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Recap / Leverage: Redemption S 1 E 3 "The Rollin' on the River Job"

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The Leverage team takes on a greedy riverboat casino owner, before he can bulldoze the homes of longtime New Orleans natives for his planned expansion.

Tropes stolen in this job:

  • Hidden Depths: Dennis is a naive and gullible security guard with dreams of action movie heroism, but he has a good heart and also makes a damn fine carrot cake.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Parker's cover identity is a southern belle named Belle.
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  • Hypocrite: Chaudry complains that the rich and powerful stole his parents' life, even while he is trying to do the same to an entire neighborhood of people.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Chaudry, who hates the fact that he receives no respect from the older, more established local players.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The team is not happy when Breanna tries to steal the largest pearl from the casino, getting caught by security in the process.
  • Worse with Context: While hacking the casino, Breanna assures Parker she has things under control.
    Breanna: I read the manual.note  (Beat) I skimmed volumes one to three.
    Parker: There's fifteen volumes.

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