The Leverage team is made up of 5 people. You have the Mastermind Nathan Ford, his right hand woman, professional grifter Sophie Devereaux, Eliot Spencer the muscle, Alec Hardison, bonafide geek and hacker and Parker, a thief with a knack of getting out of tight spots.
All 5 (Nathan included) have a reputation for working alone and are the best in their respective fields, but after their first hit as a team, realize they actually like working together (they can pull off more elaborate scams, more money, more fun…) and despite a rocky start, that they like each other too!
They start to bond together, almost like a dysfunctional family unit. You have Nathan as the Dad figure – he’s the master planner and he keeps them altogether because while they might not trust each other, they all trust him. He’s the lynchpin of the operation and keeps them from each other or flying off the chain.
Sophie naturally is the mother figure. Her relationship with Nathan aside, she’s also the one who watches out for the others and talks sense into them when Nathan is hard on them. Eliot is like the big brother, gruffly taking care of the others even as they annoy him, Parker is the misunderstood middle child, crazy and offbeat and unpredictable while Hardison is the pampered youngest, attention seeking and loves annoying his siblings.
Here’s my take on their relationships with each other, spoilers abound for Season 1 and the first half of Season 2!
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