Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Leverage - The 4th Season

The Fourth Season of Leverage saw one of the crew being buried alive, murder, complicated cons, and the return of several characters including Sterling (Mark Sheppard), Jimmy Ford (Tom Skerritt), Hurley (Drew Powell), Tara (Jeri Ryan), and in the season finale Parker's mentor (Richard Chamberlain), Wil WheatonKari MatchettClayne Crawford, and Saul Rubinek as the man who put the team together - Victor Dubenich.

Highlights from a very strong season include breaking into United States Patent Office, Hardison (Aldis Hodge) taking the lead in a complicated con involving buried treasure in tunnels underneath Portland, a gang of female grifters led by Emma Caulfield hunting wealthy men, a trip to Dubai to help out Sterling (who, of course, double-crosses them), the takedown of a renown con man (David Rees Snell), the crew getting used to Nate (Timothy Hutton) and Sophie (Gina Bellman) as a couple, the cast playing other characters in a flashback episode to the 1940's, and Parker and Hardison finally sorta admitting their feelings to each other.

The four-disc set includes audio commentary for all 18 episodes by Hodge, Riesgraf, Sheppard, and writers, directors, and producers including Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Arvin Brown, Geoffrey Thorne, Chris Downey, Marc Roskin, Josh Schaer, John Harrison, Jonathan FrakesJenn Kao, M. Scott Veach, Rebecca KirschP.J. PesceJeremy BernsteinKerry Glover, and Jenn Kao. Also included are deleted scenes, a gag reel, a featurette on "The Long Way Down Job," a look into the writers' room, and a parody of "The Office Job" involving the crew of the show.

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