Season 3 Episode 9

The Three-Card Monte Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 08, 2010 on TNT
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Episode Summary

The Leverage team go after a crook blackmailing businessmen into committing crimes, when Nate discovers that his father Jimmy is the person responsible.

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  • 20 min

    It took me 20 minutes of the show to know, not 'sorta know' but KNOW that they were going after the 20mil the police had.

    The recurring theme of their personal BS (Parker's one and now Nate's one in row) jeopardizing the job and/or their lives is getting really tedious.

    And what about that Italian chick and the blackmail?

    they should have been working their way up the chain to their target -doing jobs for or against people that can get them closer to or more info on their target -instead we get these weak sauce episodes.

    I'm really starting feel this show should not have gone past 2 season.moreless
  • 309

    Wow, I did not know that the trick in Three Card Monte is that the guy removes the queen. So, I learned something during this broadcast of Leverage, but unfortunately I was not really entertained here. The plot tonight seemed thrown together at the last minute and the usually enjoyable and hilarious Eliot fight just did not do it for me either. Parker wasn't funny, nor was Hardison. It just felt really rushed tonight.

    Leverage has been really inconsistent this season, but they had another bad episode tonight. I hope they can get this show back on track fast, and not let the renewal for another season get to their heads. This is a good premise with a great cast, but you have to do better than this.moreless
  • Nate's father shows up with his new pals, the Russian Mafia.

    One of the best shows yet. Why everyone is not watching this show baffles me. It's by far the best on TV and has the best characters. Tom Skerritt did a great job in his part as Nate's father. And the compassion Nate showed after what his father did was exactly right, not sentimental.

    Timothy Hutton is really developing his character, well enough that he should finally learn Sophie's real name and get something going. It'd be great to see Parker and Hardison more, but Nate and Sophie are so obviously right together and they are getting any younger. More adult relationships, please.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the beginning of the episode, Nate and Sophie are walking on the street. In the background, a Portland police car can be seen passing by on the street, although the scene supposedly takes place in Boston.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Hardison: Now I've ID'd the perp, I know what they want, and I know why. What did you do with your afternoon?
      Eliot: I'll tell you what I'm gonna do when I get back there.

    • (After Parker throws a crowbar at Eliot that hits him)
      Eliot: You don't throw crowbars at people!
      Parker: Sorry. (Whining) "You don't throw crowbars at people." Could have just tasered him.

    • Nate: If you know where I've been, then you know that this is my town now. And I don't want you running game in it.
      Jimmy: All your life you thought you were better than me. Now you're trying to be me. You can't be me. You don't have the stones for that. You're not tough enough. You're not ruthless enough. You don't have what it takes.

    • Nate: We can do this. It's what we do. It's our job to go after the bad guys.
      Sophie: It's not your job to take down your father.
      Nate: No. It's my pleasure.

    • Sophie: Eliot! Come on, make it snappy. Being handcuffed in a police station is a recurring bloody nightmare of mine.

    • Piotr: I don't like you.
      Nate: Gee, does that mean I can't come to your birthday party and ride the pony?

    • Parker: (showing off her knowledge of bank alarms) What? What do you guys do on your weekends?
      Eliot: There's something wrong with you.

    • Nate: What was it you used to always say to me? "You're too much of a thinker, Nathan.You need to be, uh, be--be more of a scrapper to survive."
      Jimmy: Yeah, well, I'm never wrong.
      Nate: That, too, you always used to say.

    • Parker: So, uh, Nate going to be nice now?
      Hardison: Don't count on it.

  • NOTES (1)