Series 02, Episode 02
Air Date 5th April 2005
Mark(s) Johnny Keyes
Writer Matthew Graham
Previous Gold Mine
Next The Lesson

Confessions was the second episode of the second series which aired on April 5th 2005.

Synopsis Edit

A gangster turned famed chef seeks his long lost son, and Albert lays the plan for the team to take him for what isn't rightly his.

Meanwhile, the death of a close friend leaves the ageing Albert questioning his own mortality.

Full Plot Edit

The gang are on the verge of completing a job but Albert's gone AWOL. When he finally appears it's all too late because 'the mark' has pulled out - but Albert has a new plan. After spotting Johnny Keyes (played by Stanley Townsend) - a prominent restaurateur with a notorious gangland background - in a church, he goes undercover as a priest to hear Keyes' confession.

Ill health means that Keyes is worried about never finding James, the son he lost years before to a gangland kidnapping. He's consumed by guilt for not paying the ransom but has no idea where his son is. While Stacie uncovers more about Keyes' unpleasant violent history, Mickey and Ash set up a missing persons organisation. Mickey approaches Keyes as a charity worker to inform him that they've found James, who wants to meet him. A counterfeit blood test confirms that Danny is Keyes' son.

Pretending to be 'Jimmy' and fiancée Paula, Danny and Stacie are escorted by Mickey to meet Keyes for the first time. Posing as a troublesome diner, Ash kicks up a storm, providing Danny the perfect opportunity to prove his loyalty to his father and his beloved restaurant. Keyes decides he wants to give his newfound son some money to set up his own restaurant but, as Mickey reminds him, Danny must remember he is supposed to be a chip off the old block and pride would stop him accepting charity. So instead Keyes decides to test Danny's cooking skills and if they are up to scratch he will invest - but Danny's not exactly Jamie Oliver in the kitchen so how have the team planned to extract Keyes' cash?