nabushi asks her what she wants, and Catherine says she wants to know where Riku Sato is. Instead of answering, Nabushi breaks Catherine's hold the two begin to fight. Nabushi has to upper hand at the start before Catherine turns the tables on him. She pins him to the floor with his own baton and then punches him the face. Nabushi asks who the hell is she. Catherine pulls out her badge and asks Five-O and asks again when is Sato.

Catherine has Nabushi is a headquarters interrogation cell. He tells her he doesn't know a Sato. Catherine tells him he doesn't have a very good poker face. She tells him she knows his real name and that he's Sato’s moneyman. She then tells him what she knows about his personal life, in depth information on his family. And she knows that he wants out of Sato’s crew. She says she can help but first he's got to tell her where she can find Sato. Nabushi asks what she wants with Sato, but Catherine says she doesn't care about Sato, she just wants to ask him about Adam.

Catherine later tells the team that she got a location on Sato and a full surveillance package from Nabushi, that includes address, structural blueprints, security system, and activity logs for his staff. She then hands Steve back the 5-O badge and thanks him for it. Steve tells her to keep it, she needs a job and they need some help. Catherine says yes to joining and Steve welcomes her to 5-O.

In Akanahe, Catherine is with Steve, Chin and Kono in Japan as they capture Sato and bring him to a warehouse. Kono questions Sato to the location of Adam, when Sato doesn't answer Kono presses a gun to his head and asks if Adam is dead. Again Sato won't talk, Steve then pulls Kono’s gun away and says they're going to this the right way. Catherine holds a voice recorder towards Sato and tells him to confess to the murder Adam. Everyone is shocked when Sato reveals that out of respect to Adam’s father, he helped Adam fake his death and disappear. Sato then tells Kono if Adam was smart he'd never show his face again and if she was smart she'd let it go. After they've done speaking, Catherine and Steve take Sato to the drop point and they'll meet Chin and Kono at the plane.

Catherine is with Chin when Steve calls about the kidnapping of Ian Wright. She hears the EMT say that Steve injury is only a flesh wound, she quickly asks if he's alright. Steve says he's fine and that he's sent her the fingerprints of two of the kidnappers that were killed. Steve asks her to find out who they were.

Catherine finds out who introduced Ian and the bank robbing crew. She tries to get the information to show in the big monitors but is unable to swipe it from her tablet. Chin helps and tells her she'll get the hang of it, she says she ruined her own dramatic entrance with a smile. She then explains her suspect, Eli Diamond.

When the team figures out Ian's plan, Steve tells Catherine to call the security department to tell them their systems been hacked. She quickly does that.

Later when Steve and Grover have tracked Ian to the airport, Catherine calls Steve that she's reached out to Naval Intelligence and they've been developing protocols to defend against these types of cyber attacks. The Navy is sending her a copy of the prototype, however it's only been tested on simulated attacks. All they need to do is get the prototype onto Ian’s computer to stop the hack. Steve tells Catherine that they don't have the computer of origin, they only have Grover’s daughter’s computer. Catherine says that fine, because it means the two computers are connected, and she just needs to use one to get to the other. Catherine tries to find the original computer, but Ian has scrambled the IP addresses and she can't get a lock. 

Steve calls Catherine back and tells her to check out the IP addresses, and to see if any are near Oahu State. Catherine finds the correct computer, at the computer science building of Oahu State. She then tells Steve she on her way there now.

Catherine enters the computer science building and searches the computers. She notices one teenager just sitting at a computer reading a magazine, she walks up to him and asks what is doing. The boy says he's saving the computer for a friend, he paid him $500 to save him the computer. Catherine shows hi a picture of Ian and asks if that's his friend. The boy says yes and Catherine tells him to get up and out of the seat. She then sits down and plugs the USB with the prototype on it into the computer. When the prototype is finally unloaded she answers Steve's phone call to tell him he can arrest Ian now. 

She later tells Steve and Grover that they made the right decision with putting Ian on that plane in the first places even if he got away. 

In Ha'uoli La Ho'omoaika'i, Catherine is playing in a thanksgiving family football game with the team, Grace, Kamekona and other family members. During one play she catches a throw by Steve only to be be picked by and thrown over Danny's shoulder a moment later.

