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i loved last nights Ep Nov27 they was all so amazing And CK did an amazing job hope to see more of his past and his dad & thk u so much for shaing this awesome artiale hope we hear a renewal soon
I thought it was a totally amazing episode!! The sensitive side of Eliot beong show was great, as well as his caring side! You could see the pain on his face as he talked about his daddy and the very end made you want to hold and comfort him. The way the whole team had to constantly be on their toes to try and bring the store down was awesome! Gotta love big tv's being on sale for only $99, wish I could find that kind of a deal! Everyone was just fantastic in this episode and to be honest from start to finish it was AMAZINGLY entertaining!! WE ARE WAITING FOR A SEASON 6!!!!!!
Loved the Nov 27th episode of LEVERAGE and am anxiously awaitng the next four new episodes!! and RENEWAL news for Season 6 too!!
Loved this episode! Seeing the team back together was awesome. Loved that Eliot found the client and related so much to his coworker. Eliot backstory is always welcome.
The show did what it does best--take on the big bad for the little guy who can't. One of the things that makes Leverage so great is just that--the idea that there just might be someone out there who can exact justice even if we can't.
The episode was done with much thought and has been in development for years. Having known several people who have worked for one of those stores, lots of the ways employees were treated were right on the mark.
For those who question the validity of details, this is tv...entertainment. As such, the point is to be entertained, including some suspension of disbelief and just enjoying the story being told.
And of course, the amazing talent of Christian Kane shines through all the way to the end. Without a word, he draws us in and breaks our hearts.
I loved this ep! A back story for Eliot...and I think it was great. Big box stores kill small business and they either do not have full time positions or they work the staff just below the hours required to provide benefits. I always try to buy local. Have you looked at the empty buildings in your community and thought about how they used to be mom and pop's? If bigger is better why does Lowes and Home Depot always need to send me to the local mom and pop store for parts? Awesome episode. I look forward to more and TNT needs to commit to a season 6!!!!
I just loved the episode as well. Thanks for the great write up
Loved the episode. I like the chemistry between Hardison and Eliot. I am looking forward to the other four episodes but I really want to know when we are getting news of a renewal. With such a strong fan base how can we not have a season 6?
I was looking forward to this episode SO much when I figured out they were taking down "Walmart" and it did NOT disappoint! Those arguing fine details- it is a television show NO show is exactly real life down to letter. It was amazing to see how many "details" they DID work in to show the Walmart in the store. I laughed right through because even though you could guess exactly what the team was going to do- you couldn't see the executive's response coming all the time and the frustration by the team as she matched wits with them was hilarious. The emotional rollercoaster with Eliot's backstory brought a beautiful heart pounding element that was refreshing. I absolutely loved the episode start to finish. It was perfect.
I really loved this episode, it had so much depth and emotion in it, and it was AWESOME to see our favorite team back together. Yes, it might have been heavy handed to some, but the writers of Leverage did a good job at balancing out the truth between big retail stores and mom and pop shops. All of this stuff is true, so they did a good job at explaining it....UNFORTUNATELY, Willa Ford's character probably won't be a continuing character. John R said in the podcast that it was just one of Eliot's dates but it is just one that we see. Eliot is "never lonely"
I have mixed feeling about Walmart, but overall I agree that the episode was heavy handed, and I found myself feeling sorry for the villian. Although the NYT recently did had an article called How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart if you want to see the flip side of big boxes...
As a side note, I really hate the season spliting trend that's going on in television right now. It disrupts the pacing and sets up multiple cliffhangers that I care less and less about as time goes on.
This episode was great as a Wal-Mart employee I found this episode so funny, and some of the aspect were so true the chanting and the could you do this while you’re on your break stuff is so true. I get that it’s not realistic for all the employees to get a new job after the super store closed but that’s why I watch leverage for the happy endings whether that’s how it would be in real life or not.
As Walmart is really evil, I applaud TNT for putting out this episode. The premise of the show is punishing bad rich guys and the Waltons fit that description perfectly, why should not they be fair game?
The North Korea remark was appropriately placed, as chanting words together is a well known brain washing technique, it creates attachment and unity and can be used both for good and for sinister purposes. With Walmart employees strikes this month the episode is actually quite well timed. That said, I thought it was very well made, having both relevance and emotional side. It is decidedly less glamorous than smuggling of expensive trinkets, but the quality of the show benefits from such versatility.
It was great to see Bridged Brannagh, another Angel alumnae, just like Christian Kane.
I thought it was a little heavy handed with the "Walmart is evil" theme. When Eliot said, "This reminds me of North Korea", I cringed. Seriously?? And of course, all the employees that they put out of work by closing the store miraculously found jobs immediately at the wonderful 'Mom and Pop' stores. The same jobs that they presumably left to go to work at the chain store? I wouldn't have been surprised to see a unicorn running down Main Street.
The only thing that saved the episode was the little bit of back story that we got about Eliot. But even that seemed contrived and a bit manipulative.
I think this show is running out of steam and it makes me sad. I used to really love it.
I actually found myself feeling rather frustrated by this episode. It was fairly obvious that the cadmium poisoning was going to come up again as soon as Sophie started listing off all those very specific symptoms. Furthermore, I found it highly dubious that the town was able to put through a zoning change without a public hearing. Bribes or no bribes, zoning changes are big deals, especially in small towns. Even my suburban city of 50,000 saw a huge controversy when a Costco moved in, so I cannot see their City Council managing to shuffle it through like they did and not cause a riot among residents.
Great episode as usual. I'm so glad it's back I've missed it so much. There were some pretty funny parts in this episode as usual. Leverage never disappoints. Glad to learn a little more about Elliot. Can't wait till next weeks episode.
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