Leverage (2008–2012)
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The Studio Job 

When Eliot poses as a country music singer to help run a con against a corrupt recording studio executive, things get complicated when he becomes a bona fide star.


Jonathan Frakes


John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 1 more credit »




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
John Schneider ... Mitchell Kirkwood
Alona Tal ... Kaye Lynn Gold
Bruce Blanchard Bruce Blanchard ... Thug / Mossberg
Orianna Milne ... JC (as Orianna Herrman)
Tyler Hughs Tyler Hughs ... Audio Engineer
Kelly Godell ... Cute Hostess (Kelly)
Judd Eustice Judd Eustice ... PR Manager
Simon Pringle Simon Pringle ... Shane Gold
Aliy Small Aliy Small ... Teenage Girl #1 (as Alison Small)
Beth Furumasu Beth Furumasu ... Teenage Girl #2


One of Christian Kane's many talents is showcased when Eliot works a musical con. This is appropriate, since Eliot is the only one who gets why the songbird client, Kaye Lynn, dealt with the thuggish country music producer, Mitchell Kirkwood (Jon Schneider) at all. Parker is sporting more skirts for her casual wear; Sophie is the one with punk blue clip-on hair weave and Terminator glasses. As she goes rock and roll, Nate goes country. Eliot is a genuine hottie, Kenneth Crane (whether one likes lite country or not.) Hardison and Parker must grab the digital masters. Will Eliot follow a new star with Kaye Lynn, to be a part of the next Johnny and June? Written by LA-Lawyer

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Did You Know?


According to the DVD commentary, for the scene where Parker dances through the bar picking pockets for tickets, a ballet dancer was hired to do the same scene. The final edit shows the upper body of Parker, played by Beth Riesgraf, but that inter-cuts with the dancer's legs. See more »


"In the song that is the centerpiece of this episode, there is a flaw in the imagery. A new moon is completely dark, so it can never shine in a window." ... This is poetic license on the part of the lyricist, illustrating something that is felt rather than seen, just like the people in the song are a million miles apart/right next to you. See more »


Alec Hardison: [as Eliot sings Hardison notices that his voice equipment doesn't appear to be working] Nate something's wrong!
Nathan Ford: Oh? What is it?
Alec Hardison: Uhh, the system's not working. Something's wrong.
Nathan Ford: [Nate is listening] No it's fine.
Alec Hardison: [Only looking at the equipment and not listening to Eliot sing] No it's not fine I'm looking at it right now, it's not correcting his voice!
Nathan Ford: [Nate and the audience listen to the song] That's because it doesn't need correcting.
[the team stops and just listens]
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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Outstanding episode
30 November 2018 | by kdsrdssheltSee all my reviews

I am so amazed by this episode that showcases Christian Kane's singing!

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18 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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