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post #151 of 217
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She's grown up since I last saw her.

Power outage at the server HQ damaged the AVS hardware yesterday. That's why the site was down.

Anna Chlumsky, of course! I should have remembered.

Tell me about power outages. I was without power at my house for three hours Tuesday night. Having to get ready for bed with the aid of a flashlight gave me a new appreciation for electricity.
post #152 of 217
While not on display a lot in the season finale having a great villain really helps to bring up the level of the whole show. Keller is such a wonderful foil for both Peter and Neal. So many shows just throw away interesting characters after using them one time. Credit goes to whoever decided to bring back this character for the show.
post #153 of 217
Nice to have a con man who's not afraid to kill or get in the way of the FBI.
post #154 of 217
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Tell me about power outages. I was without power at my house for three hours Tuesday night. .

[Chuckles] ... Three whole hours? The horror .... the horror.
post #155 of 217
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[Chuckles] ... Three whole hours? The horror .... the horror.

What can I say? I do now and always have suffered from OCD.
post #156 of 217
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What can I say? I do now and always have suffered from OCD.
OCD or not, three hours without A/C in this region in August? I'd be in my car with the motor running and A/C on high. My house goes from comfortable to sauna in 1 hour in this weather, despite insulated windows, and all the fancy energy-efficient stuff put in 4 years ago when built.
post #157 of 217
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OCD or not, three hours without A/C in this region in August? I'd be in my car with the motor running and A/C on high. My house goes from comfortable to sauna in 1 hour in this weather, despite insulated windows, and all the fancy energy-efficient stuff put in 4 years ago when built.
Sounds just like South Florida!
post #158 of 217
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OCD or not, three hours without A/C in this region in August? I'd be in my car with the motor running and A/C on high. My house goes from comfortable to sauna in 1 hour in this weather, despite insulated windows, and all the fancy energy-efficient stuff put in 4 years ago when built.
Oklahoma City had been breaking heat records for several days, between 105 and 110 every day, when the thunderstorm took out my power. Fortunately, the storm brought a cool front with it so the temperature had fallen into the high 70s by the time I lost power. Today it's almost like spring here, only 97 degrees.
post #159 of 217
TV Notes
USA Network's White Collar' Renewed For Season 4 With 16-Episode Order
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - August 25th, 2011

No surprise here USA's buddy caper White Collar has been renewed for a fourth season with a 16-episode order. Also pending at the network are the pickups of sophomore Covert Affairs and freshman Necessary Roughness.

This is the third series to be renewed this summer by USA, which is logging another dominating ratings performance with its originals, following the recent second-season pickup of newbie Suits and a final-season renewal for In Plain Sight.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/usas...episode-order/
post #160 of 217
It just keeps getting better.
post #161 of 217
I really enjoyed Tim DeKay's performance for the return episode. He really sold his anger and frustration. Also liked the pigeon scene. The show should drop in more quick and interesting history lessons.

With a bit of tweaking this episode could have been a finale with Neal becoming a free man. I'll be glad to see the end of the anklet though. As much as I like the NY setting and cinematography it does limit where and what the show can do with Neal's escapades.
post #162 of 217
Huh I did not expect that outcome. I thought the choice was only one of two anklet options and I was fairly certain they were going to cut to black at the moment Peter was about to reveal his decision.

Good episode overall and fairly exciting. I enjoyed the little character testimonies, which on nearly another show would have been a cue for a flashback. The callback to the base jumping was funny too.

I have no idea how they are going to get Neal back on the FBI payroll but one thing seems clear, Caffrey Senior is likely to make an appearance.
post #163 of 217
It's still pretty entertaining. I liked the cable-car jump! Like the first season cliff hanger, I wonder how they'll get out of this one?

And he gave the painting back too!
post #164 of 217
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It's still pretty entertaining. I liked the cable-car jump! Like the first season cliff hanger, I wonder how they'll get out of this one?

And he gave the painting back too!

But Neal did have about 1/2 the Nazi treasure...
post #165 of 217
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But Neal did have about 1/2 the Nazi treasure...

But it did seem like he was going to go straight (or, at least straight enough) until he was trapped.
post #166 of 217
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But Neal did have about 1/2 the Nazi treasure...

Yeah, I had a REAL hard time with that revelation. It came completely out of the blue, never mentioned before. You would think that Neil would have noticed that only half the treasure was recovered and turned into the authorities, but no comment at all--until now! Badly written. Mozzie got Neil's half of the treasure out of the country early, but left his half here? For what possible reason? It makes no sense whatsoever!
post #167 of 217
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Yeah, I had a REAL hard time with that revelation. It came completely out of the blue, never mentioned before. You would think that Neil would have noticed that only half the treasure was recovered and turned into the authorities, but no comment at all--until now! Badly written. Mozzie got Neil's half of the treasure out of the country early, but left his half here? For what possible reason? It makes no sense whatsoever!

