Because the first fifteen minutes are so loaded with awesome, I’m dividing this post. (Tagging these posts “leverage rewatch” so you can blacklist if you don’t want to join me in the rewatchy fun.)
“Parker. You have Parker.” - Nate
“Is there somebody better?” - Victor Dubenich
“No. But Parker is insane.” - Nate
“No. No, no, no, no. No. Hell, no. This equipment is total VH-1, brah. It’s the best of the eighties. I got somethin’ nicer.” - Hardison
“All right. No surprises now.” - Nate
“I been doin’ this since high school, brah. I’m Captain Discipline.” - Hardison
“Does that look like Mick Jagger to you?” - Hotel security dude
“This is not the room you’re looking for.” - Jedi Master Hardison
Eliot Spencer: Retrieval Specialist.
Sure. “Retrieval specialist.” At least in later episodes, they’re honest. But gods, he’s hot in glasses.
“Can I have one?” - Parker
“You can have the whole box.” - Hardison
“What’re you gonna do when she finds out you live with your mom?” - Eliot
“Age of the geek, baby. We run the world.” - Hardison
“You keep telling yourself that.” - Eliot
Parker: Security Circum
Infiltration and Alter
“Be a good girl. Or, I dunno, a better thief.” - Parker’s dad? Stepdad? “Bill”?
“That’s twenty pounds of crazy in a five pound bag.” - Eliot, about Parker, not for the last time.
omg After she cuts the window, she actually just tosses the circle of glass away. How many people/cars/mailboxes/pigeons do you think she’s destroyed by dropping parts of buildings on top of them?
Hardison/Eliot starts right from the beginning, on the roof with the earpieces, but the flirtation really begins once they’re inside, when Hardison is hacking the keycode. Four guards come around the corner, guns drawn. Hardison puts up his hands. Eliot calmly walks behind them and takes them down. Meets Hardison’s eyes. Says, “That’s what I do.”
And the little smiles they give each other…
Hardison’s says, “Tonight, that’s mine.”
And Eliot’s says, “Bring it, geek.”
“How many plans do we have? Is there, like, a Plan M?” - Hardison
“Yeah. Hardison dies in Plan M.” - Nate
“I like Plan M.” - Eliot
Costuming note: Parker doesn’t wear a bra under her thievery-style catsuit, but she does wear a sportsbra under her “I’m a horribly wounded innocent person, woe is me, get me out of here” disguise.