Thief is a TV miniseries that debuted on the FX network. The show stars Andre Braugher as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew who must balance planning heists with his personal life. While Nick struggles to raise his teenage stepdaughter, played by Mae Whitman, his crew is relentlessly targeted by a detective from the police force as well as by rivals from the Chinese mafia.
In the opening episode, Nick and his crew break into a San Francisco bank vault in Chinatown. His team is later forced to return the money they stole in an intense showdown with the Chinese mob, who turns out to be the original owners of the money. Not content with simply having their money returned, the Chinese mafia hatches a plan to murder Nick and his crew, setting the stage for heavy action in later episodes.
Thief is overall an enthralling show, telling the perspective both of Nick's criminal crew as well as the seedy underbelly of the Chinese Mafia and the law enforcement pursuing both of them. Andre Braugher ended up receiving an Emmy for his playing of lead character Nick Atwater, and the show garnered much critical acclaim.
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Nick finds out that Tammi has run away which also happens to be the day of the planned heist. Meanwhile, Nick gets an unexpected visit from Hayes.
Nick realizes that he must hide Tammi after he has a confrontation with Vincent. Meanwhile, Gabo and Jacke end up clashing and the crew's heist plans run into some major trouble.
Nick needs to get into Roz's safe so the crew can pull of their airliner job, but Vincent happens to have Roz's cell phone so his moments are numbered. Meanwhile, Hayes ends up taking a lead role in the crew and Gabo ends up developing something with Hayes' wife who has been very bored lately. Also, Tammi tries to break into Nick's secret files.
Nick makes plans for his next heist as he attends a funeral. His next target is the U.S. government by stealing $30 million from a plane heading toward Columbia while it's in flight. Meanwhile, Vincent arrives in New Orleans to get the Chinese mob's money back from Nick and his crew. Tammi decides she wants to go to Hawaii to be with her biological father.
Nick Atwater is a thief who has done a good job of separating his profession from his personal life. However, this all changes after a botched heist reveals all. Later on, Nick returns home to New Orleans and learns that his wife has been involved in an auto accident. This means he has to deal with a stepdaughter who doesn't like him at all.