History Series / WhiteCollar

19th May '17 11:29:11 PM nombretomado
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** In "Taking Account", Peter Burke states that he got a warrant by buying a good deal of the U.S. Attorney's child's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6BandCandy}} damn chocolate bars]]" to support their school. (Jeff Eastin acknowledged on his {{Twitter}} that this is a shout out co-writer to Jane Espenson.)

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** In "Taking Account", Peter Burke states that he got a warrant by buying a good deal of the U.S. Attorney's child's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6BandCandy}} damn chocolate bars]]" to support their school. (Jeff Eastin acknowledged on his {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} that this is a shout out co-writer to Jane Espenson.)
17th May '17 3:51:14 AM Cryoclaste
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** At the end of "Need to Know", Neal comments that he expected Peter's mustache to be more ''Series/MagnumPI'' and less [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] and was thus disappointed. Guess what he calls Peter when [[spoiler: he goes on the run.]]

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** At the end of "Need to Know", Neal comments that he expected Peter's mustache to be more ''Series/MagnumPI'' and less [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and was thus disappointed. Guess what he calls Peter when [[spoiler: he goes on the run.]]
29th Apr '17 3:42:53 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* NeverHarmAnInnocent: Neal is highly averse to cons that will involve hurting innocent people, which is one of the major traits that sets him apart from fellow conmen like Keller and makes him sympathetic.

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* NeverHarmAnInnocent: NeverHurtAnInnocent: Neal is highly averse to cons that will involve hurting innocent people, which is one of the major traits that sets him apart from fellow conmen like Keller and makes him sympathetic.
29th Apr '17 3:41:57 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* NeverHarmAnInnocent: Neal is highly averse to cons that will involve hurting innocent people, which is one of the major traits that sets him apart from fellow conmen like Keller and makes him sympathetic.


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* NonActionGuy:
** Neal. As an incredibly intelligent GuileHero, he's great at ''talking'' his way out of situations, but since he's averse to violence and DoesntLikeGuns, he's not much good at ''fighting'' his way out. The few times he does end up in a physical fight, he loses the upper hand pretty quickly and has to be saved by someone else. In one episode he's heard trying to persuade Peter that he should receive combat training since he's out in the field so much, but Peter understandably shoots this down.
** Mozzie, for similar reasons as Neal.
29th Apr '17 2:10:13 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: "Scott Free" has a particularly notable example in that the guilty party is actually guilty of the exact crime he's being framed for. There's this kid, right? Stealing from AssholeVictims JustLikeRobinHood. Only his latest heist was from ''another'' thief who's fully capable of killing "Robin Hoody" for the hell of it. Neal's solution? ''Put the loot back and call Peter.''

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: FramingTheGuiltyParty:
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"Scott Free" has a particularly notable example in that the guilty party is actually guilty of the exact crime he's being framed for. There's this kid, right? Stealing from AssholeVictims JustLikeRobinHood. Only his latest heist was from ''another'' thief who's fully capable of killing "Robin Hoody" for the hell of it. Neal's solution? ''Put the loot back and call Peter.''


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** The Season 5 premiere sees [[spoiler:Neal]] do this to [[spoiler:his father James]], the real killer in the murder that [[spoiler:Peter]] was wrongly arrested for, by forging a confession to the murder.
29th Apr '17 2:01:36 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The episode "Forging Bonds", which is about both falsifying financial instruments and building interpersonal relationships.
* DropInCharacter: Mozzie.



* DoubleMeaningTitle: The episode "Forging Bonds", which is about both falsifying financial instruments and building interpersonal relationships.
* DropInCharacter: Mozzie.
29th Apr '17 1:26:07 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** This is probably going to be the premise going into season five.

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** This is probably going to be Subverted with the premise going Season 5 premiere. [[spoiler:Peter ''was'' wrongly accused of killing Senator Pratt, but the real killer, Neal's father James, refuses to confess and help him, so Neal is forced into season five.FramingTheGuiltyParty by forging a confession from James to clear Peter]].



** Season two ends with [[spoiler:Neal in a room filled with a fortune in lost art/riches. With a look on his face that screams "BetterThanSex". He didn't steal it... but who did?]]
** Season three's summer finale ends with [[spoiler:Keller kidnapping Elizabeth.]]
** Season three's finale ends with [[spoiler: Neal fleeing the country with Mozzie.]]
** Season four's summer finale is [[spoiler: Neal finding out the guy calling himself Sam and helping him look into his past is actually his father James, who he last saw when he was three]] and then season four goes on to end with [[spoiler: James framing Peter for murdering a senator and disappearing again despite all Neal's desperation to get him to do the right thing.]]
** Season four's finale ends with [[spoiler:Neal's father murdering a US Senator, then leaving Peter to be arrested for it.]]
** And at the end of season five's finale, [[spoiler:Neal is kidnapped.]]

