A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.
The unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey and straightman FBI agent Peter Burke. Caffrey provides his expertise to help Burke catch other elusive criminals in exchange for his freedom, and together they prove that to solve the hardest crimes, you must hire the smartest criminal.
23 Oct 2009Description ▼
With a few months left on his sentence, criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey escapes from maximum security prison to save his marriage. The only man, FBI Agent Peter Burke, who had chased him for years and had finally caught him, is called in to track him down. He easily finds Neal at his wife's apartment, deflated and defeated. She had completely disappeared. However, back in prison and with four years added to his sentence, Neal decides to make a deal with Agent Burke to help him in finding other master criminals. The deal is made and Neal is released, with a GPS ankle monitor, of course, into the custody of Agent Burke. The uneasy partnership proves a success. Neal becomes an official FBI consultant, living large, to Agent Burke's astonishment and frustration, in a wealthy widow's guest-room. Neal, also, secretly brings in an old friend to help him find his wife.
30 Oct 2009
3Book of Hours
06 Nov 2009
4Flip of the Coin
13 Nov 2009
20 Nov 2009
27 Nov 2009
04 Dec 2009
26 Jan 2010
02 Feb 2010
09 Feb 2010Description ▼
Caffrey and Burke pursue a female thief who has made off with items from an extremely valuable collection. Should they fail to capture her in time, her exploits threaten to cause an international incident.
23 Feb 2010
02 Mar 2010
14Out of the Box
09 Mar 2010
13 Jul 2010Description ▼
An elusive master thief has targeted a handful of New Yorks most prestigious banks, and its up to Peter and Neal to thwart his next heist. But when alarms sound across the city, it becomes clear our guys are dealing with no ordinary criminal.
2Need to Know
20 Jul 2010Description ▼
Neal goes undercover as a political "fixer" in order to bring down a corrupt politician.
27 Jul 2010Description ▼
Open with Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matthew Bomer) investigating a stolen Lewis Thayer painting worth $4 million. The gallery curator tells them the painting was cut out of its frame.The story of the stolen Thayer reached the press via an anonymous tip. Burke thinks this is to drum-up potential buyers. Neal calls Mozzie (Willie Garson) to have him investigate.Mozzie and Neal meet. We see Mozzie's been talking to Alex (Gloria Votsis). She's been trying to stay off the radar after the plane crash. She's found the missing Thayer painting, sold in Dubai. Neal leaves and Alex tells Mozzie "I've got a big problem."The feds have found the stolen painting in several locations worldwide. These are clearly fakes, which have been sold as part of the scam. The scam is a copycat of one of Neal's schemes.After examining one of the fakes, Neal thinks the forger had access to the original. Based on lighting, they realize a student must have examined it during a special exhibit.Peter and Neal pay the student forger a visit. He tells them an anonymous person commissioned seven replicas of the Thayer. The forger secretly watched the painting being picked-up and drew a picture of the woman.Mozzie and Alex tell Neal someone is looking for her. She thinks it's related to the music box. She's been selling some gold coins (Krugerrands). Realizing people are after her, a criminal connected with Detroit named Russell Smith is now trying to give her up. Neal tells Alex he will "figure something out."Based on the forger's painting, Diana (Marsha Thomason) finds out she's 21-year old college student named Veronica Naylon (Christine Evangelista) with no priors. The one class she's acing is criminology.Neal tells Peter the Thayer job would require multiple accomplices. Peter shows him the criminology class Veronica is taking is studying Neal's old crimes. They think Veronica or her professor may have used the class to put together a crew.Neal pops into the criminology class, taught by a Professor Oswald (Aidan Quinn). Oswald has Neal come to the podium and take questions. After class Neal hints to Oswald ripping off his con isn't cool without letting him have a cut. Oswald tells him a special group of students will be meeting later at a bar.Peter tells Neal that Oswald has been copying famous thefts for years. The forger is going to go down unless they can prove it was Oswald.At the bar Neal shows the students a few parlor tricks before taking aim at Eric (Scott J. Campbell), the cocky kid. Neal and Alex set him up and Oswald arrives just to show Eric he was duped, with the Alex acting as the "inside man." Alex leaves in a huff, but Neal catches her outside the bar and assures her his plan is a good one.Neal tells Peter that he wants to have Oswald's kids go after Russell, who is moving some of the Krugerrands.Neal and Oswald's kids have a talk. Alex walks up and the two pretend to fight in front of Oswald. This piques the kids interest. Neal tells them about gold coins.Jones (Sharif Atkins) and Peter grab Russell and take the coins. The give them to Jones, walks through the same park near the kids who promptly steal them with Neal. Neal puts the gold into the locker and the feds wait for Oswald to arrive. During the wait Peter learns Alex is back and Neal used them to take out Russell. He's furious. Neal gets a hunch and they check the locker. The gold is gone. Oswald has out-smarted them.Neal and Peter go to Mozzie. Peter learns someone is after Alex. They took out Russell before he could rat-out Alex. Mozzie tells Peter that Russell is connected to the Detroit mob.Peter shows up at Oswald's classroom pretending to represent the mob. The coins were worth $2 million, Peter tells Oswald he want $3 million by the next day.Oswald meets with Alex. She agrees to buy it for $2 million. He gives her an account number and the feds burst into the room and grab Oswald. Alex gives them the painting and Peter tells her they've made it seem like Russell was an informant.Peter goes to Oswald's class and arrests the kids. Afterwards Peter gets a call from Diana, who has something to show him.At Diana's place she shows Peter the music box. They open it up and it begins to play.Neal meets Alex on her way out of town. We learn that she probably stole another painting from Oswald. She hands him "the last piece of the music box" and says she's giving up her obsession.Peter tells Diana he thinks there is a key hole, a "missing piece." They think perhaps the mystery man knows where it is.
4By the Book
03 Aug 2010Description ▼
Mozzie fears that the object of his affection has been kidnapped, and turns to Neal and Peter for help. For the first time, Mozzie must put his faith in the FBI - and when the rescue mission takes an unexpected turn, he is forced to step out of the shadows and into the line of fire.
10 Aug 2010Description ▼
A routine bond theft escalates into an attempted murder when Neal is unknowingly hired to kill the assigned insurance investigator, Sara Ellis. The FBI suspects that a real estate mogul is in possession of the bonds, but questions still remain: Why does he want Sara dead and will he try again?
6In the Red
17 Aug 2010Description ▼
The arrest of a jewel thief leads Peter and Neal toward a much more heinous extortion case against adoptive parents. To catch the heartless mastermind, Peter and Neal dive headfirst into the world of high-stakes gambling to force the criminal's hand.
24 Aug 2010Description ▼
An FBI Agent is accused of selling witness locations during criminal trials, and the U.S. Marshals ask Peter and Neal for help tracking down the suspect. But when Peter uncovers the truth behind the plot, he must dive into the world of exotic cars and go on the run with his fellow agent until he can prove the man's innocence.
31 Aug 2010Description ▼
Neal and Peter must go undercover into the world of corporate espionage after a tech company's head researcher is murdered. While the CEO claims a competitor is to blame, signs indicate that an internal spy may be responsible so it's up to the guys to figure out who the killer is before its too late.
07 Sep 2010Description ▼
Neal orchestrates an elaborate con to bring himself face to face with Kate's murderer.
18 Jan 2011Description ▼
Live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel... host Ricky Gervais takes the stage. His beer (presumably Fosters) is already waiting for him. The over-under on the amount of time it takes him to make a Charlie Sheen joke is 30 seconds."It's going to be a night of partying and heavy-drinking," Gervais says by way of welcome. "Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: 'breakfast.'"The under wins.On to a "Tourist" joke. He quashes the rumor that the only reason it was nominated was so the HFPA could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. "They also accepted bribes," he says.He gets bleeped for "for Christ's sake."He mentions "I Love You Phillip Morris" wasn't nominated. "Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay, so the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists," he zings. As the guests in the room look around and wince, Gervais assures them the hypothetical actors in question aren't in the room. "My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."There's a Hugh Hefner is old joke, and some unfortunate pantomime.He senses light laughter and gets right to presenting.Scarlett Johansson is up first to give out best support actor in a movie, to Christian Bale for "The Fighter." Hopefully no one steps in his line of sight as he makes it to the podium, you know how he hates that.Bale acknowledges he didn't used to know who the HFPA was. "And now I know who you are and I suddenly realize how wise and spectacularly perceptive you guys are," he jokes.He gets played off the stage and the mike cuts out as he's trying to acknowledge Robert De Niro.LL Cool J and Julie Bowen are out next for best actress in a drama TV series, which goes to Katey Sagal for "Sons of Anarchy."She thanks her costars and FX execs and her manager of 30 years. She gets cut off just as she's thanking the show's exec producer, and her husband, Kurt Sutter.Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey acknowledge Miss Golden Globe, Joe Mantenga's daughter, Gia. They present mini-series or TV movie, to "Carlos".The people who assigned the seats are batting o-fer on winners, as people keep having to make the long trek from their seats in Siberia in the back of the auditorium.Whoever is accepting for "Carlos" gets played off as well, but seems to think the music is just mood and not a cue to shut up.Ricky Gervais waits as the whole crew try to make their way off the stage. He introduces the next presenter as the star of Hudson Hawk, Hart's War and Mercury Rising and as Ashton Kutcher's dad: Bruce Willis.He's there to introduce comedy nominee "RED."Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester present next, but nobody hears what they're saying because Meester's dress has a slit that goes higher than the voice of the winner: Chris Colfer from "Glee."He's barely putting words together as he gets on stage and thanks the show creator Ryan Murphy, his "fairy godfather."He dedicates the win to his costars, "but most importantly to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates and are constantly told 'no' by people because of who they are....well, screw that, kids."Next up is Michelle Pfeiffer to present best picture nominee "Alice in Wonderland."Phillip Burke, the president of the HFPA, comes out and congratulates everyone on their congratulating.Milla Jovovich and Kevin Bacon present best actor in a TV drama to Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire."He pulls out his notes and promises to talk fast "before that sad music comes on." He thanks HBO and his costars and his family.On to best TV series drama, which goes to "Boardwalk Empire." Terrence Winter opens with "holy effing crap."Mark Wahlberg takes the stage. Fun fact: he's an exec producer on the show. Winter wraps up: "To my family and friends back in Brooklyn: I can't believe I'm sitting at a table with Al Pacino either."Andrew Garfield presents "The Social Network" but gets totally tangled on the word "inspiringly" because, well, it's not a word.Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez are next and introduce best original song after he awkwardly talks about her dress and makes a "Ski Party" joke. Uh, sure."You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque" wins and Diane Warren and thanks Cher for being "the eternal bada--- you always are."Next is best original score, which even Alec Baldwin seems bored by. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for "The Social Network."Trent Reznor thanks the people on the movie and doesn't look the least bit like a hard core rocker with his reasonable length hair and tux.And then, it's time for Justin Bieber and Hailee Steinfeld, the girl from "True Grit" (yes, she's taller than him). They introduce best animated movie. The winner is "Toy Story 3". (Cut to Tom Hanks and, inexplicably, Jennifer Love Hewitt.)The director Lee Unkrich accepts, acknowledging the presenters and asking if they were even born when the first one came out.Gervais is on to drinking wine introduces the next star as from Ironman, then wonders if it's a porn title. He continues with "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Bowfinger" to make his point, then says he's also from Betty Ford and the Los Angeles county jail.Robert Downey Jr. comes out and not only takes the jab in stride, but gamely jabs back."Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister overtones, I'd say the vibe of the show is pretty good so far," he says.He moves on to his intro."I don't think an actress can say she's done her best work... until she's slept with me, Julianne." Cut to Julianne Moore. Then Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Angelina Jolie, the nominees for best actress in a comedy.Downey continues, saying that somehow the women did their best work without him."I guess I'm just saying, if I could, I'd give it to all five of you," he wraps up, pointedly. Maybe he'll want to host next year.Annette Bening wins for "The Kids are All Right" and the camera immediately cuts to Jane Lynch, who recently married her girlfriend.Bening thanks Julianne Moore, her costar, for asking her to make the movie. She thanks the 1962 Golden Globe winner for "Most Promising Actor," her husband Warren Beatty.Ricky Gervais is back out, saying the next presenter has been in ten of the top grossing movies of all time. "He has played a boxer...and Rambo."Sylvester Stallone presents "The Fighter".Geoffrey Rush and Tilda Swinton are next presenting best actor for mini-series or TV movie. Al Pacino wins for "You Don't Know Jack."Al Pacino and his four-inch high brown hair take the stage and he rhapsodizes about the joy of playing a real person. He appears to be about half the size of Tilda Swinton, even with the hair.The music does not play him off. You don't play Al Pacino off.Then for actress in a mini-series or TV movie. We learn why Jennifer Love Hewitt is there: she's nominated for the Lifetime movie "The Client List."But she loses to Claire Danes for "Temple Grandin."Next is Zac Efron to introduce "The Kids Are Alright."Ricky Gervais comes out next, introducing the next actor as one he cast in his show, "he's now leaving that show and killing a cash cow for both of us... please welcome the ungrateful Steve Carrell."He and Tina Fey introduce the nominees for best screenplay. "Screenplays we could have written, if we had time," Fey says.That one about the rock climber that, Carrell says, he would have given his right arm to write. Har.Aaron Sorkin wins for "The Social Network." He says the people at Sony believe "people who watch movies are at least as smart as the people who make them."The table applauds Scott Rudin as the "best living producer."He commends David Fincher for making scenes of typing look like bank robberies.Next is supporting actress for TV. Jane Lynch wins, she hugs Sofia Vergara almost immediately."I am nothing if not falsely humble," she says, and acknowledges "Glee" writer Ian Brennan for writing Sue's "deranged" lines.More Ricky, who introduces the next category as one "no one in America cares about." Foreign films!"In a Better World" from Denmark wins. Smugly check that off on your Golden Globe ballot if you guessed it right.Helen Mirren is up next to introduce "The King's Speech."Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams presents best actress in a TV series, which goes to Laura Linney from "The Big C." She's not there to accept.Jane Fonda introduces "Burlesque."Next, best actor for TV. Kaley Cuoco (and her impossibly long hair extensions) announce her costar Jim Parsons as the winner.He thanks "my writers" then catches himself, saying "the writers - 'my writers,' how crass."Jeremy Irons introduces the nominees for best supporting actress in a movie. As they cut to Helena Bonham Carter we see she's wearing a tumbleweed on her head. That's some hairdo.Melissa Leo wins for "The Fighter" and thanks anyone she can think of.Matt Damon is up to present the Cecil B. Moore award to Robert De Niro, who he says he hadn't heard of until about five years ago when he was in "The Good Shepherd."He quotes from "The Godfather" - doing the Fredo part. And then "GoodFellas" - the Joe Pesci lines."And who could forget 'Taxi Driver' where he was literally unrecognizable as a blonde 13 year old hooker?" Damon jokes, before a montage of De Niro - including "Analyze That."Then Bobby D takes the stage and the crowd stands and applauds - and he lets them."Thank you, Matt - and I loved you in 'The Fighter'," he says.To the HFPA: "I was very gratified when you made the announcement two months ago - well before you had a chance to review 'Little Fockers,'" he says.He says some of his movies were missing from the montage, but the punchline is censored.He says he's releasing some of his movies on DVD for people who may have missed them "I'll be selling them in the lobby right after I pose for more pictures with the remaining members of the Hollywood Foreign Press."He gets another standing O when he leaves.Then it's Megan Fox to introduce "The Tourist."Annette Bening introduces best director. David Fincher wins for "The Social Network".He reads his acceptance speech, thanking the crew "without whom I'd just be a bitter old man with a lot of opinions."Jimmy Fallon and January Jones present best TV comedy to "Glee." We hear their rendition of Journey for the third time.Ryan Murphy thanks people as the entire cast and crew takes the stage. His acceptance speech takes less time than their entrance.Alicia Keys introduces "The Black Swan".Next, Halle Berry introduces best actor in a comedy, in which Johnny Depp is nominated twice. Paul Giamatti wins for "Barney's Version.""I'm a little jacked up because I ate five boxes of the free Godiva chocolates," he says. He thanks his three movie wives, and says he got to "smoke and drink and" something that gets censored.Joseph Gordon Levitt gets up and quotes Betty Davis in introducing "Inception."Jeff Bridges strides on stage next and introduces the nominees for best actress in a drama. The winner is Natalie Portman, who pregnantly takes the stage and thanks her grandmother in Cincinnati and parents, who are in the audience.She mentions her fiance Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the movie and had a line, saying he didn't want to sleep with Natalie's character."He's the best actor, it's not true! He totally wants to sleep with me," she says.Ricky Gervais introduces the next two presenters as a man whose movies have made $3.5 billion and he's won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes... and Tim Allen.He and Tom Hanks introduce the nominees for best comedy."We remember when Ricky Gervais was a slightly chubby, kind comedian," Tom Hanks says. "Neither of which he is now," concludes Allen.The winner is "The Kids Are Alright".Sandra Bullock introduces the nominees for best actor in a drama. Colin Firth wins for "The King's Speech".He thanks the HFPA for the mid-life reassurance. "Right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson."He calls director Tom Hooper and his costar Geoffrey Rush the two other sides of his "man love triangle."Michael Douglas gets a standing ovation as he comes out to announce the final award of the evening. "There's just gotta be an easier way to get a standing ovation," he says.Onto the nominees for best picture (drama). "The Social Network" wins. (Insert status update joke here.)Producer Scott Rudin accepts. Kevin Spacey is among the crowd on the stage, as a producer. He thanks Mark Zuckerberg for allowing them to tell a story about social networking through his life.Ricky Gervais comes out to say good night. "Thanks everyone in the room for being good sports," he says, even though they weren't.Finally: "Thank you to God - for making me an atheist."
25 Jan 2011Description ▼
Open with Peter pouring old files related to Ponzi scheme crook Vincent Adler. He goes to see Neal with a bag of booze and tells him that he wants to get Adler. Since Neal claims Adler "made me who I am today," Peter wants to pick his brain and offers him one evening of complete immunity for any crimes he may tell in the process of providing background. Neal shows him the fractal Mozzie built and says the first time he saw one was in Adler's office.The flashbacks begin with the story of how Neal and Mozzie met. Mozzie was running a sidewalk three card Monty scam that Neal out-foxed to the tune of $500. Mozzie hunts him down and wants to join forces.Mozzie suggests a long-con, the "Everest of swindles."This leads to Peter recalling the first time Neal's name came across his desk. Neal had been forging bonds and Peter gave this new case the nickname: "James Bonds."Peter told Elizabeth at the time the quality of Neal's forgery indicated a high level of talent.Neal and Mozzie target Adler, who had just made $150 million the previous year managing a hedge fund. Adler keeps a significant amount of his profit in an offshore account and only he knows the account number. To get in contact with Adler Neal sells a few more bonds to afford an expensive dinner.After getting cash for his bonds Neal runs into an unsuspecting Peter who was outside the bank asking questions.Neal picks the alias Nick Halden for the con. He introduces himself to Adler with a fake bottle of expensive wine and some insight into finance. After telling him of his passion for art, Adler introduces Neal to his assistant, Kate. The two hit it off immediately and he tells her he's there to cozy up to her boss and find more work.At dinner Neal gives Adler some inside info he and Mozzie found through some spying that ends up helping his business. Adler hires him a few weeks later. Neal had a knack for spotting Adler's enemies.Kate had a boyfriend at the time so they hadn't yet gotten together romantically, though he makes her aware he's interested. She tells him that her boyfriend asked her to move to Chicago with him and she's leaving in a month.At this point Neal is given an assignment to investigate someone looking into Adler's recent merger acquisitions. Around this time he first sees one of the fractals in Adler's office.The person looking into Adler's acquisitions turns out to be Alex. Neal tricks her into meeting with Adler who threatens her but gives her a second chance and lets her leave. Adler gives him a huge bonus which Neal promptly invests back into the fund, not realizing at the time it was a scam.Neal and Alex become lovers and she tells him about the music box, which she thinks Adler has information about. She tells him she thinks it is located in Denmark and will send him a sign (origami flower) if she needs help getting it. Alex disappears soon after.We forward to the day Kate leaves for Chicago. Neal is on the phone with Mozzie, who is pushing him to get the password from Adler. Kate arrives at his door and tells him she isn't going because she wants to be with him.With just days before Adler is to make his annual deposit Neal seems conflicted about continuing with the con. Mozzie reminds him that nobody even knows his real name and say he's heard Peter has been showing a sketch of him around town.Adler buys Neal an expensive custom-made suit and the two discuss the future. Adler mentions the relationship with Kate and it looks for a second as if Neal is going to come clean. But he spots a newspaper on Adler's desk that has the sketch of him. He tells him he needs to investigate an irregularity in his offshore account and Adler gives him a password. Neal manages to slip a hat over the newspaper.Neal almost tells Kate who he really is but stops short.Neal lies to Mozzie and says he didn't get the password. He tells Mozzie he's in love with Kate and Mozzie thinks they should shut the operation down.Neal and Kate watch a news report with words that Adler has skipped town and the entire firm was a scam.We see the formation of the white collar taskforce, which begins with Jones lobbying to be included.The password Adler had given him was an anagram for "nice try Neal" and there was only $1 left in it when Neal checked.Kate is upset that they have been left with nothing. He says they can get it all back and tells her that his real name is not Nick. Neal, Kate and Mozzie start to work as a team of criminals.Neal tells Kate that Peter has been asking around some of his forgeries. He thinks they should leave the country for a while. She sees that Alex has sent the flower and is upset he wants to go to Europe to go after the music box. He ends up going to look for the box without her but doesn't find it, barely ends up escaping uninjured. He gets back and finds that Kate is gone and Neal starts pulling off bigger cons in part to get her attention.We see Peter's team closing in on Neal. Diana suggests using his girlfriend and Peter realizes that Kate has been hiding from Neal.Mozzie tells Neal he's received news about Kate, but he doesn't trust the source. Mozzie thinks it's a trap but gives Neal takes the address anyway.Neal goes to see Kate at a storage facility. After she says she loves him the FBI burst through the door and arrest Neal. Neal promptly shakes Peter's hand, thankful that he helped him find Kate. It seems as if he knew there was a trap but came anyway.Back in present day Neal tells Peter he doesn't think there is any trail for Adler. Peter thinks the key is the fractal. Alex has been by recently and they've discovered the fractal is a frequency for an emergency beacon. The idea is if they build a real fractal and hook it up to a radio it will lead them to a boat or plane that disappeared 70 years earlier. Since it's worth it to Adle, Peter wants to do it.
