John Robert Keller (James Frain) threatens immigrant children by forcing them to smuggle stolen antiquities into the US for Damien Moreau. The team wants to save an Iraqi girl Keller left to rot with ICE. Keller is bound for Claridge's, so Nate thrills Sophie with a London trip, as well. He plans to sell Keller an unexpected "treasure" created by a true genius. Sophie uses Charlotte Prentice, 18th Duchess of Hanover to sell it, deducing Keller wants a lost barony. The "duchess" claims to be related to 3 of the 10 people who can reach the Earl Marshal. Sophie's provenance is never given, but she is slick enough to fool title-hungry Keller with one well-connected aunt. The con "structed" by Hardison soon gets underway.
Did You Know?
While Hardison is making the forgery of the journal, he says that he went from Apprentice, to Journeyman, to Master in one afternoon. These are profession levels from the game World of Warcraft
(2004), a game which Hardison said he played in the episode "The Mile High Job" from the first season. Since Hardison is also creating the journal out of ink and paper, it references one of the game's professions, Inscription, in which a player uses ink and paper to create items. See more
In the opening scene, the same actor in a blue shirt is standing behind Aldis Hodge (at the security desk) and behind Timothy Hutton in line at Customs. See more
[reading the names of Scottish land parcels
I'm not even going to try and pronounce this. It's just a bunch of G's and M's.