Great season three finale of “White Collar” this week, filled with great twists and the seasons most intense chase. Turns out the reason Agent Kramer has been digging up dirt on Neal is because he wants him to come to Washington and work for him indefinitely. The stolen Raphael that has been featured throughout the series is finally recovered in a great nail-biting chase sequence that has Neal leaping from passing Roosevelt Island trams. Peter and Sara don’t want Kramer taking Neal away and do whatever they can to make sure Neal isn’t in possession of the stolen painting. Neal visits a grandmother type figure from his past and we get a glimpse into his adolescence. With the exception of Jones everyone tells the committee that Neal should have his sentence commuted. Even Peter backs Neal who has grown to become more of a partner than a prisoner. Before we could find out what the committee has decided Kramer shows up determined to take Neal into custody. Peter signals Neal with nod and just like that Neal disappears. Turns out Mozzie stashed away some of the treasure and Neal cuts his anklet and the two take off. There is a tear in Neal’s eye as they fly away but it is quickly replaced with a sly smile and I bet he will be back next season. Until then I have my DVR set to record.
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!
Even an abundance of guest stars can’t keep “White Collar” from missing the mark this week. I really enjoy this series and typically find each episode to be a fun ride but something was off this week. I think it was a mix of having a crowded cast and that this weeks con was pretty lame. Hilarie Burton returned as Sara Ellis, Neal’s ex girlfriend and insurance claims extraordinaire. Was not feeling the chemistry between her and Neal and hope Neal moves onto a new love interest. Beau Bridges was also back as Agent Krammer and determined to dig up some dirt on Neal to make sure his sentence is not commuted. The whole will Neal be set free story line is nowhere as exciting as last seasons treasure and I am really missing the distrust Peter had last season. Peter did have a lot on his hands this week, he may not of worked the case but he had to deal with something much scarier… in-laws. Tom Skerritt and Debra Monk play Elizabeth’s parents who visit the Suit household for her birthday. Peter was so desperate to impress them and give Elizabeth the best Birthday ever that he even looked to Mozzie for help. Not sure I like the whole we are all friends direction the show has taken and prefered when there was more FBI vs. cons. Also this week we find out Diana and her lesbian lover are going to get married. Glad to see a bit more of Diana’s personal life and I support Gay marriage even when it is fictional. “White Collar” airs on USA 10pm Tuesday. I for one have my DVR set to record.
This week on “White Collar,” Neal and Peter go undercover at an elite Manhattan prep school to thwart an embezzlement plot. Guest star Dylan Baker plays the bad guy who is stealing the schools scholarship money. Daker is alway great, not really a scary bad guy unless you have seen Todd Solondz’s “Happiness” and are freaked out he is in a school. Neal finds himself undercover as an english teacher and not only saves the day but also plays Cupid (with the help on Mozzie) to two teenage star-crossed lovers. Neal does a bit of sucking up to Peter hoping he wont “tell the whole truth” about the treasure (which he doesn’t.) Neal seems genuinely happy with his life and really cares about Peter, whether Peter will accept him as a partner and not a criminal is yet to be seen. “White Collar” continues to be a clever show with really fun cons. Really looking forward to seeing where both Peter and Neal’s relationship and the season goes. “White Collar” airs Tuesday 10pm on USA, I for one have my DVR set to record!
Neal and the gang are back and not holding any punches in the midseason premiere of USA’s “White Collar.” A fantastic episode of the show my girlfriend likes to tease is a “soap opera” for guys. It looks like creator Jeff Eastin is shaking things up with a killer cliff hanger ending. The show also returned to its original title sequence after fans voiced their dislike on social media when they were changed in the beginning of season 3. in Tuesday’s episode titled “cheakmate” we learn that both Caffrey and Mozzie have really grown as people and are willing to give up the beloved treasure to save “Mrs. Suit” and continue the lives they have made for themselves. Thing is now the FBI is so thankful to Neal that he may be pardoned!!?? What this will mean for the show I don’t know but I look forward to finding out. “White Collar” air on USA Tuesday’s 10pm. I for one have my DVR set to Record!