Nate refuses this offer, and his suspicions are justified when Latimer is revealed to be working with Victor Dubenich (the team's first victim) against the team.
Season 5 opens with Nate having moved the team to Portland and setting up shop in a microbrewery (Bridgeport Brew Pub), but the season premiere ends with the revelation that Nate is working with Hardison on a secret project unknown to the others.
More often, the flashbacks reveal new information to which the viewer has not been privy.
Executive producer and director Dean Devlin pitched Leverage to TNT in mid-2007.In response, they steal a collection of valuable art from Nate's former boss, Ian Blackpoole, returning it in exchange for Blackpoole being kicked out of his own company, and disband for six months. The team reunite and resume their activities, still followed by Sterling, until Nate surrenders to the latter in exchange for the others' freedom, finally admitting to Sterling and himself that he is a thief.As season 3 begins, Ford is in prison and the team attempts to free him, until a mysterious Italian woman blackmails them into bankrupting the untouchable criminal Damien Moreau.A flashback then reveals how a seeming complication was either anticipated by the Leverage team, or used in a clever improvisation.These flashbacks, which are featured in most episodes, excepting 113, sometimes reveal only in retrospect that an earlier scene was actually a clue to the Leverage team's plan.Subplots include Nate's struggle with alcoholism, his complicated relationship with grifter Sophie Devereaux and the budding romance between hacker Alec Hardison and thief Parker.