History Recap / LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob

21st Feb '18 8:17:21 AM nsommer659
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* Freeze-FrameBonus: At one point in the episode an email from Monica to a "T. Smith" about her contract renewal. Pause it at the right moment and you get this:
---> '''Email''': Dear Sirs. In regards to my upcoming contract, I am writing to urge you to reconsider my re-assignment. The News that I would like to follow would be of a journalistic nature. Serious inhabits every accurate lunatic with a ladder. Seriious emerges throughout the joking script. The remarkable astronomer stems serious.
1st Nov '17 2:17:55 PM Lightning4119
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* InterruptedSuicide: Ray tries to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning after being crucified on Monica's show. Luckily his daughter finds him in time.


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* SmallNameBigEgo: Monica. Hardison mentions that every time her contract comes up for renewal, she tries to move up from her small-time show to a job at a bigger network, and every time serious journalists laugh her out of the room. The Leverage crew plays on this by offering her a story she'll chase after to get the respect she wants.
* TheExitIsThatWay: Sophie finishes telling everyone about the mark, but her closing line falls flat. Nate tells her she should turn and leave the room at that point to make it more dramatic. She does, and Nate quietly remarks, "She's walking into the closet."
6th Feb '17 12:26:20 PM JoieDeCombat
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* MoonLandingHoax: Eliot is a believer.

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* MoonLandingHoax: Referenced when Eliot is a believer.and Hardison are trolling Parker over conspiracy theories.
22nd Jan '17 10:31:31 AM MarkLungo
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* MoonLandingHoax: Eliot says he's seen the moon landing sets, and that the reason they haven't been destroyed is that the government plans to paint them red and reuse them for Mars landings.

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* MoonLandingHoax: Eliot says he's seen the moon landing sets, and that the reason they haven't been destroyed is that the government plans to paint them red and reuse them for Mars landings.a believer.
22nd Jan '17 10:30:09 AM MarkLungo
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22nd Jan '17 10:29:11 AM MarkLungo
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* YouCanPanicNow: Monica's stock in trade, to the point that she turns

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* YouCanPanicNow: Monica's stock in trade, to the point that she turnsadmits she's selling fear and turns down the secret terrorist prisons story because she doesn't think it will scare her viewers enough.
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22nd Jan '17 10:26:27 AM MarkLungo
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[[IntrepidReporter Monica Hunter]] is on her show, The Hunt for the Truth, talking about a tragic school accident and blaming the driver, Ray Pennington, even telling the people he suffers under mental illness. Due to that story, Ray tries to commit suicide but luckily is saved by his daughter Sarah. Sarah meets with the team and asks them to take down Monica Hunter and restore her father's reputation. As she leaves, Sophie announces that she wants to take the lead on this one, and despite Nate's protests, he agrees to let her. Sophie explains to the team (despite their surprise at her doing Nate's part) that they need to get the network, BNI Studios, to apologize and disavow Monica's story and her exposé show. To do that they’re going to fake a story that will destroy her reputation. The team discusses options and they realize Monica wants respect as she's a joke among serious journalist. Sophie figures out a plan and tells them to pack up; they’re going to D.C. (despite Nate teaching her 'his way' of saying it and Sophie accidentally entering the store closet when she exits, trying to act how Nate does).

At the studio, Parker is trying to get caught rummaging through Monica’s office. When confronted she claims to be from a competing network then leaves, naturally making her suspicious. Parker admits that she’s trying to use Monica’s credentials to get to a source in the pentagon. She’s after something that will bring down the President of the United States. Later, Parker brings Monica to the apartment where Hardison, who’s posing as some ConspiracyTheorist in his dark lair, lives. Monica is about to walk out, but when she sees Eliot wearing a [[TheMenInBlack dark suit and a menacing look]] she decides to hear him out. Hardison points to his bulletin board, [[RoomFullOfCrazy which is covered in photos of military installations, connected by strands of yarn]]. He says the government plans to replace Guantanamo Bay with a series of secret prison on the mainland. Parker says her source at the Pentagon is General Mark Chesler, and she was trying to steal Monica’s credentials to get to him, and Monica tells her to call in the morning. A she leaves she calls the studio to arrange a cameraman, and Eliot overhears her saying she intends to take that story for herself, which means she’s hooked. Now they just need to provide her with a source inside the Pentagon.

