The Best Episodes of Leverage

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019

Meet Nathan Ford, a former insurance investigator who spent his professional career dedicated to the company that refused a potentially life saving medical procedure for his son. Unemployed and teetering on the edge, Nate enlists the help of the best thieves and grifters in the business, and with their help, he steals from the rich and gives to the poor to help balance the crooks in high power positions. He and his team help provide... leverage.

The Second David Job

#1 - The Second David Job

Season 1 - Episode 13

Nate tries to piece together his team after coming out of hiding. However, the high stakes involved in his latest con could spell disaster for him and his friends.

star 8.28
358 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: John Rogers, Chris Downey
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The Experimental Job

#2 - The Experimental Job

Season 4 - Episode 11

When homeless veterans in the Boston area begin disappearing, the team must go back to college and infiltrate the world of Skull & Bones secret societies

star 8.22
329 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: M. Scott Veach
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The Grave Danger Job

#3 - The Grave Danger Job

Season 4 - Episode 7

The LEVERAGE crew aims their sights on a charming funeral director who embezzles money from her grieving mourners, then discovers she is also selling the identities of the recently deceased to a deadly Mexican drug cartel.

star 8.21
334 votes
Directors: John Harrison
Writers: Rebecca Kirsch
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The Boiler Room Job

#4 - The Boiler Room Job

Season 4 - Episode 8

When the LEVERAGE team goes up against a conman from a long lineage of greats, they must pull off the biggest con of their careers.

star 8.20
322 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Paul Guyot
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The First David Job

#5 - The First David Job

Season 1 - Episode 12

The team puts together a plan to steal Nate's former boss's prized Michelangelo Maquette and sell it back to him.

star 8.19
365 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: John Rogers
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The First Contact Job

#6 - The First Contact Job

Season 5 - Episode 3

An entrepreneur, who has made his fortune by stealing his subordinates' ideas, must be convinced by the team that he has made contact with aliens.

star 8.18
383 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Aaron Denius Garcia
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The Broken Wing Job

#7 - The Broken Wing Job

Season 5 - Episode 8

While nursing an injury, Parker comes across the planning of a crime and must recruit a reluctant waitress (Aarti Mann) to aid her in figuring out the plot. Meanwhile the rest of the team is in Japan on another job.

star 8.16
363 votes
Directors: John Harrison
Writers: Rebecca Kirsch, M. Scott Veach
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The Lonely Hearts Job

#8 - The Lonely Hearts Job

Season 4 - Episode 15

While searching for a philanthropist’s missing wife, the team comes up against a grifter ring running a web of sophisticated “Sweetheart Scams”. Now, Nate must learn how to steal hearts… or risk losing Sophie’s for good.

star 8.16
328 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Kerry Glover
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The Future Job

#9 - The Future Job

Season 2 - Episode 13

The team goes after a con man masquerading as a psychic medium in order to drain the life savings of his bereaved clients.

star 8.10
325 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Amy Berg, Chris Downey
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The French Connection Job

#10 - The French Connection Job

Season 5 - Episode 4

The team infiltrates a cooking school run by an old friend of Eliot's and whose owner is involved in smuggling truffles; Parker looks for passion in the arts.

star 8.09
390 votes
Writers: Paul Guyot
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The Frame-Up Job

#11 - The Frame-Up Job

Season 5 - Episode 10

With the other three team members still in Washington, Sophie sneaks off (soon followed by Nate) to the mansion of a recently deceased art collector, where a mysterious painting by a modern master will be publicly shown for the first time. When the painting turns up missing, Sophie and Nate must help Sterling solve a classic mystery to stop him from pinning the crime on them.

star 8.07
346 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Geoffrey Thorne, Jeremy Bernstein
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The Radio Job

#12 - The Radio Job

Season 4 - Episode 17

When Latimer hires Nate’s father to pull off a heist in an ultra-secure government office, the Leverage team must stage a fake hostage stand-off when they’re trapped inside and the feds lay siege to the building.

star 8.07
329 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: Chris Downey, Paul Guyot
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The Nigerian Job

