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Evil Villains

I watched "Death is a Company Policy" (Season 5) yesterday. I haven't seen it in quite some time, so I had forgotten how evil the villains were.

Piro Manoa (Michael Ansara) was reprehensible! As if insulting his accountant, Miss Simpson (Laraine Stephens) by calling her "Miss Ice Cube" wasn't bad enough, he murdered a former associate, Johnny Resko (Harry Williams); his errand boy, Runny Grose (Richard Morrison), who had supplied him with information regarding Five-0's activities; and Runny's girlfriend, Angie Carroll (Jo Pruden). He was ready to knock off Chris Lahani (George Chakiris) when crime syndicate, Bryce-Halsey, swooped in, in a helicopter, and killed not only Lahani, but also Manoa and his henchmen.

The villains in "Death is a Company Policy" are so evil that one almost begins to see some good in Wo Fat (Khigh Dhiegh). Alas!

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Agreed about Manoa!

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Maybe he kidnapped another man's daughter to make another father suffer like he suffered.

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