Danny and Steve meet Catherine at the crime scene and them what she knows so far. A body was found in a barrel filled with lye. Back at headquarters she results back from Max's autopsy and something found in the victim's neck. She hands it to Steve who sees that it's a medical alert id, the victim was Kyle Russo and he was secret service.

Steve and Catherine go to the hotel where the secret service are preparing for the arrival of the president. They speak to Russo’s supervisor, Devin Campbell, telling him that Russo was murder the night before and it looks like it was a professional hit. The conservation leads Campbell to believe that they now have a threat to the president. 

Later on, Aunt Deb is leaving police station, when Cartherie comes up to her and introduces herself as Steve’s friend. Aunt Deb doesn't believe that for a second and they both laugh. Catherine tells her that Steve has asked her to take her back to Steve's place, Aunt Deb asks if Steve told her anything else. Catherine pauses before saying she is so sorry to hear about her illness. Aunt Deb then says she's not ready to back yet, Catherine asks her where she wants to go. Aunt Deb asks Catherine to take her to the most beautiful place on the island. Catherine says she knows just the place.

Catherine takes Aunt Deb to a beautiful deserted beach. While there Aunt Deb says to Catherine that she's figures Catherine is going to be around for awhile and asks her to make sure Mary and Steve stay close once she's gone. They'll need each other even if they don't admit it. Catherine says she promises and Aunt Deb thanks her.

After dropping Aunt Deb back at Steve's, Catherine is back at headquarters. Steve calls her to ask about Andrea Hicks, Catherine explains that according to the FBI Andrea witnessed the murder of a high-ranking member of a Russian crime family. The FBI wanted to talk to her, instead she went into hiding. The family hired a hitman to shut her up for good. Steve asks Catherine to keep looking for Andrea. 

Catherine is at Steve's house when he gets back from meeting the president, she greets him with a kiss. She is also there when Thanksgiving dinner plans are changed, she and the group end up at La Mariana Tiki Bar. She and the group enjoy a song sung by Aunt Deb.

In Makani 'Olu a Holo Malie, Catherine is at Steve’s house with all their friends playing poker. In the middle of a hand, she gets a phone call. She is unable to hear the other person, so she excuses herself and goes outside. Steve follows her out and asks if everything is okay. Catherine ignores him and speaks Pashto to the person on the other end of the call. Catherine says she needs Steve's help.

Catherine and Steve are at Headquarters where Catherine tells Steve the story of Amir and his family that helped her when an op of hers went sideways. Catherine then tells Steve that Amir called her because his son was taken by the Taliban and Catherine has decided that she has to go back and help them get their son back. Steve says he understands wanting to help, but she needs to tell the military and let them handle it. Catherine disagrees and says that it'll take to long, as the military has to verify everything Amir said to her and that could take days or weeks, while she could be there by dawn. 

Steve asks how she could do that, as she's not on active duty anymore. She can just jump on a plane and get there. Catherine says that's where Steve comes in, and Joe White comes in. She needs Steve to talk to him and get her into Afghanistan under the radar. When Steve tells that that's crazy, she tells him she's doing it with or without his help. Steve reluctantly says he'll call Joe. Catherine thanks him.

Catherine is waiting in line to board a plane at the airport, when she hears Steve call out from behind her. He tells her that he wasn't going to let her go alone. He gives her a hug and a kiss, then tells her he's got the window seat.

In the Baoakhan Province, Catherine and Steve ride into the village on horseback. They quickly make their way to Amir's house, his wife let's them in. Amir's wife, Farah, hugs Catherine and Catherine introduces Steve to her. She then asks where Amir is. Farah says he left an hour before, having heard where the kidnapper were. 

Steve and Catherine leave the village on horseback to track down Amir. They stop at the sight of blood, and they both dismount. Guns drawn, they continue on foot. They find Amir at the base of a tree, unconscious and badly wounded. Catherine goes to him and tries to wake him up. Amir wakes and is surprised to see Catherine has come. Amir explains that he tried to rescue Najib, but there were to many for his to fight, which caused his GSW to the stomach. Catherine holds his face and promises that Steve and her are going to get his son back.

