Hornblower: Loyalty


It's definitely

the hotspur, sir.

Yes, matthews.

Styles, put a ball close to

her stern, but not too close.

Aye, aye, sir. Close

but not too close it is.

But it's-

It's the hotspur, sir.



for god's sake, man.

Sorry, sir.

Look, sir. Now she

shows her true colors.

I thought something

was wrong.

Well, if the frogs have

taken the hotspur, sir,

It's only proper

we should take it back.

Indeed, matthews.

Lay us alongside. Aye, aye, sir.

gunners, stand by!

Contact at the next head!

come here! Look at that!

That's their idea

of the cavalry?

Pity the poor bastards.

Why has he

got the flag down?

Where is your captain?

I don't know, sir.

It's to me.

Oh, yes.

And do you surrender?

Well done, sir,

And, uh, i just thought

you ought to know, sir.

There's a cutter

headed this way.

And do you suppose this cutter

to be a threat, matthews?

No, sir.

I don't quite know

what it is, sir.

I just thought

you ought to know, sir.

Look at this, sir.

He served

the victory, sir.

Are you british?

Irish, sir.

And proud

to be, sir.

English rule

is ireland's curse,

And if the french offer

us a hand, we'll take it.

The irish rebellion

was crushed years ago, man.

It's not

finished yet.


Peace, lads!

Different man:

it's peace with france!

It's peace! It's peace,

lads! Lads, it's peace!

Ahoy, the ship!

Can you hear us?

It's peace!

Peace with france!

It's peace?

It's peace!

Leave him, matthews.

Killing one more poor devil

won't change the world.

The war is over, man.

Yeah. Yeah!

The war is over!

The war is over.

lay on your oars!

Homeward a larboard!

all right. Mind

your back. Coming through.


all right, missis.

What can i do

for you today?

Different man:

mr. Hornblower,

You're here to redeem

your gray coat, no doubt.

The weather

is most inclement.

Alas, no.


I can offer you

Alas, mr. Hornblower,

with the peace,

There's little demand

for naval swords.

Watch where

you're headed, man.

Beg your pardon, sir.



Mr. Bush?

It's good to see you.

It's good

to see you, sir.

You needn't call me sir.

Look. No epaulet.

But you're a commander.

You're captain

of the retribution.

I was a commander.

Now that we're at peace,

I'm once again

a mere lieutenant.

Infernal luck.

And what's more,

lieutenant without a ship.

Me, too. Well, it's

cold. Where's your coat?

Why don't we go

to my lodgings?

We can talk there.

I come every month,

collect my half pay,

Stay wherever

it's convenient.


in other words.

Well, why not

lodge with me?

It's cheap here,

i assure you.

Oh, it's you.

Lieutenant bush,

mrs. Mason,

The lady

of the house.

Mr. Bush will be

my guest tonight.

You're very free with your

hospitality, mr. Hornblower,

For someone whose rent

is so far in arrears.

I don't mind paying

in advance, madam.

It'll be a shilling

for the bed.

I can't wash the sheets

for less than that,

Not with soap,

as it is.

And that just leaves mr.

Hornblower's 15 that he owes us.

Oh, uh, sorry, mother.

I forgot.

Mr. Hornblower gave me half a crown

this morning. It's up in my room.

If you spent less time daydreaming...

You're just like your

father- Head in the clouds-

And look where

that got him.

I want that balance

by the end of the week.

This way.

I'll be up


She doesn't mean

to be so hard on you.

I think she does,


And with

good reason.

I'm not a good lodger,

not by any means.

Oh, please don't, sir.

I know you're good for it.

But your mother

will expect to see

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