White Collar Boss Discusses Finale Cliffhanger, Neal's Season 4 'Pursuit' of His [Spoiler]

[Warning: If you have yet to watch Tuesday's season finale of White Collar, avert your eyes now! Everyone else, read on...]

White Collar‘s Season 3 finale finally delivered a verdict on Neal’s fate, and it did not go as expected.

Rather than being set free or having to complete his sentence with the FBI, Neal’s future took a third route: He cut his anklet and fled after getting the nod to do so from Peter, who had just learned of Kramer’s plans to keep Neal working for him, in D.C., for the rest of his life.

Where is the con man headed? What happens to Peter’s career now that he’s sacrificed the law to keep his C.I./pal out of his mentor’s hands? And is that trip to Roosevelt Island just the tip of the iceberg in uncovering the real Neal Caffrey? TVLine went to creator Jeff Eastin to gets answers.

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TVLINE | In the finale, the show went to a place it’s never been before, with Roosevelt Island.
And the first episode back in Season 4 won’t take place in New York. It won’t take place on American soil.

TVLINE | Do you see it as almost like a prequel to Season 1, where Peter has to chase Neal again?
A little bit. There’s definitely a parallel to the first time Peter caught Neal. The difference here is Peter gave Neal the nod to go. That nod really changes everything. … The hula girl is a pretty good indication of where Season 4 starts out. He’s tracking Neal for a different reason than he was the first time.

TVLINE | Peter sacrificed the law and what he believes in for Neal. How will this affect his career?
That’s a lot of what happens in Season 4. There’ll be some serious ramifications for Peter.

TVLINE | It felt like Peter and Neal were coming to some middle ground in this episode. Neal’s become better, but Peter is becoming more like Neal.
That was a lot of it. Peter was always a by-the-book guy, so for him to start realizing that grey is a color too…. The guys definitely merged a bit. Unfortunately, Peter works for the FBI, and they’re not a grey organization. They’re black-and-white. He went too far. The law says you gotta be prosecuted for doing [the crime] no matter if you’re a whole different person two years later. But Peter believes that Neal has really changed and wants to help him with that. Unfortunately, Peter probably stepped too far out of bounds.

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White Collar Matt BomerTVLINE | What will be the state of Peter and Neal’s relationship in Season 4 given everything they’ve been through?
In a lot of ways, it strengthens it going into Season 4. They’ve done this together. They realize how much they do rely upon each other. Again, it comes down to realizing exactly who each of them is.

TVLINE | When Peter changes his mind and says Neal should be free, does he really believe that? Or is he saying that because of what Kramer has in store?
Tim [DeKay] and I talked a lot about that. In that moment in time, he believed it.

TVLINE | You planted some seeds with Neal’s visit to Roosevelt Island. Is exploring Neal’s family one of your goals for next season?
Season 4 will rely heavily on Neal’s pursuit of his family.

TVLINE | So he doesn’t know where they are?
No. A lot of the big questions will be, Is his real name Neal Caffrey? If a fan of the show wants to guess, I wouldn’t do it if I were them. I don’t think the answer is what they think it is, no matter what they think it is. To a certain extent you might be right, but you won’t be right for the reasons you think. The discovery of who Neal was becomes a big part of Season 4.

TVLINE | Now that he’s on the run, will we see people from his past like Alex?
It’s very possible.

White Collar fans, what did you think of the season finale? Are you excited for Season 4 and to learn more about Neal’s family?

Comments (202)

  • So, Peter did in fact nod for him to go. I couldn’t tell if he had or not.
    DAMN that finale was awesome!

    Comment by Emgee – February 28, 2012 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Awesome, but depressing.

      Comment by Jonathan Lehrmann – February 28, 2012 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This was the best season finale I ever remember!!! I think hope that Pauley Perrette of NCIS (Abby Shuto) should end up being his older sister. Equally amazing, equally out of the ordinary…. And George Clooney as the father (personality a la Oceans 11). Neal impresses me as a younger sibling.. with several years between the siblings…and bothe run away from the mother. Abby runs away from her relationship with a new man. Neal runs away from the truth about his father.
      Woudln’t it be fun to have an episode wherein Neal comes to the aid of his former HS art teacher (Lily Tomlin). WE could learn so much about NEal’s past from all this!

      Comment by ronnie – March 1, 2012 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When Crammer approaches Peter on the FBI building steps, he says tells Peter that Neal will work for him for a long time. At that moment Neal approaches and Peter looks at him and gives him a “no” head shake indicating that Neal needs to leave because its ot going to work out.

