The Midseason Premiere Job

leverage fashionWe here at J/DB are big fans of Leverage, and we couldn’t let its return pass without saying a little something. So, how was it? The first thing I have to say is that nothing about this episode said ‘midseason premiere’ to me, and why should it when the actual planned midseason premiere was two episodes ago? While I did enjoy getting more Leverage in the fall, I’d rather have had the season flow as the creators intended it to.

As for the episode itself, it was solid but not the best they’ve done, with both good and bad. First the good: the con was good, New Sophie is acclimatizing to the team nicely, and we got some of the best comedy scenes for Christian Kane in the series to date.

On the negative side, Parker seems… off, somehow. She’s just quirky and weird as opposed to how she used to be, with no real reason given for such a rapid change. But the biggest issue with this episode (and I’m guessing the whole second half of the season) is Sophie and New Sophie.

leverage green screenSophie is still there. She’s teleconferencing with everyone, even Nate! Why did she leave the team and send someone to be her replacement if she’s going to Skype them all every day? It kinda defeats the purpose of her leaving. I realize the whole storyline came out of the need to cover for Gina’s pregnancy, but I think they could have handled this better.

While we’re talking about Sophie, my quick theory: her badly green screened locales were because she was actually green screening herself, and she’s like in an appartment down the street or something. Though if this ends up being what they’re doing, shouldn’t Hardison be able to easily tell this is what she’s doing? I mean, that’s his thing.

Even with all these little issues, I’m glad to have Leverage back. Still one of the most entertaining shows on TV right now.

-Jerk

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~ by Jerk on January 17, 2010.

One Response to “The Midseason Premiere Job”

  1. Of course Hardison could be helping Sophie cover her tracks for whatever reason the writers can come up with, but it should be something spectacular for making me watch Jeri Ryan. Not that she’s bad, but I just don’t like her.

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