I LOVE Leverage! This 11/27/12 one was great! BUT thanks to my Optimum/Cablevision the last 1 minute was cut off when I recorded it!! They always cut short my recordings of the last minute!!! :( Did anything else happen after Elloit's 2nd knock on the door besides his leaving a 6-pack????? THANKS to anyone who will fill in the missing minute. Cablevision ended my recording without showing the last few moments, as usual!!! BOO Cablevision.
A nice ripped from the headlines episode as the Leverage team took out a Wal-Mart esque store, but we also had a nice little side storyline where we learned a little bit more about the usually serious Eliot.
An intriguing episode, one that was relatable, and even amusing at times.
In answer to the fan who asked what happened after Eliot knocked on his father's door and left the six-pack of beer, it basically ends there. Eliot steps off the porch, the camera focuses on his face and he looks a little sad, then it fades to black. The End. I found this story a little slow moving after the frenetic pace of the last episode, "The Frame Up Job", but we do guess from Eliot's hints to his co-worker at the store that his dad also ran a mom and pop store in a small town. And, we see what could be the beginnings of a budding romance between him and his client.
I definitely see going after the crooked inspectors/officials and the Valuemore people handing out bribes but they seem to be working of a 'small is better than big' bias which is ironic since originally 'the team' used to work jobs solo...
Super stores are not usually awesome for their employees but the 'mom and pop' stores are not what the public image suggests -they have no obligation to provide healthcare, they employ far fewer people, their prices are significantly higher, they have little oversight, their stock range is immensely smaller and the cherry on top is that your job security is pretty low.
The first time I saw this episode, I didn't notice, but on repeat watching, I realized that the woman who they took down didn't really deserve it, compared to all of their other marks. There are probably some big wigs involved with this corporation who would deserve it, but she didn't really stand out as so terrible. She was really great at her job, though I do consider her job lame. She didn't want to follow the cadmium poisoning lead, but it wasn't clear until the very end if she even believed it was a real concern. She even voices that it's the people at the top who run their business that way, bribing officials and whatnot, and she's just along for the ride. She's definitely a bit slimy, but I just felt a bit bad for her when they made her feel sick and gave her a rash. The teenage-looking assistant manager was actually a bigger asshole in an obvious way, being the one who was actively asking people to work through their lunches.
I haven't complained about a single other episode of Leverage, and I don't plan to, but just this once they didn't really convince me that the mark deserved what she got. I would say this is my least favorite episode.
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