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Leverage: The 12-Step Job

The team works to recover a large amount of money stolen from a charity by an investment broker. However, the team learns the banker isn't as bad of a person as they assumed he would be. Their plan is to trick the financier into rehab, but find out it may be a suitable place for one team member as well.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Tuesday February 03rd, 2009

Director: Rod Hardy
Writer: Amy Berg, Chris Downey

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Jun 04, 2009
UK (FOX) Mar 24, 2010

Guest Stars
Drew PowellDrew Powell
As Jack Hurley
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Jim Sterling (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Garrett M. BrownGarrett M. Brown
As Dr. Frank

Co-Guest Stars
Laura SimmsLaura Simms
As Waitress
Denice J. SealyDenice J. Sealy
As Michelle Colby (as Denice Sealy)
Chase KimChase Kim
As Kwon (Jin Kwon)
Cisco ReyesCisco Reyes
As Esteban
Krista VendyKrista Vendy
As Receptionist
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


Jack Hurley is driving to his job, eating greasy food and digging out napkins from the discarded bottles of whiskey. As soon as he arrives at his capital investments office, Jack spots inspectors going through his files. His secretary, Pam, tells him that she had no choice but to show them everything. Jack turns around runs out the door. Inside, Michelle Colby notices him leave...

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Episode Notes
Among the businesses on Jack's credit card bill is "Hutton's Hangout," a reference to star Timothy Hutton.

Episode Quotes
Alec: Don't get mad, but I may have spilled Slushie in your car.
Eliot: That's like 44 ounces, Hardison.
Alec: It's not that much.
Eliot: The lid is floating in the damn floorboard, man.

Elliot: Nice job, blowing out the engine block.
Alec: I was aiming for his leg

Jack Hurley: I'm Jack, I'm an alcoholic.
Sophie: Thanks, Jack.
Jack Hurley: Also nicotine--the patches, not the cigarettes.
Sophie: Okay.
Jack Hurley: Internet porn. Non-Internet... well, porn, basically. Also compulsive gambling, compulsive lying, compulsive eating. tacos, I've got a big taco problem. I think it all stems from my stint in the CIA and Beirut. Not the tacos, the drinking part.

Alec: Okay, pressure, pressure... okay, um, Eliot, go--go get a bag of bricks, right? Bricks, and you put it on the seat the same time I roll off.
Eliot: That only works in the movies.
Alec: Bag of bricks is a good, sound plan.

Alec: It's--it's, uh, a computer bomb. I--I know computers. Computer bomb. We--we got to reboot the system. Yeah.
Eliot: You want me to kick it?
Alec: God, I'm gonna die.

(after defusing a bomb)
Eliot: Where are you going? We gotta search the car.
Alec: I'm gonna go and freshen up a little bit. Maybe cry a little.

(pretending to be a homosexual)
Alec: I am with him. See, he thinks the flirting, it makes me jealous, but it doesn't. You know, but if were like Brad Pitt, Denzel or somebody, oh girl, it would be on, seriously.

Nate: Listen, I don't think I need to apologize for drinking. I need to apologize maybe for not drinking. Maybe I'm a bigger bastard sober than I am drunk. Huh?
Marcy: If this is you sober, hell yeah.

Eliot: You ever notice how all bad guys know at least one stripper?
Alec: You know at least a hundred so what does that make you?
Eliot: Hey, I'm a bad guy

Nate: Listen, the guy, okay, he's an addict. You know--he's--he knows how to manipulate people. My father was an addict. My grandfather was an addict. I know how these people operate.
Sophie: I'm just going to let you think about that for a minute.

Alec: Woah, woah. I haven't slept in three days. I had a showdown with two different gangs, who, now, by the way, know my face. I sat on a bomb. And all this could've been avoided had you gave the man a taco?

Cultural References
Parker: It's like Billy from The Family Circus if Billy was a drunken sex fiend.

The Family Circus is a syndicated cartoon strip by Bil Keane. Billy is the oldest of the four children, and often wanders around the neighborhood while the cartoonist indicates his path with a thick black line.

Nate and Parker use the aliases of Tom Baker and Rose, references to Doctor Who. Tom Baker played the fourth Doctor and Rose was the name of the ninth and tenth Doctor's companion, Rose Tyler.

Hurley and Kwon have the same names, and the same general appearance, as Hurley and Kwon on Lost.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Co-Executive ProducerKearie Peak  |  Marc Roskin
Co-ProducerRachel Olschan  |  Paul F. Bernard  |  Amy Berg
Production DesignerLauren Crasco
EditorSonny Baskin
CastingApril Webster  |  Scott David
Unit Production ManagerGary M. Strangis  |  Maria L. Melograne
First Assistant DirectorMichael Risoli
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorJason Ruder
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripKevin Ball
Camera OperatorMichael Satrazemis  |  Gary Camp
Set DesignerShelley Wallace
Set DecoratorAndi Brittan
Location ManagerGary Kesell
Transportation CoordinatorDaniel C. Quick
Property MasterEric Bates
Construction CoordinatorSteven Desantis
Production Sound MixerErik Magnus
Script SupervisorDawn Dreiling
Production CoordinatorJennifer Webb
Assistant EditorRon Rauch
Post Production SupervisorBenjamin Raymond Jack
Supervising Sound EditorChristopher Winter
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferSteve Brock
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer
Art DirectorBrian Harms
Special EffectsChris Bailey (5)
Costume SupervisorAnnette Lewis
Production AccountantSusan Kong
Visual Effects ProducerMarc Franco
Head HairstylistTerry A. Robbins
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChase Friedman
Assistant To The ProducerChristine Danahy
Second Unit DirectorMarc Roskin
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerJenn Russell
Makeup ArtistBeverly Jo Pryor
Assistant To The Co-producerRyan Mitchelle
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
Second Second Assistant DirectorJackie C. Lee
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