White Collar

Season 2 Episode 10

Burke's Seven

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 18, 2011 on USA
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Mozzie narrowly escapes death and Neal uses his contacts to help Peter find Mozzie's shooter Julian Larssen. However, Larssen manages to blame Peter instead and is released. Suspended from the FBI, Peter enlists the help of Neal, Jones, Diana, Sara, Mozzie and even Elizabeth to run a sting to finally catch Larssen and to clear his name.moreless

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  • Quite entertaining!

    9.5
    What a fun episode. Pete sure had a tough time being dismissed from the FBI, which came as a shock not only to him, but for the rest of the team. Mozzie had it tough too, but fortunately he started recovering.



    It was really nice to see the whole team work well together. Interesting how each member had a skill, even Elizabeth, who was sent by Pete to bring Mozzie into the con/sting. But I guess her best moment was when she talked to that poor desperate man over the phone, leaving him, Pete and Neal with their mouths open.



    Sarah is back and I am not still fully convinced of her addition. Her character lacks something and I don't think her chemistry with Neal is as strong as Alex's.



    Something else is revealed in the end, something that would probably tell us what is the big mystery with the music box.moreless
Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

Julian Larssen

Guest Star

Ato Essandoh

Ato Essandoh

Frederick Bilal

Guest Star

Jayce Bartok

Jayce Bartok

Devlin

Guest Star

Sharif Atkins

Sharif Atkins

FBI Agent Clinton Jones

Recurring Role

Hilarie Burton

Hilarie Burton

Sara Ellis

Recurring Role

James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn

Reese Hughes

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Frederick Bilal takes out his phone to call Larssen, Mozzie is heard to be saying "spare some change?" but his mouth doesn't voice the words at all.

    • After Elizabeth has dumped the businessman who was blocking the phone booth, camera 2 from inside the phone booth shows him leaving, but on camera 1 the businessman doesn't move.

    • Neil hands out cards to the forgers with the website address 42685th.com written on them. This is in reference to the place where he'd like for all of them to meet him: 4268 5th Ave. At the time of this episode's original airing, that website address redirected to the Fellowship of Fools website (www.fellowshipoffools.com), which at that time featured a huge White Collar background advertisement and front page media about other USA and SyFy shows (both channels are owned by the same parent company).

    • Mozzie is admitted to hospital under the name Ivan Bliminse which is an anagram of Invisible Man.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Mozzie: Wait, wait, wait, wait. A true con gets you everything you want. Suit, once this is all finished we may have Larssen, but you're still framed for planting the gun.
      Peter: One con at a time.

    • (After telling Jones about the music box)
      Peter: Clinton, what I'm asking you to do isn't sanctioned by the Bureau, and it's very dangerous. You can walk away right now, no questions asked.
      Jones: I'm on your team, Peter. I'll back your play. Anything to get out of that van.

    • Neal: Look at the bright side. You're not dead.
      Mozzie: I know. It's worse. I'm in the system.
      Neal: Not exactly.
      Mozzie: Ivan Bliminse. Invisible man? That's apropos.

    • Peter: No. No, the FBI is not gonna pay for your combat training.
      Neal: Think about what I could do for you guys if I knew how to fight.
      Peter: No, I'd rather not. New York is safer if Neal Caffrey is lacking in at least one skill set.
      Neal: Okay, what about self-preservation?
      Peter: No, you've done pretty well with the whole running away thing. It suits you. Get a dog.
      Neal: Can I borrow Satchmo?
      Peter: No, you can't borrow Satchmo.

    • Neal: I've been a prince.
      Sara: When was that?
      Peter: Yeah, when was that?

    • Neal: (refering to Peter without his FBI badge) He's like Superman without his powers.

    • Sara: What now, boy wonder?
      Neal: You're mixing your superheroes.

    • Neal: "Keep an eye on something" is code between me and Peter, okay? It means do some digging, see what I can find.
      Sara: Does Peter know that's what it means?

    • Elizabeth: (handing Mozzie the straws he asked for) You know, they do wash the glasses here.
      Mozzie: Oh, yeah. Next you'll tell me that Paul McCartney wasn't replaced by a lookalike in 1966.

    • Elizabeth: Good luck with your little con.
      Peter: It's not a con.
      Neal: Well, technically, it's a con.
      Peter: It's a sting.
      Neal: Yeah, but a sting's another word for... (Peter gives him a look) Okay, let's start the sting.

    • Peter: A good con never admits to anything. (to Neal) You taught me that.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Burkeovi parťáci (Burke's Sidekicks)

    • Hilarie Burton and Kevin Kilner both appear in this episode. They also starred as Father and Daughter, Larry and Peyton Sawyer, on The CW's One Tree Hill.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 29, 2011 on FOX
      Czech Republic: June 16, 2012 on Prima LOVE
      Canada: August 20, 2012 on Bravo
      United Kingdom: December 18, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
      Slovakia: February 18, 2013 on JOJ Plus

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Neal: Nice ride, Butch.
      Peter: Thanks, Sundance.

      Neal and Peter are referencing an American Western movie from 1969 called Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The film that was directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman follows two Wild West outlaws played by Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy) and Robert Redford (Sundance Kid).

    • Title:
      The title is a reference to the British television show Blake's 7 (1978-82). The characters actually mimic the personae of the original, with Mozzie playing Orac, the cynical, pessimistic computer. Peter is Blake, Neal is Avon, Jones is Gann, etc.

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