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When one of Albert’s machinations ends abruptly mid-scam thanks to the untimely death of his partner, he needs to find £500,000 by Friday in order to keep all his fingers. The team help but surely that is too much, even for Michael Stone.
Good fun as the team need to quickly come up with £500,000 and turn to an odious playboy who wants to scam his insurance company. The plot spends a little more time on how to convince the mark to go along with the con whereas most episodes tend to weigh much more toward the execution of the con. The good thing about the convincing is that it is less predictable and therefore more interesting than the execution which tends to simply and obviously omit dialogue in order to ‘surprise’ the audience instead of constructing an imaginative or surprising plot. There is a significant hole in this week’s plot though: the team’s use of Eddie’ Bar and the apartment means that both of the antagonists could simply return there with unpleasant intentions. Adrian Lester’s real wife Lolita Chakrabarti plays the museum curator.
This Hustle episode contains bad language, adult dialogue.