Season 3 Episode 6

The Studio Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 18, 2010 on TNT
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The Leverage team go after a corrupt country and western record executive, and have to turn Eliot into a star.

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  • The Studio Job

    It was a fairly good episode but they got the recording master format wrong I work in the music recording industry D.A.T tape is seldom used nowadays except by dinosaurs it was popular for a short time back in the 90s all cds are pressed from a glass master disc which is made from a very high quality master disc which is shipped from the studio to the pressing plant where the glass master is produced and that becomes the true master for all future production apart from that it was ok a bit predictable at times did you recognise the outside shot of recording studio it was The Sun Studio in Memphis with Kirkwood Records painted on the side that was a bit cheeky as everyone knows what the Sun studio looks like you can see the same shot at google images still apart from that it was a fairly good episodemoreless
  • the studio job

    Another strong episode of Leverage, a show that could top Burn Notice as the best drama of the summer season. It continues to impress me with the different cons that they come up with for the Leverage team to partake in. I thought for sure they would have run out of ideas by now.

    John Schneider guest starred here as Mitchell Kirkwood. I hate Schneider so that helped in my enjoyment as we saw him confess his murder to the whole world. He did a good job as the villain though, I will admit that. Breaking a guitar player's hands is pure genius.

    Another thing I have to point out is that I thought the Southern accents would irritate me, but they hardly bothered me during the episode. This was just a well-done Leverage. Not too many complaints about it from me.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Eliot: That's the problem. I can't have my picture out there like that.
      Hardison: Well, contrary to what you all may believe, I do not control everything that happens on the Internet.
      Eliot: There's a price on my head in three different countries, and I'm fairly certain a fatwā was issued.
      Hardison: You are so vain, man.

    • Sophie: Where were you when all this was going on?
      Eliot: I was getting notes from Kaye Lynn on my performance.
      Sophie: Oh, how were you?
      Eliot: No complaints.

    • (Parker startles Eliot)
      Parker: What are you looking at?
      Eliot: Don't.
      Parker: What's wrong?
      Eliot: Nothing's wrong.
      Parker: Something's wrong.
      Eliot: I'm fine.
      Parker: I startled you.
      Eliot: You're a cat burglar that's what you do.
      Parker: Yeah, I've been a cat burglar since I was ten years old.
      Eliot: Don't you... really?
      Parker: Well, maybe nine, but this is the first time I've startled you.

    • Sophie: He's nervous, Parker.
      Eliot: I'm not nervous.
      Parker: I thought you said you could sing.
      Eliot: I can sing. I just, I didn't realize there was gonna be this many people.
      Parker: You are nervous.

    • Hardison: Now, I rigged my laptop to record your com. Now this means I can alter your pitch from anywhere to make you sound like Darth Eliot...
      Eliot: (voice like Darth Vader) I don't speak on command, Hardison.
      Hardison: ...to Spencer Smurf.
      Eliot: (voice like Smurf) I don't speak on command, Hardison.
      Eliot: Hardison.
      Hardison: Don't ever do the Smurf thing again.
      Eliot: Right.

    • Kaye Lynn: You ever been in love?
      Eliot: Once.
      Kaye Lynn: How'd it end?
      Eliot: I made a promise that if she ever needed me I'd be there for her.
      Kaye Lynn: What's wrong with that?
      Eliot: 'Cause I made the same promise to the United States government, and I found out you can't make that promise to more than one person.

    • Eliot: Who do you work for?
      Fan: Forever 21, don't hit me.
      Eliot: I'm not gonna hit you. What are you doing here?
      Fan: I just want your autograph.

    • Hardison: Hey Eliot, you got an ETA?
      Eliot: Yeah, I'm almost there, but I think somebody's following me.
      Hardison: Do something Eliot, fool them. What happened to "this is what I do?"
      Eliot: Yeah, I don't think that's gonna work this time.

    • Eliot: (singing) When a new moon shines through your window, or you hear a sad song on the radio, and you don't know why, but you just start to cry...
      Hardison: (interrupts) No.
      Eliot: Listen to me, man, say pitchy one more time. Say pitchy one more time and see what happens. I don't think that word means what you think it means.
      Hardison: It means pitchy.
      Eliot: Define it.
      Hardison: You define it.
      Eliot: I don't have to define it, I'm not saying it every five seconds.

    • Hardison: You ever wonder how Britney Spears sounds so good on her tracks? Well, this is it--except mine's is in real time, baby.
      Nate: Uh, who, exactly, did you just refer to as "baby"?
      Hardison: It's like the universal term of "baby" How old are you?

    • Eliot: We're gonna get you your money, we're gonna get you your music back. I promise you.
      Kaye Lynn: How can you be so sure?
      Eliot: 'Cause this is what we do.

    • Hardison: When you get back, we gonna have us a serious conversation about the difference between caution and paranoia.
      Eliot: When you've done the things I've done, there's no such thing as paranoia.

    • Hardison: Eliot, it's too late.
      Eliot: All right, help or don't help, but don't tell me it's too late!

    • Sophie: Sometimes you--you--you don't get a second chance to get it right.
      Parker: Why not?
      Sophie: Rules of life.
      Nate: But that's exactly what we do. We change the rules.

    • Kaye Lynn: You can come with me, you know. You're a natural-born country singer if I've ever seen one. Maybe the next Johnny and June?
      Eliot: Some roads, you start going down, well, you can't turn back, and... I'm about a hundred miles down one of those right now.

    • Nate: How's it going, Parker?
      Parker: I don't think I'm being weird enough.
      Nate: Somehow I doubt that.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Kaye Lynn: The Devil may have gone down to Georgia, Mr. Ford, but he lives in Memphis.

      Referencing the 1979 song The Devil Went Down to Georgia, performed by the Charlie Daniels Band. The Devil challenges a young man, Johnny, to a fiddle-playing match, a golden fiddle against Johnny's soul.