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Leverage: The Toy Job

To take on a crooked toymaker who plans to flood the market with a dangerous toy during the holidays, the Leverage team must trick him into buying a worthless toy from their fake company.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x14
Airdate: Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Writer: Joe Hortua

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) May 07, 2013

Guest Stars
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
As Trent Hazlit
Riley DonahueRiley Donahue
As Pantani
E.E. BellE.E. Bell
As Gil Barton
Mia RivertonMia Riverton
As Allie Stanbrook

Co-Guest Stars
Matt BarnettMatt Barnett
As Zachary
Khanh DoanKhanh Doan
As Reporter
Nicole McCulloughNicole McCullough
As Sandy Matteo
Karen CharnellKaren Charnell
As Social Worker
Nina HameletonNina Hameleton
As Young Parker
Main Cast
Gina BellmanGina Bellman
As Sophie Devereaux
Christian KaneChristian Kane
As Eliot Spencer
Beth RiesgrafBeth Riesgraf
As Parker
Aldis HodgeAldis Hodge
As Alec Hardison


At the Risk Management office of Poggio Toys, an intruder sets off the alarm hacking a computer. The intruder takes a briefcase out of the desk and slips out past the guards. Later, the intruder, Eldon Marris, meets with Sophie and Nate and explains that their newest product is the result of years of research. Eldon shows them Chubby Snubby, a stuffed dog, and explains that he was the executive in charge of overseeing its safety report. When it came back with a level 3 choking hazard, the CEO of Poggio, Trent Hazlit, told him to cook the books. Eldon refused and Trent fired him. Hazlit thinks a few deaths are acceptable and is waiting to release the toy from warehouses for the Christmas season in time for the Pacific Toy expo...

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Episode Quotes
Sophie: Well, where'd Hazlit come from?
Alec: One guess.
Parker: Santa's Workshop.
Alec: No.
Parker: Doughnuts.
Alec: No. And that's two guesses, stop playing.

Eliot: You spent $100,000 on a motorcycle.
Alec: Don't hate the gift. Hate the elf.
Eliot: I do hate the elf.

Eliot: You realize without that safety study, we've got nothing.
Nate: Yeah.
Eliot: So why'd you promise him that?
Nate: Because we are not gonna let that toy get released. We're gonna steal Christmas.

Zachary: God. You get me. When I win my first Oscar, I'm gonna name it after you, Miss Devereaux. I'm going to thank everybody and then I'm going to say, "This is not an Oscar, it's a Devereaux."
Sophie: Okay, Zachary.
Zachary: Right.

Nate: Okay, Hardison, so you get on that lecture thing. Eliot, you get on the mommies.
Alec: And he doesn't mean that literally.
Eliot: That joke is never funny.
Alec: It's always funny.
Eliot: It's not, Hardison. Comedy is about timing and you don't have it.

Nate: Uh, yeah, what do you think parents are most afraid of?
Parker: Clowns?
Nate: No.
Parker: Evil clowns?
Nate: No, Parker.
Parker: Crazy clowns named GeeGee that whisper your name from under your bed?
Nate: No.

Trent Hazlit: This is about Trent Hazlit.
Pantani: Oh, right, right. So, go out there and give them a big old bag of Trent.
Trent Hazlit: Shut up.

Eliot: Promise me those things will never hit store shelves.
Parker: Nah, I'm keeping them all to myself. I've got them lined up in my warehouse like an army of joy and rage.
Alec: You don't ever want to be in that warehouse alone.

Sophie: I think we should give each other some trust for Christmas.
Parker: What, like that willow exercise and you fall back and someone catches you?
Sophie: No, not like that.
Parker: Good. Because I did that once, and I dropped the person. And they had to get stitches.
Alec: Still hurts.
Parker: I know.

Nate: When I was a kid, I wanted a trumpet one Christmas. My--my father played Sinatra all the time, and Sinatra had this trumpet played named Sweets Edison--Harry Sweets Edison. Great sound, amazing. I wanted to sound just like him, you know? Christmas rolled around, and, um, there was no trumpet, just a pack of baseball cards. My father said that Santa must've had a rough year at the tracks. Anyway, a couple of days later, I wake up in my bed and at the foot of my bed is... is a trumpet. It's all tarnished and dinged up, my dad probably rolled somebody for it, but... but there it is. I played that trumpet every day for ten years. I never--I never ended up sounding like Sweets Edison, but... So I gave it to--I gave it to Sam on his eighth birthday. And that was--his, um, first trumpet lesson was scheduled for the day, as it turns out, that he went into the hospital. And I, so he... I don't have anything left from my childhood, but I did keep the trumpet. I keep it on the boat.

Cultural References
Trent Hazlit: You ask me, Gepetto in there wants to navel-gaze for the next ten years, not sell his company.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChris Downey
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  Marc Roskin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Co-Executive ProducerRachel Olschan
Supervising ProducerPaul Guyot
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerJames Scura  |  Jose Behar
Production DesignerRandal Groves
CastingAngela Terry  |  Eryn Goodman  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerJames Scura
First Assistant DirectorMatthew J. Clark
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Camera OperatorGary Camp
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerDoug Hobart
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Construction CoordinatorDean Roberts
Assistant EditorElaine Walrath  |  Sarah C. Reeves
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Story EditorJenn Kao  |  Rebecca Kirsch
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Production SupervisorLiz Brandenburg
Executive Story EditorJoe 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
Assistant To The ProducerKelly Crimmins  |  Kayla Rae Dettman
Special Effects CoordinatorGlenn Sabin
Assistant Art DirectorWhit Vogel
Assistant To The Co-producerCaitlin Hailburton  |  Paola Ferrari
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
"A" Camera 1st AssistantKyril Cvetkov
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