Leverage

Season 1 Episode 11

The Juror No. 6 Job

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2009 on TNT
9.1
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While performing jury duty under one of her aliases, Parker concludes that someone is attempting to influence the trial's verdict, so the Leverage team steps in.

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  • I love it when a plan comes together!

    10
    This episode had alot of everything. Each character had an important part in doing what they do best, plus some. First we had Sophie the mild mannered buying agent from an Indian company, she played it perfect. Then there is Parker the Jury Foreperson and that in itself made this episodde watchable and very enjoyable as she overcame the obstacles associated with her fear and terror of social interaction. Major applause to Parker making friends with grandma! Then Hardison as the attorney. If you can watch his cross examination of the "expert witness" and not laugh out loud you need to check and see if you have a pulse. This episode was delightful from start to finish and I loved the last comment of Parker's at the end. Great job keep it coming!moreless
  • The gang must win a trial.

    7.0
    It's a TV version of Runaway Jury, an underwhelming movie with a huge cast. Unoriginal concept aside, this was a decent episode. One of the problems of the show was eliminated as we did not have the entire cast running around portraying a bunch of unbelievable, one-dimensional characters. Sophie was relegated to playing an Indian businesswoman, but Parker was pretty much a collected version of herself, and Eliot and Nate simply watched football.



    What made this episode for me was Hardison's portrayal of a lawyer in the closing moments. He was believable enough that he want to see him do a guest spot on Law and Order this season. He just continues to be the most entertaining personality on Leverage and make this show worth watching every Tuesday.moreless
  • Another great installment. The team manipulates the justice system.

    9.5
    Parker is forced to take on Jury Duty as an alias that Alec has set up for her. The case involves a young man who died of a heart attach after using an herbal supplement. After joining the jury, Parker makes a few observations and realizes that the courtroom and jury are being watched by someone on the outside are fixed. Parker takes it back to the Leverage group and they decide to help the woman suing the herbal supplement company. The Leverage group get the upper hand by getting the Jury Forman dismissed after finding out he is involved in the plot. They try to buy the Herbal supplement company from the owner William Quint (played by Brent Spiner of Start Trek The Next Generation) setting him up. When the lady behind stealing the trial and not compensating the woman whose husband died in the beginning from taking the supplement buys out the company that was going to buy the supplement, the team has to change gears and try to win the case. The make Quint's car break down stealing his cell phone and making it look like he was at the competition of the company trying to buy it. They also tamper with the feed going to the company trying to tamper with the outcome and make it look like they are going win the case. In the end the end the lady from the larger company offers Quint an amount for the supplement and he apparently takes it; this is before the verdict comes out and they think they are going to win. When the jury comes out, the verdict is in favor of the woman whose husband died in the sum of 5 million dollars. The bad guys have been conned again. Gotta love this show.moreless
  • Fun to watch!

    9.5
    I liked this one! It moved along nicely, with good theme music, and had an interesting change of focus with a closeup of Parker's humourously underdeveloped social skills. I think Beth Riesgraf who plays that character is a good comedic actress - some of her facial expressions really crack me up. RE plausibility - the thing about Hardison playing the lawyer was a bit of a stretch because there are just so many ways that would not work in real life - even if you win the case there's all kinds of ongoing followup legal work to do after that, which I assume he/they would not be able to do (although when I think about it a bit more I suppose the team would find a way to take care of that too, e.g., hook the client up with a real lawyer). I love how Leverage has a nice light hearted quality but is clever at the same time - nice combination.moreless
  • Star Trek: TNG fans rejoice! Data (Brent Spiner) drop by Leverage to give us an entertaining hour of television. Review after the jump, if you need me I'll be making friends with juror #6…moreless

    9.0
    There was great character development for Parker in this episode. I really liked her interaction with the whole cast, and she was really endearing. Another standout was Hardison, he handled his role in the con so well, and it was exciting see him play the part of a lawyer. More Thoughts on 'The Juror #6 Job:

    - Seeing Brent Spiner was great, and although he didn't have some sort of awe-inspiring guest role, he was entertaining.

