The 28 Most Handsome Moments from White Collar's Midseason Premiere

White Collar fans rejoice! USA's most entertaining thievery procedural returned last night and we finally learned what happened when Neal's old treasure-hunter pal/nemesis Keller kidnapped Peter's wife Elizabeth as retribution for Neal's theft of a boatload of Nazi U-Boat treasure. (Whew!) It was an awkward situation, as it placed Peter directly in the middle of a longtime feud between seasoned cons, but it also exposed Neal's betrayal of his FBI partner. Fortunately the two didn't dwell too much on this aspect, as they immediately put into motion a scheme (involving Mozzie and Keller himself) to steal back the U-Boat treasure in the hopes of freeing Elizabeth (who it turned out didn't really need help, as she's apparently a lady MacGyver and mostly escaped on her own).

After pulling off the heist (in plain view of dozens of cops), Neal ended up going mano-a-mano with Keller using ancient weaponry, and Keller was eventually brought down by a bullet to the leg fired by a bleeding and bruised Neal (who'd been bashed over the head by a priceless Raphael painting). The episode ended with Neal and Peter in an unsteady truce and Neal deciding that he'd testify against Keller for all the crimes they'd committed together (which would've thrown Neal in prison for a while). Fortunately Keller decided to take the rap all on his own in order to score points with the Russian mafia. Obviously. So that bullet was dodged, but then Neal was presented with a new shocker: He was up for a probation hearing in three months, which could end his house arrest/probation entirely. Oh no, what will happen? Just kidding, Neal's not going anywhere.

Anyway, after that intense nail-biter of an episode, I'm sure you all have one question: "How did Neal LOOK?" So, presented here in chronological order, are Matt Bomer's finest moments:

And there you have it! Please note that in many of these scenes Neal was under A LOT of stress.

 

QUESTIONS:

... Do you wear a tailored suit beneath your welding gear?

... When was the last time you sent a message via carrier pigeon?

... Were you disturbed when Matt Bomer's face was hit with a priceless Raphael painting? (Forget the painting.)

... How long can Peter possibly stay mad at Neal? I mean, just look at him!

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I've been a fan of Bomer since his days as psychopathic Ben Read on "Guiding Light". Damn I'm getting older.
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Love the show and the smart dynamics. And doesn't hurt to have many great looking actors with Matt as the anchor in the gorgeous department.
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gee i never noticed b/4...well at least bomer can act. i remeber him on a show staring eliza duchku that was canc after 11/2..."true calling" not a bad show. he was her boyfriend... some of the cw offerings have these "stars" that have this classic symetry good looks but they can not act. it is hard to watch. i have always enjoyed white collar,but mozzie is a big part of the glue. there is something embarrassing about how we humans are taken in by super beauty(i suppose all animals are) it is a biology thing...add a few feramones and we are hoipeless...there is a reson why charleze throne sells channel and not laundry soap...
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Even though Mozzie is my favourite White Collar character, I most definitely could live with a weekly recap like this. :)
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I so wanna be that Raphael painting.......
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Point taken. But really, this episode belonged to Tim DeKay. His performance showing Peter's desperation when Elizabeth was kidnapped was fantastic.
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Mmmm, little known fact, I have to watch White Collar more than once because I spend the first half hour drooling over Matt Bomber and totally miss the plot. I'm ashamed of myself for that, I'm far from shallow but something about the fedora and those baby blues that can be mesmerizing. Who knew he looked just as good bloodied up too?
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lol same here! I'm a sucker for his eyes, hat, and three-piece suit.
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i download the episodes so i can rewatch he is jus soo georgeous
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Great show, I love it! Though I'm not watching for Neal, Peter's my favourite character. But it cannot be denied that Matt Bomer's a hottie ;]
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You've just given me 28 reasons why I should start watching this show, well done sir.
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That's the great thing about Matthew Bomer isn't it? You don't need words, a picture (or in this case 28) says it all...
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like Zachary Levi once said: the day Matthew Bomer was created, God said: 'I feel GREAT! I'm gonna make Matthew Bomer!'"
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God, he's so handsome that I just want to set myself on fire.
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Only you and Matt Bomer can make an article/review solely out of head shots. I applaud thee.
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I love Matt, I love Tim and I love Willie and I just love White Collar. Cool show, one of the best of summer TV.
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Well, I haven't even seen the episode yet, but I'm pretty sure you nailed it. Again.
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the pigeon ones are the best! love that u brought us white collar recap and a fine recap it is! more please
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Awesome episode. Great "recap"

Does that mean we get a weekly recap of white collar?
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This is beautiful.
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Love the pic that make it look like Neal wants to kiss the pigeon! So happy to have it back and I loved the shield cane fight scene
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Just when I thought Price couldn't get any more delightful, this happens. Perfection.
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White Collar never fails to bring us terrific eye candy-- Peter, Neal, Jones, Diana, El, etc --and a great time..
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Is this even considered a recap? Looks more like a 6-page pictorial spread of Neal (who looks simply dashing in every shot) to me. I'm so not complaining btw. Well done, Price!
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#16 cracks me up, it looks like Mozzie is giving something/one the side eye. Neal, as always, looks fantastic. Thanks Price!
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This has to be the most handsome article this site has ever had. I'm not sure how much of a compliment that is, but congrats, Price.



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...Yes, but it's not under welding gear... it's under a Batman costume. I don't want anyone to know that I'm really Bruce Wayne.

...I think it was 1898, but I could be wrong, it was a while ago.

...No. But I was disturbed by the lack of Sarah.

...Hopefully for a while, I think the tension could help the character dynamic.



I'm glad the show is back, I love it.
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OMG, thanks so much! You can't imagine how much I love your for posting this right now :D!
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Thanks for the great pictures! Whether bloody or cut up, Neal is still the most handsome man in the world, not to mention his great personality, talent and charisma!
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Great recap Price. The pretty of Neal is just a wonder to behold. Only thing that was slightly distracting was the fact that Neal hit Keller around the face with a metal shield and the man didn't have a scratch on him. And then Neal is smacked around the head by a bit of wood and, I'm assuming, canvas and is bleeding all over the place. Poor Neal, such a delicate little flower in great looking clothes.
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awesome! thanks price - you are taking recaps to another level altogether...
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*grins* damn my dirty little secret is out, it seems!

Very much enjoyed drooling over all of these pics :-)



As for three-piece suits...men should wear one on every occasion! It's the equivalent of naughty lingerie.
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Do you fear people (not me, of course not me) killing you in your sleep and impersonating you at your job? Because... I mean... maybe you should........
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lmao
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Where's the love for Peter? ;)
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Good point. I think i was distracted.
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LOL
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... wow price peterson you are still my hero always making me laugh :)
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Thanks! I can't believe I got to do this.
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