Dec. 07, 2008
60 min.
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Leverage - 02x11 The Bottle Job

2x11 The Bottle Job

4.4/5 (5 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 20, 2010 on TNT
Summary: The Leverage team runs a high-tech version of a classic con on a predatory loan shark in order to save McRory’s bar.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Nathan Ford played by Timothy Hutton
Mark Doyle played by Alan Smyth (II)
Cora McRory played by Odessa Rae
Liam played by Bradford Farwell
Liam's Brother played by George Burich
Capt. Danny McCann played by Ted Rooney
Det. Mickey Donnelly played by Joe Ivy
Lt. Johnny Cabella played by Hank Cartwright

Episode Quotes

Alec Hardison: Whoa! Yeah, baby! Yeah! That's what I'm talking about right there! Yeah!
Tara Cole: Hey, I didn't realize you were quite that into basketball.
Alec Hardison: Ba... basketball? Woman, we just pulled off the wire in the time it takes to get a pizza delivered. This is a big win; big. They're gonna talk about this one.
Eliot Spencer: [Eliot is fighting a goon next to where Parker is trying to crack a safe, much to her annoyance, and she finally lashes out and kicks the man, knocking him unconscious] Hey! I had it!
Parker: I'm trying to WORK here!
Parker: Why don't we just send her to the police? I mean, I don't use them, but this is what they're for, right?
Nathan Ford: No, if Cora says to the police that she owes Doyle money, Doyle denies it. Six months later, he comes and burns down the bar. And that's assuming that he doesn't have a couple of local police on the arm.
Alec Hardison: That's what sucks about the credit crunch. Honest people can't get loans, sharks move in. Twelve points on the interest every month... there's no way to get out from under that.
Eliot Spencer: I don't care. You don't collect debts at a wake. You just don't do it. Want me to go downstairs, break this guy's knees?


  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Mark Doyle shows Tara Cole his bag of cash bundles, the 100s have Ulysses S. Grant pictured and the 20s have Ben Franklin and are printed in a style not used in the 21st century.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Doyle pulls his pistol on Nate at the poker table, you can hear the sound of the hammer being pulled back. Yet you never see Doyle touch the hammer, and when the camera moves to behind Doyle, the hammer is still up.


  • The voice of Nate's father is provided by director Jonathan Frakes.
  • The title "The Bottle Job" is a reference to the industry term "bottle episode", which refers to an episode that is shot on a limited budget, using preexisting sets. In this case, most of the episode is set in the bar where the Leverage team meets their clients, and Nate's apartment upstairs (which the team uses as their office).
  • The announcer of the basketball game refers to one of the basketball players as Arnie Risen. There is a real Arnie Risen, who played for the Celtics in the 1950s. He was a center, and is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • The con called "the wire" that Nate and the crew run on Doyle is the same con, just an abbreviated version, that Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker run on Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting.
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