Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Leverage: Redemption - The Hurricane Job

Stranded at an island inn during storm, which has been taken over by a group of dirty cops searching for a cell phone, Eliot (Christian Kane) and Parker (Beth Riesgraf) need to work with Maria (Andrea Navedo) to uncover the truth of what the cops are really after, find it first, and save the hotel employees. Cut off from any support, in the middle of a hurricane, it doesn't take the trio long to find a rhythm (and even soften Parker's stance on Eliot's new girlfriend) during scenes of characters getting rained on non-stop whenever one steps outside of the inn. Sophie (Gina Bellman) and Harry (Noah Wyle) provide back-up via a ham radio, with the later also making a save at a local hospital with a few nods to Wyle's previous role on ER.

The episode is notable for being the most low-tech of any episode, really coming down to Eliot turning the crew against each other and then taking them down with the help of Maria and Parker. Hardison's (Aldis Hodge) absence continues, but we're also missing Breanna (Aleyse Shannon) meaning there's no hacker on duty. Luckily the job doesn't require any hacking or forged documents, although an extra earpiece does seem to materialize out of the ether keeping all three characters in the inn (who earlier only have two comms between them) connected when split-timing is needed to put their plan to action. It's also notable for some uncharacteristic mistakes of the team in which Parker making a few mistakes such as giving away her position after finding the missing cellphone.  

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