Leverage: Redemption: The Turkish Prisoner Job
December 21, 2022 4:09 AM - Season 2, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Harry takes charge of his first job, saving an ordinary person from crooked cops, and stumbles through a few plans that go awry before Sophie inspires him to intrigue one of the cops with an irresistible puzzle.
posted by brainwane (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sophie muses: "What is a con? .... It's a set of artificial circumstances designed to elicit an intended response." And suggests Harry will someday go back "with a very distinctive set of skills" which alludes both to Eliot's frequent "it's a very distinctive [x]" assessment and to the classic quote from Liam Neeson's character in Taken, "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you." [I have not seen Taken but that quote is popular]

A particularly New Orleans-flavored episode this time: alligators, Katrina effects, a proposed hot sauce factory.

Nice to see Sarah again!

I appreciated how the prosecutor acted so entitled, e.g., "don't just stand there, help me" to her opponent during the pepper spray/gas attack.

Kira, the particularly greedy and amoral cop, plays "ABC" [the "B" is an icon of a bee] which is clearly meant to represent the New York Times daily Spelling Bee puzzle -- when you get to a certain level you get called a Genius, which is not quite as good as successfully finding all the words and getting called a Queen Bee. Great concise moment of characterization but also how scandalous that people who do not share my values enjoy the same game I do!!?!
posted by brainwane at 4:20 AM on December 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

I haven't watched this one yet, but I love the synopsis already -- I'm really fond of the ones where they let one another learn and screw up while being there to mitigate the consequences as needed.
posted by humbug at 12:57 PM on December 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

First Turkish Prisoner job to involve an alligator!
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:35 PM on December 21, 2022 [2 favorites]

Two alligators.
posted by Marticus at 5:33 PM on December 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

If the original cast ever wants to step down, I could dig a Leverage: International miniseries with them guesting from time to time. West Coast Leverage... Premier League Leverage... Great Lakes Leverage...
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:36 PM on December 28, 2022

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