“In civilized society, we have rules. It is the unspoken glue that separates us from jackals and hyenas: Animal Planet, whatever, ‘kay? The point is. Rule number one. If you get somebody shot, you apologize. You don’t wait for a special occasion, okay? Like birthdays. Or frickin’ Presidents Day.” ~Danny Williams, Hawaii Five-0, Season One, Episode One, “Pilot”
Oh apologies! So many possible discussion topics when it comes to apologies and being sorry for things and I can’t land any of them. I had this idea for a blog post that would be fun and light-hearted (Alicia, I’m sorry, you’re too sexy for my blog; Paula, I’m sorry I keep posting pics of people other than Alex; Etc.) Anyway, it’s apparently not in the cards.
These screencaps here, they’re a time warp. The scruffy, angry Danno and clear-headed, reasonable Steve that so engaged me in this Show.
Looking back, you can almost see Alex trying on his shiny brand new ‘Steve McGarrett’ face, coltish in execution. Almost innocent. No assumptions or judgements… So different from today.
Back then I really wasn’t sorry about anything, except maybe staying up late on a Monday night. Tuesday’s patented “H50 Hangover.”
Fast forward to now, the show itself and the way in which I watch it assuredly more complicated in every respect. I’m sorry about a lot of things… and the night is young! In all seriousness, I do have strong opinions about this television show. So I am sorry if I have ever offended you, or hurt your feelings, by the manner in which I express them.
But I just love this show, this episode, this scene and these characters so much… and I can’t be sorry about that, not even a little bit.
I hope you all have a wonderful Presidents Day! Don’t hold on to those apologies!
Thanks to bookemdanno for the caps.