To save the bar in Nathan's building from being lost to an avaricious loan shark, the team tries an old-school con.



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Episode cast overview:
Sophie Devereaux (credit only)
Mark Doyle
Cora McRory
Bradford Farwell ...
George Burich ...
Liam's Brother
Ted Rooney ...
Capt. Danny McCann
Joe Ivy ...
Det. Mickey Donnelly
Hank Cartwright ...
Lt. Johnny Cabella


Nathan accepts the case of Cora McRory, who inherited the bar where Nate's dad taught him everything about (criminal) life. It's about to be seized by loan shark Mark Doyle, from Belfast. The team sets up a 'wire' sting to win the $15,000 she needs to save the inheritance, then decides to get rid of Doyle more permanently. Written by KGF Vissers

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20 January 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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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. See more »


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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!
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The Bottle Job
28 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Leverage Season Two Episode 11 – The Bottle Job: Air date January 20, 2010 Review by JAM

Aldis Hodge!!! That's right, Hardison (played by Mr. Hodge) takes some center stage time as we make our way to save the neighborhood bar where Nate (Timothy Hutton) spent his youth with his father, and now lives above. By the way, a "recovering" alcoholic living over a bar could have really bad consequences. More on that later.

An Irish loan shark has moved in on the neighborhood and threatens the mourning Cora McRory (Odessa Rae, the future Silver Banshee on Smallville) who has just lost her father and is about to lose his bar. Nate jumps in as Cora is family in his mind and works "the wire". A con that usually takes weeks to prepare and he gives his team less than 2 hours. Enter the Hardison!

All in all, a good episode that gave a back story into Nate's relationship with his father and some insights into how good this team really is.

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