Tonight's LEVERAGE Features Corrupt Mining CEO "Dan Blackwell" (aka Don Blankenship?)

Apparently tonight's episode of Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton, could be ripped from the headlines in West Virginia. "The Underground Job" features the Leverage team infiltrating the coal mines of West Virginia to take on a corrupt mining company in the aftermath of a deadly mine explosion.

The explosion is caused by a deadly build-up of methane gas, just as the Upper Big Branch explosion earlier this year. The mine owner "Dan Blackwell" (interesting choice for the character's name) also funded the election of his hand-picked Attorney General through corporate campaign contributions. (Doesn't this sound eerily similar to the election of our WV Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin.)

Check out this preview. They even mention Massey Energy's practice of appealing violations to prevent paying fines. The episode premieres Sunday at 9:00p.m. on TNT.

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