Catherine and Steve bring Amir back to his house and tend to his wound. Catherine then spots a worn soccer ball and explains to Steve that this is what brought her, Amir and Naji together. Steve is confused and says he thought battlefield trauma is what brought them together. Catherine tells Steve about meeting Amir and Najib and helping them a year before they found her and helped her. Amir then wakes up and asks about Najib, Catherine promises that their going to find him. Steve asks Amir if he knows which group took Najib. Amir replies that it was a splinter group under the command of Umar Hassan. Catherine says that's impossible, as Umar Hassan was killed two years prior in a drone strike. Amir is convinced he is alive and his men took his son. 

Catherine is on her laptop and asks Steve to take a look at a satellite image of a nearby village. Steve notices two pickup trucks in the image, Amir had said Najib was taken by two pickups. Catherine says it's got to be the kidnappers. Steve says the village looks fortified and he doesn't think they can take it. Catherine agrees and says their best option is to engage them somewhere along a nearby road. Steve asks way she's so sure they take that road when they move out. Catherine says that Amir mentioned rumours of a Taliban camp in the south and the road is the only way to get there.

As the pickup trucks are stopped by Steve in disguise, Catherine - who was hiding in the long grass - makes her way to the last pickup. She pulls up the back flap and finds a large group of children. She asks the children if anyone has seen Najib, the children shake their heads. She then opens up the back of the pickup and helps the children escape. One child falls down, alerting the driver, who exits the front of the pickup with his gun. Catherine quickly shoots him down but that alerts the rest of the kidnappers. Steve and Catherine engage in gun fire, Catherine manages to shoot down another kidnapper and calls from Steve. He tells her to get the kids and go. As the last kid moves into the long grass, Steve shoots a man that Catherine didn't see. Catherine can then only watch as Steve is injured by a grenade and captured. 

Catherine is back at Amir's village, she calls Danny on her SAT phone, and tells him that Steve has been captured by the Taliban. She then tell Danny that he needs to get ahold of Joe White and tell him that Umar Hassan is still alive and that there is a Taliban compound in the Panjshir Valley. She then tells him the coordinates of the compound. She tells hiM that's she's alright at the moment but she has to go and hangs up, Hassan’s men have driven into the village.

Catherine calls Steve when he gets back home, he's relieved to hear her voice. He asks her where she is and if she's okay. Catherine says she fine, she tells him that Hassan’s men came into the area and she had to lay low until they left. Steve asks about the kids and if Najib was with them, and Catherine says they're safe but Najib wasn't with them. She then says she's got a lead on where he might be, they may have taken him over the border. Steve then asks her if she's going to go after him and Catherine says yes, she has to. She feels she can't come back until she finds him. 

Steve says that's fine, and that he'll go back and they'll find Najib together, he'll he her find him. Catherine tells Steve that he's helped her enough and it's better if she does this alone, she can keep a low profile and it's just easier. She ask him if he understands why she has to do this and Steve says of course he does. Catherine promises him that she'll be careful. Steve tells Catherine that he loves her, Catherine holds back tears as she says she loves him too. Steve then wishes her good luck and they hung up. Catherine jumps onto a motorcycle and drives out the village.

Season 5

In Ka Hana Malu, Catherine is only seen in a flashback of her and Steve’s time in Afghanistan, as Steve explains to Deb that Catherine had completed her mission of finding Najib. But instead of coming back to Steve she had decided that she felt her time was better spent in the small village teaching the children at a school and protecting them if the Taliban came back for them.

In A Make Kāua, Catherine surprises Steve when he gets out of the water from his morning swim, holding his towel she asks him if this was what he was looking for. Catherine walks towards Steve and says she knows she should have called and she wanted to, she just didn’t know what to say. So she figured if she just came in person that it would be okay, Steve cuts her off by pulling her into a hug.

Steve asks when did she get in, Catherine tells him only that morning and she had come straight from the airport. She tells him that he wasn’t going to miss Kono’s wedding. Steve tells her it's good to see her, Catherine tells him it’s good to see him too. Steve then says he’ll take her out to breakfast, as they’ve got a lot to catch up on. Catherine says she’d love that. Steve’s phone then rings, he’s got a case. Steve tells Catherine not to go anywhere, she says she won’t.

Steve then calls Catherine to discuss the missing warhead. Catherine says the bad guys either don’t care about getting caught or they’re not planning on sticking around for very long. Catherine says she’ll try and gather some intel, see if there’s been any chatter about transportation or sale of a nuclear weapon. As soon as she hears anything she’ll call Steve. Steve thanks her and Danny tells her it’s nice to hear her voice, she tells Danny it’s nice to hear his voice too and then hangs up.

