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Talk Back: Winter Premiere of USA's "White Collar"

Not everything is what it appears to be, even on White Collar.

You had the chance to read my advance review of last night's winter premiere, but now that the episode has aired, I'm curious to hear what you thought. Did you think that Jeff Eastin and the writing staff managed to keep the tension throughout the hour while also keeping Neal and Peter's partnership intact? Did the episode live up to the fall finale cliffhanger? Is Kate playing Neal and secretly working with Fowler or does she really love Neal? Just where is this mysterious amber music box and what will Neal have to do to obtain it?

And, most importantly, are you hooked once more on White Collar?

Talk back here.

Next week on White Collar ("Bad Judgment"), Peter and Neal discover a connection between Fowler and an estate judge who's committing mortgage fraud and set out to take them both down.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
I enjoyed the resolution to the cliffhanger. I'm really glad the shows back and interested to see where the Kate storyline goes.
Asta said…
I was never unhooked. ;)

I never believed Peter was the bad guy, but I wondered how the writers were going to explain the closing reveal in 'Free Fall' away. They did a far better job than I expected. Peter's explanation made sense and, as I suspected, his motivations were born of a desire to protect Neal who he considers a friend. Though I think Peter and Neal may be mistaken in believing Fowler is THE guy behind whatever is going on.

The performances and dialogue - particularly Neal's with every line having a double meaning - were excellent. My one big problem which, to my mind, is going to be one for the run of the series is, if Neal's face was on the front page of the paper and presumably all over the internet, how can he ever successfully go undercover again?
Bella Spruce said…
I thought this was a really fun episode and perfectly in line with what the show should be. I'm not crazy about the actress that plays Kate, though. As he's written, Neal is a guy who could have any girl and I just don't see what's so special about Kate. I think they needed someone more charismatic in the role.

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