#13 - The Nigerian Job

Season 1 - Episode 1

Nate Ford, a once-loyal corporate employee has recovered millions of dollars in stolen goods for his employer. But when that employer denied his son’s insurance claims and allowed the boy to die, he realized he could no longer work for such an entity. Out of work and descending into alcoholism, Ford is hired by an aeronautics executive to recover airplane designs the executive claims were stolen by a rival company. Helping him are four highly skilled team members: Parker, an expert thief; Alex Hardison, a specialist in Internet and computer fraud; Eliot Spencer, a high-octane “retrieval specialist” who can take out a gang of henchmen without breaking a sweat; and Sophie Devereaux, a grifter who could win awards for her acting skills during difficult scams. At first the newly formed team is hesitant to trust each other after so many years working alone but being double-crossed changes the dynamic, ultimately forcing them to unite.

star 8.06
641 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: Chris Downey, John Rogers
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The Last Dam Job

#14 - The Last Dam Job

Season 4 - Episode 18

The Leverage team must recruit old friends and rivals in order to take down Latimer and a foe from their past.

star 8.06
68 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: John Rogers
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The Queen's Gambit Job

#15 - The Queen's Gambit Job

Season 4 - Episode 10

Jim Sterling asks Nate for help taking down a researcher who has designed a nuclear weight that will allow a terrorist nation to manufacture enriched uranium. However, it soon becomes clear that the Interpol agent has an ulterior motive, one which isolates Nate, gets Sophie arrested, and takes Eliot out of commission.

star 8.06
321 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: M. Scott Veach, Rebecca Kirsch
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The D.B. Cooper Job

#16 - The D.B. Cooper Job

Season 5 - Episode 6

Agent McSweeten, who still thinks that Parker and Hardison are undercover FBI, asks the team to look into the case that obsesses his dying father: the 1971 plane hijacking by D. B. Cooper.

star 8.04
350 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Chris Downey
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The Zanzibar Marketplace Job

#17 - The Zanzibar Marketplace Job

Season 2 - Episode 12

The team is forced to work with their old enemy Sterling in order to free Nate’s ex-wife, Maggie from a Ukrainian jail and clear her name.

star 8.03
320 votes
Writers: Melissa Glenn, Jessica Rieder
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The Maltese Falcon Job

#18 - The Maltese Falcon Job

Season 2 - Episode 15

Surrounded by FBI, the team decides to hide in plain sight, while continuing to take down the corrupt mayor and his gunrunning partner. Little do they suspect that Nate has a different endgame in mind for them all.

star 8.03
74 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: John Rogers
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The Gold Job

#19 - The Gold Job

Season 4 - Episode 16

The Leverage team hits the recession-driven Cash-for-Gold industry by targeting a corrupt brother-sister team and steering them through an elaborate treasure hunt.

star 8.03
326 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Joe Hortua
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The San Lorenzo Job

#20 - The San Lorenzo Job

Season 3 - Episode 16

After following Moreau to San Lorenzo, the team discovers that he is chief advisor to the current President.

star 8.02
85 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: John Rogers, M. Scott Veach
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The Morning After Job

#21 - The Morning After Job

Season 3 - Episode 13

To get a violent hedge fund manager to reveal information that could lead to Damien Moreau, the Leverage team convinces the man that he has murdered Parker, not knowing that their con has made the rogue financier the target of assassins.

star 8.01
327 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Chris Downey
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The (Very) Big Bird Job

#22 - The (Very) Big Bird Job

Season 5 - Episode 1

As the team adjusts to their new home of Portland, Oregon, they take on the case of a corrupt airline executive who has a strong obsession with Howard Hughes and his Spruce Goose, which is now on exhibit in a museum.

star 8.00
403 votes
Directors: John Rogers
Writers: John Rogers
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The Order 23 Job

#23 - The Order 23 Job

Season 2 - Episode 3

The team must commandeer a full hospital floor in order to quarantine a convicted felon and get him to reveal the location of the stolen money, or die.

star 8.00
358 votes
Directors: Rod Hardy
Writers: Chris Downey
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The Long Goodbye Job

#24 - The Long Goodbye Job

Season 5 - Episode 15

Nate puts everything on the line for himself and his team when he takes on a case that is connected to his son's death.

star 8.00
43 votes
Directors: Dean Devlin
Writers: John Rogers, Chris Downey
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The Boost Job

#25 - The Boost Job

Season 3 - Episode 8

The LEVERAGE team dives into the high-octane world of master car thieves in order to take down a crooked car dealer.

star 7.97
333 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Albert Kim
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