Monday, December 19, 2011

Leverage - The Boys' Night Out Job

It's not every episode you see Nate (Timothy Hutton) dress up like a priest and punch out a nun. Okay, to be fair Sister Lupe (Sofia Pernas) isn't a real nun and things always get a bit crazy when Hurley (Drew Powell) is in town.

After turning his life around in Mexico, Hurley (first introduced in "The 12 Step Job") shows up in Boston (unwittingly as a drug mule). To help save him, again, Nate, Elliot (Christian Kane), and Hardison (Aldis Hodge) must make sense out of why both the Mexican cartel and Irish mob want Hurley dead.

The episode gives us the other side of the story from last week's episode "The Girls' Night Out Job," to which there are several references. Although there's no big heist or con here the team has to think on their feet, pull a last minute switch, and hope their luck holds to get Hurley, and themselves, out of his latest mess.

"The Boys' Night Out Job" is a nice compliment to last week's episode (although I stand by my earlier statement that the two episodes should have aired together), even if it is necessarily light on appearances by Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Sophie (Gina Bellman).

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