9:30pm – Saturday, June 9 on ABC1
On tonight’s episode of Hustle, Albert (Robert Vaughan) had decided it’s time for a break so he’s off to Sin City to try his luck at the casinos.
While seeing Albert off at the airport, the team run into ‘Liability’ Finch (Mark Benton), a bumbling, ex-grifter mate of Ash’s (Robert Glenister) from back in the day.
Finch seems to be in a spot of bother with the Head of Customs, a tough nut by the name of Clifford Davis (Nick Sidi). Davis rightly believes that Finch is behind the theft of a valuable Van Gogh. Unfortunately for Finch, when he stole it, things didn’t go quite to plan and the painting is now stuck in a locker at a Brazilian airport.
To make matters worse, the Russian collector who paid Finch to steal the painting has threatened to break his legs if he doesn’t deliver the painting in the next few days. Finch needs the team as help, but Mickey (Adrian Lester) refuses – he may be a great friend, but Finch is a hapless thief and too big a risk.
However, Davis is soon on the crew’s case and blackmails Mickey into helping him recover the painting and charge Finch in the process. Will Mickey help take Finch down to save one of his own team from going to jail?