When robbers hit a diamond exchange and take hostages, Don and the team find an unlikely ally in convict John Buckley, who may help the team's investigation when they believe the men are copying Buckley's criminal strategies.



(creator), (creator)

Watch Now

With Prime Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon David Casey ...
Len Maddux
Lola Sacco
Kyle Holtzman
Gil Harkness
Misty Mornay
Chip Dumars


When robbers hit a diamond exchange and take hostages, Don and the team find an unlikely ally in convict John Buckley, who may help the team's investigation when they believe the men are copying Buckley's criminal strategies.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


At the end of the episode Buckley makes a video call to the Epps family, he says that he and Don "under different circumstances, could've been friends" and they "could go skiing". In real life, Fisher Stevens (Buckley) is very good friends with actor Rob Morrow (Don), and the two regularly ski together. See more »


When Buckley makes a "web call" to the Eppes family, he claims he's in Liechtenstein, but the background of skiers is clearly a video loop, visibly cross-fading on each iteration. Even if it is intended to be a ruse by Buckley, the Eppes family should have spotted it immediately and called him on it. See more »

Crazy Credits

[This appears on the beginning of the episode] 3 gunmen 16 million dollars 26 hostages 1 con See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Pollo Guapo take out
1 May 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

FBI agent Don Eppes is puzzled by a heist that has netted the criminals sixteen million dollars in Arizona. The money was immediately wire transferred to different 'safe havens', ending up in the Cayman Islands. As far as Eppes is concerned it has all the signs that John Buckley, now serving time in federal prison, knows about who was the guy that did the job. Buckley offers to help in exchange of his freedom. That is a bit more Eppes was prepared to offer. Buckley warns Eppes not to be surprised the next robbery will be in Los Angeles to a jewelry store, something that strikes Eppes and Sinclair as a far fetched. After all, how much can thieves get from any particular store?

Well, as Buckley predicted, the next big job is not exactly where he predicted, but in the diamond exchange center, where millions are traded every day. When Eppes gets the call about the robbery, it is already in progress. The invaders have hacked the security cameras where cartoons are being shown. The thieves have invaded the center and have forced everyone to don maintenance suits. Thus the robbers are mixed with the victims.

In an attempt to get Buckley's input, they bring him from prison into the van where the control room has been set. Eppes gives Buckley what he wants. In exchange Buckley reveal the mastermind is his former prison roommate, Len Maddux, who has put into play a plan devised by Buckley. When Maddux asks for food, the FBI complies, three agents go in to deliver the chicken and fries that were demanded.

After the SWAT team enters the building, they are completely surprised when all the find are the victims. Maddux and his men have left already. They tie a woman employee, Lola Sacco, of the exchange as having made the call where the call came about the demands. But, as it turns out, she had given the phone to a gay co-worker, who had an affair with Maddux. In the confusion of chasing Maddux, Buckley, who is supposed to being locked in the trunk of the get away car, contacts Eppes. Little prepares us for what it's found in the trunk!

Another good episode of this remarkable crime series. Directed by Ralph Hemecker, and written by two of the creators, Cheryl Heuton and Nicholas Falacci, this chapter was great fun to watch thanks to the immensely clever appearance of Fisher Stevens playing Buckley, who steals the show. The regulars, Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard, and the rest of the cast do their usual best for our enjoyment. A good story, well done.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ION channel just runs the 1st 4 seasons over and over. chevstriss
Thinking of watching this show. Progeekzy
Somewhat OT; Just shoot the tires! rom-ten-nine
Shows recommendations like Numb3rs? thenewgonzo
Robin and Amita - ruined all episodes? Sydney2011
What is Don's contribution to the cases? yatty-sid
Discuss Con Job (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: