An assistant district attorney is killed when he finds a ''box man'' i.e. safecracker rifling through the attorney's office on a Sunday. The assistant DA was preparing to prosecute Matsukino, a local mobster. The key piece of evidence, a handgun, is now missing. McGarrett brings in Matsukino and his right-hand man, Cardonus. McGarrett does a bit of psychological game playing by letting Matsukino go and keeping Cardonus in the lawman's office. The Five-O leader reminds Cardonus that Matsukino doesn't like to leave loose ends. After Cardonus is released, his car blows up. Cardonus, knowing that Matsukino wants him dead, goes to Five-O. McGarrett wants Cardonus to testify at the upcoming trial. The question is whether Five-O can keep Cardonus alive to make the court date. Written by
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Harry Cardonis lends his car to his girlfriend. Upon turning on the ignition, the car explodes, but you can see the car is intact, and the paint isn't even damaged, although it is enveloped in smoke. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
I promised you, Matsukino... Oahu State Prison for life!... Lets go!