This week “White Collar” hits the ballpark to stop the theft of Babe Ruth’s first home run ball. Tim Dekay does double duty this week not only starring as Peter but also directing his first episode of the series. Dekay does a great job as director and I look forward to him hopefully doing more of it in the future. Not only does most of the episode take place at the ballpark, but we also find out that Peter actually played baseball and was drafted by the Twins. The two learn about the plot to steal this important piece of sports memorabilia after the FBI locate Gordon Taylor, a beloved con man with no criminal record. He is a hired thief brough in to steal the ball for a wealthy sports fan. Mozzie and Neal are asked to help steal the ball and use it as the opportunity to the be the guys on the inside for the FBI. Neal impresses Taylor with his pool skills and the two are added to the crew. They steal the ball and leave a note for Peter under the stitching to where it is. The FBI recover the ball and arrest everyone involved except Taylor who is tipped off by Mozzie who is enamored by him. Meanwhile Peter is getting ready for Neal’s commutation hearing and asks Sara to be a witness on Neals behalf. Also, Agent Kramer is hell-bent on making sure Neal is not set free and finds hidden messages in old letters sent to Kate from prison. The episode ends with Neal arranging for him and Peter to have Yankee Stadium to themselves for a game of catch. A nice touching moment that the two share trying not to worry about what the outcome of the commutation hearing will be. Next week is the season finale and we will hopefully find out if Neal is done being a con-man and is now more interested in being on the opposite side of the law. “White Collar” air Tuesday 10pm on USA. I for one have my DVR set to record!
“White Collar” Goes to Yankees Stadium