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TNT Releases Details on the First Ten Episodes of Leverage’s Fifth Season

By on June 12, 2012
The cast of TNT's Leverage. Image ©TNT. All rights reserved

The cast of TNT's Leverage. Image ©TNT. All rights reserved

The fifth season of Leverage premieres Sunday, July 15th, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

And for those spoilerphiles among us who can’t wait to know more, TNT have released a short synopsis of the first ten episodes of the season.

You can check them out, along with airdates and credits below.

 

Episode 5.01 (Season Premiere) “The (Very) Big Bird Job”
When a shipping CEO’s cost-cutting measures result in a plane crash, the Leverage team cons him into buying the largest plane ever built – the Spruce Goose – in order to expose him before a merger is completed that would put more lives at risk.

“The (Very) Big Bird Job airs Sunday, July 15, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by John Rogers
Written by John Rogers
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.02 “The Blue Line Job”
While trying to save a stubborn hockey enforcer from sustaining permanent injury in the playoffs, the Leverage crew discovers that someone has nefarious designs on the team.

“The Blue Line Job” airs Sunday, July 22, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Marc Roskin
Written by M. Scott Veach & Paul Guyot
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.03 “The First Contact Job”
The Leverage team takes down a wealthy scientist who stole his former research partner’s discovery and ruined his reputation. Their tactic is to convince him he’s made first contact with aliens.

“The First Contact Job” airs Sunday, August 5, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by Aaron Denius Garcia
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.04 “The French Connection Job”
The Leverage team goes inside the world of culinary schools and celebrity chefs to bring down a corrupt restaurateur who destroys lives in his pursuit of fame and money.

“The French Connection Job” airs Sunday, August 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Tawnia McTiernan
Written by Paul Guyot
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.05 “The Gimme a K Street Job”
To take down a competitive cheerleading company that profits by putting teenage girls at risk, the team must tackle its most corrupt foe yet: Congress.

“The Gimme a K Street Job” airs Sunday, August 19, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by Jeremy Bernstein
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.06 “The D.B. Cooper Job”
A dying FBI Agent’s greatest failure – allowing skyjacker D.B. Cooper to escape justice –becomes Nate’s obsession as he looks back to the ’70s to solve one of America’s great mysteries.

“The D.B. Cooper Job” airs Sunday, August 26, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Marc Roskin
Written by Chris Downey
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.07 “The Real Fake Car Job”
The Leverage team fakes the discovery of a legendary antique car in order to convince a Wall Street fraud to break the immunity deal that protects him from prosecution.

“The Real Fake Car Job” airs Sunday, September 2, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by John Harrison
Written by Josh Schaer
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.08 “The White Rabbit Job”
In order to prevent a businessman from destroying his company and the town it supports, the Leverage team must run the hardest con in grifter history: the White Rabbit.

“The White Rabbit Job” airs Sunday, September 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by P.J. Pesce
Written by Geoffrey Thorne
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.09 “The Frame-Up Job”
When Sophie is implicated in the theft of a valuable painting, Nate must use all his skills as an investigator to find the real culprit and clear her name.

“The Frame-Up Job” airs Sunday, September 16, 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Marc Roskin
Written by Geoffrey Thorne & Jeremy Bernstein
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

 

Episode 5.10 “The Rundown Job”
Eliot, Hardison and Parker join Colonel Vance in a race to stop a terrorist from launching a biological attack on Washington, D.C.

“The Rundown Job” airs Sunday, September 16, 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Directed by Dean Devlin
Written by Chris Downey & Josh Schaer
Created by John Rogers & Chris Downey

9 Comments

  1. Virginia Young

    June 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    July 15 can’t get here fast enough! I still say Leverage is the best show on TV, & I hope we have many more seasons!

    • Juana Johnson

      June 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

      The wait is almost over!!

  2. Candy

    June 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Leverage! Leverage! Leverage! I loves me some Leverage!!! The best cast, writers, directors and show on TV. Leverage has plenty of seasons of cons so keep it coming!

  3. Dede

    June 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I am SO excited for Eliot to be back on my tv. Nate and Sophie and Hardison and Parker too….but mostly Eliot. I have a hardcore THANG for Christian Kane and cannot get enough of him…..ever. 🙂

    Thanks for the spoilage it was great!!!

  4. mary e. brewer

    June 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Waiting impatiently for July 15th to come! Can’t wait to see THE HITTER in action– my fav is Christian Kane — but i LOVE the whole team.. the show wouldn’t work without that great assemble!

  5. sarah

    June 13, 2012 at 1:25 am

    So excited for Leverage to be back. This season sounds like it is going to be great! Especially the French Connection Job…sounds like Eliot will be putting his other talents to use. LOVE my Hitter!

  6. Jeannean

    June 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I loved reading about the first 10 episodes. I am literally counting the days until July 15. This cast is amazing. If anyone has not watched Leverage yet, you really should check it out. I promise you will love it! 🙂

  7. Susan

    June 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Love Leverage as its different from any other show out there.Hope there many future seaspns to come.

  8. Annie

    June 18, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I LOVE this show! It’s full of plot, action, drama, yet still got lots of funny scenes and lines. I never feel like I have to censor the show for my family. Please bring us more Leverage!