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kaniacmania:

Was Rudy on cable last night?

Leverage 4.6, The Carnival Job

Any thoughts on this? Like, didn’t we (at one point) hear Eliot confess that he doesn’t own a TV? Am I wrong? If I’m not wrong, I wonder when he caved and bought a tv? Maybe to finally understand Hardison’s references? Or could this just be a continuity error?

I am consolidating all of your responses here (rather than reblogging this post four times) ‘cause I just love them all so much!

parisandtuscanypretzels:

I think it was more he was admitting it’s cheesy! But it could be he got one since they weren’t exactly moving around…

tidalrace:

I think he was just messing with Hardison. But maybe he caved because he was in one place long enough? Or watched it at someone else’s place? I like to think some of the things he’s said with a straight face, he says just to mess with people and internally cackle about them totally buying it.

swamprockbarbie:

I think that, even up to this point, Eliot does not own a tv. At this point in the series, Eliot has come to trust the team. They know now what the darkest period in his life was, and they’ve been there for all of these glimpses into his past and his passions (ex. Two Horse Job and the Studio Job). They’ve been there with him through these things and they haven’t asked any questions. They’ve given him his space and just sat back and been quiet, supportive observers.
This slow, insidious trust and respect that’s crept up on the team as they have grown from a dream team to a family is working its way on Eliot. He’s seeking out the team, reaching out so subtly, even he is hardly aware. He looks for excuses to be at Nate’s apartment, he pretends it’s an obligation to get coffee with Hardison, or to fix the lighting in Parker’s warehouse.
One night, he is feeling the emptiness of his sparse, no-ties apartment. He remembers that there’s a game on tonight (there has to be some sort of game on tonight), so he goes to Nate’s apartment to use Nate’s tv. He catches the last half hour of whatever sporting event is on, and when it’s over, he really can’t stand the idea of going back to that apartment where nothing he owns is anything he can’t leave behind. So he channel surfs, hitting the button one channel at a time (because really, there is no interpreting the remote that comes with a cable package without a class in Pointlessly Complicated Technology). Luckily, two channels before he loses his patience and goes home, Eliot hits on the title sequence for Rudy. He’s sucked in, until he barely realizes as the closing credits roll, that he really should go home—or be somewhere that is not Nate’s apartment.

blusongz:

He could be watching at Nate’s. He did have 600 sports channels, no telling what else he had. And I’m sure Hardison hacked into every major service provider so they can watch every thing they could ever want to watch. And Hardison has netflix.

(Source: butilovefire)


allthingsleverage:

Their faces just kill me XD

allthingsleverage:

Their faces just kill me XD


Eliot-Centric H/C Fic Recs

renew-leverage:

Who has the best followers?! We do! We do! Fic recs from the lovely tidalrace, who I positively adore <3

Roll Away Your Stone:

Parker knows things about Eliot. Secret things. Things the others don’t know. (x)

"In which Gail is actually just Eliot’s neighbor and Parker sneaks into his house to patch him up and it’s their secret." - tidalrace

Letting Go:

Eliot doesn’t want them to see the price he pays for keeping them safe. They’re not concerned about what he wants. (x)

"In which the whole team takes care of Eliot." - tidalrace

As You Go:

Everything’s going their way until Eliot gets injured. (x)

"In which a head injury has potentially permanent consequences, but they’ll figure it out as they go." - tidalrace

Stay on the Ride (It’s Gonna Take You Somewhere):

As he dangled over the edge of the ravine, forty feet above the ground below, Eliot wondered when, exactly, everything had gone so completely to shit. (x)

"In which Eliot gets very hurt in the middle of nowhere, Parker refuses to give up, and if you have a cell with signal, Hardison can find you on Mars." - tidalrace

Does anyone else have fic recs to offer up?

Reblogging for the early crowd and to add in one late arrival rec:

The One Crutch Job:

It had been the simplest of plans, the easiest of heists, and a fantastic coincidence that all three of them were in Paris at the same time. It was practically set up for them. Then everything went wrong. With Eliot captured and the rest of the team on the way, a rescue is the first priority. Getting him to a hospital is second. Taking down the bad guy comes a distant third. For once, none of them mind coming in third. (x)


NATE: I know what you’re gonna say.
SOPHIE: I think you should have a drink.
NATE: Okay, I didn’t know what you were gonna say.
SOPHIE: Look, we don’t like it when you drink, but we trust you when you do. We both knew this was gonna get personal. We need you to stay clear-headed. You let it get to you now, it’s gonna go bad for all of us. Be very careful, Nate.
NATE: Listen, that kid, Joshua Spin, 15 years old… he’s waiting in a hospital bed for a heart that may never come…
NATE: Sam would have been 13 this year. A teenager. Almost a man. I mean, you know, probably a big pain in the ass, but… Joshua Spin is getting out of that hospital bed.


