The Rundown Job and the OT3 of my heart
I love so many moments in this episode, and how it showcases all their skills, including the fact that Eliot is not just good at kicking ass, but he also has a wealth of knowledge that comes in handy. This episode makes it obvious why the ot3 works.
It starts with Hardison, Eliot, and Parker being badasses, and when Parker gets through the lasers and Hardison and Eliot are both checking her out and give each other the little fist bump, it makes me so happy. First of all, Hardison doesn’t even look back at Eliot because of course Eliot is looking at her and thinking that she’s hot, too. Hardison doesn’t even question the fact that Eliot has the same reaction, and he’s not jealous at all. And secondly, they think she’s sexy because of how competent she and awesome she is. They appreciate her body because it’s sexy, sure, but part of what makes her sexy is what she does with her body, her skills.
And there’s the scene when Eliot tells Parker and Hardison to get on a plane and leave because he doesn’t want them to get hurt, but Eliot doesn’t even consider leaving because he has a duty, a responsibility, and Parker says, “We agreed we all change — better or worse, we change together.” BETTER OR WORSE like the wedding vow.
And then when Hardison gets scared and Eliot says that he’s not scared because “I’ve got the best thief and the smartest guy I know chasing this guy. Hey, listen to me, you’re the smartest guy I’ve ever known, Hardison. I need that brain to get me to him. ’Cause you know if I lay my hands on him it’s done. Get me to him.” And Eliot pulls Hardison in and wraps his hand around Hardison’s neck, and Hardison focuses and starts working. Because they have faith in each other, and there is no one else they’d want by their side.
When Hardison steps on a pressure plant that’s going to blow him to pieces, Parker doesn’t even hesitate to put her face a foot away from the bomb to disable it. And then when they’re disabling the bomb and Parker and Eliot communicate with each other through head nods and expressions, because they do what needs to be done even if it were to cost them their lives.
They follow each other into situations where it is entirely possible that one of them may die, but they won’t leave each other. And they’ve been there for one another and helped one another grow as people. Eliot needed to believe that he could be something other than a killer. Parker learned to care about people and depend on them. Hardison didn’t have the same large, obvious change, but he needed to grow up and become more dependable, and he did. And they’ve been there to teach one another, to learn from one another, and to support each other when they couldn’t do anything else. They didn’t have much in the way of family before they met, and now they have family who will never leave them, and who would do anything for them. Could those three love each other more or be better for each other?
I think not.
All of this.
my idea of a romantic evening is cuddling (◡‿◡✿)
I can’t seem to stop drawing the Leverage trio help
Re: By Any Means
Incidentally, I just remembered that a couple of years ago, I did an odd little fantasy casting thing for a possible UK Leverage spinoff: http://textualdeviance.tumblr.com/post/8319222620/and-heres-the-the-whole-fantasy-cast-leverage
Funny, really, that Pottsy actually ended up getting cast in a similar show. Heh.
So this is a thing that happened tonight. NBD. If you’ll all excuse me, I’ll just be over here in the corner asdf;lkjasdfjowieakdlfjad *ded*
I LOVE this vid. Truly. Not sure if it was intentional, but some of the OT3 moments made me squee, too. :)
ELIOT: You scared?
HARDISON: You’re damn right.
ELIOT: I’m not. I’ve got the best thief and the smartest guy I know chasing this guy. Hey, listen to me - you’re the smartest guy I’ve ever known, Hardison. I need that brain to get me to him, ‘cause you know if I lay my hands on him, it’s done. Get me to him.
Leverage 5.09 The Rundown Job
Shippiest episode evah.
Ahhhhh! I love this!
She needs to be around people who better understand the issues she’s struggling with. People more like her.
Forever ship. <3
Oh, god, I miss this show. :c
Also into: Game of Thrones, Sinbad, Arrow, Vikings, Continuum, Leverage, Warehouse 13, Fringe, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, LOTR/The Hobbit, BSG, Lost, Sanctuary, Downton Abbey, The Hour, Being Human (UK), Eureka, Longmire, Merlin, The Borgias, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Strike Back, and the MCU. Among other nerdy entertainment delights.