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With one episode left before the season finale, ABC brings audiences to their world of magic in, Deception, starring Jack Cutmore-Scott and Ilfenesh Hadera, with Episode 12: Code Act. Get ready to fight crime and learn a few magic tricks alongside magician Cameron Black (Scott) and FBI agent Kay Daniels (Hadera).
While Jonathan Black (Scott) is in prison, The Femme Fatale (Stephanie Corneliussen) strikes with a bank heist. Jordan (Justin Chon), Gunter (Vinnie Jones), and Dina (Lenora Crichlow) make the connection to the Cameron’s great grandfather. Unfortunately, Cameron has to deal with a childhood traumatic experience with a robbery.
Figuring out the Femme Fatale’s next move, Cameron and his magic team are too late to stop from her robbing a secret case in a vault. After getting struck with electricity, Cameron forces himself to move forward and witnesses the Femme Fatale gun down one of the bank’s security guards.
Because she caused him to be suspended, Dina attempts to make amends with Mike Alvarez (Amaury Nolasco). Though she feels guilty, Mike stops her from confessing to his boss. After being fired, Mike breaks up with her and leaves.
In the past, Cameron’s father gave clues to the crook on how to break into the vault. Cameron realizes his father staged the robbery because he was an international thief. Unable to handle the truth, Cameron has to get himself way drunk while the others follow the clues into the subway tunnels.
During the long walk, Kay and Dina share some quality time, getting to know each other. They happen to be the only adults in the room as Jordan and Gunter clown around. They don’t realize the Femme Fatale is visiting Jonathan in prison.
Though he’s furious at Cameron, Jonathan pretends to help out the Femme Fatale. Using their own Code Act, Jonathan and Cameron speak to each other over their ear pieces. They are playing her while Cameron solves their great grandfather’s next task.
Reeling from his hangover, Cameron has to solve the next puzzle and press down on the right floorboards to awaken the automaton. Finally solving the puzzle, the automaton sketches down the map to the treasure. Cameron steals the map and runs to the subway tunnels.
Escaping from the Femme Fatale, Cameron heads straight towards Kay and the rest of the magic team. The Femme Fatale still has another gun in her hand. Both sides end up meeting in the subway tunnels.
Holding Cameron hostage, the Mystery Woman points the gun to his head. During the standoff, Kay causes a distraction and fires off a clean hot. Jonathan listens in as Kay arrests The Mystery Woman.
Though she has been apprehended and handcuffed, the Femme Fatale smiles.
Deception continues with one more episode on ABC.