White Collar Review: Outlaws and In-Laws

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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.

Debra Monk and Tom Skerritt on White Collar

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


I enjoyed Mozzie saving Peter from the in-laws. I think if Diana isn't sure than she shouldn't get married. Better now than later. I don't like Sara. I also don't like agent kramer. He really puts on a false front. I hope they get wise to him.


One of the best shows on TV and one of their best episodes. Some people may need to stop watching not just this show but tv altogether, sorry to tell you but homosexuality is part of this world....just like judgemental people.


Yay Sara is back! I love her and Neil together. It was a solid episode. @G.McDaniel please get over yourself,


Fan of Sara and Neal. So glad she is back.

Uncle jackass

@G.McDaniel, Who is this 'you' are you referring to? Are you implying that somehow TVfantic produces White Collar and not the Fox network? Are you venting to a void? Hmm, intolerance breeds intolerance. Are you really sure you watched the show at all?


Let me get this straight
You have watched white collar before
And, although it was established in the very first episode that dianna is gay and has been a recurring theme of the show, you only now choose to have a hissy fit because a tv show is depicting a gay character and her marriage preferences
Seems a little petty and strange to me
Maybe you're the one with the problem, not society or white collar?


I almost didn't watch the episode because I saw that Sarah was going to be in it. But I love the show and I didn't want her to prevent me from seeing it. I can't stand her though and hope they get rid of her soon. She and Neal have zero chemistry. This season has been great without her. I hope they wrap her storyline up and move on and either bring Alex back or bring someone new in.


Too bad you found it necessary to drag in Diana's "engagement". It had nothing to do with the plot and it was just one more offensive attempt to pervert our society.Homosexuality is NOT mainstream, and to include it gratuitously is an affront to decent people. I have watched White Collar from the beginning and have enjoyed the concept. However, I have turned it off and will not watch it again.


Have not seen this episode but can tell you Sara is NOT needed. Not a fan of the Sara/Neal routine. Matt Bomer has chemistry with any female so Sara is okay as a character but NOT as his lover. Cannot wait to see the episode even if Sara is in it. As for Kramer, I hope that Peter deflects whatever he is up to.


I loved tonight's episode. I am very happy to see Sara back and to see that Neal and Sara still have sparks between them :) Stupid dog show next week has to make us wait an extra week. EPIC FAIL.

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White Collar Season 3 Episode 14 Quotes

Neal: You must be really desperate.
Peter: Like a caged animal.

I am only doing this for Elizabeth.