History YMMV / Leverage

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.
6th Nov '16 5:01:49 PM 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.
1st Nov '16 7:58:18 AM JoieDeCombat
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** From "The Mile High Job," when Eliot has adopted the guise of an air marshal:

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** From "The Mile High Job," when Eliot has adopted the guise of an air marshal:marshal (to say nothing of how easily he did so in the first place simply by having a badge to flash around):
27th Oct '16 9:41:04 AM JoieDeCombat
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** To elaborate - [[spoiler:Eliot slides across a wet floor on his knees, ''dodging bullets'' despite the fact that he's moving slowly and in a straight line and there are like fifteen guys shooting right at him. Well, maybe dodging isn't the word - he simply ''leans backward'' as if he were in a limbo contest and everyone shooting is polite enough to aim right above where his body is. And evidently Eliot can see bullets as they move through the air. There's literally no plausible explanation for this ''but'' Eliot being [[Film/TheMatrix the One]].]]

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** To elaborate - [[spoiler:Eliot slides on his knees across a wet floor on his knees, coated in industrial lubricant, ''dodging bullets'' despite the fact that he's moving relatively slowly and in a straight line and there are through crossfire from like fifteen guys shooting right at who are all trying to kill him. Well, maybe dodging isn't the word - he simply ''leans backward'' as if he were in a limbo contest and everyone shooting is polite enough to aim right above where his body is. And evidently Eliot can see bullets as they move through the air. There's literally no plausible explanation for this ''but'' Eliot being [[Film/TheMatrix the One]].]]
27th Oct '16 9:37:49 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Eliot singing country in "The Studio Job."

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** Eliot singing country in "The Studio Job."" Christian Kane co-wrote the song "Thinking of You" and released it on his album ''The House Rules.''
29th Sep '16 6:35:32 AM isoycrazy
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** Hoffman from "The Double Blind Job" develops a "drug" exactly identical to the [=HT1=] virus.

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** %%** Hoffman from "The Double Blind Job" develops a "drug" exactly identical to is the [=HT1=] virus.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.'"
25th Sep '16 8:14:07 AM MarkLungo
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** "The Mile-High Job" (set largely on a plane) occurs the week after a plane made [Film/{{Sully}} a (safe) water landing on the Hudson]]. Parker, as a stewardess, even makes a joke about a water landing being likely to kill everyone. Funny thing is, the episode was long finished by the time of the accident, and it's entirely within Parker's character to make such a joke. Creator/JohnRogers, commenting on his blog, says: "We of course didn't write a water landing, because at that point, every water landing had fatalities. Didn't bank on a miracle."

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** "The Mile-High Job" (set largely on a plane) occurs the week after a plane made [Film/{{Sully}} [[Film/{{Sully}} a (safe) water landing on the Hudson]]. Parker, as a stewardess, even makes a joke about a water landing being likely to kill everyone. Funny thing is, the episode was long finished by the time of the accident, and it's entirely within Parker's character to make such a joke. Creator/JohnRogers, commenting on his blog, says: "We of course didn't write a water landing, because at that point, every water landing had fatalities. Didn't bank on a miracle."
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