Leverage

Season 4 Episode 8

The Boiler Room Job

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 14, 2011 on TNT
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To take out a conman from a family line of great conmen, the Leverage team has to strive to pull off the greatest con of their careers.

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    6.5
    Conning the con man? I don't know, it's not just that we have seen this before in some earlier episodes, but it is also a pretty tired old premise. I also did not like how they basically slapped the viewers in the face by declaring that the initial heist we were witnessing was just a hoax as well as they wanted the guy to think they were not really fooling him. It had some good moments, I liked Eliot as the hunter in the jungle or whatever he was supposed to be, but this was a pretty weak start to this Leverage doubleheader tonight.moreless
Scott Engdahl

Scott Engdahl

Nugget

Guest Star

Sharonlee McLean

Sharonlee McLean

Mrs. Cox

Guest Star

Rebecca Lingafelter

Rebecca Lingafelter

Sheila Emmers

Guest Star

Gerald Downey

Gerald Downey

Agent McSweeten

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Sheila: Now I think conman, or grifters--whatever they're called--are the worst people in the world.
      Sophie: I wouldn't necessarily say that this guy was a grifter. I mean, it sounds like he's more like a common criminal.
      Sheila: What's the difference?
      Sophie: A con, or a grift, when it's performed properly, it combines elegance and style with a--with a classical imitation of legitimate enterprise, parody...
      Nate: Ahem. What she's trying to say is that it's not your fault.

    • Eliot: Where's--are we waiting on Parker?
      Hardison: Oh, man she's at that damned chocolate festival. It's like sending a crack addict to a cocaine convention. Girl texted me about an hour ago, misspelled every damned word. Look, "yu gedde yesh dis stuf." Probably got chocolate all over the buttons.

    • Parker: Hi, Hardison!
      Hardison: Um... hello?
      Parker: Nate won't tell me what the name of the job is.
      Nate: Parker, not now. Please?
      Parker: Yeah, but what are we stealing? Is it "let's go steal a mountain" or a potato or a funeral or a panda or...
      Hardison: I told y'all not to let her go to that festival unsupervised.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Alec: I gave you my word as a member of the SEC, the BBB, and the JLA that we got a foolproof way of predicting the market.


      Referencing the Justice League of America, the JLA at DC Comics. This is the flagship name for varying groupings of superheroes, typically "The World's Greatest Superheroes," who come together to defeat menaces more powerful than any one of them can cope with. Among their hundreds of members are Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, and many more.

    • Alec: Some people even call him "Count Chocula."


      Referencing Count Chocula cereal by General Mills, and the cereal's mascot. Originally voiced by Larry Kenney, Chocula is a brown-tinged vampire who hawks the virtues of his chocolate-flavored sugar cereal and marshmallow bits, and competes with Franken Berry and Bo Berry to get kids to eat his cereal instead of the others.

    • Agent Bob: Sure, Mr. Limpet.


      Referencing the 1964 movie The Incredible Mr. Limpet, starring Don Knotts as Henry Limpet. After being rejected for the Navy during World War II, Limpet falls into the water and is transformed into a fish. He uses his newfound abilities to seek out Nazi submarine for the U.S. Navy.

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