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[[IntrepidReporter IntrepidReporter Monica Hunter]] Hunter is on her show, The ''The Hunt for the Truth, Truth'', talking about a tragic school accident and blaming the driver, Ray Pennington, even telling the people he suffers under mental illness. Due to that story, Ray tries to commit suicide but luckily is saved by his daughter Sarah. Sarah meets with the team and asks them to take down Monica Hunter and restore her father's reputation. As she leaves, Sophie announces that she wants to take the lead on this one, and despite Nate's protests, he agrees to let her. Sophie explains to the team (despite their surprise at her doing Nate's part) that they need to get the network, BNI Studios, to apologize and disavow Monica's story and her exposé show. To do that they’re going to fake a story that will destroy her reputation. The team discusses options and they realize Monica wants respect respect, as she's a joke among serious journalist.journalists. Sophie figures out a plan and tells them to pack up; they’re going to D.C. (despite Nate teaching her 'his way' of saying it and Sophie accidentally entering the store closet when she exits, trying to act how Nate does).

At the studio, Parker is trying to get caught rummaging through Monica’s office. When confronted she claims to be from a competing network then leaves, naturally making her suspicious. Parker admits that she’s trying to use Monica’s credentials to get to a source in the pentagon.Pentagon. She’s after something that will bring down the President of the United States. Later, Parker brings Monica to the apartment where Hardison, who’s posing as some ConspiracyTheorist in his dark lair, lives. Monica is about to walk out, but when she sees Eliot wearing a [[TheMenInBlack dark suit and a menacing look]] she decides to hear him out. Hardison points to his bulletin board, [[RoomFullOfCrazy which is covered in photos of military installations, connected by strands of yarn]]. He says the government plans to replace Guantanamo Bay with a series of secret prison prisons on the mainland. Parker says her source at the Pentagon is General Mark Chesler, and she was trying to steal Monica’s credentials to get to him, and Monica tells her to call in the morning. A she leaves she calls the studio to arrange a cameraman, and Eliot overhears her saying she intends to take that story for herself, which means she’s hooked. Now they just need to provide her with a source inside the Pentagon.



-->'''Monica''': Denial means guilt. Refusal means more guilt. Punch out my cameraman, and I'll kiss you on the mouth. (''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot The camera man looks at Parker with a grin]]'').

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-->'''Monica''': Denial means guilt. Refusal means more guilt. Punch out my cameraman, and I'll kiss you on the mouth. (''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot The camera man cameraman looks at Parker with a grin]]'').



!Tropes stolen in this job:

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!Tropes !!Tropes stolen in this job:



* IntrepidReporter: Monica Hunter, also Parker's role, Cindy [=McAllen=].

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* IntrepidReporter: Monica Hunter, also Hunter is a negative version of this trope, in that she's less interested in uncovering the truth than high ratings and self-aggrandizement. Parker's role, character Cindy [=McAllen=].[=McAllen=] is a more positive example.



'''Eliot''': Because they're gonna reuse them for the Mars mission, repaint them all red.

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'''Eliot''': Because they're gonna reuse them for the Mars UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} mission, repaint them all red.


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* YouCanPanicNow: Monica's stock in trade, to the point that she turns
8th Jun '14 9:51:18 AM DRCEQ
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* MoonLandingHoax: Eliot says he's seen the moon landing sets, and that the reason they haven't been destroyed is that the government plans to paint them red and reuse them for Mars landings.
-->'''Parker''': We totally went to the moon.\\
'''Eliot''': Movie sets. I've seen them, they're outside of Albuquerque.\\
'''Parker''': Why would there still be sets there?\\
'''Eliot''': Because they're gonna reuse them for the Mars mission, repaint them all red.
4th Mar '14 3:05:01 PM MarkLungo
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* ThisJustIn: Monica starts doing one of these at the end, but it goes awry soon after.

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* ThisJustIn: Monica starts doing one of these at the end, but it goes awry soon after.after.
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31st Jan '14 11:50:18 PM Tallens
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[[IntrepidReporter Monica Hunter]] is on her show, The Hunt for the Truth, talking about a tragic school accident and blaming the driver, Ray Pennington, even telling the people he suffers under mental illness. Due to that story, Ray tries to commit suicide but luckily is saved by his daughter Sarah. Sarah meets with the team and asks them to take down Monica Hunter and restore her father's reputation. As she leaves, Sophie announces that she wants to take the lead on this one, and despite Nate's protests, he agrees to let her. Sophie explains to the team (despite their surprise at her doing Nate's part) that they need to get the network, BNI Studios, to apologize and disavow Monica's story and her exposé show. To do that they’re going to fake a story that will destroy her reputation. The team discusses options and they realize Monica wants respect as she's a joke among serious journalist. Sophie figures out a plan and tells them to pack up; they’re going to D.C. (despite Nate teaching her 'his way' of saying it and Sophie accidentally enters the store closet when she exits, trying to act how Nate does).

