The Hustle team are back
Mickey, Danny, Albert, Ash and Stacie return from a well-earned break
to discover that old-time grifter Harry Holmes has been banged up.
After attempting to con ruthless property developer Howard Jennings,
Holmes may be in for a long stretch.
Jennings has been stung before and won't be outsmarted by anyone -
or so he thinks.
Danny's eager to take Jennings on, but the team don't share his enthusiasm.
Convinced he can pull it off, Danny makes a bet with Mickey. But Mickey
is worried by Danny's insistence of throwing tried and tested tradition
to the wind.
With a little help from Stacie, Danny is struck by inspiration and
prepares the most outrageous con that they've ever engineered.
They're going to sell Jennings a gold mine - in London.
Using a genuine discovery of Bronze Age gold artefacts in London, the
gang concoct a myth about these artefacts being sourced from a secret
mine under London's streets.
As the scam unfolds, it appears that Jennings is falling head first
into their trap. But at the crucial last stage Jennings decides to conduct
his own tests on the land they are attempting to sell him - the team
look to Danny for plan B, but has his hare-brained scheme actually accounted
The gang are on the verge of completing a job but Albert's gone AWOL.
When he finally appears it's all too late because the mark has pulled
out - but Albert has a new plan.
After spotting Johnny Keyes - a prominent restaurateur with a notorious
gangland background - in a church, he goes undercover as a priest to
hear Keyes' confession.
Ill health means that Keyes is worried about never finding James, the
son he lost years before to a gangland kidnapping.
He's consumed by guilt for not paying the ransom but has no idea where
his son is.
While Stacie uncovers more about Keyes' unpleasant violent history,
Mickey and Ash set up a missing persons organisation.
Mickey approaches Keyes as a charity worker to inform him that they've
found James, who wants to meet him.
A counterfeit blood test confirms that Danny is Keyes' son. Pretending
to be Jimmy and fiancée Paula, Danny and Stacie are escorted by Mickey
to meet Keyes for the first time.
Posing as a troublesome diner, Ash kicks up a storm, providing Danny
the perfect opportunity to prove his loyalty to his father and his beloved
Keyes decides he wants to give his newfound son some money to set up
his own restaurant but, as Mickey reminds him, Danny must remember he
is supposed to be a chip off the old block and pride would stop him
So instead Keyes decides to test Danny's cooking skills and if they
are up to scratch he will invest - but Danny's not exactly Jamie Oliver
in the kitchen so how have the team planned to extract Keyes' cash?