History Recap / LeverageS03E14TheHoHoHoJob

7th Jun '17 11:34:12 AM owlyoudoin
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Parker is flipping through weather channels looking for one that says they’ll have snow. She finds a low-pressure system in Canada that could bring some of it dips down far enough and tells Hardison to make it happen. Meanwhile, Nate goes to [=McRory’s=] pub where a Christmas party is going on. He’s barely sat down when Parker rushes in telling him they have a client.

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Parker is flipping through weather channels looking for one that says they’ll have snow. She finds a low-pressure system in Canada that could bring some of it if it dips down far enough and tells Hardison to make it happen. Meanwhile, Nate goes to [=McRory’s=] pub where a Christmas party is going on. He’s barely sat down when Parker rushes in telling him they have a client.



A couple days earlier this particular MallSanta, Frank, was fired for being drunk on the job. As he meets with the team, he tells Nate how the mall owner, Eben Dooley, Jr, has fired all the old Santas and replaced them with guys he thinks look like criminals and how he thinks they’re up to something. He asks Nate to help him restore his reputation. After he leaves, Parker looks at Nate expectantly. Nate wanted to take a break over the holidays, but Parker insists they have to help Santa.

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A couple days earlier this particular MallSanta, Frank, was framed and fired for being drunk on the job. As he meets with the team, he tells Nate how the mall owner, Eben Dooley, Jr, has fired all the old Santas and replaced them with guys he thinks look like criminals and how he thinks they’re up to something. He asks Nate to help him restore his reputation. After he leaves, Parker looks at Nate expectantly. Nate wanted to take a break over the holidays, but Parker insists they have to help Santa.



At the mall, Hardison poses as the photographer so he can ID the new Santas, while Sophie enjoys the opportunity to shop on the job. Nate goes to Dooley posing as a businessman with an offer while Parker and Eliot get into his office, where Parker finds scotch there, the same stuff he used to frame Frank. In the apartment, Hardison begins the briefing on Dooley, how he inherited the mall from his father and has since nearly run it into the ground while accumulating massive gambling debts as Parker tries to bring some holiday cheer with annoying Christmas tunes and decorating the tree…with millions of dollars’ worth of items she’s stolen over the years.

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At the mall, Hardison poses as the photographer so he can ID the new Santas, while Sophie enjoys the opportunity to shop on the job. Nate goes to Dooley posing as a businessman with an offer while Parker and Eliot get into his office, where office. Parker finds scotch there, in Dooley's desk; the same stuff he used to frame Frank. In the apartment, Hardison begins the briefing on Dooley, how he inherited the mall from his father and has since nearly run it into the ground while accumulating massive gambling debts as debt. Parker tries to bring some holiday cheer with annoying Christmas tunes and decorating the tree…with millions of dollars’ worth of items she’s stolen over the years.



Hardison finds that Dooley’s booked a trip to San Lorenzo, and hired a bunch of ex-cons to rob the store while he’s away, giving him an alibi and the insurance payout. Nate recognizes it instantly. They’re going to need to keep Dooley from leaving and get someone inside the mall. That someone turns out to be Eliot, who, despite his [[FriendToAllChildren usual attitude toward kids]], does NOT like being Santa.

Sophie, posing as a chauffeur, is following Dooley, who is popping anti-anxiety pills one after the other. Meanwhile, Hardison disables the real driver’s car with an EMP gun, trapping him inside. Sophie tips her hat to him as she leaves. As they drive off, Sophie talks to him, pressing his worry buttons with words such as “crime”, “caught”, and “goose cooked”. Dooley calls someone to make sure everything’s ready one more time. Hardison tries to listen in but it’s heavily encrypted. Eliot checks with the other Santas, but none of them are on their phones. Sophie causes a delay by crashing the car and putting Dooley in the hospital.

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Hardison finds that Dooley’s booked a trip to San Lorenzo, and hired a bunch of ex-cons to rob the store mall while he’s away, giving him an alibi and the insurance payout. Nate recognizes it instantly. They’re going to need to keep Dooley from leaving and get someone inside the mall. That someone turns out to be Eliot, who, despite his [[FriendToAllChildren usual attitude toward kids]], does NOT like being Santa.

Sophie, posing as a chauffeur, is following Dooley, who is popping anti-anxiety pills one after the other. Meanwhile, Hardison disables the real driver’s car with an EMP gun, trapping him inside. Sophie tips her hat to him as she leaves. As they drive off, Sophie talks to him, pressing his worry buttons with words such as “crime”, “caught”, and “goose is cooked”. Dooley calls someone to make sure everything’s ready one more time. Hardison tries to listen in but it’s heavily encrypted. Eliot checks with the other Santas, but none of them are on their phones. Sophie causes a delay by crashing the car and putting Dooley in the hospital.



