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Leverage: The Broken Wing Job

The team has to complete a job in Japan without Parker, who has injured her leg. However, she soon finds something to do when she discovers that thieves are using the brew pub to set up a jewelry heist.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x8
Airdate: Sunday September 09th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 26, 2013

Guest Stars
Aarti MannAarti Mann
As Amy Palavi
Taylor Anthony MillerTaylor Anthony Miller
As K (as Taylor Miller)

Co-Guest Stars
Victor KeplerVictor Kepler
As Chicken Parm (James)
Conner MarkConner Mark
As Sid (Daryl Barnett)
Mariessa PortelanceMariessa Portelance
As Nancy (Vivian Bishop)
Luke ClementsLuke Clements
As Romeo (Howard Quinn)
Sylvie DavidsonSylvie Davidson
As Juliet (Katherine Harmon)
Karin JustmanKarin Justman
As Romeo's Date (Olivia)
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


In Tokyo, the team, minus Parker, goes after a rare statue. After disposing of the guards, the team recovers the statue. They go to work while Parker keeps calling from their headquarters in Portland despite the fact she tore her ACL. She's confined to six weeks of bed rest and going stir crazy. Alec is forced to sign out when the system overloads and he assures her that she'll be fine...

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Episode Quotes
Eliot: Told you there a ninth guard.
Nate: Yeah, yeah, I owe you a beer.

Eliot: How's the knee?
Parker; Ah, driving me to Crazy Town. Pretty much like it's on cruise control. Cruising me through Crazy Town. And you know what, let's face it. I have way too much to do. This knee, this knee, I need to be on a bullet train through Crazy Town. I don't have time to stop at a museum, get gas...
Eliot: Parker, breathe.

Parker: Just think of it as more charity work.
Amy Palavi: Okay, but my other charity work doesn't involve having a gun pointed at me.
Parker: Exactly, that's what I'm saying. Oh, you meant that as a bad thing.

Episode Goofs
On the policewoman's dating profile page, "amateur" is misspelled.

Cultural References
Alec: Did you just quote Heat?

Heat is a 1995 crime drama movie about a gang of professional thieves staying one step ahead of the police detective that is tracking them down.

Parker: But no BJ and the Bear, and no reality-dating shows.

BJ and the Bear ran for three years (1979-81) on NBC and featured BJ McKay and his pet chimpanzee Bear.

Parker: Except Beauty and The Geek. I like that one.

Beauty and the Geek was a five-season reality series on The CW, teaming up nerdy guys with beautiful women. The teams then competed against each other.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerMarc Roskin  |  Dean Devlin  |  Chris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Co-Executive ProducerRachel Olschan
Supervising ProducerPaul Guyot
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerMarc Franco  |  Jose Behar  |  M. Scott Veach  |  Geoffrey Thorne  |  James Scura
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
Production DesignerRandal Groves
EditorBrian Gonosey
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Eryn Goodman  |  Angela Terry  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerJames Scura
First Assistant DirectorCourtney Rowe
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd  |  Alexandra Hale
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripChip Ingram
Camera OperatorRichard Merryman  |  Norbert Kaluza
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerDoug Hobart
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Construction CoordinatorDean Roberts
Script SupervisorSusan Lowitz
Assistant EditorRon Stanik  |  Elaine Walrath
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferMike Vukas
Director of PhotographyNeil Holcomb
Story EditorJenn Kao  |  Rebecca Kirsch  |  Jeremy Bernstein
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Post Production CoordinatorJessica Bayliss
Executive Story EditorJosh Schaer  |  Joe Hortua
Costume SupervisorNicole Capasso
Production AccountantDenise Rosen
Extras CastingDanny Stoltz  |  Sally Gates
Department Head HairJeri Baker Sadler
Department Head Make-upEva Lohse
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKayla Westerboard-Dobson  |  Rebecca Tinker
Assistant To The ProducerKayla Rae Dettman  |  Kelly Crimmins
Special Effects CoordinatorGlenn Sabin
Assistant Art DirectorWhit Vogel
Assistant To The Co-producerCaitlin Hailburton  |  Paola Ferrari
Assistant To The StarTawny Early
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
Supervising Production Sound MixerPaul H. Maritsas
"A" Camera 1st AssistantRonnie Dennis
Supervising Sound MixerHugh Waddell
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