Hawaii Five-O

Season 5 Episode 19

Will The Real Mr. Winkler Please Die?

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 1973 on CBS
8.9
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McGarrett and company must break through a tissue of lies in order to protect a Russian defector from being killed.

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  • Great actors, story is ever-unfolding and could lose some viewers, but, overall, a good one.

    7.4
    The vendettas of East German and Soviet spies play out in the island paradise.



    I want to like this episode more than I do, it features some of the great character actors of the classic era of TV - Malachi Throne, Nehemiah Persoff, and Mark Lenard. They act well and the script is tight as far as dialog. The story is a little confusing for a good part of the time.



    What bothers me most is that the show is very much a hybrid and the "identity" of "Winkler" changes one too many times for me. Malachi Throne shows up early and his blackmail plan is very arbitrary (and not really very clever). He then disappears for the balance of the action, until the climax. Its a little crazy for the CIA to let McGarrett handle this case, as the murder angle is not believed by either the government or "Five-O". Things pick up considerably in the final fifteen minutes.



    Generally, crime dramas are either "whodonits" or reveal the criminal act early and focus on trapping the guilty. This episode is sort of an uncomfortable "mix" between the two. The world of international espionage is topsy-turvy, maybe that was the tone the writers were going for. Still, an enjoyable entry and great to see the actors in this one.moreless
Malachi Throne

Malachi Throne

Reeves

Guest Star

Mark Lenard

Mark Lenard

Rogloff

Guest Star

Peter Carew

Peter Carew

Rogloff Aide

Guest Star

Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff

Peter Winkler

Recurring Role

Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards

Bill Druthers

Recurring Role

Herman Wedemeyer

Herman Wedemeyer

Edward "Duke" Lukela

Recurring Role

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