Season 6 Episode 9

Con Job

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2009 on CBS

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  • A robbery turns into a hostage situation leading Eppes to use a criminal he arrested for help.

    "This ain't the get out of free jail card."-Buckley

    "How bout you do the full dime?"-Eppes

    "Got a pen?"-Buckley

    "Better reschedule that lecture."-Alan

    "I want ice cream."-Buckley


    This was a fairly straightforward episode using one of the more overused story lines in crime drama, the robbery hostage situation where a copycat is imitating the same crime done by a previous criminal.

    Well with slight differences. However, as always do to the quality of the writing (see above), the acting, and suspense, we have another high quality episode.

    A robbery turns into a hostage situation led by a lowlife named Maddox. Don's enemy, Buckley, volunteers to help in exchange for a new deal.

    Don doesn't trust him and even suggest that Buckley is in the robbery because it looks like his crime.

    This is one of the few episodes, I can recall where the criminal actually gives a math lesson besides Charlie. The actor playing Buckley is memorable. He has everyone fooled about his intentions except Don who can't shake that he feels that Buckley is doing an act.

    Charlie and the gang try to pinpoint where the loot and criminals are after Maddox pulls off a clever switch to make their escape.

    So this is the last episode seemingly for the year. It's been a great season. This show is still at such a high level that's it's idiotic to cancel it.