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"I think I've deduced that you are a group of thieves who help people...let me be your inside man."
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Leverage: Redemption is American action crime drama streaming television series, a revival and continuation of TNT's Leverage. The second IMDb TV original series, the first season began on July 8th, 2021note  with 8 episodes, with an additional 8 set to air on October 8th of the same year.

Years ago, the rich and powerful took what they wanted until a band of the best thieves in the world came together to steal it back. Years later the three remaining members of Team Leverage are still hard at work righting wrongs, but times have been tough.

The rich and powerful are still finding ways to make money off of those beneath them, and now are finding new ways to do it. With help of an old friend and some new ones, these modern-day Robin Hoods will do what they do best: find those being crushed under the weight of corruption and greed, and provide them with some Leverage.

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Returning as regulars are Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux, Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer, and Beth Riesgraf as Parker. Aldis Hodge, meanwhile, is reprising his role as Alec Hardison on a recurring basis. Rounding out the crew is Noah Wyle as Harry Wilson, a lawyer who after spending a career helping the rich stay rich realizes he's on the wrong side of the law and joins the crew in search of redemption, as well as Aleyse Shannon as Breanna Casey, Hardison's foster sister, a Gadgeteer Genius and "Maker".

The first teaser for the series can be watched here with the full trailer released a few weeks later. Another teaser was released for the second half of the season a month ahead of its premier date.


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"Let's go steal some tropes":

  • Aborted Arc: The fifth season had Sophie discover her calling in directing and teaching acting and Parker trying to expand in interests outside of thieving. Neither case get referenced in the new series though Parker is apparently seeing a therapist.
  • All According to Plan: Just like the original, if it looks like everything is going wrong and the scam is ruined...that's exactly what the team wants the mark to think.
  • Amoral Attorney: Harry Wilson, prior to joining the Leverage crew. He made a point of being on nobody's side, protecting the rich and powerful while staying fine with his conscience by getting those affected payouts.
  • Asshole Victim: Naturally.
    • Fletcher Maxwell, from the two-part introductory episode "The Too Many Rembrandts Job" and "The Panamanian Monkey Job", sold a very addictive pain medication (specifically to Returning War Vets) despite numerous warnings. When he's caught, all he cares about is his reputation as an art patron (not as a businessman); rather than fairly compensate his victims, he tries to "grind them down" through pointless litigation.
    • "The Rollin' On the River Job": The owner of a riverboat casino forces out almost an entire neighborhood just so he can buy up the land cheap and expand his operations into a gambling empire, while also using his operations to launder money for the Russian Mob.
    • "The Card Game Job" deals with the owner of a Big Pharma company who raises the price of the life-saving treatment for a rare disease, not caring that the majority of its sufferers are children. On top of that, the end of the episode reveals that he's been accepting government funding to find a cure for said disease when he already has one and has kept it a secret simply because treating the disease is more profitable than the cure.
  • The Atoner: Harry Wilson is this, after spending years as a high-priced lawyer helping the rich and powerful keep their ill-gotten gains.
  • Audience Surrogate: The Leverage team can be broke down into three groups of these with the original members representing long-time fans who know the Continuity Nods and feel the absence of Nate not being part of the show. Harry represents someone completely new to the series and reacts appropriately such as confusion to the team's "Let's go steal a..." catchphrase. Breanna is the third group who are those in the in-between: someone who knows all about the team, but from being told rather than experiencing events of the original series.
  • The Big Easy: New Orleans is where the crew set up shop this time around, marking their fourth major office in the series' runtime.note 
  • The Bus Came Back: The original series ended with Sophie retiring with Nate from crime to settle down with Redemption seeing the crew recruit her years later. Subverted for Nate, who died exactly a year before the beginning of this show.
  • Bus Crash: Nate died in the intervening years between the original series and this one, with the first episode taking place on the anniversary of when it happened.
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: When questioned about it by a former associate, Harry laughs at the idea that he's given up a life of being a high-priced attorney fixer for the rich and powerful to become a Classy Cat-Burglar. The building's receptionist notes that it sounds cool, to which Harry agrees.
  • Butt-Monkey: Harry, in spades. In the first episode alone, he screws up his own theft, gets knocked out by Eliot, and gets brought back to Sophie's house where the team constantly talks about conking him over the head while he's in the exact same room as them.
  • Caper Crew: Naturally Team Leverage, a Just Like Robin Hood team who use their not-inconsiderable skills to get justice for those used and abused by the rich and powerful. Along with The Hacker (Hardison), The Thief (Parker), The Hitter (Eliot), and The Grifter (Sophie), the team sees the new addition of Breanna Casey and Harry Wilson.
