Eliot was looking pretty terrible. Despite Hardison's insistence that he wasn't going to feed Eliot again after the never-to-be-discussed Pork Rind Incident (c'mon man! There were just some things you didn't do to pork rinds! Or your friends! Even friends that tased you and tied you to a chair!), that insistence didn't mean much when your best friend looked like he was gonna keel over at any minute.
"Yo," he said, standing a safe distance back. "Eliot. You feelin' okay, man? You thirsty? I ain't gonna feed you--" such lies. If Eliot said he was hungry, Hardison was a soft enough touch that he'd try to feed him anyway. "--but I can get you something you drink?"
But that drink would possibly be orange soda, because soft touch or not, Hardison was also spiteful.
"You know, dude, this could all be over if you just told us what the heck was going on."
It was possible that Hardison and Parker didn't really have an endgame here, beyond keeping him tied up for...indefinitely?
- The New Headquarters of Leverage, Inc, (The Apartment Above Lukes), Wednesday Evening