Season 3 Episode 14

The Ho, Ho, Ho Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 12, 2010 on TNT
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Episode Summary

The Leverage team comes to the aid of Santa Claus, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and take over a mall on Christmas Eve. Eliot poses as Santa while Hardison and Parker are his helpers, and they find themselves in more trouble than expected when an old enemy resurfaces.moreless

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  • 12/12

    Leverage returned for the first time in four months for this two week event, but the episode was a bit of a letdown for me. There were a few interesting scenes, a few funny lines, but as a whole the episode just did not really do it for me. The whole storyline was mashed and thrown together, there was no entertaining villain trying to mess with Team Leverage, it just was not the kind of special episode you would expect given that this was just a temporary return and not the start of a new season.

    Not bad, just not Leverage-quality.moreless
  • The obligatory Christmas episode - more twists and turns than expected. While Nate starts out very "Bah Humbug" he soon gets the spirit.

    This episode was a lot of fun - it featured the crew in costume , annoying children visiting Santa, and the return of an old enemy. There has been a lot written about how dour Nate usually is and he started out that way in this episode. He did not want to help his client, a Mall Santa Claus because his suggestion was that the group separate for a while during the Holidays. But he does take the case. It seems a Mall owner wants to fire his veteran Santas so he can replace them with ex-cons who will help him perpetrate a huge credit card scam. It turns out the real mastermind of the plot is an old enemy - and the credit card scam is a cover-up for his real plan. All ends well, as it usually does - and the team even gets a White Christmas.moreless
Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

Colin "Chaos" Mason

Guest Star

Dave Foley

Dave Foley

Eben Dooley Jr.

Guest Star

Charlie Brewer

Charlie Brewer

Crooked Santa

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Parker: Okay, bad enough it's Christmas and there's no snow on the ground, but this is Santa we're talking about, okay? We can't turn away Santa!
      Nate: You know that's not really Santa, right?
      Parker: Obviously. Santa lives at the North Pole.

    • Nate: Hey, Eliot. You in the spirit yet?
      Eliot: Ho, ho, ho.

    • Annoying Kid: Wait! I want a Rubbery Robby!
      Eliot: You're gonna get a Sammy spanking, you don't get off my lap.
      Parker: Don't worry! Santa just hasn't had his morning nog yet! You're Santa! Respect the suit.
      Eliot: Parker, this beard is itchy. All right? And somebody peed on my lap earlier. And everybody wants a... Rub Me Robby.
      Parker: "Rubbery Robby." It's a toy.
      Eliot: This is the worst job ever.
      Parker: This is the best job ever.

    • Eliot: Nate, I don't understand why you couldn't play Santa.
      Nate: Well, you know, Dooley's seen me, first of all, and secondly, you just fit in better with the other Santas.
      Eliot: Really? You're the ex-con.
      Nate: Yeah, but you're just so... jolly.
      Hardison: Jolly. (laughs)
      Eliot: Hardison, I'm gonna... I got a lump of coal with your name on it!

    • Nate: What, he set the EMP on "toast"?
      Hardison: He killed her, Nate. I hate him. I hate him.
      Nate: She was a good van. We'll get you another.

    • Eben: Ah, Santa, how are we gonna top this next year, huh?
      Frank: Do you mean I have my job back?
      Eben: I think this mall can use a Santa year-round.
      Frank: Ho ho ho ho ho ho! You are high on the holiday spirit.
      Eben: Yes, I am! And pills mixed with morphine. I can't believe you let me drive here.

    • Chaos: You have to admit, it was a good plan.
      Hardison: Yeah. But there was one thing you didn't count on.
      Chaos: Oh, no.
      Hardison: You forgot...
      Chaos: No. No.
      Hardison: About the true meaning...
      Chaos: No. Don't say it!
      Hardison: Of Christmas.
      Chaos: Aah! That barely applies here!
      Hardison: Ho ho ho.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Chaos: Hello, Sophie. It's the Grinch who stole Christmas.
      Referencing one of Dr. Seuss's characters in his books, the green-skinned Grinch who plots against the town of Whoville to steal their Christmas by taking all of their presents. After Seuss's death, a 2000 live-action feature film adaptation was produced. Directed by Ron Howard, it featured Jim Carrey in the titular role.