History Recap / LeverageS04E10TheQueensGambitJob

19th Jul '17 1:22:53 PM owlyoudoin
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Nate and Sophie are about to have a romantic evening when Sterling shows up, needing a favor. A rogue nation is trying to get some uranium refinery centrifuges up and running, but before Interpol can do anything, they’ll need something to calibrate them. Sterling wants Nate to steal it. Nate asks what’s in it for him, and Sterling says he’ll owe him a favor.

What’s needed to calibrate the centrifuges is a weight with a very specific atomic mass so there’s only one of its kind in the world. It’s owned by a man named Livingston who keeps it in his skyscraper in UsefulNotes/{{Dubai}}. Livingston is hosting a Chess tournament there, and so Nate is going to enter it as a contestant.

Livingston introduces the tournament, and his step-daughter Olivia, who’s a chess prodigy, and the favorite to win. Nate figures while the tournament’s going on, Livingstone will be focused on her, and not on the weight. There’s a problem though; the terrorist buyers are already there. Eliot and Sterling waylay them while Hardison, posing as a Sheik’s son, asks to speak to Livingston and gets him to show off his security, Hardison recording the entire time.

The team discusses the security in the vault and for the weight’s container, which is pressurized to no foreign materials can get in and contaminate it. Hardison has a way around that, now he just needs to figure out how to fool Livingstone’s security. As the tournament begins, the team makes preparations for breaking into the vault. Things start to go awry when Livingstone is informed the delegation has arrived and the buyers get instructions to take the weight immediately.

Nate works his way through the contestants, with Sophie running interference, and makes it to the final round against Olivia, while Parker plays ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.

As Eliot and Sterling go to head off the terrorists, Eliot collapses. [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink Sterling did something to his coffee]].

As the final round begins, Nate says he can guarantee Parker at least five minutes as she breaks in. Meanwhile, Eliot begins to come to. Parker is almost to the weight when the weight distribution apparatus Hardison made for her breaks, scattering ball bearings all over. In the tournament room, Sterling tips off one of the contestants that Sophie distracted, and he confronts her with security hauling her off. Sterling heads up to the vault while Parker is trying to get the weight and sets off the alarm. Nate tries to delay the terrorists but nearly gets his head blown off, but Eliot [[BigDamnHeroes arrives in time to save his skin]] and tell him it was Sterling while Parker escapes through the elevator shaft and makes it to the roof.

Nate orders everyone out while he goes after Sterling. Hardison, Eliot Sophie meet up while Nate heads Sterling off. Parker gets trapped on the roof, and is able to escape with the chute Hardison packed for her. The others collect her and go off to meet Nate.

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Nate and Sophie are about to have a romantic evening when Sterling shows up, needing a favor. A rogue nation is trying to get some uranium refinery centrifuges up and running, but before Interpol can do anything, they’ll need something to calibrate them. Sterling wants Nate to steal it.asking for help. Nate asks what’s in it for him, and Sterling says he’ll owe him a favor.

A rogue nation is trying to get some uranium refinery centrifuges up and running, and they need a very specific part to calibrate them.

What’s needed to calibrate the centrifuges is a weight with such a very specific atomic mass so there’s only one of its kind in the world. It’s owned by a man named Livingston who keeps it in his skyscraper in UsefulNotes/{{Dubai}}. Sterling needs Nate to steal it before Livingston can sell it. Livingston is hosting a Chess tournament there, and so Nate is going to enter it as a contestant.

Livingston introduces the tournament, and his step-daughter Olivia, who’s a chess prodigy, prodigy and the favorite to win. Nate figures while the tournament’s going on, Livingstone will be focused on her, and not on the weight. There’s a problem though; the terrorist buyers are already there. Eliot and Sterling waylay them while Hardison, posing as a Sheik’s son, asks to speak to Livingston and gets him to show off his security, Hardison recording the entire time.

security.

