White Collar

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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White Collar – One Last Stakeout

by Alan Rapp on November 1, 2013

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White Collar - One Last Stakeout

Even after completing his deal with The Dutchman (Mark Sheppard), Neal (Matt Bomer) still finds himself under the former forger’s thumb when he blackmails Neal into stealing a single chapter of a rare manuscript from a local museum under the nose of both Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal’s new handler Special Agent David Seigel (Warren Kole). With no choice but to go through with the crime, Neal lifts the key card of a museum worker (Bridget Regan) and enlists the help of Mozzie (Willie Garson) to use another thief’s robbery of a more valuable piece to cover their crime (and create an excuse for Neal to be at the museum).

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White Collar – Out of the Frying Pan

by Alan Rapp on October 26, 2013

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“He reminds me of one of the Van Trapp children, and he’s a little over-eager,
but for the most part I like him.”

White Collar - Out of the Frying Pan

After arresting the owner of the world’s most notorious Black Market E-bay site, Neal (Matt Bomer) and his new handler Special Agent David Seigel (Warren Kole) turn their attention to catching as many of the site’s buyers as possible as Diana (Marsha Thomason) creates multiple false profiles to outbid for the stolen merchandise allowing the FBI time to track down as many buyers as possible and Peter (Tim DeKay) begins his new role as head of the White Collar Division. Trouble for Neal and his new partner starts early when the first name of anonymous buyers Seigel chooses to go after turns out to be Mozzie (Willie Garson).

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White Collar – At What Price

by Alan Rapp on October 19, 2013

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“The irony of this is not lost on me.”

White Collar - At What Price

White Collar begins its Fifth Season with the tables turned and Peter (Tim DeKay) languishing behind bars for six weeks. Needing to prove Peter’s innocence before the indictment which, even if later acquitted, would cost him his job in the FBI and Neal (Matt Bomer) his provisional freedom, the con man accepts a deal with the first criminal he helped Peter take down. The Dutchman (Mark Sheppard) guarantees Peter’s freedom if Neal forges a confession from his father and agrees to perform a job for the still incarcerated forger.

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White Collar – In the Wind

by Alan Rapp on March 6, 2013

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White Collar - In the Wind

In the Fourth Season finale Ellen’s (Judith Ivey) box of secrets is up for grabs. Having been told by Senator Pratt (Titus Welliver) the evidence implicates James (Treat Williams) and not the Senator, and realizing Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) have traced its location to the Empire State Building, Agent Callaway (Emily Procter) makes a deal with Peter to deliver the box to the FBI and let the chips fall where they may. However, after an unexpected meeting with his former boss (James Rebhorn) Peter is unsure who to trust.

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White Collar – The Original

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2013

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“I’ve had three different names, and a dozen different aliases, because of you. And to be an artist you have to know who you are.”

White Collar - The Original

Big changes are afoot as White Collar Division meets their new boss (Emily Procter) and Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) begin working together to find Ellen’s (Judith Ivey) evidence now that Peter knows Neal only lied to him under pressure from Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen). Visting an art gallery to test the validity of other piece brings Neal’s attention to what he  believes is an expensive forgery of a recently deceased artist. With nothing more concrete than Neal’s hunch Agent Callaway (Procter) orders Peter to move on to another case and give her “a quick, high-profile case to impress the Bureau.”

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White Collar – Shoot the Moon

by Alan Rapp on February 20, 2013

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White Collar - Shoot the Moon

Sara Ellis (Hilarie Burton) enlists Neal’s (Matt Bomer) help to protect Marie Antoinette’s original perfume on display at a gala as Peter (Tim DeKay) and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) plan a romantic weekend out of town. However everyone’s plans are put on hold when the gala is robbed by a Bonnie and Clyde pair of thieves (Jessica McNameeJackson Rathbone) who take the Burkes hostage.

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White Collar – Brass Tacks

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2013

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“You’re a real son of a bitch, Neal. But you’re the best damn son of a bitch I’ve ever seen.”

White Collar - Brass Tacks

While looking into the case that destroyed Neal’s (Matt Bomer) family and his father’s (Treat Williams) career as a police officer, Neal and Peter begin an investigation into Senator Pratt (Titus Welliver). Not only do they believe Pratt is one of the a former dirty cops who was on the Flynn’s payroll, but it’s also highly likely he is the man responsible for Ellen’s (Judith Ivey) death. While Peter gets the measure of the man, Neal uses his charm to get a look at the Senator’s itinerary from his attractive assistant which allows Diana (Marsha Thomason) to place a bug on the man’s phone.

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