      Comment by Danny – March 9, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It may be possible that Crammer’s CIA is Neal’s father & that’s y he wants to catch his father again through Caffery… OH Gosh.. great.. I can too write stories…lol.. :)

      Comment by vaishnavi – March 23, 2012 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • haha seriously gr8 thinkin

        Comment by manasa – April 9, 2012 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It may be possible that Crammer’s CIA is Neal’s father & that’s y he wants to catch his father again through Caffery… OH Gosh.. great.. I can too write stories… I too have brain….lol.. :)

      Comment by vaishnavi – March 23, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This show is THE BEST!!!! Last episode was just ammmmazing.Love Neil. Cant wait for S4. The best actors and scenes are here. Matt Bomer is soooooooooooooo adorable.

      Comment by Universe – April 2, 2012 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree! The show is THE BEST! Neal is so lovable! And the season finale was amazing! I came to realize that Neal has been looking for a family and a place to belong to all his life… oh God, he was so close! Can’t wait for season 4!. Please bring a love interest for Neal that is up to par!!!!

        Comment by Isabel Luna (@IsabelLuna12) – May 3, 2012 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When does season 4 kick off? I really miss watching this show!

      Comment by Christine Tabor – June 11, 2012 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the finale was Awesome, with the tram jump, to the Sterling-Bosch job. And Mozzie coming to the rescue.

    Comment by George – February 28, 2012 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • From the hints about Neal’s family to the questions of who exactly Ellen was (Neal’s father’s partner?).

      Comment by Emgee – February 28, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Loved the tram jump…awesome…was wondering how they would get out of that…whew!!!!

      Comment by Vee – May 1, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely LOVE White Collar – but watching that finale about gave me a heart attack. That last scene was phenomenal. Can’t wait to see how they get Peter and Neal back together next season – because that’s where they belong!

    Comment by CJ – February 28, 2012 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think several things will come into play. The reason Peter couldn’t get anything on Neal before age 18 is because that was when Neal left witness protection, where he’d spent his formative years since at least age 2. Kramer knows more than he’s letting on about both Neal and Peter — for about the last couple of seasons, I’ve suspected that they might have the same father. Different mothers, but the same father, and Peter was given up for adoption at birth. Kramer seems to me to be the type to have had Peter checked out when Peter first came on board, and to have the connections to dig a little deeper than what the FBI would’ve done, and learned the truth and sat on it for years. What Kramer wants is their dad — he never believed for a moment the guy died and wants to smoke him out of hiding. What better way than to use the sons as bait?

      Comment by Redcatlady – March 5, 2012 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG OMG OMG YES On Season 4 about Neal’s pursuit of his family. OMG OMG OMG #bringThebrother!! *cough*tom welling*cough*

    Comment by Gabriela – February 28, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

      Comment by Emgee – February 28, 2012 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Tom Welling as Neal’s brother? Ok, never thought about that possibility before, but they really look a like, like a lot. Not a bad casting at all

        Comment by Anna Louise – February 28, 2012 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I definitely agree that Tom Welling should be cast as Neal’s brother if they do bring in such a character.

          Comment by sabrina – February 29, 2012 12:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • oh God YES please. Tom Welling and Matt Bomer together on the same show !

            Comment by Ulimer – February 29, 2012 03:40 AM PDT  
    • If we’re casting a brother for Neal, it has to be Sean Maher.

      Comment by T – February 28, 2012 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • thank you finally somebody that is that doesn’t name Tom Welling ….. i love Tom Welling but give the poor guy a break man he just finished working not to long ago …. he deserves to take time off & come back whenever he feels like it whether in front of the tv screen or behind the scenes …. whoever they get for Neal’s brother i’m sure they will be a good choice for the part =]

        Comment by darklady65 – February 28, 2012 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • you talk as if they have decided neil has a brother… nobody has said any such thing just because a few stupid fans want to vote a talentless hack like tom welling doesnt mean we should

          Comment by DJ – February 29, 2012 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • The uncalled basher. Bravissimo

            Comment by Here He Comes – February 29, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  
      • I have never heard of him, but I looked him up. You are definitely right. They have a lot of similarities. I never heard a mention of a brother though. Personally I think he and Ian Somerhalder look a lot alike, but Ian Somerhalder has The Vampire Diaries to film, so it won’t be him.

        Comment by Kate – March 9, 2012 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • i agree!the first time I saw matt,I rememebered Ian..But then again..he’s in vampire diaries..

          Comment by MA – March 24, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Definitly Sean. He would fit perfectly!

        Comment by Julie – March 9, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No I think they should make his brother a geek like Mozzy so that Mozzy feels as if the new guy is threatening his relationship with Neal. The new brother then turns out to be not so much a relative as a plant from Kramer.

          Comment by Jan Kais – April 6, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG YES BEST IDEA EVER! Tom Welling as Neal´s brother FTW! I will probably die when I see Matt Bomer and Tom Welling at the same time, on the same screen but I would die happy lol

      Comment by mile – February 29, 2012 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • TV screen melt

        Comment by Huvic – February 29, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I couldn’t agree more. Nothing could be more perfect than to see Matt Bomer and Tom Welling together. Here’s hoping.

