We made a difference. Remember that.
You guys are the most honorable people I have ever met in my life. You’ve become my family, my only family. I won’t forget that.
The Long Goodbye is our final goodbye.
It has been decided today that this Tuesday’s episode of Leverage “The Long Goodbye Job” will be the series finale as TNT has decided not to renew the show for a sixth season.
I want to take the opportunity to thank TNT for five amazing seasons and 77 episodes of a show that has been so good to me. I’m incredibly proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished. Throughout this journey TNT have been the most amazing partners. Their support and collaboration I will cherish forever.
I also want to thank everyone involved in making the show. Tim, Gina, Beth, Christian and Aldis are the finest ensemble of actors I’ve ever worked with. They’ve become our partners, our friends and our family.
The amazing crew who pulled off miracles every day on our show. Thank you for everything you’ve contributed. Your blood and sweat is in every frame of our series and I’m eternally in your debt.
And, of course, on behalf of everyone involved in the show, thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us and the show. You have amazed us all. We love you and thank you all.
I’m so happy we were able to film the series finale we had always envisioned and I’m happy we’re able to present it on Christmas as our gift to you. It’s a bittersweet goodbye.
Executive Producer/Director LEVERAGE"
I can’t say I’m surprised, but I am saddened. However, knowing that this upcoming episode ends things the way they wanted to instead of a sloppy shoehorn (the US version of Life on Mars — at least they got a finale, but it was still so unfair), makes me much happier.
I love this show so much. It’s one of those rare simple, pulpy team shows that exist now in a world where episodes are more like installments. Thank you John Rogers, Dean Devlin, Chris Downey and the rest of the cast and crew for their excellent work. I hope the coming years bring you more success and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Eliot: I think the feds are going to find what they are looking for.
Agent Powell: Right on, Cowboy. Right on.
LEVERAGE (4X17) - FLAWLESSLY CREATING OTPs SINCE IS STARTED
That’s why we need all five. Separately they’re kind of broken, and together they make one pretty decent human being. —John Rogers
You don’t let feelings get in the way. You rotate problems… security, people, timelines. You spin them in the three-dimensional space, like puzzle pieces, until they click. It’s not the way I think, but… I trust your judgment. I really do.
Really the thing that makes me most emotional about that whole scene with the two of them at the finale is how Nate is enumerating out loud all the variables and writing them off in that piece of cardboard and that thing looks like the most difficult math problem I’ve ever seen, and he has that moment when, for the first time, really talks to her out loud about how he sees her and you can tell she’s obviously touched by it. But then he walks away and she composes herself and the only thing she says back to him is the answer. (which she already knew because she had already made the calculation in her mind when he was saying it. I mean, gurl.)
And he smiles at her and they don’t say anything else and everything is beautiful because it’s not just the answer to the question of who was the most appropriate person to take over the crew, it’s the culmination of Nate and Parker’s relationship through the series.
For three years he’s been measuring them but the difference is that Parker observes him and measures him back, she analyzes people and situations and everything around her just like she’d analyze a safe before opening it (people are like locks) and he trusts her because of that because that’s essentially what he does, but that’s also how they communicate; they understand each other at a fundamental level because their brains work alike so they don’t really have to say anything to let each other know that they do, they just click. (like a lock, like everyone in this family, like puzzle pieces. get out with your perfection show) and this scene is all that in a nutshell and I’m still dying at of how much beautiful sense this ‘reveal’ makes, both narratively and emotionally, specially if you step back and notice Nate wasn’t really teaching her those things because everything was already in her, and his job was never teaching them, but knowing what they could already do and exploit that potential. And none of this final move could have been possible without everyone else’s help at making her connect with other people and her own emotions, so if you look at it that way, at the end of the day, this was a 5 people con who run for 5 years and it’s beautiful and symmetrical and perfect.
They are each other’s resolve. [….] I think that the reason they’re so good together is just because they know what they’re doing on a daily basis and how crazy that is, and they understand that there’s something to be appreciated when you have a sense of security, when you have a sense of home, and that’s what they are to one another. They are each other’s home. |Aldis Hodge [x]
NATE: Can you break the codes?
HARDISON: The codes? The codes to the Cayman bank and trust, where the Cali cartel and the African dictators keep all their dirty money? The ones that Moscone changes anytime he damn well pleases? Like it’s— Come on, dude, are you kidding me?
ELIOT: -We’re here to see a patient of yours -Mr. Tom Baker.
NURSE: -What’s your relationship?
NURSE: -Second Act has a strict policy. Only family members can see patients. We want to make sure outside influences don’t hamper our clients’ recoveries.
ELIOT: -I think that’s an excellent policy. I’m Tom’s brother. Hi. Mark.
HARDISON: -…I’m… I’m with him.
I guess the whole point of this episode was to show us we wouldn’t need to worry Sophie and Nate were gone, that, no matter how hard the case was going to be, that the three of them could handle it as long as they were together, that they are grown enough to make things work and are capable of giving each other courage even in the scariest of situations.
And in the end, somehow, that made me feel better.
3.01; The Jailhouse Job | 5.15; The Long Goodbye Job
# parker comes looking like a boss and a leader # i don’t even know how to explain this # like # you have to be interesting to merit her attention