18 July, 2012
Review - WHITE COLLAR 4.02: 'Most Wanted'
So, Peter was re-assigned out of the White Collar division. Oh no! The humanity!
This begs the $64,000 question: in which episode will everything be completely back to normal? I'm setting the over/under at Episode 4. I'll take the under.
Heck, it's hard enough to believe that the show got a whole 84 minutes or so out of what last season's finale set up with Neal on the run. This was all so predictable and I called it in last week's review of the season premier. I hate being right. (No I don't)
It only took 13 minutes of 'Most Wanted' to know precisely how this episode would play out. Not only that, but the way it played out was a little ridiculous, wasn't it? I don't think I have the time to get into how many problems I had with that insane plan. Well, I probably do have the time. But you don't need me to tell them to you.
It was fun to see Neal shot, it was fun to see more of Mia Maestro and who doesn't like seeing "The Suit" working in concert with Mozzie, but all that doesn't takeremove my overall annoyance of how quickly everything went back to normal. Live a little, "White Collar"!
Oh well. Still enjoy watching this show and will as always look forward to next week's installment. But I'm not fooled by the teaser of Peter being pulled out of the division at the end of the episode.
Should I even bother reviewing this show at this point? Give me some encouragement and your thoughts on the episode and where things are going, people!
QUOTES OF NOTE:
PETER: "The girl always gives you away."
NEAL: "This isn't exactly how we planned our retirement."
MOZZIE: "The law on our tail, an ocean breeze, a precision heist from an island overlord ... it kinda is."
--Unlike Morgan Guillermo Grimes, Neal Caffrey doesn't have to break his thumbs to get out of handcuffs.
--Yes, Agent Collins would have taken his eyes off of Neal and helped put fruit in a box. It's not like he just saw that Neal escaped from handcuffs in the previous scene or anything.
--Hector would be a bad-ass protege to Neal.
--I have no talent and very little redeeming qualities, so I couldn't learn to be a decent bartender even with months of work and preperation. But that doesn't mean a bad-ass FBI agent could learn how to be one in 30 minutes.
--Tuco! (If you know why I just wrote that, you're good in my book)
--Would Neal really be worth a $500,000 bounty?
--Anyone else get the inkling that Helen is going to die this season?
--If you have any doubt that Mozzie will find his way back to New York ASAP, you don't know this show or TV very well. Speaking of Mozzie, is it possible not to love that guy?
THE SCORE: 63 out of 100