Beware the Ides of March: Cash or Trash for £100,000 on “The Bank Job”
I can’t think of a better day to show you the civilian series finale of The Bank Job, Channel 4′s live quiz show taking place in a real bank, than the Ides of March. On the day made famous for backstabbing, could you stab an opponent in the back and steal £100,000? That’s what finalists Scott and Stacey had to decide. Scott Gray did it again and won the five games in a row (he effectively won this one). He faces off against Stacey, who he beat last night and came back due to not having enough champions since Scott steamrolled everyone. The prize pot was up to £100,000. Can they share the winnings, or will they both Trash each other and give the £100,000 to the three losers from the day.
If you missed it last series, both contestants have two cases: Cash and Trash; They had each other one case. If they both hand each other Cash, they split the bank and leave with £50,000 each. This would bring Scott to £248,000. If one hands Cash and the other Trash, the person who got the Cash will have both cases with money and leave with £100,000 while the Trashed player gets nothing. If both hand Trash, both leave with nothing and the three losers from the day split it. Scott and Stacey already have a history, and Scott already has a lot of money. Can they trust each other and leave with £50,000 each.
Video courtesy Channel 4 and Endemol. Deleted after a week of airing.
This was an awkward result to watch, partially because you knew that Scott wasn’t that heartbroken given what he won already. If he didn’t try to share he’d look like a jerk. It was also a little strange because Stacey really shouldn’t have even been there at all. She just got in because Scott was really, really good. Yet she still chose to Trash Scott. I still think it would have been a far better result to just play another regular game and see if Scott can keep winning. His streak was more interesting than seeing Cash or Trash again. I still have an issue with people going, “I’m so sorry,” after screwing someone over, like Stacey did. They aren’t really sorry. They’re just saying, “Please don’t beat me up in the parking lot.”
This Friday and Saturday are special celebrity editions of The Bank Job on Channel 4. Again, we would have rather seen Scott keep winning and see how far he can go, but here we are. The first edition will feature Countdown co-host Rachel Riley along with Alex James, Donal MacIntyre & Amy Childs. Which celebrity will get rich and get out for charity? You’ll have to tune in Friday to find out.