The Best of Hustle - Vote for your favorite episode from Series 1-7.
by Kelli Bosko
Vote for your favorite episode of Hustle from Series 1-7. Leading up to the finale of Hustle results will be posted on February 16th and fans can have a Best of Hustle Marathon.
Following the finale of Series 8 [ February 17th 9:00 on BBC One] I will open a poll for fans to choose their favorite episode from Series 8 to have a complete set.
*** Please be sure to answer the question "What will you miss most when Hustle ends?" on the survey. I want to do something special with everyone's messages. Please include your first name (& or last). I'm planning on making something for the cast to enjoy everyone's messages. They have given us 8 great years of Hustle! If you've already submitted your votes but forgot to include a message you may do so by emailing me at Kelli@hustlefans.com.
A big thanks to everyone participating! - Kelli
Favorite episode from Series 1? [Vote Now]
Episode 1 - The Con Is On
Long con expert Mickey reunites his old team with the promise of one last score. The target is a greedy businessman tempted by the chance to make a fast buck on the stock market. The operation goes like clockwork, but is there one thing Mickey's missed? [Link Source]
Episode 2 - Faking it
When Albert is viciously beaten up after cheating at cards, Mickey and the team are forced to wreak revenge the only way they know how: a long con. Although Frank Gorley, renowned bully and casino owner, has no discernible vices, the hustlers eventually find their bait. But can Danny Blue pull off his first con as inside man - playing a high-rolling, American movie producer? [Link Source]
Episode 3 - Picture Perfect
Mickey is convinced the team is under a jinx, so when Danny comes up with an art scam that could net them six figures, Mickey is reticent. Not a man to be held back, Danny goes ahead regardless and cajoles his fellow hustlers into action. There are bigger obstacles than a jinx to overcome, though. The main one: how do they steal a famous painting without anyone even noticing? [Link Source]
Episode 4 - Cops and Robbers
Mickey crosses paths with Victor Maher, the only man who's ever 'beaten' Albert Stroller. A former Fraud Squad officer, now head of security at a bank, Maher has something on Danny and, if Mickey doesn't help him catch the enigmatic robber who's plaguing his bank, Danny will go to prison. Can Mickey persuade the team to take part in a bank robbery? [Link Source]
Episode 5 - A Touch of Class
Desperate for a lucrative con, the team decides to try the 'Congreve'. Katherine Winterborn is perfect bait. Bitter, vengeful and rich after an acrimonious divorce, she's an easy target for Mickey. Only there's a spark between them - with a lot riding on it, can Mickey keep his feelings in check, as events take an unexpected turn? [Link Source]
Episode 6 - The Last Gamble
Mickey and his team attempt one of the oldest, most ambitious cons - 'the wire'. Although no grifter's tried it for 100 years, the wire is ideal for their mark, Anthony Reeves. A fat cat and recent recipient of a £500,000 golden handshake, Reeves also loves to bet on the horses. The team set to work on building a gambling club from scratch, but can they do it in time? [Link Source]
Favorite episode from Series 2? [Vote Now]
Episode 1 - Gold Mine
The gang are back in town and, against his better judgement, Mickey gives Danny a chance to employ his own unique brand of grift sense in running a scam. However, the mark, Howard Jennings, has a habit of sending con men to jail, so the risks for the gang are high. It doesn't make them feel any better to discover that Danny plans to convince Jennings, a savvy property developer, that there's a goldmine in the heart of London. [Link Source]
Episode 2 - Confessions
Mickey and his team plan to con Johnny Keyes, a volatile celebrity chef. It falls to Danny to convince Keyes that he is his long-lost son and thus claim his inheritance, but it looks like Danny might need a few cooking lessons if he's to impress his new-found 'father'. The fact that Keyes has a shady past as a violent gangster adds an element of menace and life could be very unpleasant for the gang if they don't pull this off. [Link Source]
Episode 3 - The Lesson
Danny makes a new friend - Trevor Speed - who also happens to be a short con artist. He persuades the others to let Trevor into the gang for their latest scam, which involves a rare bank note and a greedy collector. If they pull it off it could be very lucrative, but can the new addition to the team handle the pressure of the long con? [Link Source]
Episode 4 - Missions
The team enter the world of comic book fanatics when they plan to rip off an auction house. However, their con goes awry when corrupt copper Sam Williams decides she wants in. With Sam holding a jail sentence over their heads, Mickey and co are forced to let her in on the con, but can they really trust her? [Link Source]
Episode 5 - Old Acquaintance
Stacie gets a shock when her estranged husband, former short con artist Jake Henry, appears. He has reinvented himself as a poker professional, so the gang decide to take him on at his own game to try and win back some of the money he took from Stacie's savings account when he ran out on her. However, Stacie is central to their plan, so will she be able to stop herself falling for Jake all over again? [Link Source]
Episode 6 - Eye of the Beholder
It's the biggest score of all time: stealing the Crown Jewels. Mickey wants to know if the rest of the gang are up for it, but they're not sure this one's for them. Can Mickey convince his team and still allow enough time to put their plan together? [Link Source]
Favorite episode from Series 3? [Vote Now]
Episode 1 - Price for Fame
