Leverage

The 10 Li'l Grifters Job

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 7/3/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The Leverage team goes after a mark, except someone kills him before they can finish the con. To finish the case, they have to find the murderer and pull off the sting anyway.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Rogers

  • Gina Bellman

    Sophie Devereaux

  • Steven Flynn

    Ray Hammett

  • Christian Kane

    Eliot Spencer

  • Johanna Braddy

    Hayley Beck

  • Photos (2)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By thefanof, Jul 04, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Nate: Okay, okay, it's not what it looks like. Hammett: Looks like Morris Beck's been murdered. You're left holding the bag for it. Nate: Maybe it is what it looks like.

    • Parker: I've never been to a costume party. Sophie: Now that is just heartbreaking.

    • Beck: Only two kinds in the world, only two. Cattle... and the people who like a really good steak.

    • Parker: No safe. Just a giant pantry with a switch box and Beck's sweaty daughter in it. Next.

    • Hardison: Wait, wait, what the hell's going on down there? Nate killed somebody. Eliot: No, Nate didn't kill somebody. You didn't, did you? Nate: Of course not. Parker: You'd tell us, though, wouldn't you? Nate: Yes, Parker, I'd tell you if I'd murdered the mark. Parker: Umm.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: December 1, 2011 on Super Channel 2
      UK: June 5, 2012 on FX
      Turkey: September 19, 2012 on CNBC-e

    • Injoke: Judy says that she formerly worked for the law firm of "McGann, McCoy and Baker." As in previous episodes, the writers are referencing three (or four) of the actors who have played the Doctor on the British science fiction series Doctor Who: Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, and either/or Tom Baker and Colin Baker.

    • Injoke: Timothy Hutton's character, Nate, portrays Ellery Queen at the Murder Mystery Masquerade. Hutton's real-life father, Jim Hutton, played the title role in the 1975–76 television detective series Ellery Queen.

    Trivia (2)

    • Trivia: Among the identifiable "fictional detectives" seen at the party are Thomas Magnum of the TV series Magnum, P.I. (man in Hawaiian shirt) and Tony Baretta of the series Baretta (man with a stuffed cockatoo on his shoulder).

    • Trivia: Parker's very first heist was robbing Imelda Marcos.

    Allusions (8)

    • Title: "Ten Little Indians" is a children's rhyme that was the basis for Agatha Christie's mystery novel And Then There Were None, in which ten people are trapped on an island and killed off one by one. Various movies have been made based on Agatha Christie's book, usually with the title Ten Little Indians.

    • Potter: I'm, uh, Mannix. Referencing the CBS detective series Mannix (1967-1975), with Joe Mannix as a former soldier and mercenary, and current-day private eye. Considered the most violent show of its time, the series often featured Mannix being shot or beaten, although typically he gave as good as he got.

    • Case: Bucket. Inspector Bucket. Referencing Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House (serial published March 1852 to September 1853). Bucket is one of the first detectives in English fiction, and arguably the most famous. He is commissioned to find Lady Dedlock as part of the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case, only to discover that she has died of exposure, unaware that she has been cleared of the murder of which she was accused.

    • Eliot: Why'd you have to dress me up like Howdy Doody? Referencing the children's TV series (1947-1960) featuring a freckle-faced boy marionette dressed as a cowboy and his "owner," Buffalo Bob Smith. Other human characters on the show included Clarabelle the Clown, J. Corny Cobb, and Chief Thunderthud. The show also introduced the Peanut Gallery and the catch-phrase "Say kids, what time is it? It's Howdy Doody time!"

    • Hardison: Why in the world would I pick Encyclopedia Brown as my character? Referencing the classic children's mystery series by Donald J. Sobol. Each book contains several short stories ending with a mystery for the reader to solve along with Boy Detective Encyclopedia Brown and his partner Sally Kimball.

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