Synopsis: In The Fractured Job, the team helps Elliot’s father take on a corrupt energy company and politician who has been covering up the negative effects of Fracking from the townspeople.
When the team follows Elliot home to Oklahoma to confront his father. They stumble upon their next job, which is to put a stop to a corrupt politician and an unscrupulous energy company from Fracking. As the attempts to extract shale gases are impacting the town’s water supply. We learn that Eliot’s father has been fighting the local politician about the impact of fracking and has been banging his head against a brick wall.
Over the course of exposing the energy company for what it is. Elliot with a little help from his Leverage family manages to fix the fractured relationship that he has had with his father for the last few years.
The brilliant Keith David plays the role of Elliot’s dad Billy in an episode where we find out that Elliot (Christian Kane) was adopted and raised by a black couple, which makes for an amusing moment with Aldis Hodge’s Hardison who enthusiastically welcomes Elliot to the family. The scenes between Kane and Keith David range from quite intense to more intense as the father and son get to unpack about 20 years’ worth of issues while simultaneously sticking it to the man. The final scene where they finally reconcile is brilliantly played out and it even brought a tear to my eyes, although I may or may not have been peeling an onion at the time.
In this episode. The con felt very much like a secondary storyline. As I felt that the story of a father and son took the center stage and rightly so.
Hopefully, we’ll get to see Keith David reprise this role. So we can see a father and son take on The Thing or perhaps maybe discover that the town has been taken over by Aliens.
I loved this episode and the father-and-son drama. I lost my own father to cancer back in 2002. So this episode resonated with me because even though I was on good terms with my old man when he died. There was still a lot of stuff that went unsaid between us. But the good thing about the story of this episode is that we get to learn more about Elliot and we also get to see him fix his relationship with his dad.
- CGI & Stunts9.5
- Incidental Music9.0