Season 2 Episode 1

The Beantown Bailout Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 15, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Nate Ford returns to Boston Assurance to go back to his old insurance job, when an accident crosses his way, and he saves a banker and his daughter. Later, the Leverage team meet at one of Sophie's performances, when they decide to help that banker deal with the local Irish mob.moreless

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  • Leverage is back!

    I have been a critic of this show in the past, but after a strong finish to the first season and this great episode here the show has officially grown on me. Not only was this a great, Die Hard-esque story, but it proved that there could be some longevity to this show after all and we could be seeing Parker and Hardison for many years to come.

    What is great about Leverage is how it is not like the rest of TNT's programming (some aging actress is superior to everybody else in their desired field) and is really a group effort, not just the one big name Academy Award winner. Plus, the show addressed one of my main gripes (Timothy Hutton always seeming drunk) by incorporating a struggle with booze for the Nathan Ford character.

    The characters are all equally well-written, but Parker and Hardison stand above the rest as they provide laughs in addition to their dramatic moments.moreless
  • What a Show

    I thought the episode was amazing!

    Great to see the show back. If anyone has not noticed, sophie said something at the start of the episode that she has something to tell Nate, i am pretty sure this whole thing might be leading her to being pregnant with nate's baby. As in past before they both scattered something might have happened.

    And then I realized that, thats what might be it because Gina is actually pregnant in real life as well. So lets see how the story line goes, is it a boyfriend or is she hiding her pregnancy or is it just something else.

    Other than that, Hardison and Parker do seem quite funny together but not sure if this will work?

    All in all the funny parts of the show are the best parts and the acting is just amazing, love the drama between sophie and nate and the rest of the team! Please keep this show running as long as posssibbblle!!moreless
  • Season 2 YEAH!

    Although my joy of a second season is still the riding factor, I did find this episode a bit of a re-hash of what Leverage fans had already learned last year. They spent the first 20 minutes playing "Meet the Leverage Team", and then they got down to business. Now with that being said once they got down to business, this epidose was awesome. The misdirection, the Parker-isms, and the drama all played out perfectly. My only true regret for this episode is that we lost 20 minutes of it waiting for it to really get under way. They are still the 21st Century A-Team and I love it when a plan comes together!moreless
  • LEVERAGE Consulting & Assoc is back! yey! awesome season 2 start!

    wow! i have been waiting for Leverage's season 2 like forever. and they did not disappoint! ever since Remington Steele i have always found good bad guys to be amazingly cool. this episode showed everything that we loved about leverage, their quick thinking, nate's master tactics and his creepy metaphors, and so much more. i kinda don't agree with, hardison and parker's love thing. it's just swaying the show out of place, let us leave the drama stuff to Nate and Sophie, shall we? however, I hope they'd change one thing - They ARE thieves, so let them earn some money during their scams. that's why they started in the first place right? the difference will be the change of heart, stealing only from the bad rich folks and kicking their ass for the little folks. classic robinhood. still, Leverage is one of the best shows.moreless
  • Nate Ford is in Boston looking to go back to the Insurance work he always did when the team shows up to see Sophie's play. Nathan saved a girl and her father earlier in the day and the team talks Nathan into helping them get the help they need.moreless

    Nice beginning to the second season of Leverage. A little slow at first setting up the team and the con but it really picked up in the second half.

    I really liked the fact that the con got botched near the end and they had to think on their feet. It turned out even better in a lot of ways then they thought it would as they really got the top dog in the bank scam in Mr. Leary played by the incomparable Charles Martin Smith. O'Hair was just a flunky small time piece but he was big enough to turn states evidence.

    Nate has stopped drinking and I think this will be an ongoing theme for this season. Overall it is great what Nathan, Sophie, Alec, Eliot, and Parker do and it was interesting to really find out what they have been doing for the last six months. Alec tells Parker he's been looking for her. Eliot went to Pakistan. Sophie's doing more bad plays! Nathans been obviously getting sober.

    In the end I think Sophie will come around. She says she has a date. Maybe she does, maybe not? I think the sparks are still there between Nathan and Sophie and it will be fun to watch this season.

    I would think it would be hard to stop doing all the good they were doing cold turkey. Maybe this time they'll be a little more careful and not thinking they were so smart like they were before. I love that Alec bought the building. So I guess they will live their as well.