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[[IntrepidReporter Monica Hunter]] is on her show, The Hunt for the Truth, talking about a tragic school accident and blaming the driver, Ray Pennington, even telling the people he suffers under mental illness. Due to that story, Ray tries to commit suicide but luckily is saved by his daughter Sarah. Sarah meets with the team and asks them to take down Monica Hunter and restore her father's reputation. As she leaves, Sophie announces that she wants to take the lead on this one, and despite Nate's protests, he agrees to let her. Sophie explains to the team (despite their surprise at her doing Nate's part) that they need to get the network, BNI Studios, to apologize and disavow Monica's story and her exposé show. To do that they’re going to fake a story that will destroy her reputation. The team discusses options and they realize Monica wants respect as she's a joke among serious journalist. Sophie figures out a plan and tells them to pack up; they’re going to D.C. (despite Nate teaching her 'his way' of saying it and Sophie accidentally enters entering the store closet when she exits, trying to act how Nate does).



The next day, Parker calls Monica from outside a coffee shop she's in telling her there’s more to it, but as Monica watches, a car hits her and Eliot takes a red file that Parker was holding and drives off. Monica is horrified and decides to check outside when Hardison appears and leads her away...as Parker gets up and brushes herself off. Hardison takes her to an underground basement where Nate’s waiting for them, while giving Hardison some 'antidote'. He tells her that a chemical compound has been released into the water supply and will start affecting people any day now, and that the “prisons” are actually safe houses for the elite and government officials to sit the contamination out in, with independent water supplies. Monica ask for more proof. Nate notes that Parker has it and mention her to find some sources. He even gives her the codeword “Destiny” and sends her off. Later, the team met back and making sure that she's the 'author of her own nightmare'

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The next day, Parker calls Monica from outside a coffee shop she's in telling her there’s more to it, but as Monica watches, a car hits her and Eliot takes a red file that Parker was holding and drives off. Monica is horrified and decides to check outside when Hardison appears and leads her away...as Parker gets up and brushes herself off. Hardison takes her to an underground basement where Nate’s waiting for them, while giving Hardison some 'antidote'."antidote". He tells her that a chemical compound has been released into the water supply and will start affecting people any day now, and that the “prisons” are actually safe houses for the elite and government officials to sit the contamination out in, with independent water supplies. Monica ask asks for more proof. proof and Nate notes that Parker has it and mention tells her to find some sources. He even gives her the codeword code word “Destiny” and sends her off. Later, the team met meets back up and making sure Sophie declares that she's Monica will be the 'author author of her own nightmare'
nightmare.



Hardison tells her that journalists are lazy and always rely on the same sources like Monica is doing now. He managed to filter out the one's she isn't likely to use, which leaves them with four. Monica sends an email to one of them while he intercepts it, and fabricates a reply that they don't want her to mention this or discuss it. Her last source is a Congressman and she asks him about Destiny, who happens to be a stripper he's gone to see a number of times and assumes that's what Monica is talking about. Stunned, he snatches her recorder and practically runs from her, telling her not to tell anyone. Monica is now convinced the conspiracy is real. Going back to her office, she suddenly notices how much water people are drinking and begins to freak out when she leaves the office. The team sees the footage of her freaking out 3 hours ago and Nate comments they might be pushing too hard. Sophie scoffs about it until Monica bangs the door, calling for Hardison. The rest of the team hides in the other room as Hardison opens the door and she drags him off to get some video proof.

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Hardison tells her explains that journalists are lazy and always rely on the same sources like Monica is doing now. He managed manages to filter out the one's ones she isn't likely to use, which leaves them with four. Monica sends an email to one of them while he intercepts it, and fabricates a reply that they don't want her to mention this or discuss it. Her last source is a Congressman congressman and she asks him about Destiny, who happens to be a stripper he's gone to see a number of times and assumes that's what Monica is talking about. Stunned, he snatches her recorder and practically runs from her, telling her not to tell anyone. Monica is now convinced the conspiracy is real. Going back to her office, she suddenly notices how much water people are drinking and begins to freak out when she leaves the office. The team sees the footage of her freaking out 3 hours ago and Nate comments they might be pushing too hard. Sophie scoffs about it until Monica bangs the door, calling for Hardison. The rest of the team hides in the other room as Hardison opens the door and she drags him off to get some video proof.
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