Later Catherine calls Steve, who puts her on speaker phone, she tells them that she thinks she found a buyer and she just sent them the file. She explains that Hadad has made threats against America, Israel, and Jordan, if he gets his hands on the nuclear weapon he’s guaranteed going to use it.

On Kono’s wedding day, Catherine shows up at Steve’s place rocking a beautiful blue dress, all Steve can say is wow. She tells Steve that he looks very handsome as she buttons up his jacket. Steve thanks her and tells her she looks beautiful, she thanks him. Steve asks Catherine how long is she planning on staying after the wedding. Catherine doesn’t know, and asks Steve how long does he want her to stay. Steve’s phone then rings, Catherine smiles and tells him he’s saved by the bell.

Catherine is at headquarters with the rest of Five-O as they try and find the nuclear weapon hidden somewhere on the island. Catherine and Kono then follow Steve and Danny as they chase down the tour tram the nuclear warhead is on. Kono and Catherine help get people of the tram as Danny and Steve search for the warhead. Catherine then leads Steve who’s driving the tram to Kamekona’s helicopter so they can drop the warhead into the water. Kono and Catherine watch as Steve and Danny out over the ocean, Kono grabs Catherine’s hand for support. Catherine hugs and kisses Steve when him and Danny touch down again.

Five-O quickly make it back in time for Kono’s wedding, they’re only a little late. As they sit down, Catherine tells Steve that she missed him. Steve says he missed her too.

Season 6

In Mai ho`oni i ka wai lana mâlie, Catherine is at Kono and Adam’s wedding reception, with the rest of Five-O. As Kono and Adam share their first dance, Catherine sits at one of the tables with the rest of Five-O and listen to Chin explain what Gabriel said before the wedding. Catherine points out where they and says she’s not downplaying how serious the Gabriel situation is, but Gabriel can wait a few more hours. The others agree and all go to find their dance partners.

She then turns to Steve and asks if he’s still got it, he stands up and he does but does she still got it. Catherine tells Steve to bring it as they walk onto the dance floor. Catherine asks if they’re going to do this and Steve say yes, before leaning over and kissing her in the middle of the dance floor. Catherine tells him it took him long enough, they then join everyone that’s dancing to the song We Are Family.

The next day Catherine wakes up, hungover still in her dress, next Steve, who is also hungover in his tux, in his bed as he answers his phone. When he hangs up, he says to Catherine that he was hoping that he and her could speak together that morning. Catherine says they will and she’ll still be there when he gets back from working the case.

In Lehu a Lehu, Catherine is with Five-O as they investigate the car bomb crime scene. She asks if anyone has taken credit for the bomb, but no one has.  

Later in the day, Catherine is at headquarters with everyone, she volunteers to go through all of Jason Duclair correspondence he’s gone since going to prison. Steve say that would be very helpful and thanks her. Catherine does finds a person of interest in Duclair letters, who had been sending love like letters to Duclair.

Catherine is geared up with Chin and Grover outside headquarters as they find who sent the car bomb through security cameras. They ID the man as Andre Trout but now need to figure out the connection between Duclair and Andre.

Danny calls Catherine when him and Steve lose Duclair, Catherine uses the GPS in Duclair’s shoes to track him and tells Danny where to go.

That night Catherine enters Steve’s office and asks if he’s found anything. Steve says he’s got nothing, Catherine tells him the best thing he can do now, is to come home and get some rest. Steve tells her that with Gabriel out there and now that they’ve lost Duclair there’s no way he could go home and just sleep, Catherine says she thought he might says something like that, the job always comes first. Catherine says she go and get him some coffee, if he’s going to burn the midnight oil. Steve stops her before she can leave and says he was really hoping that they could’ve spent some more time together. Catherine says they will, and Steve thanks her for coming home. Catherine kisses Steve on the forehead and tells him there is no other place she’d rather be.

In Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna, Catherine wakes up naked with Steve in his bed. She apologises for waking him up so early but he says he’s glad she did. She tells him to go back to sleep and she’ll make them some eggs for breakfast. She puts on a shirt and leaves the bedroom.

Catherine is sitting on a lounge chair speaking to someone on the phone in Pashto, she doesn’t notice that Steve has heard her and is watching her from the second floor, with a frown on his face.

