Come on Nathan, tell the truth. Didn’t you have a little bit of fun playing the Black King instead of the White Knight, just this once?

Parker, The Nigerian Job

Chess is used as a metaphor in the first season of Leverage. While the series pilot clearly alludes to Nathan Ford changing from a "White Knight" to a "Black King," the theme of chess appears thoughout the first few episodes of the series. 


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