Leverage: Redemption is here! This is a long awaited comeback for both the fans and the entire cast and crew. After our exclusive interviews with the entire cast and our advanced reviews, it’s time to review Leverage: Redemption 1×06 “The Card Game Job.” In this episode we see a case that touches Breanna very closely and marks her past and present. In addition, we also see the difficulties of Parker and Breanna to form a bond beyond the team. Ready?
Here we go!
In Leverage: Redemption 1×06 “The Card Game Job” the case of the week takes on special relevance because Breanna revisits her past through it and puts her present in perspective. For her, this simple card and strategy game saved her in ways few people could understand.
When she was playing, when she was immersed in that fantasy world, she was not the rootless orphan girl that she felt lonely and nobody loved. She could be what she wanted to be. That game was teaching Breanna that she could achieve whatever she set her mind to, no matter what else, and that she had value. That game was the salvation of a rejected girl.
That is why she cannot bear that it is going to fall into the hands of a cowardly cocoon with pretenses that doesn’t understand or care about the game and his only objective is to make money. However, this jerk has a few tricks up his sleeve and he put Breanna’s cunning and control over her own feelings to the test so that the fact that this job is personal to her is an advantage, not a disadvantage.
And she succeeds.
When everything seemed lost, when the creator of this entire universe was going to sell it to the asshole with pretenses for an absurd reason, Breanna speaks with her heart and tells, in front of everyone, what that game meant to her, what it means to a lot of anonymous people.
For her, that game meant feeling that she was not alone and she cannot let something so valuable to so many people fall into the wrong hands, someone who will not value it.
That is why, because she speaks from her heart, that the owner understands that he is about to make a mistake. I think it’s the first time we’ve seen Breanna be so open about her past, about how she feels. Although we see her happy, talkative and always with a smile, her life was not easy and she suffered a lot. The pain of rejection, feeling alone, feeling that she was not enough … that accompanied her throughout her life.
Behind a smile you can hide the greatest suffering and Leverage: Redemption 1×06 “The Card Game Job” makes it clear. This speech from Breanna, how important it was to her brought tears to my eyes because sometimes the most unexpected things save us from a dark abyss.
And I loved that we further explored Breanna’s character and her past because we are who we are thanks to our past and in Leverage: Redemption 1×06 “The Card Game Job” a lost girl was able to find some peace.
And the woman she became too.
Breanna was trying by all means to get closer to Parker. She is not only her teammate but the person that Hardison loves and Breanna desperately wants to form that sisterly bond with Parker and that she value her, that she encourage and teach her, that she be more than just another teammate.
But Parker isn’t very good at socializing and doesn’t understand exactly what Breanna is trying to do. So Harry helps her with this.
This conversation is one of the ones I like the most on the whole show. Harry has watched them both and can understand Breanna’s need to seek Parker’s support, her bond with her, and her disappointment when she can’t find it. So he nudges them both in the right direction.
Absolutely loved that callback to the pilot with Sophie dressed as a medieval princess and Eliot, you’re as perfect as ever. You’re the cuteness.
I have seen Eliot’s stunts in the jousting about 10 times and I’m still amazed. One of the best stunts of the show without a doubt.
And I have to say that Leverage: Redemption 1×06 “The Card Game Job” has made me cry once again when Sophie plays with her ring. It’s like a way of feeling Nate’s presence next to her, because she needs him and she wants to share all of this with him, but she can’t. The way she yearns for him, the way her heart mourns for his loss is… immeasurable.