    • Breanna is referred to as the Maker, and notes that she's more a physical tech-girl compared to Hardison, whose skills are mainly hacking and computer code.
    • Harry sells himself to the team as The Inside Man using his former profession as a lawyer for the rich to help the crew infiltrate their inner circles.
  • Call-Back: Plenty of them.
    • In the final episode of the original series, the remaining members of the team are considering expanding their operations to become "Leverage International". The revival series confirms they did just that and now have 12 active teams across the globe.
    • When the team reunites in "The Too Many Rembrandts Job", we see an aerial shot of them standing in a circle before walking off, as in "The Nigerian Job", "The Second David Job", and "The Long Goodbye Job" in the original series.
    • When deciding Sophie to the museum to rob, Parker mentions it just installed a new Glenn-Reider system, a common security system the team encountered.note 
    • Parker's nametag at the auction in "The Too Many Rembrandts Job" says "Alice White", a recurring alias of hers from the original series.
    • At the end of "The Too Many Rembrandts Job", Eliot admits they might need a plan M, which Hardison angrily vetoes, because Hardison dies in plan M.
    • When Hardison and Parker argue that Breanna is too out of her depth being on the field, Sophie counters them by pointing out neither of them started out very well when put on the spot for the first time in a con, specifically bringing up Parker's issues with the Serbian mob in "The Stork Job" and Hardison's master thief persona in "The Ice Man Job."
    • Sophie uses both "Katherine Clive" and "Charlotte Prentiss" as aliases.
    • "Fake Nate" in "The Mastermind Job" recites the original series' opening monologue nearly word-for-word in his interview, and references many of the team's old cases.
    • All the old Catch Phrases are back ("Dammit, Hardison!", "It's a very distinctive [X]", "Age of the geek!"), although Sophie's teammates have to goad her into reviving Nate's "Let's go steal [X]".
    • When Maxwell is arrested, the new team does its first gloat as he's taken away. Harry, who wasn't sold on the idea, admits it's pretty cathartic.
    • While breaking into the office of Harry's old boss, Parker is quite visibly upset by the horse painting in his office, showing she still hasn't fully gotten over her fear of horses first introduced in "The Two Horse Job".
  • Character Name Alias: In "The Panamanian Monkey Job", Sophie and Hardison introduce themselves as Jo Grant and Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. Breanna later uses Billie Potts. In "The Double-Edged Sword Job", Eliot is given the alias Emmett Milbarge.
  • Continuity Nod: The crew recruits Sophie for a job with her stating she's retired much like how they, led by Nate, did so in the first episode of the original series.
  • The Corrupter: Humorously, Hardison, Eliot, and especially Parker are this to Sophie when they reunite, wanting her to come back to the team despite being retired for years.
  • Didn't Think This Through: "Fake Nate" from "The Mastermind Job". Using bits and pieces of stories that he learned from Nate and from his years following the team for IYS, he writes a memoir about the team's exploits with himself as the Mastermind. Ignoring the fact he's endangering both the team and their clients, he's basically admitting to hundreds of crimes, making him a target for both those the team took down and criminals who'd want to use his supposed skills.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As in the original series, the downfall of so many marks is that they can't understand why a pack of people they've never met are going after them for their misdeeds to help the people their actions hurt. Sophie lampshades it, telling Breanna that "people who are greedy and use people, they have a blind spot: They can't imagine anyone who's not like them."
  • Five-Man Band: Slightly tweaked now to represent the new lineup of the team.
    • The Leader: Sophie. While originally Nate's second-in-command, she now takes the reins as the person responsible for thinking up plans and taking the lead with meeting new clients.
    • The Lancer: Harry. Despite being new to the job, he adjusts well enough to being Sophie's second, and his legal background gives him a stronger front to look into their targets' backgrounds better than anyone else.
    • The Big Guy: Eliot, unsurprisingly.
    • The Smart Guy: Hardison, although his departure causes Breanna to fill in this role instead.
    • The Chick: Parker, albeit one that's a lot more experienced than who she was initially.
    • Parker and Harry can also swap roles as The Lancer / The Chick. Parker has far more technical experience with cons and hands-on thievery, so she's an efficient back-up to Sophie, while Harry can be put off balance by these more blatantly illegal aspects (see his failure with the first painting in episode one). Parker is also far more physically skilled despite her stature.
