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Leverage: The First David Job

To take down Ian Blackpoole, Nate's former boss and the CEO who denied Sam his treatment, the team target his rare Michaelangelo maquette of the statue David. However, when they try to sell him a fake, Nate's wife Maggie becomes involved and the team has to steal Blackpoole's heavily guarded First David maquette so that they can convince her and Blackpoole that they have the real Second David.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Tuesday February 17th, 2009

Director: Dean Devlin
Writer: John Rogers (1)

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Jun 18, 2009
TR (CNBC-e) Nov 29, 2009
UK (FOX) Apr 07, 2010

Guest Stars
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Jim Sterling (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Kari MatchettKari Matchett
As Maggie Collins
Alex CarterAlex Carter
As Mr. Geary
Clayne CrawfordClayne Crawford
As Mr. Quinn
Kevin TigheKevin Tighe
As Ian Blackpoole

Co-Guest Stars
Terence J. RotoloTerence J. Rotolo
As Museum Guard #2 (as Terence J. Rotolo)
Ronald AugusteRonald Auguste
As Museum Guard #3
Ron RoggéRon Roggé
As Pilot
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


A drunken Nate gets out of a taxi and staggers up to a museum dedicating a wing to Ian Blackpoole, CEO of IYS Insurance. Nate shoves a guard down, grabs his gun, and aims it at Blackpoole as he comes out. When Nate says he isn't there to kill him, Blackpoole invites him inside. As Nate takes a drink, he tells Blackpoole that he's there to sell him something and whispers in his ear. Blackpoole accuses him of lying but Nate says it wouldn't be worth his time. The millionaire than calls over: Sophie, undercover...

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Episode Quotes
Ian Blackpoole: Are you here to kill me, Nate?
Nate: Not tonight.
Ian Blackpoole: Well, in that case, come in. There's shrimp.
Nate: I do love shrimp.

Nate: Is this my intervention? Are my bags packed and in the car, ready to take me to rehab?
Sophie: You don't need rehab, Nate.
Eliot: You need revenge.

Parker: Give me three days of prop, it'd be like taking diamonds from the French National Bank. That's like taking candy from a baby.
Alec: Got it.
Parker: A very easy thing to do.
Alec: Got... it.
Parker: Oh, look, little buddy. That's your new home!
Alec: Can you please not play with the little naked man? Please.
Parker: I'm not.

Parker: No, no, no, we can't let your ex-wife anywhere near our little naked man.

Eliot: I'm sorry, your wife gave me her phone number.
Nate: Not wanna talk about it.
Eliot: It was only to coordinate where we're gonna go...
Nate: Not talking about it.

Sophie: You're an honest man, Nate. It's the rest of the world that's gone crooked.

Eliot: Hey, Sterling, I got some dental work with your name on it. What do you say me and you hook up so I can give it to you?

Episode References
MacGyverisms: Parker uses 1) eye shadow to capture a fingerprint scan image on a white cloth; 2) an aluminum cone filled with ice to block a heat sensor; and 3) strips of aluminum to create a passageway through a laser grid.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  Chris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Co-Executive ProducerKearie Peak  |  Marc Roskin
Co-ProducerRachel Olschan  |  Amy Berg  |  Paul F. Bernard
Production DesignerLauren Crasco
EditorDavid Siegel
CastingApril Webster  |  Scott David
Unit Production ManagerGary M. Strangis  |  Maria L. Melograne
First Assistant DirectorPaul F. Bernard
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 EditorBrian Gonosey
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  |  Vincent Grashaw
Makeup ArtistBeverly Jo Pryor
Assistant To The Co-producerRyan Mitchelle
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
Second Second Assistant DirectorJackie C. Lee
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