Original Air Date: December 18, 2014

Logline: Neal designs a plan that will serve the interest of the Pink Panthers - and himself.

Synopsis: This is it!  With the pneumatic tube up and running, Woodford and the Pink Panthers put the final pieces into place to execute their master plan. Little do they realize that with Peter among them, the FBI is one step closer to taking them down – and Neal is one step closer to finally getting the freedom he’s fought so hard to earn.

Meanwhile, Neal and Keller loop Mozzie in on their own ingenious plan: while the Panthers are busy pulling the heist of the century and the FBI is getting into position for the bust of their careers, Mozzie will surreptitiously tap into the pneumatic tube and siphon off 30 million dollars.  Sure, it’s not half a billion, but it’s enough of a nest egg to start their new lives off on the right foot.

That is, if everything goes according to plan.  Mozzie has his doubts about the wisdom of their alliances, though, and Elizabeth wants assurances on Peter’s safety.  Neal seems confident that everything is under control, but can he really be making promises?  With a heist of this magnitude there will be no room for slip-ups, and double-crossing the Panthers could have dire consequences for Neal and everyone he holds dear.  One thing is for sure: with Peter and the murderous Woodford looking over his shoulder, and Keller pursuing his own shady agenda, Neal will have his hands full.  And though he may be optimistic about the outcome, the truth is that Neal has been so focused on his sunny future that he may not realize his new beginning has become an unhappy ending until it’s too late…

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