Later in the day, Danny asks Catherine to meet him, she hugs him when he gets out of his car. Catherine asks if everything is alright, Danny says it he just thought that they should have a conservation. Catherine is confused and asks Danny to just bring when he dances around the reason for the meeting. Danny says that Steve has been really happy since she’s been back, Catherine says she has too. Danny says that great because Steve likes it when Catherine is happy.

Catherine says she is happy, Danny tells her not only leave again if she is happy. Catherine asks where did that come from, and asks if Steve knows that Danny is speaking to her. Danny says Steve doesn’t know and he’d kill Danny if he did know. Danny tells her he’s just looking out for his boy, when she leave last time Steve was hurt pretty bad. He tried to pretend that he wasn’t but he was suffering in silence.

Catherine says she didn’t mean to hurt Steve, but he did understand why she had to stay behind in Afghanistan. Danny says that yes Steve understood, that didn’t mean that it didn’t wreck him. Danny says he didn’t know what Steve was like before he meet him, but Steve is the best version of himself when Catherine is around. Catherine tells Danny he’s a good friend. Danny says he just thinks Steve deserves to be happy after everything he’s been through. That’s why he’s here asking her to sit around for good, Catherine says there nothing she wants more.

Later on, Catherine is sitting on Steve’s porch with her bags packed, Steve walks up to her and tells him she’s sorry. Steve says she just got here, Catherine says it’s not that she doesn’t love him because she does. However she has to go away for a little bit, Steve asks how long,  Catherine says the truth is, she doesn’t know. Catherine starts to cry and says this is so hard. She tells Steve she needs more than what a relationship can give her at the moment. Steve says okay and asks what does she want.

She says she needs to feel needed, which Steve points out she is, Catherine tells him not like that. She explains that every time his phone rings, Steve is needed and he gets to help people she wants that. Steve says for her to come back to Five-O, Catherine says no and says that Five-O is Steve’s and it’s always going to be his thing. She wants to build something that’s her own.

Steve sits down beside her and asks if she going back to Afghanistan, Catherine says she going to Nepal to run supply drops to areas that need it the most after the earthquake. Steve tells her that is a 2 month op at most, catherine says it could be more. Steve then tells her if she wants out of their relationship to just come out and say it. Catherine tells if she could be in two places at once she would, but Steve tells her she’s picking the place that he’s not going to be.

He then tells her if she leaves today, he needs her to understand that he can’t wait for her anymore. Catherine wipes away some tears and says she understands. Steve that he’ll drive her to the airport, but Catherine says she’s already called a ride, that pulls up at that moment. She tells him she’d rather say goodbye to him here. They both stand up and Catherine pulls Steve into a hug and says she’s so sorry and that she’d always love him. She grabs her bags and gets into the car.

While in the car, Catherine break down in tears as she remembers all the good times with Steve. She manages to pull herself together to make a phone call. When the other person answers they ask if the line is secure and ask about her cover. She says Steve didn’t question it, the person then asks if she’s sure she can do it and call her lieutenant, hinting that her new mission is Navy based.

In Waiwai, Steve is told that Catherine is not doing aid work in South Asia. Instead she is doing a deep cover op in the city of Kiev in the Ukraine. Steve is asked if he has anyway to reach her, as she is not scheduled to check in with her handler until the end of the week and by then it may be to late.

Awards and Decorations

The following are the awards and decorations worn by Lt. Rollins.

Personal Decorations

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, w/1 gold award star (2 awards)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, w/1 gold award star (2 awards)

Unit Awards

  • Navy Unit Commendation, w/1 bronze service star (2 awards)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation

Campaign and Service Medals

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, w/1 bronze service star (2 awards)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Service and Training Awards

  • Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, w/1 bronze service star (2 awards)

