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Let's Watch an Episode - Week 2 - Discussion

Updated: Sep 16, 2021



McGarrett’s interrogation of Ann ends with the following question: “Okay, for the record, you’re making this statement of your own free will, without promises or threats? You’ve been apprised of your constitutional rights?” To which Ann replies, “Yes.” This is an application of the Miranda Rights, which had been created two years earlier, in 1966, by the US Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona.

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Sep 19, 2021

"And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin" is filled with legal theory. When Danno doesn’t go straight to jail, the media causes a public outcry; after all, if anyone else had shot an unarmed 18-year-old boy, he’d go straight to jail.

The grand jury, acting on incomplete information, indicts Danno on a charge of first-degree murder. This is not the charge he would have received in real life. A charge of first-degree murder requires proof of criminal intent and/or premeditation. This was negligent homicide; that is, a death resulting from failure to perform as a reasonable and prudent man would have done. As a trained police officer, Danno should have realized there was a chance that firing a gun…

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Steve's Girl
Steve's Girl
Sep 19, 2021

I agree, Honu,there is something to "Ain't no Big Thing" in "The Box".

I didn't "proclaim" Big Chicken my favorite bad guy for nothing.

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honu59
honu59
Sep 19, 2021

Very good points, Steve's Girl! And Katie, it was a bit of a shock several years ago when I realized that the junkie Ann was none other than the sweet, prim and proper Miss Beadle. Charlotte Stewart did a great job with the role of Ann.


I think an alternate title for this episode could have been "Tough Love." That seems to be the theme between Steve and Danny. Throughout the story, Steve never lets up on Dan, insisting that he remember every detail of the chase and the shooting for his own sake, then the whole "Do you think it's easier to kill a grown man?" speech. Steve is trying to toughen up his young second in command bec…


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Steve's Girl
Steve's Girl
Sep 19, 2021

This is an episode that contains important "firsts":

-Danny kills someone for the first time and the meaning behind Steve's words is:"It was the first but very likely not the last time you kill a man. If you want to remain a cop, it comes with the territory. But beware of getting used to it."

- For the first time Kono brings food to a colleague for support or/and consolation. He brings it to Danny after the latter was arrested and in jail. Later he does the same for Steve ("Blind Tiger").

- And this episode brings the first appearance of Big Chicken and what an appearance this is!

I've never seen "Love Boat" in which "Big Chicken" portrays the…

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