Chin Ho's Death Season 10


The "Cultured" McGarrett by Steven from Miami Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:51 am

The episode Death Mask is another one of those stolen art treasures stories. This time, the King Tut exhibition--a popular late '70s phenomenon--is stolen. McGarrett is there with a slick-looking program and when he's asked what he thinks of the artifacts, McGarrett responds that he's "never seen anything like it." That's when I decided to keep track of the and it's established already that he's into the fine arts. This cultured McGarrett is another aspect of his latter-season appeal (to me), when he expresses great interest in all things sophisticated: poetry, paintings, sculptures among them.

Episodes off the top of my head in which McGarrett deals with stolen treasures:
Flash of Color, Flash of Death (S6)
Ring of Life (S7)
How to Steal a Masterpiece (S7)
Wooden Model of a Rat (S8)
Death Mask (S11)

Which other episodes does McGarrett mentions his cultural or artistic interests? It doesn't have to be an episode devoted to the subject; it can just be something mentioned offhand. I know he mentioned poetry at least once or twice...


by H50 1.0 FOREVER* Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:24 pm

That's why I like the later seasons, too, Steve. Throughout the series, and especially in the later seasons, Jack (through McGarrett) teaches us about so many things. Hawaiian culture, the Navy and Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marine, for example. But he also did something else: He let others teach us about things; for example, the music industry in "Number One With a Bullet." Jack was a teacher. He set out to teach art, and he did teach us about art in "How to Steal a Masterpiece" among other episodes, and by the end of Season 12, he had taught us about so much more.


by Steven from Miami Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:58 am

Thanks for your reply, Forever! I feel like I'm alone with my preference for Mao Tse McGarrett over Fiery Naval Guy Steve. The next mushroom omelet sprinkled with Parmesan cheese is on me!


by H50 1.0 FOREVER* Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:42 am

You're on, Steven!