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Let's Watch an Episode - Week 11 - Discussion



This week's episode is "The Guarnerius Caper" from Season 3. A priceless violin has been stolen.

Post your observations, questions, and remarks in the comments section.

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Nov 22, 2021

Many thanks to Honu and Katie for participating in the Week 11 challenge!

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honu59
honu59
Nov 21, 2021

“The Guarnerius Caper”


As a musician, this episode is difficult for me to watch. And I’m well aware that this is what the writers intended and they meant to push all my buttons. Hutch and Deke, two low-life punks, steal a car and find a priceless Guarnerius violin in the trunk. Only they don’t initially know its value. Their treatment of the prize is purely for shock value. Knowing that doesn’t make it any easier to watch.


The other scene that is even more difficult to watch is Gino Mazzini’s murder. Mr. Mazzini is a gentle, blind violin teacher, who probably makes just enough money to live. His death is another time Hawaii Five-O hits me with a tragic, indirec…


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I do agree. This episode really sticks with me whenever I watch it and I dread the scene of the music teacher’s murder. Very well acted and written. Enjoying the comments from everyone. Sorry not much time to contribute much this week w outside obligations but I enjoy the site and these discussions tremendously!

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Nov 19, 2021

Interesting Points

“The Guarnerius Caper”

Season 3


According to McGarrett, when cars are stolen in Hawaii, it is usually to strip them down for sellable parts; after all, you can’t take them very far on an island. On Oahu, the “chop shop” is said to have been in Sherwood Forest. The name alludes to the locale of legendary English outlaw, Robin Hood, who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Car thieves, however, don’t give to the poor, only to themselves.


The cab driver, who took Rostov to reclaim his violin, was portrayed by David “Lippy” Espinda. This was his first of eleven appearances on Hawaii Five-0. Interestingly, his real-life used car lot appeared before he did. It…

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honu59
honu59
Nov 20, 2021
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These are interesting facts! I didn't know about David Espinda. So many talented people worked to make Hawaii Five-O the very fine show that it was (and still is)! I'm looking forward to watching this episode tonight.

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