10 Best Episodes of Hustle

From the makers of Spooks and acclaimed writer Tony Jordan comes a slick and stylish new drama. An action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, following the fortunes of a gang of expert cons on the loose in London. They are specialists in the way of the grifter and all are keen to liberate cash from the amoral and undeserving. From faking film sets and expensive paintings to double-crossing the duplicitous head of a bank's security system... THE CON IS ON.

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#1 - The Con is Off (Season 8 - Episode 6)

Mickey believes that he has found the ultimate mark in multi-millionaire businessman Madani Wasem. The stakes end up being much higher than usual as Wasem is extremely dangerous and the kind of mark they usually try to avoid dealing with.

The episode was rated 8.65 from 84 votes.

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#2 - The Henderson Challenge (Season 3 - Episode 2)


After two seasons of clashes of methods, Mickey and Danny finally put it all on the line. In a head-to-head competition, the two men are dropped naked in the middle of London and must use all of their skills as con men to make it through the day - whomever has acquired the highest monetary value of goods wins. The rub is that if Mickey loses, he declares that he'll hand over the role of leader to Danny. Are big changes a foot? Will Danny's moxie ultimately win him control of the crew?

The episode was rated 8.35 from 107 votes.

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#3 - Eat Yourself Slender (Season 8 - Episode 4)

After one of the teams friends called Carol suffers a heart attack, the gang find out that she's been the victim of a sham diet plan run by American Dr Dean Deville and his wife, Dana. Mickey comes up with a weight-loss scam to sell them a a new miraculous diet pill, but knows they'll first need to gain their trust.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 74 votes.

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#4 - Ding Dong That's My Song (Season 8 - Episode 5)


Albert decides to return to an old haunt and soon discovers that it's been pulled down by ruthless property tycoon, Dale Ridley. He ends up recruiting the rest of the team to deliver a special form of retribution.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 80 votes.

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#5 - As Good As It Gets (Season 7 - Episode 1)

Mickey and his team have a wealth of potential marks lined up, but when Eddie's niece gets scammed by ruthless modelling agent Wendy Stanton, they put all that on hold to come to the rescue. Wendy is the ultimate ice-queen, and the team will need an ambitious plan to get her to pay out. With modelling shoots, lifestyle coaches and even a meeting at the Diplomatic Office of America, could this be the gang's toughest con yet?

The episode was rated 8.22 from 90 votes.

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#6 - The Last Gamble (Season 1 - Episode 6)


The crew picks a greedy fat-cat as their mark for a con using his two secret weaknesses- gambling and prostitutes- but the situation is complicated by a previous mark who seeks payback for them claiming to sell him the London Eye.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 114 votes.

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#7 - Missions (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The team's plan to con an auction house with a comic book forgery goes awry when corrupt copper, Sam Phillips (played by Fay Ripley), decides she wants in on the play.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 90 votes.

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#8 - Confessions (Season 2 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 100 votes.

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#9 - Gold Finger (Season 8 - Episode 1)

The first episode sees the grifters take on gold dealer Dexter Gold. Famous for parting the elderly from their precious treasures in return for a pittance and trading stolen gold at profitable prices, the gang is eager to give this fraudster a taste of his own medicine. Meanwhile, Eddie finally has enough of the gang's childish behaviour when he finds that someone has defaced his precious photo of Liverpool legend Ian Rush. Failing to see the funny side, and certain that the culprit is West Ham supporter Ash, Eddie bans the team from the bar until he owns up.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 95 votes.

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#10 - Clearance from a Deal (Season 7 - Episode 3)


Mickey and Albert visit the first Wendell Casino to open in the country. The Wendell family are well known for their strict policy on cheaters, and have a rogues' gallery on show of anyone who has ever been caught. Albert isn't happy when he sees a picture of his grandfather Charlie Stroller up on the wall. Albert is determined to do whatever it takes to clear Charlie's name, even if it means that the whole team's pictures end up hanging on the wall.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 79 votes.

