Next Friday marks the end of BBC One’s Hustle and, as viewers saw at the end of tonight’s episode, the stakes have never been higher.
We look at what’s in store for fans and Mickey and the gang in the final, last ever episode of the hit series.
Announcing the show’s end to Broadcast Magazine last year, series creator Tony Jordan posed the question: “Do you allow the show to fade away or…quit while you’re ahead?” before suggesting it was best to “go out like James Dean in a fast car.”
CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FINAL EPISODE
In the final ever episode, Mickey has found the ultimate mark in multi-millionaire businessman Madani Wasem (played by Abhin Galeya), who is ripe for a stock market scam. The stakes are higher than usual as Wasem is extremely dangerous and the kind of mark they usually avoid.
Mickey has his own reasons for taking the risk – he’s tired of grifting and is ready for retirement. The others are shocked but the prospect of a £10million jackpot is too good to turn down.
There is a surprise in store when Wasem’s broker turns out to be Stacie Monroe (played by Jaime Murray).
She’s a useful insider but, when Wasem instructs his enforcer to kill Mickey after the deal is done, the very real prospect of death looms large over the gang.
It’s the end of the road for Mickey and the gang but will they go out in a shower of money or a hail of bullets?
The final con is on BBC One and BBC One HD next Friday, 17th February 2012 at 9pm.
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