History YMMV / Leverage

8th Jul '17 6:48:31 PM JustTheBast
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*** WordOfGod states that they made a deliberate choice to use the wrong but commonly misused term "patents" instead of the correct but barely known "trade secrets", for reasons of time and clarity. No network is going to sacrifice 5 minutes of commercial time, so a show can run 5 minutes longer, in order to educate the viewers on the correct technical terminology that is not actually required to understand the plot.
28th Feb '17 3:29:00 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] Anne [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hannity]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E03TheInsideJob The Inside Job]]", wanted to kill off the world's wheat market with a super-plague, willing to starve the whole planet, so that her own plague-resistant super-wheat would make her and, by extension, her company [[{{Greed}} money]]. She also threatens Archie Leach's family to make him help her, and tries to kill the Leverage team when they find her out, asking them how they would like to be killed ("[[TheDragon Mister Voorhees]] is flexible.") On a show where most villains are interested in stealing patents and building strip malls she, and her [[TheDragon Dragon]], cold-blooded Security Chief Voorhees, really stand out.

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* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate CompleteMonster:
**[[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
Dr.]] Anne [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hannity]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E03TheInsideJob The Inside Job]]", wanted to kill off the world's wheat market with a super-plague, willing to starve the whole planet, so that her own plague-resistant super-wheat would make her and, by extension, her company [[{{Greed}} money]]. She also threatens Archie Leach's family to make him help her, and tries to kill the Leverage team when they find her out, asking them how they would like to be killed ("[[TheDragon Mister Voorhees]] is flexible.") On a show where most villains are interested in stealing patents and building strip malls she, and her [[TheDragon Dragon]], cold-blooded Security Chief Voorhees, really stand out.out.
** [[{{Greed}} Darren Hoffman]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E05TheDoubleBlindJob The Double Blind Job]]", is the new [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] of a drug company. He plans on increasing profit by releasing a drug known as HT-1 under the new name Vioplex. HT-1 is known to cause things like liver failure and death in many of the drug trial participants, so Hoffman added some chemical delays to Vioplex, which will result in people dying in months maybe years after taking it rather than weeks. He kills one doctor who he couldn't bribe to keep quiet about the drugs being the same and wiped the records of a group of people who also died from HT-1 from the internet. When confronted by Sophie, under the guise of an FDA agent, about the seriousness of the fines assessed for bad drugs, Hoffman laughs it off as those fines are typically around 15% of the drug's profit yield.
25th Feb '17 12:29:09 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] Anne [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hannity]] from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E03TheInsideJob The Inside Job]]" wanted to kill off the world's wheat market with a ([[http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/07/leverage-303-inside-job-post-game.html real!]]) catastrophic blight, willing to [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class 0}} starve the whole planet]], so that her own blight-resistant super-wheat would make her and, by extension, her company [[{{Greed}} money]]. She also threatens Archie Leach's family to make him help her, and tries to kill the Leverage team when they find her out, asking them how they would like to be killed ("[[TheDragon Mister Voorhees]] is flexible.") On a show where most villains are interested in stealing patents and building strip malls she, and her [[TheDragon Dragon]], cold-blooded Security Chief Voorhees, really stand out.
%%** Hoffman from "The Double Blind Job" is the new CEO of a drug company. He plans on increasing profit by releasing a drug known as HT-1 under the new name Vioplex. HT-1 is known to cause things like liver failure and death in many of the drug trial participants, so Hoffman added some chemical delays to Vioplex, which will result in people dying in months maybe years after taking it rather than weeks. He kills one doctor who he couldn't bribe to keep quiet about the drugs being the same and wiped the records of a group of people who also died from HT-1 from the internet. When confronted by Sophie, under the guise of an FDA agent, about the seriousness of the fines assessed for bad drugs, Hoffman laughs it off as those fines are typically around 15% of the drug's profit yield.
---> "That's like tipping your waiter. 'Thank you very much for taking our drugs. Here's a little something for your family.'"