The team discusses the security in the vault and for the weight’s container, which container. The weight is so specifically calibrated that so much as a grain of sand could throw it off. The container it's in is pressurized and alarmed. Further complicating things are the vault's security -- the floor is rigged to no foreign materials can register weight and walking gait, keyed to Livingston exactly. In order to get in in, they have to mimic his walking style, and contaminate it. Hardison has a way around that, now he just needs to figure out how to fool Livingstone’s security. his very particular limp.

As the tournament begins, the team makes preparations for breaking into the vault. Things start to go awry when Livingstone is informed the delegation has arrived and the buyers get instructions to take the weight immediately.

Nate works his way through the contestants, with Sophie running interference, helping to sabotage, and makes it to the final round against Olivia, while Olivia. Meanwhile, Parker puts on waited boots and plays ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.a rigged up ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' game to teach her how to mimic Livingston's walk. Parker is freaking out -- the shoes are so heavy she can't run in them. She can't escape if she gets into trouble. Hardison comforts her by saying if she gets in trouble, she has him to back her up and save her.

As Eliot and Sterling go move to head off the terrorists, but Eliot collapses. [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink Sterling did something to his coffee]].

As the final round begins, Nate says he can guarantee Parker at least five minutes as she breaks in. Meanwhile, Eliot begins to come to. to and he is not happy. Parker is almost to the weight when the weight distribution apparatus Hardison made for one of her boots breaks, scattering ball bearings all over. on the floor.

In the tournament room, Sterling tips off one of the contestants that Sophie distracted, sabotaged one of the contestants, and he confronts her with security hauling hauls her off. Sterling heads up to the vault while Parker is trying to get the weight and sets off the alarm. Nate tries to delay the terrorists but nearly gets his head blown off, but off. Eliot [[BigDamnHeroes arrives in time to save his skin]] and tell tells him it was what Sterling while was up to. Parker escapes through the elevator shaft and makes it to the roof.

Nate orders everyone out while he goes after Sterling. Hardison, Eliot Eliot, and Sophie meet up while Nate heads Sterling off. Parker gets trapped on the roof, and but is able to escape with the chute Hardison packed for her. The others collect her and go off to meet Nate.



* CrazyPrepared: Hardison packs a chute for Parker just in case she has to jump off the building.

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* CrazyPrepared: Hardison packs a chute for Parker just in case she has to jump off the building. He even planned for the weighted shoes she was wearing to compensate against the wind.



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The episode opens with a chess match between Nate and Spencer that ends in a kings-only draw. Plus, the episode is centred on a chess tournament.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The episode opens with a chess match between Nate and Spencer that ends in a kings-only draw. Plus, the episode is centred centered on a chess tournament.
3rd Dec '16 10:30:40 AM JoieDeCombat
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* WhoShotJFK: In a throwaway gag, Eliot and Sterling are heard arguing fiercely over the classic conspiracy theory.
-->'''Sterling:''' If there was a second bullet, that means there was a second shooter. Otherwise, he fired a Carcano bolt-action twice in less than two seconds, which simply cannot be done. You do realize that, on a topic where nobody agrees on anything, you picked the one thing, the only thing which is not up for debate! Simply humanly impossible!\\
'''Eliot:''' ...I did it.
9th Dec '15 7:23:51 AM starwolf99
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** [[spoiler: This runs in the family as Nate is unable to beat Sterling's daughter in the final chess match.]]
16th Nov '15 8:18:41 AM jayoungr
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** Could be seen as HoistByTheirOwnPetard.



* BigDamnHeroes: Eliot arrives just as it looks like Nate's going to get plugged by angry terrorists.

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* BigDamnHeroes: BatmanGambit: Sterling accurately predicts not only the team's actions, but Livingstone's as well. When Livingstone directs his security team to stash Olivia and protect the weight, Sterling is waiting for her in the exact room they put her in.
* BigDamnHeroes / TheCavalry:
Eliot arrives just as it looks like Nate's going to get plugged by angry terrorists.



* CrazyPrepared: Hardison packs a chute for Parker just in case she has to jump off the building.



* HoneyTrap: Sophie neutralizes Nate's first opponent in the chess tournament this way.



* ReadingLips: Sterling does this on Livingstone's clients while watching them through binoculars.



