White Collar

Season 3 Episode 8

As You Were

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 26, 2011 on USA

Episode Recap

Sara discovers the treasure on Neal's computer and decides to break up with him, leaving behind a very stunned Neal. Jones is surprised when a burglar breaks into his home to steal a postcard sent by one of his old navy friends, Jimmy. There is a microdot hidden beneath the stamp of the postcard which contains a map to a valuable palladium mine. Jimmy has suddenly gone missing.

Isabelle, Jimmy's wife goes to Jones in order to help find her missing husband. It seems that Jones and Isabelle were romantically involved before she finally married Jimmy. Jimmy was hired by a man named Striker to do some security work at the mine.

They track down Striker, who turns out to be a man named Henry Van Horn, the same man who tried to steal the postcard from Jones's home. The team finds out that Van Horn has been smuggling palladium from South Africa to India and China to bypass the exorbitant taxes placed on valuable metals when importing them to the US.

Neal and Jones have some bonding time, where Jones explains why he left Isabelle. Neal goes undercover in order to get close to Van Horn. Van Horn is soon apprehended and Jimmy is rescued.

Meanwhile on the treasure front, Neal takes video of Peter and Diana as they talk about a Cezanne. Diana finds out that this painting isn't on the list, and Neal is relieved. Peter must still have a copy of the manifest somewhere, and Neal finds it in Peter's home. Neal schedules a meeting with Peter about the manifest. Later, when Mozzie calls, Neal lies to him, saying that Peter doesn't have the manifest.