Season 1 Episode 12

The First David Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 17, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

The Leverage team plots to steal Nate's former employer's CEO's prized Michelangelo maquette and sell it back to him as its twin. However, the team does not bank on a reappearance by Sterling.

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Kari Matchett

Kari Matchett

Maggie Collins

Guest Star

Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

Ian Blackpoole

Guest Star

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Mr. Geary

Guest Star

Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard

Jim Sterling

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Parker: Give me three days of prop, it'd be like taking diamonds from the French National Bank. That's like taking candy from a baby.
      Alec: Got it.
      Parker: A very easy thing to do.
      Alec: Got. It.
      Parker: (to the David maquette) Oh, look, little buddy. That's your new home!
      Alec: Can you please not play with the little naked man? Please.
      Parker: I'm not.

    • Parker: No, no, no, we can't let your ex-wife anywhere near our little naked man.

    • Sophie: You're an honest man, Nate. It's the rest of the world that's gone crooked.

    • Gary: Maybe they were bluffing.
      (Building blows)
      Sterling: That's the funny thing about conmen. They don't bluff.

    • Eliot: I'm sorry, your wife gave me her phone number.
      Nate: Not wanna talk about it.
      Eliot: It was only to coordinate where we're gonna go...
      Nate: Not talking about it.

    • Parker: Chew some gum.
      Hardison: Why? Is my breath funky?

    • Eliot: Hey, Sterling, I got some dental work with your name on it. What do you say me and you hook up so I can give it to you?

    • (Nate walks into briefing room, all four members of team standing in front of him)
      Parker: Ian Blackpoole. CEO of IYS Insurance.
      Hardison: Millionaire, famous art collector.
      Sophie: Who two years ago refused the claim for your son's treatment, leading to his--
      Nate: (yelling) ENOUGH!
      Sophie: Drunk again?
      Nate: I'm sorry, are we still unclear? I'm a functioning alcoholic, you know. Trick is to not get hung up on the "alcoholic" and really celebrate the "functioning" part of the sentence.

    • (After being confronted by the team about his drinking)
      Nate: Is this my intervention? Are my bags packed and in the car, ready to take me to rehab?
      Sophie: You don't need rehab, Nate.
      (Pause as Eliot steps towards them)
      Eliot: You need revenge.

    • (After Nate crashed the party and is pointing a gun at Blackpoole)
      Blackpoole: Are you here to kill me, Nate?
      Nate: Not tonight.
      Blackpoole: Well, in that case, come in. There's shrimp.
      Nate: I do love shrimp.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: November 29, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Germany: October 25, 2010 on RTL Crime
      Czech Republic: March 16, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: June 4, 2012 on JOJ Plus