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White Collar Review: Get Ryan

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White Collar delivered another edge-of-your-seat installment this week, with one major exception: Elizabeth Burke played a critical investigative role that really got her into some trouble.

But leave it to the "Neighborhood Watch" - consisting of Neal, Mozzie and Peter - to have her back... though some more readily than others.

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This episode really felt like the Rear Window of the 21st century, complete with police scanners to overhear a dastardly plot unfolding instead of a murder. And it made for a great hour.

Putting Elizabeth at the center was simply icing on the cake. I love nothing more than to see our beloved Mrs. Suit in action. It definitely wasn't hard to root for her from beginning to end.

She took some serious risks. I could not have been any more anxious for her during the sequence when she was locked inside that room on the second floor of Ben and Rebecca's house. I love that she waved a white handkerchief out the window to get Neal's attention, and that he was at the ready to assist. Even if the assist did result in a stern rebuke for Mr. Suit, who was none to pleased to be the patsy in this plot.

I didn't realize how exciting an episode could be simply from choosing to put different personnel at the forefront. In a lot of ways, it wasn't different that Neal and Mozzie were helping a Burke, it was just which Burke that made the difference. And the difference certainly showed. We know Peter wouldn't pack Neal and Mozzie a practically gourmet stakeout meal. No one would.

Elizabeth's (and Satchmo's) choice to call on Mozzie reminded me of the special relationship these two share. If there was ever a single person with the ability to put Mozzie at ease in some small way, it was always Elizabeth. I will never forget Elizabeth going to see Mozzie in the hospital in "Burke's Seven." Definitely one of the more memorable moments between the two, but this episode added to that list.

We've really been seeing some great relationship moments between all the characters on the show in this part of the season. Keep it coming!

And speaking of coming: when will Hilarie Burton return in that series regular spot I was so excited about?! With only two episode left before the finale, will we have to wait till Summer to see her back in action?

Other episode highlights:

  • Neal's street clothing? A little grungy for my usual taste, but seeing him in something different is always welcome.
  • Peter's distaste for quinoa was thoroughly entertaining. I'm more meat and potatoes as well!

Have you ever thought your neighbors were up to no good? What did you do?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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Rating: 1.5 / 5.0 (574 Votes)

C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Season 3 has been a little disappointing for me so far. It seems less well written and less believable. Keller always escaping, scenes like the final fight with Keller in "Checkmate" or the rotating blade in "Upper West Story" are so over the top and ridiculus that they should be in a James Bond movie. As for the characters, seasons 1 and 2 chrafted them with a lot of nuance, but now they seem totally out of character. Mozy always happily volunteering to help the suits, Elizabeth acting as an amateur private detective. The disbelief is harder to suspend. A A rating show in season 1 and 2 became a B in season 3.

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You write very well!

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Please stop with the focus on secondary characters. Couldn't care less for the whole El and Mozzie stuff. One of the worst episodes ever.

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bring back Sara please

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Elizabeth and Mozzie make an adorable team. I also loved the scene in the car where Neal started remeniscing about the stories Peter sometimes tells on stakeouts - it was a nice grace note for the episode. Not looking forward to Sarah's return - I'm not crazy about the character and I didn't miss her at all.

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Great. The abduction was dealt with properly. Mozzie called Elle a bad influence LOL. Neal's lines about playing a ex-con/criminal were funny too.

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There are 3 more episodes left for the season.

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The best thing about the last few episodes is the absence of Sara. Don't like the actress, hate the character. And as we've seen lately, the show works just fine without her.

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Loved this epidsode! Anxious for Sara's return!

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It was so nice to see Lola Glaudini again I thought it was funny her getting arrested by the FBI considering she play a FBI agent on Criminal Minds. I really like White Collar it has really become a great show

White Collar Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

Elizabeth: Are you going to bow to the will of the establishment?
Mozzie: NO!...Yes....

Elizabeth: Spousal immunity?
Neal: You made that up.
Peter: Yes, she has spousal immunity.

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