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Hornblower: Loyalty

Horatio confronts the different attitudes of Irishmen in the Royal Navy. One is openly antagonistic to the crown, one is loyal as Hornblower himself, and another seemingly loyal career officer reveals himself to have been working for Bonaparte all along. In contrast to the Irish, he must also deal with an Anti-Bonapartist Frenchman.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Airdate: Sunday January 05th, 2003

Director: Andrew Grieve
Story: C.S. Forester
Screenplay: Niall Leonard

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Guest Stars
Barbara Flynn
As Mrs. Mason
Ian McElhinney
As Captain Hammond
Jonathan Forbes
As Midshipman Orrock
Julia Sawalha
As Maria Mason
Lorcan Cranitch
As Wolfe
Ron Cook
As James Doughty
Tony Haygarth
As Master Prowse
Christian Coulson
As Jack Hammond
Greg Wise
As Major Côtard
Jim McManus
As Pawnbroker
John Sheahan
As Irishman
Neil Conrich
As Bailiff
Simon Delaney
As French Midshipman
Episode Notes
The events in this episode are taken from the book Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester.

Episode Quotes
Hornblower: Wait, Matthews, Styles.
Matthews: Captain Hornblower, it’s good to see you back in command, sir!
Bush: Well, we can always find a place for Matthews.

Bush: (to Midshipman Hammond) As Midshipman, I expect you to know this ship like the back of your hand, or else you shall know the back of mine.

Pellew: Thank God not all Frenchmen worship that Corsican upstart! Eh?

Hornblower: Wolfe, why must you speak when you have nothing to say?

Styles: I’m just boiling the coffee now, sir. I’ll go fetch it.
Bush: But... coffee shouldn’t be…
Hornblower: Boiled, William? I know, I know.

Midshipman Hamond: I’ll have you know, Matthews, I don’t much care for your tone.
Matthews: Well, sir. I must say, I don’t give a tinker’s cuss what you care for.

Cultural References
Pellew: When I was a child…
Admiral Pellew quotes the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:11.

Warning: Hornblower season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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