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Leverage – The Final Season

by Alan Rapp on September 27, 2013

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  • Title: Leverage – Season Five
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Leverage - The Final SeasonSometimes bad guys really did make the best good guys. Nine months after Leverage went off the air for the final time the show’s Fifth Season finally arrives on DVD. The final season offers a new home for the team, Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Hardison (Aldis Hodge) as a couple, Nate (Timothy Hutton) making big plans, and the return of Sterling (Mark Sheppard) for the series finale.

Highlights of the season include insanely huge cons involving the theft of the Spruce Goose, faking first contact to drive their mark crazy, performing the impossible White Rabbit, solving the real-life mystery of D.B. Cooperconning Capital Hillstopping a terrorist plotstealing Christmas from an evil toy manufacturer, and an injured Parker taking down a gang of thieves on her own.

Other episodes involve the team helping out a minor league hockey team and small winery, taking down a Wall Street swindler in Witness Protection, and Elliot (Christian Kane) enlisting the team to help out an old friend.

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Back When Bad Guys Made the Best Good Guys

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage
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Sadly Leverage is over, but thanks to Parker (Beth Riesgraf) we have this slideshow from the show’s first season to remember a happier time when thieves, masterminds, grifters, hackers, and hitters reminded us that sometimes bad guys do make the best good guys.

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Leverage – The Long Good-bye Job

by Alan Rapp on December 26, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Long Good-bye Job
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In the series finale Nate (Timothy Hutton) is approached by his son’s former physician who needs his help to save another patient in danger of dying of the same condition of that killed Nate’s son. To retrieve the drug the company refuses to release means breaking into a facility with government level security given the building also houses a federal law enforcement Intenet hub server housing backup files for the FBI, CIA, DEA, and Interpol.

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Leverage – The Toy Job

by Alan Rapp on December 20, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Toy Job
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“We’re gonna steal Christmas.”

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In this year’s holiday-themed episode the Leverage team set out to prevent a greedy former arms dealer (Gregg Henry) turned dirty CEO of a global toy conglomerate from releasing a dangerous toy he knows to be potentially harmful to children just in time for the Christmas rush. The initial plan of sending in Parker (Beth Riesgraf) to steal the safety report written by their client (Rodney Hicks), which would prove the toy’s dangers to youngsters and get it pulled from toy store shelves, comes up empty when they discover the CEO has already bought himself an alternative safety approval after doctoring the toy’s data.

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Leverage – The Corkscrew Job

by Alan Rapp on December 12, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Corkscrew Job
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After a woman’s father drops dead working at a local winery, the Leverage crew attempts to discover the secret behind a series of worker deaths the winery wants covered up and con a corrupt winery owner (Hart Bochner) out of his prized possession – a priceless bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson. While Eliot (Christian Kane) learns what he can working in the fields, Parker (Beth Riesgraf) goes undercover as an intern, Hardison (Aldis Hodge) goes in as a vintner, and Sophie (Gina Bellman) becomes the owner’s newest prized salesperson who works her magic to get the man to begin to doubt his own collection.

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  • Title: Leverage
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LeverageIn an open letter to fans of the show, Leverage co-creator Dean Devlin discusses the future of the TNT drama which still has not been renewed by the network to return for a sixth season. This means the remaining three episodes of the show’s Fifth Season, culminating in the season finale which airs on Christmas Day, may very well be the show’s series finale as well. The bad news is it looks like there’s a good chance Leverage is going away. The good news is, with foreknowledge that this could be a possibility, the producers put the original concept for show’s final arc of the series in place for this season. This means if the show is going out (which I certainly hope isn’t the case) at least it’s going out on its own terms and exactly as the show’s creators originally envisioned. You can find the full letter inside.

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Leverage – The White Rabbit Job

by Alan Rapp on December 6, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The White Rabbit Job
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“This con is unpredictable. It can break a mark. It can break a grifter. It can break a team.”

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The Leverage team attempts the impossible con to save a small town by turning the the owner of an energy company (Andrew Bowen) back into the man he used to be before he started massive cuts and laying off workers en masse in an attempt unload his grandfather’s company. By offering the Dodson a 10-day cure for his panic attack Sophie (Gina Bellman) gets their mark into Hardison’s (Aldis Hodge) “Dreamnasium” where they attempt radical behavior modification through the man’s dreams and Elliot’s (Christian Kane) drug-induced hallucinations.

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Leverage – The Low Low Price Job

by Alan Rapp on November 28, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Low Low Price Job
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The Leverage team agrees to help a local grocer (Willa Ford) who, along with several other local businesses, is being slowly pushed out due to the underhanded dealings of a crooked super-store conglomerate looking to run the entire collection of locally run stores out of business. Elliot (Christian Kane), fueled in part by his own personal history, wants to take down the entire corporation but Nate (Timothy Hutton) is unsure they can do more than take down a single store. So the team sets out to destroy the new store before its grand opening, which is easier said than done.

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Leverage – The Frame-Up Job

by Alan Rapp on September 18, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Frame-Up Job
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With the rest of the team stuck in Washington, D.C., Nate (Timothy Hutton) follows Sophie (Gina Bellman) to the art auction of a recently deceased millionaire where a priceless painting goes missing. Complicating matters are the appearance of Sterling (Mark Sheppard), who is sure Sophie is responsible for the theft, and the discovery that the millionaire most likely didn’t die of natural causes.

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Leverage – The Rundown Job

by Alan Rapp on September 17, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Rundown Job
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While finishing up a job in Washington, D.C. with Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Hardison (Aldis Hodge), Eliot (Christian Kane) gets a call from a former associate looking to hire a hitter. Eliot, who no longer does those kinds of jobs, turns the assignment down and recruits his two friends to help save the target (Christa Campbell), an administrator for the 911 Emergency System, from whomever was hired in his place.

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