Season 4 Episode 16

The Gold Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 01, 2012 on TNT



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hardison: Look, your story's not unique. There are thousands of desperate people who send in their gold, they get these checks way below market value. There's a pattern of perfidy.
      Nate: "A pattern of perfidy"?
      Hardison: Mm-hmm.

    • Hardison: Start the job, and see how far you get... without me. (crosses his arms)
      Nate: No, I--Hardison, come on, r--really, it's--it...
      Parker: That's his "very serious" arm-cross.

    • Nate: Now, how do I get the financials?
      Hardison: Call for a free credit report. You got a phone.
      Nate: Really? Seriously? Y--you're doing that?
      Hardison: Hell, yeah.
      Nate: He's really doing this.

    • Hardison: Go ahead, guys. Rock my world.
      Nate: I thought you were on strike, Hardison. Why are you even here?
      Hardison: It's a mental strike. I'm not really here. I'm actually far, far away in my mind.

    • Hardison: What I did was hack questions from a Kleinfeld-Ochs psych indicator into his application.
      Eliot: What?
      Parker: It's a test designed to measure preferences on how people perceive the world. You know, I--I had a lot of psych exams as a kid. They're actually pretty easy. Well, sometimes I made my doctors cry, but...

    • Hardison: And I've got a surprise. Bam! Codenames for us to use on the comms during the mission. Parker, you're "Gold.."
      Parker: Oh!
      Hardison: Sophie, you're "Silver," Nate, "Mercury." And Eliot, "Mr. Punchy."
      Eliot: You kidding me with that one? (the graphic of him throws punches) All right, that's pretty good.
      Hardison: Punch-y-y-y!

    • Hardison: Up top, give me some.
      Sophie: Uh, no. I don't high--high-five. But well done.
      Hardison: Thank you. Would mind putting that on the evaluation form?
      Sophie: Oh. Okay.
      Hardison: Thanks.

    • Nate: Listen, Hardison, the only thing success teaches you in this job is the next time, make it a little tougher. And tougher means more risk, more danger, more pressure on yourself. And that pressure begins to take a toll. You know, you begin to see the absolute worse in people. Their sins, their weaknesses, things you take advantage of. And after a while, you realize that maybe the job has changed you. And not always for the better.

    • Nate: You never count on the perfect plan. The perfect plan, it has too many moving parts, and it's... you got to expect the perfect plan to fail. I mean, that's what I do.
      Hardison: Then what do you count on?
      Nate: I count on the simplest and ugliest plan. Not Plan "A," no, but, like, Plan "G" for example. I start with Plan "G". Now, the quick, simple, ugly plan that I know is gonna work if everything goes bad. I just pretty it up a bit, just add this and that.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 8, 2012 on Super Channel 2
      UK: September 11, 2012 on FX
      Turkey: December 26, 2012 on CNBC-e

  • Allusions