Season 3 Episode 1

The Jailhouse Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 20, 2010 on TNT
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Episode Summary

While in prison, Nate and the Leverage team take on a corrupt warden to save an innocent inmate.

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  • Season 3 premiere

    Well, it is good to have Leverage back, this will certainly make Sundays a little less boring, but this was not that great a start to the new season (and new reason to get more Leverage.)

    The plot saw the gang try to take down a prison warden who profited by putting innocent men behind bars (although I don't think Nate said let's steal us a prison, which upset me a bit.)

    What separates Leverage from the others is its quirky characters who were in full gear tonight: we had a classic cartoonish brawl with Eliot, Parker being overjoyed with stealing etc. That always makes things worth watching, but this was just not that stellar a start. Hopefully the second half is better.moreless
  • The team help out an innocent civil in jail with a corrupt owner.

    This episode was pretty good and it gave a good kick off the the third season. It was pretty cool that the whole team did a case from inside the prison that Nate is held at. I didn't see that part coming on how the who plan was going to be played out. I didn't like the very ending though with that creepy lady although I did like how it got more exciting that someone was investigating Nate. I really do want to know what Sophie's real name is. I wonder if they're going to reveal it in the next episode.moreless
  • A quick way to kick off the third season

    This episode certainly brought everything back to normal effectively. I was happy they didn't keep Nate in jail for more than a few episodes, and it was nice to see the team working together to break him out.

    All of the cast acted very well and in character, yet the con itself felt like any old episode. I am exited to see the storyline about this new "untouchable" target, which I assume will become a season-long story arc. However, I also hope that Sophie's real name doesn't become a huge issue during the season, since when they reveal it it won't come as much of a shock. After all, it's just a name.

    All in all, I appreciated the episode for bringing things back on track in a fun an exciting way. Can't wait for the rest of season three!moreless
Edwin Hodge

Edwin Hodge

William "Billy" Epping

Guest Star

Dennis Bateman

Dennis Bateman

Adam Worth

Guest Star

Ciro Fusco

Ciro Fusco


Guest Star

Robert Blanche

Robert Blanche

Capt. Patrick Bonanno

Recurring Role

Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis

The Italian

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Nate: Guys, no. I committed a crime, I got caught, and now I'm gonna serve my time.
      Sophie: Nate, what kind of world would it be if everybody that committed a silly little crime went to prison, huh? Complete madness.

    • Parker: Why these people?
      Eliot: Because, they're citizens. Because they're honest, middle-class citizens. These are the people who don't want to cause any trouble, they can't afford a lawyer, so some judge sends them away, well, yes sir. They were taught to trust the courts. They believe in the system.

    • Billy: You stabbed me.
      Nate: Come on, just a little. It's fine.

    • Nate: I hope Sophie has more luck with the warden.
      Parker: Who's Sophie?
      Hardison: You remember, we're not supposed to use her real name with, uh...
      Parker: Right. Nate hasn't earned it yet. Forgot. Sophie. So-phie. So-o-o-phie. Sophie. S-S-S-sophie. Sophie.

    • Nate: And if I fail?
      The Italian: You come stay in my prison in Rome. Thick walls a thousand years old, and we still use chains for such a bad man.
      Nate: What about my team?
      The Italian: They lead dangerous lives. Thieves die all the time.
      Nate: Now that you should not have said.
      The Italian: I don't know, you seem highly motivated.

  • NOTES (3)