White Collar Burke’s Seven S02E10 (USA)

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White Collar promotional poster

The pilot episode of White Collar was most definitely slick and smart, as well as charming, as Matt Bormer will charm the pants off anyone he meets as his suave alter ego Neal Caffrey.

This show most definitely fits in the USA Network’s slew of shows, which include Burn Notice and Royal Pains. It has good pacing and interesting chemistry between Matt Bormer and Tim DeKay, something that isn’t easy to fake. They work well on the screen, there is no denying this.

Basically, Dekay’s Burke is a white collar specialist who put Bormer’s Caffrey away a few years ago. In order to reduce his sentence a bit further, after having escaped a super max jail, Caffrey offers to help Burke to catch the illusive Dutchman, a criminal that Burke has also been chasing for a few years. This setup kind of reminds me of Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can as well as The Sting with Redford and Newman.

What’s also interesting, is that the guys don’t just keep this professional. They also involve their personal lives. Burke needs help to make his hot wife Elizabeth, played by Tiffani Thiessen, happy while Caffrey is searching for his wife that just vanished. All in all, a great show with good actors. I recommend it.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Julian Larssen shot Moz. He’s on his way to the ER. He survived. He’s in a medically induced coma. Burke wants Neil to help find who shot him. Larssen is the right hand of whoever has been manipulating Kate and Neil. They start working on trying to find all of Larssen’s aliases.

Neil calls all of the forgers in the city. He convenes a meeting. He wants them to give Larssen a specific ID. They wouldn’t do it for Neil, but they will do it for Moz. Moz wakes up. He can’t ID Larssen as the shooter. He doesn’t remember. Neil doesn’t know it, but Larssen is after him. Larssen confronts him. It’s a standoff. He offers up his employer to get out of the city.

The next day, Larssen uses the ID to get out of the city. They find him and arrest him.

Moz says that the coded equation that was in the music box builds something. Larssen took his notes, so his employers have it too.

They found a gun. The barrel has been filed down, so they can’t match it to a bullet. They found Peter’s print on the inside of the gun. DOJ is here to investigate this. They have to let Larssen go. Burke is suspended and asked to leave the building. Larssen got the print from Peter’s mug that went missing. They have him on tape, but he hid his face with a hat. He was on Peter’s computer. He erased something from his own file. He erased the name Frederick Bilal, a Nigerian prince. He deals in a lot of import and export out of NY harbour. Burke calls in a favour from Sarah. They get into the club. Peter gets close to Bilal. Larssen smuggles something out under one of his aliases on a yacht.

Peter and Diana bring in Jones to the fold. Neil tells Sarah. They are going to run a little con on Bilal and Larssen.

A lady who colours outside the lines?

Diana has to scare Bilal. Moz blocks the cell phones. They will make him phone their line. They will use Sarah’s voice synthesiser software to duplicate Larssen’s voice. It works. Bilal brings Larssen’s shipment to Neil. They find some relics from the Nazis inside the crate.

Sarah gets the DOJ to cooperate. They find Larssen with some latex fingerprints that match Burke’s. He was trying to frame Burke again. Larssen is able to escape, but Peter gets him before he’s gone.

Sarah offers to go investigate in Argentina. The crate was going there. Moz built the equation. It’s some kind of fractal design. Neil recognizes it from somewhere. He knows who is behind everything.

Larssen says that it’s Vincent Addler.

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