        Comment by tvholic – March 9, 2012 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nah, not Tom Welling. Matt Cohen.

      Comment by Maria G – March 9, 2012 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I vote for an evil/dark brother : Wentworth Miller

      Comment by K – March 9, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Colin Eglesfield looks enough like him to be a perfect brother.

        Comment by Jeri – March 9, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Jonathan Groff would be awesome as Neal’s younger brother.

          Comment by Julianna – March 23, 2012 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If the brother is going to be evil…please let it not be Wentworth Miller. He’s too fly for that

        Comment by Jan Kais – April 6, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • omg yahh that would be AWESOME ……love tom welling great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by Laura – March 30, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woah, this finale was amazing. I’m already excited for Season 4 to start.

    Comment by Annie – February 28, 2012 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’ve never wanted to know ANYTHING more than i want to know Neal’s real name and the story about his dad…how much you wanna bet Neal is his name from witness protection when he helped his dad’s ex-partner rat him out. Good Guess?? Crazy?

    Comment by mirvin365 – February 28, 2012 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Excellent guess. I think that there were subtle hints all season long that his real name isn’t Neal. In “Upper West Side Story” where the student asks him what his real name is, and then he pauses for quite awhile before saying that it was Neal…and then a couple episodes ago Sarah asking him if his real name is Neal, and him saying that “That’s a long story…”

      Comment by Alex – February 28, 2012 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with all those you mentioned but then there was also that moment in season three, I think, when he tells Mozzie that “I want my new name to feel as comfortable as Neal Caffrey” or something along those lines. That’s where the first bells rang in my mind. I’ve always thought Neal Caffrey was something he came up with when he was somewhere around 18.

        Comment by WendyGreen – March 9, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mirvin, I was thinking close to the same thing. I was wondering if he and his Mom (and possibly his siblings) went into witness protection. Their is a part of me that hopes his Dad (reportedly a “bad cop” who had “turned evil) was actually undercover and was — in fact — a good cop. Perhaps Neal was really his name — or his real last name. Can’t wait to find out the answers!

      Comment by Luminosity – February 29, 2012 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

      Comment by BillCrop – August 7, 2012 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh…looking forward to everything except for Alex. She’s the furthest thing from relevant. Can’t wait for S4, though! Amazing season finale. :D

    Comment by Anna – February 28, 2012 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely disagree. Would love to see Alex back again. She has lovely chemistry with Neal.

      Comment by SG – February 29, 2012 01:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • considering they just brought up kate again you ignoramus she is very relevant because she played a big role in figuring out everything about kate and what happened with the treasure and all that

      Comment by DJ – February 29, 2012 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally disagree. I’ve totally missed Alex and would luuuuv to see her back for a few episodes while Neal is on the run!

      Comment by Leigh – February 29, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you. I don’t think they should bring back Alex. But if they do bring her back, it should only be for 1 or 2 episodes. In my opinion, Mozzie is more than enough temptation for Neal.

      Comment by James – March 1, 2012 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know I’m likely about to get hated on as much as you have been just for saying this, but I agree. Personally, I never liked Alex, so I was never disappointed when she left, and I never looked forward to having her back.

      Comment by Krissie – March 9, 2012 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • but alex is hott!!!

      Comment by Chris – March 30, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG… Thank you. I wasn’t sure if I imagined the nod or if it really meant what i thought it meant. Peter protected Neal. I love it. Tonight’s episode was made of amazing. Sara covering for Neal with the painting and that scene in her office. Peter and Sara conspiring to save Neal with him being the art consultant. Wow. Just wow, Kramer’s former CI must have really screwed him over. The guy seems very jaded.
    Can I please say how much Matt Bomer nailed that last scene on the plane. The emtions shown across his face were out of this world. I felt every single one of them

    Comment by Crystal – February 28, 2012 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Matt Bomer is this show’s greatest strength, and in this episode he proved once again why.

      Comment by SG – February 29, 2012 01:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Matt is one of those rare actors that can “speak with his eyes”. He has a way of just making his audience “feel” him in every sense of the word. From the horror in his face when he realized he had to jump on that tram car to the moment back at his loft when you could see the inner struggle when he looked at himself in the mirror, he just captured every moment brilliantly. The last scene, you could just feel ever fibre of his being about being sad about having to run. Jeff Eastin hit the gold mine when he got this actor to play his character.

      Comment by Saphire – February 29, 2012 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree that Matt ir amazing, and the end shot….wasn’t long enough!