    A nice start to the new season. The production value is great and the new location of Boston will be interesting. Should be a lot of fun. Thanks for reading...moreless
Charles Martin Smith

Charles Martin Smith

Glen Leary

Guest Star

Madeleine Rogers

Madeleine Rogers

Zoe Kerrigan

Guest Star

Kevin Chapman

Kevin Chapman

Brandon O'Hare

Guest Star

Robert Blanche

Robert Blanche

Lt. Patrick Bonanno

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Parker: I think people are like locks. Really complicated and frustrating but you can't force them. You have to take time and be fiddly.
      Hardison: Fiddly?
      Parker: You learn to be patient and just wait until you hear the... (safe box opens)

    • Parker: (reading a review of Sophie's performance) "Never before has a production of The Sound of Music made me root for the Nazis."

    • Nate: That's my shirt.
      Sophie: Yeah. Oh, I stayed the night to make sure you were okay.
      Nate: You what?
      Sophie: But don't worry, I didn't, you know, look under your bed. I know that's where guys keep weird, kinky stuff.
      Nate: There's nothing under my bed.

    • Nate: Sophie, how--how do you catch mob guys?
      Sophie: Uhh...two glasses of Chianti and a story about my grandma in Sicily.
      Nate: How does the government catch mob guys?

    • Eliot: Hey, this detonator, if I'm around the corner, is it still going to be in range?
      Hardison: Should be. I haven't worked out all the kinks yet. Sometimes the things just go off.
      Eliot: Wha-wha-wait. Hey. I thought you said this thing was safe?
      Hardison: Mostly, mostly safe. I was very specific. Sometimes the frequencies get messed up.
      Eliot: What frequencies, man? Huh? I got these things in my pants.
      Hardison: Like a, you know, garage door opener, car alarm.
      (A nearby woman triggers hers and Eliot jumps)
      Parker: What are the odds that Eliot's crotch will actually explode?
      Eliot: Damn it, Hardison!

    • Nate: (over the radio) Okay, guys, it's not O'Hare.
      Sophie: What?
      Nate: No, O'Hare is not the boss, is what I'm saying.
      Sophie: This whole con was built around O'Hare.
      Parker: Ooh, they're probably going to shoot Nate in the face!
      Nate: Parker, I can hear you.
      Parker: Ooh. Uh, sorry.

    • Leary: I was tricked. I was tricked! It wasn't, it wasn't me. You understand, I...
      Bonanno: Somebody tricked you into bringing a briefcase full of evidence of your own crime straight to the police? Come on, Mr. Leary. Nobody's that smart.

    • Nate: Didn't you earlier tell me how great your new lives were?
      Parker: Yeah well, I stole the Hope Diamond.
      Nate: What!?
      Parker: And then I put it back. Yeah, 'cause I was bored. Didn't care.

    • Sophie: There's nothing you can say that will make me feel better.
      Parker: I know what would make you feel better. We should steal something.
      Nate: Hmm No, no-
      Sophie: Yes. We could do it together.
      Elliot: I like this. Get right back up on the bike.
      Parker: Bike of crime.

    • Eliot: You quit drinking? How'd you know about this place then?
      Nate: I rent a condo upstairs.
      Eliot: You rent a condo above a bar?
      Nate: That's right.
      Eliot: Oh, that's very...Catholic.

    • Hardison: I spent three days hacking into the White House emails – no buzz.
      Sophie: See?
      Hardison: But we are doing some pretty hinky stuff in Pakistan...hinky.
      Sophie: Look, I'm miserable, they're miserable. (To Eliot) Okay, what--what have you been doing the last six months?
      Eliot: I was in Pakistan.

    • Eliot: (about Parker) She's dressed that way 'cause she's doing a con.
      Nate: What, you thought she was dressed like a nun for no reason?
      Eliot: She's Parker.
      Nate: Ah, fair enough.

    • Eliot: That's why the businesses are clean; they're dirty from the inside.
      Nate: Well, yeah, I mean, if you have a body in the trunk of your car, you're gonna drive under the speed limit, aren't you?
      Parker: You know, when you're sober, your metaphors get creepier.

    • Nate: Now if you'll excuse me, I am gonna go call a professional killer who tried to murder me and arrange to meet him in an isolated location.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: July 28, 2010 on Bravo
      Turkey: September 19, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: March 30, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: June 18, 2012 on JOJ Plus


    • When Parker and Hardison are posing as detectives with the bank manager they introduce themselves as Costello and Costigan.

      Costello is the name of the character that Jack Nicholson plays in The Departed. Costigan is the name of the character that Leonardo DiCaprio plays in the same movie.