White Collar

Season 2 Episode 2

Need to Know

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 20, 2010 on USA



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Neal: What do we know about Barrow?
      Jones: (hands Neal the file) Arrested three times. Aggravated assault, extortion, last one was for attempted murder.
      Neal: Attempted? Nice to know he's not very good at it.

    • Peter: You don't get to 'shhh' me.
      Neal: Oh, okay. Next time I'll let Jennings hear your voice in the background.

    • Neal: (talking about how to create an alias) What do you guys need to know about creating a background?
      Diana: Nothing, we're the FBI. You're good, but we're better.

    • Neal: Morning. You look exhausted.
      Peter: I don't sleep well when Elizabeth's out of town.
      Neal: If her company keeps taking off the way it is, you're gonna retire early and become a house-husband.
      Peter: Because when you look at me, you see soap operas and light housework?

    • (Neal looks at his fake high school yearbook)
      Neal: I finally get to be valedictorian.
      Peter: You weren't valedictorian?
      Neal: You have to graduate for that.

    • