White Collar

White Collar – Au Revoir

by Alan Rapp on December 20, 2014

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White Collar - Au Revoir

Ever since the end of the Third Season the post-FBI future of con man turned FBI informant Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) has been the show’s big looming unanswered question. Once his service was complete would Neal got back to his old ways or stay on the straight and narrow? As with the case of every single mid-season and season finale over the years, the show’s final episode ends on a bit of a cliffhanger with much left unsaid. Wrapping up the final season’s Pink Pather storyline, and Neal’s overall arc over the show’s six seasons, one thing it does reveal is that Neal (while changed by his experiences working for the FBI) still has equal parts angel and devil allowing him to end his tenure with the FBI on his terms.

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White Collar – Whack-A-Mole

by Alan Rapp on December 14, 2014

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White Collar - Whack-A-Mole

“Whack a Mole” sets up next week’s series finale as uncertainty and distrust creep back into Neal (Matt Bomer) and Peter‘s (Tim DeKay) relationship. Finally realizing the scope of the Pink Panthers’ plan, Neal relies on the assistance of both Mozzie (Willie Garson) and Peter to come up with an alternative (i.e. far less violent) plan that will allow the FBI to swoop in and catch the group with $500 million in stolen cash. And then of course there’s Keller (Ross McCall) and his his Interpol handler (Isaach De Bankolé) one of whom will turn up dead during the Panthers’ hunt for a mole inside their organization.

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White Collar – Uncontrolled Variables

by Alan Rapp on November 23, 2014

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White Collar - Uncontrolled Variables

You always hurt the ones you love. Continuing a theme which we’ve seen played out over the show’s six seasons, Neal‘s (Matt Bomer) latest assignment from the Pink Panthers forces the spy to work alongside Matthew Keller (Ross McCall) and ultimately destroy the life of a beautiful young woman (Laura Ramsey) who he has immediate chemistry with. Further complicating matters are the lengths both Keller and his Interpol handler (Isaach De Bankolé) are willing to go to (including leaving bodies in their wake) to take down the secret criminal cadre.

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White Collar – Return to Sender

by Alan Rapp on November 17, 2014

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White Collar - Return to Sender

After wrapping up the remaining threads of last season and introducing the possibility of Neal (Matt Bomer) finally winning his freedom last week, Neal’s mission to take down the secret organization of thieves known as the Pink Panthers begins in earnest with the return of old enemy Matthew Keller (Ross McCall). When Keller doesn’t expose Neal’s work with the FBI, and given that Russian officials state the man is still in prison, Neal deduces Keller has struck his own deal with Interpol to take down the Panthers opening the door to an explosive partnership that both men aren’t likely to survive unsinged.

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White Collar – Borrowed Time

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2014

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White Collar - Borrowed Time

White Collar begins its final season by picking up the pieces of last season’s cliffhanger. The reveal of who took Neal (Matt Bomer) and why is a bit disappointing (honestly, the man’s plan to kidnap Neal and make him a fugitive in order to retrieve something in the FBI’s possession which he can no longer accomplish is pretty shotty thinking). However, the man’s need of a big score opens up a new door for Neal setting the stage for the show’s final season and the remaining days of Neal’s work for the FBI.

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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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