Diminishing Returns last year when Neal taught you how to get the fence to pick up only the real diamonds. (Good episode by the way.) You know it can be done, Peter. Neal demonstrates the power of persuasion again by guessing the number in Peter's head. I remain uncomfortable at how easy he always makes this look. Neal: "In less than 20 seconds I got you to the number I wanted. Now think of Griffith and Summers. With that much time and influence, she could make him do anything she wanted. This guy's innocent." Head games are good and fine but they need actual proof. Neal gets the shrink; Peter takes the thief. Peter: "Neal, be careful. I do not want this therapist getting inside your head." Neal: "Please, I'm a wall." Famous last words, Neal, especially with one this tricky. Doc hands Neal water while Neal talks normalcy, which she doesn't think he can have. Neal: "That doesn't sound very encouraging." Oh encouragement isn't her thing; acceptance is. Neal: "I have to accept that I can't be normal." Doc: "You're too interesting to be normal." Nice save. Of course she insults him with her next breath, reminding me of early Sarah. They do some intricate verbal sparring with word association (see below) and then Neal makes the mistake of asking for her diagnosis. Neal: "I assure you I can handle it doctor." Well not if she calls you a sociopath. Sheesh! Neal turns her diagnosis back on her and gets her to admit her flaws, but he's obviously shaken. Neal: "I'm reformed." Doc: "Are you? Just because a person starts doing good things doesn't mean he wants to stop doing bad things." Neal gets defensive about being able to change but Doc asks if he really wants to. Point to Doc….especially since she drugged Neal's water. Yikes!
Best Scene: Neal drugged up
-I always enjoy when Neal is out of control because it happens so rarely. I like getting to watch Matt Bomer play with these situations. I'm only sad he didn’t start singing again.
Best Moment: tie - Peter tells Neal to watch his fingers with the X-Acto knife / Peter covers Neal up
-One of my favorite things about White Collar is the almost brotherly relationship between Peter and Neal. These were both great examples of that.
MVP: truth serum
Best Reason to Watch: verbal repartee
Season Theme?: Neal: "I'm reformed." Doc: "Are you? Just because a person starts doing good things doesn't mean he wants to stop doing bad things."
Moz: "What's worse, the Federal Bureau of Invasion has confined you to this impenetrable dog pound." Neal: "It's my apartment." Moz: "A sublimely spacious cell." Neal: "Does that make you my cellmate?" Moz: "I prefer the term misincarcerated." Neal: "That sounds like you just won a prison pageant." Moz: "A. I could. B. I'll work on a better term."
Neal: "Where do we start?" Peter: "Accounting scam." Neal: "Can we start over?" Peter: "You don't get to choose. I choose."
Moz: "I've heard stories." Neal: "You've heard them or have them." Moz: "What's the difference?" Neal: "The difference is you've been using my towels."
Moz: "Coincidence is fate's favorite tool. You're condemning yourself because there's no one else to blame."
Peter: "I don't have catnip."
Peter: "Watch your fingers."
Doc: "How long have you been keeping an eye on Mr. Caffrey?" Peter: "Eternally some might say."
Neal: "Bottom line, money may not be a problem for a guy like me." Peter: "I didn't hear that."
Neal: "I have to accept that I can't be normal." Doc: "You're too interesting to be normal."
Neal: "Alright, if you are going to live here, you can no longer cook here."
Neal: "What are you doing here, Moz? You should be out on the streets rebuilding yourself. You are smart. You are resourceful. You can do anything without a height requirement."
Moz: "Oh good. For the love of Thoreau, you can't simply wander off into the woods like that."
Peter: "You've done plenty. I'll take care of him."
Doc: "So you admit you still like to commit criminal acts." Neal: "I'm going to commit one right now as a matter of fact. Where's the money?"
Neal's Word Association Game: (Doc first - Neal second)
Job - Confined
Jealousy - Weak
Money - Prop
Women - Hope
Peter - Worthy
Theft - Capable
Caught - Oops
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