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Let's Watch an Episode - Discussion

Updated: Sep 12, 2021


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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Sep 13, 2021

So true, Honu and Steve's Girl. Morton Stevens’ unforgettable episodic theme dances! It plants itself in our minds and doesn’t let us forget it. Most of all, it reflects the enjoyment Lewis Avery Filer is receiving from his efforts to outsmart McGarrett: And, yet, the music also tells us where we are within the storyline. At the end, the two measures with a pounding beat tell us that we have reached the apex of the story. We now know where Filer keeps his cache. So does McGarrett, who is about to step through the bamboo and pounce, like a cat on a rat!

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Steve's Girl
Steve's Girl
Sep 13, 2021

And of course this episode contains the immortal words "Ah, ther you are, McGarrett."

I agree, Honu, Morton Stevens created a wonderful theme. That reminds me of the discussion we had many years ago: "If you can create a cd with Five-0 music which themes should be used?"The theme from "Over Fifty?Steal!" was on everyone's list.

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honu59
honu59
Sep 12, 2021

Yes, this was a rare episode because there was no shooting, no fighting, no injuries, no dead bodies. That's why we didn't see Doc Bergman, but the rest of the team had a lot of leg work, including an all-night stake out. I do like the episodes where there is a puzzle to solve and a lot of teamwork to solve it. Examples are: "Rest in Peace, Somebody" and "Draw Me a Killer."

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Duh! What was I thinking?! Up way too late watching good TV ;) Thanks for adding the correction.

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Forgive my longwindedness, I never have anyone to discuss this episode I love so much with! Posting the rest of my comments about this episode (see below for first part of comments).

Five-0 crew races to the scene of another holdup by our Monopoly Thief, this time at the lovely IBM Building. Steve unknowingly has a conversation with Filer. This scene always makes me laugh. You can see Steve getting a bit frustrated with the old gentleman, but trying to be patient and get the facts he needs, and Filer calling Steve "Mr. Gariky". We do learn about the origins of Tanzanite, which is interesting. The show always throws in these interesting tidbits.

Filer makes his escape (although I always…

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honu59
honu59
Sep 11, 2021

I remember the “Power Down” episode of NCIS and it reminded me of all the legwork that had to be done to solve crimes on Hawaii Five-O.


I watched “Over Fifty? Steal!” last night. First, I love the theme that Morton Stevens wrote for Lewis Avery Filer. I believe that theme was reused in the season six episode “30,000 Rooms and I Have the Key.” Anyway, I was fascinated with this music back in the 70s when I first heard it. I recorded it and listened to it so much that I could play the theme on my flute.


Yes, it would have been a very short episode if they had had DNA matching technology. As it was, Che Fon…


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Great comments! I love that you learned to play the theme from this episode on your flute!

I agree on your reasons on why Filer turned to crime. He was a very clever man who likely worked very hard his whole life, perhaps feeling under-appreciated, and then the final blows came when his wife died and then he was fired when his company merged with the larger one, leaving him adrift. It reminds me a bit of a Twilight Zone episode with Dick York. He can suddenly hear everyone's thoughts due to a coin landing on edge that morning. He hears one of his coworkers at the bank, an elderly clerk, making elaborate plans to rob the bank and take…

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