12What Happens in Burma
01 Feb 2011Description ▼
When the son of an American diplomat is detained in Burma for a crime he didn't commit, Peter and Neal delve into the exotic but dangerous world of jewelry smuggling to prove his innocence. But when the Burmese government roadblocks their investigation using diplomatic laws, Peter and Neal must find a way to use those same laws to their advantage.
08 Feb 2011Description ▼
Open with Neal (Matt Bomer) touching base with Mozzie (Willie Garson) who is working on the fractal.
Neal meets a man who calls himself Ford (Billy Dee Williams). He is friends with June (Diahann Carroll). She's given him things and this bothers Neal. Ford says he's an old friend of June's husband but doesn't elaborate.
Neal goes to Diana (Marsha Thomason) for help fingerprinting a coin Ford tossed him.
The coin comes back with the fingerprint of a murder suspect and career criminal named Jonas Ganz. The only problem is the man in the file is not Ford.
It turns out Ford was a real estate crook and roommate of Ganz' in the joint. 20 years earlier, Ford did time with June's husband for running an illegal casino on the floor of June's house where Neal now lives.
Neal finds June in his room looking through some old pictures. She says Ford had been asking about a suit her husband wore in one of them. When she leaves, Neal finds the suit and grabs a receipt out of a pocket. Ford knocks on his door and tells Neal he hopes he would be understanding of an ex-con. He says he ran several poker games in the room Neal lives in while also being a crooked dealer. June comes up and they ask Neal to dinner. She leaves. Ford says he's looking for a second chance.
Mozzie tells Neal he thinks Ford is trying to scam June and agrees to hang around the house. Peter (Tim DeKay) calls with word Ganz is putting together a crew for a new heist. Peter wants to question Ford, but Neal thinks the better way to play it for him and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) to join him at dinner.
Peter is at dinner under the pretense of being a former criminal partner of Neal's. After dinner, Neal leaves to answer a call from Mozzie. Word on the street is Ford is well-respected and smooth. Mozzie has enhanced the receipt. It is for one of June's coffee tables and it has had some custom work done. While Neal's gone, they start looking through photo albums. Upstairs, Neal opens a secret compartment in the table and finds what looks like plates for making counterfeit $100 bills. Neal brings Peter up to see it, but they are already gone. They walk outside and learn Ford is gone as well.
Neal and Peter discuss that Ford would need to steal paper in order to make the bills. While wondering if that might be what Ganz' crew was going to d,o Diana tells them Ford was grabbed outside Ganz' place.
Ford telsl Neal and Peter that he told Ganz about the plate while they were inside in exchange for protection. June's husband stole the plate from Ford in order to protect him for getting in trouble. Ford said all he was doing was giving the plate to Ganz so he wouldn't go near June looking for it. He has told Ganz what he'll need to print the bills. Ford scrapes his fingertips every morning to remove prints.
Peter doesn't trust Ford. Neal isn't sure. Peter wants to put Neal and Ford undercover.
Under the pretense of Neal being a replacement forger, he and Ford meet with Ganz. All goes well (Neal is asked to pick the fake among some IDs) until Ford makes a comment which reveals he knows more than he should about Ganz' last forger. Guns come out. Peter's team prepares to move in. Neal quickly covers. Ganz says Neal will be handling the job without Ford.
Peter and Neal think Ganz' next move will be getting paper. Using the name from one of the fake IDs, they locate a likely spot where Ganz will look to steal the paper.
Mozzie and Neal doubt Ford will be able to resist the temptation of a last big score.
Cut to Diana telling Peter that Ganz and Ford are off the grid. Peter hears the paper they believe will be stolen is in transit. We see Ganz show up at Neal's place and grab him.
Ganz (without Ford) wants Neal to ID which paper they should take off the truck. They pull over the truck and Neal takes the paper.
Ganz and Neal show up at the counterfeiting location and we see Ford waiting for them. He's been in on everything from the beginning. Neal starts making money for them.
Peter asks Mozzie for help finding Ford. Peter remembers there was a photo album Ford seemed nervous about during dinner. They spot a likely location.
Cut to a police car showing up outside the counterfeiting spot. A nervous Ganz leaves and Ford reveals the cop was there for a cat-in-tree call and this was Ford's way of getting rid of Ganz. He has given Ganz a case without the plates. But after Ganz leaves, Peter and his team show up. Ganz is arrested and we see his case contained money. Inside, Ford grabs a gun and a case, presumably containing the plates. Neal tells Ford it's not too late for him if Neal backs his story. Ford says to tell June he's sorry and leaves out the back.Cut to Ford opening the case in a nearby alley and seeing it contains only blank paper.
June tells Neal she knew what kind of man Ford was. She thinks she gave him another shot to recall the past.
Neal and Mozzie talk about the future and it's revealed the plate may have found its way back into June's table.
22 Feb 2011Description ▼
U.S. Marshals ask Peter and Neal to track down an FBI agent accused of selling witness locations.
01 Mar 2011Description ▼
Peter and Neal assume each other's identities to uncover a collusion scheme.
16Under the Radar
08 Mar 2011Description ▼
Open with Neal (Matthew Bomer) and Peter (Tim DeKay) taking fake Rolex watches to evidence. When they arrive, Sara (Hilarie Burton) is there. She and Neal reference the other night. They agree it was "hot."Peter tells the team the plan is to take down Ponzi scheme perpetrator Vincent Adler (Andrew McCarthy). They know he is looking for U-Boat 869. The contents are unknown, but he's since he's searching for it off the New York coast, it means they can find him.Peter wants Diana (Marsha Thomason) and Jones (Sharif Atkins) to look for Alex (Gloria Votsis). After they leave, Neal tells Sara he and Alex are "over."Mozzie (Willie Garson) wildly speculates about the contents of the sub. Mozzie has a way for them to locate the sub's SOS signal (the fractal.) Peter has Neal call Alex in an attempt to narrow the search area. Adler answers her phone saying only "the lady doesn't want to be disturbed."Locating Alex is now a higher priority. Mozzie has learned she was in town a few weeks ago trying to pawn more silver through a small-time crook named Teddy.Neal tells Peter that Teddy likes hot merchandise.Neal and Mozzie meet with Teddy. They bring along the Rolexes. Peter and Jones bust the "deal" and Neal pretends to help Teddy beat the search. Teddy now owes him one and says the last he knew Alex was headed to the Conservatory garden.Security tapes indicate Alex disappeared in the garden. Peter and Neal re-trace her steps in the garden. They lose track of each other. Back at the entrance, Peter gets a call. It's Adler telling him to get into a limo that now contains Neal.Inside the car, Peter is disarmed and instructed to unlock his anklet. Adler says he's taking them to Alex and has them drink a knockout drug.They wake up to find Alex is in the same predicament they are. Alder walks in and opens the doors to reveal they are in a massive warehouse and the U-Boat itself is sitting right there. He says the U-Boat was scuttled after the war and the Germans were never able to come back for it. Adler's father was the lone surviving crew member, which is why he knows so much. The boat is riddled with explosive measures. Adler wants Neal to get inside for him. Alex is the insurance policy. Peter will be helping Neal.Sara goes to Neal's and finds Mozzie finishing up the SOS-detector. The both realize something is wrong since Neal is 30 minutes late.With Adler able to watch and listen to their every move from behind blast-proof doors, Neal and Peter open a door next to the hatch and find a code-breaking machine sitting on a ton of TNT.With Neal's ankle monitor out of commission, Diana and Jones realize something is up. Especially when they figure out Peter disarmed it.After a timer counts down the an explosion, Alex tells Neal what to type in order to deactivate the explosives. They open the sub's primary hatch.Diana and Jones meet Sara and Mozzie (who has brought his machine) at the garden.Neal and Peter enter the sub. They finds billions of dollars' worth of Nazi plunder. At this point, Neal rips off his video glasses, cutting off contact with Adler. They find something which looks like Mozzie's fractal and rip it off the wall. Alder walks down and has his security take the three away.In the van Mozzie starts getting a moving signal.Adler's security dumps Neal, Peter and Alex in a dry dock slowly filling with water. They manage to untie themselves and get free just as Diana and Jones arrive. After realizing they are safe, Neal and Alex kiss. Of course, Sara sees.Since Neal, Peter and Alex were re-drugged before being taken away from the sub, they don't know the location of the U-Boat. They think Adler wants to ship the art to Europe, but can't until the end of the week. They narrow it down to a large area of Battery Park. Neal and Peter plan to head home and let others handle the search.Sara introduces herself to Alex. They start chatting and Jones points this out to Neal. Later Alex tells Neal about her grandfather encoding the SOS tracker into the music box. She never believed his stories about the treasure until she was given a key on his death bed. She calls Neal a "wonderful treasure just out of reach" and says good-bye.Neal tries to explain Alex to Sara but she doesn't want to hear it. They're interrupted by Peter inviting them both to dinner at his house.Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) talks to Sara about never trying to change Peter. She also says Sara can trust Neal "when it counts." In the other room, Peter talks about how happy is to be a stable husband. Neal isn't sure that life is for him. Neal tells Sara when he said things were over with Alex, he meant it. She kisses him and says "you owe me lunch."The team has Adler and his sub narrowed to one of 15 warehouses. With Neal left alone at the truck, he wanders around and ends up running into Adler. Adler says he has an 18-wheeler full of the art ready to go inside the warehouse. He offers Neal half the booty if he helps him escape the FBI perimeter. Neal asks about Kate's death. Adler says when Peter showed up, it ruined Kate's plan of blowing up the plane over the ocean while she and Neal parachuted to safety. Adler decided he couldn't wait and detonated the plane on the ground. While he tries to convince Neal to join him, there is an explosion inside the warehouse. Adler says one of the wires must have been tripped. When they open the door, another explosion blows Neal, Adler and his guards to the ground. Peter and his team see this explosion from far away and rush to the scene.With the guards knocked out, Neal convinces Adler the art is destroyed and pulls him away from the burning door. Adler pulls a gun on Neal, convinced he is to blame. Adler says "you won't get away with this. Good-bye, Neal" just Peter shoots him from behind. Peter asks about Adler's last words. Neal says he doesn't know what he was talking about. Peter looks down at a charred picture and rushes to Neal, convinced he has somehow stolen the art. Neal says he's never lied to him. Peter continues that he doesn't believe him."Then prove it," Neal says. "Neal arrives home to find an address and key sitting on his table, along with the typed message "You'll thank me." Neal walks into a warehouse, surrounded by all Nazi art from the U-Boat. After standing in the middle of the treasure looking almost confused, a smile eventually spreads over Neal's face.
07 Jun 2011Description ▼
Despite successfully escaping after having robbed the Federal Reserve, a notorious thief returns to retrieve the stash he left behind. Peter and Neal must put their differences aside to capture the criminal before he disappears for good.
2Where There's a Will
14 Jun 2011Description ▼
Peter and Neal must follow a treasure map will to save a kidnapped daughter.
21 Jun 2011Description ▼
Diana goes undercover to protect a magazine journalist; Peter and Neal investigate.
05 Jul 2011Description ▼
Neal (Matt Bomer) and Peter (Tim DeKay) check into the case of a woman named Selena ( Mädchen Amick), a "black widow" who has four rich dead husbands. She's on her way to New York.The deaths are listed as natural: heart attack, embolism, sky diving accident. They're waiting for the fourth results. But she hasn't filed for any of the insurance claims.There's a Manhattan Millionaires Bachelor auction coming up. Peter wants Neal and Jones (Sharif Atkins) to pose. They need a third. Neal suggests Peter.Peter breaks the news to Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), who reassures him he'll sell high.Sara (Hilarie Burton) advises Neal. He's going to have to throw his meetings with the other women so the black widow doesn't get outbid.Elizabeth tries to remind Peter he's having a conversation, not an interrogation.At the event, Jones introduces himself as "Arthur", a pastry baron to multi-million dollar dessert empire.The organizer, Gerald Jameson (Jonathan Silverman), calls for the auction to begin. Diana (Marsha Thomason) is also in the crowd; she sidles up to Selena. They get five minutes to talk to each man.The mingling begins. Peter awkwardly chats up a woman from Ohio, trying to make conversation about Cleveland. Arthur talks exuberantly about pastry. Neal tells one woman he loves hunting baby deer, then interrupts her to answer his cell phone. On his next date he checks sports scores.Diana tells Peter that Selena is looking for someone sincere, but not self-assured.The guys all take turns with Selena. When it's Peter's turn, he stalls awkwardly. Then he tells her he's not up for all the small talk and just wants a real conversation. He wishes her luck finding someone.It's auction time. A bidding war breaks out over Arthur, who goes for $11,000. Selena tells Diana he was too charming. Nobody bids on Neal. They have to lower the price, until finally Diana takes him for $1,000. Selena says he's too young.Before they can start bidding for Peter, Selena offers $15,000 and wins.Back home, Peter enjoys getting the second-highest bid ever. He plans to plant a bug in her house and be done with the op.At the office, Peter takes a call from Selena. She won't let him pick her up so he realizes he'll have to make it through their whole date and make her want to take him home.At the restaurant, Neal presents Diana with a fancy picnic in the surveillance van for helping him save face. She suggests he should cook for Sara sometime because "Insurance Adjuster Barbie" would love it.Peter seems to be doing well with Selena inside. She asks him to dance during a slow song, but it quickly turns into a tango. Neal tries to advise him to bail, but Peter actually knows what he's doing. They dance a sultry tango. She whispers in his ear after, inviting him back to her place.She blows out the receiver in his earpiece so they can hear Peter but he can't hear them.Back at Selena's house, she goes to change. There's no computer so he can't put a key logger on it. Selena starts stripping. Peter puts a bug on her purse.Diana gets word from Jones. Selena's fourth husband died of a stabbing during a mugging. She was the only witness.Back inside, Selena comes out in a negligee and uses an ice pick to chop up ice. She holds onto it ominously as she offers Peter a drink. He spills it on himself to get out of the situation, but she just starts helping him strip instead.Neal calls from the van with the sound effects of a factory faked in the call. Selena answers. He tells her they need him now at work.He says goodbye, but not before she kisses him and says she'll see him tomorrow night.They listen to a call she made after he left, telling a man she'll have Peter proposing by the end of the week and then it'll be his turn.Peter and Neal break the news to Elizabeth, who isn't happy he's still undercover.Neal excuses himself to meet Sara at his place. When she gets there, he has candles lit up all over.Peter picks Selena up. She announces she wants to go to his house. Peter leaves Neal a message, saying he has to clear out of his place so he can commandeer it.Neal is out on his balcony and doesn't see his phone. He comes in to see a text from Peter just in time to shuffle Sara into a closet with wine.Neal's apartment used to be a speakeasy. The giant walk in closet has a viewing room, where he and Sara settle in. Selena sees the easels and insists Peter sketch her. He writes "help me" so Neal can see. Neal starts drawing from his closet. He apologizes to Sara for the turn in their evening. "Any guy can make a girl dinner. Only you could sketch a black widow from a hidden back room," she says.Selena asks Peter how he set up the evening. Just then, Mozzie (Willie Garson) bursts in. Peter explains Mozzie is his man "Haversham" and he set everything up. Mozzie gets what's going on and plays along, going into the closet to talk to Neal when Peter asks for his suit.Neal finishes his drawing, but adds a final touch. Sara thinks Peter will be mad. Mozzie takes the sketch pad out with the suit Peter asked for and hands it over without Selena seeing. Then he hits Peter up for $50 "to pick up the dry cleaning" and leaves.Peter shows Selena the drawing, but doesn't notice the ring until she does. He has to go along with it.Back home, Elizabeth isn't happy her husband is engaged. He says he just needs to go along long enough to find Selena's partner. Elizabeth suggests he needs an event planner to get Selena's guest list.Cut to Elizabeth meeting with the happy couple. Selena has no list. Elizabeth understands wanting to keep it small and says her wedding got too big. Peter tries to keep his real wife happy and fake being excited about his new one.Peter leaves. Elizabeth asks Selena if she's been married before, saying she needs the documentation for the wedding license.Outside at the car, Peter is about to get in when a car barrels at him. He jumps out of the way and is fine. Selena shoos Elizabeth away and says she doesn't know what she would do if something happened to him.Later, Peter tells Neal how the near miss led to a conversation about what would happen if he died. She says she wouldn't want any of his money, but he should leave it to charity. Peter checks her dead husband's wills. They all made large charitable contributions to organizations which don't exist anymore.Diana comes in having tracked down the fake name of the lawyer Selena gave Elizabeth. It led back to the auctioneer Gerald Jameson, who hosts dating events worldwide and moves around a lot.Neal proposes he'll go talk to him. He brings Mozzie. Gerald says his next event is in Florida in two months. He punches in a keycode for his office door. Mozzie makes note. Neal asks Gerald if he rents out his space, saying Peter asked him to host something. Cut to a raging bachelor party.Neal explains it's the perfect cover for getting into the office. Peter distracts Gerald while Neal goes into the locked office with Mozzie. They come up empty. Neal suggests there's a way to get Selena to lead them straight to the money. It will require a camera and some shots. They call Gerald over. Neal and Peter dump theirs and get Jameson loaded.Diana knocks on Selena's door and IDs herself as FBI. She tells Selena that Jameson is dead and shows her a picture. She says she's looking into the charity.When Diana leaves Selena goes straight to the bank. Jones calls Jameson and he wakes up on the floor of his office to a fraud alert on his phone. Selena leaves the bank with a bag. Jameson meets her on the street. They're quickly surrounded. They show pictures of the night before, which included Jameson bragging he had a big payday coming. They have it all on tape.Selena tries to suck up to Peter, saying she thought they had something. "At least the tango was real?" she pleads. They take her away. Peter mentions the arrangements for the wedding are all booked.Jones goes to get Elizabeth, telling her Peter needs her help right away. She meets him in Neal's totally made up apartment, draped with lights and gauze and candles. He apologizes for what she went through and says he's giving her the small wedding she already wanted, getting down on one knee to ask her to marry him again. Mozzie, who says he has been ordained twice, serves as officiant. Elizabeth couldn't be happier.
