That’s just fucking adorable.
This was your crusade.
Now it’s our war.
Sophie: Now for the hard part. We need to steal a general.
Nate: No, it’s “Let’s go steal a general”, you know? It’s a rallying cry.
I miss this show so much.
oh leverage i never get sick of you
I watched “The Toy Job” and “The Long Goodbye Job” today, and oh the feelings they give me.
I love “The Toy Job” so much. Eliot’s son named Daschle, Parker’s love for Baby Joy Rage, Hardison talking about how working on blogs allows him to be “emotionally butt naked.” I can’t even with my love. It’s one of the few episodes where I like and care about Nate. At the end when he tells that story about his son, it breaks my heart.
And dude, “The Long Goodbye Job” makes me cry every single time. I know that it’s a fake out, but that scene in the van with Eliot, Hardison, and Parker just guts me every single time. I can’t even. Or when Parker and Hardison are in the elevator shaft and Parker says that Hardison is all smashed up inside, and she’s crying… forget about it. (Also, idyllspace and I have discussed this, but if the job had happened the way it was shown the second time and Nate got Eliot and Hardison killed but Parker lived? Parker would have destroyed all the things. Seriously. Her boys die, and I don’t even won’t to know what would happen with Parker, but it’d be ugly, and everyone would pay.)
Also, I think Leverage has my favorite ending of any television show I’ve ever seen. Eliot, Hardison, and Parker become a canon OT3, Eliot’s declaration of love and family, and the three of them being badasses and continuing on with Leverage with Parker in charge. (And I love the fact that both Hardison and Eliot would never question answering to a woman. That’s not even an issue.)
Eliot: You know this was your crusade. Now it’s our war.
Sophie: Promise me you’ll keep them safe. [looks at Hardison and Parker]
Eliot: Until my dying day.
Nate: You know, Eliot, I’d say call if you need anything, but you never, never need anything.
Eliot: Yeah, I did. [looks at Hardison and Parker] But thanks to you, I don’t have to search anymore.
ALL THE FEELINGS. I CAN’T EVEN TAKE IT. What I would have given for an Eliot, Parker, Hardison spinoff.
This clusterfuck of a final season for W13 has me trying to think of series finales that really worked for me—that gave closure in a good way. So far, the only one I can think of is Leverage, and maybe Primeval (if you don’t include PNW.) Sanctuary was OK, but felt a little off the whole final season. Any others?
The canon OT3
Gods, I miss these three.
I’m 110% sure the only reason season six of Leverage didn’t happen is because Eliot would have had to get together with Parker and Hardison and the network would not allow an OT3 to be undeniably canon.
Considering John Rogers more or less confirmed that’s what the finale was? Yep.
Singer of classical stuffs.
Shameless fanthing.Queer/Genderqueer. Feminist. Progressive. Gen X. Northwest snob. Journalist and media-deconstruction nerd. Happily married and an adoptive parent of a most excellent little boy. Endless pontificator on topics both sublime and ridiculous. Expect both breathless pop-culture squee and wordy rageflails about social justice.
My "home" fandom is Primeval, but these days I'm most heavily into Vikings, Game of Thrones and Arrow. Check my fandoms masterlist to see the other stuff I usually post about. If it has a kickass chick, a charming rogue, and/or an adorkable nerd in it, I probably like it.
I'm an incurable OT3 shipper, particularly of the alpha male/beta male/alpha female flavor, but I ship some pairs, too (het, slash and femslash.) See my ship list for details.
I don't have much time to make fanworks these days, but I have a few fics up on AO3 and some vids on YouTube (under Talea100.)
Fun fact: I had crushes on both C-3P0 and Data.