Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Leverage: Redemption - The Rollin' on the River Job

While she proved helpful in the previous episode, "The Rollin' on the River Job" works as Hardison's (Aldis Hodge) foster sister Breanna Casey's (Aleyse Shannon) first job with the team as their new hacker. She quickly discovers filling her brother's shoes is easier said than done (especially given the team's unreasonable expectations and demands). The team targets a greedy riverboat owner (Piter Marek) forcing out locals in New Orleans to build for the expansion of his new casino. Targeting both the man's greed and competitive nature by creating the illusion of another potential casino headed into area, the team also works in several unknown extras (obviously part of the larger Leverage team developed over the years, none of whom get introduced here) to rig the games in his casino making it unable for him to pay-out in front of a representative (Bernard Hocke) from the gaming commission. It's a solid con with some nice twists and even includes an old-school safe-cracking scene.

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