12 Jul 2011Description ▼
A talented teenage con artist wreaks havoc in Manhattan, and Neal must decide if he should help him or take him down.
19 Jul 2011Description ▼
Peter and Neal search for Jones' missing naval academy friend
8As You Were
26 Jul 2011Description ▼
Jones' classmate from the Naval Academy goes missing, prompting Peter and Neal to investigate an international private-security team, which could be linked to the disappearance.
9On the Fence
02 Aug 2011Description ▼
We open with Neal (Matt Bomer) comparing the manifest he found in Peter's safe to what is left in the treasure. He is pleased to see Mozzie (Willie Garson) has not sold the Degas painting he had been considering. Mozzie comes in with a tabloid headline, convinced "they're on to us." Hale (who he's lined-up to fence the Degas) and Sara (Hilarie Burton) are the two people who can potentially connect them with the treasure. Neal continues to lie to Mozzie, saying they can't leave the country until they have the list.Neal sees Sara on the street. She tells him she's seen the treasure. They go back and forth about whether she would have wanted to join him and whether he would have asked her to come. They appear to firmly end their relationship as Peter (Tim DeKay) happens by.We learn in a unit meeting that Matthew Keller (Ross McCall) is back. He's been taking advantage of political unrest in Egypt, stealing artifacts while the country is distracted. He's stolen an especially rare amulet that is now believed to be in Manhattan. The Egyptian government wants it returned.Out on the street, Peter asks Neal if it's possible Keller thinks Neal has the U-Boat treasure. Neal thinks they should use this possibility to take him down. Keller is nearby, watching them.The New York connection between Keller and the stolen amulet has been found. Egyptologist and known fencer Raquel LaRoque (nm02444630). LaRoque is known for hiding artifacts in cheap looking, X-ray proof trinkets.Neal and Mozzie meet with Hale, for whom Mozzie's recently tricked-out a car. Hale asks about the Degas. Mozzie says it will help that deal get done faster if he can facilitate a meeting between Neal and LaRoque.Neal learns Peter is hesitant to tell Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) about Keller being involved in this case. Neal meets LaRoque at a restaurant. Peter's plan is to grab them both and then when Neal doesn't flip she'll trust him.Instead, Neal and LaRoque duck out the back of the restaurant once Peter and his team make an appearance. Hale never shows. LaRoque tells Neal she has a package she believes contains the amulet, but the partner in charge of disguising it was arrested. She tells Neal she will be in touch.Mozzie calls Neal. Hale is dead. Using a hidden camera, Mozzie installed in Hale's car we see the killer was Keller, finally confirming for Peter and the team he is in New York. Peter wants to shut down the operation. Neal convinces him LaRoque is the best way to ferret him out.Keller approaches Sara as an Interpol agent. He says telling him something about the treasure is the only way to protect Neal from a life in prison.Neal is to rendezvous with LaRoque at her lab the following day.Sara stops by Neal's place and finds Mozzie. She tells him she gave an Interpol agent the IP address of the closed circuit feed. Mozzie moves to shut down the feed. They figure out the "Interpol agent" was Keller.Mozzie tells Neal about Keller posing as Interpol. Mozzie has re-set the feed. The plan is for him to secure the art. Mozzie also seems interested in stopping Keller "once and for all."Neal's anklet is removed. They give him a bugged watch. The second he determines the amulet is rea,l he is to give a trigger word. The team will then move in.Neal enters LaRoque's lab.Mozzie places a $6 million bounty on Keller's head.Neal and LaRoque flirt continually while uncovering the amulet. Neal gives the trigger word just as Keller enters the lab. He is well aware of Peter's team outside. They won't be coming in. LaRoque realizes who Neal is, grabs a gun and leaves. Keller tells Neal he's there for the treasure. Neal realizes the whole amulet plan as a set-up to get the art.Outside, someone tells LaRoque of the price on Keller's head.Neal tells Keller he doesn't have the treasure. He says "I know you don't."In the van Peter realizes they've been listening to an audio loop and orders the team to move in.Keller shows Neal footage of men carting boxes from the room where the art is being kept. He says "I won." Neal punches him. Keller fires a shot into the wall. Peter gets to the door. Keller ducks away. Neal shuts off the computer before letting Peter in. Keller is gone. Peter turns off Neal's GPS bugged watch. He sneaks off. On his way to the warehouse, Neal calls Mozzie. Mozzie confirms the art is still there. They realize Keller was trying to trick Neal into leading him to the warehouse. Neal heads to a different location with the plan being for him to draw the feds there by turning on his bug. They hang up. Mozzie calls the man with whom he placed the bounty to say where Keller is located.Neal and Keller have another showdown. Neal tells him the feds are on their way. Keller doesn't believe him. Keller gives up on Neal and is about to shoot him. Peter and the team come in. While Keller is being taken into custody, LaRoque takes a shot at him. The agents are distracted by locating the shooter, the result being Keller is able to escape.Neal explains his sneaking away was a plan to grab Keller. Peter seems to buy it and mentions the bounty. LaRoque is brought in. She and Neal kiss.Neal runs into Sara in the FBI office. She is there to give Peter her statement. She promises his secret is safe.Peter tells Elizabeth about Keller getting away. She's upset he wasn't up-front with her earlier. He tells her about the bounty.While viewing the closed circuit feed, Neal sees the Degas is missing. Mozzie walks in and admits to fencing it to pay for the bounty. Neal then tells Mozzie the Degas was on the manifest, admitting he lied to him about having it. They realize they're screwed unless they are able to get the painting back.
09 Aug 2011Description ▼
Neal and Mozzie must stay one step ahead of the the FBI while appearing to work with them in order to keep them from discovering that they possess the treasure.
17 Jan 2012Description ▼
Does Neal get caught with the treasure? Will Mozzie leave Neal and go on his own? And where is Elizabeth Burke?
12Upper West Side Story
24 Jan 2012Description ▼
When scholarship funds from a prestigious prep school mysteriously disappear, Neal poses as a substitute teacher to help Peter and the FBI figure out where the money is really going.
17 Jan 2012Description ▼
Open with Peter (Tim DeKay) and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) at home. He's been working from home and leaves a scanner on the living room table. Later, while Elizabeth works from home, she overhears a conversation that sounds like a crime being planned. Reference is made to a specific time and a particular intersection. Elizabeth calls Peter and gives him the tip.
Peter and Neal (Matt Bomer) sit at the intersection but nothing happens. They begin to discuss whether Elizabeth is still shaken from the Keller experience when she shows up to see what happened. She's disappointed. It seems they don't fully believe what she heard.
Mozzie (Willie Garson) comes over to help Elizabeth monitor the scanner. They hear the same voice again and realize the person is by a car across the street. Mozzie thinks he sees a gun. They watch him go into a house just a few doors away from Elizabeth and Peter's place.
Elizabeth and Mozzie play the tape for Neal, which includes reference to a "work order." She doesn't want to tell Peter until she knows for certain she's right. Neal and Mozzie agree to look into it.
Jones (Sharif Atkins) and Diana (Marsha Thomason) tell Peter after a complete analysis of the intersection, nothing more interesting than an ATM malfunction and a few phones going down took place.
With Mozzie standing guard, Neal looks through the window of the house the man walked into. He sees the duffle bag the man had in his trunk. They are chased away before he can get inside. On the way home, Neal tells him he saw a government-issue lock picking set unlawful for private ownership.
The plan becomes for Peter to somehow get over there and see the lock picking set on his own. Elizabeth brings over some peas from her garden and introduces herself to the man's wife, Rebecca (Lola Glaudini). Her husband's name is Ben (Joe Manganiello). Elizabeth manages to invite her and Peter over for dinner by saying their kitchen is being remodeled.
Before dinner, Peter tells Elizabeth he hates telling people what he does. They always want help with parking tickets.
While Peter and Elizabeth are at dinner, Neal and Mozzie watch from the street in a car. Neal clearly enjoys stakeouts, particularly with Peter.
Ben tells them he's a painter. Rebecca is a dancer considering retiring. They begin to quiz Peter about what he does. He lets them guess. Elizabeth excuses herself to use the bathroom.
Upstairs, Elizabeth goes into another room to look for the bag. Her walking around makes Ben think there might be mice. He goes upstairs to investigate. In the duffle bag, she also finds professional telephone repair equipment and a uniform. Ben goes into the room. Elizabeth hides in the closet. He locks the door after leaving. She's trapped and signals for Mozzie and Neal.
Peter wonders what's keeping Elizabeth just as Neal talks her through picking the lock from the fire escape. Just as she opens the door, she walks into Peter, who sees both her and Neal at the window. They pretend Elizabeth isn't feeling well and leave.
The gang explains the scheme to an upset Peter. They tell him about the duffle bag. Peter mentions the phones going out.
Diana finds out Ben did four years for armed robbery. Neal says he thinks the other day was a dry run for the big score. Peter realizes a criminal lives just down the street and calls Elizabeth to tell her.
Just as the phone rings, she's answering the door. It's Ben, returning the dish the peas were in. He ends up coming inside and notices their kitchen is not being remodeled. He makes a few threatening comments and leaves.
Peter doesn't want to bring Ben in for fear of scaring him. He sends Mozzie over to watch her.
They tail Ben and watch him speaking with fellow ex-con Connor Bailey. This is his accomplice. The plan is for Neal to get close to Ben as an ex-con. They will turn Ben in to his parole officer and plant Neal there to met him after the meeting.
The plan works perfectly. Neal and Ben hit it off. He invites him to have a drink at a strip club. While they're there, Ben takes a call and writes down something on a pad. He leaves for a minute. Neal uses a stripper's eyeliner to bring up the letters on the next sheet.
The letters form a work order of some kind. Peter has found out Connor is the daytime manager at the strip club.
It turns out the heist is at a hotel hosting a gem convention. Ben has been painting the place. The manager says his vault has more than $7 million in it. They get there just as Ben and Connor are leaving with the vault. They fire a few automatic rounds at Peter and Neal and get away in a van.
Neal tells Peter he thinks Ben is putting down roots by buying the home. They think Ben is going to sit on his cash and lay low.
Elizabeth and Mozzie are at home. Peter calls Elizabeth to tell him what's happening and tells her squad cars are en route. Elizabeth sees Rebecca place bags in her trunk and leave. She makes Mozzie help her follow.
Peter says if they can match the exact amount of cash they'll be able to bring them in. Elizabeth calls to tell him they've followed her to the strip club. They see her going inside with three huge, empty bags.
Elizabeth makes Mozzie go inside the strip club with her. The plan is to pretend they're FBI. After some coaching from Mozzie, Elizabeth tells Connor she's an agent. They know about the heist. He walks into a back room and tells Ben and Rebecca what is happening. Rebecca and Ben see who it is on the surveillance cameras and start grabbing weapons. Mozzie creates a distraction, buying them enough time to get away. Elizabeth ends up knocking out Rebecca with a vase. Ben and Connor are apprehended outside.
07 Feb 2012Description ▼
21 Feb 2012Description ▼
When a wealthy Yankees fan recruits Neal to help steal a prized piece of memorabilia, Neal is reminded of what life could be like again as a high-end thief.
28 Feb 2012Description ▼
When Agent Kramer returns to derail Neal's commutation, Neal races to right a wrong from his past. Peter in turn must choose a side. Set against the backdrop of Neal's commutation hearing, Neal will ultimately decide between fight and flight.
10 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with Peter (Tim DeKay) sitting in Neal's apartment, recalling what led up to Neal (Matt Bomer) disappearing.
Peter is introduced to DOJ Agent Kyle Collins (Mekhi Phifer), who is unhappy. After six weeks, there are no leads on Neal's whereabouts. Collins is there at the behest of Kramer and is adamant Peter is going to help him find Neal.
Cut to Neal in a tropical paradise of some sort, living the high life. There is a boy named Hector he has befriended. Neal is disturbed Hector's fruit is being stolen. He is pursuing an attractive waitress Maya who doesn't trust his past. She won't consider dinner unless he's honest with her about something. We learn they're in a nation with no extradition treaty with the U.S. Neal tells Mozzie (Willie Garson) he misses New York.
Collins doesn't seem to trust how much Peter has done to find Neal.
At home, Peter and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) talk about him feeling he had to let Neal go because Kramer gave him no choice. Peter thinks "E Parker" is the key to the whole thing. Peter's plan is to follow Collins and see if he leads him to E Parker (Judith Ivey).
Neal tells Mozzie he wants some face time with Henry Dobbs (Gregg Henry), the person they're paying to keep them hidden. Mozzie makes it sound like their location is the only option in the world that meets their needs.
Dobbs' hobby is making ships in bottles. Before giving Dobbs his payment, he asks Dobbs have his man stop stealing fruit from Hector. Dobbs agrees.
Peter and Elizabeth stake out Collins as he meets with a middle-aged woman. The couple reminisces about Neal. They watch Collins leave. Peter knocks on the door after he's gone.
Parker doesn't buy Peter is actually Neal's friend and slams the door in his face.
Hector helps Neal set-up a romantic dinner with Maya. They play 20 questions. She asks about New York.
Peter and Elizabeth get home and find Parker -- who wants to be called Ellen -- waiting for them. Elizabeth's 'good cop' was very effective. Peter tells her Neal needs their help.
Peter tells Ellen he was the one who gave Neal the signal to run. He tells her Collins won't stop until he's brought Neal back, dead or alive. Ellen tells Peter years ago they exchanged pagers for use in emergencies.
Lying in bed with Maya, Neal gets a page. Peter gets a call back and tells Neal about the DOJ looking for him. He says he thinks Collins is dangerous. Neal thinks "it's over,". Peter doesn't agree. Peter was taping the conversation.
Peter has Jones (Sharif Atkins) and Diana (Marsha Thomason) analyze the background noise in Neal's call. They hear church bells, ocean tides and the sounds of a storm.
Mozzie has looked into Collins and reports he's dangerous. Neal isn't worried he'll be discovered, since the beeper and burner phone are now both in the ocean. Mozzie likes the fact Neal seems to be building a relationship with Maya.
Diana and Jones find the exact church from the background in Neal's call. He's on one of the Cape Verde Islands. Their plan is to try and figure out a way to bring Neal home.
Collins and a team of agents come to Peter's place with a warrant. He finds the map Peter used to find Neal's location.
Hughes (James Rebhorn) tells Peter that Collins was on the first flight to Verde. Since he has no jurisdiction, Peter is worried how Collins will attempt to bring him back. Hughes places him on leave, essentially allowing him the time to help Neal.
Hector shows Mozzie and Neal that Collins has arrived at Verde. Neal begins to destroy all of the evidence of his current alias. They prepare to leave the island.
Peter arrives in Verde by himself and heads for the church. He stops in a hat shop and shows Neal's picture. The owner directs him to the coffee shop. Peter shows Maya Neal's picture. She pretends not to recognize him. Collins pops into the coffee shop. Neal and Mozzie are watching them from afar. Collins shows the room Neal's wanted picture and tells everybody he's offering $500,000 for Neal's capture. He implies he doesn't care whether Neal is dead or alive.
Hector steals Peter's wallet, leading him to Neal. They embrace. Mozzie's suggestion is to take a boat, and the threesome has to fight their way through locals on their way to the wharf. They split up, with Neal planning to met them the next morning.
Neal jumps on Maya's scooter and she speeds him away from the locals. He tells her his real name and gives her a kiss good-bye.
Neal pays Dobbs a visit and asks for transportation off the island.
Mozzie has secured a boat for them.
Dobbs starts getting a little angry about the fact Neal brought the U.S. government to his island. He calls him Neal. Neal realizes something is up. Collins enters the room with his gun drawn as the episode ends.
17 Jul 2012Description ▼
In Cape Verde, Mozzie (Willie Garson) and Peter (Tim DeKay) are walking down the street, wondering what happened to Neal (Matt Bomer), who never showed up at their rendezvous point. Peter tells Mozzie- to find Neal, the first thing to do is to find the girl he's interested in. They head to Maya's cafe.
Maya asks Mozzie (who she still thinks is called Barry) why he isn't with Neal. She says Neal wanted to meet up with them, but there were too many people looking for him, so he went back to Dobbs' place for shelter. Mozzie theorizes -- correctly -- he's still there. Maya asks when they find Neal, to let her know he's safe. Peter assures her one thing certain about Neal is he knows how to run.
At Dobbs' compound Neal is cuffed, gagged and locked in a cage. He escapes his cuffs and tries to take the screws off the door of his jail. He gets one screw out and it drops outside the cage, just out of reach...only he doesn't do it in enough time. He hears Dobbs (Gregg Henry) and Collins (Mekhi Phifer) coming, puts his gag back on and cuffs himself behind his back. Collins steps into the cage, gives him water and assures him it's a short flight to the nearby Canary Islands, where he'll be extradited to the states. Neal accuses Dobbs of failing to help him, even though he paid him. Dobbs tells Neal he didn't know Neal was a fugitive. Dobbs doesn't harbor fugitives. Collins notices the screw on the ground and pushes the door off of its hinges. He accuses Neal of trying to run, pulls out his pistol, and shoots Neal in the leg. "No more running, Caffrey."
Mozzie and Peter watch Dobbs' compound through binoculars from a distant bridge. Mozzie asks what will happen to Neal when they get off the island. Peter answers before they start worrying about that, first they have to find Neal. The discussion stops when Moz and Peter notice Collins talking to Dobbs on the patio. They start to plan.
Inside the compound, a doctor takes the bullet out of Neal's leg before Dobbs comes in to retrieve him and take him to Collins's car. As she patches up Neal's leg, she tells him to concentrate on Dobbs' ships in a bottle to help him deal with the pain. He stares at them and rattles off their names: Claudia, Annette, Adela, Esmeralda, Isabella, Mirabella...
Neal notices a crystal bowl by the door. As Dobbs helps him limp away, he stumbles against the bowl and reaches inside, grabbing a key.
Collins tries to drive off with Neal.Peter and Mozzie have cooked up a scheme with Hector, the fruit stand boy, to create a roadblock using upended produce. Mozzie runs over and persuades Collins to get out and help him pick up Hector's fruit. Collins zipties Neal to the dash.
But while Collins is helping Mozzie, Peter heads over to cut Neal loose. He notices Neal's been shot. He realizes Neal can't run. Neal tells Peter it's OK, because he has a getaway plan: the key he lifted is for Dobbs' yacht. Peter and Neal drive away in Moz's car and text him to let him know they're at the wharf...
...Only once they get there, they realize they don't know which of the tens upon tens of boats belongs to Dobbs. Neal gets an idea and along with Mozzie, rattles off the names of Dobbs' model boats. Mentioning the names together makes Peter start singing a song about them to "London Bridge is Falling Down," ending with the line "Rob's fair ladies." Neal and Moz are confused. Peter eagerly asks if they're sure those are actually the names of Dobbs' boats, and they say yes. Peter smiles.
"Forget the boat," Peter says. "I think I have a way to get you back to New York."
At another location, Peter calls White Collar HQ and tells Hughes (James Rebhorn), and the rest of the team that he's found Rob MacLeish, the man at the top of the FBI's Most Wanted list. Reese is doubtful. Peter asks what it's worth to him if Caffrey catches him. Neal brings in MacLeish. The FBI reinstates the old deal, with Caffrey on the anklet working with Peter. Reese says it's a tall order, but he'll see what he can do.
Macleish, apparently, is one of the top cases agents study at Quantico. They pursued him through his ladies, but never caught him -- he's the agency's White Whale. Moz, of course, doesn't trust The Suit's intentions, Peter wakes Neal up to the fact if he doesn't take the deal, he'll always be running.
Then comes their other problems: Neal literally can't run and has a huge target on his back. Peter doesn't have the power to arrest or extradite in Cape Verde.Mozzie comes up with a heist scheme: steal back the bribe money. Distract Dobbs by letting word spread he's skipping town with his cash -- and, naturally, the cash of every heavy on the island. Fortunately, Dobbs is also throwing a party. Moz theorizes once word gets around, everyone he's associated with will show up. During the party, they can crack his safe. They quickly train Peter in the art of tending bar, as Moz figures out a way to get rid of Dobbs' regular bartender. Neal persuades Maya to help them with their plan.
