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.


Marc Roskin


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
Jonathan Keltz ... Travis Zilgram
Stoney Westmoreland Stoney Westmoreland ... CIA Interrogator
Andy McCone ... Mr. Conrad
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Mac
Val Landrum ... Detective Grayson
Zach Sanchez-Vitale ... Bradley (as Zach Sanchez)
Meredith Adelaide ... Rachel Schaevel
Kevin Scott Martin Kevin Scott Martin ... Grizzled POW (as Kevin Martin)
Jaime Langton Jaime Langton ... Justine Yang
Michelle Lummus Michelle Lummus ... Co-Ed


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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Did You Know?


Around 22:25, on the wall in Eliot's cell are the words "Let me go." This most likely references the fact that Christian Kane sings a version of a song called "Let Me Go". See more »


When the guard uses the stun gun on Eliot, Eliot first grabs the front end of the stun gun. When the view changes, he is holding the guards hand. See more »


Alec Hardison: I'm getting some weird feedback. It's like a - like a whumpa-whumpa.
Eliot Spencer: Wait. What do you mean? What kind of whumpa-whumpa?
Alec Hardison: I mean, how many kinds are there?
Eliot Spencer: There's seven of them.
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References Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000) See more »

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One of my favorite Eliot (Christian Kane) episodes
8 June 2017 | by ewalas3658See 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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27 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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