The Radio Job

Season 4, Ep 17, Aired 1/8/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The team's nemesis, Latimer, hires Nate's father Jimmy to rip off a high-security government office, and Nate has to go up against his father while engineering a fake hostage stand-off to get his team out of the building. However, Nate soon realizes that an old enemy is using Latimer as a front man to get revenge on the Leverage team.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dean Devlin

  • Chris Downey

  • Paul Guyot

  • Timothy Hutton

    Nathan "Nate" Ford

  • Gina Bellman

    Sophie Devereaux

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • the radio job

    By thefanof, Jan 16, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sophie: (to Nate) This is a new low, even for you. We both know, you're cold, you're distant, you're emotionally unavailable, but you're always punctual.

    • Parker: Is there a time machine?
      Eliot: There is.
      Parker: Yeah.
      Eliot: Yeah, not so much a machine though, as probably a portal. You don't really sit down as much as...
      Parker: I am gonna go get that portal and I am going to go--I am going to take...

    • Sophie: Fine. Off to the U.S. Patent Office, then. Let's go steal a...
      Parker: Let's go steal a time machine.

    • Delacourt: In Homeland (Security) we're not paid to think. We're paid to act.

    Notes (4)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 15, 2012 on Super Channel 2
      UK: September 18, 2012 on FX
      Turkey: January 2, 2013 on CNBC-e

    • Tom Skerritt is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • Injoke: Thom Bray has a brief appearance as a Patent Office archiver. Bray played Murray "Boz" Bozinsky on Riptide, a NBC action-adventure series. Boz was his team's computer hack and resident geek, an early version of Hardison.

    • Injoke: When Jimmy travels back in time in Parker's flashback, the producer's use a minor variation of the Doctor Who theme music.

    Allusions (4)

    • Alec: It's like the game Operation, except I'm the tweezers.
      Referencing the Milton-Bradley board game (now manufactured by Hasbro) where players attempt to remove small plastic pieces from a picture of a patient, Cavity Sam, using a pair of metal tweezers. The edges of the holes are lined with metal, and grazing them with the metal tweezers sets off Cavity Sam's red light-bulb and a buzzer noise. The game has spawned numerous variants, including patients such as Buzz Lightyear, Iron Man, and a Dalek.

    • Hardison: Hello, and welcome to the Island of Misfit Inventions.
      Referencing the Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). Rudolph and his friends eventually find themselves on the Island of Misfit Toys, which is occupied by unloved toys which are defective or unwanted in some way. A sequel was made in 2001.

    • Eliot: Who am I? I'm just a fly in the ointment, pal.
      This and most of Eliot's other dialogue to Powell, as well as Nate's scheme to have Eliot pose as an off-duty cop stuck on the inside in a hostage situation, are taken directly from the movie Die Hard (1988), which starred Bruce Willis as John McClane, an off-duty New York cop trapped in a building when supposed terrorists take over. As of this episode's premiere, the movie spawned three sequels. Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) marked the screen premiere of a young Aldis Hodge (Hardison).

    • Hardison: That's a bow-tie. Bow-ties are cool.
      Referencing a line commonly attributes to the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in the British TV series Doctor Who. Since his last regeneration, the Doctor has worn bow-ties and insists that they are cool. He commonly uses the phrase to describe anything else he likes, such as fezzes.

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