Season 1 Episode 13

The Second David Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 24, 2009 on TNT
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Nate attempts to reform his fractured team after coming out of hiding to directly challenge Sterling and Blackpoole by stealing both David statuettes. However, the stakes are high and could result in the incarceration of his friends.

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  • The gang steals 150 million in art.

    This probably would have been better suited as a two hour episode, paired up with last week's show. It wasn't bad, as it did wrap up some key storylines and set the stage for the summer season, but it was not as good as I had anticipated it to be.

    There were some good scenes, including a really powerful and emotional flashback to Nathan Ford on the day of his son's death. The ongoing Parker and Alec Hardison relationship circling is one of the more interesting elements of the show, but the latter was not as funny as he usually was.

    Leverage may not be as great as some make it out to be but I am certainly going to miss my weekly dosage of getting ready to get even.moreless
  • Better than the 1st David Job

    In the beginning of the episode all of the team is casing out the IYS museum where the David's are at. Sterling is made head of security at the IYS gallery. Blackpoole and Sterling go to Sterling's new office and Nate is there. Nate tells them he is going to rob the 2 David's gallery on opening day. Hardison, Elliot, Sophie and Carter all get caught and have to flee the Museum. They are all running down the sidewalk and Nate picks them up; they get away.

    They go to Hardison's "place" which is the seized house of MC Hammer. The crew starts coming up with a plan to get the 2 David's. They need someone on the inside to help and decide the Maggie would be the best choice. Sterling sets up tight security with wall that shut on all of the stairwells. Elliot sets up a date with Maggie as Dr. Sinclair. They put a button cam on him and they get busted by Maggie. Nate comes clean with Maggie about their son's death, the Blaclpoole wouldn't pay the claim. Maggie decides to help.

    Maggie scams Dr. Lloyd into moving a Mummy in the basement below the gallery. Sterling sets of some kind of sensors that fill the David's glass enclosure with some kind of smoke. Dr. Lloyd claims that the gallery has to be evacuated because of the toxic smoke in the 2 David's. Carter is giving everyone David statues as they leave the gallery. This is a ploy to make Sterling think the statues had been stolen. The crew goes to work. Nate goes to the roof and repels down from there where the rest of the crew are there to meet him. When the smoke clears and everyone is let back into the building, Blackpoole and Sterling are met by Nate in the gallery. When they turn on the lights, everything is gone but the 2 David's; 150 million dollars in art. Nate demands Blackpoole's resignation for the safe return of the art. Nate tells Sterling he will support his demand. Blackpoole resigns and the art is returned

    In the final scene the group is about to go their separate ways again. Each person takes about 10 steps and stops. End of the 1st Season.moreless
  • Nate attempts to reform his fractured team after coming out of hiding to directly challenge Sterling and Blackpoole by stealing both David statuettes.

    Plot Synopsis (S01E13) – Nate attempts to reform his fractured team after coming out of hiding to directly challenge Sterling and Blackpoole by stealing both David statuettes. However, the stakes are high and could result in the incarceration of his friends. Luckily they bring in Nate's ex-wife early on in the con; Nate tells her all about Blackpoole's involvement in the death of their son, and that's all she needed to be all in.

    Definitely the first half of the season finale was the better one, but it was still fun to see them get the better of Blackpoole and Sterling, mostly because as Sterling said himself, they were banking on Sterling to be self-serving.

    More Thoughts on 'The Second David':

    - I hope to see more of Nate's ex in the new season

    - Nate and Sophie really bore me, I rather see him with a more interesting woman

    - I hope that all is not forgiven with Sophie so easily, she did try to con the team, I hope there's less trust there.

    - Definitely want more Mark Sheppard next year!!

    Bottom Line: A great way to end the season! More at http://www.theplurp.com/moreless
  • Glad it's coming back for season two.

