Air date: Jul 22, 2012
  • Network: TNT

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The Blue Line Job

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The Blue Line Job

While trying to save a stubborn hockey enforcer from sustaining permanent injury in the playoffs, the Leverage crew discovers that someone has nefarious designs on the team.

The Client

The son of Craig Marko, a hockey player for the Oregon Otters, a local semi-pro hockey team. Marko is the team's "enforcer", a player whose responsibility is to keep order on the ice. On the Otters, Marko's job is to bring in the fans by fighting, including picking fights if necessary. As a result, Marko has sustained numerous blows to the head that his son fears are affecting his memory and may have fatal consequences.

The Mark

Pete Rising, owner of the Oregon Otters. Rising is a former player himself with an undistinguished career. To build up fan loyalty and excitement on the ice, he has offered his player, Craig Marko, a $500,000 bonus if he fights at least once in every match, arranging for faked medical records to make it appear Marko is fit to play. Rising is also skimming from the team, and is attempting to avoid paying the bonus to Marko.

Locations

  • Portland Memorial Coliseum, a sports arena in Portland, Oregon, and current home of the Portland WinterHawks, a minor league ice hockey team.
  • Guest Cast

  • Treat Williams (Pete Rising):
  • Graham Shiels (Craig Marko):
  • Thure Riefenstein (Vladimir Busiak):
  • Episode Notes

    Vladimer Busiak says another name for Sophie, "Rosa"

    Trivia

  • Sophie claims to have successfully stolen the Stanley Cup, and replaced it with a fake (though not a very good one). She also claims not to remember where the real one is currently located. This may be a reference to a humorous FedEx commercial from 1999, when two identical crates are switched, sending the Stanley Cup to Bolivia, and leaving a victory celebration of the Detroit Red Wings holding a crate full of feed.
  • Player in the penalty box with black rim glasses refers to the movie "Slap Shot", starring Paul Newman.
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