We go back to the trench one more day! Leverage: Redemption 1×13 “The Hurricane Job” surprises us with a giant advance in the relationship between Maria and Eliot while showing us the strength of the brotherly bond that unites Parker and Eliot. Time for review!
Here we go!
Leverage: Redemption 1×13 “The Hurricane Job” begins with a pleasant surprise: Eliot and Maria are together! Like they are an official couple and all the stuff. And we love it, we ship them from the beginning and we advocated for this relationship but…we haven´t seen the process. I mean, where does this relationship come from? Because the last we knew is that they met and sparks flew and now, suddenly, they´re together. It’s like we’re missing a piece of the puzzle… we missed part of the story here and should have seen this relationship unfold.
Be that as it may, if Leverage: Redemption 1×13 “The Hurricane Job” shows us anything, it´s that the relationship between Eliot and Maria is serious. She’s getting to really know Eliot. She sees that behind that – very –tough guy facade, Eliot is a hurt man, a man who doesn’t think he deserves happiness. A man who, when everything is going well for him, always waits for the blow that will take everything away. A man who struggles to redeem himself day by day. Redemption is a process and Eliot is still atoning for past sins, still trying to equalize the balance. Maria sees him. All him. Naked, with the scars exposed and his wounds bleeding.
And she loves what she sees. He seems beautiful and good and wonderful to her. Eliot may not consider himself worthy of being happy but she sees him as he really is and sees what he does, how he doesn´t hesitate to help people no matter the risk, simply because it´s the right thing to do. Isn’t that what she does every day at her work? So like this, naked, damaged, even a little broken, everything Maria sees is more than enough for her. Because she sees Eliot’s heart and she would never say that it is a dark heart, a damaged heart, hurt and even a little broken yes, but never dark, no matter what Eliot believes.
And it’s so beautiful… we hope this is enough for Maria when she finds out the whole truth about Eliot, we really hope so… because we love them too much to let them go.
Parker doesn’t seem exactly happy with Maria and Eliot’s relationship in Leverage: Redemption 1×13 “The Hurricane Job.” Eliot is part of his family and he wants him to be happy but she doesn’t want to lose him. And she´s very afraid to do it. Maria is US Marshals and Eliot… well, the team is outside the law. Parker is aware that if the relationship between him and Maria becomes really serious, Eliot is going to have to choose between her and the team. Eliot is like her brother and doing this without him feels… wrong, it feels like a heavy emptiness in the stomach.
Eliot makes a promise to her that he won’t leave them, that he won’t leave her, but is it really as simple as making a promise? Because we came to the same conclusion as Parker: he will have to choose. The only question is… what will his choice be? Because he chooses who he chooses, he will break our hearts.