HUGE thanks to Seels, who is going to be taking on White Collar indefinitely–at least as long as I can keep her tamper-proof anklet on her! Give her lots of comment love and let her know how awesome she is! –SB
Okay, so White Collar welcomed us in to 2010 by answering some of the questions we had.
1. Is Kate evil? Yes, probably. Not just too much eyeliner evil either, like real, honest to goodness (or badness) evil. Does this make her marginally more interesting? Also a yes.
2. Is Peter evil? Hmmm…probably not. But he does seem pretty damn smart.
3. Is a chess metaphor cliché? Yes, yes it is. But you know… Matt Bomer is back on our screens, so …
I like how the show shoved us right on in to what is happening. Mozz is funny and he lays it on the line (and/or chessboard) to Neil on the fact that whether or not Neil thinks so, it’s possible that Peter isn’t on his side. The next scene doesn’t dispute this when Peter convinces another FBI agent, Agent Landry, that he wants Neil on a boiler room case. Peter later tells Landry all about Neil’s situation, and in hindsight, it was a smart way to recap the premise of the show for the winter premiere. But Peter also tells Landry that Kate is ‘no longer an issue’. Interesting!
I don’t know enough about FBI speak, so are all boiler room cases about stocks?