Strapped for cash after a spell in Las Vegas, the gang of long con artists are back. When Albert's intended mark dies of a heart attack he spots a last minute replacement in a nasty pub owner 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? [Link Source]
Episode 2 - The Henderson Challenge
When Danny and Mickey's bickering reveals some underlying discontent about the gang's leadership, Albert offers up a possible solution: The Henderson Challenge. It stipulates that when grifters need to restore order among their crew, they should submit to the greatest test of their skill - be dropped buck naked in a public place and given six hours to see who can take the highest winnings. With Danny and Mickey engaged in a race against the clock, and each other, the tension builds over the day. If the crew end up with a new leader, will Mickey walk away? [Link Source]
Episode 3 - Whittaker Our Way Out
When the long con experts are all taken for a ride by an American con artist, they must find out who he is and what he wants. Turns out it's legendary con James Whittaker Wright III, who's come to town to look for a crew of great hustlers to take on greedy merchant bankers Cornfoots and avenge the death of his grandpappy, a great 19th century con artist. But isn't the greatest con of all to con another con? [Link Source]
Episode 4 - A Bollywood Dream
At his leaving do, one of Albert's long time concierge contacts, Harold, asks him to target a man who's caused a lot of suffering in the Asian community: Kulvinder Samar - loner, greedy sweat shop owner and ardent fan of Bollywood films. The gang agree to use a classic movie investor con on Samar, but given it's Bollywood, they'll have a lot to learn. As ever, they're determined to make it perfect. [Link Source]
Episode 5 - The Hustlers News of the Day
When an old friend of Stacie's tries to commit suicide because a tabloid ran a false story about her, Stacie is determined to get revenge.
The crew are going after ruthless mark Francis Owen, the editor of The Sunday World, by selling him a fake story. They set out to convince him that the late Queen Mother actually died during World War II and, rather than reveal the truth, the powers that be replaced her with an impostor.
Just as it looks like the gang will pull the con off, Owen has a trick up his sleeve. Will the gang succeed in conning Owen, or will their faces be splashed all over a national tabloid instead? [Link Source]
Episode 6 - Law and Corruption
The gang are on a high from a successful con when ambitious cop DCI Matthew York arrests them on false drug charges and it looks like they're all going to prison. But York's true intentions are blackmail: he wants the gang to catch the notorious thief Adam Rice, also known as 'The Ghost'. When they deliver Rice to York, he'll let the gang go scot-free, but until they do he'll keep Albert as insurance. The gang don't like it, but to save Albert they must do as York asks. [Link Source]
Favorite episode from Series 4? [Vote Now]
Episode 1 - As One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew In
Drama series about a team of con artists. The Hustlers visit sunny Los Angeles for their first con without old leader Mickey. New boss Danny is out to prove himself and talks them into a scam, which might prove to be way over their heads. In the land of movies and stardom, can the gang get away with selling the famous Hollywood sign from high in the Hollywood hills? [Link Source]
Episode 2 - Signing Up to Wealth
Drama series about a team of con artists. Back in the UK, Danny is convinced the team needs a new grifter and begins interviews, but the candidates aren't quite what the rest of the team are expecting. Dickie Brennan, a ruthless porn baron, is keen to own a prize-winning horse and the gang of con artists are willing to oblige, despite knowing nothing about horses. While all this is going on, will anyone take any notice of Billy Bond, who'll stop at nothing to join the gang? [Link Source]
Episode 3 - Getting Even
Drama series about a team of con artists. The grifters' favourite barman, Eddie, is in trouble, with the owner of his father's nursing home holding him to ransom. Veronica Powell is a ruthless businesswoman but she has a weakness - her wine collection. However, she's more wily than most and time is running out for Eddie's father. Can Danny think of a decent con, or will the team go bankrupt trying to convince her? [Link Source]
Episode 4 - A Designers Paradise
Drama series about a team of con artists. Clarissa Bartwell is an immoral woman with a passion for fashion. Using the story of the emperor's new clothes as inspiration for the con, Billy steps up to play the inside with Danny. However, there's someone hanging around who's threatening to blow their cover unless Billy hands over 20,000 pounds in cash. Can Billy keep the threat at bay until the con is complete? [Link Source]
Episode 5 - Conning the Artists
Drama series about a team of con artists. The gang is celebrating another successful and lucrative con, but the fun soon ends when they are taken hostage on their own territory, Eddie's bar, by a man who accuses them of dishonouring his family. This time it's personal, not about the money. Have they gone too far, or can they find a way of negotiating themselves out of it alive? [Link Source]
Episode 6 - Big Daddy Calling
Drama series about a team of con artists. The team fly out to Las Vegas when they find out Albert has been beaten up by mafia boss, Johnny Maranzano. The revenge is the apple of Johnny's eye - the Big Daddy fruit machine with its $5m jackpot. Can they find a way of robbing a casino that never closes and is under 24/7 security without getting caught or even killed? [Link Source]
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