Everything is coming together except for one detail: Dobbs' safe is nearly impenetrable. It'll take too much time to crack. So they come up with another plan: Mozzie and Neal will cook up a con in which Dobbs will only think the safe has been emptied. With everything in place, Peter pours the three of them Manhattans. They toast. Before they can sip, an empty glass falls off the bar and shatters. Mozzie decides not to take that as a bad omen.
Back at Neal and Mozzie's former safehouse, Collins and a team of armed goons storm the place only to find Peter, drinking a cocktail. While the armed men search the rooms, Peter tells him he's done and he's heading back home. He tells Collins the place -- and the chase -- are all his now. He puts down the glass and walks off. After Peter is gone, Collins picks up the glass and reads the writing on it: El Cafe Isleno. Maya's place.
At the party, Peter serves a female guest and drops a rumor about Dobbs's old bartender running into problems with the law. She promptly goes back and whispers about it to her date. Meanwhile Mozzie pulls up front in a van to make a distracting delivery, allowing Neal to sneak inside.
Back at the party, two official looking men, including one wearing an officer's badge, come up to the bar to inquire about the other bartender, and Peter says he heard he was detained because the American authorities saw him loading "all that money" into Mr. Dobbs' boat. The men get their drinks and pass the rumor around. Peter steps away from the bar and tells one of Dobbs' employees that, in case he needs to make a quick escape, there's a plane ready to go at the airport.
Inside, Neal and Moz place a painting of the empty safe on an easel by the so that, from a distance, it'll look like the safe has been emptied. But before they can make their exit, a strong wind blows through the window and rolls one of the ships in a bottle off the shelf, making it crash and break on the floor. They realize they'll be discovered before Neal can crack the safe. Neal comes up with a new plan.
Collins goes to Maya's place and tells Maya he knows Neal is still on the island. He also insinuates her place could use some upgrades, lots of upgrades $500,000 will easily buy. Maya looks torn for a moment, but then admits she knows where Neal is.
At the party, Dobbs has gotten wind of the rumors and approaches Peter and tells him to shut up. Then the two official men confront Dobbs about the Esmeralda being fueled up and money being loaded onto it. Dobbs assures them none of that is true. The men then ask why his regular bartender is being questioned by the American authorities about the money, which confuses Dobbs even more. He assures them their money is safe and offers to show them the safe to prove it.
Once they get to the room, Neal and Mozzie have put suitcases into the room and packed his ships in a bottle...and the safe appears to be exposed but not open. Dobbs, panicking, tells the men he did not do any of this. But then the party slams to a halt when Neal walks in and loudly announces to all of the guests, and one of the men with Dobbs -- who is the top cop on the island -- he is Neal Caffrey, wanted by the government. Dobbs turned on him after he paid him for safe harbor.
The cop grabs Dobbs and Neal goes on to explain Dobbs was going to leave while the cops were distracted with catching him,. Dobbs is really Robert MacLeish, number four on the FBI's Most Wanted List. Then Collins enters, gun drawn, and nabs Neal. MacLeish/Dobbs suddenly looks very shaken.
Outside Neal, now cuffed, encounters Maya as Collins stuffs him into his Jeep. He angrily tells her he hopes her betrayal was worth it. She spits back she'll be thinking of him as she spends every dollar. Before Collins drives away, Neal smirks at Maya in the sideview mirror. She faintly smiles back at him.
Peter and Moz watch as Dobbs pulls up to the airstrip to make his "escape." Peter is pleased that, as usual, their plan came together. He asks Moz if he wants a free ride back to New Yor. Moz declines. As they shake hands, Moz makes Peter swear he'll take care of Neal. As Peter walks away, Moz mournfully watches from a distance.
Collins and Neal arrive at the airstrip just in time to meet Peter, who congratulates Collins on capturing Neal, then says Dobbs is aboard the plane Peter chartered to take them home. He goes on to reveal Dobbs's true identity, and pitches Collins on the merits of accepting part of the credit for capturing one of the FBI's Most Wanted criminals in exchange for saying he recruited Neal to help him to do it, thereby getting Neal reinstated to the White Collar team.
"And what do you get out of this Caffrey?" Collins asks. Neal replies, "My old desk back."
Collins agrees his job was to bring Neal back, and it doesn't matter how he does it.
Back at the office, Jones and Diana greet Neal back at his desk, upon which waits a letter of commendation. Neal is not impressed -- he wanted the MacLeish's bounty, but no dice. Jones (Sharif Atkins) and Diana (Marsha Thomason) also joke he's also getting a medal...and presents him with his new ankle cuff, which they then place back on him.
"Comfortable?" Peter asks.
"Yeah, feels like home," Neal says with a wan smile. But he's clearly not happy.
Back in his old room at June's, Ellen (Judith Ivey) comes in to greet him and break the news. T he marshals will be shipping her off in a few weeks -- she's too exposed in New York. Neal wishes they had more time and tells her even though they never spent much time together, she's the closest thing he has to family, saying nobody knows about their history or his father. June insists nobody needs to. It was a long time ago. But he says he does.
Neal says everything he grew believing was wrong, and he ran before he could hear the truth about his father. But he says he's not running anymore and wants to know who he was. Ellen promises before she leaves, he'll tell him everything.
The next day, back at the office, Reese asks Peter why a map with Caffrey's location circled was found in his home and points out he spoke to Neal on the phone. Peter says he needed to find him, so he called. Reese says Neal's case has gone up the ladder and a lot of Peter's work is now under a microscope. Moreover, Collins is getting the credit for helping Caffrey bring in MacLeish, not Peter. Peter suddenly looks very concerned.
Peter assures Reese now that Neal's back, he'll make sure both of them stay on the straight and narrow. Reese tells Peter they're past that.
Cut to Neal recapping the island caper to Jones and Diana as Peter walks up. Neal asks if everything is alright. Peter says no, he's been reassigned. Neal asks what that means.
Peter answers he's no longer part of White Collar.
24 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with Neal (Matt Bomer) looking at himself in the mirror and thinking about recent events. He shaves, puts on a suit and smiles at himself.
It's Neal's first day back and we learn that Peter will be re-assigned. He'll find out where later this week.
Peter (Tim DeKay) is sent to the evidence warehouse, i.e. The Cave. Jones (Sharif Atkins) and Diana (Marsha Thomason) will handle his caseload and his team will manage Neal.
On his first day Peter meets supervisor Agent Patterson (Brett Cullen) who seems to be a stickler for the rules. His first assignment is cataloging thousands of cell phones.
Neal pays Peter a visit in The Cave. Peter says his plan is not to make any waves. Peter points out Neal made a promise to tell him "everything." Neal tells him Ellen was his father's partner. She arrested him.
Neal tells Jones and Diana about Peter wanting to open an old case that mattered to him. The file is three full boxes and has been unsolved for 20 years.
The case is of a bank robber who surfaces every five years and has stolen millions. He is trying to avoid the statute of limitations. If his pattern continues he'll resurface in the next week. At one point, Peter went undercover to try and find out if any of the jobs were inside.
Neal tells Peter he thinks he has a lead. A water delivery truck was stolen in New Jersey. Diana had it brought to The Cave. It contained traces of a certain brand of tobacco. Neal breaks into the car for Peter, who begins snooping around. They determine the suspect's height, and that he is left-handed.
Later that night, Neal knocks on Peter's door with a possible suspect. It's a man named David Cook (Michael Weston) who worked at the bank when Peter was undercover. Cook was a teller. Peter remembers him being a control freak who didn't make friends and stuck to routines.
Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) tells Peter to go after his case, even if it means running afoul of Patterson.
Peter shows up at the surveillance truck. Neal suggests he go in and "run into" Cook at the gym where he plays squash while Neal tries to get a look in his locker. Peter and Cook begin to play while Neal works on Cook's lock. Cook wants them to bet $1,000 on the game. Quickly the bet becomes five grand. Neal finds video on Cook's phone, just as Cook hurts his shoulder. Neal is able to lock up and get the phone back in Cook's bag at the last minute.
The video on Cook's phone was a live feed from a video he hid on a water cooler, allowing him to study his mark in real time. It is a diamond shop someplace.
Cook has ducked their surveillance, which makes them think the job is happening that night. They are able to narrow the target to a single diamond shop.
The shop ends up being hit 20 minutes before they arrive. It is a clean crime scene. Peter thinks it will remain that way. He also thinks he shouldn't have gotten involved.
Neal comes home to find Mozzie (Willie Garson) hosting a card game. He's back because "good partnerships are hard to find." Neal tells Mozzie about Cook's latest job. Mozzie plans to look into it.
Neal calls Peter with a plan to grab Cook the next day. It involves his fence, a woman named Rena. Peter's alias will make Rena a better offer and the FBI can bring them both down. His appointment is for 8am, allowing him to get to The Cave on time. Neal gives him three real stones from June, along with a handful of fake ones.
Peter uses Cook as a reference. When Rena calls him to check, it makes Cook angry. Using techniques learned from Neal, Peter gets Rena to check the three real stones first. This allows Cook to arrive and complain. Once Cook pulls out his stones and makes a slightly better offer, the team moves in and arrests both Cook and Rena. Peter sneaks out just before the bust is made.
Peter arrives at work, thinking he missed his deadline for the cell phones. He's stunned when Patterson compliments him on getting the work done the previous evening. Peter smiles a knowing smile, and thinks he spots Mozzie walking away.
Neal tells Peter he grew up in witness protection. He said his father "admitted he was a murderer" but doesn't know who he killed. Caffrey was his mother's maiden name. He tells Peter he wants to know the truth about his father and whether he actually committed the crime.
Neal meets with Ellen (Judith Ivey), who tells him there was a dead officer and a gun was found with Neal's father's fingerprints. She didn't think he was capable of such a crime, but James confessed while she was still investigating.
31 Jul 2012Description ▼
Open with Neal (Matt Bomer) visiting Peter (Tim DeKay) and shows him his first FBI check. Sara (Hilarie Burton) shows up and asks about Neal's recent adventures. She's working the Covington settlement, a hedge fund manager Peter investigated who recently died while diving and left $50 million to a young widow. She's trying to make sure the wife, Sophie (Laura Vandervoort), didn't have anything to do with it.
Sara and Peter watch Covington's funeral. They spot Covington's hedge partner Will (Peter Hermann), who Peter suspected may also be dirty. They notice somebody taking pictures.
Neal takes Mozzie (Willie Garson) to meet Ellen (Judith Ivey). She suggests he work with Sam, a former cop who knew a lot about his father.
Sophie leaves the funeral before Covington's 21-gun salute is complete. Neal walks by just as she's being abducted. He saves her from being thrown into a van by masked men.
Peter gives the White Collar team his version of what he saw. On his way out he looks wistfully at his empty office. Peter asks Hughes (James Rebhorn) if can consult. Hughes says he'll make a call.
Neal and Sara watch Sophie give her statement to Jones (Sharif Atkins). Peter shows up, having been giving the thumb's up to consult. Jones asks about her relationship with Will, which sets her off. The plan is for Neal to try and get close to her. They arrange an "accidental" meeting in the hall. Neal asks if they can meet for coffee to get back his hat.
Neal goes to Sophie's place and finds Will there. Sophie tells him Will is just her husband's former business partner. Neal snoops around. Sophie offers him a glass of wine.
Outside Sophie's place, Peter and Jones are waiting. The man who was taking pictures at the funeral is outside. He begins to follow Neal. Peter calls Neal and tells him to lose the tail.
Peter and Jones follow the man to his home. He opens the door with a shotgun and they quickly put him on the ground. Freddy is a private investigator who works infidelity cases. Will's wife Popi (Blanchard Ryan) hired him to see if her husband is having an affair with Sophie. They look at his pictures, which includes shots of the kidnappers.
Peter thinks Will was the abductor, as well Covington's killer. The team thinks Will is going to try to take Sophie again. They want Freddy to take pictures of Neal with Sophie in an attempt to flush Will out.
Neal comes home to find Mozzie and Ellen playing cards. Ellen is waiting to hear back from Sam. Neal asks Mozzie for help conning Sophie.
Neal drops by Sophie's place offering to make her a meal. Outside Mozzie cozies up to Freddy, making him think he's looking at Neal who is a world-class conman. Sophie tells Neal she doesn't feel right taking the money and is planning to donate the insurance settlement to charity. Neal leaves, tossing his hat on a statue on his way out. She comes to the door to give it to him. They start making out.
Based on the pictures Freddy took of Neal and Sophie, Will and his wife get into a huge argument when he realizes she'd been paying a PI.
Neal will be escorting Sophie to a gala event at her art charity. The team thinks this will be a golden opportunity for Will to try and grab Sophie.
On the way to the event Neal notices Sophie's bodyguard/driver Tony (J. Bernard Calloway) has a new watch. Neal tells the two of them he's stolen all of Sophie's money. When Sophie tells Tony to call the police, he instead pulls out a gun, asking Sophie to give him her phone and get out of the car. Tony takes Neal's phone.They drive away.
Peter gets a call from Sophie. She says Neal stole her money and tells Peter exactly what Neal told her. Peter leaves to help Neal.
Tony is brought to see Will, who pulls out a gun. Peter pops into the van and tells Hughes what is happening and says he has a plan to find Neal.
Peter tells Sophie exactly what Neal did. He figured out she was in danger and made up the story about stealing her money to get her out of the car and away from Tony. They tells her about Will. Based on what Neal said, Peter realizes they need to put the money into Neal's account. $25 million each will have to come from Sophie and Sara.
Cut to Neal telling Will he needs him alive to get the money. Neal shows him an online wanted poster so Will won't think he'll go to the police.
Both Sophie and Sara agree to put the money in Neal's account.
Neal puts the $45 million of the money into Will's account and walks away. Before he leaves, he suggests Freddy make have incriminating photos of Will. Neal calls Peter and says he thinks Will should be on his way to Freddy's to destroy the evidence.
Peter and Jones are waiting for Will at Freddy's place. They place him under arrest.
Neal and Sophie have a cordial good-bye. Hughes says the money from Will was recovered. Peter has been reinstated as head of the White Collar division.
At the party for Peter's return to White Collar, Neal and Sara talk over what has happened. Sara was really hurt by Neal leaving, which opened up some family wounds.
Neal goes to Ellen's place and finds the guards shot. She is being loaded into an ambulance. She tells Neal "They found me. Trust Sam."
5Honor Among Thieves
14 Aug 2012Description ▼
We open at Ellen's funeral. Peter (Tim DeKay) promises Neal (Matt Bomer) they'll find out who did it. Neal tells him about Sam, who he thinks is watching from behind a tombstone. Neal calls out his name. Sam runs. Sam gets away, clearly spooked by the circumstances.
Neal tells Mozzie (Willie Garson) he wants to handle Ellen "Peter's way. For now."
Neal shows up for work on Peter's first day back with White Collar. They are at a museum. A janitor found a black box, set to disable the security system at 3pm. It seems someone was planning to steal a priceless piece of art.
The team will be monitoring footage from inside the museum, with Peter and Neal planning to pose as patrons. Diana (Marsha Thomason) will be a museum docent.
Neal tells Peter if it were up to him, he'd try to spill a drink on the painting in order to get it moved to a different part of the museum. They spot a woman (Rebecca Mader) who is timing the guards by tapping her heel. The woman catches Diana staring. She walks over to her and Neal. The woman introduces herself as Abigail and ends up giving Diana her phone number. Later, Abigail approaches Neal and tells him she recognizes Neal and has noticed the anklet. He tells her he's out of the game. She says she'll see what she can do to get him involved in something. At Abigail's behest, a kid touches a piece of art, setting off an alarm. Abigail leaves.
Neal briefs the team about Abigail, who has been a personal shopper for the city's elite. She paid the kid $20 to touch the piece. Abigail has been texting Diana. Peter tells Neal the U.S. Marshals have agreed to help them with respect to Ellen, but only in a limited capacity. Neal isn't happy.
Mozzie and Neal discuss ways to break into the Marshals' building where Ellen's file is held. It will be very difficult to get in. Abigail walks by and says she has a proposition. Abigail guesses Neal has switched sides. She shows him the piece of art she wants and offers a trade: He steals the art for her and she gets Ellen's file.
Diana and Christie have what looks like an unpleasant phone conversation as she's told about Abigail.
Mozzie shows Neal a few tricks: A special hat that obscures his face from camera and a stink bomb. Mozzie thinks he should take Abigail up on her offer, while Neal is hoping she steals the art early and he won't have a choice.
Neal and Peter listen to Diana and Abigail's date. Abigail correctly guesses there is another woman in Diana's life. Diana says it's not going well with the person she's seeing. The guys aren't sure if this real or a story. Diana offers her a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Abigail passes. She suggests the following day.
Peter tells Neal the Marshals aren't going to give them help getting in touch with Sam.
Neal tells Abigail he's not going to take her up on her offer. He advises her not to go after the piece of art. She hands him one page of Ellen's Witness Security file from the Marshals. She says she'll give him the entire file if he helps her. He still says no, at which point she says she planted some of his hair in the room. If he doesn't help, she'll frame him for stealing Ellen's file.
The plan is for Mozzie to run interference, giving Neal time to steal the piece of art, which is a large mobile. Neal's idea for getting it out of the museum has something to do with trash.
Diana tells Neal she was "playing a role" with regard to things Christie. He doesn't buy it. Peter tells Neal he noticed via the anklet he was outside the Marshalls' office. Neal swears he's not up to anything. Abigail kisses Diana, just before Mozzie springs into action.
While the team chases Mozzie, Neal puts on an identical outfit/hat and makes Jones (Sharif Atkins) think the man Peter is chasing is in a different room. Mozzie and Neal keep tricking Jones, allowing Neal to put the mobile into a trashcan, covered with a false top made to look like actual trash. Neal is able to get away seconds after Peter arrives, circling around and suggesting they check the roof. Peter guesses Abigail had an inside man.
The trash is taken outside by an employee, with Mozzie waiting to take it away.
At the next team briefing Peter tells Neal he thinks at least two people were involved. The museum staff has been vetted and seems clean. Neal leaves. Peter's face falls, as if he suspects Neal's involved.
Diana drops by Neal's place and asks for a drink. She says she has feelings for Abigail.Things with Christie aren't going well. He advises her not to run from her problems, even though it means giving something up.
Diana arrives at the office where Peter and Jones have figured out Neal's movements during the theft were fishy. Peter quickly figures out Abigail must have gotten access to Ellen's file, which compelled Neal to help her. Diana tells the guys about confiding in Neal. Peter is also furious Neal may have betrayed them.
The team watches Neal meet with Abigail. He gives her the painting, referencing her blackmail. But he does not take the flash drive containing Ellen's file, saying "the price is too high." The second she leaves, he calls Peter and tells her where he can find Abigail and the art. Jones instantly grabs Abigail. Neal looks surprised the team got there so fast. Peter walks up and tells Neal he figured out what was happening. Neal tells Peter about her planting hair inside the Marshals' office. Neal asks if he's going to be arrested. "We'll see," Peter says.
Diana is happy Neal didn't take the drive.
During the interview with Peter, Neal says he was thinking about protecting Peter. The Marshals are not pressing charges against Neal provided the break-in is kept hush-hush. Peter is not placing him under arrest, only because he called him the instant the meeting with Abigail ended. Neal says Peter's trust was more important than the drive. Peter smiles and gives Neal a copy he made of the drive. Peter makes him promise to tell him if he finds anything on the file leading to Sam. Neal leaves. We see Peter has another copy of the drive.
At home, Peter tells Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) he's worried Neal was involved in a long con against him, realizing once the flash drive found its way into evidence, Peter would have had access to it.
21 Aug 2012Description ▼
Open with Neal (Matt Bomer) showing Peter (Tim DeKay) an email address he found on the flash drive that doesn't seem to be connected to anything else. It is being regularly checked at internet cafes near Washington D.C. He thinks this might be Sam. Peter suggests sending an email looking for a meeting on neutral ground. Mozzie (Willie Garson) shows up saying somebody is trying to kill him. He sits down and tells the story...
