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5.01 – The (Very) Big Bird Job
|Directed by: John Rogers||Air Date: July 15, 2012|
As the team adjusts to their new home of Portland, Oregon, they take on the case of a corrupt airline executive who has a strong obsession with Howard Hughes and his Spruce Goose, which is now on exhibit in a museum. Hardison and Parker reveal that they are now a couple.
5.02 – The Blue Lines Job
|Directed by: Marc Roskin||Air Date: July 22, 2012|
The “enforcer” of a minor league hockey team may die if he brawls again, so the Leverage crew must steal his team from its unscrupulous owner.
5.03 – The First Contact Job
|Directed by: Jonathan Frakes||Air Date: August 5, 2012|
An entrepreneur, who has made his fortune by stealing his subordinates’ ideas, must be convinced by the team that he has made contact with aliens.
5.04 – The French Connection Job
|Directed by: Tawnia McKiernan||Air Date: August 12, 2012|
The team infiltrates a cooking school run by an old friend of Eliot’s and whose owner is involved in smuggling truffles; Parker looks for passion in the arts.
5.05 – The Gimme a K Street Job
|Directed by: Jonathan Frakes||Air Date: August 19, 2012|
When a cheerleader is injured through corporate negligence, Parker takes over the role of the cheerleading squad’s disgraced coach while the other members of the Leverage team attempt to get safety legislation passed in Congress.
5.06 – The D.B. Cooper Job
|Directed by: Marc Roskin||Air Date: August 26, 2012|
Agent McSweeten, who still thinks that Parker and Hardison are undercover FBI, asks the team to look into the case that obsesses his dying father: the 1971 plane hijacking by D. B. Cooper.
5.07 – The Real Fake Car Job
|Directed by: John Harrison||Air Date: September 2, 2012|
The team plans to get their client’s money back by selling their mark the vintage car of his dreams. But because the mark also plans to testify against the Mob, he’s been placed in Witness Protection/Relocation and is being closely guarded by a U.S. Marshal.
5.08 – The Broken Wing Job
|Directed by: John Harrison||Air Date: September 9, 2012|
While nursing an injury, Parker comes across the planning of a crime and must recruit a reluctant waitress (Aarti Mann) to aid her in figuring out the plot. Meanwhile the rest of the team is in Japan on another job.
5.09 – The Rundown Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: September 16, 2012|
After finishing a job in Washington with Parker and Hardison, Eliot gets a call from an old employer that leads him to deduce that a terror attack is imminent. Only the three of them, with the help of an old Army colleague of Eliot’s, can stop it.
5.10 – The Frame Up Job
|Directed by: Marc Roskin||Air Date: September 16, 2012|
With the other three team members still in Washington, Sophie sneaks off (soon followed by Nate) to the mansion of a recently deceased art collector, where a mysterious painting by a modern master will be publicly shown for the first time. When the painting turns up missing, Sophie and Nate must help Sterling solve a classic mystery to stop him from pinning the crime on them.
5.11 – The Low Low Price Job
|Directed by: Tawnia McKiernan||Air Date: November 27, 2012|
Eliot takes a personal interest in the threat posed to a small town by a new mega-store. The crew tries a variety of approaches to foil the plans of an ambitious corporate representative and keep the store from opening.
5.12 – The White Rabbit Job
|Directed by: PJ Pesce||Air Date: December 4, 2012|
A young industrialist seems bent on destroying the company his grandfather built, and the town it supports. To find out why, the team attempts the rarely (if ever) achieved “White Rabbit” con, which puts the mark through a series of simulated dreams.
5.13 – The Corkscrew Job
|Directed by: Marc Roskin||Air Date: December 11, 2012|
To investigate a suspicious death at a winery, the team tries to get at the new owner through his wine collection.
5.14 – The Toy Job
|Directed by: Jonathan Frakes||Air Date: December 18, 2012|
To prevent a CEO from placing an unsafe toy on the market, the team creates a craze for a competing toy.
5.15 – The Long Good-bye Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: December 25, 2012|
The team embarks on their riskiest con yet when Nate takes a case linked to his son’s death. Ellen Casey (Catherine Dent) questions Nate as he retells the job that supposedly got his entire team killed. The job was to steal “the Black Book,” a record of all illegal transactions made by bankers and wealthy people that led to the financial crisis of 2007–08. However, it is revealed that the job was successful, the team is very much alive and Sterling (Mark Sheppard), who had been assigned to look into the break-in, allows Nate to walk away from possible imprisonment. Nate retires to marry Sophie and the team plans to start “Leverage International” with their newly obtained information. The series ends with a scene reminiscent to the closing scene of the pilot, with the team (now consisting of only Parker, Eliot, and Hardison) taking on a new case, but with Parker having replaced Nate as the leader of the Leverage team.