Leverage (2008–2012)

The Underground Job 

Nate and the team investigate a fatal explosion in a coal mine and uncover far more than the negligent practices they suspected.


Marc Roskin


John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Ford
Gina Bellman ... Sophie Devereaux
Christian Kane ... Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf ... Parker
Aldis Hodge ... Alec Hardison
Bruce Davison ... Dan Blackwell
Annie Fitzgerald ... Debra Pierce
Colton Lasater Colton Lasater ... Cory
Tim Whitcomb ... Troy (as Timothy Whitcomb)
Geno Romo ... Clark
Jon Ashley Hall ... Cop #1
Stephen J. Sandberg Stephen J. Sandberg ... Miner
David Cascadden David Cascadden ... Nick


West Virginia coal mine owner and CEO, Dan Blackwell (Bruce Davison) took US disaster relief money from a tragedy two years prior, and bought himself a pretty little Attorney General, Debra Pierce. One of the miners consults the team about the hazardous working conditions (methane gas leaks) which caused the deaths of 12 fellow miners and were never fixed with the disaster money. Pierce is standing for reelection with Blackwell's money lining her PAC account. Enter perky Kelly Beth Laughlin (of the Maysville Laughlins?) in the homestretch of the campaign. The rest of the team works to salt, sandbag and sabotage Blackwell. Will Parker excel at the grift? Or, is stealing souls too tiring for a cat burglar? Written by LA-Lawyer

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The premise of this episode was largely inspired by the Upper Big Branch mine disaster that occurred earlier in 2010, when a mine explosion in West Virginia resulted in 29 deaths, and an independent investigation found that safety violations by the operating company were directly responsible for the explosion. See more »


Sophie Devereaux: Tell me how you break into a bank.
Parker: Clock the cameras, count the guards, find the silent alarms, look for a weak spot to enter, pick the vault's combination, and steal the money.
Sophie Devereaux: Just analyze Pierce the same way you would a security system. Here.
[hands her a notebook]
Sophie Devereaux: Take notes. There's your mark. Find her weak spots. With politicians, it's usually a need for adoration. The same way that you wear black to mask yourself from security cameras, flattery can mask your intentions. Find the right ...
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15 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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