Mozzie and June (Diahann Carroll) were at a storage auction, using June as a plant to up the value of worthless units. Mozzie ends up outbidding a guy for a unit he really wants. He finds a journal an address, the initials "C.H." and two keys. Mozzie takes the keys to the address and lets himself in. While dusting, he finds a secret passage behind a book shelf. At this point, a tall man dressed in black enters the home and pulls a gun on Mozzie. He calls Mozzie "723" and asks about the flag. Mozzie throws a vase at the man and is able to escape to a taxi.
Peter's team helps research the address for Mozzie. The owner of the home, Robert Townsend, died in the 18th century with the payments being made by a family trust. Diana (Marsha Thomason) and Neal plan to research the family without involving the FBI.
Neal reports to Peter that Townsend was part of the Culper spy ring, organized by George Washington to report on the activities of the British in New York. The Culpers used numbers instead of names. A book recently published said ancestors of the Culpers have been actively keeping the ring together.
Mozzie is excited about the Culper angle, despite Peter pointing out the book was widely discredited and caused the author to lose his tenure. Mozzie figures out - based on code from the journal- that flag refers to the one Washington carried across the Delaware River in 1776. That flag would be priceless. The journal references a female ancestor named "355" who had letters pertaining to the flag. The plan is to place a coded message in the newspaper.
Neal and Peter sit in a car and observe Mozzie at the location - now a park - while he waits for 355. Neal tells Peter the way Mozzie coped with being an orphan as a child was through a story about his biological parents being spies.
355, aka Tempest (Mircea Monroe), shows up with the letters. She tells him she's a librarian, not a spy, but she has the letters. In exchange she wants information about the "infirmary." Neal sends Mozzie a text - the infirmary location is now a storage shed.
After Mozzie and the woman depart, Neal and Peter notice a tall man following Mozzie. The man pulls a gun on Peter after seeing the agent's gun, then shows him he has a permit. Peter takes him into custody for fitting the description of the assault suspect.
The man is Stringer (Damian Young), the author of the Culper book. He tells Peter he saw the ad and showed up to research a second book. Stringer thinks if he can prove the Culvers are active, it'll help him regain his reputation in the academic community. He denies being the man who pulled the gun on Mozzie.
Neal and Mozzie unveil some invisible ink on one of 355's letters. It reads "The secret is in your eyes," and Neal says he knows what it means.
Diana finds out 355 was the mother of Townsend's son. She tracks the 723 lineage to several possibilities, one of whom is a professor who was strangled six months earlier in his home. The man arrested for the murder was Cabot Hawkins, or C.H.
Neal brings Mozzie back to the storage space, which aslso serves as a camera obscura. There are dozens of holes in the wall, each of which presents a different locations on the wall. Modern day 723 was re-creating the infirmary in the storage shed. The key will be finding the correct coordinates.
Peter tells Neal and Mozzie about Hawkins, now in a pysch ward. His records were sealed, but Peter pretended to be a descendant of Washington in order to get some information. Hawkins claimed he was paying the professor a visit to get his documents and found him already dead when he arrived. Hawkins also said he tracked down the clues about the Culper descendants on his own, meaning there is no modern spy ring. Peter thinks Stringer may be the killer.
Mozzie admits to Neal his own personal history caused him to be taken in by the possibility of Culper spies. He shows Neal the life story he'd told his fellow orphans in the orphanage. Mozzie is clearly still haunted by feelings of being rejected by his birth parents.
Peter has found evidence. He thinks Hawkins is telling the truth about not killing the professor. He also found emails exchanged between the dead professor and Stringer. They think Stringer killed the professor to get his reputation back, but needs a confession.
Mozzie, Neal and Jones (Sharif Atkins) lure Stringer to the home and pretend to be current Culper spies. Neal dangles information about the flag. Stringer hints he is in possession of the coordinates for the camera obscura. Stringer admits to killing the professor. But just as the feds move in to arrest him, Mozzie helps Stringer sneak out. Neal realizes Mozzie is protecting the coordinates in order to find the flag.
Mozzie brings Stringer to the storage facility, where they find 355 is there looking around. With gun drawn, Stringer gives them the coordinates and tells them they have three minutes.
Peter and Jones arrive to find the storage facility empty. Peter thinks if Stringer gets his hands on the flag Mozzie will be killed.
Stringer brings them to a Revolutionary War monument. 355 looks at the numbers and thinks the flag is under a stone in the floor. Mozzie guesses she's actually a Culper spy. Mozzie is sent down to retrieve a box, which he hands to 355. She opens it and tells them "It's gone." At this point 355 knocks the gun out of Stringer's hand. She and Mozzie escape. Peter and Neal arrive and arrest Stringer.
Mozzie tells them he thinks 355 actually was a spy, pointing out that she's snuck off in the past few minutes.
We see images of 355 going to what looks like a secret meeting and opening up a huge Revolutionary War era flag on top of a table.
28 Aug 2012Description ▼
Open with Neal meeting with Sam. Sam says the people responsible for setting up his father and getting Ellen killed were formerly dirty cops now in high-up positions with the government. He doesn't like that Neal is so close to the FBI and eventually decides to leave. All he says is that he knew Neal's father.
Neal and Mozzie talk about the meeting. Mozzie thinks they should include Peter in the process.
Peter is practicing his testimony for a trial where he is the key witness. The trial is for a man named Delancey who attempted to poison soil with a vial of Benzene to commit real estate fraud. With the vial never having been recovered, Peter's testimony is the whole case.
The DA handling the case is named Josh. Neal reminds Josh that he also saw the vial while working undercover with Peter. Neal's not being used as a witness because of his criminal past.
During Peter's testimony an attractive woman in the audience distract Josh. He starts flubbing questions, particularly the most important piece of testimony.
Outside the courtroom Peter tells Neal what happened. Neal wonders if perhaps Delancey found a way to get to Josh.
Josh tells Peter and Neal that he was told if he didn't intentionally botch the trial pictures of him having sex with a woman he now knows to be Delancy's girlfriend would be made public. He wasn't aware of who she was at the time. The lead prosecutor leaving the case at this point would be too dangerous, so the plan is to help Josh through.
The key is Landon Shepherd, Delancy's fixer. Just as Peter's team is discussing her she walks into the department.
Landon sits and talks with Peter and Diana, seeming to run circles around them. But Peter tricks her into calling the mayor's office, which makes her cell phone part of the public record.
With access to Landon's phone number the team is able to go through years of her records. Thousands of numbers but no names, though Neal recognizes Sara's number.
Sara tells Peter and Neal she knows Landon well through work with her company. They plan is to try and see if Sara can get Landon to incriminate herself.
Sara calls Landon and tells her an ex-boyfriend (who will be Neal) is trying to blackmail her with pictures of her with another man. Landon agrees to make sure he never shows the pictures to anyone.
Neal tells Peter he can't rule out the FBI possibly being connected to Ellen's death. He says he doesn't want to reach out to Sam unless Peter works off-books. Peter tells him he can't do it at this time.
Mozzie is able to track down the rental car Sam was driving and gets Neal a copy. Neal tells Mozzie at this point it's safer for everybody if they keep Peter out of things. Landon calls Neal, wanting to meet the next morning.
The goal is for Neal to get Landon to explicitly say on tape that she wants to blackmail him for the photos.
At the meeting Landon shows Neal the car rental invoice from Sam. He immediately tells her he'll destroy the photos. While listening from the truck Peter realizes that Landon had been following Mozzie the other night, not Neal. This means the plan is ruined. Back in the truck Peter tells Neal he completely blew it. Neal says that if what was on that paper had gotten into the FBI records Mozzie would have been made. Peter says he could have removed it, but Peter asks "would you have? It would have meant going off-book."
Mozzie asks Neal whether there is any way to use Landon's strengths against her.
The plan is to get Delancey to think Sara is having an affair with Peter. He'll want to use the pictures against Peter, but Landon will want to keep them private to preserve her relationship with Sara. Landon will be so upset she'll drop Delancey and take the compromising pictures of Josh with her. The trick will be to create pictures that make it look as if Peter and Sara are sleeping together.
Sara and Peter pretend to fool around, with Elizabeth watching from a chair and Neal on the balcony with a camera. Elizabeth and Neal end up walking the two through the process.
Using his alias, Neal goes to Delancy telling him Peter rouged him up and he wants payback. He says Peter is still going after the Benzene and then shows him the photos. Neal is just able to avoid seeing Landon in his way out. From a hiding place he's able to watch Landon fire Delancey. He also hears that she is holding possession of the vial over Delancey's head.
Peter's testimony has been destroyed and the defense has rested. Neal thinks they might be able to get proof of the Benzene through Landon. To stall, Neal will take the stand.
Using Landon's phone records Peter and Mozzie are able to find a storage facility Landon uses. Mozzie tricks her into coming down to the storage facility.
Josh calls Neal to the stand and Josh leads him towards some especially lengthy testimony.
Peter stops Landon outside the storage facility. She knew the pictures of him and Sara were staged, but played along because she respects Sara was forced to take a side. Landon agrees to back-up the FBI's story regarding chain of custody. While Peter talks to Landon Mozzie is able to get the rental car invoice out of the her trunk.
This allows Peter to bring the vial into court where Neal testifies it is the same vial Delancy shows him. Neal testifies that he's a forgery expert, and has extensive experience with Benzene. He then is able to demonstrate proof by showing it dissolve ink from a check.
After the trial Landon warns Peter that his association with Neal could hurt him down the road.
Cut to Neal finding Sam. He convinces Sam that he can help him and promises the FBI will not be involved. Sam says they will stay in touch and share information, doing whatever it takes to bring them down. We see Peter is watching from a car, taking pictures of the meeting.
04 Sep 2012Description ▼
Open with an art heist being sniffed out by the police. Neal appears to be the "inside man," and is taken into custody along with the other crooks. A police chief named Myron doesn't seems interested in Neal's explanation that he's with the feds, and it takes lots of coaxing from Peter to get Neal released.
Back at headquarters Peter tells Neal they believe Alex was the behind the heist. She'd been arrested recently, but released in time to be behind this attempted robbery. Neal tells Peter he didn't know she was in town, but Peter wants him to touch base and see what her involvement might have been.
Diana's been quietly looking into Sam on Peter's behalf. He tells her about Neal's father being a dirty cop.
Mozzie is freaked out that Alex is going to kill them because they stole the sub she'd been after her entire life. Neal gets a Betamax video in the mail. It's from Ellen, something she'd asked the Marshall's to get to him 30 years ago in case they were ever separated. Neal thinks he should watch the tape with Sam, which seems to bother Mozzie.
Alex drops by Neal's place. He tells her the feds know she's back in town. She says she's not planning another job and the two agree to meet for lunch.
Peter tells Neal the FBI followed Alex to a meeting with somebody who might be the "puppeteer."
Mozzie drops by Peter's place and tells him about Neal's relationship with Sam and the tape. Mozzie doesn't trust Sam and thinks he might be dangerous. Thinking it is a file on Sam, Mozzie sneaks a peak into a folder Peter's brought home.
Neal and Alex return home from lunch with Peter and Jones watching from afar. They spot Mozzie on camera breaking into Alex's room. He got the address from Peter's file and thinks this is Sam's place. Peter rushes in to pull Mozzie out. Once Mozzie realizes his mistake he begins to help Peter look for information about who Alex might be working for. He finds an envelope in a bag.
At this point Neal and Alex are upstairs, just outside the door. Jones tells Peter. He and Mozzie quickly hide in a bathroom.
Neal and Alex have a glass of wine on her balcony. She tells him about what she's been up to, still very bitter that he left her hanging. But things seems to be going well. Peter sends him a text and Neal pretends to spill win on his shirt.
In the bathroom Peter shows Neal pictures of artwork from the folder Mozzie found. It is from a Greek exhibit at the Hellerman gallery.
When Neal returns Alex notices he never cleaned off the win. She thinks he was trying to look through her stuff and tells him to leave.
Peter and Mozzie tell Neal they've in cahoots about Sam and the tape. Neal is furious at them both.
The man Alex is working for seems to be a man named Spiteri, a higher up with the Greek government. They think he's commissioning the thefts in the name of returning "national heritage." The plan is for Neal to try and get Alex to role over on Spiteri.
Neal tells Alex that Peter knows about Spiteri. She says Spiteri came to her when she was in prison, telling her it was the only way for her to get out. Neal thinks they can get her "out of this" but continuing with the Hellerman job.
Peter apologizes for looking into Sam behind his back.
The plan is for Neal and Alex to steal the art from the Hellerman, with the feds following them to Spiteri.
Neal and Alex enter the Hellerman, with Neal pretending to be an artist. With help from Mozzie posing as an agent they trick the curator into letting him have camera-less access to one of the galleries. Neal pretends to add a piece of spray-paint art to one of the walls while Alex works on the security. They remove the artwork and move it to the truck.
But at the truck Neal finds Alex gone and Myron waiting with his men. This time Myron won't let Neal out of custody.
After Peter bails him out Neal says he thinks Alex intended for the job to be botched. There is word that Spiteri still rented a freight plane. They realize that the art from the two botched heists is at the NYPD evidence lock-up and are quickly sent footage of Alex stealing all of it. She set the entire thing up from the beginning.
Peter and Neal follow Alex' truck with Jones helping them via the radio. The stop the truck but find it being driven by Spiteri. The truck is empty and Alex is nowhere to be found. Neal says "She's gone, Peter."
Neal returns home to find Alex at his place. She says if she couldn't have "the treasure" she wanted "a treasure." She says they're even and leaves.
Neal tells Peter and Mozzie he wants to watch Ellen's video with them.
11 Sep 2012Description ▼
Peter sends Neal undercover as a Wall Street stock trader. Neal discovers a White Collar boxing ring where traders fight for insider information. In order to take down the corrupt CEO, Peter and Neal must step out of the office and step in to the ring.
18 Sep 2012Description ▼
Open with Neal still giving Peter the cold shoulder. They meet at the FBI's Best Practices conference, where Peter is being features as a one of the better handlers. It's a big deal for him.
During the panel things get a little awkward as Neal seems to be trying to embarrass Peter. A security breach is reported and the panel has to be rescheduled for the following day. Peter tags along with the agent to investigate.
Neal comes home to find Mozzie with Sam. Neither will tell the other his name but eventually they make nice. The three come up with a plan to flush out whoever has access to the FBI files. The plan is to put Sam's name out there, but under their terms.
Peter reports to his team that the security breach was somebody who cloned an agent's badge, perhaps to case the conference to steal some of the high-tech equipment being involved. The plan is to target the highest-attended panels.
At the identity theft panel Neal pretends to steal a badge while Jones video tapes the room.
Peter asks one of the agents named Furlong about Sam.
Peter tells Elizabeth he thinks Sam could have handled things better before leaving town.
The plan is for the guys to lure out whomever is tracking Sam, then try to plant a monitoring device on them. Neal is going to fill out a surveillance authorization form on Peter's behalf. Neal uses Mozzie's pet rat to distract Peter an get him to sign the form himself.
Using facial recognition the team finds a former military named Anderson is the one infiltrating the conference. He's now working security and is now involved in espionage. The plan is to follow him without spooking him. Peter finds out that Sam has retired to Miami.
Jones and Diana do a bit of undercover work to find out which panel Anderson is interested in attending.
Peter and Neal talk about the origin of their relationship. Peter said he took the deal because he liked Neal. Peter asks him about Sam, but Neal says nothing.
The panel Anderson wants to attend will feature a one-of-a-kind prototype for a cutting edge bulletproof vest. If Anderson steals it, his company could make billions.
Mozzie sets up at the safe house where they'll wait for the person tracking Sam. Neal says he's going to steal the tracking device when Anderson makes his move for the vest.
Peter finds out the real Sam has been dead for three years. He and Diana wonder who Neal has been dealing with.
Peter tells Neal the news about Sam. Neal isn't convinced, telling Peter he's faked his own death several times. He thinks there's a chance the person claiming to be Sam is a corrupt cop.
Diana tells Peter about the authorization for surveillance on Sam. Peter figures out that Neal is setting a trap and wants Diana to find Sam.
The inventor of the vest meets with Peter. They tell him about Anderson. His plan had been to demonstrate the capability by shooting a volunteer, but the conference wouldn't let him.
Neal tells Mozzie about Sam possibly being a fraud and tells him to stall.
Just before the presentation Anderson slips Diana's tail. After the presentation they spot him in a stairwell planting plastic explosives. Everyone is evacuated and Neal realizes that the inventor of the vest is the real target. There ends being a shootout in the garage. Neal ends up saving the inventor, but gets shot in the process. Fortunately he was wearing the vest.
Mozzie tells Neal that Sam has "gone rogue." He didn't want to wait for Neal, telling Mozzie he was going to the safe house to handle things himself.
Neal and Mozzie go to the safe house and find Sam being beaten mercilessly. They are able to rescue Sam. As they leave the house the run into Peter and send him back in. Peter loses him and calls for back-up.
Sam doesn't have much in the way of answers for Neal about who attacked him, but tells Neal the man doesn't know about Neal.
Neal hands Peter a towel with blood from the man claiming to be Sam. The idea is to conduct a DNA test.
Based on the tattoo Neal spotted, the man who attacked Sam is Dennis Flynn. His family was involved in organized crime in the DC/Baltimore area. This backs up what Ellen told Neal about his father's testimony. Peter is curious how Flynn had access to the FBI files.
Peter and Neal return to the conference and finish their panel. It goes well.
Diana tells Peter that the person claiming to be Sam is not, in fact, Sam.
Peter calls Neal while he's with "Sam." Peter tells him something we can't her. Neal hangs up and turns back to "Sam," saying: "Why didn't you tell me that you're my father?"
22 Jan 2013Description ▼
Open with Neal asking James why he never told him he was his father. James says he never killed a cop. James tells him that his supervising officer caught him about to take some money and didn't report him on the condition he do some work for the Flynn family. James was tipping them off to potential busts and taking off the Flynn family's competition. At this point Peter comes in and James is forced to admit he lied to Ellen, making her think she was speaking with Sam. He said he was planning to tell her the truth but never got the chance. Peter tells him it was Flynn's son who killed Ellen and attacked him. The plan is to take Flynn down. Flynn is now counterfeiting whiskey, a return to the family's first significant business. He is handling this business himself because of history. The Flynn's current product is terrible. Neal gets Peter to allow him to forge a whiskey and take Flynn down. Peter's plan is to arrest him for distribution, which Neal doesn't like. Neal's plan is to forge a particularly rare type of whisky called Shackleton. He and Mozzie borrow a bottle from June to ensure they have something on which to base the flavoring. After quite a bit of tasting Neal and Mozzie are happy with their forgery. Neal talks about not wanting to let his father back in life. The plan is to keep their whiskey the wrong color so Flynn knows it is a forgery. Neal adds that he's going to make sure Flynn goes down for murder. Peter tells a hungover Neal he's gotten him a booth at a micro distillery event Elizabeth has connections with. Peter is going to talk to James further, but Neal doesn't want to take part. Jones gets to the distillery event just ahead of Flynn. Neal's whisky manages to fool Flynn, but he doesn't show interest in connecting with him. To try and "dirty" Neal up a little Elizabeth walks over and accuses him of having a fake distillery license. Flynn immediatelyasks for a business card. Elizabeth tells Peter they should host the next meeting with James. But Neal still passes on an invite. Neal tells Mozzie about ducking the meeting with James. Mozzie thinks he shouldn't throw away the chance to get to know his father. Neal ultimately does show up for the dinner with James at Peter's place. James tells a story of trying to get out of his arrangement with Flynn. Flynn shows him the gun he used to kill a cop (which he kept in a whiskey box), but says he'll let James out if he does one more job. He's set up for a meeting with his supervisor, but when he arrives he's been shot by his back-up weapon which Flynn stole. Neal says he wants evidence before he'll believe his story. Flynn calls Neal and says he has a job for him. Flynn meets with Neal and tells him a little about his family's legacy. Flynn tells him he wants him to make copies of the whiskey his family used to sell, but just "for a hobby." Neal spots the whiskey box that contained the gun Flynn Sr. showed him. Neal agrees to the job, which included hand-blowing the glass for the bottles. Mozzie is brought in as Neal's glass-blowing partner. Mozzie hasn't done that kind of work in decades and initially has some trouble. Eventually both get their forgeries figured out. When Flynn Jr. goes out Neal walks to his office to check out the whiskey box. Flynn returns to grab something and catches Neal. Neal pretends he's just interested in the rare whiskey and Flynn gives him a sip. Neal tells him he can have the forgeries ready in a day. Peter is upset with Neal for breaking into Flynn's office. Neal thinks the weapon in the box means James was telling the truth. Peter thinks that Flynn will reach out the Conroys, the family his father used bootleg with during prohibition. Peter has an in which should allow him to pose as a rep for the Conroys. James tells Peter all about the Conroys in order to help solidify his alibi. Neal tells James he saw the gun in Flynn's office. James thinks Neal should stick to Peter's plan. Neal asks why James would confess to a murder he didn't commit. Another flashback: Ellen had told Neal the Flynns were actually working for criminal elements higher up in the police. She wanted him to help fight the dirty cops. But James got a phone call threatening the life of Neal's mother and Ellen and decided to take the fall to keep everybody safe. Neal suggests that if they can figure out who was pulling the strings back then James may be able to stop running. Peter meets with Flynn. He tells Peter they've recorded Neal and Mozzie's process, which means they can replicate the process. Flynn's plan is to kill them both. Flynn wants to do business and Peter cues back-up. He then grabs the gun out of the box and manages to subdue Flynn. Flynn's gun is matched to Ellen's murder, but he's killed by a prison guard during transport. Diana looks into who had access to his transfer information. Peter thinks this means James isn't safe. Neal tells James that Mozzie has a safehouse for him outside the city. He also says he wants him to be part of his life. James says "thank you." James hugs Neal before leaving to get a ride with Peter. Neal is clearly emotional.
