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Leverage: The Long Way Down Job

The Leverage team must scale a mountain to find the corpse of their client's husband and recover vital evidence that will reveal a finance company's fraud. However, things take a turn for the worse when a storm moves in, mercenaries storm the mountain, and Parker and Eliot are trapped in a crevasse.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x1
Airdate: Sunday June 26th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) May 29, 2012
DE (Vox) Sep 10, 2012

Guest Stars
Cameron DaddoCameron Daddo
As John Drexel
Haley TalbotHaley Talbot
As Karen Scott

Co-Guest Stars
Doren EliasDoren Elias
As Hans Strausse
Alan ArianoAlan Ariano
As Hiro Miyashta

Eric StoltzEric Stoltz
As Alan Scott
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


On Mount Kibari, Alaska, Alan Scott records a message to his wife Kate before proceeding onto the basecamp...

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Episode Quotes
(hugging Eliot)
Alec: I was just so damn cold.
Eliot: I don't care, man.
Alec: Please set me on fire or something. I'm all shivering, and I think one of my nipples fell off, 'cause the sensation...
Eliot: Man, don't tell me stuff like that!

Nate: Okay, Parker, listen, you can climb a mountain, right?
Parker: I climb skyscrapers. You can walk up a mountain.
Eliot: It's not the same. Are there avalanches on skyscrapers?
Parker: No. But that would be so cool.

Sophie: Just how dangerous is this gig you took without checking with us first?
Nate: Yeah, eh...
Alec: Ridiculously dangerous. It's like a danger cupcake with murder icing.

Nate: Alan Scott died on the way back down just hours above the base camp here.
Alec: I'm sorry--died on the way down? That's why black people don't climb nothin'. You know, there's like a hundred dead people scattered all over that rock. That's nasty. These millionaires, man, they go up these mountains just to have fun, and people die trying to drag their ass back down. But, oh, happy day, because the rich guy got saved.

Nate: Okay, people, let's go steal a mountain.
Parker: Again.
Nate: What?
Parker: Again. We already stole a mountain two years ago.
Nate: Really?
Eliot: Well, technically, it was a mountain resort, not a mountain, but, yeah.
Alec: You were also very drunk on that one.

Eliot: 'Cause I got a footprint. Russian. Spetsnaz.
Parker: Seriously?
Eliot: It's a very distinctive footprint.

Karen Scott: He never got to say goodbye. And that isn't fair.
Nate: It's never fair. Listen to me. I know. I lost someone. You don't get "fair." You don't get closure or goodbye. So you take the anger. I've learned that the anger feels pretty good. Better than the grief. But I know that the anger's something that gets me up, gets me going in the morning. But you know, you have to be a little bit careful, because if you let yourself be driven by the anger, it will blind you and you'll get into trouble over and over again just so you can feel. Just so you can... beat something.
Karen Scott: What happens then?
Nate: Well, eventually you run into something that your anger can't beat.
Karen Scott: Like a mountain?
Nate: You realize that... that your luck has run out. And it's a long way down.

Eliot: Hey. It's a good thing it was us.
Parker: Because we'd leave him.
Eliot: Because they would've kept trying and they would've froze to death right next to him. Especially Hardison. So it was a good thing it was us. The two of us--we do things they can't... won't.
Parker: Does that make us bad?
Eliot: It makes us... us. Now, you can take that as a gift... or you can take it as a curse. And that's up to you.

Nate: Now, let me get this straight. When I said--when I said "simple stall," you heard... "multinational, high-finance feeding frenzy," right?
Sophie: Tomahto, tomato.

Parker: You realize this isn't going to be normal, right?
Alec: You know, my Nana used to say that what's normal is whatever works for you. We all work okay.
Parker: I should meet your Nana.
Alec: Yeah, you should. She's ni... no. Wait. What?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerChris Downey  |  Kearie Peak  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Dean Devlin  |  Marc Roskin
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerPaul Guyot  |  James Scura  |  Rachel Olschan
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
EditorSonny Baskin
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Angela Terry  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerPaul F. Bernard
First Assistant DirectorMatthew J. Clark
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripBrian Fleskes
Camera OperatorRichard Merryman  |  Gary Camp
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerDon Baldwin
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Production Sound MixerPaul H. Maritsas
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Production CoordinatorLiz Brandenburg
Assistant EditorElaine Walrath  |  Sarah C. Reeves
Supervising Sound EditorKenneth L. Johnson
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Story EditorJosh Schaer  |  M. Scott Veach  |  Geoffrey Thorne
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Art DirectorRandal Groves
Post Production CoordinatorNicole Martin (2)
Executive Story EditorJoe Hortua
Costume SupervisorNicole Capasso
Production AccountantLisa Howard (2)
Extras CastingSally Gates  |  Danny Stoltz
Department Head HairCatherine Conrad
Visual Effects ProducerMarc Franco
Special Effects SupervisorKai Shelton
Department Head Make-upMolly Craytor
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKayla Westerboard-Dobson
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-producerPaola Ferrari
Assistant To The StarBecky Holladay
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
"A" Camera 1st AssistantKyril Cvetkov
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