Wadata, a West African country, has an honest President, Simeon Moto, about to be term-limited out of office. His brother, Alexander Moto, owns conflict diamond mines, smuggles the diamonds, and I s a CIA snitch. Naturally, he aspires to public office. Nate, Parker and Eliot rain havoc on Alexander's campaign, Sophie uses some accent to perform "perception management" and introduces Hardison as Temi, musical prodigy from Wadata. Alexander paid $4.5 million for a 1705 Antonio Stradivari violin (i.e. "the Strad"). Sophie arranges a concert, starring Temi and the Strad, to cover a noisy heist. The Italian appears with her bad accent... hurray for closed captioning. Aldis Hodge's real life violin playing is beautifully poignant, worthy of the Philharmonic. Written by
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Aldis Hodge does actually play the violin, though not at a professional level as required for the piece in this job. While he didn't play the piece live for filming, he did learn it, and worked with his violin teacher to perfect the timing and fingering to make it accurate for the show. See more
Mr. Ford, in the service of good, sometimes we have to deal with bad people and do bad things.
Really? 'Cause I work with a bunch of bad guys who are more honorable than you will ever be. If we're gonna have this arrangement, never play me again.