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I watched the Five-0 episode "Just Lucky, I Guess" from season 2.
I always agreed , and still do, with what Steve has to say about being responsible for what you say and do, giving Marty Sloane (John Randolph) a dressing down. There Steve refers to the murder of the young prostitue Sloane had watched but not reported and who, as it turns out, is about the same age as Sloane's daughter.
But I think he means that you are always responsible for your words and deeds,even if you are having a good time (to put Sloane's intentions into decent words) far from home.
Steve's words take root, Sloane will testify against Charley Bombay although folks at home will know that he had intended to go to a prostitute and a mere girl at that.
This episode shows very clearly the values that were very important to Steve (and Jack !) . Values that , sorry to say, tend to be not estimated very high today.
In Jack's Blog
20 Years Ago
The picture came up for me, Monday morning 8:08, but thank you the "reloading tipp".
Great idea for a challenge, Honu!
More web provider problems, Steve's Girl. If a picture from a ME-TV quiz does not come up, then reload the page. If you still cannot get it to come up, let me know, and I'll e-mail you the picture in question.
If you are not refering to the screen shot shown in Jack's Blog in "Another Online Quiz...", and I'm sure you don't because of question 3, where is this " Challenge "screen shot ? Please, enlighten me. Thank you.
A Mini-Challenge Submitted by Honu
In the Comments section, tell us . . . [Answer ONLY 1]
-- The name of the episode in which this screen capture was seen
-- The season in which this episode appeared.
-- The name of the character seen in the screen capture
-- The relationship of the character to Steve McGarrett
-- The name of the character's husband
-- The name of the actor who portrayed the character's husband
I have to agree also, Queen Elizebeth.Love her horses.
Yes, Honu and Steve's Girl, Queen Elizabeth is a very special lady, at once both refined and strong. She is serving her country -- and, indeed, the world -- well. I greatly admire and respect her.
I also greatly admire and respect Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, who seems to be to be working hard to pull the nations of the world together, even as he defends his own nation from some not-so-friendly neighbors. After listening to him speak, I find myself wishing he were our leader here, in America. Yet, I know he is where he is needed. As the old saw goes, "Bloom where you are planted." He is blooming very nicely, thank you.
Honu says: "...That story was sort of a follow-up to my story "Autumn Leave" ..."
I have just finished read ing "Autumn Leave". What a poignant story! Especially the part where Danny goes through Aunt Clara's books was very moving. I have many books myself, I'm working on cataloguing them at the moment, and I often wonder which ones to choose when the time comes when...
And I like the wordplay "Autumn Leave"/ "Autumn Leaf".
I agree with you, Honu. What impressed me most about her was how she reacted when someone fired at her during "Trouping the Colour", the parade honoring her birthday.
I can't remember the year, but she was there still riding her horse , sidesattle. A pistol lwas fired at her, but extraordinary equistrienne that she is, she brought her shying horse under control.
When she was asked the following year to use a bullet proof car ,, she refused, saying that risking an attack like that was part of the job of any high ranking person who is seen in public often.
Chapeau - Her Majesty, a lot of other high ranking persons don't have your courage!
In this day and age of political uncertainty, which present-day world leader is your favorite person -- and why?
I went back and read your story, too, Honu. It is excellent! I agree. A late-life marriage to a woman with a career of her own might work. Even so, there would be obstacles. Both would be set in their ways. Could they bend to accommodate someone else at that point in their lives? I suppose that depends on the couple and how much they love each other. It wouldn't be easy, though, not as easy as television and the movies make it seem like it would be.
Honu's story and others can be found in Our Challenges / December 2014.
Very interesting points, Honu. A late-life marriage to a woman with a career of her own (a military career maybe?) after retirement may be likely.
On the other hand only this afternoon I read your very affectionately done "When I'm Sixty-Four" (Jack's 94th birthday) in which you describe a very realistic retirement scenario for Steve. So I think he won't be lonely after he retired. But that is not the question at hand.
Got kind of carried away. Sorry...LOL.
Excellent points, Honu! Yes, a late-life marriage just might be the answer. I've often wondered whether investigators, intelligence officers, etc. worry about their families' safety.
That's an excellent response, Steve's Girl! Indeed, it is lonely at the top. McGarrett seems almost to enjoy the loneliness, for his hobbies bespeak solitude, as well, such as when we see him working on his sailboat.
Does anyone have a different take on this?
Marriage is not for everyone and certainy not a "must-have" for everyone.
Considering McGarrett's past as a Naval officer and an agent of Naval Intelligence not to speak of his present as head of Five-0, he more or less led the life that makes a loner.
Working for Naval Intelligence he certainly has been on his own quite often. To be the head of Five-0 not only means high reputation - if the unit is successful, and it is - it also means being responsible for anything any member does or doesn't. Not to mention making enemies etc. In short: it's lonely at the top.
But McGarrett is used to this kind of life and good at it, otherwise he wouldn't have survived and got this far. It obviously agrees with his personality.
So he is certainly not the marrying kind.
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Given McGarrett's personality, lifestyle, and the demands of his profession, should he have married, or was bachelorhood the right lifestyle for him?
Discovering the Undiscovered Artist
Thank you, Steve's Girl, for letting us know about The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle.
Here is the link to that novel on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Shipwreck-Strange-Fate-Morro-Castle-ebook/dp/B00KQZY3E8
I'm glad you like the Merchant Mariner section.
I 've just browsed through the Merchant Mariner section ( very well done - btw) and remembered that there is a very good novel about the "Morro Castle":
Gordon Thomas/ Max Morgan-Witts: The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle (1972). Maybe you know it.