WHITE COLLAR “Deadline” Review


WHITE COLLAR “Deadline” Season 3 Episode 3 – In this episode poor Diana is put on what I can only assume is her toughest undercover assignment ever. She has to work as an assistant for a woman who is (there’s just no nicer way to put this) a bitch. The lady is working for a good cause though and when her life is threatened, the FBI has to try and keep her safe.

Meanwhile, Neal and Peter are still playing their little game of cat and mouse and I’m finding it so hard to figure out who to root for. As much as I love watching Neal pull off a good con, I know that if he and Mozzie succeed with this one, they are gonna be outta there so fast. Since I don’t want Neal to leave, I find myself hoping that all of their devious little plans will be foiled.

Then there’s Neal’s relationship with Sara. Things are moving along nicely with them but what’s gonna happen if Neal and Mozzie pull off their big sting? Is Neal going to bring her with him when he and Mozzie run? If she does ask her to leave, will she go? I’m assuming that he must think she will, otherwise I can’t imagine why he’d be staying in a relationship with her.

The other thing that’s really interesting is that with every play that Neal and Peter make, neither of them are getting angry or upset with each other. They really seem to be just playing one big game to see who wins first. Will Peter get the list into the right hands and ensure that not none of the pieces can be sold without him knowing it? Or will Neal be able to see the list and know which pieces he can sell safely?

I guess we just have to keep tuning in to see how this all plays out.

My favorite bits..

Diana accusing Peter of being as paranoid as Mozzie. Wait, she said that like it was a bad thing.

Finally getting to meet Diana’s girlfriend.

Neal correcting Mozzie that he should call Christy “Dr. Lady Suit.”

Gee..after meeting that Helen lady, I can’t imagine why anyone would wan to kill her. *insert sarcasm here*

The shared looks between Peter, Neal and Jones when Diana said she loved Helen.

Cracking up at the whole dialect conversation – considering that Marsha Thomason is actually from Manchester.

Neal shaking his head at Peter and Jones hard-selling Diana to work for the dragon lady.

“So I’ll be at the absolutely beck and call of my tough new boss.”
(Neal laughs) “What’s so funny?”

Neal and Sara attempting to have a “normal” boyfriend/girlfriend conversation. Ha!

Peter + Glasses = Totally Hot.

Peter using the glasses as emphasis.

Peter failing miserably at pulling the paper apart.

The entire FBI working together to do get all of Diana’s work done.

Coming up with the idea for Peter to call Elizabeth to plan the party about ten seconds before he did.

“That lock is so complex it is only rivaled by mind.” – The best part was the fact that Neal broke it right after he said that.

Peter commandeering the robot toy off of the back of a trick. Awesome.

Mozzie walking in on Neal and Sara and telling them to get a room. LOL.

Diana getting the chance to order Helen around for once.

Helen trying to offer Diana a job as her assistant. Yeah right, like she’d give up working for the FBI to be an assistant.

Neal and Diana doing Ghost quotes.

The way Neal looked down when Peter told him that he was officially part of the family.

That little smile that Peter gave Neal after he knew that the manifest was safe.

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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  • mike

    I’m  disappointed  about  the  lesbian kiss (twice)  inserted  in  the  episode.  It  completely  ruined  an  otherwise  great  storyline – and  it  wasn’t  even  necessary to  be  included.  I  have  been  an  avid  fan of  the  show since  it  started  and it has  been  one  of  my  favorites.  Why  do  you  people  capitulate  to  the  gay  lobbyists?  I’m  sure  most  of  your  viewers  are NOT  gays.  If  it  happens  again and  you  insist  on  including scenes  such  as  this;  I  know  you  will  lose  your  viewership.  Is  it  worth  it?

    • Goodbye and good riddance.

    • Anonymous

      So the straight half naked kissing scenes are ok but the lesbian one isn’t? If that’s how you feel then I think the show is better off without having you as a viewer.

    • Hi Mike,

      Well you’re argument is flawed by saying most viewers of White Collar are not gay. I’m sure most of them don’t work for the FBI either, so should they not write a show about that either?

      It’s really too bad that you would want to give up on the show because of that, but I’m pretty sure White Collar won’t lose its viewership because of it.

  • Anonymous

    I think Peter knows Neal has the stuff but doesn’t want to get him put back in jail. For now he is content with neutralizing Neal and not letting him sell the stuff.

    Somehow they are making me like Neal and Sarah almost as much as I like Neal and Alex.

  • Pat

    Was I the only one waiting for Diana or even someone else to say to the witch that it took a whole team of people to do all the stuff she expected of her *one* assistant? I have never been in that position, and hope I never will, but geesh.

    Anyway, as always, loved this episode. 😎

  • D.

    I am a die hard fan, and have been since day one.  But I was extremely disappointed with this episode.  The storyline felt like it had been put together at a moment’s noticed, and I also felt like that actors were off.  Matt and Tim usually bounce right off each other, but this episode, the lines sound more like..well, like lines.  The lesbian kiss was only in there for publicity, it may have been okay if we had known that Diana was gay before her girlfriend just randomly came up and kissed her.  All in all, I am still a die hard fan, but I hope that next week’s episode does a better job.  

    • LCR

      If you are truly a “die hard fan and have been since day one,” then you should know that Diana’s sexual orientation was made quite clear in the pilot and several times since.  This appeared to come out of the blue only for people who are new to the show or not paying much attention.  Anyway, who cares?  The cat and mouse game Peter and Neal are playing is top-notch.

    • Hi D.,

      Actually we have known that Diana was gay since the first time we saw her. Burke told Neil about it when he was trying to hit on her without any success.

  • Bigbdragon

    Does anyone know what song was playing in the club when Diana and her new “boss” went to get the memo?