29 Jan 2013Description ▼
We open with word that a U.S. Senator named Terrance Pratt (Titus Welliver) is the reason Flynn was moved and subsequently killed. Pratt was on the police force in D.C. the same time as Neal's father. Pratt will be in New York this week and Peter plans to invite him to talk about the Flynns. Neal and Peter open up Ellen's file from the Marshals. Inside they find a strange key and Neal suggests they let Mozzie have a crack at it. Jones is assigned to help Mozzie with the key. Mozzie isn't thrilled. Initially Pratt doesn't give Neal and Peter much to work with. Out in the office Neal manages to sneak a peak at Pratt's schedule. Peter asks Pratt about Bennett. Pratt says he was Bennett's captain and "ultimately he was a lost cause." Peter tells Neal that Pratt knows they're on to him. Hughes (James Rebhorn) meets with Peter at his home. Peter wants to tap Pratt while he's in town. Hughes tells him to be careful with Pratt. Elizabeth is concerned. Diana is planted in the high-end barber shop where Pratt is getting a shave. While she works they switch out the SIM card in his cell phone, narrowly avoiding detection when Neal's phone received an ill-timed call from Mozzie. A camera is placed in his briefcase. Pratt meets in secret with a real estate developer named Cole Edwards (Reed Diamond) who is also one of his larger donors. Mozzie and Jones meet with an eccentric "key master" named Zimmer (Peter Scolari). He gives them a riddle and asks them to return the following morning with his fee. Peter tells Neal and Diana he's returning with information he thinks will uncover the illegal nature of the Pratt/Edwards relationship. On his way he finds his car has no brakes and ends up getting t-boned in an intersection. At the hospital we learn that Peter hurt his arm and is still unconscious. Elizabeth gives Diana his files and asks to talk to Neal alone. She says she thinks what happened is about Neal and his father. Elizabeth wants his help and Neal tells her about the key. She wants him to handle that part of the process by himself and asks him to lie to Peter. Neal tells Mozzie about the conversation with Elizabeth. Diana and Neal realize that Peter figured out that Edwards' paperwork revealed the fraud he was undertaking with Pratt. They tell Hughes that Edwards is swapping out cheap material to make millions. The plan is to get Edwards on fraud and try and flip him to get to Pratt. Neal will be posing as an architect. Neal meets with Edwards. During his conversation Diana sees that Pratt is arriving. She does he best to distract him by pitching a position as his personal stylist. Neal comes to an agreement with Edwards just before Pratt shows up. Peter wakes up. Mozzie has to give Zimmer one of his toys in payment. In exchange he tells Jones and Mozzie almost nothing about the key. Jones leaves to report his findings to the bureau and Mozzie gives Zimmer the real key. He tells Mozzie the key is "something special." Mozzie leaves and we see Jones had been hiding. He walks back in and asks Zimmer to tell him what he told Mozzie. Jones visits Peter in the hospital and tells him what Mozzie tried to pull. Jones says he's convinced Neal was in on it. Neal and Elizabeth comes into the room as Jones leaves. After Neal leaves, Peter tells Elizabeth that Neal is lying to him about the key. Diana calls Neal with word that Pratt and Edwards have approved his building plan. This allows them to bust Edwards and subpoena his financial records. Hughes tells Edwards he's looking at significant jail time and offers him the chance to flip on Pratt. Edwards doesn't go for it, and Neal realizes this is because he's counting on Pratt to bail him out. Peter and Elizabeth watch Pratt publicly distance himself from Edwards. They then see via the briefcase cam that Neal has shown up to meet with Pratt. Neal accuses Pratt of public corruption. Pratt says he knows Neal's back story, then Pratt tells him his FBI division is undergoing "restructuring." After watching this Peter's phone rings. It's Jones telling him that Hughes is being forced into early retirement. Hughes tells Peter to "get the bastard," then walks out past his team. He stops and thanks them for their work. Hughes also has a kind work for Neal, asking him to take care of Peter. Peter tells Neal that getting Pratt has now become personal for him, as well. In separate conversation Mozzie and Jones tells Neal and Peter the new riddle from the Key Master. Both Neal and Peter figure out that the key itself is a map. Neal thinks he's the only one possessing this information.
05 Feb 2013
14Shoot the Moon
19 Feb 2013
26 Feb 2013Description ▼
Neal goes under cover as sculpture forger in order to help the FBI arrest an art forger. Also Neal and Mozzie narrow down the location of the evidence box. |
16In the Wind
05 Mar 2013Description ▼
The FBI begins searching the building for the evidence box. Peter, Diana, and Clinton try to stall the search. While Neal, Mozzie, Sara, and James try to get to the box first. |
1At What Price
17 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with Neal visiting Peter in prison. He tells Peter than his father James, the only way to clear his name, has completely disappeared. Later we see Peter get a visit from Jones, who tells him Diana is pregnant. Six weeks later Neal and Elizabeth talk the day before Peter's indictment hearing. Neal talks about the fact that Peter must be cleared, as if he is indicted he'll never be able to work for the FBI again. She tells him to do what he has to. Mozzie tells Neal he's found a way to hack his FBI tracking anklet. Neal gets a text from someone wanting to meet at the opera house. It reads: "I can help Burke" Neal meet with a criminal named Curtis Hagen, himself on work relief from a forgery charge Neal helped put on him. Hagen says he knows how to get Peter off. Hagen says he has a relationship with the federal prosecutor who is going after Peter. He wants Neal to commit a crime for him as payment. Neal also must forge a confession from James so the prosecutor can save face. Mozzie tells Neal he'll need to use his voice to record the forgery of James' confession. During the hearing Peter offers to testify on his own behalf but is turned down. The prosecutor plays the forged confession. Since the voice has been authenticated the prosecutor drops all charges and tells Peter he's free to go. Outside the courthouse Peter is reunited with Elizabeth. Peter return to the office to a round of applause. He finds Neal in his office and thanks him for locating James and convincing him to make the call. Neal gets a call from Hagen, reminding him that it's time for him to fulfill his side of their agreement. Section chief Bruce tells Peter he's attracted some attention at the top and is being asked to run the White Collar division. An even bigger promotion to DC potentially around the corner. Preggo Diana shows up and asks Peter if he's going to take the ASAC job. She thinks he should go for it. Hagen tells Neal the target is Welsh gold coins being held in a vault in the Reinhart Building. They need to be taken in the next two days. Mozzie is worried about the security in the building. Neal suggests using the fire department and the building next door. He attaches his hacking device to Neal's bracelet. It makes it look to the FBI that Neal's in his apartment, regardless of where he goes. The only catch is that he must be in his apartment to turn it on and off. Peter shows up and tells Neal he's taking the promotion and informs him of the potential move to D.C. This won't impact Neal's deal. Peter tells Neal he's proud of him for not trying to find a loophole in getting him free. Mozzie pretends to be a jumper on the roof of the building next to the Reinhart. Neal shows up dressed as a fire fighter and rushes into the building. He clears a room and begins axing through the wall. Mozzie talks to the police negotiator while Neal goes through the bricks and blowtorches through the side of the vault. He grabs the coins and puts them in his hollowed-out oxygen tank. Neal shows up to take Mozzie into psychiatric custody. On his way out, one of the other firefighters takes his tank for a routine check. It's put on a truck and taken from the scene. Neal and Mozzie talk strategy at his apartment. They will wait until the firehouse's next call. Peter is called in for what will be one last case. To Neal's dismay it's the $2 million in coins Neal just stole. During the briefing the team realizes (despite Neal trying to throw them off the scent) that the thief came in with the fire department. The plan is to comb through the footage and get a face for the firefighter inexplicably wearing compressed air to a jumper call. Jones is sent to look into the fire departments that took the calls. Neal calls Mozzie with an update. Mozzie says the fire truck is headed out on a call. Neal and Peter arrive at the station. Mozzie calls with word that the tank didn't arrive at the call. It is still at the station where Peter is snooping around. Peter goes with the chief while he makes a call looking for approval to show the FBI his tanks. Neal is left downstairs with the rookie, the only person who saw his face at the scene. Neal puts shoe polish on the stove, causing a fire and allowing him time to sneak upstairs. Neal finds the tank and tries to throw it out the window to Mozzie. The tank won't fit, so Neal slides them down one of the hoses. He finishes just in time. Neal brings Hagen the gold. It turns out Neal was the target all along. Hagen offered him to the prosecutor and hid cameras to capture Neal stealing the coins. Hagen is using Neal to get himself set free. He wants Neal to destroy evidence against him or he'll turn him over to the authorities. Peter tells Elizabeth he thinks Neal may have figured out a way to crack his ankle bracelet. Peter is aware Neal had a moment alone with the tanks, but can't think of a reason why he would have stolen the coins. Peter drops by Neal's place and tells him he's picking somebody from outside the office to be his next handler. He thinks everybody in the department is too close to have proper perspective. He brings Neal a brand new anklet with a brand new chip. Neal appears to be able to get Mozzie's device off without Peter noticing.
2Out of the Frying Pan
24 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with Neal practicing avoiding surveillance cameras with Mozzie ahead of trying to tamper with Hagan's evidence box. Neal references getting a new handles and Mozzie thinks it might be better if they're not so chummy with the feds. Mozzie is working on making fake bonds. The team has arrested Brendan "Three Time" Holland, who ran Grey Trade, a black market version of ebay. The plan is to keep the site up and running for a few days to go after sellers. They will pose as buyers and outbid everyone so they aren't allowing illegal transactions to continue. Neal meets his handler, a younger agent named David Siegel. He is complimentary of Neal and says he actively sought him out. When Neal leaves the room Siegel tells Peter that he was "handling" Neal by being so friendly with Neal. Peter tells Elizabeth he hasn't yet discussed the change in handler with Neal. The next morning Peter asks Neal what he thinks of Siegel. Neal is aware Siegel was playing to his vanity, but likes him nonetheless. Diana has been up all night working on the Grey Trade site. Siegel has discovered a company called Little Star Merchandise that seems to be perfect for them to target. Neal hasn't heard of Little Star and tries to dissuade Siegel from going after them. The plan is for Neal to go into Little Star posing as a designer and them pull Siegel in after he's made contact. Neal walks to the back and finds Mozzie. Little Star is Mozzie's operation. Neal tells Mozzie what is going on and he proceeds to drop teeth on the desk and set a fire. Neal puts it out, but not before an alarm is sounded. This sends Siegel running inside and pulls a gun on Mozzie, who promptly makes a run for the backdoor and loses them. Neal and Siegel look through Mozzie's stuff and find a broken laptop. They bring it to the bureau. When Peter and Jones hear Siegel's description of Little Star's proprietor and assume it was Mozzie. Neal denies it. The bureau has Neal give a sketch, and he's able to trick Siegel into confirming a different face than the one he shows Peter. Jones tells Peter he needs to allow Diana to finish the case. She's in a tough spot being so close to delivering her baby. Via Mozzie's laptop Siegel found the name Teddy Winters in the system. The name is connected to Little Star but there is no picture. Mozzie tells Neal he's thinking of heading to Miami. Neal says he can hang on a little while, but he'll just have to burn the alias Teddy Winters. Mozzie responds that Teddy Winters is his real name. Teddy Winters came from Mozzie's search into his real identity once he became old enough. He's kept the name active in case his parents came looking. "If they have Teddy, they have it all." Neal sends Mozzie to the morgue while he looks for an explosive of some kind. Siegel shows Peter he's found an offshore holding company for Teddy Winters. Neal acquires the ingredients for napalm. When Neal arrives at the office he's told theh've put Teddy Winters' empire together and are prepared to take him down. Neal and Siegel leave to go get him. Mozzie prepares Little Star to explode. He walks out front just as police cars arrive on scene. Mozzie runs inside and the building explodes. The team finds teeth in the building that match Teddy Winters' file, along with a body. Siegel is convinced Winters couldn't have faked his own death given what he saw. Peter orders Diana home for some rest. Diana isn't convinced Winters is really dead and wants Neal to go with her to the warehouse. He says he'll go with her the following day. At Little Star warehouse Diana finds three manholes. She calls sanitation and asks "which one doesn't belong?" Peter tells Neal that Hagan's is up for re-trial and his evidence is on-site. Peter references the proof of his guilt being upstairs. Diana pops one of the manholes and goes down the stairs. She finds Mozzie enjoying a glass of wine and some classical music. She says he's under arrest and points a gun at him. She then collapses in pain, clutching her belly and asking for his help to get back up the ladder. Mozzie makes a break for it, then turns around and starts to help her. The baby is coming and she has no choice but to let Mozzie help her deliver. Siegel apologizes to Peter for messing up the case. Peter tells him he did fine and asks about working with Neal. They talk about the possibility that Neal was involved with Little Star. Siegel tells Peter he sent his last CI back to prison. Siegel leaves after telling Peter that Neal's anklet shows he's still in the building. We see a montage of Neal dancing past the cameras and Mozzie helping Diana delivery her baby. Neal gets into the room and finds Hagan's evidence box. Peter goes to the elevators and calls Neal's cell phone. Neal doesn't answer and goes to work on the evidence. Peter goes upstairs and checks in at the desk. He goes back to the room allowing Neal to escape behind him. Peter finds him near his desk and looks suspicious when Neal said he returned to get his hat. Neal goes to Mozzie's lair and finds Mozzie with Diana and her baby. Peter comes home and Elizabeth tells him they need to leave and get to the hospital. At the hospital Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Jones and Elizabeth stand around Diana's bed. She says she's thinking about naming the boy Theo, after Winters. When the room clears Diana tells Peter "someone I didn't know" helped her deliver the baby. They both seem to realize what is going on with Mozzie, but Peter thinks it can wait. Mozzie tells Neal it feels good being "nameless." He's lost everything, but will remain out of prison. They reference Hagan potentially being back on the street soon.
3One Last Stakeout
31 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with Siegel asking Neal for help with finding a place to live in New York. During the conversation Neal learns that Siegel is independently wealthy. Peter tells Neal that Hagen got early release because some evidence was damaged. They discuss what has changed in their lives since they investigated that case. Neal gets a text from an unknown number to meet him in 30 minutes. Neal meets Hagen at a museum. Hagen says he wants to steal something there and Neal is going to do it for him. He wants the Mosconi Codex, a book which is kept on pressure-sensitive plates. Specifically he wants Chapter 13. Neal inquires about the book with one of the employees and learns that nobody is allowed to study it. Mosconi said the greatest wealth of the world was in its pages. But the owner donated it with specific instructions that it not be opened. Peter stops by in his town car and tells Neal about some of the perks of his new job. He and Elizabeth are going to a Yankees game in the owner's box. He also says something big is coming up. Cut to the office and Peter naming Jones to be acting SSA. Afterwards Jones tells Neal there will be a celebration, but Neal has to pass. Mozzie is working on his new identity. The two discuss stealing the codex. Since Neal and his anklet have already been inside the museum, he needs a reason to go there again. They need to find somebody else to try and steal another item in the museum. Mozzie suggests a "thief of thieves" named Zev. Mozzie suggests something for Zev to steal at the museum and Neal tells Siegel he's hearing "chatter" about a possible heist. Peter approves the stakeout. Jones asks Peter to tell him the last time he checked Neal's anklet. He says ten minutes. Mozzie tells Neal he thinks Zev is taking the bait and will attempt a break-in that night. Neal runs into the woman from the museum, Rebecca. He flirts with her and asks her for help with some old parchment. While she looks at the paper he lifts her security card. She leaves and Siegel arrives to pick Neal up. Siegel is being incredibly nice to Neal. After the Yankees game Elizabeth talks to Peter about him seeming distracted during the game. He admits thinking about the stakeout. Siegel tells Neal he got into the FBI because he was tired of being around trust fund and finance-related criminals. He was also bored. Siegel tells Neal he thinks he'll either make his career or ruin it. And Siegel likes it. They spot Mozzie walking by and Neal convinces Siegel to approach him. The plan seems to be working well until Peter pops into the car and sits in the empty driver's seat. Neal manages to convince Peter he shouldn't be there since they're no longer partners. Peter leaves and Neal heads into the museum. He goes to work on the codex while Siegel grabs Mozzie's decoy and finds him to be clean. Zev arrives and Mozzie distracts Siegel. Mozzie's able to keep Siegel away from the car but Zev trips the alarm while stealing the painting. This traps Neal as well, but he's able to break into a panel and escape from the room. Outside the museum Neal reunites with Siegel, just in time for them to realize a painting is gone. Peter is furious with Siegel and Neal that they allowed a piece of art to be taken under their noses. But he's got a lead: They've figured out that Rebecca's keycard was used and Peter plans to interview her. Neal is pulled into the Rebecca interview and of course she immediately recognizes Neal. Neal's explanation is that he was vetting her on a hunch that it might be an inside job. It appears to work. Neal gives Mozzie an update about Rebecca. Mozzie has copied the chapter of the codex for future study. He advises that Neal go out and solve the case as if he hadn't set it up himself. Neal and Peter arrive at the museum. They walk past the codex and see an employee tell investigators they cannot open the book. They investigate the room where Zev was trapped and he replicates how he got out of the room. He thinks there might be fingerprints and Peter orders the security doors lowered. In a bar, we see Siegel place Zev under arrest. Mozzie is also there, and crosses Zev's name off a list. Siegel talks to Neal about his divorce. He has no regrets about what he gave up to be an agent. Siegel is about to ask Neal a personal question about his continuing to work with the bureau when Peter walks in. Neal tells Mozzie about the mistake he made taking off his gloves. Mozzie's plan is to discover what is hidden in the pages Hagen had them steal and get there before he does. Neal brings Hagen his chapter. Hagen tells Neal he'll leave him alone "when I get what I want." Hagen asks Neal not to spoil 'the mystery.' We see that Siegel watched this meeting from his car. **this synopsis - intentionally or not - does NOT disclose the final two scenes of this episode. Warning: MAJOR revelation/plot twist!But first, to continue - Neal accompanies Agent Clinton Jones to return the large painting Zev stole to the museum. It is 'rare' for a thief like Neal to see something returned. There, Neal sees Rebecca, who has been fired from her job. It was her stolen ID that gained the thief entrance, and now that the Codex has been removed, as its owner had lost faith in the security of the museum when the painting was stolen, she is no longer needed. Neal tells her he did not lie about anything, even his name, and he seems very sympathetic that he caused this chain of events for her. Scenes of dark clouds, a storm and rain over NYC - Neal enters the FBI office to silence and every person there turns to look at him. Peter comes up and escorts him out. They are then shown out in the rain at a crime scene...
