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** Just to spin an idea of how he could have done it: Addler, under an alias, buys a yacht roughly the same size as the U-boat. (Not hard for a billionaire.) Takes it out to within a couple of miles of the U-boat and fakes an engine explosion that causes it to sink. Greases a few wheels with people about the salvage of the yacht so that the designated recovery period is some time when no one will be around. They get it up and out of the water, possibly covering it up as they bring it up, maybe with attaching a few bits of scaffolding to make it more generally yacht-shaped. Then they can take all the time they want about getting it to land and transporting it to the holding facility... after all, they've got papers saying it's just the salvage of some rich idiot's $200 million dollar boat under the tarp, if they get stopped or anyone asks any questions.



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** Neal himself says that he attended quite a bit of college, enough to earn several degrees, just that he wasn't enrolled. (Which anyone can do, by the way, you don't even need to forge a student ID. You pay for having your work graded and earning a diploma that signifies your proficiency, the knowledge itself is essentially free if you just want to attend lectures.)



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*** New Yorkers are indeed rather infamous for thinking everything they see is somebody else's problem, so there's probably that. But anyway, who says no one saw him? They probably did see him... but it's not like Peter's psychically linked to the eyes of everyone in the vicinity. Unless they bothered to call the cops and report it, and the cops actually looked into it and filed a report, and that report also got flagged to Peter's attention, he wouldn't hear about it. And since Neal didn't actually do anything other than jump and parachute, people may have thought they were filming a TV show or something, spent a minute or two looking for the cameras, and then gone about their day.



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**** He did, but Neal also poured on his full charm on her, but she still never blinked and continued right after the mark she wanted. So it still counts as resisting Neal's charms.









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*** Except that Mozzie's actually the real force behind leaving. It could be he's feeling restless, and he's probably worried about Peter catching them, as well.



** [[spoiler: Alternatively, they locked him in the room quickly while grabbing Elizabeth and figured the barking could be a normal thing that the neighbors dismiss at first. Remember, though, that the neighbors -saw- the abduction (Jones' mentions the neighebors saw that Elizabeth was still alive when they took her) so it's not like they got away quietly. It's possible that Keller intended on making a scene to drive the point home.]]

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** [[spoiler: Alternatively, they locked him in the room quickly while grabbing Elizabeth and figured the barking could be a normal thing that the neighbors dismiss at first. Remember, though, that the neighbors -saw- the abduction (Jones' mentions the neighebors neighbors saw that Elizabeth was still alive when they took her) so it's not like they got away quietly. It's possible that Keller intended on making a scene to drive the point home.]]

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** Most fans seem to think the maximum security thing, at least, is because of the fact that he's an escape artist, and therefore a flight risk. I don't believe it's ever stated in canon, though.

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** You're forgetting that they did know Neal, though. As stated in the first episode, Peter knew everything about Neal, down to his shoe size, and, theoretically, Diana and Jones would have, as well, and would have known he wouldn't be a danger to her. Also, they had the place surrounded, so, unless Neal was carrying a gun, (another thing Peter, according to Neal himself, knew he didn't like,) he wouldn't have been able to really do that much damage in the short time before he was arrested. An argument could be made for using a knife, I suppose, but that would have provided Kate the opportunity to struggle. And, as an aside, it was actually Diana who suggested using Kate.



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** Also, faking a college ID with a mealplan sticker on it would allow him to eat for free in the 90s and early 00s, before those ID started being scanned. He could also access libraries, con students without suspicion, etc. Posing as a student and wandering between college campus sounds like a pretty plausible start for Neal Caffery.


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** Fairly long, but doesn't matter. It was long odds that Neal would just happen to be there when June came in to sell them. Extremely long odds don't mean 'impossible' or else no one would ever win the lottery.

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** That's probably partly intentional, Neal can never really get a point because being on the run is an ongoing thing. The show comes back to this again and again: being on the run is a life of constant stress and worry, and there's not any way to win at it. Until, of course, Neal arguably gets that point in the finale.


* Why was Neal in supermax? From skimming TheOtherWiki, supermax is reserved for the worst of the worst, like terrorists or gang leaders, not non-violent white-collar criminals.

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* Why was Neal in supermax? From skimming TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, supermax is reserved for the worst of the worst, like terrorists or gang leaders, not non-violent white-collar criminals.


* Holdup, Neal and Mozzie are guarding a multi-billion dollar treasure and their password system shows the characters they type in instead of replacing them with dots or asterisks? TVTropes has more security than that.

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* Holdup, Neal and Mozzie are guarding a multi-billion dollar treasure and their password system shows the characters they type in instead of replacing them with dots or asterisks? TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes has more security than that.


* I can't be the only one who sees Alex as the cliche "bad girl" character. Granted, I'm only just starting the season finale, but I absolutely cannot stand her. Everytime she's on screen I roll my eyes and wait for the next scene.
** Don't worry. She starts showing up much less in later seasons.
** This seems less of a Headscratcher and more a complaint.


** You don't know how guys work AT ALL, do you?

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