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On the other hand Neal lies to Peter a lot and despite everything does not . The relationships among many characters in this show is quite honestly in other tv shows, and that's why White Collar is just so evoking and great. Neal Caffrey is the main character of the USA Network original series White Collar. Neal . The scene shatters the relationship between Neal and Peter. ( Under. In true White Collar style, the two managed to use Neal's impressive forgery functional, and perfect relationship and we should all take note of.
A paranoid conspiracy buff who lives in a storage unit in order to remain off the grid, Mozzie has a multitude of connections within both the New York and international crime community that continually provide valuable information for the cases that Caffrey is enlisted to assist on.
Although the foundation of White Collar may appear simple on the surface, the series is able to more fully flesh out its narrative by playing upon the internal conflict inside the persona of Neal Caffrey.
While Caffrey was motivated in season one by the disappearance of his former girlfriend Kate Moreau and season two served as the conclusion to the conspiracy that resulted in her death, for instance, the third installment of White Collar allowed Neal Caffrey to finally examine his life free from the emotional bonds of his past. Is Caffrey the same conman that he was before?
Does he still long for the criminal days of old? Or has he found himself reformed and on the cusp of a different life than previously imagined? White Collar incorporates the classic plot device of figuratively placing both an angel and devil on the shoulders of Neal Caffrey—in the forms of Peter Burke and Mozzie—as he faces the question of which future to embrace.
At the end of season two, Mozzie was able to pilfer a treasure of lost Nazi art under the pretext that he and Caffrey could escape their present predicament with the financial bounty of one last score.
As the trust that has slowly been building between the FBI agent and convicted conman evaporates in the aftermath, a similar divide develops between Neal Caffrey and Mozzie. Not only does the sharing of a common enemy—as well as a mutual fondness for Elizabeth—unite the central White Collar protagonists, it also offers the opportunity to pin the Nazi art theft on Keller. Would a newly liberated Neal Caffrey fall back on the ways of his past, or would he embark on a different path of gainful employment, family and friends?
The view out that window, stepping off the elevator Monday morning. I have a life here. It is an ironic statement, suggesting that the freedom which Neal Caffrey craves actually lies in the ankle bracelet that keeps him shackled from liberation. Despite such limitations, Caffrey has discovered a more fulfilling existence working for the FBI, through his romantic involvement with Sara Ellis and even his friendship with Peter Burke.
She accused Neal of trying to con her, instead of simply telling her that. She stayed in New York while Neal left for Copenhagen.
Upon his return, Neal found that Kate was hiding from him and started doing bigger cons and forgeries, trying to catch her attention.
The FBI tracked Kate down and, realizing that Neal had no idea where Kate was, they set a trap for Neal by leaking her whereabouts and waiting for him to go to her. Forging Bonds Season 2: He spent three years chasing Neal before finally arresting him. Neal sent Peter birthday cards each year while he was in prison. Burke is considered the only man capable of catching Caffrey. With Neal, Peter follows the motto "Trust but Verify," which means he checks Neal's tracking information every day to see where he's gone when he's not at work The Portrait Season 1: However, Peter does consider Neal a partner, a friend, and one of the cleverest people he knows Pilot Season 1: Together they form a remarkable partnership.
Neal Caffrey uses his criminal background to go undercover while Peter Burke keeps the investigation focused and on-track. Season 1[ edit ] During White Collar's first season, the duo is assigned cases ranging from art theft to jewelry heists to recovering stolen jade elephants. Despite reservations on Burke's part regarding the sincerity of Caffrey's aims, as well as Caffrey's occasional mistrust of Burke, the two build a sincere friendship in addition to their effective partnership.
However, on several occasions Burke is convinced that Caffrey was behind the crimes that they are investigating.
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Neal, meanwhile, keeps secrets from Peter, especially when it comes to tracking down Kate Moreau. However, Neal's private investigation eventually requires Peter's help. When Neal is set to run away with Kate in finale, Peter intercepts him at the airport and asks: When Burke is suspected of planting evidence, Neal assists him in an intricate con to prove his innocence Burke's Seven Season 2: Neal Caffrey becomes torn between the need for revenge for Kate's death and the justice Burke insists on within the legal system.
When Neal Caffrey goes undercover with a thief looking for that one last score, he wonders if he's seeing an older image of himself. At the end of the season, Mozzie swipes a lost cache of art amassed by the Nazis known variously as the U-boat, music box, Nazi, or Nazi sub treasure. Unfortunately, Peter Burke suspects Neal as the true perpetrator of the theft when he spies a piece of Neal's painting among the debris. The scene shatters the relationship between Neal and Peter. Under the Radar Season 2: Their differences, however, must be set aside when Burke's wife is kidnapped by Caffrey's nemesis Matthew Keller.
The view out that window, stepping off the elevator Monday morning. I have a life here. The season mainly focuses on Neal's Father, James, who comes back to New York to hunt for a box hidden within the city.
It is Later revealed that the box contains information on either James or Senator Pratt, the new antagonist of the series, Season 5[ edit ] Peter is about to be prosecuted for murder, which could end his FBI career even if he were acquitted. Elizabeth urges Neal to save him at any cost. Neal is contacted by the Dutchman, Curtis Hagan Mark Sheppardthe man he helped Peter convict of forgery in their first case together.
