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1.01 – The Nigerian Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: December 7, 2008|
Approached by Victor Dubenich, former insurance investigator Nathan Ford is recruited to watch over a team of thieves as they steal Dubenich’s research back from the company that took it, in the process slamming the insurance company that let Ford’s son die. However, all is not as it seems and the team is betrayed. In response, they go for revenge and a substantial payback.
1.02 – The Homecoming Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: December 9, 2008|
Under the name “Leverage Consulting & Associates,” the team reunites for “one more job” in order to get justice for wounded veteran Cpl. Perry, shot by a government contractor in Iraq. The game changes, however, when the team realizes that Perry was not shot by accident, but to keep him from talking about something and the team realizes that a congressman may be involved.
1.03 – The Two-Horse Job
|Directed by: Craig R. Baxley||Air Date: December 16, 2008|
A high-rolling Wall Street broker burns down his own stable to kill off his underperforming racehorses. The Leverage team goes to Kentucky to help the heartbroken horse trainer who has lost everything. The horse trainer’s daughter is initially hostile towards Eliot as the two were together in the past. The team’s scheme almost gets derailed by the appearance of Jim Sterling, Nate’s former co-worker and long-time nemesis, who attempts to ruin the entire plan.
1.04 – The Miracle Job
|Directed by: Arvin Brown||Air Date: December 23, 2008|
A Catholic priest, who is an old friend of Nate’s, is attacked before he can lobby the city of Los Angeles to save his church. The Leverage team stages a miracle to help, but it ends up attracting too much attention to their mission.
1.05 – The Bank Shot Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: December 30, 2008|
The team’s attempt to take down a corrupt county court judge hits a snag when a father and his son take the local bank hostage, leaving everyone including Nate and Sophie trapped inside. The situation escalates when the corrupt county judge starts calling the shots and vowing not to let any of the hostages go until he’s gotten his money. Parker and Hardison, who are posing as FBI agents, handle the hostage crisis as well as the local authorities but the crisis gets even grimmer when the team learns that a woman with very close ties to the father and son duo has been kidnapped and is being held prisoner, forcing the team into a race where they not only have to save the woman’s life but stop the corrupt county judge as well.
1.06 – The Stork Job
|Directed by: Marc Roskin||Air Date: January 6, 2009|
The Leverage team goes after a Serbian adoption agency that’s scamming money from desperate American couples looking to adopt needy war orphans. The job hits close to home for Parker who also was an orphan, and Hardison, a former foster child.
1.07 – The Wedding Job
|Directed by: Jonathan Frakes||Air Date: January 13, 2009|
To retrieve the money promised to the family of an innocent man who took the fall for a Mafia boss and went to prison, the Leverage team poses as wedding planners for the don’s only daughter. On her big day, Eliot, acting as chef, has a run-in with an old enemy: The Butcher of Kiev.
1.08 – The Mile High Job
|Directed by: Rob Minkoff||Air Date: January 20, 2009|
A couple comes to Leverage headquarters and tells the team about their daughter who was killed by a company’s toxic fertilizer. When the team (minus Hardison) boards a plane to recover the “assets” which could prove that the company was culpable for the girl’s death, they discover that the “assets” are company employees and the plane has been sabotaged to crash. It now falls to Hardison to save the day.
1.09 – The Snow Job
|Directed by: Tony Bill||Air Date: January 27, 2009|
Nate has an emotional connection to the case of a National Guardsman whose home was foreclosed by a crooked contractor. He jeopardizes the team by hitting the bottle again, then jeopardizes the job by deciding to go for a bigger scam with an even bigger payout.
1.10 – The 12-Step Job
|Directed by: Rod Hardy||Air Date: February 3, 2009|
The team goes after an unscrupulous financial director who stole from charity. After forcing him into rehab for his many addictions, the mission changes when Nate learns their mark is in fact robbing the rich (and criminal) and giving to the poor.
1.11 – The Juror #6 Job
|Directed by: Jonathan Frakes||Air Date: February 10, 2009|
One of Parker’s aliases gets called in for jury duty, and Nate forces her to go in order to learn to work better with others. While there Parker finds that various people involved in the case are being paid off, including the plaintiff’s lawyer. The team then sets out to “steal” the verdict and stop a ruthless drug heiress from destroying a young grieving widow who is suing the company over the death of her husband three years previously.
1.12 – The First David Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: February 17, 2009|
The team decides to target Ian Blackpoole, the CEO of the insurance company that let Nate’s son die, by stealing and then selling him his own maquette of Michelangelo’s David. However, complications arise when Nate’s ex-wife shows up and even more so when Sterling returns.
1.13 – The Second David Job
|Directed by: Dean Devlin||Air Date: February 24, 2009|
To take down his former boss Ian Blackpoole, Nate must get his fractured team to work together again. However, with Blackpoole and Sterling knowing their faces, the team is going to need someone on the inside to help them pull off the job: Nate’s ex-wife Maggie.