(Source: markshepppard)


Eliot-Centric H/C Fic Recs

Who has the best followers?! We do! We do! Fic recs from the lovely tidalrace, who I positively adore <3

Roll Away Your Stone:

Parker knows things about Eliot. Secret things. Things the others don’t know. (x)

"In which Gail is actually just Eliot’s neighbor and Parker sneaks into his house to patch him up and it’s their secret." - tidalrace

Letting Go:

Eliot doesn’t want them to see the price he pays for keeping them safe. They’re not concerned about what he wants. (x)

"In which the whole team takes care of Eliot." - tidalrace

As You Go:

Everything’s going their way until Eliot gets injured. (x)

"In which a head injury has potentially permanent consequences, but they’ll figure it out as they go." - tidalrace

Stay on the Ride (It’s Gonna Take You Somewhere):

As he dangled over the edge of the ravine, forty feet above the ground below, Eliot wondered when, exactly, everything had gone so completely to shit. (x)

"In which Eliot gets very hurt in the middle of nowhere, Parker refuses to give up, and if you have a cell with signal, Hardison can find you on Mars." - tidalrace

Does anyone else have fic recs to offer up?


kaniacmania:

Was Rudy on cable last night?

Leverage 4.6, The Carnival Job

Any thoughts on this? Like, didn’t we (at one point) hear Eliot confess that he doesn’t own a TV? Am I wrong? If I’m not wrong, I wonder when he caved and bought a tv? Maybe to finally understand Hardison’s references? Or could this just be a continuity error?

(Source: butilovefire)


The Carnival Job

Ok i should preface this by saying i am so head over heels for Eliot it aint funny. that being said i really dug this episode. and not JUST for Eliot.

there was a lot going on with the team in this. we get some great little Pardison moments and lets face it Parker2000 is wonderful. i love how upset Parker gets at the thought of Hardison trying to replace her. with a robot no less. and the way she puts it. complimenting him then threatening him. *happy sigh* plus the robo safe cracker is cute. like a little frog. but its interesting to see Parker feeling threatened both within the team and in her sort of mostly budding relationship with Hardison. then there is the hint of jealousy in the bar (“I cant believe you brought her here.”). but all it takes to set her world to rights is confirmation from Hardison that he is NOT in fact trying to replace her. what he IS doing is giving her the best gift he can think of. almost like getting her a puppy. and you just know she has races with Parker2000 to find out who is faster.

as for Nate i always think its neat to see him showing the reality of grief and not just being the untouchable mastermind. the way he immediately recognizes the signs of loss in the mark. brilliant. but of course he gets his mastermind moment when Molly is taken. assessing the situation and recalibrating their plans accordingly on the fly is his specialty but here its different. this kids life is on the line and thats no lie. i loved that he scrapped the plan and essentially said “fuck it all we bring her home and thats all that matters.” also when he says to Eliot “Do your worst.” he has a better (not perfect or complete) idea of just what he is unleashing and has no problem with it.

on a “shallow” note Sophie and Parker were rockin the skirts here. they looked amazing. and Sophie’s pretentious design consultant is inspired (in more ways than one seeing as how if im not mistaken this where Hardison’s line “shes got a right hook like a freight train” came from). but Sophie sees what Nate sees. and more (“thats not greed, its grief.”) and that comes from her experience with Nate. and even though she spends the kidnapping portion of the con on the sidelines corralling the mark that just showcases her ability to support without interfering. how she can be the backbone.

and last but far from least. Eliot. god i just love it when he gets to deal with kids. (i think Eliot would make a great Dad. but i wont get into that here.) and this kid is fabulous. at first in the briefing he thinks shes funny (you see his little grin when she is giving her Dad hell about her report). then he meets her and she socks it to him. i could not stop laughing during their introduction. how he doesnt know whether to laugh or be offended. you can see it written all over his face that he wants to call her a little shit. and the look he shoots Nate for sending him to the carnival. wooee. someone will be getting some payback. being the one who finally orders Parker to work with Parker2000. and then the moment. the switch. when he goes from Eliot the security guy to Eliot Spencer, Hitter/Retrieval Specialist. in other words the guy who is going to beat your ass. and save the girl. and i know it may be odd but seeing Eliot get his ass handed to him once in a while is comforting. even though in this case it required a carnival ride. and then there is The Moment. The Fight. good Lord. the house of mirrors scene. gawdamn. i want to dream about that. Roper looks so confused when Eliot comes up with his eyes closed and proceeds to dodge/block every strike. then its wham bam i just knocked your punk ass out. but really its the way he grabs Molly. like both relief and comfort. like even though he has a concussion and a few broken bones she is the best thing he has seen all day.

and lets not forget the the teams BAMF entrance. always remember the BAMF.


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