The Two Live Crew Job

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 8/26/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Nate is asked by an elderly couple to recover a stolen painting for them, but when the Leverage team try to steal the painting back, they figure out that another crew has beaten them to it, so Nate decides to take on that crew of con-men in order to retrieve the painting.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Chris Downey

  • Apollo Robbins


  • Gina Bellman

    Sophie Devereaux

  • Aldis Hodge

    Alec Hardison

  • Wil Wheaton

    Colin "Chaos" Mason

  • Photos (1)
  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • The Leverage team meets its match (literally).

    By thefanof, Aug 27, 2009

  • That was really, really funny!

    By emma5000, Sep 11, 2010

  • Excellent episode, a clear example of why this is a great show.

    By esponda1, Sep 07, 2009

  • When approached to get a painting that was stolen from a family 70 years before the team runs into something they never have before. Another team stealing the same piece that they were. Someone tries to kill Sophie so the team goes in to high gear.

    By jyarter, Aug 31, 2009

  • An elderly couple seek the help of Nate and his team to recover a painting which belonged to their family. Whilst trying to recover the painting Nate's crew come across another crew who manage to steal the painting for themselves!

    By ypomoni, Aug 29, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Sophie: All right, everybody get out of here right now. Nate: I'm gonna stay. I'm gonna stay with Sophie, all right? Hardison: We're not leaving you, Sophie. Sophie: Look, I appreciate what you guys are trying to do, but just...if you don't get out of here now, then...then I'm going to kill you myself when this over.

    • Nate: Friend of yours? Sophie: Well, If by that you mean murderous, treacherous backstabber, than yes. Nate: Yeah, I thought so. Seemed like your type.

    • Nate: If you know about us, then you would know to get out of my city. Starke: It's still your city, Nate. I'm...I'm just gonna take her out for one night of cheap fun. I'll get her back to you in the morning.

    • Hardison: You were scared to fight a girl. Eliot: She'd mop the floor with you, Hardison Hardison: I don't care. Eliot: Seriously, she actually killed a guy once with a mop. It's a funny story, actually. She broke the mop and took... Hardison: Eliot, Eliot.

    • Nate: Okay, now, we know Starke. This guy goes by the name Apollo. I've chased him a couple of times--infiltration, physical security. Parker: People in that line of high-risk work tend to be very unstable. We can use that. Write that down.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Airdates: UK: September 8, 2010 on Bravo Turkey: October 31, 2010 on CNBC-e Czech Republic: May 11, 2011 on Prima COOL

    • The receptionist that Nate and Sophie talk to is played by Elle Poindexter, who is Timothy Hutton's real-life assistant making a cameo.

    • Parker's evil counterpart is played by the show's technical advisor Apollo Robbins.

    Trivia (4)

    • Trivia: In the scene where Starke's team meet to plan their next move, there's a line by Raquel that isn't translated, probably because she cursed. The line, roughly translated from Hebrew, is: "And you led me straight to the hands of Elliot Spencer, you son of a b****" (the literal translation is "your mother's vagina

    • A bomb that left such a sizable explosion in the apartment building would not have left Sophie without a scratch, much less in one piece that would allow an open casket at the funeral! The other con group would have known something was up when Sophie turned up in an open casket without a mark on her.

    • In the last scene where Sophie goes to visit her own grave, the headstone reads "Sophie Devereaux". However, during the funeral scene they buried her as "Kathrine".

    • Featured Music: "Not Sure Yet" by Andy Lange (Closing scenes)

    Allusions (2)

    • When posing as police detectives, Nate and Sophie uses the aliases Marlowe and Archer, alluding to fictional 1930s pulp detectives Phillip Marlowe (created by Raymond Chandler) and Lew Archer (created by Ross MacDonald).

    • When talking about the background of Hardison's counterpart, Chaos, he states that the CIA refers to Chaos as the "Kobayashi Maru". The "Kobayashi Maru" is a reference to a test in the fictional Star Trek universe. First seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, it provided context for how the main character James T. Kirk deals with the possibility of unwinnable situations in general and death in particular. The test's name is occasionally used among Star Trek fans or those familiar with the series to describe a no-win scenario. The name is Japanese: Kobayashi (¬-Ñ?) means "small grove" and is a common family name; Maru (ŠÛ?)means "circle" and is a common suffix for Japanese ship names. Additionally, Chaos is played by Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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