It was a busy week for our White Collar crew: Peter entertained Elizabeth’s in-laws for her birthday weekend; Neal and Sara reunited to solve a sensitive case; Diana got engaged; Jones got to run lead; and Mozzie came in with a save for Peter.
Oh yes, "Pulling Strings" was another packed and intriguing installment of this TV Fanatic favorite.
After weeks of wondering when she would return, we FINALLY got to have Sara back! I'm sure Sara and Neal fans were rejoicing across the country, even if there is still a significant faction of folks who aren't fans of the pair like I am.
If anything, it was great to see them together simply because it added another element to the show, especially one that allowed for the unmatched entertainment provided by Peter's in-laws. It's beyond clear that these two are not only a great working partnership but definitely exude romantic chemistry as well. Hinting at the potential for Sara and Neal to get back together was simply a bonus.
Even if you can't stand Sara, you can stand her effortless panache, which I would imitate in a heartbeat if I could. Next to Elizabeth, she's the only other female character whose style is something I look forward to getting glimpses of during the course of these great stories.
I'd be remiss now not to comment on the introduction of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell. Elizabeth's parents are as quirky as I could possibly imagine them to be. It was no surprise that Mozzie hit it off famously with the pair.
I found it especially touching that Peter found himself leaning on Mozzie to help him sort out his birthday present mess. Let's be honest, something like that has happened to us all. We find a great deal on the Internet that we can't help but take advantage of, only something ends up going terribly wrong. Lucky for Peter, he had a comrade to assist, and the result got Elizabeth to tear up a bit. Nice save!
Then, there was one more surprise: the re-emergance of Agent Kramer. Did I hear him leaning on Diana for information about Neal? Really? What on earth was that about? Will it seriously jeopardize Neal's commutation hearing?
We must wait two more weeks for the next new episode, which at least gives us time to debate: Are you excited to have Sara back? Anxious to have Agent Kramer poking around? I know I am - in both cases!
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