The thing that makes Thursday night’s “White Collar” interesting is that if this show was attempting to be as neat and tidy as humanly possible, it would have just allowed it to be the finale. Rebecca was arrested after her attempts to outsmart Neal Caffrey and the FBI; not only that, but Peter seemed to have his own shot at a fresh start courtesy of an offer in Washington.
However, things are never that easy in the world of Neal. This is what gets us to next week’s “Taking Stock,” an episode that is going to be all about a diamond, a surprise for Peter, and also some other important questions when it comes to the Neal – Rebecca relationship. Does Matt Bomer’s character still love her, or is there still a mental mind-game going on here? He was able to use the feelings that she had for him in a way to get her arrested, but she also promised him that this wasn’t over. Given that there are two episodes left, we are very willing to side with her.
All in all, what we appreciate the most about this story right now is that it’s allowed “White Collar” to be more procedural than ever, and follow along this new sort of serialized model that USA was not at one points that interested in. Ultimately, this makes watching the show so much more exciting, as we are firmly invested in almost everyone the rest of the way. Also, the great thing about what happened to Rebecca is that she is clearly not meant to ever replace Sara, and those of you who love that character can hope for something in the future.
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