Leverage “The French Connection Job” Season 5 Episode 4 airs Sunday August 12 2012 at 8 pm on TNT.
Episode Synopsis: The Leverage team goes inside the world of culinary schools and celebrity chefs to bring down a corrupt restaurateur who destroys lives in his pursuit of fame and money.
Show Summary: Leverage focuses on a team led by former insurance investigator turned thief, Nate Ford (Hutton). His cohorts include Sophie Devereaux (Bellman), a brilliant grifter; Eliot Spencer (Kane), a retrieval specialist; Alec Hardison (Hodge), a gadget and technology wizard; and Parker (Riesgraf), a slightly off-center thief adept at rappelling off buildings. Together, they try to level the playing field for people whose lives have been destroyed by the rich and powerful.
The fifth season of Leverage opens to the promise of new adventure and uncharted territory in “The Very Big Bird Job”. Without even having time to settle into their new Portland, Ore., base of operations, the team is immediately swept into the path of a conniving shipping executive (guest star Carey Elwes) whose cheap techniques result in a tragic plane crash. Determined to put him behind bars before another merger is completed, the Leverage team formulates their most daring con ever involving theft of the actual Spruce Goose.
This season on Leverage, the team will be forced to face changing personal dynamics as the relationship between Parker and Hardison heats up, and Nate continues to struggle with inner demons. Among their upcoming jobs, they will target a wealthy scientist who stole his former research partner’s discovery and ruined his reputation; an ex-hockey-player-turned-team-owner (guest star Treat Williams) who trades his love of the game for his love of money at the expense of his players’ health; a corrupt restaurateur who destroys lives in his pursuit of fame and money; and a corrupt businessman whose stock scams and money-laundering have him living a life of secrecy (guest star Matthew Lillard). In addition, the team will once again face their nemesis, insurance-investigator-turned-InterPOL-agent Jim Sterling (guest star Mark Sheppard).
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