I have to admit the hardest part about watching the season premier of White Collar is not spilling the goods about Kate and Neal and Peter.

I wish I could tell you.

And I wanna tell you.

So REALLY wanna tell you.

But I can’t.

I’ll just say this…it’s worth the wait.

So I’ll just talk about the rest of the episode. Well, I’ll try anyway.
It’s another stellar episode. Period. Here’s the summary:

Hard Sell

Neal must infiltrate a company of corrupt Wall
Street brokers to preserve his deal with the FBI. When Peter is forced to go
undercover alongside him, a discovery is made that could change their
partnership forever.
Series Regulars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Tiffani
Thiessen, Willie Garson & Natalie Morales
Featuring: Sharif Atkins
Guest starring: Alexandra Daddario

Let’s face it, a con man is a jack of all trades. Just like Neal can steal a Picasso and replace it with a forgery, he can effortlessly sweet talk his way into being a broker. And this episode really shows the audience how versatile he truly is.

It also shows the audience how vulnerable and delicate he is as well. Without going into the back story detail, when Neal sees something that makes him doubt Peter, his trust is tested. The relationship between Peter and Neal is tested. And for a couple of minutes, the audience will wonder which way the ball will drop.

The answer happens in the final 15 minutes of the show. Neal will literally give Peter his breath.

Admittedly, there are lots of forks in the road in the episode, a lot of places where it could have gone wrong. But that’s the beauty of this show. From the first episode, there has been overwhelming growth in the show and in the characters. This plot earlier in the season would not have worked. It would have fizzled. Now was the perfect time to play with the themes in this episode: truth, loyalty, love, friendship

Somethings to keep a look out for:

Neal’s frustration coming to a head

A bromance getting stronger.

Sly Neal working it on the phone

Will he or won’t he escape

The answer to the cliffhanger…which comes with more questions.

Okay, I’ve said enough. Here are a couple of scenes from the season premier.