White Collar Season 6 Review “Whack a Mole” – Trust Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date

White Collar - Season 6

In this episode of White Collar, called “Whack a Mole,” Neal and Peter have to keep adjusting their plan to stay ahead of Woodford and Keller, which leads Mozzie to question his own role in the plan.

I can’t believe the next episode is the series finale for this show. Not just because it feels like the past six seasons have flown by, but also because I still feel absolutely clueless about where everything is headed.

Mozzie brought up some very valid questions in this episode about how much he should trust Neal. After all they’ve been through and after everything that Mozzie has done to help him, I doubt that Neal is planning to do anything like run off and leave Mozzie high and dry. I also don’t think that he’s suddenly stopped trusting Mozzie’s skills as a con. So why is he keeping him at arm’s length and not letting him get closer to the Panthers?

The only reason I can come up with is that Neal feels what he is doing is somehow protecting Mozzie. Though that doesn’t explain why he had no problem bringing Peter in undercover as the new member of the gang. If he was worried about Mozzie’s safety, I’m sure he would be worried about Peter’s as well. Also, who is that woman that he met with and what are they up to?

It feels like a lot is going to happen in next week’s series finale and I’m both excited and frustrated that I have no idea how it will all end. Neal has been keeping his plans hidden and I’m betting we won’t find out exactly what he’s been up to until the final scenes of the episode. The only thing I feel confident about predicting is that there will be a happy ending and suite possibly a time jump. I just can’t imagine the series ending without seeing Peter and Elle’s baby and learning that Neal and Mozzie are off on a beach somewhere, enjoying a life after the con.

My favorite bits:

Neal refusing to be a rat and discovering that was the right answer for Woodford.

Peter treating the search for a doctor like a case.

Elle vetoing Peter’s idea to put a tiny, little anklet on the baby.

Peter: “What if the doctor sees something?”
Elle: “Then we know it’s a boy.”

Elle telling Peter he just needed to enjoy the baby and not worry so much.

Peter’s look when Neal announced he had switched back from soy milk.

Suspecting Keller the moment he agreed to go back to prison so easily.

Neal telling Peter he’d better get used to separation anxiety because he was going to be a father.

Moz remarking that he regretted never wearing a “Disco Sucks” t-shirt.

Yep, of course Moz discovered the Panthers were after bundles of cash.

Mozzie: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

Mozzie pointing out that he wanted to be there to have Neal’s back.

Peter lying to Luc about Neal meeting with the mystery woman.

Neal: “You two have been spending an awful lot of time together. I fear bonding.”
Mozzie: “Me and the suit? Never.”

Peter knowing that Neal was hiding something, because he kept answering questions with a question.

Peter helping Neal and Mozzie plan a con. He was pretty darn good at it, too.

Mozzie getting much more excited about tearing down the wall when he saw it was connected to a yoga studio filled with pretty ladies.

Diana telling Peter that having a child was a “wonderful worry.”

Neal and the rest of the Panthers getting the tubes to work again.

Peter’s face when he saw the sonogram in his email.

Elle telling Peter that she wasn’t going to be a married single mother.

Peter finding out they were having a boy.

Mozzie asking Neal where the hell he fit into his plan. I’m beginning to ask that, too.

Finding out that Peter was going to be the new man in the crew. Whoa.

Peter staring down Woodford’s gun.

What did you think of this episode of White Collar? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!

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