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* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] Anne [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hannity]] Hannity]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E03TheInsideJob The Inside Job]]" Job]]", wanted to kill off the world's wheat market with a ([[http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/07/leverage-303-inside-job-post-game.html real!]]) catastrophic blight, super-plague, willing to [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class 0}} starve the whole planet]], planet, so that her own blight-resistant plague-resistant super-wheat would make her and, by extension, her company [[{{Greed}} money]]. She also threatens Archie Leach's family to make him help her, and tries to kill the Leverage team when they find her out, asking them how they would like to be killed ("[[TheDragon Mister Voorhees]] is flexible.") On a show where most villains are interested in stealing patents and building strip malls she, and her [[TheDragon Dragon]], cold-blooded Security Chief Voorhees, really stand out.
%%** Hoffman from "The Double Blind Job" is the new CEO of a drug company. He plans on increasing profit by releasing a drug known as HT-1 under the new name Vioplex. HT-1 is known to cause things like liver failure and death in many of the drug trial participants, so Hoffman added some chemical delays to Vioplex, which will result in people dying in months maybe years after taking it rather than weeks. He kills one doctor who he couldn't bribe to keep quiet about the drugs being the same and wiped the records of a group of people who also died from HT-1 from the internet. When confronted by Sophie, under the guise of an FDA agent, about the seriousness of the fines assessed for bad drugs, Hoffman laughs it off as those fines are typically around 15% of the drug's profit yield.
---> "That's like tipping your waiter. 'Thank you very much for taking our drugs. Here's a little something for your family.'"
out.
2nd Jan '17 6:04:04 PM JoieDeCombat
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** It also felt as if the ending was completely abrupt as well [[spoiler:with Nate and Sophie retiring]]. One angle that would have been somewhat interesting leading up to the ending as well as being a logical outcome of the series, is if Nate and Sophie became somewhat more recognizable due to their high profile roles compared to the other three that generally are BeneathNotice and in Hardison's case not physically present. It would then make sense for Hardison, Parker and Eliot to continue on without them as they are now becoming a liability to an extent. This would have also fit with the finale in which Sophie was [[spoiler: never physically present and did all of her work over the phone with a [[ManOfAThousandVoices variety of accents]]]].
2nd Jan '17 5:49:27 PM JoieDeCombat
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In "The Rundown Job," Hardison gives an SOS signal as "long-long-long short-short-short." Not only does SOS start with the short signals, not the long ones, but it's a set of three sequences of three; hence, the three letter "SOS."

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* CriticalResearchFailure: In "The Rundown Job," Hardison gives an SOS signal as "long-long-long short-short-short.short-short-short" - which in actual Morse code would read "OS." Not only does SOS start While an argument could be made that since the signal is looped and he was in a rush, Hardison entered two characters instead of three as a quick-and-dirty shortcut which while not technically correct would still get the job done, but there's no excuse for starting with the long signals ("O") instead of the short signals, not the long ones, but it's a set of three sequences of three; hence, the three letter "SOS."ones ("S").
11th Dec '16 1:44:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Nate has sociopathic tendencies in terms of the way he manipulates others. While Parker is seen as a HeroicComedicSociopath, Nate is a much darker version in that he genuinely doesn't care about the people he must manipulate to help others. While those people almost certainly deserve it, it is still interesting how little he cares about their fates. He also has a habit of risking himself and his team in ways that are almost unnecessary for the purpose of truly defeating his enemies. This is also seen in "The Boys Night Out Job" in which Nate is shown to literally have no friends outside of work; while his team is making fun of him over this fact, it is shown to in fact be true. Later in this episode he even has difficultly making small talk with a former client. Even Parker is capable of this with her friend Peggy.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Nate has sociopathic tendencies in terms of the way he manipulates others. While Parker is seen as a HeroicComedicSociopath, Nate is a much darker version in that he genuinely doesn't care about the people he must manipulate to help others. While those people almost certainly deserve it, it is still interesting how little he cares about their fates. He also has a habit of risking himself and his team in ways that are almost unnecessary for the purpose of truly defeating his enemies. This is also seen in "The Boys Night Out Job" in which Nate is shown to literally have no friends outside of work; while his team is making fun of him over this fact, it is shown to in fact be true. Later in this episode he even has difficultly making small talk with a former client. Even Parker is capable of this with her friend Peggy.
17th Nov '16 7:10:11 AM JoieDeCombat
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* OneSceneWonder: Clayne Crawford as Mr. Quinn in "The First David Job." Shows up out of nowhere looking like nothing in particular, turns out to be the first fighter in the series up to that point to actually give Eliot a serious challenge, and then disappears from the show. It's been noted that this is exactly how Eliot himself probably appears to your average {{Mook}}. He's eventually brought back for a second appearance in season 4's "The Last Dam Job."
7th Nov '16 7:45:01 AM JoieDeCombat
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* IronWoobie: It's not true all the time, but Eliot is this to the hilt in "The Big Bang Job" and "The San Lorenzo Job."

