Leverage season 5 was a pleasant and welcome surprise. After four seasons the cast did not take it easy portraying their characters. They were still developing and growing. There were some recurring plot contents and some new ones too! A romance between characters was a welcome sight. With this being known as the final season, I got the impression they were planning to go out with a bang. They did. The interaction was as always -- fun and interesting. I only regret that the final set was not inexpensive and not readily available in Canada. I did manage to get seasons 1-3 at the store and the distributor was not helpful. Too many titles to keep track of, I guess. I became interested after watching the BBC series HUSTLE. I found the stories entrancing and thought-provoking -- not the usual police procedural or gun-happy portrayal. When I heard about LEVERAGE, I searched for the disks. I watched the series with high expectations and was not let down. An American series that did not rely on guns but brains. Wow!! Season 5 continued the tradition and the "ocean waves were lapping outside". Miss-direction and planning were the key components for success and the stories were successful. Hurray for adventures that require brains more than brawn. I recommend the series for anyone who believes in justice and a really good tale with a surprise at the end.