marceline, I agree that we needed some more of Hardison's back-story. I'd've loved Nichelle Nichols as Nana (or a very small Asian woman as was suggested way back when). I'd've also loved to meet Sophie's sister: played by Marina Sirtis.
Leverage: American Hustle
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:13 AM
Just picked up S3 DVDs, looking forward to rewatching the show with the commentaries.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:49 AM
Hardison got dismissed way too much but that was the worst for me.
I agree. Hands down there are two episodes that I refuse to watch again because I hate what they do the with Hardison: The Ice Man Job and The Gold Job.
I loathe those episodes.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 3:41 PM
It really bothered me what they did with Hardison in the French Connection job, specifically with the bike messenger. I think by that point they may have been trying to build the case for Hardison not being up for Nate's job, but I thought it was way out of character for him to try and stiff some working guy a few pennies. The Hardison I knew would go back and wipe all of his tickets.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 5:20 PM
Except for Nate who saw him truly.
Nate was the one who knew he was carrying a box of roses, rather than a shotgun.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 8:16 PM
Marceline, I feel your pain. But they do have a bit of back story in the Juror #6 job (little boy in a bow tie) and they have plenty of geeky flashbacks, but you're right, no sitings of anyone in his past life. I can tell you that when the cast/crew/producers really thought they were going to have a season six, I was in a face to face situation with Chris Downey and had the chance to ask about Nana. He said in season six we will absolutely meet her. Sucks.
Posted Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:15 AM
Nana felt like a minor character without ever showing up, which is cool in itself, but I too don't like she was never seen in 5 seasons.
Posted Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:06 PM
I think Nana did too good a job actually, in bringing Hardison up. For the most part he was a well adjusted guy - which is why we didn't really need to see his back story. We may have liked to, but I don't think we needed it, like we needed to see what made Parker and Nate tick. Plus, either Nana knew that Hardison was a thief. or he was lying to her about what he was doing - so I'm actually okay not seeing that dynamic work itself out. We saw that with Maggie and Nate already, after all.
Posted Feb 28, 2014 @ 1:29 PM
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Posted Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:15 PM