White Collar

White Collar – Diamond Exchange

by Alan Rapp on February 1, 2014

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White Collar - Diamond Exchange

As the show itself has pointed out, Neal‘s (Matt Bomer) attempt at reform means nothing until the power is put entirely in his hands, his anklet is removed, and the choice to go legitimate or return to his life of crime is put in his hands and his hands alone. Leading into the final commercial break of White Collar‘s Fifth Season’s finale (which if you are counting is one full year longer than Neal’s actual sentence) it appeared for an instant the show was ready to force some hard choices on Neal and Peter (Tim DeKay) as both had achieved everything they could have hoped for through their partnership. And in the last five minutes everything quickly falls apart as the show sets up one of its trademark cliffhangers leading into next season and what I expect, after a couple of episodes tying up loose ends, will be the return of the status quo.

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White Collar – Taking Stock

by Alan Rapp on January 26, 2014

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White Collar - Taking Stock

When a client calls looking for Rebecca (Bridget Regan) it means an importunity for Diana (Marsha Thomason) to get back in the field and for Neal (Matt Bomer) to sit down with the assassin who conned him. As Diana goes undercover it allows Mozzie (Willie Garson) to spend a little time with his namesake, her baby Theodore. Aside from being a terrific babysitter, Mozzie’s time with Theo will also lead to him make a huge discovery concerning the diamond leading into next week’s season finale.

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  • Title: White Collar – Shot Through the Heart
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White Collar - Shot Through the Heart

As Neal‘s (Matt Bomer) struggles to deal with the fact the woman he loves is nothing more than the perfectly-created profile created by a thief and murderer with her own agenda, and is forced to continue the relationship rather than tipping the FBI’s hand, Peter (Tim DeKay)and his team search for a way to bring Rebecca (Bridget Regan) down for the murders of both David Seigel (Warren Kole) and The Dutchman‘s (Mark Sheppard).

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White Collar – Live Feed

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2014

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White Collar - Live Feed

As Peter (Tim DeKay) contemplates taking a promotion to Washington D.C. he still struggles to come to terms with Neal‘s (Matt Bomer) latest deception and the unsolved murder of David Seigel (Warren Kole). The Dutchman‘s (Mark Sheppard) blackmail of Neal continues as as Hagen kidnaps Rebecca (Bridget Regan) as further incentive to force Neal to deliver the stained glass pieces. Despite making the trade Hagen refuses to release the new girl in Caffrey’s life until Neal and Mozzie (Willie Garson) solve the mystery the codex unlocks.

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White Collar – No Good Deed

by Alan Rapp on December 21, 2013

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White Collar - No Good Deed

White Collar‘s mid-season finale brings one of the missing gold coins from the season’s first episode to Peter‘s (Tim DeKay) attention. That, and the name of the fence (Micah A. Hauptman) who is moving them, will lead to Peter’s discovery of a large piece (but certainly not all) of the circumstances behind Neal‘s (Matt Bomer) involvement in the $1.8 million heist and how that money paid for Peter’s freedom by bribing a Federal prosecutor. Curiously, Neal keeps The Dutchman‘s (Mark Sheppard) name out of his confession leaving one more shoe yet to drop.

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White Collar – Digging Deeper

by Alan Rapp on December 14, 2013

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White Collar - Digging Deeper

When the full skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex on its way to the Natural Museum of History is stolen Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) go hunting CEO Brett Forsythe (Zeljko Ivanek) who has a known love for both ancient artifacts and a willingness to go to whatever lengths to acquire them. With Mozzie’s help, Neal crafts a copy of the T-Rex egg in their possession to sell to Forsythe in hopes that it may lead them to the skeleton.

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White Collar – Quantico Closure

by Alan Rapp on December 9, 2013

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White Collar - Quantico Closure

Peter (Tim DeKay) is surprised by the arrival of his old girlfriend (Kim Dickens) who enlists his help to take down a security analyst () who is selling a top-secret password-decrypting microchip on the black market. The return of his former flame from their time together in Quantico, and Peter’s inability to tell his wife about any aspect of the time they are spending together, makes Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) more than a little uncomfortable leading to Elizabeth enlisting the help of Neal (Matt Bomer) to try and discover what’s really going on.

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White Collar – Master Plan

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2013

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White Collar - Master Plan

When Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) grows suspicious that a lost heir (Zachary Booth) to a powerful fortune, and an old friend who she tutored as a child, may actually be a con man, Neal (Matt Bomer) goes undercover as the family’s new butler. After a crash course in the family from the longtime, and recently fired, butler (T. Ryder Smith), Neal takes his place to find possible proof that the heir is an impostor but the the man’s meticulous, and suspicious, nature of not leaving a single trace of himself (no fingerprints on a discarded glass, no usable DNA on his hairbrush or toothbrush) makes it more difficult than originally planned.

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White Collar – The Complete Fourth Season

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2013

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White Collar - The Complete Fourth SeasonThe search into Neal‘s (Matt Bomer) past dominates the Fourth Season of White Collar which begins with Neal and Mozzie (Willie Garson) living in exile in the Cape Verde Islands in a two-parter that eventually returns them to New York. Much of the season deals with Neal reconnecting with Ellen (Judith Ivey) up until her murder and working with her old friend Sam (Treat Williams) for answers concerning the truth about Neal’s father (which Sam knows better than anyone).

Highlights include the return of Alex (Gloria Votsis), the arrival of Emily Procter as the new head of White Collar Division,  Neal and Peter in the boxing ring, Mozzie lost in a Revolutionary War conspiracy, Peter faking an affair with Sara Ellis (Hilarie Burton), Neal going undercover to investigate a wealthy widow (Laura Vandervoort), Peter and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) being taken hostage by a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde (Jessica McNameeJackson Rathbone), Neal getting blackmailed by an art thief (Rebecca Mader), and the season finale which leaves Peter facing charges of murder.

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White Collar – Controlling Interest

by Alan Rapp on November 9, 2013

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White Collar - Controlling Interest

After sitting it out for two weeks following the death of Special Agent David Seigel (Warren Kole), Neal (Matt Bomer) returns to work with Peter (Tim DeKay) re-assuming his responsibilities as the con man’s handler. First up, the odd case of a confused former bank robber on the straight-and-narrow (David Call) who turns himself into the FBI after realizing he broke into a vault  and stole a large sum of (already stolen) money against his will. With the bank unhelpful and refusing to admit a robbery even took place, Peter and Neal perform a two-man con which lead the pair to a psychiatrist (Elizabeth Marvel) of both the criminal who committed the robbery and the criminal who was robbed.

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