Season 1 episodes
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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.
Still on the hunt for the music box, Neal makes Alex an offer. If she tells him where the music box is, he'll steal it and give it to her - after he is done with it. Alex agrees to the plan, on one condition: Neal has to get rid of his tracking anklet.
When a suspect in a museum heist is killed in a hit and run, Neal believes it is the work of an old adversary, Matthew Keller. Neal thinks Keller is using materials from the heist to counterfeit a bottle of wine owned by Benjamin Franklin. A supposedly impossible feat, and yet an anonymous seller has put a Franklin bottle up for auction at the prestigious auction house Weatherby's. Can it be a coincidence?
Across town, the team's stakeout turns into a murder investigation when shots are fired at the home of Christopher Gray, a wealthy stock trader who is under investigation for inside trading. Gray is dead, and the main suspect turns out to be his beautiful young mistress, Pierce Spelman.
Enjoying a beautiful day in the park with June and her young niece, Samantha, Neal learns some terrible news: Samantha needs a kidney transplant, but she was bumped off the donor list. However, June has been approached by a woman working for a charitable organization called Hearts Wide Open, offering to help find a kidney for Samantha - for a donation of $100,000. The whole situation sounds suspicious to Neal, and Peter is inclined to agree, although he warns Neal to tread carefully.
Peter is feeling good after a long weekend of relaxation, but his buzz is quashed when he returns to the office to see David Sullivan and his young daughter, Alison, waiting for him. Sullivan stood to inherit his recently deceased father's home, but the bank is foreclosing. Turns out, the old man took out a second mortgage before he passed away. Sullivan claims fraud, but the bank has a stack of paperwork, signed and notarized by his father. As Peter and Neal see the situation, it doesn't get much more cut and dry.
With Agent Fowler's words ringing in his ears, Neal contemplates his next move. Could Peter really be the FBI Agent manipulating he and Kate from behind the scenes? Mozzie thinks so, but Neal isn't sure how to play it until he has definitive proof.
Neal and Peter race back to headquarters to pull suspects, but they get an unwelcome surprise in the form of Garrett Fowler from the Office of Professional Responsibility. The FBI's version of Internal Affairs, the OPR says they're in town to conduct a standard review. In reality, Fowler is looking into the same diamond heist and he has already found his prime suspect -Neal.
Peter can't get to Lao without blowing the operation, which is where Neal comes in. In order to make contact with Lao, the FBI wants Neal to resurrect one of his old aliases; Nicholas Halden, a multimillionaire with a predilection for high stakes gambling. Lao Shen will be in New York for 72 hours - not much time to make contact and find out what happened to Costa.
Neal and Peter make a house call when an extremely valuable work by the painter Haustenberg is stolen from a Manhattan residence. The owner, 22-year-old Julianna Laszlo, inherited the house and the painting from her grandmother, not knowing how much it was worth. Neal thinks her uncle Gary may be responsible.
Flip Of The Coin
Peter thinks he's in for it when Elizabeth shows up at the office with her friend Dana in tow. But Peter isn't the one in trouble this time; it's Dana's husband, Captain John Mitchell, who is in the hot seat.
Book Of Hours
On a routine stakeout of a well-known mob hang out, Agent Cruz and Agent Jones get a surprise visit from Leo Barelli, the local mob boss. Someone stole the bible from Barelli's church, and he wants it back ... badly enough to come to the FBI for help.
It's Fashion Week, and while Neal is enjoying himself, Peter is less enthusiastic about the legion of beautiful women that has descended on Manhattan. Things get worse when one of those beautiful women is witness to a murder.
When con man Neal Caffrey breaks out of a maximum-security prison, the FBI calls the man who put him there in the first place, agent Peter Burke. Peter knows that Neal escaped to find Kate, the love of his life. However, when Peter arrives at Kate's apartment in Manhattan, he finds the con man alone. Neal was too late; Kate is gone.