out of the box

After months of searching, Neal has finally found the object of everyone's desire - the music box. According to Alex, the box is in the Italian consulate, but it will only be there for a week, which doesn't leave Neal much time to plan a heist. He'll only have one chance to get the box, at an invite-only party at the consulate. But in order to make it work, Neal is going to have to first get his tracking anklet turned off. 

With nothing left to lose, Neal turns to the last person he should be making a deal with - Fowler. In exchange for the music box, Neal wants Fowler to let him and Kate go, no questions asked. Fowler scoffs in front of his men, but Neal has a feeling that the OPR Agent is willing to do anything to get the box, even if it means aiding Neal. 

But Peter has been watching and he knows about the deal with Fowler. Disappointed, he admonishes Neal and urges him to do the right thing. However, Fowler is more desperate to get the music box than they both realize. Recognizing Peter as a threat, Fowler hits him at his weak spot - Elizabeth. Fowler and his men show up at Elizabeth's office and start tearing the place apart. Furious, Peter arrives and plays right into Fowler's hands, decking the OPR Agent and earning a two-week suspension. 

Peter and Neal make a vow to nail Fowler. But how? Fowler may be powerful, but he's also aiding Neal in illegal activity. For that, they can bring him down. Peter calls in a favor from an old friend: Agent Diana Barrigan. He wants her to look into how Fowler is manipulating Neal's tracking anklet. 

Meanwhile, Neal, Mozzie and Alex ready themselves for the heist. Things go smoothly at the consulate as Neal charms the consul general, but they take a turn for the strange as Neal kicks his plan into action and announces himself as a world-renowned art thief who has come to rob the place. It's a risky move, but the risk is worth the reward. But will Fowler really make good on his promise to let Kate and Neal go free? And what about the mystery man giving Fowler his orders? It seems that Neal may be in deeper than he ever imagined...

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