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WHITE COLLAR Recap: ‘Under the Radar’

March 9, 2011 by  
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In the season two finale, we finally learn why the music box was such a big deal, why Kate was killed and why Mozzie has been building that fractal antenna. Questions are answered, for sure, but like any good cliffhanger, we’re left asking a lot as well.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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WHITE COLLAR Recap: Power Play

March 2, 2011 by  
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Note: Before we get into breaking down last night’s epsiode, I wanted to let all you WHITE COLLAR fans know that Marisa and Kath will be covering the WHITE PANEL event at the Paley Festival in L.A. on Saturday. We’ll be talking to Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay and the rest of the cast and creative team on the red carpet before the event, so if you have any questions you’d like to ask them,  email them to or tweet them to @GMMRtv or @MarisaRoffman (be sure to use the #GMMRPaley hashtag).

Can you believe we only have one episode left in the season? Last night’s episode was a big one, as Peter and Neal swapped identities, Neal [finally!] locked lips with Sara, and we [hopefully] moved a few steps closer to answers – and closure – about Kate.

Case of the Week

During a heatwave and subsequent city-wide energy crisis, Elizabeth’s client reveals that she suspects her boss,Andrew Stanzler, of creating the power blackouts. When Peter is late for his meeting with the skittish informant, Neal improvises and pretends to be Peter.

Peter: No questions, no laughing. Just do it. And never speak of this again.

Peter is thoroughly irritated – until he realizes that means he gets to play “Neal Caffrey.” Both men dive into their parts, learning more about each other’s worlds and enjoying a few perks of the roles along the way. (In other words, Neal gets to flash a badge and shout, “I’m FBI!” while Peter learns to pick pockets and, once again, looks good in black.)

After learning that Stanzler is looking for a thief, Peter – posing as Neal – signs up for the job in an effort to learn more about the energy trader’s activities. Neal – posting as Peter – is left to do the paperwork, which, of course, includes creating his own FBI credentials.

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WHITE COLLAR Recap: ‘Payback’

February 23, 2011 by  
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Does anyone else think we’re working up to a killer finale? What with Neal’s history playing such a prominent role in the past several episodes and the focus on his growing friendship with Peter, it seems like the show’s intensity is ratcheting up a few notches every week.

Last night’s episode had plenty of that emotion and depth, showcasing once again how close Neal and Peter are, as well as the dichotomy between the grifter Neal used to be and the “law man” he might be becoming.

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WHITE COLLAR Recap: Countermeasures

February 9, 2011 by  
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After two weeks of intense looks into Neal’s history and motivations, it was time for an episode focused on someone else. This week, we got a peek into June’s past . . . which naturally raised a lot of questions about Neal’s future.

Let’s get to it!

The Case of the Week

An old friend of June’s is released from jail and shows up. Neal is suspicious of the man’s motives and convinces Diana to look into him. A simple fingerprint check turns into a full-blown counterfeit case, making me wonder again how these cases just fall into Peter and Neal’s laps – and why they weren’t already buried under a dozen cases!

Nevertheless, they drop everything to investigate June’s friend, Ford, who – as it turns out – is running a con with his former cellmate, Joseph Ganz. After a dinner party turned covert operation reveals a few clues into Ford’s past and his plans, the man disappears with a counterfeit printing plate that Neal discovered in June’s house.

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WHITE COLLAR: ‘What Happens in Burma’

February 2, 2011 by  
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After an episode so solely focused on back story and the music box mystery, we were bound to face a week without any mention of the box – or Kate, Alex or Sara, for that matter.

We did, however, continue to learn more about Neal Caffrey and his background.

The Case of the Week

Peter and Neal are summoned by the undersecretary of Asian affairs, who asks them to help an American college student accused of stealing an enormous ruby from Burma (or Myanmar, as the country’s people prefer to call it).

Neal: No pigeons were harmed in the mining of this ruby.

The student – who, as it turns out, is the diplomat’s estranged son – is being held in a Burmese prison and is just one week from a conviction that will likely mean he never returns to the United States.

This case is completely out of the realm of Peter and Neal’s normal caseload – and, I suspect, out of their jurisdiction as well. The barely there connection is a rumor that the 237-carat ruby the American student is accused of stealing has, indeed, been stolen and is in Manhattan.

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White Collar: ‘Forging Bonds’

January 26, 2011 by  
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Finally! At long last we learn how Neal became a con artist, how he met Mozzie, Kate and Alex, how Peter tracked Neal down, and what Mozzie looks like with hair.

Neal and Peter have both discovered that Vincent Adler is the man behind Kate’s death, and in this episode, they sat down over some beers (and a questionable bottle of wine) for a walk down memory lane. It was interesting to see the story unfold from both perspectives and see how the pieces fit together to form the white collar crimes team we know and love today.

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WHITE COLLAR Recap: Burke’s Seven

January 19, 2011 by  
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Welcome back, White Collar fans! I’m glad to be back, recapping the adventures of our favorite FBI/con artist team. Just like last summer, I’ll split these posts into two main parts: the Case of the Week and the Music Box Mystery. Then it will be your turn to weigh in as we revel in the bromance of Neal and Peter while unraveling the conspiracies and questions surrounding them both.

Let’s get started!

It’s been a long, cold winter while we wait to find out what happened to our beloved Mozzie. Will he make it? And almost as important, will they give his real name at the hospital?

In typical White Collar fashion, we aren’t kept waiting for answers. We see Mozzie rushed to the hospital, briefly flatline (nooooo!) and then recover enough to lie peacefully in a medically induced coma.

Peter is sympathetic and concerned, but he’s not about to let Neal wait around in Mozzie’s hospital room. Peter reminds his friends that “there’s nothing you can do for him here. But there’s something you can do out there”.

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