    After the cliffhanger from last week I was wondering how this was going to pan out. I thought that the gang bumping into each other as they were all casing the museum was hysterical. I'm with Nate, there is a reason why they work together. I loved the twist that they stole the art, without actually stealing it and left the Davids alone. I actually hope that Sterling returns next season, every great mind needs a nemisis to keep them on their toes and Sterling is great in regards to our team. The inclusion of Maggie in this job was believable and even justified. I'm just hoping now they can both move forward from their loss.moreless
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    I completely agree with jyarter. This episode was one of the best and a perfect ending to season one. Nate's emotional scene with his son made me cry! I thought it was fun that Sterling was telling all the security guards to keep an eye out for any of them and they were already there. It was a really smart move to tell Blackpoole that he was going to steal the two davids and everybody was keeping an eye on them but not on the rest of the exhibits! Total surprise to me when they were all gone. Can't wait for season two.moreless
Kari Matchett

Kari Matchett

Maggie Collins

Guest Star

Alex Carter

Alex Carter


Guest Star

Erick Avari

Erick Avari

Dr. Darien Lloyd

Guest Star

Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard

Jim Sterling

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (10)

    • (as the team listens in on Maggie and Eliot dating)
      Maggie: Listen... I want to thank you. I haven't dated a lot since my marriage broke up.
      Eliot: I'm sorry to hear that.
      Maggie: No, don't be. He was obsessive, perfectionist, controlling.
      Nate: Organized! She used to say I was organized. And punctual.
      Hardison: Uh-huh.
      Eliot: He must have had some good qualities.
      Maggie: No, not even in bed.
      Parker: Ohhh!
      Maggie: Every night was prom night. You know what I mean? But worst of all... he completely forgot that I gave him that same button camera for Christmas three years ago.

    • Nate: I didn't want you to hate me, Maggie.
      Maggie: Why would I hate you?
      Nate: I do. If I had ever seen you look at me the way I looked at myself in the mirror, I would've blown my damn brains out.

    • Nate: And that--that's the plan.
      Maggie: You actually expect this to work?
      Nate: Um...
      Hardison: No, no, you're supposed to say, "Wow, that's just crazy enough to work."
      Sophie: Incredibly, chance does seem to bend itself to his bizarre machinations.
      Parker: That's his superpower.

    • Maggie: You have to convince the museum director, Dr. Darien Lloyd, to pull it from the display.
      Nate: Okay.
      Maggie: Nate?
      Nate: Hmm?
      Maggie: You just can't make somebody do what you want them to do.
      Eliot: Ohh.
      Alec: Uh, that's--that's what we do. I mean...
      Parker: You're adorable.

    • Sterling: You know, your entire plan depended on me being a self-serving, utter bastard.
      Nate: Hmm. Yeah, that's a stretch.

    • Sophie: I'm sorry; I seem to remember a certain job with horses where I backed your play.
      Eliot: I don't care. You don't con your crew.

    • Geary: We're scanning every guest that comes into the museum.
      Sterling: Eliot Spencer.
      Geary: Eliot Spencer, wanted in five countries, including Myanmar, which is offering a half-million-dollar bounty on his head.
      Sterling: Bringing Spencer to justice and getting paid for it? It's icing on the cake. Parker.
      Geary: Parker--wanted in nine countries, including Brazil and Yemen.
      Sterling: Tough choice, I'll have to flip a coin. How about Sophie Devereaux?
      Geary: England, France, Spain, Luxembourg--Europe, basically.
      Sterling: France. Wonderful shopping... horrifying prisons. Alec Hardison.
      Geary: Well, he better not show his face in Iceland.
      Sterling: Perfect. I'll drop him off on my way to France.
      Geary: Nathan Ford.
      Sterling: Oh, I have something special planned for him.

    • Hardison: Eliot, what does that say?
      Eliot: It says "dead."
      Hardison: D-E-D dead, baby.
      Nate and Eliot: D-E-A-D.
      Hardison: I know how to... I was throwing a little style on it, just a little bit, a little style. I know how to spell "dead," damn it. I can steal a bank, I can spell "dead."

    • Eliot: She probably just really wants some hot coffee.
      Nate: Shut up!
      Eliot: It's not like a date.
      (Puts hair up in a ponytail)
      Nate: Are you kidding me? You're fixing your hair?
      Eliot: Because I'm playing the Professor Sinclair dude!

    • Nate: Grifter, hitter, hacker, thief. You're all trying to solve your version of the crime instead of just trying to...solve the crime. There's a reason we work together.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: December 6, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Germany: November 1, 2010 on RTL Crime
      Czech Republic: March 23, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: June 11, 2012 on JOJ Plus