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Recap: Leverage S 02 E 03 The Order 23 Job
"Did you just give a guy a nosebleed with the power of your mind?"

Eddie Maranjian is sentenced to 18 months in prison, taken into custody by the U.S. Marshall Service, and plans are in motion to send him to Fort Walton- much to everyone's displeasure. He conned his victims using a Ponzi scheme, shows no remorse and, seems very happy about the verdict, which is partially due to the fact that the money was never recovered and there was no proof.

One of the victims, Ronald, was so pissed that he is about to shoot Eddie when Nate stops him. Before Nate leads Ronald out of the court room, Ronald punches Eddie in the face. It turns out that the crew was supposed to find the missing $400,000 that suddenly disappeared before the trial, to pay back every victim that Eddie conned (including Ronald), who seeks redemption for the fact that his sister also got conned by Eddie, and ended up dying.

The team finds out that Eddie is going to live in luxury in Fort Walton Beach prison and that his flight leaves in an hour. As the crew tries to figure out how to stop him, Nate notices the bottle of antibacterial hand sanitizer that Eddie left behind and figures out a way to stop him with what Eddie fears more than death. Outside, while Parker is sneaking inside the duct-work to plant a liquid (later revealed to be rohypnol/roofies) into his bottle, Eddie talks to the Marshall Bob and Charlie about his "life lessons" in regards to hedge funds.

Distracted, Parker manages to plant it as Eddie drinks it. The roofies kick in as Eddie collapses on the floor. Nate, disguised as a doctor, comes to check on him as Eddie wakes up, and claims that the collapse was due to head trauma caused by Ronald. Nate insists that he needs to be transferred to the nearest hospital for an MRI before he can say he's clear to fly.

In the hospital, Parker dressed as a nurse, sprays something on a wheelchair, while Eddie waits for his handcuffs to be removed for the MRI test. Parker takes Eddie to the MRI room, only for Nate, while checking on him, to notice rashes on Eddie's hand and asks Parker to send him to the 8th floor. Meanwhile, Eliot and Hardison's tasks is to distract the Marshals as long as possible as police officers from Belbridge P.D.

Eddie is in a patients room with Sophie, who's pretending to be sick. A special report on TV announces something about an "Order 23". Nate's plan is to use neurolinguistic programming on Eddie to 'sell' him fear, and push him over the edge. Their plan has to be pushed forward when the Marshal's realize that Eddie's missing due to new patients being sent to the MRI. Hardison and Eliot manages to stall them by asking them to not call for backup yet as Eddie might be in the building, and they ask them to check the security cameras. On the eighth floor, Sophie fakes her death to scare Eddie. As Sophie is pulled away Eddie panics, demanding to know what's going on.

On his way down back to the Marshalls, Eliot notices Trent and his son, Randy, are in the ward to treat Randy for a "skateboard accident". Eliot switches off his earbud and confronts Trent, knowing his bruises are not from an accident but from Trent abusing his son. Taking Trent's ID, Trent mocks Eliot, and claims that it's better for a kid to have a father that is strong, rather than not having one at all.

Meanwhile, Eddie is still frightened, and he's panicking and yelling for answers, even giving himself a nosebleed out of the blue, something that Parker and Sophie are amazed about. Just then they see a guard entering the floor, so Sophie stalls him by wearing a Hazmat suit and asking him to take a shower due to being expose to an antigen that can be repelled by water.

As Eliot heads back to the morgue with Charlie while Bob is looking around, Hardison checks their cars only to find out that Charlie isn't a Marshal but a hitman for an Armenian mob, as his car is a rental car and has deadly items to kill Eddie with. Hardison tries to warn Eliot only to realize Eliot has taken off his earbuds. Charlie, on the other hand, also realize that Hardison and Eliot are fakers before Eliot meets up with him and plans to kill Eliot. Luckily, Hardison hacks into the P.A. and gives a hint to Eliot that danger is near, and Eliot manages to take down Charlie and put him inside a vacant morgue table. As Eliot puts his earbud back in, he hears Hardison yelling at him for taking them out, before realizing the real Marshall is heading upstairs.

Back in the room, Nate pretends to fall sick in front of Eddie as Eddie freaks out. When Nate is placed on the bed, Parker cuffs him to the bed. Out of fear, Eddie tells her he's not sick and makes a deal with her to release him for $400,000. Parker reluctantly release Eddie as they make their escape. As they leave, Nate manages to free himself, and Eddie passes by the guard who's taking a shower. Bob enters the room that Eddie was in, and notices Eddie's tie. He then calls for help to track Eddie down. Before meeting back with the crew, Eliot talks to Randy and decides to help him if he can. In the basement, Parker tells him that they need to pass after the security camera and moves away while Eddie tasers her using the guard's weapon he stole, and leaves.

Eddie makes his escape and head backs to the courthouse, heading to the utility room where he hid his cash up in the vent. As he takes out the bag, he notices Parker and she punches him. Turns out they expected this as Parker was wearing a vest to protect herself. The crew confront him knowing this is the one place no one would look for since he's too confident, and they take his bag away. Eddie, laughs as he's going to report the Leverage group to the police for the crimes they committed since he's good at memorizing their looks, and confident that their sentence will be higher than his, then rushes out of the courtroom upon hearing police sirens.

Outside, the police come to arrest Eddie, but Eddie keeps telling them that he didn't do anything wrong. But one of the officers tells him that he assaulted a security guard (the guard assumes that Eddie tricked him), tasered the nurse (he was caught on camera tasering Parker), and escaped federal custody. Eddie protests but none of the cops listen to him, and drag him into the car. Nate explains to the crew that Eddie wouldn't have been arrested if he was the hostage of a jailbreak, but due to his actions and situation, no one would believe that was what actually happened.

Back at the hospital, Marshal Bob, Eliot, and Hardison are retrieving the fake Marshal when Hardison receives a call from the cops about Eddie being taking custody and having a mental breakdown about a plague or something. Once they find Charlie, he panics and is going to try to take out Hardison but is knocked out by Eliot. Bob is a bit put out that he got duped by a fake Marshal and let a prisoner escape, but Eliot lets him know that in his report, Eliot is letting Bob take the credit. Bob thanks him, and asks him if there's a way he can repay Eliot. Eliot gives him Trent's ID card, and that night Bob visits Trent's home, asking Randy to step outside to talk to him, and not to be afraid while Eliot watches them from afar.
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