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** Doubles as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: As soon as Mozzie finds out that he's being sent to an FBI safehouse, he starts demanding a very precise list of things he'll need, including silk pajamas and his electric toothbrush. He ends up using the requested items to sneak out of the safehouse so he can meet up with Deluca. This means that Mozzie concocted his entire escape plan ''in about five seconds.''

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** Doubles as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: As soon as Mozzie finds out that he's being sent to an FBI safehouse, he starts demanding a very precise list of things he'll need, including silk pajamas and his electric toothbrush. He ends up using the requested items to sneak out of the safehouse so he can meet up with Deluca. This means that Mozzie concocted his entire escape plan ''in about [[XanatosSpeedChess five seconds.seconds]].''



** 4) At said bachelor's auction, Neal [[ItMakesSenseInContext deliberately makes himself really unpopular]], so nobody bids for him. To save him from embarassment, Diana (also undercover) quickly "buys" him. Out of gratitude, he makes her a fancy dinner. The fact that their IncompatibleOrientation means it's totally platonic actually makes it sweeter.

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** 4) At said bachelor's auction, Neal [[ItMakesSenseInContext deliberately makes himself really unpopular]], so nobody bids for him. To save him from embarassment, embarrassment, Diana (also undercover) quickly "buys" him. Out of gratitude, he makes her a fancy dinner. The fact that their IncompatibleOrientation means it's totally platonic actually makes it sweeter.


** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome: As soon as Mozzie finds out that he's being sent to an FBI safehouse, he starts demanding a very precise list of things he'll need, including silk pajamas and his electric toothbrush. He ends up using the requested items to sneak out of the safehouse so he can meet up with Deluca. This means that Mozzie concocted his entire escape plan ''in about five seconds.''

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** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: As soon as Mozzie finds out that he's being sent to an FBI safehouse, he starts demanding a very precise list of things he'll need, including silk pajamas and his electric toothbrush. He ends up using the requested items to sneak out of the safehouse so he can meet up with Deluca. This means that Mozzie concocted his entire escape plan ''in about five seconds.''



*** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Their platonic date happens to be in the van, while they're listening in on Peter's "date" with Selina. Their reactions to realizing that Peter can tango are just priceless. Also, Diana refers to Sara as "Insurance Investigator Franchise/{{Barbie}}." The whole scene is just hilarious and adorable.

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*** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}. Their platonic date happens to be in the van, while they're listening in on Peter's "date" with Selina. Their reactions to realizing that Peter can tango are just priceless. Also, Diana refers to Sara as "Insurance Investigator Franchise/{{Barbie}}." The whole scene is just hilarious and adorable.



* At the end of ''Most Wanted,'' Peter asks Mozzie to return to New York with them. Mozzie refuses, choosing instead to stay in Cape Verde and continue living the island paradise dream. In ''Diminishing Returns,'' Neal walks into his apartment and finds...Mozzie, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny playing an obscure card game with a group of odd-looking foreigners.]] When Neal asks why he came back, Mozzie sort of dances around the answer, but the reason is obvious: he came back because he missed Neal, proving once again that when it comes down to it, Mozzie will always choose Neal over the treasure.

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* At the end of ''Most Wanted,'' Peter asks Mozzie to return to New York with them. Mozzie refuses, choosing instead to stay in Cape Verde and continue living the island paradise dream. In ''Diminishing Returns,'' Neal walks into his apartment and finds...Mozzie, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments playing an obscure card game with a group of odd-looking foreigners.]] When Neal asks why he came back, Mozzie sort of dances around the answer, but the reason is obvious: he came back because he missed Neal, proving once again that when it comes down to it, Mozzie will always choose Neal over the treasure.


* In ''Free Fall'', [[spoiler:Neal is being arrested in the FBI office, on what we later find out to be false charges, and Peter says Neal is his responsibility. Peter handcuffs Neal but before leaving the room together, Peter takes his suit jacket that was hanging on a chair and puts it over Neal's handcuffed hands so as they leave the office in front of all the staff, Neal (and Peter) can retain a modicum of dignity]].

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* In ''Free Fall'', [[spoiler:Neal is being arrested in the FBI office, on what we later find out to be false charges, and Peter says Neal is his responsibility. Peter handcuffs Neal but before leaving the room together, Peter takes his suit jacket that was hanging on a chair and puts it over Neal's handcuffed hands so as they leave the office in front of all the staff, Neal (and Peter) can retain a modicum of dignity]].dignity]].
* Peter and Elizabeth's whole relationship, really. It's the sort of marriage that, in most Cop Dramas, would be on the rocks: The FBI Agent husband who's MarriedToTheJob and hardly ever has time to spend with his wife; it would normally be a source of stress for the wife, to the point of inevitably breaking up the marriage, but not here. It isn't always easy, but Peter and Elizabeth make it work.


*** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Their platonic date happens to be in the van, while they're listening in on Peter's "date" with Selina. Their reactions to realizing that Peter can tango are just priceless. Also, Diana refers to Sara as "Insurance Investigator Barbie." The whole scene is just hilarious and adorable.
* A subtle one from ''Taking Account'': When Neal and Sara take control of the thief's bank account, Neal writes down new information for Sara to put in, including two security questions and their answers. One of the questions was "What is your mother's maiden name?" The name Neal writes for Sara to use is Mitchell. Seems pretty random, until a few episodes later; in ''Pulling Strings'', we learn Elizabeth's maiden name: Mitchell. ''Neal thinks of Elizabeth as his mother.''
* Several in ''As You Were'':

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*** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Their platonic date happens to be in the van, while they're listening in on Peter's "date" with Selina. Their reactions to realizing that Peter can tango are just priceless. Also, Diana refers to Sara as "Insurance Investigator Barbie.Franchise/{{Barbie}}." The whole scene is just hilarious and adorable.
* A subtle one from ''Taking Account'': "Taking Account": When Neal and Sara take control of the thief's bank account, Neal writes down new information for Sara to put in, including two security questions and their answers. One of the questions was "What is your mother's maiden name?" The name Neal writes for Sara to use is Mitchell. Seems pretty random, until a few episodes later; in ''Pulling Strings'', "Pulling Strings", we learn Elizabeth's maiden name: Mitchell. ''Neal thinks of Elizabeth as his mother.''
* Several in ''As "As You Were'':Were":



* In ''Countdown'', when Peter admits to being friends with Neal in front of his mentor, smiling when he says it.
* ''Checkmate'' has several.

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* In ''Countdown'', "Countdown", when Peter admits to being friends with Neal in front of his mentor, smiling when he says it.
* ''Checkmate'' "Checkmate" has several.



** For this troper, it's Tim [=DeKay's=] ''amazing'' acting that makes ''Checkmate'' so powerful. He delivers the sheer anger and raw emotion of a man whose wife is in danger to absolute perfection. The way his voice shakes when he talks to El on the phone, the hatred in his eyes and barely contained self-restraint when he meets up with Keller...all of it is so beautifully done.

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** For this troper, it's It's Tim [=DeKay's=] ''amazing'' acting that makes ''Checkmate'' "Checkmate" so powerful. He delivers the sheer anger and raw emotion of a man whose wife is in danger to absolute perfection. The way his voice shakes when he talks to El on the phone, the hatred in his eyes and barely contained self-restraint when he meets up with Keller...all of it is so beautifully done.



* In ''Upper West Side Story'', Peter is posing as a man enrolling his son in a prep school as part of an undercover assignment. Someone at the school asks Peter about his son. Peter describes Neal.

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* In ''Upper "Upper West Side Story'', Story", Peter is posing as a man enrolling his son in a prep school as part of an undercover assignment. Someone at the school asks Peter about his son. Peter describes Neal.



** The whole episode is full of moments like that. It takes place very soon (as in weeks) after ''Checkmate'', and it's obvious that Neal and Peter both want to get things back to normal, but Peter is still shaken up over everything that happened. We're not seeing the FBI agent keeping his criminal on a tight leash, we're seeing Peter acting very much like a father who's proud of his son for finally doing the right thing, but at the same time, he's having to practice tough love, trying to make Neal understand that there are consequences for his actions.
* Near the end of ''Pulling Strings'': There's just something sweet about Diana telling Neal that he's earned the right to handcuff a bad guy. Must've been a great feeling for Neal, to be on the ''other'' side of a pair of cuffs.
* Although it's never really a big point of contention between them, the jabs they occasionally take at each other make it obvious that Peter doesn't really get Neal's passion for unusual art, and Neal doesn't understand Peter's love of baseball. ''Stealing Home'' ties the two things together beautifully with a scene that this troper has taken to calling "The Reconciliation of Art and Baseball."

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** The whole episode is full of moments like that. It takes place very soon (as in weeks) after ''Checkmate'', "Checkmate", and it's obvious that Neal and Peter both want to get things back to normal, but Peter is still shaken up over everything that happened. We're not seeing the FBI agent keeping his criminal on a tight leash, we're seeing Peter acting very much like a father who's proud of his son for finally doing the right thing, but at the same time, he's having to practice tough love, trying to make Neal understand that there are consequences for his actions.
* Near the end of ''Pulling Strings'': "Pulling Strings": There's just something sweet about Diana telling Neal that he's earned the right to handcuff a bad guy. Must've been a great feeling for Neal, to be on the ''other'' side of a pair of cuffs.
* Although it's never really a big point of contention between them, the jabs they occasionally take at each other make it obvious that Peter doesn't really get Neal's passion for unusual art, and Neal doesn't understand Peter's love of baseball. ''Stealing Home'' "Stealing Home" ties the two things together beautifully with a scene that this troper has taken to calling "The Reconciliation of Art and Baseball."