        Comment by Dale Sullivan – March 1, 2012 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too, I felt all his emotions. It broke my heart! Matt is an amazing actor and out of this world gorgeous!!

      Comment by Isabel Luna (@IsabelLuna12) – May 3, 2012 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great episode! I loved the second to last moment where Neal tells Peter how he switched the painting out and then based jumped and Peter didn’t believe him. Great moment to show how Neal is always truthful with Peter, but still gets away with so much. Can’t wait to see how they bring these two back together.

    Comment by W – February 28, 2012 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see Pierce Brosnan as Neal’s dad. Great episode and Matt Bomer’s face at the end, WOW, OMG!!! Can’t wait for this summer!

    Comment by Bugginkrd – February 28, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, I agree that Pierce Brosnan would be outstanding for Neal’s Dad. Matt Bomer certainly has much of the charisma of Pierce Brosnan in his acting. Agreed, White Collar would not be the show it is without
      Matt Bomer. I’m secretly hoping that Alex doesn’t come back, but that Sarah is incorporated in the future shows. I think that the characters of Neal and Sarah make for some great adventure, not to mention chemistry!

      Comment by Ann – March 1, 2012 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved the finale!
    So excited for Season 4.
    That last scene…. Matt Bomer was perfect.

    Comment by Eliza – February 28, 2012 08:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved it! I was not a fan of season 3, but this episode gives me hope for season 4. I hope they bring back Alex. I loved to see how Neal gets out of this! Good Job@

    Comment by Julia – February 28, 2012 08:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Phenomenal finale, miles ahead of the past two. They sure made a lot happen in one episode…
    Especially enjoyed the bit where Neal went to visit that woman on Roosevelt Island, finding out that Neal’s parents are both still alive is big and exciting stuff.
    I like that things were brought full circle both with the treasure and with the Raphael painting.
    As opposed to the end of last season when I didn’t really like where things were going, they’ve got very interesting stuff set up for next season. An episode somewhere outside of the country, Peter tracking down Neal again, and Neal searching for his family? What more could we ask for?!
    I’m glad that we got confirmation from Jeff Eastin that Peter did in fact give Neal the nod to go ahead and cut his anklet, there seemed to be some confusion about that on twitter.

    Comment by Alex – February 28, 2012 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know why. That Peter gave a nod to Neal to go (subtle though it was) seemed as clear as day to me.

      Comment by SG – February 29, 2012 01:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I need Alex Hunter in this show.

    Comment by July – February 28, 2012 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely LOVE white collar. I almost had a heart attack throughout the finale!! AMAZING! I will watch it again tomorrow!

    Comment by Spyweb – February 28, 2012 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • best cliffhanger I have seen in a long time for any show!!
    Can’t wait for Season 4 to start – wish it were in two weeks and that they would do more episodes per season.

    Comment by davej – February 28, 2012 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally awesome! I’ve said all along, both Neal and Mozzie were looking for the same thing-a place to belong I also said I didn’t think Keller got all the treasure- bless Mozzies’ shiny lil head! How about Misha Collins to play either Neal’s dad or not so brotherly older brother?

    Comment by dale sullivan – February 28, 2012 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Misha Collins would be perfect for his brother. They both have that thing where they can speak with their eyes and nothing else. They both have the puppy dog eyes as well. lol

      Comment by Gill – April 24, 2012 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! This was one of the best episodes I have ever seen! White Collar is by far one of the absolute best shows to ever! I have been captured since the pilot episode, but now,I am imprisoned by it. The cast and writers are absolutely stellar! More, more, I just can’t get enough. Waiting till summer seems like an eternity. Congratulations to USA and the whole crew of White Collar for a spectacular season!

    Comment by Ronnie Pennington – February 28, 2012 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why didn’t Diana testify? From an earlier article, I was led to believe that she would.

    Comment by B. Baker – February 28, 2012 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • RE: B. Baker
      Remember at the beginning of the Judgement day episode, where Neal was going over the list of people who were talking at his hearing, and he said to Mozzie that Diana was too much of a wild card, and he had June, Elizabeth, and Sara on his side for him instead? Yeah, Jones wasn’t mentioned, so that was confusing or inconsistent/erratic, but I think that was why…

      Comment by Nicole D. – February 28, 2012 11:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Neal did mention Jones along with Diana when Mozzy asked about the “demi-Suits”. He said it could go either way with either of them. Then they showed Jones’ testimony to give one perspective and played against expectation with Diana when she ended up helping Neal out.

        Comment by Tucker – February 29, 2012 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wonder if that scene was shot, but cut for time. Whatever, it seems that Diana came down on Neal’s side when she helped him escape.

      Comment by SG – February 29, 2012 02:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Diana was never completely on Neal’s side..she considered Neal to be a loose cannon..but she had faith on Peter’s judgement.Seeing that Peter was hell bent on helping out Neal..she did cut some slacks to Neal..

