Diminishing Returns

White Collar Diminishing Returns

With the island escapade behind him, Neal makes his return to the FBI. But just because he's back in the office doesn't mean things are back to normal: pending review, Peter has been reassigned to "The Cave," a cheerless evidence warehouse where cataloging and collating, not casework, is the order of the day.

Meanwhile, Diana and Jones re-open a file that has great meaning to Peter, a twenty-year-old unsolved case involving a thief who has pulled a major heist every five years. And as it happens, this week marks five years since the last heist. Feeling responsible for Peter's current situation, Neal offers his help to Diana and Jones. It soon becomes clear, though, that if they want to catch this thief before he strikes again, they're going to need Peter's help.

At first, with his every action under scrutiny from the higher ups, Peter is hesitant to get too involved. Yet, as he and Neal begin to turn over new details in the case, the exiled Agent can't help but get caught up in the action. It isn't long before they set their sights on a suspect, but as Peter gets drawn further in to the center of the investigation, he may be endangering his chances of getting his career back...

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.

Cast & Crew

Peter Burke as played by Tim DeKay