Every Leverage episode is awesome in its own way but I gotta admit, the Rashomon job is and will always be my favorite. It’s just…there’re so many little details that make it great. The way Sophie’s accent gets progressively more mangled throughout Eliot, Hardison, and Parker’s retellings. Hardison’s first ever impression of Eliot being some knife-crazy maniac (the way the knife changes sizes depending on who’s telling the story gets me every time). How everyone except for Nate thinks the museum’s head of security is some super hardcore, ultra competent guy when really he’s just a poor dude with a crush. Hardison stuffing the shrimp puffs into his pockets (Same, Hardison. Same.). The goddamn breath mints (“it’s a very distinctive smell”). How the dagger literally falls right into Nate’s hands. How Hardison is canonically 19 at this time and somehow manages to pass himself off as the Zimbabwe art minister?? Combine all of that together and there is absolutely nothing about this episode that I don’t love.
A belated Bucky birthday prompt: Steve's a waiter at a heavily themed restaurant (think Rainforest Cafe) and he's tired of people blatantly lying to get the over-the-top Free Birthday Dessert. It's Bucky's birthday and he wants his over-the-top Free Birthday Dessert. He may also want his cute waiter's phone number.