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* IronWoobie: It's not true all evident most of the time, but Eliot is this to the hilt in episodes like "The Big Bang Job" and "The San Lorenzo Job."Experimental Job" make it clear that Eliot is carrying around a lot of guilt, hurt, and self-hatred regarding his past.
7th Nov '16 7:32:28 AM JoieDeCombat
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: You didn't really think [[spoiler: Sophie was killed by Chaos's bomb]] in "The Two Live Crew Job," did you? Or again in "The San Lorenzo Job," right?
** Or that [[spoiler: Parker, Hardison, Eliot, and possibly Sophie actually would have died]] in 'The Long Goodbye Job?' That one is a little bit more convincing because it takes place in the series finale.
** That first one also got some people at the time, as [[spoiler:it was openly acknowledged that Gina Bellman's pregnancy would force her to leave the show for at least a while, and they were very secretive about how that would be accomplished.]]

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: You didn't really think [[spoiler: Sophie was killed by Chaos's bomb]] LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt:
** Several episodes attempt to make it look like a member of the crew has been killed, but considering that it's a fairly idealistic show about a team of ''con artists,'' most viewers can likely guess that [[spoiler:Eliot being shot to death]]
in "The Two Live Crew Beantown Bailout Job," did you? Or again or [[spoiler:Sophie being gunned down shielding Vittori]] in "The San Lorenzo Job," right?
** Or that [[spoiler: Parker, Hardison, Eliot, and possibly Sophie actually would have died]] in 'The Long Goodbye Job?' That one
is a little bit more convincing because it takes place in all just part of the series finale.con.
** That first one also got some There are two instances which did get people at the time, as [[spoiler:it time. [[spoiler:Sophie]] apparently being killed by [[spoiler:Chaos's bomb]] in "The Two Live Crew Job" occurred at a time when it was openly acknowledged that Gina [[spoiler:Gina Bellman's pregnancy would force her to leave the show for at least a while, while]], and they were very secretive about how that would be accomplished.]]accomplished, leaving the character's ultimate fate in doubt. And all bets are off in "The Long Goodbye Job," given that it's the final episode of the series.



* MagnificentBastard: Jim Sterling, Nate's NotSoDifferent EvilCounterpart and insurance investigator turned Interpol officer, played by none other than the extremely smirk-ey MarkSheppard. The universal rule of Sterling's appearances on the show is that Sterling never loses, meaning he's immune to VillainDecay. The only way the gang can win when Sterling shows up is to make sure that he wins, too.

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* MagnificentBastard: Jim Sterling, Nate's NotSoDifferent EvilCounterpart and insurance investigator turned Interpol officer, played by none other than the extremely smirk-ey MarkSheppard.Creator/MarkSheppard. The universal rule of Sterling's appearances on the show is that Sterling never loses, meaning he's immune to VillainDecay. The only way the gang can win when Sterling shows up is to make sure that he wins, too.
7th Nov '16 7:16:47 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Throughout the first few seasons, Eliot makes several throwaway comments about himself that are played for laughs, like his "I actually hurt people, so..." when the others protest that their crimes never hurt anyone in "The Homecoming Job," or telling Hardison "I'm a bad guy," during their conversation about how every bad guy seems to know at least one stripper in "The 12-Step Job." Then came "The Big Bang Job" and the subsequent revelations about just how dark some of Eliot's past really is. Those offhand comments become rather less funny once you know that Eliot really ''means'' them.

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** Throughout the first few seasons, Eliot makes several throwaway comments about himself that are played for laughs, like his laughs - for instance, remarking "I actually hurt people, so..." people," when the others protest that their crimes never hurt anyone in "The Homecoming Job," or telling Hardison "I'm a bad guy," during their conversation about how every bad guy seems to know at least one stripper in "The 12-Step Job." Then came "The Big Bang Job" and the subsequent revelations about just how dark some of Eliot's past really is. Those offhand comments become rather less funny once you know that Eliot really ''means'' them.
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