Marksmanship Awards

  • Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

Other Accouterments

  • Surface Warfare Insignia

Abilities

  • Hand to Hand Combat -
  • Languages - English, and Arabic

Notes

  • Catherine risked being Court-Martialed for helping Lieutenant Commander Steven McGarrett with a civilian situation. [1]
  • Unlike Steve McGarrett, Catherine and Billy Harrington both retired from the military, instead of joining the Reserves. [2]
  • Catherine is honorably discharged from United States Navy and is awarded her second Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal as an end-of-tour award. [3]
  • Commander Steven McGarrett was not Court-Martialed due to the fact that he and Catherine had entered the country as civilians without any intentions of using military equipment or information. However after being attacked and Steve's capture his military rank was discovered. Even after severer torture, and the threat of death he did not revealed any military secrets or information. The last part of his torture and execution was being recorded by camera, to which the military had gained access. Steve was rescued by his his fellow Navy SEALs seconds before his own decapitation.[4]
    • It was never mentioned, but it would appear Catherine (who was a civilian at the time) never received any punishment for her time away in Afghanistan, after she returned to Hawaii. [5]

Trivia

  • Michelle Borth was originally a recurring guest star up until the Season 3 premiere, La O Na Makuahine where she was added to the opening, resulting in her becoming a series regular.
  • During her tenure on the team, Catherine wore a shoulder leather holster.
  • Used a Smith & Wesson M&P as her personal sidearm.
  • Has a Compact .32 ACP pistol (Seecamp LWS-32) which is seen in the Season 4 episode, Ua Nalohia.
  • When Catherine was working security with Billy her code name was "Little Wing"

Appearances

Season One
Pilot Ohana Malama Ka Aina Lanakila Nalowale Ko'olauloa Ho'apono Mana'o Po'ipu Heihei Palekaiko Hana 'a'a Makehewa
Ke Kinohi He Kane Hewa'ole Kai e'e E Malama Powa Maka Moana Loa Aloha Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio Ma Ke Kahakai Ho'opa'i Ho'ohuli Na'au Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau Oia'i'o
Season Two
Ha'i'ole Ua Lawe Wale Kame'e Mea Makamae Ma'eme'e Ka Hakaka Maika'i Ka Iwi Kapu Lapa'au Ike Maka Kil'ilua Pahele Alaheo Pau'ole
Ka Ho' Oponopono Pu'olo Mai Ka Wa Kahiko I Helu Pu Kupale Lekio Kalele Ha'alele Pa Make Loa Ua Hopu Ua Hala
Season Three
La O Na Makuahine Kanalua Lana I Ka Moana Popilikia Mohai I Ka Wa Mamua Ohuna Wahine'inoloa Ha'awe Make Loa Huaka'I Kula Kahu Kahu
Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make Hana I Wa 'Ia Hookman Kekoa Pa'ani Na Ki'i Hoa Pili Olelo Pa'a Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane Ho'opio He Welo 'oihana Aloha, Malama Pono
Season Four
Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi A'ale Ma'a Wau Ka 'oia'i'o ma loko A ia la aku Kupu'eu Kupouli 'la Ua Nalohia Akanahe Ha'uoli La Ho'omoaika'i Ho'onani Makuakane Pukana
O kela me keia manawa Hana Lokomaika'i Na Hala a ka makua Pale'la Hoku Welowelo Ma lalo o ka ili Ho'i Hou Ku I Ka Pili Koko Pe'epe'e Kanaka Makani 'Olu a Holo Malie O ka Pili'Ohana ka 'Oit
Season Five
A'ohe kahi e pe'e ai Ka Makuakane Kanalu Hope Loa Ka Noe'au Ho'oilina Ho'oma'ike Ina Paha Ka Hana Malu Ke Koho Mamao Aku Wawahi moe'uhane Ua'aihue Poina 'Ole La Po'ino
Powehiwehi E 'Imi pono Nanahu Kuka'awale Pono Kaulike Kahania Ike Hanau Ua helele'i ka hoku Ho'amoano Mo'o 'olelo Pu Luapo'i A Make Kāua
Season Six
Mai ho`oni i ka wai lana mâlie Lehu a Lehu Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna Ka Papahana Holo Pono Ka 'alapahi nui Na Pilikua Nui Na Kama Hele Piko Pau 'iole Hana Keaka Ka Makau kaa kaua Kulean Ua Ola Loko I Ke Aloha Umia Ka Hanu
Hoa 'Inea Ke Koa Lokomaika'i Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa'a Waiwai Kanaka Hahai Malama Ka Po'e Ka Haunaele Ka Pono Ku'oko'a I'ike Ke Ao Pilina Koko Pa'a Ka 'Ipuka I Ka 'Upena Nananana O Ke Ali'I Wale No Ka'u Makemake

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