  • The Fixer: Harry Wilson's main job before his Heel Realization. He joins the team as their "inside man" to help them take down his former clients.
  • Flanderization: An in-universe example occurs in "The Mastermind Job"; in Fake Nate's book, Eliot is described purely as the team's muscle and nothing else, much to Eliot's frustration.
  • Foil:
    • Breanna is one to Tara Cole from the original series. Both of them were brought onto the team as a replacement for one of the others when they departed for their own reasons, both initially struggled to gel with the rest of the team, and both were heading down a path towards being just another criminal before joining Leverage. But Tara was an experienced grifter whose struggle for rapport stemmed from an unfamiliarity with how Leverage operates and her status as a Consummate Professional, whereas Breanna is an admittedly skilled but still inexperienced hacker and Gadgeteer Genius whose issue is that she's trying to fill her brother Hardison's shoes and impress her idol Parker at the same time.
    • Harry Wilson to Nate Ford. Nate was the Mastermind and leader of the group while Harry is new to the group. Both men are driven to help people but while Nate was fueled partly by a need for vengeance as well as justice, Harry is legitimately The Atoner. This is actually related to the key difference: both men are fathers but while Nate's son died before the series, Harry's daughter is very much alive based off of his comments.
    • Both Harry and Breanna, as the "kids" of the team, serve as this to Parker, Hardison, and Eliot, who filled that role when the the more experienced Nate and Sophie were in charge. Their reasons for joining are also different. Besides Harry's motivation, as mentioned above, Breanna tells Harry right off the bat that the reason she wants to join is because "the world sucks" and she wants to "make it suck less." Contrast the trio in the original series, who initially joined for money/revenge and then learned that Good Feels Good.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • During his rant at his boss, Harry mentions a client who cut corners that caused a building collapse and killed his construction crew. Said client ends up becoming the mark for "The Tower Job".
    • In "The Mastermind Job," Fake Nate claims the events of "The Rashomon Job" (namely, rescuing the Dagger of Aqu'abi) as his own in a flashback. That episode ended with the revelation that the dagger was fake; similarly, the Zafir Scarab is revealed as a phony at the end of this episode.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Downplayed. The first eight episodes of season 1 released a day early, announced by a post from the official Twitter account asking where Hardison was.
  • From Bad to Worse: According to Eliot, things have gotten worse over the years for the innocent: the rich and powerful are still exploiting them, and are now finding new creative ways to work within the system.
  • The Ghost: Nate Ford gets this to the point of literally being a ghost having died before the series began, being mentioned every episode and his absence is felt. There's also Harry's unnamed daughter, whom he mentions repeatedly but hasn't been seen yet.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: As much as the series delves into the opposite trope, "The Paranormal Hacktivity Job" shows the reverse is also true: honest, good people have a hard time believing someone would take advantage of and hurt others for simple greed. The client of the episode actually finds it easier to believe that she's being haunted by her grandmother's ghost than two men are Gaslighting her as part of a real estate scam.
  • Halloween Episode: "The Paranormal Hacktivity Job" takes place during the leadup to Halloween, and the case of the week is a woman being made to believe her apartment is haunted.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: While Fake Nate from "The Mastermind Job" isn't able to hold a candle to Nate Ford's ability to plan heists, he does have the ability to recite bureaucratic regulation in such excruciating detail that anyone listing to it will fall asleep. This is proves incredibly useful to the team and at the end of the episode lands him a position helping out the sub-teams mentioned in the first episode.
  • Heel Realization: Somewhat like the Team in the original series, Harry Wilson joins the team when an incident causes him to realizes he's been helping the wrong people all these years. Similarly, Breanna's own is similar to her brother Hardison's: a career criminal hacker who got direction when she joined Leverage.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Dennis, Eliot's coworker from "The Rollin' on the River Job", is a gullible security guard with dreams of action movie heroism, but he has a good heart and also makes a damn fine carrot cake.
    • In order to slow down the mark in "The Double-Edged Sword Job", a programmer and former game designer, Harry pretends to be a fan of one of his games, Dozer Duels, and asks for help with a level he's stuck on. At the end of the episode, Breanna points out the stuff he was referencing got patched out of Dozer Duels a long time ago, and realizes Harry really is a fan of the game.
    • "The Double-Edged Sword Job" reveals that in the time gap between two series, Parker and Eliot have learned Klingon. Parker (presumably) because she was dating Hardison, and Eliot because Hardison bet him that he couldn't. Breanna isn't fully sure if Hardison really "lost" that bet.