* In the Season 3 finale, ''Judgment Day'', Peter speaks in favor of Neal's commutation, giving a very heartfelt and convincing argument for why Neal should be set free. [[spoiler:Too bad Neal had to ruin it by running. The heartbreaking part is that while he's making the speech, ''Peter knows Neal is running''.]]

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* In the Season 3 finale, ''Judgment Day'', "Judgment Day", Peter speaks in favor of Neal's commutation, giving a very heartfelt and convincing argument for why Neal should be set free. [[spoiler:Too bad Neal had to ruin it by running. The heartbreaking part is that while he's making the speech, ''Peter knows Neal is running''.]]


** This same sentiment is echoed in episode five, ''The Portrait,'' when Neal is waiting to meet up with Kate at Grand Central Station. Mozzie, worried that it might be a trap, shows up to help.

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** This same sentiment is echoed in episode five, ''The Portrait,'' "The Portrait", when Neal is waiting to meet up with Kate at Grand Central Station. Mozzie, worried that it might be a trap, shows up to help.


* Peter [[spoiler:naming his infant son after Neal.]]

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* Peter [[spoiler:naming his infant son after Neal.]]]]
* In ''Free Fall'', [[spoiler:Neal is being arrested in the FBI office, on what we later find out to be false charges, and Peter says Neal is his responsibility. Peter handcuffs Neal but before leaving the room together, Peter takes his suit jacket that was hanging on a chair and puts it over Neal's handcuffed hands so as they leave the office in front of all the staff, Neal (and Peter) can retain a modicum of dignity]].


** After Elizabeth is kidnapped, Neal has to get ahold of Mozzie, who's gone completely to ground after he and Neal had a falling out. The only way to contact him is through Mozzie's carrier pigeon, Estelle. The pigeon handler initially refuses to let Neal use Estelle, because Mozzie had told him that Neal might show up, and had said to send him away. Neal convinces the handler otherwise by recounting the story of Cher Ami, the carrier pigeon who flew through heavy enemy fire in WorldWarI and successfully delivered his message, saving two hundred lives.

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** After Elizabeth is kidnapped, Neal has to get ahold of Mozzie, who's gone completely to ground after he and Neal had a falling out. The only way to contact him is through Mozzie's carrier pigeon, Estelle. The pigeon handler initially refuses to let Neal use Estelle, because Mozzie had told him that Neal might show up, and had said to send him away. Neal convinces the handler otherwise by recounting the story of Cher Ami, the carrier pigeon who flew through heavy enemy fire in WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and successfully delivered his message, saving two hundred lives.


*** Just.....D'awww....



*** Just.....gaahhh!

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* Diana coming to Neal in ''Honour Among Thieves'' after he told her that if she needed anyone to talk to, he was there. For the most part, their relationship is pretty lighthearted, but Neal cares about her as much as he cares about Peter, and as much of a flake as he can be sometimes, he comes through when it counts.

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* In general, Neal and Diana's relationship. They may not be big on deep conversations or admitting that they care about each other, but their friendship is beautifully genuine.


* Peter's reaction after finding out that [[spoiler: Elizabeth is pregnant]].

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* Peter's reaction after finding out that [[spoiler: Elizabeth is pregnant]].pregnant]].
* In the series finale, Mozzie gifts his prized teddy bear Mozart to [[spoiler:Peter's son]].
* Peter [[spoiler:naming his infant son after Neal.]]

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* In the Season 6 premiere, Peter is on the phone with Elizabeth and eating cold cereal. Then there's a rattling and someone picks his backdoor open, and Peter goes for his gun... to find Mozzie, who came over to bring him dinner because Elizabeth knew he wouldn't be eating well. And then Peter invites Mozzie to stay for dinner and opens a beer for him.


** For that matter, Mozzie coming back for Diana after almost abandoning her when she [[spoiler: goes into labor in one of his safehouses.]]

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** For that matter, Mozzie coming back for Diana after almost abandoning her when she [[spoiler: goes into labor in one of his safehouses.]]]]
* Peter's reaction after finding out that [[spoiler: Elizabeth is pregnant]].

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** The way it's done is just beautiful. Peter is alone in the office, obviously distressed. He gets up to make coffee, but isn't able to concentrate on it. Then Jones walks in, tells him he's here to "catch up on some work. Peter thanks him, then offers him some coffee. Jones just smiles and says "You may want to put on more than one". Then the ''entire staff of the office walks in''. TrueCompanions indeed.


* When Neal goes to rescue Peter in Company Man without a second thought, despite the fact the Mozzie just told him Peter [[spoiler: has the music box]] The look on his face throughout that whole time also makes this a Tearjerker

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* When Neal goes to rescue Peter in Company Man without a second thought, despite the fact the Mozzie just told him Peter [[spoiler: has the music box]] The And the look on his face throughout that whole time entire scene also makes this a TearjerkerTearJerker.

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