Possibly our favorite new series last year was Leverage, a crime caper starring Timothy Hutton as Nate Ford, the leader of a gang of professional thieves and con artists, who use elaborate scams designed to exact revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize people. The 12-episode season debuted on TNT in December 2008 and ended with the team apparently breaking up, after destroying their corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. The first season of Leverage on DVD will be released on 07/14/2009.
Leverage returns for a second season this Wednesday, July 15th, at 9PM (ET/PT). In the opening episode, the team meets up in Boston for "The Beantown Bailout Job". Nate Ford reluctantly reassembles the team to pit the local Irish mob against a banker who is gaming a government bailout. If they survive, Nate has to deal with four thieves who've decided he needs them in his life, whether he likes it or not.
Watch a recap of the first season below:
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