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McGarrett looked as shocked as we were when he found himself about to come face-to-face with his thought-to-be-dead mother on the season finale of Hawaii Five-0. And now, some major star power as signed on to play this important role for the upcoming third season.

CBS has announced that Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby) has signed on to play Doris McGarrett, mother to Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). She is set to appear on a recurring basis.

“The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show,” executive producer Peter Lenkov said in a statement, “and we are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She’s a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let’s just say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”


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