White Collar

Season 4 Episode 8

Ancient History

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 04, 2012 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Burke asks Neal if he is an Aries and Neal confirms by stating that he was born March 21. However, in season 2 episode 16 when Diana pulls up the tracking data for Neal's anklet, it states that his birthday is October 11.

  • Quotes

    • Myrick: But without your help, my officers nabbed four pro thieves carting off a truckful of antiques.
      Peter: Three professional thieves. Neal Caffrey is a Bureau asset.
      Neal: Um, while we're correcting semantic gaffes, antiques are what you get when you pull up a highway in Michigan. Those are priceless, pre-Christian antiquities. (referring to the load he was caught with)
      Peter: (with a sour expression on his face) Neal, not helping.

    • Diana: (about Alex Hunter) We're looking at Greek antiquities theft, she checked into the Atheneum. I'm sure she's clean.

    • Neal: After lunch today, I'll finagle an invite back to her place.
      Peter: Great. Find out what's in that envelope. And, whatever your finagling methods, remember we'll be watching.

    • Neal: What?
      Peter: No, it just used to mean something to say that you caught Neal Caffrey, but now that the police are doing it all the time...
      Neal: Oh, once again, this does not count.
      Peter: Says the man who spent four hours in a cell with two drunken disorderlies and a shopping cart thief.

    • Mozzie: I'm trespassing. Exigent circumstances.
      Peter: I love how you two think that law was designed as a loophole.

    • Mozzie: (waving a bra in front of Peter) Sam is Samantha. He is a she!
      Peter: He is definitely not a she.
      : Well, he's curious.
      : This is not Sam's suite.
      Mozzie: That file listed this as his address.
      Peter: The file I explicitly told you wasn't Sam's file?
      Mozzie: So I've made a tremendous mistake.
      Peter: That was Alex Hunter's file.
      Mozzie: Oh! That explains the brassiere.

    • Peter: (about Neal and Alex staying alone) Yeah, I don't like it. I get the impression that Neal and Alex are still on unsettled terms.
      Jones: "Unsettled" meaning what? She wants to bed him or kill him?
      Peter: Fine line.

    • Alex: (referring to her origami flower) You know, a different girl might take offense that you marked this "return to sender."
      Neal: A different guy might take offense that you got him arrested. I'd say we're even.
      Alex: Oh, please. Not even close.

    • Mozzie: (referring to Alex Hunter) Things were so much simpler when she just vanished. Now I have to hide for the remainder of my natural life.
      Neal: Your natural life is constituted primarily of hiding.
      Mozzie: Exactly. I don't need any supplemental hiding.

    • Peter: Two weeks ago, we put Neal under with three thieves set to hit the Greco museum.
      Neal: Yeah, everything went to plan until the New York's Finest showed up.
      Diana: (laughing) I can't believe I missed that. You really got caught by a patrol officer?
      Neal: That does not count. I thought they were my backup.
      Jones: But you did get cuffed.
      Peter: They didn't bring him in, doesn't count.
      Neal: Thank you!

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