Season 3 Episode 8

The Boost Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 01, 2010 on TNT
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Episode Summary

To take on a crooked car dealer, the team go undercover as crooked car dealers themselves.

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  • 308

    "The Boost Job" is one of the most hackneyed, irreverent episodes of Leverage ever. The directing in particular stood out as off as it came off as more of a cheesy 80's style action flick than anything of genuine entertainment value. This was the worst Leverage of the season and as I mentioned earlier, one of the worst in the show's history.

    And to top things off they cast Bill Engvall, a guy who is about as funny as piece of moldy bread. Engvall tried to play a tough car thief here and he just fails in every way imaginable. Was Drew Carey not available?moreless
  • One of the better episodes of the season...

    This episode, Leverage brought us viewers what the show takes pride in: an intriguing plot, light-hearted humor and an emotional sub-plot. The opening scene with the car chase was interesting; it wasn't just about the rich guy taking advantage of the innocent guy, more like the misunderstood innocent guy being hunt down by police.

    The episode had good writing with smart, quick dialogue. The character interactions between Parker, Hardison and Elliot were fantastic, providing lots of humor. It was also nice to see Parker's character development, becoming more caring and sympathetic, when relating to the young female car thief. I also liked seeing Sophie's new "neurolinguistic" abilities reappear, but I a bit was upset that they didn't follow up on Nate's new hypnosis skill. Speaking of continuation, when are we going to see any development on the supposedly season-long "Damien Moreau" case, with the Italian lady?

    Anyway, all in all, this episode was definitely one of the better episodes of season three. Can't wait to see the next episode!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: In a flashback, Parker yells at another driver, "Get out of my way you old bat." In "The Gone Fishin' Job," when Parker and Nate turn on a computer, an LOLcat pops up with that same phrase.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hardison: Hey man, how come you didn't comm us when those wanna be thugs attacked?
      Eliot: Because your little zapper thing fried my ear bud.
      Hardison: I told you to take it our before you used it.
      Eliot: I was also underwater.
      Hardison: I should work on that.

    • Hardison: You didn't get that, man? "This chick is toast." It's...it's Ghostbusters.
      Eliot: I don't listen to you.
      Hardison: Come on, man. "Don't--don't cross the streams." That's classic.
      Eliot: Push the car, man.

    • Sophie: Do you know why--just as an example--why driving this car is like making love to a beautiful woman?
      Mr. Carey: Because I've never done either before in my life?

    • Hardison: So, how is this going down?
      Parker: Okay, they're gonna want us off their turf. We'll have to convince them they need us. And they might shoot you a little.

    • Hardison: Ooh, Nate's gonna kill you.
      Eliot: I'm gonna kill you.
      Parker: Oh, stop whining!
      Eliot: I got hit by a car!
      Parker: (whining) "I got hit by a car." Get over it!
      Eliot: I'm gonna kill her, man. I'm gonna kill her!
      Hardison: Hey, hey, hey! Nobody's gonna kill anybody. Seriously, though, Nate's gonna kill you.
      Shorty: Wait, wait, wait. Who are you guys?
      Parker: We're the good guys!

    • Sophie: Nate.
      Nate: She almost got us killed.
      Sophie: Look, she thought she was doing the right thing, which means she actually thought about what the right thing might be. W-which is huge for Parker.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Nate: "Veronica"? So Betty was the fast one. Who knew?

      Referencing Archie Comics and Archie Andrews' two regular girlfriends, Veronica Lodge and Betty Cooper. Veronica, the brunette, is the rich and worldly girl who dates a lot of men, while Betty is the wholesome girl-next-door type who pines for Archie.

    • Hardison: We're gonna need a bigger boat.

      Referencing Jaws (1975), when Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) clearly sees the Great White for the first time and realizes that they might be in over their heads. The actual line is "You're gonna need a bigger boat."