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** Season two 2 ends with [[spoiler:Neal in a room filled with a fortune in lost art/riches. With a look on his face that screams "BetterThanSex". He didn't steal it... but who did?]]
** Season three's 3's summer finale ends with [[spoiler:Keller kidnapping Elizabeth.]]
** Season three's 3's finale ends with [[spoiler: Neal fleeing the country with Mozzie.]]
** Season four's 4's summer finale is [[spoiler: Neal finding out the guy calling himself Sam and helping him look into his past is actually his father James, who he last saw when he was three]] and then season four Season 4 goes on to end with [[spoiler: James framing Peter for murdering a senator and disappearing again despite all Neal's desperation to get him to do the right thing.]]
** Season four's finale ends with [[spoiler:Neal's father murdering a US Senator, then leaving Peter to be arrested for it.]]
** And at the end of season five's Season 5's finale, [[spoiler:Neal is kidnapped.]]
29th Apr '17 1:22:04 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* ChekhovsGunman: Curtis Hagen was the show's StarterVillain, and returns to be the BigBad {{Chessmaster}} of Season 5. [[spoiler: Or so it seems...]]

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** Neal's tracking anklet serves as this in the series finale. [[spoiler:He spent most of Season 6 being entirely off-anklet due to being undercover in a semi-long-term, high-stakes operation. However, once they've caught the bad guys and Neal slips away with Keller, Neal--who knows that Keller plans to betray him--secretly puts his anklet back on to help Peter find him and and Keller in time to stop the latter.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman:
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Curtis Hagen was the show's StarterVillain, and returns to be the BigBad {{Chessmaster}} of Season 5. [[spoiler: Or so it seems...]]]]
** On a related note, [[spoiler:The ''real'' BigBad of Season 5 turns out to be Neal's girlfriend "Rebecca Lowe" a.k.a. Rachel Turner]].
** Matthew Keller as well. He's originally introduced in the Season 1 episode ''Bottlenecked'' as a former associate and rival of Neal's, but is arrested at the end of the episode. However, he breaks out of prison in ''Payback'', shows up again in Season 3 to try to [[spoiler:steal the Nazi treasure from Neal and Mozzie]], and reappears once more in [[spoiler:Season 6 as an undercover CI for Interpol, ending up in an EnemyMine situation with Neal who is also undercover]].


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* ContinuityCavalcade: The series finale has quite a few continuity nods, referencing how Neal and June met in the pilot, multiple references to how Neal and Mozzie met as revealed in ''Forging Bonds'', and [[spoiler:Keller references Kate's death in ''Out of the Box'', which also alludes to the rivalry they had over her (which was a big part of the tension between them in Keller's first episode, ''Bottlenecked'', but was not brought up in any of his appearances since)]].
28th Apr '17 10:48:46 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mozzie [[spoiler: sells the Degas painting to finance a bounty on Matthew Keller for murdering a fence he was friendly with, and to stop Keller from coming after Neil and their treasure.]] It isn't just the act itself; weird, quirky little Mozzie is chillingly calm as he [[spoiler: arranges with an intermediary for a CarnivalOfKillers to go after Keller.]] Turns out that if you ''really'' anger Mozzie, he's more dangerous than Neil...

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mozzie [[spoiler: sells the Degas painting to finance a bounty on Matthew Keller for murdering a fence he was friendly with, and to stop Keller from coming after Neil Neal and their treasure.]] It isn't just the act itself; weird, quirky little Mozzie is chillingly calm as he [[spoiler: arranges with an intermediary for a CarnivalOfKillers to go after Keller.]] Turns out that if you ''really'' anger Mozzie, he's more dangerous than Neil...Neal...



* CopsNeedTheVigilante: The series plays with this, as the FBI ''know'' the crook-of-the-week is operating out of a warehouse, but they do not have a warrant. So convicted felon Neil Caffrey, who works as a consultant, simply runs to the warehouse - where the FBI then tracks him using his monitoring bracelet, and can use probable cause to go inside. This follows under the heading of "an agent of the police can't do what the cops can't do".

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* CopsNeedTheVigilante: The series plays with this, as the FBI ''know'' the crook-of-the-week is operating out of a warehouse, but they do not have a warrant. So convicted felon Neil Neal Caffrey, who works as a consultant, simply runs to the warehouse - where the FBI then tracks him using his monitoring bracelet, and can use probable cause to go inside. This follows under the heading of "an agent of the police can't do what the cops can't do".



** In the finale, [[spoiler:Neil actually dresses up as a pilot, much like Abagnale famously once did.]]

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** In the finale, [[spoiler:Neil [[spoiler:Neal actually dresses up as a pilot, much like Abagnale famously once did.]]
19th Mar '17 12:28:37 PM MarkLungo
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''White Collar'' is a drama by Creator/USANetwork about a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin white collar]] GentlemanThief, Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), and Peter Burke, the FBIAgent supervising him (Tim [=DeKay=]) who work together, albeit begrudgingly, to stop [[WhiteCollarCrime white collar criminals]].

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''White Collar'' is a drama by Creator/USANetwork about a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin white collar]] GentlemanThief, Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), (Creator/MattBomer), and Peter Burke, the FBIAgent supervising him (Tim [=DeKay=]) who work together, albeit begrudgingly, to stop [[WhiteCollarCrime white collar criminals]].
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