        Comment by Anubhab Saha – April 8, 2012 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow! The finale was amazing. The show in it self is absolutely perfect! I hope White Collar keeps going on for awhile. I feel like we’re just getting started. I can not wait for Season 4! Should be epic!

    Comment by Shakir Rahman – February 28, 2012 09:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is one amazing guess. I could see this happening.

    Comment by DiPena – February 28, 2012 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I played over & over but still did not understand what Peter asked Neal before Peter went for his interview. Can someone please transcribe for me?

    Comment by Liz1388 – February 28, 2012 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Peter = “Who was that person you so on Roosevelt Island?” Neal- “When this over I’ll tell you everything.”
      Hope that is what you were talking about

      Comment by crystal – February 28, 2012 10:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amazing can’t wait for season 4 defo smallville actor tom welling for his brother this just gets better and better

    Comment by steven robertson – February 28, 2012 10:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved, loved, loved the finale! Matt Bomer killed it in the last scene. Based on the setup, season 4 will be amazing.

    Comment by Grace – February 28, 2012 11:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely the best White Collar finale so far. Looking forward to season four and I *wish* that there will be more than 16 episodes ;)

    Comment by Shy – February 28, 2012 11:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im worried about hilary burton not being in season 4 she is awesome, and smokin hot

    Comment by JaredJack956 – February 28, 2012 11:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She is on season 4, don’t be worried!:)

      Comment by Cynthia – February 29, 2012 01:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unfortunately I expect she’ll still be in it, even though her storyline has come to a natural end with the recovery of the Raphael. They’ve managed to shoehorn her in plenty of times in S3 (in episodes I did my best to avoid), so they’ll probably manage to do the same in S4.

      Comment by TF – February 29, 2012 02:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved this episode, not happy to see Neal run but knowing Peter gave him the nod to do so makes me feel better. Season 4 should be great, i have wanted to know more about Neal’s father since season 2 so it will be nice to finally get some answers.

    Comment by Sarah – February 28, 2012 11:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the show and loved the finale! While I was pulling heavily for Neal’s freedom, the way it ended makes next season that much more interesting to me.

    Comment by Justin – February 29, 2012 01:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES TOM WELLING is fantastic!

    Comment by nola – February 29, 2012 03:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He would be a nice addition to this amazing show (even of it is a one episode deal). Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay AND Tom Welling? excuse me while I drool my way out

      Comment by Ulimer – February 29, 2012 03:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved this episode! I was almost in tears! My heart broke for Neal, making such a big change in his life and things were really looking up…. then BOOM! everything goes south! I have so many questions! Where will they end up? What about Sarah? What about Peter and Neal as partners? I love Mozzie, but why does he always have to be bad (like wanting to do the wrong thing)? Will we get to see Agent Kramer go behind bars or get beaten up by someone? Was everything Kramer did legal, somehow it didn’t seem so. I liked Mr. Bocsh, I wonder will we see more of him? Were there more hidden treasures in the letter Neal sent Kate?

    Comment by Mamie – February 29, 2012 03:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mozzie believes in the phrase “Once a con, always a con.”

      Comment by Jordan Wolf – February 29, 2012 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amazing episode, i’ve been waiting for this from the Pilot

    Comment by Alex – February 29, 2012 03:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The world is wonderful.Matt and Tom Welling are good actors and beatiful. Congratulations to MATT for having claimed to be gay!

    Comment by mark – February 29, 2012 04:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh for God’s sake, the fangirls of Tom Welling are coming out of the woodwork..just go away. Stop bombarding this topic with your dreams of having him play Neal’s brother. That isn’t even in the storyline as yet. Seriously, as much as he is a fine actor in his own right, he pales in comparison or credibility to the likes of Bomer. Can we get back on topic here.

      Comment by Patricia – February 29, 2012 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • dude chill out, let people want what they want. Don’t need to get all up in arms about it. Geez.

        Comment by ulimer – March 1, 2012 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There is a food for your thoughts..How about bringing on Simon Baker of The Mentalist fame to play some integral part of the series..

        Comment by Anubhab Saha – April 8, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ‘Claimed’ to be gay? Are you serious with that crap?

      Comment by Krissie – March 9, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • On February 11, 2012, while giving an acceptance speech for the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS (at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards), Bomer publicly acknowledged for the first time that he is in a romantic relationship with Hollywood publicist Simon Halls. Bomer’s homosexuality had previously been considered an “open secret” in Hollywood, and he had refused to comment one way or the other about his relationship or orientation. Bomer does have a daughter and twin boys as well. His sexual orientation has no relevance to his ability to make this role his own. It’s as if this series was written for him; and the fact that so many love the show, says it all.

