Horatio Hornblower

Season 3 Episode 2

Duty

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 2003 on ITV
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Soon after getting married, Hornblower is sent on a search and rescue mission for a British ship (under the command of an old friend) last reported off the French coast. In the midst of the search, the HMS Hotspur picks up some unwanted passengers and attempts to discover the objective of a small French invasion force.moreless

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    Jonathan Coy

    Jonathan Coy

    Captain Bracegirdle

    Guest Star

    Julia Sawalha

    Julia Sawalha

    Maria Mason

    Guest Star

    Barbara Flynn

    Barbara Flynn

    Mrs. Mason

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    • QUOTES (9)

      • Styles: (taking Hornblower's breakfast away uneaten, the morning of his wedding) So much for the condemned man eating a hearty breakfast, eh?
        Matthews: Pity, that. Looks almost edible for once.

      • Hornblower: You probably think this is a bad time to get married?
        Bush: Well, in my opinion, there's never a good time to get married.

      • Hornblower: You think I'm acting in haste?
        Bush: You've acted in haste before, sir. It usually turns out for the best.

      • Pellew: You. You have my permission to sleep on shore. (on Hornblower's wedding night)
        Hornblower: But, my duty is to the Hotspur, sir.
        Pellew: Damn it man, the Hotspur will have you soon enough. Your wife will only have you for the night! You'll do as I say!
        Hornblower: (smiling) Aye, aye, sir!

      • Mrs. Mason: (After Horatio cuts the wedding cake with his sword) I trust he's given that a thorough clean.
        Admiral Pellew: Well, he'll have done his best, ma'am, but French blood, oooh, it's damnably sticky!

      • Doughty: We're giving him a beef in crust, with French Beans and Spanish Fritters.
        Styles: French and Spanish, eh? Mr. Hornblower won't like that!
        Doughty: They're vegetables, Styles, not navies!

      • Hornblower: Captain Bracegirdle has lost his ship and he's a carcass of a man. I'd rather die than share his fate!

      • Maria: Perhaps you might tell me some stories of your life at sea.
        Hornblower: They're not "stories" Maria, and I do not wish to talk about it.
        Maria: Then do not expect me to understand.

      • Doughty: Ah, shut up, Styles. It's bad enough you look like a Gypsy soothsayer, without babbling on like one.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Styles: A frog's different, they're as good as bloody Jonas!
        He alludes to Jonas in the Bible, who admitted to being the cause of a storm, which ended immediately when he was thrown overboard.

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