* TheStakeout: Eliot and Sterling watching the buyers for the weight.



* TrainingFromHell: Parker's DDR routine with weighted shoes drives her to tears.



* WorthyOpponent: Sterling is the only person Nate can't defeat... at both their work and at chess (when their game ends in a kings-only draw).

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* WorthyOpponent: Sterling is the only person rival Nate can't defeat... at both their work and at chess (when their game ends in a kings-only draw).
1st Jun '15 6:49:10 AM ATK
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* ArtifactTitle: In the final, Olivia, playing White, opens with 1. e4 - making it impossible for a Queen's Gambit (which begins 1. d4) to be played.
** Nate does, however, use the Queen's Gambit Accepted in his semi-final.



* ChessMotifs: The entire episode is about a chess tournament.
* TheChessmaster: Both Nate and Sterling. [[ChessMotifs Fittingly, their game at the beginning ends in a draw.]]
* FridgeLogic: The tournament screen shows Nate playing White in the final, although he ends up playing Black.



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The episode opens with a chess match between Nate and Spencer that ends in a kings-only draw. Plus, the episode is centered on a chess tournament.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The episode opens with a chess match between Nate and Spencer that ends in a kings-only draw. Plus, the episode is centered centred on a chess tournament.


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* WorthyOpponent: Sterling is the only person Nate can't defeat... at both their work and at chess (when their game ends in a kings-only draw).
16th Feb '15 2:05:54 PM surgoshan
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The episode opens with a chess match between Nate and Spencer that ends in a kings-only draw. Plus, the episode is centered on a chess tournament.
23rd Jun '14 4:42:54 PM MarkLungo
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-->'''Nate''': I knew she was your informant before the first match. Did you really think I wouldn’t figure out she was your daughter?

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-->'''Nate''': I knew she was your informant before the first match. [[WhamLine Did you really think I wouldn’t figure out she was your daughter?
daughter?]]
23rd Jun '14 4:41:39 PM MarkLungo
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What’s needed to calibrate the centrifuges is a weight with a very specific atomic mass so there’s only one of its kind in the world. It’s owned by a man named Livingston who keeps it in his skyscraper. Livingston is hosting a Chess tournament there, and so Nate is going to enter it as a contestant.

Livingston introduces the tournament, and his step-daughter Olivia, who’s a Chess prodigy, and the favorite to win. Nate figures while the tournament’s going on, Livingstone will be focused on her, and not on the weight. There’s a problem though; the terrorist buyers are already there. Eliot and Sterling waylay them while Hardison, posing as a Sheik’s son, asks to speak to Livingston and gets him to show off his security, Hardison recording the entire time.

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What’s needed to calibrate the centrifuges is a weight with a very specific atomic mass so there’s only one of its kind in the world. It’s owned by a man named Livingston who keeps it in his skyscraper.skyscraper in UsefulNotes/{{Dubai}}. Livingston is hosting a Chess tournament there, and so Nate is going to enter it as a contestant.

Livingston introduces the tournament, and his step-daughter Olivia, who’s a Chess chess prodigy, and the favorite to win. Nate figures while the tournament’s going on, Livingstone will be focused on her, and not on the weight. There’s a problem though; the terrorist buyers are already there. Eliot and Sterling waylay them while Hardison, posing as a Sheik’s son, asks to speak to Livingston and gets him to show off his security, Hardison recording the entire time.



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23rd Jun '14 4:40:35 PM MarkLungo
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->''The only thing Robert ever did was…well, he taught me how to play Chess. But, It’s my real dad who taught me how to win.''
-->-'''Olivia'''

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->''The [[quoteright:317:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/queens_gambit_job_7221.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:317:Olivia and Nate test their chess skills.]]

->''"The
only thing Robert ever did was…well, he taught me how to play Chess. But, It’s my real dad who taught me how to win.''
-->-'''Olivia'''
"''
-->--'''Olivia'''
5th Apr '14 7:56:17 PM AJD
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* NotSoDifferent: Sterling, like Nate, [[spoiler:would do anything to save his child]].
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