      Comment by trips999 – August 26, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Correction: he was three boys and no daughter. Great family though.

        Comment by trips999 – August 26, 2012 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the show. Would love to see Sarah get pregnant and have Neal try to deal with that along with everything else. I think that would make a neat wrinkle to his character – good or bad – hard choices for a daddy!

    Comment by Marie Smith – February 29, 2012 05:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A Sara pregnancy would be the final nail in the coffin for much of the audience. LOL What a truly horrible idea.

      Comment by TF – February 29, 2012 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I am one of those fans that actually like Sara. Well I started out hating her… Then she really grew on me. However, I agree with you. Hell No… to the baby daddy story line. This show has enough action and drama we don’t need to go cheese fest drama on top of it.

        Comment by Crystal – February 29, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah, I agree. I like Sara and Neal, but what I like about them is the free-spiritedness haphazard recklessness of them. Attaching a serious issue like a pregnancy to their relationship wouldn’t be a good thing, in my opinion. I can, however, see Sara tracking Neal down in S4. Much of her career has involved hunting Neal Cafferty…why stop now that she has even more motivation.

          Comment by Magically Suspicious – March 9, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree! Have Neal struggle with his family issues while considering the possibility of starting one with Sara!

      Comment by Layla – February 29, 2012 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a shocking and heartbreaking finale! Bomer and DeKay deserve so much recognition for those final few minutes alone. I really loved the Sterling Bosch job as others have said – is it certain that Sara will return in S4? I really hope so! :D She and Neal were lovely together.
    Conversely, I really hope Alex doesn’t come back. This season has been the best yet and it was no coincidence that her incredibly volatile, stiffly acted self wasn’t around. Mozzie is more than enough of a temptation for Neal, as this episode showed very well. Don’t ruin a good thing!

    Comment by Hannah – February 29, 2012 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I TOTALLY AGREE with SG. I can’t wait to see Alex again:)

    Comment by Ariana – February 29, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My comment seems to have disappeared for some reason. I wanted to know what it was that Peter said to Neal before Peter went for the interview? Something about Roosevelt Is?
    Played it several times but could make no sense of it. Not a big deal, but hugging me. Thanks.

    Comment by Liz1388 – February 29, 2012 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Peter wanted to know how Neil switched the paintings. Neil told him that he went up to the Penthouse, made the switch, and essentially sky dived off the balcony to safety. The exact terminology wasn’t sky diving but that was the jist of the conversation. Peter didn’t believe him, which was a great moment. Does this help clarify?

      Comment by trips999 – August 26, 2012 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVED the finale and like others can’t wait for S4. What about Zachery Levi as Neal’s brother?

    Comment by Mack Pile – February 29, 2012 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Apart from the fact that he’s about half a foot taller than Matt, and makes Matt look like a midget when he stands next to him, sure. ;)

      Comment by SG – February 29, 2012 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They would have great chemistry together absolutely and they would be believable as brothers…..but Zac doesn’t look anything like Matt so it probably wouldn’t work out.

      Comment by Gill – April 24, 2012 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wonder if one of the prominent villains on Season 4 (maybe 5) could be Neal’s Father

    Comment by Gabriela – February 29, 2012 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it should be patrick J. Adams from suits he is a great actor yet under rated and they even look similar so the brother thing could work nicely plus he is already on USA’s line up so he is still recognizable by people that view the channel frequently

    Comment by DJ – February 29, 2012 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s not a bad idea, but since Suits is also set in NYC, I would love to see them have a crossover episode in the future. You could either have Neal and Peter team up with Mike and Harvey to take down a high profile white collar criminal OR pit them against one another. Maybe a certain luxury insurance firm would hire a certain high-end law firm to prosecute a certain art thief? Mike vs. Neal, Harvey vs. Peter, Sarah caught in the middle? They could even bring back Mr. Bosch! That would be a SICK episode.

      Comment by Davis Fox – February 29, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um…no. They don’t look alike at all. Matt Bomer is so much better looking.

      Comment by KT – March 4, 2012 01:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What an amazing finale! I really did love it, Hate that we have to wait for season 4!! I really like Sara but I noticed a lot of people do not. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion but I am really curious as to why people do not like her?

    Comment by Jessica – February 29, 2012 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • because she doesn’t fit , the actress has no idea how to play her and the writers don’t even know how write for her .

      Comment by Hannah – March 1, 2012 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hated her smarmy whinny Lucas- stalking character in One Tree Hill. I guess I still haven’t gotten over Payton.