Nate and Hardison come to check on Eliot, but when Hardison tries to take a picture he picks up a strange signal, an RFID antenna. Looking around Nate realizes the scam isn’t going to be a robbery; it’s going to be identity theft. Between people using their cards to buy presents or donate at the kettles the mall will collect thousands of card numbers and then on Christmas Eve, they’ll use them to rip off millions of dollars which will go unnoticed by the credit card companies in the last minute crunch.

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Nate and Hardison come to check on Eliot, but when Hardison tries to take a picture he picks up a strange signal, an RFID antenna. Looking around Nate realizes the scam isn’t going to be a robbery; it’s going to be identity theft. Between people using their cards to buy presents or donate at the kettles kettles, the mall will collect thousands of card numbers and then on Christmas Eve, they’ll use them to rip off millions of dollars dollars, which will go unnoticed by the credit card companies in the last minute crunch.



He and Sophie shake their heads at him while Dooley asks how he knows that even wondering if he’s actually the real Santa. With him now turned, Sophie asks him to call his hacker and stop the job, who, speak of the devil, calls at that moment. Dooley tells him to call it off, but he asks to speak to Sophie Devereaux. Hesitantly, Sophie takes the phone.

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He and Sophie shake their heads at him while Dooley asks how he knows that that, even wondering if he’s actually the real Santa. With him now turned, Sophie asks him to call his hacker and stop the job, who, speak of the devil, calls at that moment. Dooley tells him to call it off, but he the mystery man asks to speak to Sophie Devereaux. Hesitantly, Sophie takes the phone.



It’s Hardison’s old nemesis, escaped from prison, and out for some Chaos! As the team talks to him they notice that all the Santas have suddenly disappeared. He warns them not to follow and to make sure, uses Hardison’s EMP gun to fry Lucille.

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It’s Hardison’s old nemesis, escaped from prison, and out for some Chaos! As the team talks to him they notice that all the Santas have suddenly disappeared. He warns them not to follow and to make sure, uses Hardison’s EMP gun to fry Lucille.Lucille II.



Eliot, still dressed as Santa, find Mason’s team, who are also dressed as Santa and a Santa fight starts, while Nate calls the authorities about the trunk line. The goons manage to escape Eliot and Nate decides to take it.

As they come up from the tunnel, a wave of kids run up followed by the police. Frank insists they open their bags as the kids grab them and find…presents. The thieves start wondering where the money went. While Eliot was fighting them, Parker and Hardison switched the loot bags for the gift bags.

Mason meanwhile is trying to make his own escape when he runs into Hardison and the FBI. He’d dropped a small tracker into Mason’s bag as he passed. He says it was a good plane and Hardison agrees, except…

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Eliot, still dressed as Santa, find Mason’s team, who are also dressed as Santa Santa, and a Santa fight starts, starts while Nate calls the authorities about the trunk line. The goons manage to escape Eliot and Nate decides to take it.

As they come up from the tunnel, a wave of kids run up followed by the police. Frank insists they open their bags as the kids grab them and find…presents. The thieves start wondering where the money went. While Eliot was fighting them, the cons, Parker and Hardison switched the loot bags for the gift bags.

Mason meanwhile is trying to make his own escape when he runs into Hardison and the FBI. He’d dropped a small tracker into Mason’s bag as he passed. He says Mason insists it was a good plane plan and Hardison agrees, except…



'''Mason''': Gah! That barely applies here!\\

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'''Mason''': '''Mason, as he's being dragged away''': Gah! That barely applies here!\\



Nate gives he one of those personalized necklaces that which reads, “Your Name Here.” And Sophie writes something down, presumably her name, for him. Then Parker gets up and goes to the window like she sees something. She opens the door and steps out to enjoy the snow.

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Nate gives he one of those personalized necklaces that which reads, “Your Name Here.” And Sophie writes something down, presumably her name, for him. Then Parker gets up and goes and, almost in a trance, walks to the window like she sees something.window. She opens the door and steps out to enjoy the snow.


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** Earlier in the episode, Nate says he's going to go caroling, though it's clear that's a codeword for "drink myself into a stupor".
29th Sep '15 7:31:27 PM RighteousFury
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* BreatherEpisode: Takes place between two two-part episodes involving [[BigBad Damien Moreau]].