07 Nov 2013Description ▼
Open with word that Siegel has been shot and killed. The White Collar team is allowing their office to be used for the investigation, but they will continue to go about their regular business. After Peter briefs the team Jones reminds him that Neal -- who is still on house arrest -- doesn't have a handler. Mozzie is staying at Neal's place. Neal wonders if perhaps Siegel's death is his fault, as his body was found at the exact spot where he and Hagan had met. He's pouring over the kodex looking for clues. Peter tells Neal he's bringing him back to active work. An ex-con named Nate Griffith arrives at White Collar with a bloody bag of cash and says he wants to confess a crime. Peter interviews him and Griffith tells a strange story of stealing money from a bank, but not actually wanting to do it. He couldn't help himself and doesn't have key pieces of information about the crime. Peter doesn't seem to buy it and reminds him that with his priors he's looking at ten years. Jones found a ton of meds on Griffith, heavy stuff all prescribed by the same psychiatrist. Neal tells Griffith he'd like to help him and asks if he can remember anything else. Peter and Jones figure out the money was marked and decide to check out the vault where it was stolen. The man they speak with at the Kaplan Securities tells them nobody has reported a break-in and they'll need a warrant before he'll show them anything. He leaves and Peter wonders if perhaps the owner of the vault didn't report anything because the money was dirty. Peter and Neal return to Kaplan pretending to a supervisor and new client and trick a newbie employee into leaving his station. Vault 4 is registered to Niteowl Holdings. Jones traces the marked bills to a bank robbery. The leads suspect was a man named Jacoby. In his case file they find a doctor named Mara Summers, the same doctor who prescribed Griffith's meds. Neal presents himself to Summers as a felon looking for help. He introduces Peter as his parole officer and schedules a session, making it clear he's got money. Neal tells Peter he thinks Griffith is innocent. Peter says he'll need to get some proof during his session with Summers. Summers tells Neal she thinks he's withholding, but promises him he'll eventually be more honest. Peter goes to see Jacoby. Jacoby claims he had nothing to do with the robbery and has never heard of Niteowl. Peter lets him know that of the cash in the vault is gone. Summers tells Neal his behavior is sociopathic. She thinks he's deluding himself to keep people from seeing his flaws. The more they talk the more Neal says he doesn't feel well. She drugged his water and starts asking him questions about why he's really there. He wakes up and doesn't seem to recall what happened. Jones looks up Jacoby athletic history. He was known as the Night Owl as a collegiate wrestler. Neal shows up and tells them about being drugged. They figure out that Griffith must have leaked info about the FBI to Summers in his last session. Mozzie thinks Neal was drugged with something called Good Night Cinderella. It's a combination of several medications that allows people to be manipulated without any memory of what they said or did. Mozzie thinks they should try and replicate the conditions to try and recover Neal's memory and figure out what he said to Summers. Mozzie makes a version of the drug he thinks Summers used and Neal takes it. She asked him what the FBI is able to prove and Neal admits there is nothing. He asks why she stole the money and she responds "the same reasons you steal." Neal starts panicking because he thinks he hasn't reformed at all. He feels guilty about his own actions and then starts challenging Mozzie on his own behavior. Neal is in a state of shocking honesty. Mozzie leaves the room to cool off, comes back to find Neal is gone. Neal shows up at Peter's place, saying he wants to "get some stuff off my chest." He starts telling them stuff from his past and Peter figures out what is going on. Peter asks him if he knows what happened to Siegel. Mozzie shows up and they start talking more about the Summers interview. He told her the FBI would prosecute Griffith, then made a call. He watched her call Jacoby. Peter and Jones show up at Griffith's place. He seems nervous and they figure out something is going on. They pretend to leave and we see that Jacoby has his son. He threatens to hurt the kid if Griffith doesn't tell him where the money is. Peter takes out Jacoby and they get the kid to safety. Peter points out they have no evidence on Summers. Neal has an idea. Neal returns for his next session and manages to drug Summers. He asks her where she's hidden the money, they puts down a tape recorder and asks for a confession. When she wakes up Peter is there to arrest her. Their plan is to say she accidentally drugged herself, making the confession legal. Griffith is a free man and thanks Neal for his help. After he leaves Peter points out that they never found Summers' money. Neal gives Mozzie the cash as an apology. Even though it's marked, Mozzie thinks he can get at least a million for it, a good start to rebuilding his fortune. Neal's plan is to eventually get rid of the FBI altogether.
14 Nov 2013Description ▼
We open with Peter coming down with a cold. Neal and Mozzie talk about bees. Mozzie wants to bring some hives to his apartment building. Neal approves, thinking it might be a good hiding place. Neal meets Peter and Elizabeth and they discuss news that the heir to the Wolcott fortune has returned after being presumed dead for 15 years. Elizabeth used to tutor the lad, Patrick, when she was in college. Elizabeth drops by the Wolcott home. She learns from father William that he's fired long-time butler Stanton for leaking his health issues. She talks to Patrick. He says he saved his allowance and snuck off during a ski trip. Patrick says he returned because of his father's health. When the two discuss his current taste in art, she seems confused. Elizabeth calls Neal and says she suspects that Patrick might be an imposter. Neal tells Peter about the call from Elizabeth. He says Patrick, who used to hate Picasso, is now pushing Elizabeth to buy one. Firing Stanton also seems suspicious. Neal thinks they should steal a piece of DNA. The team has Stanton in for a conversation. He tells Peter he think Patrick has all of the mannerisms down pat. Neal plans to pose as a butler in order to sneak in and get information. Neal is unable to get Patrick to give him his hat or jacket, but is able to give him some water. Elizabeth drops by the home to see William. Jones finally convinces Peter to go home sick. Neal swabs the glass for fingerprints and finds nothing. Neal calls Peter to tell him Patrick wiped it. He also thinks the bathroom seems way too void of DNA. Neal thinks Elizabeth was right. Elizabeth has the Picasso hung. She and Patrick discuss more memories of Europe. She is testing him on some of his recall and he seems to be holding up well. Neal and Patrick's sister Bee both seem to be interested in snooping about Patrick. She's finds it strange he's only telling her things she already knows. Neal asks Patrick about his techniques for evading the international search. He gives Patrick a jacket and manages to palm one of his cufflinks. Neal shows Elizabeth and Peter how he lifted Patrick's cufflink. Jones calls with word the print on the cufflink doesn't match anything in any database. Peter wants him to take something with saliva. Mozzie brings Peter a tonic he's been working on that should help his flu symptoms. William and Patrick argue over something. A package arrives from William's estate planner and Neal has it diverted to Peter's place. Elizabeth helps Peter open the package and they see it is a trust fund being adjusted that day. Patrick will be getting a $40 million trust fund. Elizabeth tells William her theory about Patrick and wants him to draw some blood. Patrick says he's fine with it and draws blood from his own arm. He places the needle on a tray in front of Neal. Peter arrives at the FBI feeling much better. He wants to be included on the bust team, in case the blood is a problem. Outside the home Neal tells Peter he's sure Patrick has a plan when the blood comes back wrong. Neal walks inside to hear the results have come back. The DNA was a match and William promptly fires Elizabeth. Patrick walks outside with the family dog, who is sick. Neal says he'll drive them to the vet. From outside the vet Neal calls Peter, telling him it's strange that Patrick would help a dog he hates. Neal is able to look inside the vet office and see a doctor doing something to Patrick's arm. Peter thinks what Neal saw was a Penrose drain. It can be implanted into the arm to fool a DNA test. This means that in the last two days the real Patrick was alive and in New York. They think once the trust is changed the real Patrick will be killed. Jones found nothing at the vet clinic. The tech denied everything. Peter thinks they need to ask a question that only the real Patrick would know. They think his daily bike rides are where he's getting info from the real Patrick. Neal wants Peter to pretend to be an angry Polish man angry about something that happened in Germany. When Peter and Patrick are alone, Peter says he's there on behalf of a family that "wants answers." Peter writes down a phone number and threatens to hurt Patrick if he doesn't make the problem go away. Patrick immediately goes for a bike ride. A team of agents follows Patrick on his bike. One of the agents is hit by a car and they lose Patrick. Neal and Peter follow in Peter's car, tracking him to an intersection. They track him to a first floor apartment where Patrick was being held. Patrick is placed under arrest. The real Patrick is brought to William and Stanton returns. It turns out the fake Patrick followed Patrick when he planned to return to his family.
21 Nov 2013Description ▼
Neal and Peter look for a U.S. passport forger from Russia. |
05 Dec 2013Description ▼
We open with Peter talking to Neal about anniversaries. Today is the anniversary of the first date he went on with Elizabeth and they're going to go to the same restaurant later that night. He also mentions his suspicions about what Neal might be up to and shows him the FBI pen he found at Mozzie's chiropractor. During the date a blonde sends over three drinks to Peter and Elizabeth's table. It's his ex-girlfriend Jill. She's part of the special surveillance group and looked Peter up to see how he was doing. Elizabeth isn't happy. Neal has Rebecca over to his apartment to show her chapter 13. She can't believe that it actually exists. It seems that the pages make up a puzzle that looks like a stained glass window. She thinks it might be one of the most important Mosconi developments in decades. Mozzie drops by and she takes off. He's not thrilled that Neal is clearly interested in Rebecca romantically. Back at home Peter has to remind Elizabeth that she's the reason he's where he is today. They make up. The NYPD calls Peter to say that someone has been posing as an FBI agent, perhaps using Siegel's badge. He tells Neal. Jill drops by the office and makes small talk with Neal before going to see Peter. She tells Peter she's tracking a "tech genius" named Mason Sadowski who has developed a dangerous microchip that could decode almost any password. He's put it on the black market and she's putting together an online buy. She wants him to help her. Neal talks to Peter about his history with Jill and the fact Elizabeth doesn't know he's working with her now. Jill drops by Peter and Elizabeth's apartment so they can do some recon. This is her first time hearing about it and she's not happy when Jill tells her the case is classified. While waiting in the car Peter tells Jill about his career. She brings up Siegel and says she knows it must be hard for him right now. She tells him the story of losing her partner years ago. They see Sadowski leave his room and move in. While Neal and Jones sit in Peter's car the imposter tries to steal the vehicle using Siegel's badge. They stick him in cuffs. While Peter and Jill search Sadowski's apartment he returns home. They manage to sneak out without detection. Outside they see a car that could belong to another potential buyer of the chip. The man who tried to carjack Jones and Neal says he got Siegel's badge and gun out of the trash. He seems to have an alibi. That night at home Elizabeth presses Peter for info about the case. He's firm that he can't tell her anything and she's upset. The two men Peter and Jill saw outside Sadowski's place were former black-ops agents named Bly and Healey who have been freelancing for defense contractors. Jill thinks they're going to be interested in stealing rather than selling. Elizabeth drops by with Peter's lunch. She and Neal talk about Jill. She's convinced that Jill still has feelings for Peter. Peter is adamant that they bring Jones into the mission on a limited basis. She reluctantly agrees. Elizabeth spots a "selfie" Peter and Jill took to get a picture of Bly and Healey and leaves without saying hello to Peter. Peter tells Neal that Elizabeth is upset with him. Neal suggests he talk it over with her but Peter says he's tied up with Jill's case. Mozzie thinks Elizabeth should follow Peter. She says she won't do it, so he suggests she follow Jill. Jones calls Peter that he's lost touch with Bly and Healey. Against Jill's wishes Peter secretly orders Jones to do a walkthrough. Neal tells Elizabeth he'll help her check out Jill. They spot Peter and Jill walking into Sadowski's hotel and go inside to check it out. Jones has lost touch with the mercenaries and tries to call Peter. Jill won't let him answer the phone. Elizabeth spots Sadowski at the bar. She recognizes him from Peter's file and tries to stall him. Sadowski says he has a meeting and arranges to speak with her later. He walks away and is immediately intercepted by Healey. Elizabeth tells Neal what happened and Neal sees that Sadowski hid the chip inside Eilizabeth's cell phone when he was giving her his number. Upstairs Bly and Healey bring Sadowski to his room and see Peter and Jill. They recognize them from the other night and realize something is going on. When they see their cash they tie up the two agents in the room and hold all three at gunpoint. Peter gives a story about being backed by the North Koreans and starts fake fighting with Jill. Neal sends Elizabeth into the room with the chip and tells her to buy him a few minutes. While she tells the mercenaries she has the chip it allows Neal to sneak up from behind and get the men in cuffs. Jill and Peter tie up the loose ends. They talk about why their relationship ended and seem to part ways on good terms. Peter finally opens up to Elizabeth about his feelings with Siegel. Neal shows Rebecca he's found the stained glass window they're looking for. They kiss. We see Peter in his office looking at Siegel's badge. Behind it he finds a bloody card with "Coopers?" written on the back.
12 Dec 2013Description ▼
We open with Neal buying a fake passport as part of a bust. Peter isn't thrilled that Neal asked a few questions about its quality and wonders if he's planning something. The forgery is so good that Peter thinks it must be a large operation. They set up observation on an address where the passport seller got parking tickets. Neal and Mozzie think they need help to figure out the codex. Peter and Neal go to the building where they believe the forgeries are originating. They find an ice skating rink and see a young Russian woman named Katya skating. When she sees their badges she warns them and Neal decides to pretend he's a sports agent when a large man named Sergei skates up with a hockey stick. Neal tells him Peter is a famous figure skating coach. Sergei says Katya has no interest in competing, but changes his mind when they start to leave to see other girls. Sergei gives them his card. Peter doesn't love this cover Neal has created, but seems to agree it's the best play. Rebecca from the museum shows up at HQ. She's there to get some answers and perhaps get a letter from Peter that attests to her innocence. Neal lies and says another agent was in charge of the investigation. Peter looks up Sergei and his cousin Nikolai, who has a particularly long resume of criminal activity. Peter has Elizabeth help him become a convincing fake figure skating coach. Neal is going to have Mozzie pretend to be the agent in charge of Rebecca's museum case. His meeting with Rebecca will overlap with their meeting with Sergei. Mozzie thinks it could be doable, since Neal will have to have his anklet removed. At the Sergei meeting Neal runs into a man claiming to be the brother of a past girlfriend. Since this would blow the cover, Peter tells him to get the guy out of there. Neal walks out the back and we see the guy was a plant. Peter takes the meeting with Sergei by himself. Sergei calls Nikolai over and shows him that a web search revealed no hits for his alias. Peter takes the tablet and shows them the spelling was wrong. The FBI has doctored pages to make Peter look legit and is seems to work. Mozzie and Neal meet with Rebecca. She asks Mozzie to speak privately, but he says there is something they'd like to speak to her about. Peter and Nikolai get along famously, but Peter is required to drink a lot of vodka during their meal. Mozzie and Neal show Rebecca their copy of the codex and say they need help deciphering it before a dangerous criminal. Nikolai gives Peter a friendly warning to stay out of his business and focus just on the skating. Rebecca tells Mozzie and Neal she needs to think about their offer. Unbeknownst to Neal, Peter had Jones as back-up. He confirms that Neal left the restaurant. Jones wasn't able to follow at the time, but Peter tells him to figure out where Neal went. Elizabeth tells Peter she's not happy his hours don't seem to have changed. She doesn't like how much she has to worry when he's in the field. While Peter pretends to coach Katya he tries to convince her she can trust the FBI. Sergei has been abusive and she's thinks she'll be killed if she says no. Sergei and his men arrive to watch him coach and gives Peter a few test questions to make sure he's legit. Clearly he doesn't trust Peter. Meanwhile Neal sneaks into Sergei's office and snoops around. Peter distracts Sergei with hockey stuff while Neal prints off some records. Neal's discovered but pretends to be on the phone with Katya business. Jones finds words that Sergei is bringing in new Russian mobsters. They will be impossible to find once they get clean passports. Neal suggests a party that brings them all together. An engagement party seems the most obvious solution. Katya tells Peter she'll go along with the plan. She skates over to Sergei and tells him she'll marry him. At the engagement party Peter stands up and makes a toast. Towards the end he informs the room they are all under arrest. Neal and Peter say good-bye to Katya, who he leaving for Europe. Jones takes Peter to the office building where Neal and Mozzie met Rebecca. Peter goes inside to check it out. He pokes around the chiropractor's office they used for the meeting and finds an FBI pen on the floor. Rebecca calls Mozzie and says she wants to meet in the rare book room. She tells Neal she'll help with the codex but confesses to having spent one in jail when she was a teen. She and Neal are getting along swimmingly. But when he tells her they have only chapter 13, Rebecca tells him that the superstitious Mosconi never created a thirteenth chapter.
9No Good Deed
19 Dec 2013Description ▼
We open with Neal and Rebecca waking up in bed together. He says he doesn't want to involve her in what is happening with the codex and the stained glass window. Jones shows Peter that an FBI watch list has yielded one of the Welsh gold coins. Outside the church Neal and Mozzie that it doesn't make sense for Rebecca to be involved. Mozzie shoots a small hole in the window. The idea is that a window that old will have to be removed to be fixed. When the repair company sets up scaffolding they'll have an opportunity to steal it. Peter shows Neal the coin. They didn't get a name from the pawn shop, but Peter thinks they'll be able to trace it back to a source. Peter and Jones brief the team on the coin theft. The plan is for Neal to snoop around for a fence outside the FBI's radar. Peter says he wants to go with him, but Neal thinks it would be better if he's alone. Peter asks Neal about talking to Mozzie, but Neal thinks that would be a terrible idea. Neal confronts Dawson, the prosecutor, outside the courthouse. Neal tells him he was the one who stole the coins for the bribe Hagan used to get him to drop the indictment of Peter. He says unless Dawson tells him the fence he used the feds will get there first and they'll all be in trouble. Peter goes through Elizabeth to surprise Mozzie. He puts some pressure on Mozzie using the Diana and the case against him to get the name of a likely fence, Karl Dekker. Neal and Jones look up Dekker, whose front is a flower shop. He has a criminal history but has flipped in the past. Neal and Mozzie meet up. They figure out that the FBI is one step ahead of them, but Mozzie says he didn't tell Neal exactly which front Dekker uses. Neal and Peter arrive at the garden center at same time. Peter doesn't know which of the three areas belongs to Dekker. Neal is able to stall Peter while Mozzie sneaks in and warns Dekker (who is in the middle of an arms deal) to get lost. Peter spots a man wearing Mozzie's shoes. Back at Neal's place he and Mozzie talk about the plan for the window. They will sneak in during the repair crew's 9am coffee break. Rebecca drops in and realizes they are working on a plan. After Mozzie leaves Rebecca is able to convince Neal to let her be a part of the plan in some way. Peter tells Elizabeth he's convinced Neal was behind the coin theft. She isn't sure why he'd be involved in something like that and Peter admits some of it doesn't add up. Peter is tracking Neal's monitor and tells Elizabeth "he's back." With Rebecca and Mozzie helping distract the repair guys Neal is able to successfully grab the window. Just as they turn the corn with it we see Peter arrive and be told of the theft by a church employee. Neal sees this and decides to return. He claims that he's been visiting that location frequently because of a breakfast location. Peter gets a call from Jones and leaves without telling Neal what's going on. Peter meets Jones at Dekker's shop. They spot Dekker's emergency money stash and decide to leave it there and have Jones sit on the location. Peter stops by Neal's place unannounced. He asks Neal what's been going on. Neal doesn't tell him anything. Jones calls Peter to tell him they haven't found Dekker. But Peter pretends this is Jones saying they do have Dekker. He asks Neal to join him down at the station for the interrogation and Neal confesses he was behind the coin heist. Neal gives him the background of Dawson and the voice authentication, but doesn't mention Hagan. Despite the fact it will mean the end of his career, Peter seems poised to put Neal in cuffs. Peter decides to wait until speaking with Elizabeth. He thinks he has no choice but to arrest Neal, despite the fact it will ruin their lives and potentially place him in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Elizabeth gives her blessing for whatever he chooses but warns him to make sure he "needs to do it." Peter arrives to work and sees the Jones has gotten Dekker. He hasn't mentioned the coins and the plan is for him to do serious time for the guns and for the FBI to hang onto the coins as leverage. Peter meets with Dawson and tells him his options are to either resign or be placed in handcuffs. Neal, Mozzie and Rebecca discover that one of the pieces of glass is a decoder of sorts. It will reveal what is on the blank pages of Chapter 13. The hope is they can trade it for the evidence tape. Peter tells Neal that he's gotten Dawson to resign. When Neal tells him that the result of this is a win, Peter responds that it was actually a compromise. Neal says he did what he did for "my friend." Peter responds that it's his fault since as a criminal Neal couldn't help himself. He then says that "things will change, for the both of us." Neal looks confused by this and agrees, saying "yeah, it's time they did."
