Wednesday, January 23, 2008

3.5 Royal Scoop

When Stacie’s childhood friend attempts suicide after being discredited with a false front page story by a trashy London newspaper called the Sunday World, the team agrees to help Stacie avenge the injustice by making the newspaper’s editor and reporter their next marks. But in the midst of the con, Mickey is abducted by detectives hired to protect the royal family, and is warned to drop the story or risk going to prison for a long time.


This very satisfying episode pits the team against a target (bad journalists) that almost everyone would enjoy seeing destroyed.

Memorable Moments

  • Ash as an old, old man (I’m glad Robert Glenister has gotten a chance to stretch a little more in this third season)
  • The closing scene – a conservatively dressed women, walking two corgies and seen only from the waist down, is putting flowers on Cythia Felgate’s grave (where, presumably, the real Queen Mum is buried)

Quotable Quotes

"If I was a man, I would beat the crap out of them. If I was a lawyer, I’d sue them. But I’m neither. I’m a grifter. So I’ll use that."
- Stacie

Mickey: Bit of an obsession with the royal family, don’t you think?
Danny: Well, I ain’t nickin’ the crown jewels again.

Danny: Hold up, hold up, hold up! I thought we were ruthless con artists! When did we turn into Robin Hood and his merry bleedin’ men?
Mickey: Just this once.
Danny: Yeah, well I think Maid Marion here is taking the piss!
Stacie: Listen, she is a really good friend who has been through a really tough time.
Danny: Yeah, well…so have I.

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