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* EarlyBirdCameo: Dooley is briefly mentioned to have booked a flight to [[Recap/LeverageS03E16TheSanLorenzoJob San Lorenzo]].
12th Apr '15 11:45:19 PM IJVin
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A couple days earlier this particular MallSanta, Frank, was fired for being drunk on the job. As he meets with the team, he tells Nate how the mall owner, Evan Dooley, Jr, has fired all the old Santas and replaced them with guys he thinks look like criminals and how he thinks they’re up to something. He asks Nate to help him restore his reputation. After he leaves, Parker looks at Nate expectantly. Nate wanted to take a break over the holidays, but Parker insists they have to help Santa.

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A couple days earlier this particular MallSanta, Frank, was fired for being drunk on the job. As he meets with the team, he tells Nate how the mall owner, Evan Eben Dooley, Jr, has fired all the old Santas and replaced them with guys he thinks look like criminals and how he thinks they’re up to something. He asks Nate to help him restore his reputation. After he leaves, Parker looks at Nate expectantly. Nate wanted to take a break over the holidays, but Parker insists they have to help Santa.



-->'''Frank''': Credit card fraud, Evan? On Christmas Eve?

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-->'''Frank''': Credit card fraud, Evan? Eben? On Christmas Eve?



They meet up with the others and Hardison figures out how Mason is doing it, using the city’s main trunkline which is located in an office building downtown, and where they need to disconnect him to put a stop to it. There’s no time to lose; he’s already pulled the trigger, and each second more people lose money. Eliot says he needs more resources and a week to plan, but Nate calls Sophie for an “Edward Alby.”

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They meet up with the others and Hardison figures out how Mason is doing it, using the city’s main trunkline which is located in an office building downtown, and where they need to disconnect him to put a stop to it. There’s no time to lose; he’s already pulled the trigger, and each second more people lose money. Eliot says he needs more resources and a week to plan, but Nate calls Sophie for an “Edward Alby.Albee.



Nate apologizes to the team for not taking the job seriously and leads them off to figure out what they’re going to do. As Mason’s team begins cutting into the vault, Eliot figures out how to get over there. When they get to the mall, they’re surprised to see Frank and Dooley putting the Toys for Tikes drive back on. Frank thinks Dooley [[HeelFaceTurn really means it now]], and Nate [[XanatosSpeedChess changes the plan]]. He sends Eliot after Mason and the others to do some Shopping.

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Nate apologizes to the team for not taking the job seriously and leads them off to figure out what they’re going to do. As Mason’s team begins cutting into the vault, Eliot figures out how to get over there. When they get to the mall, they’re surprised to see Frank and Dooley putting the Toys for Tikes drive back on. Frank thinks Dooley [[HeelFaceTurn really means it now]], and Nate [[XanatosSpeedChess changes the plan]]. He sends Eliot after Mason and the others to do some Shopping.
shopping.



Mason meanwhile is trying to make his own escape when he runs into Hardison, and the FBI. He’d dropped a small tracker into Mason’s bag as he passed. He says it was a good plane and Hardison agrees, except…

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Mason meanwhile is trying to make his own escape when he runs into Hardison, Hardison and the FBI. He’d dropped a small tracker into Mason’s bag as he passed. He says it was a good plane and Hardison agrees, except…



At the pub, Nate and Sophie have gotten them all gifts: a Hanzo sword for Eliot, a new device prototype for Hardison…before anyone else gets it, and a stack of money for Parker. They watch the others play with their toys for a while.

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At the pub, Nate and Sophie have gotten them all gifts: a Hanzo sword for Eliot, a new device prototype for Hardison…before anyone else gets it, Hardison (pre-release), and a stack of money non-sequential bills for Parker. They watch the others play with their toys for a while.


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* MeaningfulName: Eben Dooley. Frank the mall Santa [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it by calling him "Ebenezer Dooley." He even has a HeelFaceTurn.
26th Feb '15 1:31:48 PM Landis
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At the pub, Nate and Sophie have gotten them all gifts: and Enzo sword for Eliot, a new device prototype for Hardison…before anyone else gets it, and a stack of money for Parker. They watch the others play with their toys for a while.

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At the pub, Nate and Sophie have gotten them all gifts: and Enzo a Hanzo sword for Eliot, a new device prototype for Hardison…before anyone else gets it, and a stack of money for Parker. They watch the others play with their toys for a while.
6th Feb '14 10:49:31 PM Tallens
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A couple days earlier this particular mall Santa, Frank, was fired for being drunk on the job. As he meets with the team, he tells Nate how the mall owner, Evan Dooley, Jr, has fired all the old Santas and replaced them with guys he thinks look like criminals and how he thinks they’re up to something. He asks Nate to help him restore his reputation. After he leaves, Parker looks at Nate expectantly. Nate wanted to take a break over the holidays, but Parker insists they have to help Santa.