Not only that, but did Neal ever tell Mozzie what was on the manifest? Obviously somehow Neil's half of the treasure didn't contain anything that was on the manifest or the FBI would have known that some of the treasure was still missing.
post #168 of 217
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Huh I did not expect that outcome. I thought the choice was only one of two anklet options and I was fairly certain they were going to cut to black at the moment Peter was about to reveal his decision.

Good episode overall and fairly exciting. I enjoyed the little character testimonies, which on nearly another show would have been a cue for a flashback. The callback to the base jumping was funny too.

I have no idea how they are going to get Neal back on the FBI payroll but one thing seems clear, Caffrey Senior is likely to make an appearance.

I think it might be interesting to have Neal on the run again and Peter chasing him. We never saw the early cat and mouse part of the story, only the aftermath, only this time it will turn out that Neal was undercover the whole time and/or granted immunity for stealing/recovering some big state secret, maybe even returning the other half of the treasure. There, the whole next season laid out.
post #169 of 217
I don't know. I feel like Peter changed his mind, and decided to get Neil his pardon. That way Neil would be free to do whatever he wanted, and Peter thought that would be to stay in New York and keep working together, instead of being forced into going to DC.

However, now with Neil running I think that will be a suprise to Peter, and we could have a new cat and mouse dynamic we haven't seen before. It should only be even more difficult now that Neil knows Peter so much better, and he doesn't have Kate to worry about. I think the next season should be interesting. However, I hope that they try to pick a certain length and end this show with a true ending rather than having it drag out and get cancelled. I'm still waiting to find out what happened with the 4400 and Dead Zone.
post #170 of 217
The dynamic is Neil & Peter with a touch of Mozzie tossed in. To wreck that will end the show. How ever they write it, they need to get them back working together, only way the show works well.
post #171 of 217
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The dynamic is Neil & Peter with a touch of Mozzie tossed in. To wreck that will end the show. How ever they write it, they need to get them back working together, only way the show works well.

I agree that the chemistry between Neil and Peter is the lynchpin of the show. I like Mozzie, too, of course, and think that little, round Elizabeth Burke and long, willowy, and gorgeous Sara Ellis are hugely appealing. Nevertheless, Mozzie and the girls are simply support for the two stars of the show
post #172 of 217
Anyone know when it'll pick up again?
post #173 of 217
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Anyone know when it'll pick up again?

End of the show trailer said "This Summer".

Perhaps July-ish? Gives them enough room for 7-8 episodes until the fall season starts.
post #174 of 217
Got to admit I don't like where this is going
post #175 of 217
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However, now with Neil running I think that will be a suprise to Peter.

I don't think it's a surprise at all. Peter knows he would run. He gave Neil the sign with a look and a shake of his head on the steps that it was going bad and was basically telling Neil to run. That's my take on it though.

I think next season will start out with maybe 2-3 episodes, maybe half the summer season, to take down the FBI guy that wants Neil in DC.
post #176 of 217
Another case of wrapping up too quickly, but at least they didn't drag Neal back to NY and put him on the payroll in one episode. It would have been fun to see more of Neal's adventures on the gorgeously shot island. Wherever it was.

I hope he gets to island hop for at least a couple more episodes. A sort of Prison Break theme with the three of them scheming around Collins would have mixed things up a little.

It was really bugging me where I had seen his love interest until I looked up Mia Maestro and saw her Alias credit.
post #177 of 217
They did not do a complete reset after the first two episodes. Neil maybe back, but it looks like Peter is in the dog house. I am torn. I can understand not wanting the show to become too formulaic, but I do kinda like the formula of the show.
post #178 of 217
Yes, there was that. It appears as if they'll slightly mix it up this season by shoving Peter into another department, but he'll find time for a caper or two.

Still wish they had stayed island side for a few more episodes.

Two things I did like this episode. First the heist went bad when they dropped the bottle and they had to improvise. At least the show isn't making everything too slick.

The second aspect, and the one one I enjoyed the most, was Collins shooting Neal. It's one of my bugbears in movies that the good guy corners the bad guy at gunpoint and then he escapes or comes at them later. Especially in films where they have had a psycho chasing them for the previous 90 minutes. Putting a bullet in their leg would at least slow them down or put them at a disadvantage.

Unfortunately the plot fairies chose White Collar and a good criminal to rectify that with. biggrin.gif
Edited by VisionOn - 7/18/12 at 2:47pm
post #179 of 217
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Wherever it was..

Reasonably sure it was filmed in/near San Juan, PR
post #180 of 217
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The second aspect, and the one one I enjoyed the most, was Collins shooting Neal. It's one of my bugbears in movies that the good guy corners the bad guy at gunpoint and then he escapes or comes at them later. Especially in films where they have had a psycho chasing them for the previous 90 minutes. Putting a bullet in their leg would at least slow them down or put them at a disadvantage.

In the US, it is illegal to shoot, even a fleeing suspect, unless the suspect is a danger to the public. Neal has never committed violent crime, just theft. He represents no threat of life. That FBI agent should be in prison for what he did!
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