The last retro recap is “The San Lorenzo Job,” in which the Leverage crew took down Damian Moreau once and for all – in San Lorenzo – and Nate and Sophie spent the last night together once the job was done.
After punching Nate, Moreau asked him if he really thought he had a chance. Nate knew he didn’t. One week earlier, in the bar, Nate asked the others to help him go after Moreau. Upstairs, Hardison gave them the rundown on San Lorenzo, and they had to figure out which con to use. Eliot contacted a friend in San Lorenzo, General Flores, who called him Commander. Flores told them what had been happening in the country since Ribera took power. Flores was running against Ribera and in hiding because of that. However, during the transmission, they watched men take Flores away. Moreau came on screen and said he only found Flores because they contacted him. He was throwing Flores into prison until after the election, when he would have an accident. It was time to head to San Lorenzo.
In the country, the Italian gave Nate papers they needed, but said their plan would never work. Nate, Sophie, and Hardison entered Flores’ campaign office as election consultants. Nate said to give them someone else who could run, and they set up Vittori because all other candidates were in jail. Moreau told Ribera he was moving the rest of his money into San Lorenzo and made him sign. They watched Vittori’s press conference, and with some coaching from Nate, Hardison, and Sophie, Vittori delivered his speech. Eliot and Parker were busy looking for Flores in “The Tombs” and it wasn’t going to be easy. Vittori wasn’t sure how to handle answering the press’s questions, and cameras picked up Sophie coaching Vittori. Parker and Eliot sent Flores a phone through the pipes, and he told them his cabinet was also down there and he wasn’t leaving without them. The press asked questions about Vittori’s relationship with Sophie, and she wound up telling them they were getting married.
Hardison told Nate it was blowing up the news, and Moreau joined them. Nate told him Hardison hacked into the Parliament security feed and the information would go to Interpol if anything happened to him. Once Moreau was gone, Hardison worked on the hacking. Vittori was up 10 points, and they attributed that to Sophie. Vittori didn’t like lying to the people, but they said they were doing this for the people. As Sophie and Vittori worked on his campaign, Hardison did behind-the-scenes work, including posters and ads. Eliot even went on the news saying Ribera knew about dog fighting on his estate.
At the debate, Vittori was nervous, so Sophie coached him once again. During the debate, Ribera kept going for water during his answer, and it was revealed they put Nicotine cream under his wristwatch. It made him look like he’d been drinking. The debate ended in Vittori’s favor. Nate told Hardison Moreau was going to kill them when the polls closed. As the country voted, Hardison said there was a record turnout and sent Hardison to work on something else. Nate didn’t like how close Sophie was getting to Vittori.
Moreau was not happy with how the election was going. Meanwhile, early results were naming Vittori as the probable winner. Eliot and Parker worked at getting to Flores and his men, and Moreau and Ribera watched as Flores (in the tombs still) called the news and said he had been freed and was on his way to Parliament. Ribera called to make sure Flores was still in the cell. He sent his men after Vittori as well, and one knocked out Nate. Masked men entered the elevator while the troops took away Vittori. Meanwhile, Ribera and Moreau punched Nate as Sophie tried to secure Vittori’s safety. However, a reporter stopped them and Sophie gave a speech before being shot by the masked men.
Ribera was being blamed, but he denied involvement. Nate presented a warrant for Moreau’s arrest for Ribera to sign. He explained he stole the election, and outside people were cheering as an email was sent out saying Vittori won the election. Hardison sent out the email. Then Flores appeared on TV, and when Ribera called his men, Nate revealed he stole his security. Parker rescued Flores’ men through the steam vent, and Hardison and Eliot took out the masked men sent to kill them. Flores and Eliot were also the ones to shoot Sophie. Vittori gave a rousing speech to the crowd, winning them over, and Sophie smiled where she lay “dead.”
Nate talked Ribera into doing what he wanted: signing the warrant and receiving Moreau’s estate as his pension, leaving the election the way it was. They made Moreau a political prisoner, and he was taken away after Ribera signed the warrant. When Vittori and Flores entered the office, Ribera announced he was conceding the election. The Italian locked Moreau in a cell, and she and Nate walked away; Moreau was never leaving the country.
Vittori lay flowers down at Sophie’s memorial shrine, while she and Nate watched from above as Flores talked to press. She was proud they helped build something and said they were now real partners in crime, friends. They headed off for a friendly drink. The next morning, Hardison and Parker had some souvenirs from the country, and Eliot told Nate they were leaving. Once Eliot left, Sophie poked her head out from under the covers.
Leverage season 4 premieres on June 26 at 9PM on TNT.
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