The season 2 finale of ABC’s The Hustler airs tonight. Dubbed as “mind-bending and enigmatic,” this game show has given audiences clever clues and fun contestants to try and figure them out, all while one of them is secretly “The Hustler.” This week’s finale is no different: there’s a new group joining the game, with one contestant as “the hustler”, who has a leg up in the competition. While we don’t have that answer for you, we do have some more episodic details for you below. So, keep reading to learn more about tonight’s season 2 finale, including who will be competing, what to expect when it comes to clues, and even see a few photos.
Details on The Hustler season 2 finale: “Connive and Strive”
Titled “Connive and Strive,” the season 2 finale features “Backstreet Boys, Tom Cruise and Richard Branson” as “clues to discovering the identity of The Hustler,” according to ABC’s official press release. Given the celebrity nature of the aforementioned names, it’s easy to see that a knowledge of pop culture, film, or other media could be useful in this episode. Perhaps song lyrics could hold the key to a clue, or a Tom Cruise character could unlock a hint for one of the players.
The episode title “Connive and Strive” suggests that perhaps competitors will go to great lengths to get ahead in the game. It is the season finale, after all; so the “last chance” effort may be put to good use. Speaking of the players, the new competitors joining tonight’s finale are: Nathan Andrus-Hughes, Yvette Williams, Jenna Hilb, and Heidi Kennedy. There’s one contestant who’s not identified in any of the promotions, but don’t let that throw you: it’s just as likely they are not “the hustler,” either! You can see all of them in this Instagram post below, which reminds fans there’s not one new episode, but two, which includes tonight’s finale.
Heidi and Jenna are featured in this tweet from the show’s official account, which reads: “Not me trying to figure out if these smiles are genuine or not before this episode even airs.”
Last but not least, we have a few promotional photos to share from the season 2 finale, “Connive and Strive.” Check them out below.
The season 2 finale of The Hustler airs Thursday, September 23 at 9 PM on ABC.
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Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) – English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000’s TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email [email protected]