A new review fresh out of the oven! It’s time to talk about Leverage: Redemption 1×10 “The Unwellness Job” which, being a transition episode, will hit our chord and begin to show the growth of Sophie and Breanna. Time to review!
Here we go!
The job in Leverage: Redemption 1×10 “The Unwellness Job” deeply affects Sophie. And I’m with her. I’m just as vehement and outraged as she is by these chicks who take advantage of other people’s desperation to sell smoke and enjoy it. But for Sophie it’s something more, it’s… personal. And the team realize it, although no one except Harry understands it.
That is to say, this woman doesn’t seem any different to them than any profiteer they come across every day. It’s a routine for them, why is it so different this time for Sophie? Especially since she’s a hustler like Sophie but when you look closer, how Harry does it, you realize the difference.
That horrible woman does what she does because it is easy, because it is fun, because it is profitable. But Sophie does it because it’s hard and because not everyone can do it. At first, Sophie was stealing and scamming, yes, but never from those who had nothing, she never took advantage of anyone who didn’t have enough money and power to move on a second after she scammed them. And she did it more for the challenge than anything else.
Later, Sophie found Nate, the team, and began to use her skills for more than just challenging herself: to help people no one was helping. And it was difficult because only they could help them, and sometimes doing so forced her to face feelings that she had decided to learn or fears that she did not want to face. But it was worth it.
That horrible woman only wants to help herself and Sophie wants to prevent her from doing more harm at all costs. That is why we love her.
Aside from Sophie, the job of Leverage: Redemption 1×10 “The Unwellness Job” is very important to Breanna because she decides to trust someone outside the team. It is the first time that she does it, the first time that she follows her instinct and she feels that vertigo of insecurity of not knowing if that instinct is correct. But it always is.
Nothing indicated that horrible woman’s assistant was not involved in her boss’s goings-on, but Breanna spoke to her and just … felt that she was good, that she really didn’t know anything and, most importantly, that if she had the chance to choose what to do … would take the correct option.
And I love that Breanna begins to open up to the world. I think that somehow she was locked in the digital world where she is always in control, where she always knows what to expect, what to do, which piece to move at any given moment. When she joined the team it was a huge leap for her because she was trusting these people, starting to find her place in the world alongside them and here Breanna began to give up a bit of that control that she always needed to have.
And now, trusting this woman without any proof beyond her instinct, she surrenders all control and leaps into the void blindly because she now has enough confidence to do so. Trusting someone is always an important leap because everything can go horribly wrong … but that is what trust is all about, jumping … and hoping that everything goes well. I’m very proud of Breanna.
I also like that she is having a side story to Parker in Leverage because a few years ago Parker also trusted someone just because her instincts told her so.
PS: I love to see Breanna and Parker together! They are like sisters.