WHITE COLLAR “Countermeasures” Review

White Collar (USA) Countermeasures

WHITE COLLAR “Countermeasures” Season 2 Episode 13 – So far this season, we’ve had a chance to learn a lot about just about everyone in the cast, but there’s been one member who is still a mystery. She’s always hinted that her husband had a lot in common with Peter and in this episode, we got to find out just how much they had in common.

Billy Dee Williams was fantastic as an old friend of June and Byron’s who drops by to run one last con. His appearance made Neal take another look at himself and ponder if that’s his future – a guy running cons forever. It made me realize that Neal must still have thoughts of going back to his old life once his stint with the FBI is over. I wonder if we’ll ever see a day where he does his job without the anklet. Actually I think that he will and it’s obvious that Peter, at least, knows it. Neal still needs to figure it out for himself though.

My favorite bits…

Three words: Billy. Dee. Williams.

Diana pointing out that Neal and June’s friend actually sound a lot alike.

Elizabeth getting Peter to apologize to Satchmo. Wow, she’s got him trained.

Neal asking Mozzie to hang around and keep an eye on June. I love how much they all care for her, too.

The look on Peter’s face when Neal called Elizabeth and asked her to the dinner he’d just refused because he didn’t want her involved with a covert interrogation. Oh that Neal, so sneaky.

Ford telling Peter that he had the look of a patsy. LOL.

Seriously, was there anything cooler than Matt Bomer and Diahann Carroll singing along with Billy Dee Williams on the paino?

Really, really wanting to see Peter dance after Elizabeth talked about their salsa classes.

Neal asking Mozzie why he had a hair dryer. Actually that’s totally a valid question.

The look Neal gave Peter when he asked if he was sure he’d seen a plate for a hundred dollar bill.

Peter asking Mozzie if he had any ice cream. Aw, I thought he looked very cute in his suit.

Peter describing Neal as looking like a twelve-year-old who just found the lingerie section of the Sears catalogue as he was looking at the currency plate. LOL, I couldn’t have put it better myself.

The quick little smile Peter gave when Neal pointed out that people could change. That was so aimed at Neal and how much he had changed.

This bit:
Ford: “Son I once walked out of the Met holding a Renoir.”
Neal: “That was you?”

Peter remarking that Ford and Neal were speaking “criminese.” Too funny because I was just thinking something along those lines myself.

Peter telling Neal that one could either be a con or a man, not both.

Peter correctly guessing that the nickname Neal gave him when they met was “Burke the Jerk.” LOL.

Neal in a ski mask.

Once again appreciating just how much knowledge Neal has when we saw him printing US currency. So happy he’s on Peter’s side now.

Mozzie and Peter spit-balling ideas to try and figure out where Ford had taken Neal. Just adore these two working more together.

Knowing that Ganz had made a very big mistake when he walked past Diana and called her “sweetheart.” Ha, he’s lucky she didn’t do more than slam his head into the car.

Neal opening the door to find Peter’s gun in his face.

Neal and June dancing. So lovely.

Neal and Mozzie discussing how it all might end for them someday.

Finding out that Neal put the plate back in June’s house. Why did that not surprise me?

What did you think of this episode of White Collar? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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