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White Collar Review: "Need to Know"

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The follow up episode to the much anticipated second season of White Collar was.... - well, pretty decent, but nothing compared to last week's. I am a huge fan of this show because I love seeing the dynamics between Peter - Neal - Mozzie, but there's always that underlining problem of the week that gets magically solved within sixty minutes.

Granted, I loved seeing a sleazy politician like Jennings get what he deserved and it was really great watching the interactions between Diana and Neal. Could there possibly be something blooming here? It most likely isn't romance because she prefers playing for the other team, but maybe Diana feels a connection for Neal?

It is pretty clear that Diana has the music box because she and Peter are trying to track down the man who blew up the plane. But, my question is - why would they keep this a secret from Neal?

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Peter and Neal's relationship has come a long way since the first season and by the looks of it, both parties really care for each other (dare I say it's a bromance?!). It would make sense that Peter would want to solve this case because it means so much to Neal - so why keep Neal in the dark? One thing is for certain, if Neal was there the night that the mystery man got away, wouldn't they have had a better chance in catching him?

Speaking of the mystery man - who do you think he is? Do you think Fowler is behind it OR could there be an even bigger head honcho? My guess is Fowler has someone larger than him that he has to answer to. Whoever this person is, wanted Neal dead and I wouldn't be surprised if they try to kill him again.

I know Elizabeth (Tiffany Thiessen) is away on business - but, C'Mon! Couldn't they have a better storyline for her?! Many shows deal with their main characters getting pregnant, so what is the big deal? It almost seems like Elizabeth is non-existent.  I know that I am not the only one pulling for something drastic - dangerous - or sexy to involve her character!

Mozzie once again brought it with the humor. I love the interaction between him and Peter. Their wild goose chase to find the money was brilliant and I love how in some way, Mozzie is always apart of each case.

What did you think of "Need to Know"? Leave your thoughts and opinions - we love hearing from you! 

Follow the jump to read a few of my favorite White Collar quotes from last night's episode.

Neal: I think we should stay here...
Mozzie: Hey Heff! | permalink
Neal: So that's a no to the champagne bath? | permalink
Neal: It's really exciting in the van. | permalink
Peter: How's your first day at work?
Neal: I've taken up smoking.
Peter: Politics is already corrupting you. | permalink
Peter: You don't get to Shh me. | permalink
Neal: Politicians were the original con men. | permalink

Review

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@VentusAstrum - I actually do watch, pay attention, and really love this show. Granted you may have taken the easy way out to answer my questions - for example, how do you know Fowler is telling the truth? Is it because he is such an honest man? He easily could be the big guy. I understand that Peter is trying to protect Neal, but if you watched previous episodes where Peter withheld info. from Neal it only lead to Neal not believing in him. I think honesty is the best policy concerning their friendship/partnership. Yes, obviously everyone knows she was pregnant. (Thanks for keeping me in the loop though!) Just because she was pregnant doesn't mean that her character couldn't be more involved. Many main character actresses on sitcoms/shows get pregnant and still work. Yes, they may have a pillow or wear a rather flowing dress, but they still work. Thanks for all the compliments VentusAstrum. I do encourage opinions on any of my reviews and hope to hear back from you soon. XOXO - Mrs. Northman.

Chikritolni

i had fun watching neal and diana...they look good together! their interaction is great. i just hope diana doesn't have any hidden agenda or that she would be the villain in the long run!

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This show keeps getting better and better. I enjoyed the second episode of the season more than the first because of the background information on Diana, the wonderful interplay between Neal and Diana (whom Elizabeth described in the pilot as resistant to Neal's charms), the seeds of trust between Mozzie and Peter, and the caper that was white collar and not blow-'em-up/shoot-'em-up but required more thought in achieving success not only in bringing down the bad guys but in providing a kid's park as an unintending, positive consequence.

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"Speaking of the mystery man - who do you think he is? Do you think Fowler is behind it OR could there be an even bigger head honcho?" Fowler said in Out of the Box that there was "someone above my pay grade" who was in charge of the whole Mentor operation.
"It is pretty clear that Diana has the music box because she and Peter are trying to track down the man who blew up the plane. But, my question is - why would they keep this a secret from Neal?" Peter & Diana discussed this in the episode. Peter doesn't want Neal to know because he's trying to protect Neal. Mozzie reiterated this same statement to Neal when the two of them were in Neal's apartment.
"I know Elizabeth (Tiffany Thiessen) is away on business - but, C'Mon! Couldn't they have a better storyline for her?!It almost seems like Elizabeth is non-existent." Tiffani was eight months pregnant when Season 2 commenced filming. She could not travel to NY with the rest of the cast. Her part was pared down to accomodate the fact that she would shortly be out on maternity leave.
For someone who claims to love this show, you sure don't know alot about it. Nor does it seem that you're paying much attention to it when it's playing on your tv. Otherwise you would have retained the information about keeping the music box from Neal & the comments that Fowler made to Neal about the man in charge.

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This show is fabulous! The characters are beautifully drawn and acted. The story lines consistently intriguing and exhilarating. This has a shot at the best series of 2010 and 2009 depending on what happens with Dexter this fall.

White Collar Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

Because when you look at me you think soap operas and light housework.

Peter

Pull everything cameras - I wanna know who that guy is.

Peter
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