Season 5 Episode 5

The Gimme a K Street Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 19, 2012 on TNT
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    This week, a story about cheerleading and a story about government came together surprisingly well.

  • Episode Summary

    The team must go up against Congress to stop a competitive cheerleading company that puts its students at risk.

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    • Too Much Going On

      This could have been a good Leverage, but there was simply too much going on here. If it was just, "Let's steal Congress!" or "Let's steal a cheerleading team!" it could have worked, but there was too much going on and too many different characters to keep track of. I also did not like the even more than usual megalomaniac attitude by Nate in this episode.

      Not bad, but one of the season's weakest.moreless
    Danielle Bisutti

    Danielle Bisutti

    Wendy Baran

    Guest Star

    Steve Rankin

    Steve Rankin

    Senator J.J. LeGrange

    Guest Star

    Ann Reilly

    Ann Reilly

    Heather Cornell

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Parker: But they're teenage girls. What do I know about teenage girls?
        Nate: You were a teenage girl.
        Parker: Only sort of.

      • Sophie: Did you know about this? Girls being dropped from twenty feet? It's unbelievable.
        Parker: I know, right? Twenty feet? Psh! Walk it off.
        Sophie: Parker, you do know that normal people just don't walk off a twenty-foot fall, right?
        Parker: So, all those times I pushed Hardison off a building and he was all "Ahhh!", he wasn't just being funny?
        Eliot: I thought it was funny, Parker.
        Hardison: You're always upside down.
        Eliot: You're always upside down.
        Hardison: I fell off a building, I was...
        Eliot: Like a Himalayan tree frog.
        Hardison: You call me a frog? You call me a damn frog .Say it to me again, say it to my face.
        Nate: Guys, maybe focus, guys. Focus.
        Hardison: Damn frog.

      • Sophie: Ah, I love government. Shady deals, back-room meetings--it is grifter paradise.
        Eliot: This is wrong. We work outside the law, not smack-down in the middle of it.
        Nate: Relax, Eliot. Elected officials are the easier marks in the world. Between their ego, their greed, the politics... more hooks than a bait shop.

      • Congressman Zahn: Just tell me this. What do you want, and what's it worth to you?

      • Sophie: I don't know how anything gets done around here. You have to be a grifter to run government.

      • Nate: Okay, so what's your next play?
        Eliot: Well, you're supposed to be the mastermind. He doesn't want power. He doesn't want money. Maybe he really is an honest man.
        Nate: Everyone has a hook, Eliot. Everyone has a weakness you can exploit.
        Eliot: Do you?
        Nate: No. You?
        Eliot: No.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Hardison: It's also War and Peace with math.

        Referencing the 1869 novel by Leo Tolstoy, which chronicles five Russian families during the Napoleonic era of Tsarist society. It is one of the longest novels in literary history, although not the longest.