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Season 2 Episode 3

The Order 23 Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 29, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

The Leverage team stages an outbreak at a hospital in order to get a quarantined convict to reveal the location of his hidden money.

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  • Silly.

    After a strong offering last week with an MMA-themed episode, Leverage returned to its boring, silly, outrageous and immoderate Season 1 self here tonight. The idea of the gang taking over a hospital, finding a vacant floor (that still had hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical equipment mind you) was nothing short of ridiculous and the "characters" created by the crew lacked any originality.

    The ending with the bad guy being written off as crazy, with the gang staring back at him and mocking him, was just done on Burn Notice less than two weeks ago, so it's not just the premise for the show that Leverage ripped off, it's now also individual episodes.moreless
  • Nate and the team go after a Bernie Madoff type con-artist to return at least some of the money he swindled out of his clients. They use a fear of his germs and a stay in the hospital on the way to his short prison stay and probably prolong his stay.moreless

    Nice return to a similar story to some of the best episodes from last season. Basically conning a con artist out of the money he got by stealing from his clients.

    Eddie Maranjian is a hedge-fund money man that has bilked his clients out of their funds. Somehow he pleads a deal that gets him 18 months in a prison vacation spot in Florida. Nate and the crew decide to get the money he has squirreled away and hidden from the authorities to at least return some to the bilked people.

    Eddie seems to be afraid of germs and the team decides to use this against him. They drug him and then put him on an unused floor of a hospital. They convince him he has contracted some kind of disease while at the same time keeping the US Marshal's busy. One of the Marshal's turns out to be a hit man and they catch him as well. After inconvenient the real Marshal they give him the collar of the hit man and make it look like Eddie was trying to escape. Eliot see a child while they are in the hospital that has some bruises and a broken arm. Eliot throws a little curve at a man who's son was obviously being abused and in the end gets the Marshal to go and speak with the child.

    So all in all a feel good episode where the real crook goes to jail even longer than originally sentenced, they get the money for the clients, and a child is saved from his abusive father. Good plot line, setup, and dialogue and no real twists in this one. Thanks for reading...moreless
Melik Malkasian

Melik Malkasian

Edward Maranjian

Guest Star

Victor Morris

Victor Morris

Robert Corville

Guest Star

Joshua Sawtell

Joshua Sawtell


Guest Star

  • © 2009 Turner Broadcasting, Inc.
  • © 2009 Turner Broadcasting, Inc.
  • © 2009 Turner Broadcasting, Inc.
  • © 2009 Turner Broadcasting, Inc.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When the team stages Sophie's death in the hospital, Eliot plays a nurse in that scene and pronounces her time of death. However, only medical doctors have the right to pronounce somebody's death, not nurses.

    • At the beginning of the episode in the courtroom, Ronald, one of the victims, takes out a gun in order to shoot Eddie. However, all courthouses have a metal detector at the entrance, they would never allow anybody who is not law enforcement to enter the court with a gun.

    • Eliot says that he hates the Enron guys. Christian Kane stars in The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron, where he plays an Enron employee.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Eliot: Hey, how's the arm little man?
      Randy: It's okay.
      Eliot: My name's Eliot, what's your name?
      Randy: Randy.
      Eliot: Randy, uh? I like that name. I had an uncle named Randy. Sure are a lot of cops running around here, huh? You know, if you wanted, you could go up to one of them, tell them what happened to your arm. Hey Randy, you don't have to be afraid anymore.
      Randy: Dad knows these cops. You know, they come to my house; they'll drink beer and overlook me. I can't.

    • (Eliot puts comm in)
      Hardison: ...you think you can just ignore me like I don't have any feelings, like I never sat there and listened to you talk all night about...
      Eliot: Hardison, have you been talking the whole time?
      Hardison: I wouldn't have to if you didn't turn off your dadgum com.

    • Sophie: All right, so if this guy's not afraid of prison, what incentive does he have to tell us where the cash is?
      (The group looks expectantly at Nate)
      Nate: I'm thinking!
      Parker: Nate, hate to rush you, but Eddie goes to the prison in an hour, so...

    • (Nate is preparing to pretend to be a doctor)
      Parker: What if there's a train accident and there's stretchers everywhere and someone points to you and says, "hey you! Help me with the sucking chest wound!"
      Nate: I-I would stick my hand in the chest and hope for the best.
      Parker: Oh, you are so not operating on me!

    • Hardison: You're gonna gimme that shirt...
      Eliot: Listen to me, son, you need those fingers to type on your little keyboard, don't you?
      Hardison: See, you know a bully's just a cowboy with low self-esteem!
      Eliot: What was that now?
      Hardison: I said-what?
      Eliot: My insecure ass is gonna be wearing this shirt!

    • Hardison: Let's go over the code.
      Eliot: What code? We're a couple of cops.
      Hardison: Unarmed cops. We need to communicate in code, so look, I'll casually mention Star Trek...
      Eliot: Great, 'cause that comes up a lot!
      Hardison: It does!

    • Parker: Is it just me or has Nate gotten a little sadistic since he quit drinking?
      Sophie: Is it just me or does that make him even more attractive?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: August 11, 2010 on Bravo
      Turkey: October 3, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: April 13, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: July 2, 2012 on JOJ Plus


    • When Hardison pages Dr. Ralph O'Kahn for surgery right before Eliot is attacked by the Armenian hitman, he is trying to use a Star Trek reference as a code and he is referring to the second Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan.