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Leverage: The Frame-Up Job

Sophie sneaks out on Nate to attend an art auction, but he soon figures out what she's up to and goes after her. However, they are both implicated when a rare painting turns up missing and Nate's old nemesis Sterling is on hand to arrest them both.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x10
Airdate: Sunday September 16th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Apr 09, 2013

Guest Stars
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Jim Sterling
Mekia CoxMekia Cox
As Katrina Hardt
Ryan McCluskyRyan McClusky
As Woodman Gault (as Ryan McCluskey)

Co-Guest Stars
Jennifer BrianJennifer Brian
As Fiona Gault
Gary Norman (1)Gary Norman (1)
As Reinhold Shecter
Gil LunaGil Luna
As Armed Guard (Frank)
Main Cast
Timothy HuttonTimothy Hutton
As Nate Ford
Gina BellmanGina Bellman
As Sophie Devereaux


Nate and Sophie take refuge by an outdoor pool and Sophie complains that they should have just gone to the movies like she said. He points out that she would be in jail but she thinks that's preferable to being dead...

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Episode Quotes
Nate: You're not supposed to root for the criminals.
Sophie: Always root for the home team.

Nate: A world-famous painting goes missing. And, oh, look, there's a world-famous art thief happens to be on the premises.
Sophie: Ex-art thief. And I didn't do anything.
Nate: I was standing right next to you, and I barely believe that.

Jim Sterling: And here we have the most valuable piece in that collection gone missing and my favorite art thief on the premises.
Sophie: Ex-art thief. Ex-art thief! Why does nobody take that seriously.

Jim Sterling: You have one hour. If I don't have a suspect in an hour, you're both going down for this.
Nate: Well, I don't need an hour. I have a Sophie.

Jim Sterling: So let me get this straight. You stole not one but two paintings, one of which you spent the entire day trying to convince me you did not steal. All because your girlfriend, an unrepentant, inveterate, professional liar...
Sophie: That's uncalled for.
Jim Sterling: ...told you, with no evidence whatsoever, that My Mystere was fake. Now you're so sure that she's right that you not only think that this paiting is a fake, but every other Mettier that was in the house, the entire collection, is fake?
Nate: That's right.
Jim Sterling: Arrest them both.
Sophie: On what charge?
Jim Sterling: Theft.
Nate: We brought you back the painting.
Jim Sterling: Obstructing an investigation.
Sophie: We're helping you with the investigation.
Jim Sterling: Being annoying and crazy.
Nate: Well, that's not a crime. Since when was that a crime?
Sophie: No, it's not.
Jim Sterling: I don't care!

Jim Sterling: Hey! I don't suppose anyone here spent the last few years secretly replacing every Mettier in the house with forgeries while no one was looking?
(the culprit runs for it)
Nate: Very slick interrogation.
Jim Sterling: I didn't think that would work.
Sophie: She's getting away.
Jim Sterling: I didn't think that would work!

Sophie: That brain of yours is very, very sexy.
Nate: Oh, thank you very much. How about the rest of me?
Sophie: It's a little beat-up, but... it has its charm.

Cultural References
Sophie: Agent Tennant. Are you getting this, Agent Smith?

David Tennant and Matt Smith are the last two actors (as of the time this episode premiered) to have played the Doctor in Doctor Who.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  Marc Roskin  |  Chris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Co-Executive ProducerRachel Olschan
Supervising ProducerPaul Guyot
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerMarc Franco  |  M. Scott Veach  |  Jose Behar  |  Geoffrey Thorne  |  James Scura
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
Production DesignerRandal Groves
EditorDavid Siegel
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Angela Terry  |  Eryn Goodman  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerPaul F. Bernard  |  James Scura
First Assistant DirectorMatthew J. Clark
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripBrian Fleskes
Camera OperatorGary Camp  |  Norbert Kaluza
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerRobert Warberg
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Construction CoordinatorDean Roberts
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Assistant EditorLana Wolverton  |  Dan Wilken
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Story EditorJenn Kao  |  Jeremy Bernstein  |  Rebecca Kirsch
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Production SupervisorLiz Brandenburg
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
Assistant Art DirectorWhit Vogel
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorAlexandra Hale
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 AssistantKyril Cvetkov
Supervising Sound MixerHugh Waddell
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