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.
Did You Know?
The title "The Bottle Job" is a reference to the industry term "bottle episode", which refers to an episode that is shot on a limited budget, using preexisting sets. In this case, most of the episode is set in the bar where the Leverage team meets their clients, and Nate's apartment upstairs (which the team uses as their office). See more
When Nate approaches the card players in the back room, he says "Gentleman, I have a proposal for you" and there is a commercial break. When the break ends, the line is repeated-- but with completely different inflection. See more
Why don't we just send her to the police? I mean, I don't use them, but this is what they're for, right?
No, if Cora says to the police that she owes Doyle money, Doyle denies it. Six months later, he comes and burns down the bar. And that's assuming that he doesn't have a couple of local police on the arm.
That's what sucks about the credit crunch. Honest people can't get loans, sharks move in. Twelve points on the interest every month... there's no way to get out from under that.
I don't care...