Season 1 Episode 10

The 12-Step Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 03, 2009 on TNT



  • Trivia

    • At the end of the episode, when the gang member looked under the car to see the bomb, he would have noticed the system of automotive creepers with ropes Sophie and Eliot used to rescue Jack Hurley from the car.

  • Quotes

    • Hardison: Don't get mad, but I may have spilled Slushie in your car.
      Eliot: That's like 44 ounces, Hardison.
      Hardison: It's not that much.
      Eliot: The lid is floating in the damn floor board, man.

    • Elliot: Nice job, blowing out the engine block.
      Hardison: I was aiming for his leg.

    • Jack Hurley: I'm Jack, I'm an alcoholic.
      : Thanks, Jack.
      Jack Hurley
      : Also nicotine--the patches, not the cigarettes.
      : Okay.
      Jack Hurley
      : Internet porn. Non-Internet... well, porn, basically. Also compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive eating. tacos, I've got a big taco problem. I think it all stems from my stint in the CIA and Beirut. Not the tacos, the drinking part.

    • Hardison: Okay, pressure, pressure... okay, um, Eliot, go--go get a bag of bricks, right? Bricks, and you put it on the seat the same time I roll off.
      : That only works in the movies.
      : Bag of bricks is a good, sound plan.

    • Hardison: It's--it's, uh, a computer bomb. I--I know computers. Computer bomb. We--we got to reboot the system. Yeah.
      Eliot: You want me to kick it?
      Hardison: God, I'm gonna die.

    • (After rescuing Hardison from the bomb he had been sitting on in the car)
      Eliot: Where are you going? We gotta search the car.
      Hardison: (weakly) I'm gonna go and freshen up a little bit. Maybe cry a little.

    • Nate: Listen, I don't think I need to apologize for drinking. I need to apologize maybe for not drinking. Maybe I'm a bigger bastard sober than I am drunk. Huh?
      Marcy: If this is you sober, hell yeah.

    • Eliot: You ever notice how all bad guys know at least one stripper?
      Hardison: You know at least a hundred so what does that make you?
      : Hey, I'm a bad guy

    • (To the receptionist at rehab center)
      Hardison: (trying to sound like he is homosexual) I am with him. See, he thinks the flirting, it makes me jealous, but it doesn't. You know. See, if he was like Brad Pitt, Denzel or somebody, oh girl, it would be on seriously.

    • Nate: Listen, the guy, okay, he's an addict. You know--he's--he knows how to manipulate people. My father was an addict. My grandfather was an addict. I know how these people operate.
      Sophie: I'm just going to let you think about that for a minute.

    • Hardison: Woah, woah. I haven't slept in three days. I had a showdown with two different gangs, who, now, by the way, know my face. I sat on a bomb. And all this could've been avoided had you gave the man a taco?

  • Notes

    • Injoke: When the team is checking the credit card statement with all the places Hurley has been, one of them is called "Hutton's Hangout." Timothy Hutton plays Nate Ford in the show.

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: November 15, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Germany: October 11, 2010 on RTL Crime
      Czech Republic: March 2, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 21, 2012 on JOJ Plus

  • Allusions

    • Parker: It's like Billy from The Family Circus if Billy was a drunken sex fiend.
      Referencing the long-running cartoon strip by Bil Keane. It chronicles the adventures of Bil, Thelma, and their four children Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and PJ. Billy is the oldest, perpetually seven-years-old, and is often shown wandering the neighborhood and leaving a thick line behind him to show where he's been.

    • Parker uses the name Rose as her alias. This may allude to Rose Tyler, a Doctor Who character, as co-writer Amy Berg had earlier written the Leverage episodes with Doctor Who references in it. Also, Nate again uses the alias Tom Baker, which is the name of the fourth Doctor in Doctor Who.

    • Two of the characters in this episode have the same names as characters in the TV show Lost - Hurley and Jin Kwon.