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A couple days earlier this particular mall Santa, MallSanta, Frank, was fired for being drunk on the job. As he meets with the team, he tells Nate how the mall owner, Evan Dooley, Jr, has fired all the old Santas and replaced them with guys he thinks look like criminals and how he thinks they’re up to something. He asks Nate to help him restore his reputation. After he leaves, Parker looks at Nate expectantly. Nate wanted to take a break over the holidays, but Parker insists they have to help Santa.
6th Feb '14 10:49:03 PM Tallens
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Back at the mall, Mason and his Santas head in…to the depository. “’Tis the season to be jolly.”

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Back at the mall, Mason and his Santas head in…to in…[[BankRobbery to the depository.depository]]. “’Tis the season to be jolly.”
12th Jan '14 3:05:10 PM Tallens
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At the mall, Hardison poses as the photographer so he can ID the new Santas, while Sophie enjoys the opportunity to shop on the job. Nate goes to Dooley posing as a businessman with an offer while Parker and Eliot get into his office, where Parker finds scotch there, the same stuff her used to frame Frank.

In the apartment, Hardison begins the briefing on Dooley, how he inherited the mall from his father and has since nearly run it into the ground while accumulating massive gambling debts as Parker tries to bring some holiday cheer with annoying Christmas tunes and decorating the tree…with millions of dollars’ worth of items she’s stolen over the years.

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At the mall, Hardison poses as the photographer so he can ID the new Santas, while Sophie enjoys the opportunity to shop on the job. Nate goes to Dooley posing as a businessman with an offer while Parker and Eliot get into his office, where Parker finds scotch there, the same stuff her he used to frame Frank.

Frank. In the apartment, Hardison begins the briefing on Dooley, how he inherited the mall from his father and has since nearly run it into the ground while accumulating massive gambling debts as Parker tries to bring some holiday cheer with annoying Christmas tunes and decorating the tree…with millions of dollars’ worth of items she’s stolen over the years.



Sophie, posing as a chauffeur, is following Dooley, who is popping anti-anxiety pills one after the other. Meanwhile, Hardison disables the real driver’s car, trapping him inside. Sophie tips her hat to him as she leaves. As they drive off, Sophie talks to him, pressing his worry buttons with words such as “crime”, “caught”, and “goose cooked”. Dooley calls someone to make sure everything’s ready one more time. Hardison tries to listen in but it’s heavily encrypted. Eliot checks with the other Santas, but none of them are on their phones. Sophie causes a delay by crashing the car and putting Dooley in the hospital.

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Sophie, posing as a chauffeur, is following Dooley, who is popping anti-anxiety pills one after the other. Meanwhile, Hardison disables the real driver’s car, car with an EMP gun, trapping him inside. Sophie tips her hat to him as she leaves. As they drive off, Sophie talks to him, pressing his worry buttons with words such as “crime”, “caught”, and “goose cooked”. Dooley calls someone to make sure everything’s ready one more time. Hardison tries to listen in but it’s heavily encrypted. Eliot checks with the other Santas, but none of them are on their phones. Sophie causes a delay by crashing the car and putting Dooley in the hospital.



Nate and Hardison come to check on Eliot, but when Hardison tries to take a picture he picks up a strange signal, an RFID antenna. Looking around he realizes the scam isn’t going to be a robbery; it’s going to be identity theft. Between people using their cards to buy presents or donate at the kettles the mall will collect thousands of card numbers and then on Christmas Eve, they’ll use them to rip off millions of dollars which will go unnoticed by the credit card companies in the last minute crunch.

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Nate and Hardison come to check on Eliot, but when Hardison tries to take a picture he picks up a strange signal, an RFID antenna. Looking around he Nate realizes the scam isn’t going to be a robbery; it’s going to be identity theft. Between people using their cards to buy presents or donate at the kettles the mall will collect thousands of card numbers and then on Christmas Eve, they’ll use them to rip off millions of dollars which will go unnoticed by the credit card companies in the last minute crunch.
12th Jan '14 3:02:50 PM Tallens
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'''Parker''': Obviously. Santa lives at the North Pole.

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'''Parker''': Obviously. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Santa lives at the North Pole.
Pole]].
9th Jan '14 1:34:07 PM Tallens
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* AndThisIsFor Lucille II.
9th Jan '14 1:33:39 PM Tallens
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'''Colin Mason''': Long time, no try to kill you.

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'''Colin Mason''': [[Recap/LeverageS02E07TheTwoLiveCrewJob Long time, no try to kill you.
you]].


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* CallBack: Sophie thinks back to when [[Recap/LeverageS02E07TheTwoLiveCrewJob Mason tried to kill her]].
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