        Comment by Jan Kais – April 6, 2012 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As stunning as Alex is, her portrayal of her character never rang true for me. She’s so guarded that you don’t relate, nothing real about her is revealed; and that makes her unrelatable. You have to feel some connection with the character, good or bad, and every episode with her in it…..was waiting for the hook. Never came. She comes off as a stunning, great to see, manikin. When it was revealed that she was the granddaughter of the U Boat radio operator, figured for certain we would be given something to humanize her. Instead she suddenly throught out a the scene saver with “Midas” and they moved on. When Keller realized who she was, couldn’t believe they didn’t expound on that a little longer. Again, to help the viewers finally see her as something more than a hot fence with benefits. Was disappointed and glad to see her disappear during the rest of the episodes.

      Comment by trips999 – August 26, 2012 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Meanwhile, the search into Neal’s past leads to Albuquerque, New Mexico”

    Comment by MK35 – February 29, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE BEST EPISODE EVER! i can’t wait till season 4 xx

    Comment by Annie – February 29, 2012 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved the Season finale, but I grew to almost dislike Mozzie… don’t misunderstand me, I don’t really hate Mozzie or something like that, but for ME he’s like the “Devil on Neal’s shoulder” like Peter is the “Angel”… Mozzie is BAD news and Mozzie is a VERY bad influence and as long as Neal’s hanging out with him he might never be REALLY reformed… becaues Mozzie will NEVER be a throughout “good guy”… he won’t… he did some good things, definitely, he has a good heart, but he will always be a criminal… a lot more than Neal… and he will never want the life Neal desires for himself and apart from Neal there is no one he’s REALLY close to… yes, he likes Elizabeth and Peter and June, but not enough that he would stay with them if he could have something better… I really don’t like that… even though in THIS case there was NO other way to “save” Neal…
    I can’t even tell you how much I love and adore the relationship Peter and Neal have… I would say it’s similiar to Jane and Lisbon from “THE MENTALIST”… anyone watching this show? I stopped watching after… I think Season 3, but the things Lisbon did when Jane crossed a line and how often she just had his back and just TRUSTED him without even knowing what he was up to… it’s totally similiar, even though I have to admit: Peter/Neal touches me A LOT more than Jane/Lisbon ever did, but still there are some similarities in that… (okay, Jane’s not really a criminal – at least not a convicted one, but he DID lots of bad things, too, worse then Neal could ever do!), but yeah…
    I would love for Peter to have to find Neal because he needs his help. Like he lost his batch or something like that and they need a way to get him his job back or something like that… Peter definitely won’T look for Neal for “job reasons”, I think… At least that’s my guess!

    Comment by Destiel – February 29, 2012 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you on Mozzie, but he’s the PERFECT antagonizer. Gotta have him to stir things up just when we are all getting cozy and comfy with Neil and Peter and the prospect of Neil becoming an FBI guy.

      Comment by trips999 – August 26, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What an emotionally exhaustive finale! Bravo to all of the writers and actors. Every scene was handled so perfectly.
    As to people seemingly disliking Sara, it’s actually a minority who do, and when they do, it’s because they usually love Alex, I’ve found. Me, personally? I so don’t want Alex to come back. I do really want Sara to stay, though. She and Neal are perfect. :D

    Comment by Rachel – February 29, 2012 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought this finale was made of amazing tonight. It really was exhausting and invigorating. You were on the edge of your seat the whole time. I am one of those people that actually like Sara. I hated her character at first but she grew on me. I think Neal and her would make a good fit. She likes to cross the line but she only does it for the right reasons. I think she could help balance Neal’s need for the rush out. However, I also love Alex and I hope we get to see her in a few episodes next season as well. Alex bring a whole other element of temptation for Neal other than Mozzie. She has the ability to get him in trouble as well. That be said… I am a man and can be shallow with the best of them. They are both beautiful ladies and I won’t mind seeing either on screen again. Hell even thrown in Elisha and I would be happy.

      Comment by Steve – February 29, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The writers made Sara’s character, in the beginning, to be sort of a ‘bitch’in order for us to see the transition; in the beginning, testifying against him, to supporting him as we saw in the finale. (On a side note:For some viewers who hate (or hated) the character, in my opinion, meant that Ms. Burton was able to successfully deliver the character. I do hope to see her next season because aside from Peter, Sara will keep Neal grounded, in different level. I don’t think we need more temptation for Neal other than Mozzie. It will be an overkill.

        Comment by Olivia Berano – March 1, 2012 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG!! What a fantastic episode! Youo could actually see Neal’s heart breaking as Peter gives him the okay to run, so tragic!!
    I predict that Neal’s father will be someone big, perhaps in the FBI. Ellen said he was a dirty cop, but that doesn’t mean he’s no longer a cop…

    Comment by Sadie – February 29, 2012 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can I through a question into the mix Could Kramer be Niels Corrupt cop “DAD”???? now chew that????

    Comment by Andy – February 29, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i was thinking the same. With all that happened it´s the only logical explanation for Kramer to want Neal with him so bad that he is willing to use every method, legal or not.

