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Leverage: The Bank Shot Job

Nate and Sophie are at a bank working to take down a crooked judge when two robbers break in. While Parker, Hardison, and Eliot try to find out what's going on and deal with the local cops, Nate and Sophie try to find out what the robbers really want.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Tuesday December 30th, 2008

Director: Dean Devlin
Writer: Amy Berg

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Apr 30, 2009
UK (FOX) Feb 17, 2010

Guest Stars
Rick OvertonRick Overton
As Agent Taggert
Gerald DowneyGerald Downey
As Agent McSweeten
Michael OMichael O'Neill
As Judge Roy
Michael McGradyMichael McGrady
As Sheriff Bill Hastings
Mark DoerrMark Doerr
As Derrick Clark
Devon GrayeDevon Graye
As Michael Clark

Co-Guest Stars
C.J. BauC.J. Bau
As Security Guard
John RezigJohn Rezig
As Deputy Arnold
Lou MulfordLou Mulford
As Ellen Clark
Megan Kathleen DuffyMegan Kathleen Duffy
As Young Teller
Mike LutgenMike Lutgen
As Meth Dealer
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 the small Southwestern town of Juan, Sophie is working at a bank undercover as a clerk. Nate comes in with Judge Roy, who immediately hits on a teller. Roy then meets with the bank manager, Frank, and gets a safety deposit box and shows it to Nate. It contains money, and Nate warns that he wants 20% for the risk. He accepts 15% for money laundering...

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Episode Quotes
Alec: And, I had to re-task two satellites, just to get a lousy Internet connection. Took more than an hour to torrent the last episode of Doctor Who.
Parker: Hey, illegal downloading is wrong.

Parker: Forty-two seconds.
Alec: What?
Parker: To rob this bank. One security guard who never fired his gun before, two closed-circuit camera's outside, one inside, and an Glenn-Reader safe built in the 1950s whose default combination is the birthday of the manager's wife. Get in and get out--42 seconds.
Alec: Seriously?

Sheriff Bill Hastings: Cut power to the bank. Standard operating procedure.
Alec: Standard... that's standard operating... it's standard. Where are you getting that bull hockey from, son?
Sheriff Bill Hastings: Deputy Arnold, he took a seminar in crisis management last year.
Deputy Arnold: It was an online seminar. We got certificates.
Alec: Certificates? Magic kits come with certificates. Does that make it cool for kids to saw their parents in half?

Derrick Clark: No, no cops. If they find out we contacted the police, they'd kill her.
Sophie: They're not cops, I promise you. They're friends of mine, you can trust them.
Derrick Clark: Why should I trust you? I don't know who you are.
Sophie: I'm a thief.
Derrick Clark: Okay... I'm not sure what to do with that.

Nate: Parker, have you ever robbed a bank that's being robbed?
Parker: There's a first time for everything.

Alec: The closest office is in San Diego, so they should be here in about, um... 45 minutes.
Nate: We can't worry about that now.
Alec: When do we worry about it?
Nate: In about 45 minutes.

Derrick Clark: There's a lot of money in there.
Parker: Yeah, I know.
Derrick Clark: My wife's life depends on that money getting where it needs to go.
Parker: I understand. Sometimes bad guys are the only good guys you get.

Eliot: Hey, what smells like crank and screams like a girl? (kicks the meth-head in the knee, he screams) That's the right answer.

Ellen Clark: Who are you?
Eliot: Well, ma'am, we'd be the cavalry.

Alec: This is all starting to make sense now. It would explain the irrational behavior. Nervousness, the irritability.
Judge Roy: Shut up. You're not even real FBI.
Alec: Paranoid delusions. The violent outbursts.
Judge Roy: Listen to me, he's one of them. He's in on it!

Sophie: You're still the geek.
Alec: Geek power, baby, stay strong.

Cultural References
Sophie: So what's the plan, Stan?

Alec: I'm Agent Leonard, this is Agent Elmore.

Eliot: Maybe I'm just dense, Nate, but your alternate revenue source is sitting 2' from Boss Hogg himself in the middle of a bank surrounded by cops.

Alec: Sheriff Coltrane over here called the FBI.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Co-Executive ProducerKearie Peak  |  Marc Roskin
Co-ProducerRachel Olschan
Production DesignerLauren Crasco
EditorDavid Siegel
CastingApril Webster  |  Scott David
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorJason Ruder
GripWilly Hewson
Key GripKevin Ball
Construction CoordinatorSteven Desantis
Supervising Sound EditorKenneth L. Johnson
LeadmanChuck Courrieu
Art DirectorBrian Harms
Sound EditorMark Hailstone
Key Makeup ArtistDebra Denson
Set DresserTim Woodruff
Graphic DesignerDerek Frederickson
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant Property MasterKevin Hummel
ADR MixerAndrew Garrett Lange
Foley ArtistCatherine Harper
General ForemanBrian Feola
Lead ScenicMaureen Kropf
Music EngineerScott Davidson (2)  |  Joshua Mathews
FinancingStephen Hays
Product Placement CoordinatorAdam M. Stone  |  Cat Stone
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