  • How We Got Here: The first episode has a brief rundown of Harry's current predicament before flashing back to "three days earlier" and then "six months earlier".
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Fake Nate from "The Mastermind Job" is revealed to be this. In the past, he was a forensic accountant for IYS and idolized Nate, who in turn promised him and his fellow accountants that everyone has their own little "superpower" and that they would find their own someday. But Nate left IYS before Milton discovered his, so he just resorted to copying Nate due to his incredibly boring personality.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: In "The Double-Edged Sword Job", Breanna reveals the guy Eliot bumped into earlier in the episode was their mark, then pulls up a series of photos and asks him to pick out the guys' face. Eliot starts to say that he only saw him for a few seconds, only to then cut himself off by saying, "It's the third guy on the left, bottom row."
  • Killed Off for Real: In the years since his and Sophie's retirement, Nate died of heart failure with the first episode taking place on the anniversary.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The first two episodes make light of this show acting as the original Leverage Team's "reunion tour".
  • The Mentor: Sophie and Parker act as this for Breanna who is new to both the team and their methods.
    • Played for Laughs when it's revealed that Parker was this to her when Breanna was a kid and apparently is this to any kids she meets.
    Parker: I teach every kid I meet how to do crime. Crime is fun!
  • Mission Control: Hardison is in charge of coordinating all the different crews around the world. Hardison eventually leaves the team in order to run various charities and resistance movements around the world.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: You can see some pretty good examples on Harry's face during the flashbacks where he realizes exactly how ruthless and amoral Maxwell actually is - and that he's handed Maxwell everything he needs to silence his victims permanently.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Breanna and (especially) Harry, who has to get used to the original members' catchphrases, in-jokes and rituals. Ultimately, they fulfill a similar role to who Hardison, Eliot and Parker used to be: relatively new to being a part of a team and inexperienced to their roles, but over time grow into them to become equals to the rest of the crew.
  • Nerds Speak Klingon: Parker says a proverb in Klingon, which Eliot translates.
    Parker: It's like the Klingon metaphor goes: [speaks a Klingon phrase]
    Eliot: "Even a fool buys stone for his house." [Breanna looks at him; he rushes out an explanation] Hardison bet me that I couldn't learn the language. He lost.
    Breanna: Did he?
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • In addition to the examples listed under Ripped from the Headlines below, there are a couple references to real-life people:
    • COM4R4T from "The Panamanian Monkey Job" is a clear reference to Deadmau5, the real-world rodent-themed DJ.
    • Christina Killian Santoro from "The Paranormal Hacktivity Job", a young, progressive politician from an Eastern seaboard state with a strong fandom among left-leaning youth, calls to mind New York State representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC).
  • No Hero to His Valet: Inverted. While the team respects Nate, they remember him as filled with rage and condescension, with a habit of talking to people slowly like they're stupid and making pep talks that made people cry. Milton, on the other hand, remembers him as supportive, kind, and the only field agent that ever saw the forensic accountants as people.
  • Non-Action Guy: In contrast to Eliot, Parker, and even Sophie on occasion, neither Breanna nor Harry do very much fighting. Justified; Harry's just an ex-lawyer who probably doesn't even know some basic self-defense techniques while Breanna's young with a non-physical specialty and doesn't have the physical capabilities to do any real damage even when she does try.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • The series freely acknowledges the long time gap between the two series with countless references to jobs we didn't see; for instance, one involving a child therapist with a case involving abused kids who pays them back with free sessions for Parker.
    • At the end of "The Double-Edged Sword Job", Breanna presents a full list of all the crimes she's wanted for. The only one we get any real details of was the one involving Breanna stealing three thousand gallons of maple syrup.
  • The Nose Knows: As soon as she opens up a vault door in one episode, Parker smells the lasers. Apparently it's an ozone-cinnamony scent.
  • Nostalgia Filter: A meta version. Harry says the bad guys aren't cheating anymore, they've rewritten the rules. Many of the Villain Of The Weeks of the original series were technically not doing anything illegal. The original characters repeatedly say that the world has gotten worse, Breanna lists all the disasters that happened in her lifetime and says that the "worse world is the only one she's ever known". Apparently the characters remember (and expect the audience to remember with them) a time when terrorism, bigotry, greed, inequality, and corruption weren't major problems.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: This was Harry's approach to his role as a lawyer for rich criminals. He would help his clients avoid responsibility by offering the victims settlements that would allow them to move on with their lives. It would not be justice but would fix some of the damage and Harry could live with himself. Then he starts working for Marshall, who rejects the pragmatic approach and simply decides to use his money to grind the victims down even more, causing Harry to snap.
