‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’ Episode 3 Recap & Ending, Explained: How Did Telgi Recover From His Downfall?

In the second episode of Scam 2003, tensions escalate between Telgi and Kaushal due to their differing perspectives on Telgi’s political connections. Kaushal continually taunts Telgi over these ties, which Telgi doesn’t see as a negative aspect of his business. This disagreement reaches a breaking point when Kaushal physically assaults Telgi, sparking a heated altercation between them. Faced with this hostile situation, Telgi makes a significant decision. He chooses to take control of his business independently, relying solely on his own intellect and resources. This marks a turning point where Telgi resolves to operate without the support or interference of others. Scam 2003 Episode 3 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Telgi’s story, one where he takes the reins on his own terms.

Spoilers Ahead 

What Happens After Telgi And Kaushal’s Fight?

Kaushal is content with the profits they’ve been making, even if they are modest. He appears satisfied with the status quo and doesn’t feel the need to push the boundaries or resort to illicit methods to increase their gains. For him, the current level of success is sufficient. On the other hand, Telgi isn’t content with the profits they’ve earned so far. He possesses a burning desire for more in life. This insatiable ambition drives him to explore unconventional and, at times, illegal avenues to achieve greater success. Inspector Dombe now plays a crucial role in Telgi’s journey. With his assistance, Telgi gains valuable information about MLA Tukaram’s NGO, and Telgi directly approaches him, recognizing that their mutual interests could align. In a persuasive pitch, he convinces Tukaram to form an alliance. They strike a deal: Telgi agrees to provide a regular stream of money to Tukaram in exchange for his assistance in obtaining the license.

With the leader of United Shakti Party, Garima Talpade’s, powerful recommendation, Telgi’s path to obtaining the license he needs becomes clear. The wheels are set in motion, and it’s only a matter of days before Telgi secures the coveted license. This initial success doesn’t satisfy Telgi’s hunger for more. Telgi, not one to rest on his laurels, reaches out to Kaushal once again. However, this time, his proposal to Kaushal isn’t about brotherhood; it’s a business proposition. Telgi suggests they become business partners. He envisions expanding his operations and realizes that Kaushal’s skills and resources could be valuable in this endeavor. However, Kaushal declines the offer, understanding that the path Telgi is on is far from peaceful.

How Does Telgi Secure A Business Worth Lakhs?

Telgi decides to switch allegiances and align himself with More’s party. He emerges victorious in the elections, defeating Garima, and Telgi’s association with the winning side solidifies his newfound political connections. Telgi’s quest for greater success leads him to approach More, seeking both financial gain and enhanced stature. More helps him secure a lucrative agreement valued at lakhs. This agreement revolves around the creation of backdated stamp papers for a gift deed. More understands that Telgi is willing to go to great lengths to seal this deal, making it an enticing proposition. His rise to power triggers a series of retaliatory moves by his opponents, particularly Garima. She devises intricate schemes to undermine Telgi’s standing and reputation, plotting to bring him down from his lofty perch.

Just when Telgi appears to be at the peak of his influence, a dramatic downfall occurs. The police take him into judicial custody, a severe blow to his operations. His vendor license is canceled, adding to his woes. Despite a brief escape attempt, mounting pressure forces the police to apprehend Telgi forcefully from his residence. When everything seems to be falling apart and Telgi’s prospects look bleak, JK, whom Telgi met in jail, comes to his aid. With JK’s assistance, Telgi manages to gain a foothold in the stamp paper business once again. During this time, Telgi became aware of the Nashik Security Press, a crucial institution in the production of stamp papers. It’s here that JK and his friends hatch a daring plan: to steal stamp papers directly from the press.

Does Telgi Collaborate With JK On The Stamp Paper Business?

At the Nashik Security Press, quality control employees play a pivotal role in sorting stamp papers into two categories: accepted and rejected. So, JK and his friends plan a scheme to surreptitiously mix some accepted papers among the rejected ones to smuggle them out without detection, eventually selling them on the market. However, Telgi isn’t entirely comfortable with this plan. He recognizes the risk involved if the number of rejected papers increases significantly. Such a noticeable increase could trigger cross-checking and raise suspicions, potentially leading to their discovery and legal consequences.

Telgi recognizes that to expedite his operations, he must establish direct communication with the most senior officer at the press, Madhusudan Mishra. JK facilitates this crucial connection during an auction, creating an opportunity for Telgi to interact with Mishra. At the auction, something unexpected catches Telgi’s eye: a printing machine. This discovery reignites his ambition and provides him with a new path to resurrect his business, reminiscent of his glory days. As a result, Telgi changes his plan. Instead of pursuing the risky strategy of stealing stamp papers, he decides to purchase the printing machine.

This decision signifies a turning point, demonstrating Telgi’s adaptability to rebuilding his empire. The episode ends on a note of resurgence, emphasizing that, despite his past setbacks, Telgi is regaining control and rekindling his business aspirations. However, what Telgi may not fully grasp is the extent to which he’s risking everything for the allure of wealth. The upcoming episode promises to reveal the lengths to which Telgi will go to achieve his goals, shedding light on the precarious balance between ambition and the perils it may entail. In the end, Scam 2003 Episode 3 highlights a compelling aspect of Telgi’s character: his inability to recognize his own mistakes.

It’s a captivating exploration of how he follows a perilous path, much like the corrupt officials he deals with. Throughout the series, there have been instances where Telgi has received clear warnings about the illicit nature of his business and the unethical routes he’s venturing down. These warnings serve as caution signs, signaling the potential consequences of his actions. It’s intriguing to consider what might have transpired if Telgi had chosen to remain with Garima’s party instead of switching allegiances. However, regardless of the political path he took, the outcome appears inevitable—a fall from grace to such an extent that recovery seems unlikely.

Kaushal’s perspective offers a stark contrast to Telgi’s plans. Kaushal’s concern has always been centered on the potential consequences of their actions, particularly the constant attention and the risk of getting caught. For Kaushal, the focus has been on accumulating wealth within the bounds of safety and discretion. He values financial gain but is cautious not to let it jeopardize his life or bring unwanted attention that could lead to their downfall. This dichotomy between Telgi and Kaushal’s viewpoints underscores the central theme of Scam 2003 Episode 3: the tension between ambition and caution, the pursuit of more, and the fear of losing it all. The upcoming episode promises to provide insight into the expansion of Telgi’s illegal business operations, spanning from Nashik to Mumbai. It’s likely to delve into the intricate logistics, challenges, and risks involved in running such an expansive and illicit business.

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Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya is a Mass Media graduate and she is currently working and living in Mumbai. From a very young age, Raschi was heavily interested in reading and writing. She prefers to write everything that her mind nurtures her to do as shaping up her imagination is her forte!

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