Season 2 Episode 11

The Bottle Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 20, 2010 on TNT
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The team employs a quick version of a classic con in an attempt to prevent a loan shark from taking over a bar.

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  • At the Wake for a girls father, a loan shark threatens the women with taking the bar as she doesn't have the money he owed him. Nate and the team take on the cur on the spur of the moment and find out this guys got his hooks into the whole neighborhood.moreless

    This rating really comes from the major twist at the end and how Nate handled himself. Also Tara played by Jeri Ryan who is listed as a Special Guest Star in the credits seems to be fitting in a little better as well.

    The hoods seemed a little too old school to really work in this day and age, but some of those people can be pretty nasty. It is good that Nate has some excellent muscle on the team. Overall it seemed a little too easy to take someone in that does the business the man did. Alan Smyth who played Mark Doyle the loan shark did an excellent job of playing the part. When it really came down to it Nate handled this guy more old school. Two pretty direct cons that usually take much longer to throw together and he and the team managed to pull it off in one and half hours. I still say you have to consider who they were coning and how cocky they were.

    The final scenes were very satisfying though and well worth some of the pain in watching the story unravel. Poor Alec, at times they really don't seem to appreciate his skill sets even as amazing as they are. Parker seems to enjoy her work a little too much. I think she would have taken the safe too if she could have.

    A little slow at times but it reached the end where it needed to be. You should watch it just to see the last few scenes of the episode. Next weeks looks like a con a little more this teams speed. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Good episode.

    After a really sub-par re-season premiere we get a good, fast-moving episode of Leverage. This episode felt really Burn Noticey with the threat of an evil foreigner so present, and yet everything seemed so light about the drama tonight. The story was believable, and relatable, with all the struggling Americans in debt these days, and I think we all would like the opportunity to get even via the Leverage team.

    Anyway, really good offering tonight reminding me why I became a fan of this show in the first place. They also don't mistreat their fans or take them for fools as they made Nate drinking a monumental event.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Parker: What kind of crook was your dad?
      Hardison: Parker, you just...
      Nate: He ran numbers.
      Eliot: Let me get this straight--so you stop stealing, you stop drinking, and you moved upstairs from a thief bar?
      Parker: He did. I-I get that. You don't get that? Why does nobody else get that?

    • Eliot: Ooh. Redheads burn the hottest, don't they?
      Nate: Easy. She's like my niece.
      Eliot: She's not like your daughter, though.
      Nate: Yeah, no, like my niece. So I don't want you to like my niece. 'Cause she's like my niece.
      Eliot: I don't like your niece.

    • Tara: What's the game?
      Nate: Twenty Questions.
      Tara: I'll do it in ten.

    • Tara: What are we supposed to do, steal the wake?
      Nate: Whoa, have some respect--borrow the wake, to save the bar.

    • Eliot: Just use your little slimmer thing, man, and gank the ATMs.
      Hardison: It's called a skimmer. But thank you for trying. And no, I don't have that thing now. Look, we're the good guys now. I haven't used that thing in months.
      Parker: Months?
      Hardison: Yeah.
      Eliot: We've been the good guys longer than that.
      Hardison: Well, we had a break.

    • Eliot: Let me ask you one more question--would you even consider trying this if you were sober?
      Nate: Uh... I'd consider it.
      Eliot: Mm-hmm.

    • Hardison: Hey, you know what? If you are a stay-at-home mom, you break out the wine and the Xanax, because we are having snow days here, people.

    • Nate: Is that my jacket?
      Alec: You know what, man? You're lucky I'm not wearing your underwear. And the next time y'all call me, it better be for something easy, like faking a moon landing.

    • Tara: You do realize this is insane.
      Nate: Wow, you didn't say "impossible." You're--you're softening.
      Tara: She warned me you were a drunk.
      Nate: Yeah, well, it's different than before. Before, I used to think I was okay when I was drunk.
      Tara: And now?
      Nate: Now... I know I'm not okay.

    • Eliot: We're at the safe. Parker wants to take it out for dinner and drinks first.
      Parker: This is a Glen-Reeder Prestige from the '20s. So many memories.

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