  • Present Absence: Nate passed away prior to the first episode and Hardison goes off on his own adventures at the end of the second episode. Their absences are felt throughout the entire show, with the two being referenced at least Once an Episode.
  • Put on a Bus: Hardison leaves the team to attend to Leverage International's operations around the world. As such, Breanna takes over his role as Leverage's resident tech person.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: As with the original series, many cases are inspired by real world events, and likely wouldn't be believable if they didn't actually happen.
    • "The Too Many Rembrants Job" is based on the Sackler family, who founded and control Purdue Pharma, and were sued for their involvement with the American opioid crisis after covering up how addictive Oxycontin could be. Multiple museum galleries had their names attached, notably in the Guggenheim.
    • "The Card Game Job" is inspired by Martin Shkreli. Shkreli was a hedge fund manager who bought out a pharma company and raised the cost of an antiparasitic drug used by HIV+ and AIDS patients (that only they had the rights to manufacture) by a factor of 56, and was later convicted of securities fraud. He also purchased the sole rights to listen to a Wu-Tang Clan album; even this is alluded to in the episode, as one of the Plot Points is the Shrkeli expy's possession of the only copy of a valuable pop-cultural artifact.
    • "The Double-Edged Sword Job" is inspired by Clearview AI, an incredibly secretive facial recognition company that scrapes social media for photos to improve its software without the knowledge or consent of the posters or the hosting websites. The team poses as social consultants, something Mark Zuckerberg actually hired to come across as more likable during his testimony in front of Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: The villains of "The Paranormal Hacktivity Job" use this as their MO to buy houses for cheap and sell them at a profit. Then it turns out they're also obtaining the houses so an assassin can use them as a base.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: As Harry puts it, the rich and powerful no longer just cheat the system, they've rewritten the rules so it doesn't even count as "cheating".
  • Shout-Out:
    • Hardison refers to the team's re-recruitment of Sophie as "Getting the gang back together, like Star Trek," while giving Mariner's backwards Vulcan salutes. Eliot joins in by referencing the Star Trek Movie Curse:
      Eliot: Even numbers only, baby... I can't believe I know that.
    • Hardison introduces himself as "Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart".
    • Sophie's alias in "The Paranormal Hacktivity Job" is "Estella Havisham". The episode title is a play on Paranormal Activity.
    • "The Card Game Job" has its creator loosely based on Richard Garfield, with a hilarious reference to George RR Martin in the middle of the episode. There's also a moment when Breanna is playing said card game with the Villain of the Week, and he throws down a Blue-Eyed Dragon. Extra points for him also being a ruthless CEO who only cares about winning and a penchant for a mystical card game.
    • According to Parker in the first episode, Hardison says they are living in the darkest timeline.
    • We retroactively learn the name of Nate and Sophie's go-to characterization for cons (loudly arguing husband/wife team to distract the mark from anything else going on) - "The Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?."
  • Society Marches On:
    • In-Universe, as one of the main problems that Leverage International faces is that the rich and powerful no longer break laws but work within them even when everyone knows they're guilty. This also reflects in how the team complete their objectives: rather than the end goal of the target going to jail, this is only a bonus. The team instead works to undermine and destroy their reputations along with access to their resources making it possible for the authorities to bring them down.
    • Also In-Universe, when Parker tries to emphasize to Breanna how much worse things have become, Breanna points out that due to her age, she doesn't remember a time when things weren't this bad.
  • The Sociopath: The mark from "The Card Game Job" is a textbook example. Carries himself with an unbearably smug aura? Check. Desperate hunger to be the best at anything he's a part of but an utter disinterest in putting in any work on his part? Check. Blatant inability to give a damn about anyone whether they're his own employees or children at risk of death because they can't afford the medicine he owns? Check.
  • Spanner in the Works: Just as in the original, no matter how well the team plans, there's always an unexpected wrinkle that throws things off. Without Nate, they don't have the Xanatos Speed Chess skills to handle as well.
    • "The Tower Job" sees the whole thing nearly ruined when one of the marks walks right into the room the team was using as a base as she was hoping for a hookup with her assistant.
    • "The Card Game Job" gets more complicated when the reclusive CEO who hasn't been seen in years suddenly appears after receiving word someone wants to buy his company and he's become disillusioned with the business.
  • Sonic Stunner: One of Breanna's inventions is a "subsonic projector" which can give a target vertigo by interfering with the ear's inner fluid.
