Hustle and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I can only assume that pensions for former employees of the United Nations are pretty crap.

What else would make a man of integrity like Napolean Solo reinvent himself as a con-man named Albert Stroller? Perhaps, after a lifetime spent fighting the machinations of T.H.R.U.S.H., he felt it was owed to him?

It’s notable that he – and the fellow con-artists that he is something of a mentor too – subscribe to the idea that you can’t cheat an honest man, which must go a ways towards salving Albie’s conscience. Then too, most of the wealthy upper class types that he so enjoys targetting are also prime recruits for the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity. Perhaps he hasn’t strayed so far from the fold as it appears.

Is he truly retired at all, or is Albert Stroller merely a convenient deep cover identity?

Either way, when Illya Kuryakin comes calling, it’s unlikely that the old Mr Solo would refuse to help him.

SOURCES:
Hustle The Man From U.N.C.L.E.