09 Jan 2014Description ▼
We open with Peter jogging and thinking about everything that has happened with Neal and the potential impact on his family. His phone rings. It's a call that he up for a section chief post in D.C. Jones asks Peter about the way he's acting with regard to Neal. Jones wants him to move on and not let a single information hold up his career. Mozzie and Neal discuss the Peter situation before Neal meets with Hagen. Neal tells Hagen he wants video of him stealing the coins in exchange for the window. Hagen hands him a video image of Rebecca, who is tied up someplace. Hagen give him an address and tells him he has 30 minutes to bring the window. Hagen left behind the mobile device with the video of Rebecca. Mozzie analyzes it but can't find anything. The plan is to plant a tracking device on Hagen. Neal thinks it's too risky. Peter and Elizabeth meet in the park. He says he's supposed to start in D.C. in two weeks but "it doesn't feel right." He's made peace with Neal, but not himself. He says he can't leave until he figures out what happened to Siegel. She thinks by not working with Neal he's letting emotion cloud his judgement. Neal and Mozzie bring Hagen the glass. He brings them to a TV showing Rebecca and says he's "renegotiating." He wants them to stay and figure out the message before she is freed. Hagen shows them a large mural, which started this whole process. He thinks the masons entrusted Mosconi with something of great value and wants to find it. Neal is unable to get the track on Hagen when Peter sends a text. Hagen lets Neal leave, but Mozzie must stay. Peter brings Neal on a forgery case at a local art house. They meet with the manager, who needs proof of authenticity. Mozzie finds a hidden image on the codex from some unknown language. Neal finds that the forgery is the work of Hagen, who has signed it. Peter puts a call into the bureau to dig up everything they can on Hagen. The seller of Hagen's forgery is someone named Douglas Nemon, which they assume is an alias. The plan is for the FBI to buy the painting and trace the money back to Hagen. Neal and Peter argue and Neal places the tracker on the manager. Hagen reveals to Mozzie that he knows his real name. Neal returns but doesn't reveal to Hagen that he's now being tracked. When Hagen steps away Neal tells Mozzie the truth about the case. Mozzie thinks something is amiss. The call Hagen received was from the art house manager, who was in the White Collar office with Peter. He tells Hagen that the piece has been sold and the money will be transferred to him soon. With Neal listening, Peter and Jones talk about Neal. Peter tells Jones not to take on Neal when he leaves, saying "you'll regret it." Now Hagen wants Neal and Mozzie to translate the message he's put together. Neal hears word that Peter has traced Hagen's computer to their location and the FBI will soon be on its way. Neal had Mozzie memorize the characters, then knocks them off the table and threatens to burn them. He demands Hagen take them to Rebecca. They also tell him the FBI is on the way and Hagen puts in a call to let Rebecca go. Once she's released Neal burns the characters and the two of them take off. Peter tells Jones to have someone pull Neal's tracking data. Neal tells Mozzie to find a safe house and stays on the line with Rebecca. They find one another in Brooklyn. Peter and his team arrive at the location in Brooklyn where Hagen had just been. He finds Hagen smoking a cigar and smiling: "Agent Burke, we have so much to discuss." At Neal's place he tells Rebecca what happened. She recognizes the image they found in chapter 13. It is an idol representing wealth that featured two enormous diamonds as the eyes. The whereabouts of only one of them is known. She thinks decoding the symbols will help. Mozzie calls Neal and tells them Hagen is in custody. Neal tells Rebecca he has to leave. Peter shows Hagen the evidence of his forgery. Hagen tells him he didn't sign the painting and blames Neal. Peter doesn't buy it, but Hagen offers him a special kind of deal if he comes to his place alone. Jones pulls Peter out of the room and tells him Neal was with Hagen all afternoon. They grab Neal and head to the vehicles. At his place Hagen tells Peter and Neal his plan was payback for doing time and that he doesn't plan to see a jail cell. All of a sudden Hagen is shot in the chest by a sniper. He is dead. After Hagen's body is taken away Neal tells Peter about Rebecca being threatened. Jones shows up word Hagen's place has been tossed and is clean. Neal looks at Hagen's wallet and sees a receipt for a coffee shop near where Siegel's body was found. On the back are notes from watching somebody entering and exiting. Peter and Neal go the coffee shop. Across the street they find an apartment building. Apartment 3 is blank, which they connect to the "Cooper 3?" from the back of Siegel's card. They go to Apartment 3 and find the front door protected with a trip wire. In cabinets they find detailed recon files on Neal and Peter's activity the past year, along with the rest of the White Collar team. On a table Neal finds evidence of the forgery they had thought Hagen signed. The person who killed Siegel also framed Hagen. In another room Neal sees dozens of pictures of Rebecca around a mirror. She's wearing different wigs and glasses. He also sees the corner where she was supposedly being held by Hagen. Rebecca is behind the whole thing.
11Shot Through the Heart
16 Jan 2014Description ▼
Open with Peter and Neal deciding what to do about the Rebecca revelation. They decide they must leave immediately and Neal needs to pretend he's clueless about what she's been up to. They decide that Rebecca must be behind the deaths of both Hagen and Siegel. Neal tells Peter everything about Hagen and the twin Hope diamond. During a briefing they decide to search Rebecca's apartment while Neal keeps her busy. Elizabeth tells Peter she feels bad for Neal. Peter thinks his lies are catching up with him. Neal confesses to Mozzie that he had really cared for Rebecca. They both realize there's a chance Rebecca has Hagen's blackmail video. Rebecca drops by Neal's place and he plays dumb. She's brought him a present and he apologizes for leaving her alone. He calls Peter to say Rebecca's sick and he's going to make her some soup. Peter and his team move in and search Rebecca's place exhaustively, making copies of everything. Peter finds a file on Elizabeth and gets worried. Neal tells Rebecca he doesn't think he should include her in anything to do with the diamond. He says perhaps he should step away from that part of his life and prioritize Rebecca. One of the agents activates the main alarm sensor for the apartment. Rebecca gets an alert on her phone and she gets up to leave. Neal tries to stop her by saying he's falling in love with her but she leaves. Neal calls Peter with the head's up. Rebecca arrives at her apartment and pulls out a gun. Peter has left a carryout menu in the doorway. The FBI now has video and audio in the apartment. They see her packing to leave and watch her calls Neal. She leaves a voicemail saying she loves him. Peter and Jones thinks she's only packing her previous identities so she can remain Rebecca. They think she's legitimately in love with Neal. Neal tells Peter he's not convinced she's actually in love with him, suggesting that it's part of her plan. Peter tells him Elizabeth has already been moved out of town. Peter wants to threaten her with Neal not being around. Rebecca is brought into the office. Peter tells her they think Neal is engaged in illegal activities and shows her a picture of Hagen. Peter tells her Neal is the prime suspect in Hagen's murder and he's been moved across town on another case. Peter advises he to stay away from Neal Neal tells Jones he doesn't think Rebecca actually cares about him. After the discussion with Peter, Rebecca texts Neal for a meeting in a local park. With the FBI listening she tells him about the meeting with Peter. Neal says he has to run and can't trust anyone. He kisses her and says "this is good-bye." She is about to tell him who she really is when she notices the undercover agents nearby. Neal tries to save it but Rebecca knows what happened and runs. She gets away from the agents and steals a cab. Rebecca gets away and the team scrambles to find her. Since the cove is blown the FBI tears apart her apartment. While they search a shot comes through the window, grazing Neal's arm. Neal tells Peter he thinks it was a warning shot, meaning they might have bee close to something. He heads back inside with Peter and they look in the radiator. They find her 'Go Bag,' with cash and fake IDs. Peter and Neal realize they still need more proof before they have anything legit on Rebecca. They retrace her steps following the Siegel murder and thinks that she may have dumped her gun into a sidewalk that was being built. The city tears apart the sidewalk and they find a gun. One of the bullets contained Rebecca's fingerprints. Peter comes in and says they've discovered Rebecca used to be and MI5 agent named Rachel Turner who sold confidential information. Neal thinks this is evidence she never actually cared about him and wants to use himself as bait. Peter won't do it and sends him home. Neal calls Rebecca and leaves her a voicemail. He says he has the location of the diamond and knows she has the blackmail tape. Neal tells Mozzie he's offered Rebecca a trade. Mozzie points out that they don't actually know the location of the diamond and points out if the feds bring in Rebecca they'll find the tape and Neal goes back to prison. Rebecca texts Neal with another meet location. Neal goes to see Rebecca alone. He holds up a piece of paper he says contains the location. They make an exchange and he tells her to run away with him and says he no longer cares about the diamond. She doesn't buy it and starts to leave. He gives her back the blackmail video and they kiss. He then handcuffs them together, smashes the video and says the feds are on the way. She pulls out a gun, shoots off the cuffs and sneaks out a side entrance. Rebecca quickly finds herself surrounded and Peter puts on another pair of cuffs and arrests her for murder. Peter tells Neal he's headed to Washington in two weeks to be a section chief. He says Jones will be his handler, but Neal isn't sure that's a good idea. Peter disagrees and seems fine with what's transpired. Neal tells Mozzie he still wants to go after the diamond. Elizabeth returns home. Peter pulls out champagne and they celebrate. She tells him she's gotten an exciting job of her own at the National Gallery in DC. Neal gets a collect call from Rebecca in prison. She makes him a promise: "I'll see you soon."
23 Jan 2014Description ▼
Open with Peter and Neal talking about the former's move to DC and the latter's next handler. Neal says he's talked to a lawyer about having his sentence dropped and a recommendation from Peter would be huge. At the office Jones tells the guys Rebecca will be indicted the following morning. Peter and Neal bag the evidence themselves and then crack a beer. One of Rebecca's burner phones starts ringing in one of the evidence boxes. It's a message from a guy looking for her "services." Peter wants to put new mother Diana on the job, posing as Rebecca for this potential suspect. Mozzie drops by Neal place and tells him about being haunted by the codex floating around in his brain. They talk about the fact they are probably the only people still looking for the diamond. Mozzie has visions of the diamond financing a huge criminal empire. Peter calls Neal back to the office where Diana is back at her desk for the first time. Diana calls back the man from the burner. Diana demands an in-person meet. Unfortunately he's been briefed on Rebecca's "signal" and is expecting Diana to know this. Rebecca is brought in to White Collar. Peter sits down with her and asks for the signal. Rebecca figures out that she's gotten a job and says she'll only tell Neal after talking to him "about a few things." Peter passes, but she says she'll give up the signal in exchange for seeing Neal. It is a watch worn upside down set to a certain time. Neal sits down with Rebecca at the same time Diana is conducting the meeting. The man confirms Diana's watch then leads her to an unknown indoor location. From the truck Jones is able to ID the man as Conrad Werth, who had been investigated by the SEC. Jones leaves to back up Diana. Neal and Rebecca argue over whether their relationship was genuine. She thinks what they had was real and says Neal saw "the true me." She thinks he still has feelings for her but he's adamant "it's over." Werth brings Diana to his new office. Jones is there as well, watching from nearby. Werth asks Diana for information about a specific story in Rebecca's past, saying he doesn't believe she's Rebecca. Neal is wearing an earpiece and Peter asks him for help. Neal and Rebecca work out on a deal where they each answer questions. Diana is able to convince Werth. Werth wants her to steal a thumb drive for him. Rebecca asks Neal if he's still going after the diamond. She wonders what he'll do if he finds it while being tracked by the FBI. He says regardless she won't be a part of it and she looks hurt. Jones tells Neal that Werth it targeting the offices of a hedge fund run by Ian Dybek. When Dybek and Werth were investigated Dybek fired Werth. After Peter informed Dybek of the security threat Dybek left work with the thumb drive. The team thinks a critical algorithm must be on the drive, perhaps something related to a potential criminal operation worth billions. Peter tells Elizabeth about Neal's interest in being set free. Peter says he thinks Neal needs rules and structure after being hurt by Rebecca. Neal helps Diana with the thumb drive. While they observe Dybek and his wife leave home, Diana gets a frantic call from her nanny. Neal goes it alone, entering the Dybek home. The reason the nanny called Diana is because Mozzie come over posed as a gas man. He was testing the nanny's quality and freaks her out so much that she quits on the spot. Diana lets Mozzie take over for the day. Neal breaks into Dybek's safe. He grabs the thumb drive just as the Dybek's mistress stops by in lingerie. Neal takes off his clothes and gets into one of Ian's robes, pretending to be Ian's wife's boyfriend. Ian returns home and Neal has her help distract him while he sneaks out. Peter is upset with Diana for allowing Neal to go in alone. She defends her call and says she stands by the decision given the timeline. It turns out the drive was exactly what they though, a serous of buy/sell commands that will put the market into a nosedive. It would have made Werth rich while torpedoing the economy. The team tricks Ian with a fake thumb drive that serves to allow the team into his computer. But once he plugs in the drive he gets a text that Rebecca is in prison. He pulls a gun on Diana, who stands by her story long enough to get his gun. Peter and Jones move in and make the arrest. Peter isn't sure who blew their cover. Afterwards Jones finds out the text came from the correctional center where Rebecca is being held. Peter is furious about the security breach and Diana has to calm him down. Mozzie seems to be getting along famously with Diana's son. While looking at Teddy's mobile Mozzie has a breakthrough about Mosconi's codex. Peter asks Neal if he thinks he can go straight. Neal says "yes," but Peter says he's not sure he can believe it. At this point almost everybody in the station gets a call. Rebecca has escaped. Mozzie goes to Neal's place and leaves Neal a voicemail about what he' figured out. We see that Rebecca is listening from Neal's balcony.
30 Jan 2014Description ▼
We open with Neal and Peter reviewing Rebecca's escape. She badly beat a corrections officer and walked out of the facility in the uniform. They realize she will have changed her appearance and grabbed one of her extra Go Bags. But they also know she won't leave town without the diamond. Neal gets a call. At Neal's apartment they see that Mozzie was jumped by Rebecca. He finds a needle mark on his arm and wonders if perhaps he was given a truth serum to gain info on the diamond. A burner phone rings in one of Neal's books. It's Rebecca, who says she's given Mozzie a fatal poison. If Neal doesn't find her the diamond he'll be dead in approximately five hours. Mozzie won't go the hospital, instead preferring to help Neal and Peter find the jewel. Peter helps them look at the Mosconi symbols. They figure out they must represent latitude and longitude and trace the numbers to a Fort Totten in Queens. It was designed by the Masons and would have been active when Mosconi was living in New York. Jones tells Diana about Mozzie being poisoned by Rebecca. She decides to check on recent police incident reports. There was a robbery at the greenhouse of Hanawalt Pharmaceuticals. They decide to check it out. Neal, Peter and Mozzie arrive at Totten. They are greeted at the gate by a ranger named Hopper who says he'll help however he can. With Mozzie's symptoms growing worse they begin to search the fort. Mozzie spots a stairwell and they climb. They head to another area where Mozzie proceeds to fall to the ground. Before he passes out he says "Oh, now I see." Mozzie is taken away by ambulance. Peter tells him Elizabeth will be waiting for him there. Peter and Neal realize Mozzie had been looking at the ceiling when he made his last comment and return to the area. They spot a hexagon and decide they need to reach even higher, to ascend the way the Masons always aspired. Diana and Jones look at the greenhouse footage and see Rebecca pulling plant after plant, clearly in an effort to fool anybody who saw the film. Jones thinks she stopped at one particular plant near the edge of the camera's reach. On the roof Neal and Peter find a flagpole. They look 33 degrees from that spot and see the gun powder room, which would have been a heavily-guarded room at the time. Neal finds some bricks that are actually clay, painted to look like brick. They break it open and find the diamond. Neal calls Rebecca and tells her he has the diamond. She gives them a location and warns them no funny business. Peter wants to arrange back-up but Neal thinks it's too dangerous. While Peter makes the arrangements Neal thinks it all sounds too easy. At this moment Rebecca shows up with her gun drawn. She takes the diamond, then tells Neal she'll tell them the antidote as soon as she's safely out of the city. Neal is pissed. She locks Neal and Peter in a cell and runs off. Diana and Jones think that Rebecca gave Mozzie deadly nightshade. The doctor wants to wait until the results come back, but Elizabeth demands she give Mozzie the medication immediately. Neal and Peter kick their cell door down. Hopper shows up and tells them Elizabeth said Mozzie is responding to his treatment. Neal rushes up and starts talking to Rebecca as her helicopter circles. He tells her to check her pocket and she discovers the diamond is missing. She points her gun at him and he says he doesn't have it anymore. Cut to Peter and we see him pull it out of his pocket. Rebecca's helicopter takes off, likely having heard that the city's law enforcement community is on its way. Rebecca briefly thinks about trying to trade Neal for the diamond, holding her gun to his head, but he gently reminds her that it's over. Neal, Peter, Elizabeth celebrate at Mozzie's bedside. They let Mozzie hold the diamond. Peter says he's going to turn the diamond over to the State Department. After Peter and Elizabeth leave, Mozzie reminds Neal that he still isn't free. Neal leaves the hospital and it looks as if he's being followed. Neal arrives at the bureau and asks Peter if something's up. Peter says he's made a call to Washington and told them Neal deserves his freedom. Neal's release is in motion and may happen in a few days. Peter threatens to hunt him down if he pulls anything illegal. Neal tells Mozzie about his freedom and says he's "giving up the life." Neal wants to travel. Mozzie thinks Neal living without the finer things is like him having no oxygen. Neal turns around and spots a man in the shadows. Peter gets a call from DC. Neal goes to Peter's place and is told that the FBI director thinks his escape to Cape Verde last year ruined his chances for release. Peter has been told the FBI considers Neal an asset and does not want to lose him. A furious Neal storms away. Peter goes inside and tells Elizabeth about Neal having to serve his sentence at White Collar. Peter doesn't want to go DC now and Elizabeth is behind his decision. But she's still going to work in DC and Peter understands why. Mozzie and Neal talk about his future. Neal still wants his freedom, "however I can get it." Mozzie walks off and Neal spots the man who has been following him. The man says "I'm about to become the last person on Earth who knows where you are," and two other men stick a bag over Neal's head and throw him into a van. The vehicle drives off, the driver tossing Neal's broken anklet into the back of a passing truck.
06 Nov 2014Description ▼
Neal discovers that the one who grabbed him, is Rebecca's partner who wants Neal to help him steal the diamond. But Neal says it's impossible because the FBI has it. He then tells Neal, if that's the case then he doesn't need him and he's about to get rid of Neal when he gets a phone call. Based on what Neal was able to overhear of his conversation, Neal surmises he needs the diamond to gain entry into a thieves' organization. He suggests another way to prove his worth and he accepts. Peter tries to find Neal and with help from Mozzie he finds where Neal was being held and Neal left him a message. Peter then takes the place of a man, Neal would go to get what he needs for the job. Neal manages to pass to Peter why eh is doing this so Peter gives him time to do it
2Return to Sender
13 Nov 2014Description ▼
In order to cement his trust with the Pink Panthers, Neal must align with a dangerous enemy from his past and obtain an extremely valuable artifact. Peter find it difficult to keep their secret from Neal and Mozzie. |
20 Nov 2014Description ▼
Neal feels conflicted about scamming an innocent mark while running a con for the Pink Panthers. Meanwhile, Peter is working with a reckless Interpol agent who could put their entire operation in jeopardy. |
04 Dec 2014Description ▼
With the Pink Panthers having gone silent, Peter and Neal focus on a case dealing with someone from Mozzie's past, who's returned to tie up loose ends and pull another con, this one at Mozzie's expense. |
11 Dec 2014Description ▼
With a mole in the panthers now, Woodford has to find who it is while Neal and FBI have to figure out how they will bring the panthers down in their next heist. |
18 Dec 2014Description ▼
Neal will need a little helping hand with his latest heist, and the FBI agent will take part in the dangerous con during "Au Revoir." |
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