'Leverage' summer finale: Mark Sheppard on his return, duking it out with Christian Kane -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Between his stints on Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica and Leverage, Mark Sheppard is a familiar face to many fandoms. And on this Sunday’s episode of Leverage, fans hoping to see the face of wise-cracking Interpool agent James Sterling again will get their fix when he joins the team for a job on the show’s summer finale.

“It’s been a joy playing this character from the start,” says Sheppard, whose character was last seen in season 2. “The basis for this character is Sterling never loses. And if you put Sterling into a situation with other people who never lose — like Eliot [Christian Kane], Elliot never loses a fight — it’s always fun. Sterling is, as much as I’m concerned, is as part of the Leverage universe as the team in some ways. It’s always a pleasure to go back up there and go play with these guys.”

And there’s certainly plenty of play in this episode. Exhibit A: the exclusive clip below, which finds Sterling in a classic bicker-match with Eliot. “I have a lot of fun every time I get to interact with [Kane]. It’s fascinating I think it gets more and more difficult for [Eliot] every time he has to talk to Sterling — let alone spend more than two minutes with him,” Sheppard says. “I think [Eliot] genuinely doesn’t know if he wants to kiss him or kill him.”

For more with Sheppard, check out Friday’s Spoiler Room. Until then, check out this sneak peek at Leverage‘s summer finale, airing Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET :

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  • noway

    LOVE MARK!

    • Helen

      Yes!Yes!Yes! love his voice)

    • Helen

      i love his voice

  • Laura

    You forgot Doctor Who! Him and his dad did Doctor Who this season!

  • Laura

    Argh, he and his dad! (I always hated grammar!)

  • miss k

    Love love love Leverage!!!

  • Jen

    “kiss him or kill him” haha love it. Can’t wait to see this episode.

  • LOVE BSG

    Mark is a great actor. Anyone seen this show …”The Projection Room”? There was a spot on ETCanada and it stars Steve Bacic. l think is made by the people that did Battlestar Galactica

  • deborah

    I am crazy over Leverage. It’s awesome. My whole family watchs. Always action packed. Love the suspense. My only complaint is they did’nt make enough episodes. Big fan…………

  • Emgee

    Like ZOMG! That clip is HILARIOUS!

  • Becky

    I never got the feeling that Eliot wanted to kiss Sterling. Kill him, yes. LOL

  • Shellibelli

    you forgot he played Badger in Firefly as well……….

  • Dolly

    there neeeeeds to be more of Mark Sheppard in Leverage, I have missed him the past season or so. Also, Eliot’s look of derision before he says ” I did it.” is so smexy awesome. maybe he does kinda wanna kiss Sterling! LMAO

  • Melody

    I love Mark Sheppard in everything he does. I’m so happy he’s back for season 7 of Supernatural, and the above clip is just another example of why I adore Leverage.

  • David F.

    Lindsey McDonald and Crowley? Hell Yes!!!

  • Jenn

    Now that was awesome!!!! I am both looking forward and dreading this episode!! I’m looking forward to it because, well it’s got this great scene and Mark Sheppard but I’m dreading it knowing this is the summer finale. .The end of November is a LONG way away!!!! This show just keeps getting and better!!!!

  • TLZ

    I think it’s safe to say that Mark Sheppard has been on every single television show in the past decade. Why doesn’t he have his own series? He’s brilliant!

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