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  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • One episode has Eliot and Parker go to Fashion Week to sneak into famous hip-hop clothing designer Andre V.'s show. Upon their return:

  Hardison: (angry) Did no one think that I might like to meet Andre V.?

    • Parker mentions in "Ten Lil Grifters" that her first grab was a palace in the Philippines full of shoes. She robbed Imelda Marcos.
    • Hardison mentions offhand in "The Reunion Job," right at the beginning of Season 3, that he is capable of rigging an election. Nate apparently stored this tidbit somewhere in the back of his mind for six months in which it was completely irrelevant and then made it central to his plan in "The San Lorenzo Job."
    • In the pilot episode, when Nate states that Hardison dies in Plan M, Eliot comments "I like Plan M." Fewer than twenty-four hours later, guess who helps Hardison to his feet when fleeing a bomb?.
    • One might wonder how an actress as bad as Sophie keeps getting cast as the lead in various productions. Simple enough: she's a grifter. She just cons her way through an audition until she gets the part. The problem begins when she actually has to play a part onstage.
      • Which then makes you wonder why she never tried "conning" the audience into "believing" she's a great actress (which would in the end be no different to actual good acting).
    • Eliot at first seems like just the average Handsome Lech trope. He hooks up with a different girl every week, but besides one ex who appears in an early episode, none of them seem to stick around more than a night. Then I really thought of the Ironic Echo in "The Reunion Job" about knives

  Eliot/Girl: Knives are like people. Everything's in context

      • You know how Eliot always explains away knowing various things as "slept with a ____"? He really pays attention to the girls he picks up, and he learns from them. It's not much, but it certainly plays into the "big softie" theme they have going with him.
    • The opening narration mentions that the Leverage team "steals back" things that have been taken. One of the recurring themes is people slighted or humiliated publicly. In addition to money, the team steals back their dignity.
    • Victor Dubenich says that all a man has in the world are his business, his possessions and his name. So to ruin Jack Latimer the Leverage team sets about stealing those three things, pretty simple. But remember the end of the speech, if you take away those three things "any man will kill" Nate wasn't just trying to bring Latimer down so that he would stop protecting Dubenich, no, Nate was systematically ruining Latimer to the degree that he would be willing to kill Dubenich himself!
    • In "The Stork Job", the team goes to rescue an abused Serbian orphan named Luka, who Parker finds with a bunch of other orphans in the upper floor of a warehouse. So, his name is Luka, and he lives on the second floor.
  • Fridge Horror
    • One episode has Eliot knock out a mob assassin in a hospital morgue and stash him in an occupied drawer. Now, you imagine waking up in a cold, dark, confined place with a dead body.
      • Watch Eliot's flashbacks very closely and consider what they imply about his pre-Leverage body count. It's... disconcerting.
      • In "The Long Way Down Job" it is revealed that Nate remembers little if any of stealing a mountain resort in "The Snow Job." While that was one of his drunkest episodes, this sets up the distinct possibility that Nate was too drunk to remember large portions of season one.
  • Second episode of season one, the group dispatches the thugs sent to kill the witness. Nate uses a defibrillator to drop one of them. The thing is, though, when you use a defibrillator, it doesn't just give you a shock - it STOPS YOUR HEART. Nate just killed that man.
  • Fridge Logic:
    • Following their first case (“The Nigerian Job”), Nate figured it would be good if everyone in his crew had a grounding in each other’s expertise.  As the series progressed, it became clear he knew what he was talking about.  This enabled them to mix things up on occasion, which was incredibly helpful on jobs where their normal M.O. wouldn’t work.  That included, but was by no means limited to, cases where:
      1. They needed a male grifter or more than one at the same time;
      2. A Honey Trap was either worthless or actually countereffective;
      3. All Elliot had to do to give themselves away was punch someone out;
      4. They somehow wound up out their expert (for the core skill) at the worst possible time;
      5. The girls were coming out to play and Elliot was caught in the crossfire (continuing the above point).
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