Season 5 Episode 3

The First Contact Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 05, 2012 on TNT
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    Leverage: Men (and Women) in Black

    "The First Contact Job" gave us a zany concept and some funny scenes, but not much else. With Leverage, I've really come to expect more than that.

  • Episode Summary


    The team cons a thieving scientist by convincing him that he's made contact with aliens from another planet.

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    • The First Contact Job

      A little too over the top to believe science people would believe in aliens, but I found it a little humorous that this aired right before a television show about aliens. It was a fast-moving episode with a villain that you grew to hate as the episode aired and the acting was solid given the premise. Good, but not great episode of Leverage.
    • First Contact

      Loved this episode. The leverage team were awesome, espically Elliot.... his role was brillant and loved seening him acting in a new way! At least Nate finally learned to listen!!

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Sophie: Braddock Aeronautics is top-shelf.
        Eliot: Military aircraft contractors. They used to stamp their logo on the engine cowls of our chopper and we'd have to file them off before we... went fishing. For... fish.

      • Hardison: I'd like to actually enjoy the rest of my Sunday.
        Parker: He wants to get back to his online orc battle.
        Hardison: Is that so wrong?

      • Eliot: Who got the military satellite intercept? You're not supposed to... it's a very distinctive static.

      • Sophie: Why would anyone dedicate so much time listening to nothing?
        Nate: For the hope of what they might hear.
        Sophie: Funny.
        Nate: Hmm?
        Sophie: The irony of you taking on someone who listens.
        Nate: I'm sorry, what?
        Sophie: What?

      • Hardison: You know, Fermi's Paradox says that it's improbable for other lifeforms to exist.
        Eliot: Yeah? Well, Drake's Equations show that orbiting and around the hundred billion stars in our galaxy, there's up to 10,000 planets with technological civilizations. (Hardison stares) You never know when you might have to fight an alien.
        Hardison: Okay.

      • Sophie: Just so you know, I really, really hate you.
        Nate: Hmm. Don't worry. It's perfectly safe. Ish.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Parker: Eliot...
        Referencing the 1982 s.f. movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which features a small brownish alien stranded on Earth who befriends a boy, Eliot. The movie then chronicles E.T.'s attempts to communicate with his people and get home despite interference by the U.S. government. Parker is impersonating E.T. as he talks to Eliot.

      • Hardison: We make this look good.

        Referencing a line spoken by Will Smith's character, Agent J, in the first Men in Black movie (1997). J says the line "You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good" after donning an updated version of the Men in Black's black suit and sunglasses.