There's been some speculation that one or both of the Leverage summer finale episodes could be a back-door pilot for a spin-off or possible series reboot. Not only am I intrigued by this idea, but the more I think about it, the more sense it starts to make. The tone of both episodes was a deviation from the norm, each in a different way. The Rundown Job had higher stakes, a faster pace, more action, and a darker tone than your average Leverage episode. Meanwhile, the Nate and Sophie we got in The Frame-Up Job were happy, lighthearted, and fun in a bantery Nick and Nora Charles way that was a refreshing change from their usual dynamic. And both episodes boasted an obviously larger budget and higher than usual production values. Dean Devlin said The Rundown Job had more CGI effects than any previous episode, and it definitely showed. Plus, the more I think about Parker's super-hot catsuit and glammed up look (nail polish!), the more it makes me wonder. Combined with the fact that TNT is taking their sweet time announcing whether or not we're getting a season six, and ... well.
Anyway, I couldn't let go of the idea, and I loved The Rundown Job so much--SO MUCH--that I decided to make a fake trailer for a spin-off based on it. So here ya go!
WARNING: Video contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Leverage ep 5x09. Obvs.
(The song is "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons, because there is no such thing as an Imagine Dragons song that's not perfect for Leverage.)