After weeks of lies, the truth is finally out: "Sam" is actually Neal's father, James Bennett. With so many questions swirling, James begins to share the story of how he wound up a dirty cop under the thumb of a once-powerful D.C. mob family known as the Flynns - the same Flynns who just tried to have him killed. Reeling from his father's revelations, Neal isn't sure what to believe. But it's clear that Dennis Flynn, Jr., the man who attacked James and possibly killed Ellen, must be taken down. The team quickly identifies Flynn's latest venture into high-end counterfeit whisky as the way in, but Peter worries that the case may be too personal for Neal. However, Neal convinces him he can keep his mind off vengeance and on the task at hand, and it isn't long before Neal, posing as a whisky distiller with a willingness to play outside the law, has gained the mob scion's attention. But with his emotions already running high, being so close to a man who has caused so much pain to his family may be too much for Neal to take. And when he crosses a line with the murderous Flynn, even Peter may not be able to pull him out in time.
About White Collar
White Collar centers on the unlikely crime-solving partnership between Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a charming con man turned consultant for the FBI, and Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), the Federal Agent charged with keeping him on the right side of the law.
When Neal escaped from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Peter had to bring him to justice - for the second time. Rather than return to jail, Neal suggested an alternate plan: he would provide his criminal expertise to assist the Feds in catching other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. Initially wary, Peter quickly found that Neal provided insight and intuition that couldn't be found on the right side of the law.
Since then, Peter and Neal have amassed an enviable record within the White Collar Crimes Unit and laid the foundation for a deep friendship. But as some have said about Neal, once a con, always a con, and while his unique skills have helped Peter close some high profile cases, his methods have endangered both his friends and fellow colleagues and drawn increased scrutiny from the higher-ups.
Eventually, Neal earned a chance to have his sentence commuted, but when he realized the scales of justice were unfairly weighted against him, Neal did the only thing left for him to do: he ran. Although Manhattan may be in his rearview, the past won't stay behind him for long, and soon both he and Peter will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made.