Disillusioned, Peter tells Elizabeth he wants to stay in his current position closer to field work; she agrees but wants to keep the job in DC. A bitter Neal asks Mozzie to circumvent the new anklet. After Mozzie leaves, Neal recognizes and confronts a man who has been following him. He is then grabbed from behind and thrown in a van, without his anklet. Mozzie[ edit ] Mozzie, often called Moz short for Mozart, is Neal's partner in crime and a close friend.
Mozzie was orphaned as a baby and raised in an orphanage in Detroit.Neal/Peter - Better Than I Know Myself - White Collar
His love of literature came from the man who found him and ran the orphanage, Mr. Mozzie started his criminal career by running cons on bullies, then running numbers for book makers until he became the brains behind the most successful and notorious book maker, "The Dentist of Detroit. Mozzie is a conspiracy nut and at one time believed that his parents may have been spies and that was why they could not raise him.
Mozzie first met Neal after Neal got the better of him when Mozzie was pulling the "Find the Lady" con in the park not long after Neal moved to New York. Though the plan eventually failed, their friendship has flourished. Mozzie is the one who beckons Neal to a life of indulgence, wealth and pleasure, at the same time as FBI agent Peter Burke is pushing Neal toward respectability. During the second season, Mozzie becomes much more involved with the investigation into Kate's murder, discovering the identity of the last person Kate spoke to Fowler and breaking the code of the music box.
In the season finale, unbeknownst to Neal, Mozzie steals the treasure linked to the music box and plans to share it with Neal. This causes Neal a great deal of trouble during season three, as Peter suspects him of the theft. He is not the only one: Neal's old competitor, Matthew Keller, comes to claim the treasure as well. Mozzie wants Neal to leave the country with him, but Neal is unwilling to throw away his life in New York. They are finally forced to flee, because of a D.
Art Crimes agent with a yearning to make Neal his asset. Neal and Mozzie take refuge on the non-extraditing island of Cape Verde, living a lavish lifestyle in a seaside villa, until brought back to New York by Agent Burke.
Mozzie goes back to the basics of street cons after Neal is allegedly declared dead. Alexandra "Alex" Hunter[ edit ] Alex is an old accomplice of Neal's. He first met her when he worked for Vincent Adler under the alias of Nick Halden, and she was attempting to steal information on Adler. Alex can tell Neal is not really who he says he is, and the two end up spending the night together the first day they meet, even though Neal is currently pining for Kate. Afterwards, Alex tells him about the music box for the first time.
They work together again to steal it in Copenhagenbut the con goes wrong and Alex ends up in the hospital, where Neal leaves her. The next time they see each other, he is out of prison and needs her help tracking down the music box again, which he plans on giving to Fowler in exchange for Kate.
Though at first wary of his connections to the FBI, Alex agrees to help him, and they concoct an elaborate theft to steal the box. However, she double crosses him at the last minute and runs off with the box for herself. She later changes her mind and returns it to Neal, admitting that she doesn't want this to be goodbye, implying that she still has feelings for him.
After Kate's plane blows up, Alex goes underground for a while to avoid the mysterious people who are searching for the music box, later resurfacing to assist Neal in an FBI investigation.
He helps her get out of the country along with a valuable Matisse that she stoleand before she leaves for Italy, Alex gives him a piece of the music box and kisses him. They later see each other again in the Season 2 mid-season finale "Point Blank". Alex has snuck back into the country, still hiding from the people searching for her and the music box.
Neal offers to help get this target off her back, sending her to steal the box again, this time from FBI Agent Diana Barrigan's apartment, and donate it to the Russian Heritage Museum, finally ending her involvement with the box.
This time, she gives Neal her number before she leaves. This is directly after the realization that she is the granddaughter of the man who received the final transmission from the Nazi submarine that Adler is looking for, and that the fractal in the music box leads to.
She explains that her grandfather encoded the fractal into the box with hopes of someday finding the treasure for himself, but died before he could.
He did manage to indirectly give Alex the code to open the submarine hatch, and she uses this knowledge to help Peter and Neal get in. After a near-death experience at the hands of Adler, Neal and Alex, relieved at being alive, share a kiss, which is seen by Neal's current girlfriend Sara Ellis. Alex and Sara later meet, and Alex quickly realizes that she and Neal are involved.
Alex gives Neal her blessing and one final kiss goodbye, as well as likening him to the Nazi treasure: Kate Moreau[ edit ] Kate is the driving force behind the majority of Neal's actions throughout the series. When she breaks up with him while he is in prison, he quickly escapes in order to find her, only to be two days late. Neal is convinced that she is in trouble, a belief further enforced when he sees a picture of her at an ATM with a mysterious hand on her shoulder.
Neal calls the man "The Man With The Ring" because of the strange ring he is wearing on his pinky finger. Using cryut she tells Mozzie still over the phone that this is the only way, before disappearing again. Neal manages to make a deal with Fowler, giving him a mysterious music box in exchange for life with Kate. Neal is about to board the private jet that contains Kate, but is slowed down by Peter.
Before Neal can make a decision of staying or going, the jet explodes, killing Kate. Season 2 follows Neal's search for Kate's killer, eventually leading him to Adler. It is never fully explained whether Kate was willingly working for Adler or not, and if she ever truly loved Neal.
In a flashback episode, it is revealed that Kate was originally Adler's assistant, and Neal met her while under the alias of Nicolas Halden, trying to con Adler out of his money.