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Recap / Leverage: Redemption S 1 E 12 "The Golf Job"

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An old friend visits, sparking a self-doubting Harry to uncover an unlikely client on the links at his exclusive golf club.

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  • Beyond the Impossible: Breanna is away this episode, apparently learning to code in Malbolge, an esoteric programming language designed specifically to be ridiculously difficult to code in. It required two years and the aid of software written specifically for that purpose to build the first Malbolge program.
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  • Big Fun: Hurley is back, and just as upbeat and energetic as ever.
  • Canon Welding: Hurley mentions the Korean team led by Lee Tae-joon, the main protagonist in the unrelated Korean remake of Leverage. He also tells Eliot that Roy, Eliot’s counterpart in the remake, says hi, and also that Roy named his dog after him. Roy in the remake did have a dog named Eliot, making the name a retroactive Shout-Out.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Sophie uses the name Carol Hathaway as an alias while posing as a nurse over the phone. Noah Wyle (Harry) had his Star-Making Role on that show.
  • The Glomp: Hurley does this to both Parker and Eliot when he arrives at HQ.
  • Groin Attack: Eliot takes down a Mook by shooting a golf ball into his crotch.
  • I Have Your Wife: Bao is afraid to defy Carl because Carl is basically holding Bao's mother hostage and could have her deported at any time.
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