The Riches

Season 1 Episode 8

X Spots the Mark

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 30, 2007 on FX
9.0
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When Hugh suspects that Wayne and Dahlia stole money from the office bank, the Malloys must resort to doing what they do best: the con.

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  • The weakest episode of the series...

    8.0
    Following what was probably the best episode of the series, a show that had a season finale vibe, we got this episode...I'm not saying this episode was bad, because it wasn't but it was a bit slow moving. Clancy Brown guest starred, who is in my favorite movie of all-time Shawshank, and he was all right in it, but he's be much better in other things, namely Carnivale. Minnie Driver was very good in the episode, she was more of the focus in this show than Eddie Izzard was, which I really like Eddie more than Minnie, but beggars can't be choosers. This is a storyline that should have been the backdrop to another storyline, it doesn't take a whole show for this one storyline, and it just rubbed me the wrong way...But, I still liked the episode.moreless
  • The show is full of surprises

    9.5
    So far this was one of the best episodes yet. They cleverly plotted a brillant plan to get Mr. Blue to invest his money. The people they hired from the Trailer park cleaned up really nicely and looked very professional. I was afraid they wouldn't pull it off because of Jarred's mouth. I had no idea that the pool man was going to show up as an FBI agent. I was totally in the dark on that one. I was just as shocked when he came in the door yelling "everyone is under arrest" as the trailer park people. When the oldest son shot the FBI agent I thought it was all over for them. It was very amusing when the FBI guy got up off the floor and asked how he did. My favorite part was when the old man told Mr. Blue to stay away from that young p---y. I almost wish I could remember it word for word so I can add it to the quotes. Clever show! A+moreless
  • The Malloys seem to manage their cons the way most of us manage our money. The appear to be living pay check to pay check. Getting deeper and deeper into debt. But they found a way to get out of debt. Oh yeah, they'll get out of debt!moreless

    10
    I can only hope that it took seven episodes for the writers to establish enough background for them to let loose with more and more terrific stories as what we had with their 8th episode; "X spots the mark".



    Don't get me wrong, I was sold on the show, before this. I planned my Monday night around this event. I did not expect them to raise the bar.



    This has been my favorite episode so far. It reminded me of the movie "The Sting". We as an audience had been along for the ride, and understood the plan. But they left enough surprises in there, for us to appreciate the fine art of the con. I loved how everyone knew their part, and executed it perfectly. I can hardly wait to see what next week brings.moreless
  • When Hugh suspects that Wayne and Dahlia stole money from the office bank, the Malloys must all work together on their biggest scam yet

    8.5
    A great episode:

    The Molloy’s are somewhat of an inspirational family (besides the fact that they steel money) however they all stay together and help one another out when things get crazy…



    Loved the fact that at certain times it seemed as if Wayne’s plan was just going to blow up in his face; yet it all worked out. The best part of his entire plan came when the pool guy acted as if he got shot…it totally had me; I truly almost thought maybe Wayne’s boss was watching over his office. Superb job to the cast!!! To Aidan Mitchell (Sam Malloy) I have to give you credit for coming to work and knowing you have to dress up as a girl…you’re the only 14-year boy I know that could pull that off.moreless

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