‘Leverage’ interview: Aldis Hodge previews ‘The First Contact Job’

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012

August 4, 2012
By: Meredith Jacobs

“Leverage” season 5 continues this week with episode 3, “The First Contact Job,” and the team is going to be convincing the mark that he has made contact with aliens. Yes, it’s wild and crazy, but it’s something that will also be a lot of fun, as Aldis Hodge previewed when the Leverage Examiner talked to him recently.

Just knowing that this “Leverage” episode involves convincing someone they’ve made contact with aliens, it sounds like a job where Hardison’s skills are going to come into play. The preview for “The First Contact Job” already shows that he and Parker are going to be going “Men in Black” at one point and Parker has fun with Eliot “E.T”-style. According to Hodge, this was a fun job for his hacker character:

“Hardison had a ball with this episode. This is something I think he’s played with himself sometime before in his childhood…he gets to play off this guy’s emotions a little bit. He gets to play with Eliot a little bit. …Hardison is just going to town, and you’ll see how much fun this guy actually really had doing his job with this episode.”

If anyone can put together a scenario where someone believes they’ve made first contact with aliens, it’s Hardison. This is right up his alley, and it sets the stage for some amusing moments between Hardison and Eliot and Eliot and Parker.

“Leverage” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on TNT. Are you looking forward to “The First Contact Job”?

Source: Leverage Examiner

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