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    #11 - Curiosity Killed the Kat (Season 8 - Episode 3)

    The law catches up with the crafty Hustle conmen when corrupt police officer DI Fisk is bribed into bringing them down. Unaware of Fisk’s watchful eye, the gang moves in on their latest mark, Linda Runcorn, the crooked CEO of an online hotel and restaurant guide. Meanwhile, Fisk arrests Sean’s ex-girlfriend, pickpocket Kat, on false charges, blackmailing her to spy on the team so he can catch them. Left with no choice, Kat persuades Sean to let her join the con. Things get heavier when Fisk demands that Kat plant cocaine in Emma’s bag, resulting in Emma’s arrest. With Emma in prison and the grifters under surveillance, there seems little way the Hustle gang can escape unscathed...

    The episode was rated 8.15 from 79 votes.

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    #12 - Benny's Funeral (Season 7 - Episode 4)


    Albert, Mickey, Ash, Sean and Emma attend the funeral of a fellow grifter called Benny. Benny had a history with the team, having helped Mickey out of a difficult situation years ago, and nearly taking Ash's place in the group. Ash bumps into a panicked man that looks like Benny after the funeral. Ash chases after him and learns that Benny is still alive. Benny explains to Ash why he had to fake his own death, and the team decide to help him.

    The episode was rated 8.14 from 71 votes.

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    #13 - The Lesson (Season 2 - Episode 3)

    Danny has found a potential new member of the gang, Trevor (played by Lee Ingleby). He's a short con artist, who's very good at what he does, but his marks are not always the greedy; he also targets the elderly and the poor...

    The episode was rated 8.13 from 97 votes.

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    #14 - The Delivery (Season 7 - Episode 6)


    Mickey and the team find themselves thrust into a daring, daylight heist to retrieve some stolen diamonds, which are buried beneath a busy police station.,Things look stacked against them when it turns out the jewels belong to a mafia boss who wants them back. Meanwhile, Albert is visited by a figure from his past who brings a shocking revelation.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 73 votes.

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    #15 - The Hush Heist (Season 6 - Episode 6)

    Just as the gang are about to close another successful deal, a cruel twist of fate reveals one of the marks to be an undercover police officer. It seems the team might be in a spot of bother. Mickey and the team are arrested and unceremoniously thrown in the slammer. Things look like they have gone from bad to worse when Nigel Chambers and the beautiful Jennifer Hughes from MI6 arrive to question Mickey. The pair has a proposition for him and, unfortunately for Mickey, these two don't play by the book.

    The episode was rated 8.11 from 81 votes.

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    #16 - Old Acquaintance (Season 2 - Episode 5)


    When Stacie claps eyes on her estranged husband Jake who left her five years ago taking everything she owned with him, she's certain he is to be the gang's next mark. Having graduated from the short con world to the professional poker circuit, he's good and he won't be an easy target. But the team swears to exact revenge on him for Stacie. Is Stacie really prepared to leave her friends for love? Or has she really got another card up her sleeve....?

    The episode was rated 8.08 from 93 votes.

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    #17 - Picasso Finger Painting (Season 8 - Episode 2)

    Mickey has been taken prisoner by notorious gangster and international art collector Petre Sava, who wrongly believes the gang were behind the theft of his stolen Picasso. Now Ash and the others face a race against time to locate the missing painting and return it before Mickey becomes Sava's next victim.

    The episode was rated 8.03 from 74 votes.

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    #18 - Eye of the Beholder (Season 2 - Episode 6)


    Mickey's got a plan and this one is like no other. They're going to steal the Crown Jewels. Will he be able to get the others to join him on such a dangerous mission?

    The episode was rated 7.99 from 93 votes.

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    #19 - Gold Mine (Season 2 - Episode 1)

    The gang are back and despite his better judgement, Mickey gives Danny a chance to run his own scam. However, the object of the scam has a habit of sending con men to jail so the risks for the gang are high. And it doesn't make them feel any better to discover that Danny plans to convince the man, a savvy property developer, that there's a goldmine in the heart of London.

    The episode was rated 7.96 from 97 votes.

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    #20 - The Fall of Railton FC (Season 7 - Episode 5)


    When Ash finds out that the local football club where he grew up has gone bust and closed down, he suggests the Hustle gang should tackle the greed that has taken over the great game. Of course, the team stand to make loads of cash in the process! When Ash has an accident and develops a rare condition that means he can't lie, it looks like it won't just be the con that's over but Ash's days as a grifter as well. Can Mickey, Albert, Sean and Emma convince the seemingly untouchable Coleman to score an own goal, or will they be shown a red card?

    The episode was rated 7.95 from 64 votes.


    Last updated: jan 14, 2023

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