      Comment by Carla – February 29, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • but how Neal wouldn’t recognize his own father? it seems like he was with his parents until his 18th birthday, so obviously he has met and lived with him. If Neal never knew who his father was or looked like, I would have buy it this. But it kind of falls on a null void when we learnt Neal had a pretty much “normal” family, childhood/upbringing: mom and dad and son(s)

        Comment by Gabriela – February 29, 2012 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Exactly Gabriela, he would of recognized his own father if Kramer was his dad. Kramer only wants Neal because he’s greedy and wants to solve cases in DC at the success rate that Peter and Neal have. There isn’t any love or family involved in Kramer’s desire lol.

          Comment by Jordan Wolf – February 29, 2012 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I beg to differ in opinion Jordan..You are correct till the part where Kramer is not his family..but i think he has a much deeper agenda other than solving crime with neal..there is more to what meets the eye in case of kramer..may be project mentor has some part to play which supposedly came to end in season 2…may be kramer was behind it and now he is tying the loose end…they can also bring back kate..there is more role to her…because after tht plane explosion kate’s body was not found.

            Comment by Anubhab Saha – April 8, 2012 01:20 PM PDT  
        • 18th birthday? I thought that they said that Neal’s dad “died” when he was 2 and when he went to sign up for the academy at 18 that his partner told Neal that his dad wasn’t dead. That’s what I remember anyway.

          Comment by Gill – April 24, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There is something I remember when Neal was talking to the E. Parker woman. When she was showing Neal the picture of him and his dad, she made the comment “you still have your father’s eyes” or something along those lines.
        So as much as logically Kramer could be his dad, unless the writers did not take this into account when they brought in the Kramer character, Beau Bridges esthetically has no resemblance to Neal whatsoever.

        Comment by Saphire – February 29, 2012 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed!
          But maybe, just MAYBE Kramer is working for Neal’s dad? And that’s why he wants him so bad, because somewhere in DC or such (wherever he wants to “kidnap” Neal to) is his father waiting… that’s what I thought, but maybe there is no connection at all and Kramer is just an asshole who wants to hurt Peter XD

          Comment by Destiel – March 1, 2012 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First of all I’d like to say…AMAZING SHOW AND AMAZING FINALE! I’ve been hooked since the first season.
    Now, onto business. Reading through all the comments and re-watching the episode I’ve came to the realization that this would be the perfect time for USA to do a cross over between two shows. Either going the witness protection route and crossing over with “In Plain Sight” or since Neal will be out of the country and out of the FBI’s jurisdiction we could have a great crossover with “Covert Affairs” and the CIA.

    Comment by Fuad – February 29, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this show! And the last scene was heartbreaking – wanted Neil to find his home. But if we’re talking cross-overs – how about Auggie on Covert Affairs as Neil’s brother. They could bring back Oded Fehr and Neil, Peter, Auggie, and Eyal could go on a caper with Annie joining in… just dreamin’

    Comment by Ananda – February 29, 2012 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg! Me too! I was excited to see if Neil will finally be able to get back with Sarah and live the new York life. I can’t wait till the next episode arghhhh’!

    Comment by Ron – February 29, 2012 11:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is my favorite show on TV right now. I love the relationship between Peter and Neal. The ending made me a little sad, because I just wanted Neal to be free but not on the run. Anyway, in the last scene, I noticed that when Diana announced that Neal had run away, they didn’t show Peter and Diana in the same frame. So I’m hoping that Diana was speaking maybe to Kramer, and that the commutation board didn’t hear the news before they had a chance to make their decision. If they commuted Neal before they got the news that he had run away, then maybe his running away wouldn’t matter because he was a free man, and maybe Peter would find him to let him know that he is free and can come back to work with him if he wants to.

    Comment by Marie – March 1, 2012 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m thinking the same thing!

      Comment by ducki – March 9, 2012 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I so totally agree! Because it would be too complicated to bring back Neal into the good side of the Law if he became an escaped convict (again). As mentioned in the article, FBI is either black or white, no gray areas. So if Neal cut-off his anklet before he is set free then this would be unforgivable to the FBI and he will be imprisoned for life. Worst, if he will not be allowed to work for Peter.

      Comment by Nadj – April 21, 2012 01:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Diana was out on the deck when Peter was sitting there giving his views at the hearing. I was surprised when viewing that scene to see her out there and was curious if she had a moment of internal struggle to enter and announce Neil cut the anklet or not. She knew the extent of the internal fighting over Neil between Peter and the DC office. The Board heard that Neil bolted, but I was surprised that Peter looked surprised. He gave Neil the nod; and as Peter said, you corner Neil and rash decisions are made.

      Comment by trips999 – August 26, 2012 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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