Power Trios are frequently embedded within larger ensembles. In this case, Three Plus Two is a Power Trio within a Five-Man Band. There are many variations on the Power Trio, but in RPGs, character specializations tend to boil down to strength, sorcery, or stealth.
Fighter: The Lightning Bruiser. A physical powerhouse of prodigious strength, the fighter solves problems by dicing or smashing them to bits. The fighter usually has the best armor, making him an effective Meat Shield, and he prefers melee weapons to ranged. Mage: The Glass Cannon. A mighty wielder of arcane might, the mage has a tendency to die if enemies look at him funny. His method of solving problems therefore tends to consist of blowing them up before they can get to him. Thief: The Fragile Speedster. Being quite a bit squishier than the fighter but not as much as the wizard, the thief relies on stealth and guile. Her method of solving problems typically involves sneaking by them, stabbing them in the back, or sniping them from a distance.
I guess the whole point of this episode was to show us we wouldn’t need to worry Sophie and Nate were gone, that, no matter how hard the case was going to be, that the three of them could handle it as long as they were together, that they are grown enough to make things work and are capable of giving each other courage even in the scariest of situations.
And in the end, somehow, that made me feel better.