Nate complicates a simple con regarding a sleazy contractor and the recovery of a family's house.Nate complicates a simple con regarding a sleazy contractor and the recovery of a family's house.Nate complicates a simple con regarding a sleazy contractor and the recovery of a family's house.
Sympathizing with the plight of an honest man fighting for his family, Nate takes their case. Targeting Henry's dim-witted son Randy, the team succeeds without too much difficulty in conning the family out of the money owed to the Scotts. When Nate discovers that they aren't the only victims of the Retzigs' operation, however, he decides abruptly to take their entire company instead. The scam is complicated not only by a state police investigation that threatens to ensnare them along with the Retzigs, but Nate's own alcohol-fueled impulsiveness, which prompts the team's concern that he is spiraling out of control - and that he will drag them down as well.
Nate's recklessness injects an extra element of drama to what is overall an entertaining episode. It's also one that benefits from having a trio of marks off of whom to play, with the team working their way from Randy to Henry to Dennis, Henry's other son and the brains behind their operation. The three make for an interesting mix, and the actors involved (two of whom - Sam Anderson and Danny Strong - are familiar to fans of the Buffy/Angel TV series) do a nice job of capturing the family chemistry that is key to the scam's outcome. Though it's not one of the best episodes of the season, "The Snow Job" is a nice, solid episode of a show that by this point had found its stride.
- Mar 26, 2021