Long time grifters Sam and Rachel love two things: each other and the grift. On the run from the mob, the two lovers move from one con to the next, winning some and losing others, but always finding a way to survive.
Season Four begins with Episode 22, Dracula Wine by David Housewright. Business mogul Trey Osborne has money, power, and worst of all, a desire to beat all of his competitors at anything and everything. When an enterprising con artist offers him a way to show up John Frye, his chief business rival, Osborne leaps at the chance. She brings Sam and Rachel into the mix, and the pair suddenly find themselves in a battle of money and wits amidst the world of stolen artwork.
Gabriel Valjan penned Episode 23, Diamond Dogs. When an unexpected Nor’easter crushes their holiday getaway and leaves Sam and Rachel stranded at the Newark airport, they befriend a mysterious, sophisticated stranger. They quickly recognize him as one of their own, a veteran grifter who poses no threat. When he extends them the hospitality of his hotel suite, they quickly decide it’s a much better option than sleeping at the airport. But there’s a catch. Their new friend is a Diamond Dog and he wastes no time asking if they’ll run with him.
Episode 24, Dusty and Bent by Trey R. Barker, finds Sam in a difficult place. His mentor Porter once tried to convince him that a grifter’s conscience was like an appendix—useless most of the time and painful, even deadly, when it flares up. Drawn back to Colorado on a personal matter, Sam and Rachel must confront a formative event from Sam’s past, facing a man he did wrong. And unlike the long trail of marks they’ve left in their wake, this one wears a badge.
The prolific Vincent Zandri weighs in with Episode 25, Concrete and Cocaine. While visiting Albany, Sam overhears two big Russian twins spouting off about their cash cow concrete business along with their desire to make a pulp fiction flick just like the great Tarantino. He can’t help but smell a grift. With Rachael by his side acting as co-producer, Sam transforms himself into Francis Strazzella, famed Italian-born movie producer who wants to make the twins’ movie. This ruse provides the perfect cover Sam and Rachael need for infiltrating the concrete plant and getting their hands on the stacks of cash that are no doubt to be found there.
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