digging deeper

Peter is giddy when the appearance of a stolen shipping crate containing a fossilized dinosaur egg kicks off a hunt for a missing Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.  The search soon leads to corporate raider Brett Forsythe, a man who is used to taking what he wants, legally or perhaps otherwise.  Forsythe is too smart to implicate himself, but the thief he may have hired to do his dirty work proves less so, and the FBI soon nab him when he resurfaces to steal the egg for a second time. 

Elsewhere, Peter’s suspicion of Neal continues to quietly grow, and when he learns that his CI has a new lady in his life it soon leads to an awkward encounter.  At the same time, Neal must decide just how much of himself he is willing to expose as his feelings for Rebecca deepen. 

Meanwhile, the thief confirms that Forsythe has the T. Rex, but the team still has no way of knowing where he may be keeping it.  Not wanting to put the real egg in play, Peter asks Neal and Mozzie to forge a replica in the hopes that it will entice Forysthe into leading them to its mama.  But as Neal will soon learn, Forsythe isn’t one to miss details, nor is he afraid to get tough with anyone who would try to put him on the losing end of a deal…

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