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White Collar

White Collar

Photo Credit:  Robert Ascroft / USA Network
  • Premiered: 
    October 23, 2009
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  • Network: USA
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jeff Eastin 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Neal Caffrey is a world-class con artist and white-collar thief, and for years he played a cat-and-mouse game with Peter Burke, his nemesis at the FBI. Neal was finally caught and sent to prison, but he quickly escaped a maximum-security facility to find his long-lost love. When Peter caught him a second time, Neal thought of a way to avoid prison -- he volunteered to work for the FBI and provide his criminal expertise to assist the Feds in catching other elusive criminals. But Neal isn't completely free -- he must wear an ankle bracelet which lets Peter track his every move. After searching for Kate and the music box in Season 1, Neal was prepared to leave with her and become a fugitive. Before he can leave, Peter stopped him on the runway, preventing him from entering a plane that exploded. In Season 2, after being released into Peter's custody again, Neal continued to help Peter while still searching for the music box. When his search led him to a note and potentially to the billion-dollar treasure at the end of Season 2, Neal had to decide whether to tell Peter. In Season 3, Neal confronted his possible freedom as he and Mozzie tried to stash their Nazi art treasure, with the FBI and Peter in pursuit. Despite their loss of trust, Peter and Neal teamed up again after Elizabeth was kidnapped, and they repaired their relationship to the point where Neal felt part of a family, seemingly intent on staying rather than fleeing with the treasure. But when Peter learned that the Feds planned on having Neal work for them for the rest of his life, he cut off Neal's anklet and set him free. After he realized he'd been working with his father, whose cover was blown in the Season 4 mid-season finale, Neal works with Peter to learn the truth about his dirty cop father's past. In the rest of Season 4, Neal does get to know his father, Sam, better, but Neal's dad kills Senator Pratt, pinning the murder on Peter, who ended up in jail at the end of Season 4. Season 5 opened with Peter in prison, Neal trying to clear his name, but getting a new handler, Agent David Seigel, who's gotten where he is because he plays by the rules. Plus, Neal developed a romantic relationship with Rebecca Lowe, while Peter and Elizabeth reassessed their lives, figuring out how best to move forward. Season 5 continued when WHITE COLLAR returned with four new episodes, starting on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, featuring a multi-episode arc with guest star Bridget Regan in a shocking storyline. Neal continues to be blackmailed by the devilish Curtis Hagen and complete his final assignment without Peter and the rest of the FBI catching on. Rebecca Lowe (Regan), Neal and Mozzie get closer to cracking the Mosconi Codex and a life is put on the line when a dramatic secret is revealed. WHITE COLLAR returned for its sixth and final season on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, with Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason all coming back for the new episodes. The final season picks up on last season's cliffhanger, when Caffrey disappeared, sans ankle bracelet. Personal transitions and returning enemies complicate things when Caffrey and Agent Burke are pitted against the most sought-after network of criminals in the world, the Pink Panthers. With the help of Mozzie and FBI agents Barrigan and Jones, they will attempt to infiltrate and bring down the Infamous criminal ring. Guest stars for the final bow include Ross McCall, Gavin Lee, Bridget Regan, Toby Leonard Moore, Paloma Guzman, Michael Potts, Isaach de Bankole and Diahann Carroll.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Fox Television Studios

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 9, 2010: Kate Moreau dies
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