White Collar

Season 2 Episode 3

Copycat Caffrey

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2010 on USA



  • Trivia

    • The description of Neal on the criminology syllabus reads,

      Neal Caffrey

      A new breed of forger, technological virtuoso with a classical artistic foundation. Suspected of art forgery, theft of the Antioch manuscripts, and convicted of bond forgery. Caffrey was suspected of hundred of thefts before Agent Burke of the FBI apprehended him. His highly sophisticated schemes made it difficult for the FBI to follow his trail, along with his mastery of the arts made many of his crimes go unnoticed for many years, long after the trail was cold.

      He had a few accomplices, none on record, most of the time choosing to work alone, keeping the number of people that could turn on him to near zero. It is estimated that he forged over 10.3 billion dollars of priceless antiquities. Never the wiser, the FBI pursued him for six years and finally caught him.

    • When Peter shows Neal the syllabus from the criminology class, you can see that Neal's name is misspelled as "Caffery".

  • Quotes

    • (Peter finds Neal reading an article about the Thayer painting theft)
      Peter: I hope you're not admiring your own work.
      Neal: I wish I was. But I got a pretty good alibi. I was working with you yesterday.
      Peter: I'll be sure to back you up when we talk to Lamson Gallery.

    • Neal: I love a good art heist.
      Peter: Solving a good art heist.
      Neal: That's what I said.

    • Neal: Do you mind? I need to check my street contacts.
      Peter: Calling Mozzie?
      Neal: He's good at this kind of thing.
      Peter: You sure he didn't do it?
      Neal: (shakes his head) Slash and grab. Frames too high.

    • Alex: I can't believe I'm saying this. I saw a mockingbird in the park.
      Neal: What color was the mockingbird?
      Mozzie: The bird died. Let's go.

    • Diana: You've seen this scam before.
      Peter: I know someone who...
      Neal: Allegedly
      Peter: Allegedly pulled it off before. We have a copycat on our hands.
      Diana: Who are they copycatting?
      Neal: Me.

    • Peter: What's that on your face? I haven't seen you this happy in a while.
      Neal: You know, it's a beautiful day.
      Peter: You're excited someone's copycatting you.
      Neal: Imitation, flattery... You know what they say.

    • Peter: You ever been on a campus before?
      Neal: Not as a student.
      Peter: And yet you have three MBAs and two doctorates.
      Neal: Clearly something's wrong with the system.

    • Peter: Oh, look at you. You'd think being copycatted was like winning the crime Oscar.
      Neal: What, am I not allowed to revel?

    • Neal: You guys should invest in some of those little, um, Christmas-tree air fresheners.
      Peter: You don't like the van. Noted.

    • (In front of the criminology class)
      Neal: For the record, I still maintain that I basically turned myself in.
      Peter: The full weight of the FBI was bearing down on you. (To the class) I wear a badge. He wears a tracking anklet.

    • Peter: I'm The Peacemaker.
      George Oswald: Well, I don't recall starting any wars.

    • (Referring to the Thayer painting)
      Peter: Would you pay $4 million for that?
      Neal: Pay...
      Peter: Yeah. You're the wrong guy to ask.

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