Leverage (2008–2012)

The Hot Potato Job 

The Leverage team tries to recover a rare agricultural object worth millions of dollars.


John Harrison


John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 3 more credits »




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
Mitch Pileggi ... Colin Saunders
Bhama Roget Bhama Roget ... Jana West
Jane Spencer Jane Spencer ... Emily Margold (as Katy Beckemeyer)
Sam Judge Sam Judge ... Trevor Dawson
David Cascadden David Cascadden ... Paul
Sharon Knorr Sharon Knorr ... Teacher
Scott Malcolm Scott Malcolm ... Janitor McCue
Delcie Adams Delcie Adams ... Guard #1
Jonathan McGinley Jonathan McGinley ... Guard #2
Michael Patrick Connolly ... Man #1


Emily Margold, Crop Sciences major at university, developed a potato with extra Vitamin A and nutrients inside. She plans to open-source the potato to help the poor and the children of the planet. Verd-Agra Corporation is trying to stop Emily as her "Super Tuber" will cost them. Corporate thugs claim because Emily used Verd-Agra seed to grow it, her tuber belongs to them and they steal the potato. Sophie and Eliot team up to lead a quickly assembled con, Hardison makes a friend, Parker dances with fire and Nate has a field trip. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Eliot assumed the alias of "Willie Riker". William Riker is first officer of the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The character for William Riker is played by Jonathan Frakes, who directed 13 episodes of Leverage. See more »


Traffic outside VerdAgra HQ is driving on the wrong side of the road. Several bright yellow vehicles are also outside the building. The vehicles are actually NHS ambulances as the building shown is James Cook University Hospital in the northeastern city of Middlesbrough in England. See more »


Eliot Spencer: There's a lot of ex-military muscle around - ATF, Secret Service. You can tell by their stance.
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24 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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