White Collar “Vested Interest” Advance (Spoiler-Free) Review – There’s Always Faith

White Collar Vested Interest Season 4 Episode 10

I’m going to go on record right now and say that tonight’s summer finale of White Collar, called “Vested Interest,” is going to change everything.

I always know that an episode is going to be good when the press copy has warnings on it, telling the viewer not to reveal the huge spoiler within. Trouble was, there were a couple things that happened throughout the episode that could have been considered a big spoiler so I kept wondering how I would know which was which.

As the episode begins, we see Peter and Neal still in the midst of the fallout from last week’s episode. In an example of either the worst timing ever or the best timing ever
(depending on your point of view), it’s during this time that they are asked to speak at a conference. Seems they have the highest closure rate of any partnership in the country and people want to know what makes them work so well together. That brought about quite a few good moments, but it was hardly the entirety of the story.

Much like most episodes, the case at the forefront – involving a possible heist at the aforementioned conference – was mostly just background. While Peter and Neal spend most of their time on it, it’s just used as a means for them to work through their problems. The real issue is the same one that Neal has been chasing since the beginning of this season; the whole mystery behind Ellen’s murder, his father’s murder accusations, and the dirty cops apparently behind it all.

Throughout the episode, more evidence comes to light and I found myself constantly questioning certain people’s loyalties. It got to the point where I didn’t know who to trust and after a while, I just decided to trust no one. It was during these twists and turns that I thought I saw that “huge spoiler” I had been warned about, but I just wasn’t sure.

That is, until about five minutes before the final credits rolled. It was then that I got a gut feeling about what was about to happen and sure enough, I was right. But having a suspicion that turned out to be correct didn’t stop me from reacting exactly as I would have if I hadn’t guessed. I still gasped in shock when the “big spoiler” was in fact revealed and I’m sure I won’t be the only one once everyone sees the episode. This is probably going to go down as one of the biggest things that’s happened on this show. Hands down.

Since giving my favorite bits would be too spoilery, I’ve decided to give some of my favorite quotes:

“Great, I brought a corkscrew to a gun fight.”

“Nicely done.” “Thanks. I always enjoy the opportunity to scare a room full of FBI agents.”

“Incredibly paranoid and presumptive of him. I respect that.”

“I like you all fiery.” “Me too.”

“I realized I like you.”

“My favorite type of protection is avoiding situations where people might shoot at me.”

“If you start acting out scenes from Willard again, I’m leaving.”

“Who doesn’t look a good shark mauling?”

“But even when there isn’t trust, there’s always faith.”

Don’t forget to check out the summer finale of White Collar tonight at 9/8c on USA Network. Once you’ve seen the episode, be sure to come back up here and let me know what you thought of it. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the ending!