Leverage: The Tap-Out Job
March 15, 2020 1:58 PM - Season 2, Episode 2 - Subscribe

When a scheme against a crooked fight promoter goes awry, Eliot is forced to step into the ring.
posted by porpoise (5 comments total)
I thought that Parker demonstrating MMA techniques on Hardison was cute - but then I have an ex who was just a slip of a girl, but was into akido and thought it was hilarious to throw me around as part of foreplay. I... didn't mind.

Enjoyed Christian Kane acting as a non-actor acting convincingly (enough) to be a gentle giant-type who doesn't like hurting people, but truly loves competing against willing opponents.
posted by porpoise at 3:36 PM on March 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thought this was a solid episode. The team being a bit miffed that a small time meathead crook saw through their scheme was funny.

Nate and Sophie's personas felt a bit over the top this episode, especially Nate. Then again I've started watching these back to back because I'm trying to stay at home lately so any minor gripes I might have have been amplified.

Eliot's "aw shucks" character was pretty good, yeah. I enjoyed that as well.

People in town being fed up with villain-of-the-week's shit will always win me over too, so this episode's ringside doctor and The Bank Shot Job's bank manager pitching in is always a plus for me.
posted by ODiV at 6:57 PM on March 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

Taking the local temperature - yeah! But it felt a little too deus ex (ringside doctor).

Sophie was a little annoying, finally recognizing the awesomeness of pork rinds or not.

Was surprised when Nate seemingly gave up so easily - shouldn't have been. Neat commentary on data mining and mimicking social networks and actual social networks, though. Still relevant.
posted by porpoise at 9:11 PM on March 15, 2020

Oh god watching Parker choke Hardison until he's gasping and saying he can't breathe, but then she just keeps choking him... I just could. not. with that now.
posted by medusa at 8:25 PM on May 11, 2021

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