White Collar

Season 4 Episode 6

Identity Crisis

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 21, 2012 on USA
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    White Collar "Identity Crisis" Review: National Treasure Pleasure (With Bonus Matt Bomer Gallery!)

    A borderline silly treasure hunting plotline still managed to be extremely fun and heartfelt.

  • Episode Summary

    When Mozzie, Neal and Peter find clues to a lost American treasure, they find themselves on a dangerous treasure hunt.

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    • Another aggravating Mozzie centric episode

      The dude is seriously mentally ill -like involuntary commitment ill, I don't find an incredibly annoying nut job running around being an incredibly annoying nut job particularly entertaining.

      And every time I think that the plot quality or rather the lack thereof has stabilized -they produce another dud.
    Sharif Atkins

    Sharif Atkins

    FBI Agent Clinton Jones

    Willie Garson

    Willie Garson


    Marsha Thomason

    Marsha Thomason

    FBI Agent Diana Barrigan

    Tiffani Thiessen

    Tiffani Thiessen

    Elizabeth Burke

    Matthew Bomer

    Matthew Bomer

    Neal Caffrey

    Tim DeKay

    Tim DeKay

    FBI Agent Peter Burke

    Mircea Monroe

    Mircea Monroe


    Guest Star

    Damian Young

    Damian Young

    Oliver Stringer

    Guest Star

    Barry Ratcliffe

    Barry Ratcliffe


    Guest Star

    Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (17)

      • Peter: The flag, the letters, the infirmary? Are they making it up as they go along?

      • Peter: That's a mark against Mozzie's theory.
        Neal: Oh, he'll find a way to ignore it.

      • Neal: (looking at the toys on the table): What are these?
        Mozzie: I made them in the third grade to impress the kids at the orphanage about my parents' story. A secret shadow-puppet show with lights out.
        Neal: I might need to see that. Immediately.

      • Neal: How'd you get to him if he'd only talk to Washington's descendants.
        Peter: I may have quoted out founding father.
        Neal: You tricked him into thinking that Washington was your ancestor?
        Peter: I gently guided him.

      • Mozzie: You know this is psychological torture, making me stay in here and watch my dreams die.
        : Then go home.
        : Please, your part's over.
        : Well,fine. I know when I'm not appreciated.

      • Mozzie: You do know I'd be more of an asset in the room with them?
        Peter: Neal's enough of a live wire. I don't need a spark plug in there, too.
        Mozzie: This spark plug got him here, didn't he?

      • Neal: You know Mozzie is an orphan.
        Peter: Yeah.
        Neal: Well, an orphan's gonna wonder about his parents. So, he imagined they were spies.
        Peter: Mozzie's first conspiracy theory and his coping mechanism.
        Neal: Occasionally, something happens that triggers Mozzie to revisit his childhood.
        Peter: He falls into a spy cycle?
        Neal: Do not mention Valerie Plame in his presence.

      • Peter: (to Mozzie) You're a nightmarish Goldilocks.
        Neal: Minus the golden curls.

      • Peter: Neal, I'm using an outdated CIA spy kit that, according to Mozzie, he once hoped belonged to his parents. Tell me why you're encouraging this before I get sent back to Evidence.
        Neal: I don't think you wanna know, you'll get all tense and you'll make that grimace and...

      • Mozzie: Mrs. Suit! It's been way too long.
        Elizabeth: Oh, it has. And I see you've fallen back into the routine of torturing my husband.
        Neal: Old habits. (Peter shoots him a dirty look)
        Mozzie: Ah, the Suit will see it my way. Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine's Common Sense.
        Peter: You are the last person who should be quoting common sense.

      • Peter: That's them, about to ruin a perfectly good Saturday.
        Elizabeth: Well, honey, you get to go on a treasure hunt. You love treasure hunts.
        Peter: I'm only going on the off chance that the gunman sees this ad and shows up.

      • Peter: Neal, could you-
        Neal: -Help Diana research the family.
        Peter: Mind reader.

      • Neal: He called you 7-2-3?
        Peter: And he wanted a flag?
        Mozzie: I had no clue what he was talking about either.
        Peter: Well, that makes all of us.

      • Mozzie: Seriously, Suit, what would you have done in my situation?
        Peter: I would never be in your situation.

      • Mozzie: Whoever this guy is, he was definitely on to something.
        June: Or on something.

      • Peter: He used June as a plant to up the price of the worthless unit.
        Mozzie: Well, it helps drain their resources, so I'm flushed when a valuable unit comes up.
        Peter: And June was okay with that? (Mozzie points to Neal)
        Neal: Most likely it was her idea.

      • Mozzie: (to Neal) Someone's trying to kill me.
        Peter: What? Why am I not surprised?

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