Strapped for cash after a spell in Las Vegas, the gang of long con artists are back. When Albert's intended mark has a heart attack he spots a last minute replacement in nasty pub owner Benny Frasier ['Mel Smith'] who smuggles illegal refugees to work for him. The gang target him through his bratty son, who sees himself as a British hip-hop talent. Using the pop scene as a backdrop, have they managed to persuade him to part with his cash for his son's 'stardom' undetected? Will they get caught in the police investigation that follows him? Written by
Comparatively "simple" plot, with a few problems with credibility
This first episode of the 3rd season shows our intrepid team in a bad financial shape caused by Danny's blunder. Apparently this ordeal pushed them to a hasty selection of a dangerous mark. The entire idea of the con is rather simple, the "plan B" is however quite delicious. The (quite detestable) mark loses all, and yet does not know that it has been tricked. Our team did it again, this time with some cuts and bruises.
With one exception: The way in which the team obtains police vehicles and uniforms is questionable at best. This was simply not very believable, and on such deficiencies the plot fails its quality test. The better of the Hustle episodes are stunning by their level of complexity, surprising twist, and because they appear so believable. One cannot help to wonder if something like that could not happen in real life. I doubt that a team of outsiders can simply "borrow" 2-3 genuine police vehicles this way, this is not real.
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