Season 4 Episode 18

The Last Dam Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 15, 2012 on TNT
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To take down Latimer and his mystery ally, the Leverage team must recruit old friends and enemies for the ultimate con.

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  • Slightly unfocused, but with some brilliant character moments

    The plot was a bit shallow, the cutscenes and segues a bit hurried and the pacing a bit off.

    Those were my main complaints.

    But there was a reunion of sorts as several old mostly-opponents were brought back as allies, which caused some great comic moments.

    And then there was the Elliot-and-Nate scene, which was extraordinary and amazing, and Nate and Sophie at the end, and a Batcave, and Maggie, and lots and lots of really great bits.

    The one thing that really stuck with me, that I'll probably go back to watch again (and again), was Elliot's little talk with Nate right before the final confrontation.

    Christian Kane is a seriously underrated actor, and he gives some great performances as the team's hitter, but this was one of his greatest moments yet.

    The hard-earned experience and knowledge that lets him counsel Nate makes your heart ache for him, and I really like the relationship that the two characters have now. In the past, Nate has sometimes been dismissive, rude and even denigrating and derogatory towards Elliot, but over this last season they've grown back to the mutually respectful professionals that I like to see.

    So, not among my all-time favourites, but a good, solid episode with a lot of golden nuggets.

    Too bad we'll have to wait for the next season for more competence!p0rn from my favourite criminal crew. :)moreless
Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain

Archie Leach

Guest Star

Saul Rubinek

Saul Rubinek

Victor Dubenich

Guest Star

Kari Matchett

Kari Matchett

Maggie Collins

Guest Star

Leon Rippy

Leon Rippy

Jack Latimer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Dubenich: So, what have you been doing for three years? Playing Robin Hood? Know what I've been doing for three years. I've been preparing for this day.
      Nate: Well... you'll have to do better.
      Dubenich: Better than killing your father? Wow. Tough room.

    • Nate: Do you remember what I said to you? Next time we would meet, that I wouldn't be so nice?
      Dubenich: Yeah.
      Nate: Okay. Welcome to the next time.

    • Chaos: I want my usual fee plus expenses, and Parker dresses up as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica.
      Hardison: Hey! It's not happening.
      Chaos: I'll accept Sophie as Counselor Troi. We'll negotiate on the flight.

    • Chaos: Wow, you are super old. Thank you for the history lesson. Maybe later, you can tell us about that one time you punched Hitler in the face. Parker, still yummy.
      Archie: I have two canes. One with a taser capable of delivering 10,000 volts. The other extends a 6-inch stiletto blade. (holds it to Chaos' neck)
      Chaos: Which one is this one?
      Archie: Oh, I don't seem to remember. I am super old.

    • Hardison: It's like hacking any other network. We just find the weak spot. Then we...
      Chaos: We apply maximum pressure to create maximum chaos.
      Quinn: Can I hit him?
      Eliot: Which one?
      Quinn: Either one.
      Eliot: You see, it's not just me.

    • Quinn: (to Chaos) How many fingers do you need to type? Round down.

    • Eliot: You know a lot of things, Nate. You don't know how this is going to change you.
      Nate: You handled it.
      Eliot: Well, you have no idea who I was before all this... started. That guy--kid--he had God in his heart, and he had a flag on his shoulder... clean hands. And I ain't seen him in the mirror in over ten years. And believe me... I get up every morning looking for him. So you can trust me when I tell you, you pull that trigger and two men die--the guy you killed... and the man you used to be.

    • Quinn: Hell, next time, give me the gun. I'm your huckleberry.
      Eliot: Here.
      Quinn: Little late now.
      Eliot: I love that movie.
      Quinn: Who the hell doesn't?

    • Maggie: If temptation counted as cheating, no marriage would make it past the first year.

    • Archie: No reason you should care, but I approve of your young man very much.
      Parker: I do care.
      Archie: How does that feel?
      Parker: Weird. But I think I'm getting used to it.

    • Hardison: I hate you with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns.
      Chaos: I dream you've died and I wake up laughing.
      Hardison: Sci-five?
      Chaos: No.
      Hardison: No.

    • Dubenich: You didn't kill the man responsible for your son's death.
      Nate: My son would be ashamed of me if I was a murderer.
      Dubenich: Yeah.
      Nate: My father, on the other hand--he'd buy me an ice cream.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Chaos: And Parker dresses up as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica.
      Referencing the 2003 reimaging of the 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica. After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, the survivors gather on the Battlestar Galactica and Laura Roslin is elected president. The series chronicles the internal struggles of the human survivors, and their attempts to survive the attacks of the Cylon robot race. In the series, the blonde Kara Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) uses the codename "Starbuck."

    • Chaos: I'll accept Sophie as Counselor Troi.
      Referencing the empathic Betazoid character played by Marina Sirtis on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Chaos is played by Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on the show.

    • Hardison: You got me a Batcave!
      Referencing the secret headquarters of DC Comics' superhero, the Batman. It was first mentioned in Batman #12 (1942), but first seen in the 1943 Batman serial. Batman's creators, inspired by the movie, introduced the Batcave in Detective Comics #83 (1944). The Batcave is beneath Wayne Manor and traditionally holds all of Batman's computers, vehicles, and trophies, as well as whatever other equipment and workshops that he needs.

    • Nate: "The Gambler?" You're basing your life philosophy on a Kenny Rogers song?
      Referencing the 1978 song written by Don Schlitz and popularized by Rogers. (Bobby Bare had recorded it earlier that year.) It tells the story of an older gambler giving advice to the down-on-his-luck narrator.

    • Quinn: I'm your huckleberry.
      Referencing the 1993 movie Tombstone, when Johnny Ringo comes up on Doc Holliday, who he isn't expecting. Holliday says, "I'm your huckleberry," a 19th century slang term meaning, "I'm the man you're looking for. The movie popularized the term in the modern day.