The Three Days of the Hunter Job

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 8/12/09
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  • Episode Description
  • The Leverage team get involved in fraudulent newscasts, when they try use fake government secrets to con newscaster Monica Hunter, who likes to demonize innocent people and then hide behind the network. The team uses the opportunity to get to know each others' roles by switching them.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Rogers

  • Chris Downey

  • Marc Roskin

  • Jessica Rieder

  • Timothy Hutton

    Nathan "Nate" Ford

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Above average episode.

    By thefanof, Aug 14, 2009

  • Hilarious! And nice to see "Aunt Zelda" too!

    By sramv9, Aug 13, 2009

  • A bus driver who served in the Gulf War is smeared on TV by Monica Hunter on her cable "news" show Hunt for the Truth. He's a bus driver and had an accident caused by mechanical failure. She slandered him and the team wants to save his reputation.

    By jyarter, Aug 13, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Sophie: I want to take the lead on this one. I want to do what you do. Nate: Yeah, listen, I know breakups can be very difficult, Sophie... Sophie: Whoa. That's not what this is about. Nate: I know that you have this need to be in control right now. Sophie: I don't have any such need. Nate: But you can't project that onto the con. Sophie: Excuse me? This coming from the man who spent an entire year drunk, working on his obsessive vengeance on every single dimwit in a suit who happened to cross our line of vision. Nate: You put some thought into that one, didn't you?

    • Parker: I got the pass. Easy. Sophie: Parker, remember this. You're not supposed to take it, you're supposed to get caught with it. Parker: I don't know how to get caught. Sophie: Yeah, I know it's difficult to steal badly. Just, just try.

    • Sophie: Now for the hard part. We need to steal a General. Nate: No, it's "Let's go steal a General!" You know, it's a rallying cry. Eliot: Yeah. Nate: "We need to steal a General." It's a little naggy, it's kind of "We need eggs," you know. "We need eggs." "We need eggs!", you know.

    • Monica: I lost to the Discovery and History Channels. Sharks and Nazis. Now, granted, sharks and Nazis are cable TV's heavy hitters, but that's no excuse.

    • Monica: Wait! Why are you dressed like a mailman? Hardison: Invisible, man. Mailman, nobody notices the mailman. He blends right in, just like a, a circus clown.

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: August 25, 2010 on Bravo
      Turkey: October 17, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: April 27, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: July 16, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    Allusions (4)

    • The episode title and theme allude to the movie 3 Days of the Condor (1975), starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, in which a CIA researcher discovers a government conspiracy.

    • Monica: Once I've got her sources, I'm kicking Strawberry Shortcake to the curb. Referencing the 1977 American Greetings mascot who went onto to become a popular fad in the 1980s, seeing appearances in posters, dolls, movies, video games, a TV show and annual specials. The young red-headed girl and her pet cat Custard were later updated in 2002 with an updated look.

    • Hardison: Do not adjust your sets. I control the horizontal, I control the vertical. Hardison is quoting part of the opening narration of the 1963 TV series The Outer Limits. The full opening narration, spoken by the Control Voice (Vic Perrin, is "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits."

    • The text Monica finds typed over every page of the red file reads: "All work and no play makes Monica a dull girl." This is a direct reference to the text written over and over on Jack Torrance's novel in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980): "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy".

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