    - Lauren Holly looks strange now, too much plastic surgery perhaps?

    - Gotta give a shout out to another Trek character that appeared in this episode – Quark (Armin Shimmerman); also he was Principal Snyder on Buffy: TVS.

    Bottom Line: Better than expected, really entertaining

    Next Week: Michelangelo! Sterling returns!



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Dr. Potemkin

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William Quint

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Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

Tobey Earnshaw

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • While Quint and Sophie talk in the courtroom, Quint's lawyer Louis enters and sits down at the defense table. Seconds later, Louis walks past them into the courtroom again.

    • Earnshaw sees Quint talking to Sophie in the courtroom and says, "Wait, who's that?" The jury consultant wonders, "The guy talking to the Vargas lawyer?" However, Hardison isn't in the courtroom. He doesn't appear until several moments later, when he's telling Nate he can't keep up the phony lawyer act.

    • When Earnshaw's credit check on Alice White comes up, one of the other names on the list is Marissa Devins from "The Mile High Job."

    • Ms. Earnshaw makes an illegal move in the chess game she is playing when she advances her pawn diagonally to an empty square. A pawn can only move diagonally when it is capturing an opponent's piece. Additionally, the board is set up wrong, as the square in the right hand corner of the back row (from both players' perspective) should be light, not dark.

    • This episode marks the second appearance of a former Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, as Brent Spiner puts an appearance in as Mr. Quint.
      Director Jonathan Frakes makes another appearance in the courtroom to go with last his appearance in "The Snow Job".
      In addition to Spiner and Frakes, this episode also features two stars from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with the appearances of Armin Shimerman and Kitty Swink.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Tobey Earnshaw: Nothing is more dangerous than the confused when they think they know something.

    • Parker: "Alice White" has jury duty.
      Hardison: Damn, I am good.
      Parker: Yeah. Congratulations. Alice thanks you for getting her out of it.
      Ford: No. No. Jury duty, a place where you have to follow instructions.
      Sophie: Where you have to consider other people's point of view.
      Eliot: There's going to be normal people there.
      Ford: No, no, no. You're not getting out of this. Alice White is reporting for jury duty.

    • (Parker looking at pictures of other juror's grandkids)
      Parker: Oh, that one's really cute. What's wrong with that one? It looks like a dog in a baby suit.

    • Hardison: See, everything I learned about people, I learned ringing doorbells and--and--and in a bow tie. Parker never had that. I mean, jumping from a skyscraper, she's cool. But making small talk, it's like pure terror.

    • Hardison: I literally cannot make this slower or any more boring. You know why they say, "Justice wears a blindfold"? So you can't see that Justice is asleep.
      Nate: I am sure there's whole reservoirs of boring you have yet to plumb.

    • Eliot: It's your turn to be in the dumpster.
      Hardison: Nah, man, I have peanut allergies. What if somebody threw in some extra crunchy Skippy? Do you want to give me mouth to mouth?

    • Juror 7: (whispering to Parker) I hope the rest of this case is this good. (laughs)
      Parker: (whispering back) What'd you have for breakfast? You smell like gravy.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Injoke: When Hardison puts Sophie's face onto the company website, the picture on the left is of executive producer Dean Devlin. They had originally intended him to play one of the Mumbai representatives who sign off on the deal later in the episode, but Devlin didn't want to do the cameo.

    • Director Jonathan Frakes deliberately frames the opening sequence, particularly the zoom-in to the tea kettle, as a homage to a similar scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.

    • Injoke: One of the names on the jury pool list is Andy Brittan, the show's set decorator.

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: November 22, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Germany: October 18, 2010 on RTL Crime
      Czech Republic: March 9, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 28, 2012 on JOJ Plus

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