Leverage (2008–2012)
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The Experimental Job 

When the team investigates the disappearance of homeless vets around Boston, they stumble across a sinister plot.

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Detective Grayson
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Bradley (as Zach Sanchez)
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Rachel Schaevel
Kevin Scott Martin ...
Grizzled POW (as Kevin Martin)
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Justine Yang
Michelle Lummus ...
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The daughter of a homeless man, David Schaeval, hires the team when he dies as result of a college experiment gone awry and she cannot get law enforcement to investigate. Hardison goes to Harvard (it ain't Holyoke, brother) and Eliot joins the killer college PTSD experiment. Hardison is rushed by the Dustmen, Order of the 206, secret society and feeder fraternity of alphabet spooks. Mr. Conrad is a top CIA agent who insulates students like Travis Zilgram, who is running the Psych. PTSD experiment for CIA. Do they cure or cause PTSD by combining sleep deprivation, loud music and cold air? Nate is 'game' to teach Prisoner's Dilemma (PD); but Travis is a know-it-all. Eliot turns the tables on his professional interrogator. Sophie and a member of Boston's finest demonstrate a working model of PD with Travis as Conrad watches with Nate. Written by LA-Lawyer

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27 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Trivia

12/21/1956 was the date that the Supreme Court made the decision in Browder v. Gale, ending segregation on public buses. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the first riders on the new integrated buses. See more »

Goofs

When Parker is volunteering in the Psychology Department, shocking a patient is described as "negative reinforcement." However, the practice of using painful or unpleasant stimuli in psychology is called "punishment." These two terms are often confused, but are quite distinct in the psych literature. In any event, the particular experiment shown is considered unethical and would never be sanctioned in an university. See more »

Quotes

CIA Interrogator: Well, haven't you heard? Torture doesn't work.
Eliot Spencer: Depends on the torture. Depends on the man. When do we start?
CIA Interrogator: We started as soon as you walked into this room. Where have you been?
[leans over the table into Eliot's face]
CIA Interrogator: Don't you eyeball me, leech. I don't want you in my room any more than you want to be here. So why don't you do us both a favor and tell me the word? 'Cause if you make me work for this, I'm not gonna send you home with your tail between your legs. I'm gonna cut the damn thing ...
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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One of my favorite Eliot (Christian Kane) episodes
8 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

The whole cast is great in this show. I Can never pick just one episode I like best. They are all so good, no matter how many times I watch them. There is not one episode that doesn't show all the actors ranges.

I have to say that Christian Kane ((Eliot Spencer) is great in this episode. It really shows just how far he'll go to save the people he loves. Leverage (all of the episodes) are a must see. If you haven't watched it yet, do yourselves a favor and check it out.


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