Leverage: The Miracle Job
December 23, 2008

Tonight, TNT airs the Leverage episode “The Miracle Job” at 10 PM Eastern. It’s not a Christmas episode as such — too early in the show’s run for that, although I’d love to see one — but it does deal with a case involving a church, St. Nicholas, and redemption.

Leverage - The Miracle Job

D.B. Sweeney plays a priest, an old friend of Nate’s (Timothy Hutton) whose sanctuary is about to be demolished by a developer building a mall. The team decides to try and find a miracle … or fake one if necessary … to save the church.

The capers aren’t quite as prominent — the scams they pull are penny-ante stuff; the complication comes when their first instinct gets everyone in worse trouble and they have to figure out a way to undo it — but it’s a nice episode for seeing more character interaction as the group reacts to another of Sophie’s (Gina Bellman) plays and what they find out about Nate’s background. I liked seeing the two rugged guys acting together (although I did find myself wondering when we’re going to reach a point where women of that age with that much character on their faces will feature on TV).

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David Oakes writes:  

I was going to say “Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Densch, …”

But ignoring the fact my list is all British TV, I am realizing that they may not be “of that age”. And I am had pressed to any female actresses of any younger age with that much “character”. I can’t decide if women do age differently, or if we are not allowed to see female actresses who start as goofy looking as Sweeney.

Conchata Ferrel? Rusty Schwimmer? Jennifer Tilly?

Leverage: The First Season » Comics Worth Reading writes:  

[…] The Miracle Job — Nate’s old friend (D.B. Sweeney) is a priest whose church is going to be demolished […]


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