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Season 4 Episode 9

The Cross My Heart Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 21, 2011 on TNT
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Episode Summary


The team goes after an ailing defense contractor who steals a young boy's intended heart for his own. With time running out before the boy dies, the team has to run the con at an airport while they're stuck on a layover.

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  • Uneven, but with some really strong points and a lot of emotional impact.

    Ok, going from mediocre to excellent:

    The plot was ok, but the execution of the con was so-so, a lot of small steps made it sort of "messy" and untidy - which was probably part of the point, showing a stressed out, uncontrolled situation where the team was flying by the seat of the pants.

    The emotional plot was good - we got to see Nate actually show some feelings, even sharing a Moment talkingto Sophie about his dead son.As is beginning to be the norm, it was Nate and Elliot who put on their gamefaces and got serious when there was work to be done - the moment they started the con, there was no more bitching, no complaints, just "this needs to be done, and done NOW" from them. Sophie provided support, while Hardison and Parker where still slightly stuck in whining kid-mode.I love it when my boys get their groove on. :DElliot analysis ofthe bad guys based on actions and equipment was so cool and professional.

    And now we come to the brilliant part of the episode, the part that makes this a great episode rather than an "OK" one:Nate, going completely BAMF on us.moreless
  • 409

    "The Cross My Heart Job" was a solid episode of Leverage. They did not footle around too much, they got straight to the premise quickly and it was kind of neat to see the crew have to work solely in an airport, not with the luxury of all of their costumes and computers. It could have been a little bit better given the emotional story that was featured tonight, but it still had all of the drama and excitement we expect from the show. I also liked Nate showing a little bit of a bad ass side in his threat to the man. We need more of that guy, not someone who just loves to get beaten up.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Sophie: Well, that trip was a complete disaster.
      Hardison: It was a train wreck.
      Eliot: No, it was a shipwreck, and you want to know how I know that? Because I was in the wreck.

    • Parker: Oh, I don't know what you're complaining about. I didn't even get to see the emerald.
      Hardison: Are you for real?
      Eliot: Oh my god, for the last time, it's not an emerald. All right? It's an island. It's "The Emerald of the Caribbean."

    • Eliot: You carry high heels in your purse?
      Sophie: I always travel with heels.

    • Eliot: Don't suppose you travel with handcuffs.
      Sophie: No, not on this trip.

    • Sophie: Hey, you all right with this one?
      Nate: What?
      Sophie: Well, you said it yourself--a kid's life is at stake. You don't think that might get too personal?
      Nate: Does it matter?

    • Hardison: Look, man, this is like stone knives and bearskins, okay? Nobody's asking Eliot to fight a guy with a Nerf sword.
      Eliot: Damascus, 2002.
      Hardison: Like you've been to Damascus.

    • Nate: I know what you're gonna say.
      Sophie: I think you should have a drink.
      Nate: Okay, I didn't know what you were gonna say.

    • Chesney: I'm fighting for my life, Mr. Ford! What are you fighting for?
      Nate: I am fighting for that 15-year-old boy that you're going to kill.
      Chesney: God helps those that help themselves.
      Nate: And I help people who can't.

    • Chesney: Well, Mr. Ford, it seems you've killed me after all.
      Nate: Oh, I didn't kill you. God killed you. I just... made sure it took.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Hardison: Look, man, this is like stone knives and bearskins, okay?
      Referencing the original Star Trek, specifically the episode "The City on the Edge of Forever." Spock uses the same term to describe a computer that he assembles out of crude early 20th century electrical parts. The line was later referenced in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Future's End."

    • VA: Mr. Kirk Picard.
      Referencing the two Star Trek series, the original starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, and The Next Generation starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. As established in previous episodes, Hardison is a big Star Trek fan and Eliot is aware of it.