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Leverage: The Rashomon Job

When a valuable stolen dagger reappears after five years, the criminals in the team argue about which of them originally stole it, and ask Nate to decide which one of them can claim the victory.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x11
Airdate: Sunday August 22nd, 2010

Director: Arvin Brown
Writer: John Rogers (1)

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Apr 23, 2012

Guest Stars
Traber BurnsTraber Burns
As Edgar Gladstone
Juan CanopiiJuan Canopii
As Robert Bioko
Riley SmithRiley Smith
As Sophie's Dr. Abernathy (Dr. Wes Abernathy)

Co-Guest Stars
Doren EliasDoren Elias
As Gutman
Sophie SoongSophie Soong
As Janet Lin
Corey BrunishCorey Brunish
As Nigel Hayton
Eric StevensEric Stevens
As Dr. Abernathy (Eliot's Dr. Abernathy)
Main Cast
Timothy HuttonTimothy Hutton
As Nate Ford
Gina BellmanGina Bellman
As Sophie Devereaux
Christian KaneChristian Kane
As Eliot Spencer
Beth RiesgrafBeth Riesgraf
As Parker
Aldis HodgeAldis Hodge
As Alec Hardison


Nate arrives to find his teammates arguing about the Dagger of Aqu'abi, a rare artifact that is on display at the Boston Museum after it recently turned up after being stolen from the same gallery five years ago. Everyone insists that they stole it, and they realized it when the broadcast came on. They decide to tell Nate what happened and let him decide who should get the credit. Sophie starts...

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Episode Notes
The address that Sophie sends the stolen Dagger to is a shout-out to comic book artist. Warren Ellis.

Episode Quotes
Nate: If we don't find Moreau, I might go back to prison forever.
Sophie: Oh, shush. You did fine in prison the first time.
Eliot: You got into shape.
Parker: Yeah, you look good in a jump suit.
Alec: You learned how to hypnotize people.

Sophie: But when I started telling them about one of my finest jobs ever...
Eliot: But I know she's lying.
Alec: She's a grifter. It's her job.
Parker: Wait, I'm confused. Now, she's lying about lying?

Eliot: I'm gonna need a couple of things from you. I need your clothes, and I need your little invite to this party. This can go two ways--you can give them to me, and I can stuff you in the trunk of this car, which, by the way, looks pretty comfortable. Not a bad night. Or, you can not give them to me... and I can do exactly what you'd expect a crazy guy in your back seat to do to you. (Abernathy hands over the keys) That's the right choice.

Sophie: It was en route. That's like stealing my mail.
Parker: What, is stealing mail a crime? Oop.

Cultural References

Rashomon is a Japanese film and later a play in which the story of a crime is told from four different points of view.

Sophie: Dr. Karen Ipcress from the restoration department.

The IPCRESS File was a 1962 novel by Len Deighton that dealt with mind control, and was subsequently made into a movie with Michael Caine.

Sophie: I sound like one of the dwarves in Lord of the Rings, but continue.

Referring to J.R.R. Tolkien's popular trilogy of Middle Earth novels, and the movies made by Peter Jackson. Although the main dwarf, portrayed by actor John Rhys-Davies, has more of a Welsh accent, the majority of dwarves have a Scottish accent.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  Chris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Co-Executive ProducerKearie Peak  |  Marc Roskin
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerRachel Olschan
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
EditorBrian Gonosey
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Angela Terry  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerJames Scura
First Assistant DirectorEric Hays
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripBrian Fleskes
Camera OperatorGary Camp  |  Alan Caso  |  Bradley Sellers
Set DesignerKenneth Poirier  |  John Vertrees
Set DecoratorJenelle Giordano
Location ManagerDon Baldwin
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterEric Bates
Construction CoordinatorRandal Groves
Production Sound MixerPaul H. Maritsas
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Production CoordinatorLiz Brandenburg
Assistant EditorRon Stanik
Supervising Sound EditorKenneth L. Johnson
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.  |  Andrew Garrett Lange
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Production SupervisorJames Scura
Art DirectorBekka Melino
Post Production CoordinatorLana Wolverton
Executive Story EditorAlbert Kim  |  Michael Colton  |  Julie Rieder  |  Melissa Glenn  |  John Aboud  |  Christine Boylan
Costume SupervisorSandra K. Kenyon
Production AccountantMichael Goldberg
Department Head HairJeri Baker Sadler
Visual Effects ProducerMarc Franco
Special Effects SupervisorKai Shelton
Department Head Make-upMolly Craytor
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChase Friedman
Assistant To The ProducerKelly Crimmins  |  Kayla Rae Dettman
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerJenn Russell  |  Justin Ruane
Assistant Art DirectorAdam Reamer
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorShelly M. Heyward
Assistant To The Co-producerJaclyn Thomas (2)
Assistant To The StarBilly Cabey
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
"A" Camera First AssistantTroy Blischok
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