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White Collar Review: Unanswered Questions

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Talk about an understatement. That's the best way to describe White Collar Season 5 Episode 3.

With the unexpected and untimely death of Agent Siegel, it may not be long before Neal and Peter are sharing the front seats of a towne car.

A Museum Heist

Two things happened with Siegel's death:

Neal lost the only track that would link him back to the freshly-released Hagen, that no doubt probing question that was clearly on the edge of Siegel's lips that last time he met with Neal in his office.

It's probably clear that I'm more interested in the question than anything. It was a big one, and now it has unfortunately died along with poor Siegel. As much drama as there was - both in the show and in the Collar community with his addition - I started to get attached and used to the idea that he might be around for a while.

In a way he will be... in the form of a murder investigation. But will that mean that Neal will find himself more willing to come clean? Or more insistent on keeping what he knows to himself? What are the chances that Hagen might have something to do with it? Is he setting Neal up to be the killer?

So many unanswered questions, and so much time to (hopefully) get some of them answered.

In other news, we now know just how much separation anxiety Peter was suffering from in Neal's absence. It even interfered with his ability to watch the Yankees, which is saying a heck of a lot! I almost died when Neal gave him the cold shoulder in order for him to get in to that book.

That's the other unanswered question I have: what's in the book?! Clearly whatever it is, it's valuable to Hagen, but could it be what's driving the rest of the plot on White Collar Season 5? Could we have another U-boat situation on our hands?

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Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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So sad! I just watched the episode again and still can't believe it. He was a pretty likable character and Neal needs more friends in this show. Would have loved to see Neal and Seigel really get along. I just hope they don't get rid of Rebecca too...this season so far seems like a new Caffrey altogether. Last season it seemed like he was becoming a "good guy" but so far i'm worried LOL

Fortyseven

Too many pregnant pauses. I like Rebecca.

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I don't think he's really dead. I think this is a ploy to try and catch Neal in something. He's gotten to know Neal and observe him, and he's been following him. He also studied him from Chicago.

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@ guest

That not how you fake a death

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@ Michael+

Sure it is. Neal saw him "dead". I actually believe the entire this was set up from the beginning - the whole "I just got divorced", "What's a good place to live?" - Siegel is trying to con Neal and trying to catch him at something. (Also, since it was widely reported that Warren Kole was signed on to play Neal's handler - NOT that he was going to guest star for a couple of episodes, then that's a pretty good clue).

Terrie

Definitely did not see Seigel ending up dead so soon and that was kinda disappointing. Of course it was Hagen, he wants to keep Neal under his thumb. I think it's only a matter of time before Peter figures out what's going on.

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@ Terrie

I really hope you're right, I was already growing attached to him considering I loved him in The Following and that is the first thing I thought upon the seeing his body laying on the street because I didn't want to believe he was really dead but would they do all that for the sake of Neil's confession or slip-up? I don't believe Peter would go that far unfortunately because he would have to be apart of it.

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wow warren cole didn't last long i was hoping he would be a regular. poor guy he needs a steady job. not happy with hagen he will be a big problem this season of course we always need a villian on these shows

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well warren cole didn't last long poor guy needs a steady job. don't like hagen but every show needs a bad guy. good episode tho

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@ barbara

Barbara, I too am disappointed that Warren Cole has been killed off already. I was growing accustomed to his presence. I hope he obtains a steady gig also.

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well warren cole didn't last long poor guy needs a steady job. don't like hagen but every show needs a bad guy. good episode tho

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well warren cole didn't last long poor guy needs a steady job. don't like hagen but every show needs a bad guy. good episode tho

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wow warren cole didn't last long i was hoping he would be a regular. poor guy he needs a steady job. not happy with hagen he will be a big problem this season of course we always need a villian on these shows

White Collar Season 5 Episode 3 Quotes

Mozzie: Too Ringo?
Neal: Too Bieber.

I am the one who decides when it's over, not you. -Hagen