Leverage (2008–2012)
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The Long Good-bye Job 

Nate takes the team on one of its most dangerous missions, a con related to the death of his son.


Dean Devlin


John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Ford
Gina Bellman ... Sophie Devereaux
Christian Kane ... Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf ... Parker
Aldis Hodge ... Alec Hardison
Catherine Dent ... Ellen Casey
Paul Root ... Security Guard 1
Aaron Blakely ... Security Guard 2
Mark Sheppard ... Jim Sterling
Don Burns Don Burns ... Stage Manager (as Don Sewart Burns)
Hillarie Putnam Hillarie Putnam ... Actress
Gina Manziello ... Dr. Sarah Giallo
Matt Barnett Matt Barnett ... Zachary
Steven Beckingham Steven Beckingham ... Father
Gretchen Treser ... Mother


The final episode promises a sequel with Eliot, Hardison and Parker (and we await it anxiously) as Nate finally launches one last con, which he planned for years, before he disappears into the wind with Sophie. He is leaving the Mastermind reins to Parker. Does the con have anything to do with IYS? Does it happen as it unfolds or is a mirror in place? Does Hardison visit the clouds to get computer information? Does Sophie fail to chew scenery as Lady Macbeth? Or does everyone actually die? Even James Sterling appears for the final act of Part I: Leverage. Audiences await Part II with baited breath... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Electric Entertainment See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Last show of the series. See more »


When Hardison fires the water balloon across to the other building, he aims straight at the target. The mass and air resistance of the water balloon would drastically slow it down. To hit the target, he would have to aim upwards at a 45 degree angle to arc the water balloon for the maximum range. See more »


Nathan Ford: You sure it's a cure?
Dr. Sarah Giallo: A whistleblower at Pallagen reported that 76% of children put on this new drug, Trimethia, went into full remission.
Nathan Ford: And they won't release the drug.
Dr. Sarah Giallo: The only disease it cures is Stanhope's sarcoma, and... we both know how rare that is.
Nathan Ford: There's no market for the drug, so they won't put it into production.
Dr. Sarah Giallo: Not enough children die of Stanhope's sarcoma to make it profitable.
Nathan Ford: Enough children. Enough of them die.
Dr. Sarah Giallo: My patient, Danny Sullivan, he's running out of time.
Nathan Ford: He's gonna...
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References Doctor Who (2005) See more »

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One of the Best Series Finales Out There, BUT......
28 February 2018 | by nannyjoSee all my reviews

.... There should have been more!

Just like the "Leverage" famous 360 camera angles of the team, this episode takes us full circle in so many ways. Without spoiling the episode for anyone, there are many re-imagings of pilot episode scenes which is great to help us remember how far we have come with these people - our heroes.

We, the audience, get conned a few times, which makes it even more fun even though it is a very dramatic episode.

In the end, we get to see how much the characters have grown since we met them. Nate has a clear path for his future; Sophie gets her acting redemption- she really is good when acting is part of the con; Parker can experience and express her feelings; Sterling comes through in the end - he is the villain you just love to hate- how can anyone really hate Mark Sheppard, though? Hardison has matured and Eliot got a family to trust.

The three man team will continue on which would have been a show I would have dearly loved to see - Leverage International.

All in all it was very satisfying conclusion to a show that I still feel is one of the best of television. We know that all of our heroes will live and long and happy lives with Eliot protecting them "'Til his dying day."

A sincere "Thank You" to everyone who was involved in bringing us this wonderful series.


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