'Leverage' 4.04 'The Van Gogh Job' Review

One of Nate's old IYS colleagues comes to him with a story about a Van Gogh painting that went missing during World War II. The guy believes said painting is now in the custody of Charles Lawson (played by Glover), and wants Nate and his team to find it before some nastier types do. For whatever reason, Lawson decides to confide in Parker, plunging the team back into the 1940's, complete with Hardison playing a younger version of him and Parker as the woman he loved.

The unique approach is not just fun, but it also allows for a pair of great performances from Aldis Hodge and Beth Riesgraf. Riesgraf is miles away from Parker in her second role as Dorothy Ross. Hodge has long been Leverage's underappreciated player in my book, and in this episode, he reminds us that while he's great at the comic relief he's most commonly used for, he's also a very capable dramatic actor. There's a quiet strength in his performance that got me choked up by episode's end. Read More...



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