  • Squee!:
    • Parker just about has a heart attack at the end of "The Too Many Rembrandts Job" when the team comes up with the plan of breaking into eight different museums and replacing the mark's donated artworks with obvious forgeries.
      Parker: SO! MANY! VENTS!!
    • Breanna has a moment like this in "The Tower Job" when she realizes she's witnessing an Eliot Spencer smackdown for real.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Harry is introduced trying to steal his client's painting as retribution; despite what seems to be a clever plan he's not an experienced thief and thus makes an easy mistake.
    • Hardison created a program that wipes any trace of the team from the Internet and then gives them perfect cover identities. Elliot's cover is blown because a security consultant saw a picture of his from his mercenary days and remembered his face. As good as he is, Hardison cannot hack people's memories.
    • Nate never fully kicked his alcoholism (only managed it) and spent years holding onto his anger until he retired. Stress and drinking over a long period of time is never good for one's health. This plus his age and its really not surprising to learn that in the intervening years Nate has died.
    • Harry worked for a law firm of Amoral Attorneys who cover their bases: even though the accusation was made by a man who has been accused of fraud, the firm fires Harry and his boss immediately confiscates all of his client files.
    • During a fight, Breanna attempts to help by smacking Eliot's opponent in the back of the head with a wooden pole. Of course, with her being a young hacker with the physical prowess that implies, the pole just bounces off the guys' back without so much as a crack, only serving to make her a target..
  • Take That!: Two of the biggest Asshole Victims in the show are the corrupt owners of pharmaceutical companies. Fletcher Maxwell (from "The Too Many Rembrandts Job" and "The Panamanian Monkey Job") sells an opioid that he knows is addictive. Jim Cordozar (from "The Card Game Job") raises the price of a life-saving treatment for a rare disease and then keeps the cure a secret simply to make more profits. It's played straight twice: Maxwell is easily framed for insurance fraud and art forgery because everyone thinks he's not above it, while Cordozar both has the cure lost to all his competitors (since he didn't patent it) and is facing jail time for accepting funds to research a cure he already had.
  • Technology Marches On: Played for Laughs In-Universe. Breanna finds Hardison's hacker skills as a hacker a bit too dated and finds her Gadgeteer Genius skills as a "maker" are more relevant.
    • Subverted in the show proper, where she basically serves as a Suspiciously Similar Substitute in skills to Hardison, though not in narrative, where she and Harry essentially serve as "The Kids".
    • Hardison previously needed an entire van (Lucille and, later, Lucille 2.0) to house the team's field equipment. Since the original team parted ways, computer technology has advanced to the point that Hardison was able to turn every one of Elliot's food trucks into a "Lucille" (thanks to a hideaway compartment in the back), allowing the team to work internationally.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: In-Universe. In "The Tower Job", Breanna creates an abstract painting supposedly depicting Eliot.
    Sophie: You really captured Eliot's soul, his inner conflicts laid bare.
    Eliot: WHERE?!
  • Two Girls to a Team: Originally played straight and the inverted. The first two episodes have the show's original cast with Harry in place of Nate. After Hardison takes a leave of absence, his foster sister Breanna takes his place and the team is comprised of three females and two males.
  • Un-person: Hardison has written an algorithm capable of erasing all photos and evidence of a person from the Internet. The team uses this to protect their identities and The Double-Edge Sword Job reveals it allows them to run their own version of Witness Security. The same episode has the team deal with a tech-genius who created an algorithm that can find people in photographs that are so blurry that Hardison's program can't recognize them and so doesn't delete them.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: As with the original series, it turns out much of the team's plans were kept hidden until the con is finished. Notably, Harry more than once thinks the con is ruined until the team reveals the real con's backup plan is in place.
  • Villain Protagonist: In "The Tower Job", Sophie explicitly tells Breanna that they are not heroes. They're villains who focus on worse villains.
    Breanna: Hey, look. We're gonna mess this guy up pretty hard. Are we the bad guys here?
    Sophie: Oh, yeah. Never forget that, Breanna. We're not heroes. We're just necessary.
  • Worse with Context:
    • When Parker confides in Sophie that she hasn't stabbed somebody in almost a month, Sophie correctly points out that isn't a very long time. Parker then responds, "It is when you're not the one doing the stabbing."
    • While hacking the casino in "The Rollin' on the River Job", 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.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Parker's reaction when entering a vault with lasers in it is to exasperatedly ask who uses lasers as a security measure anymore.

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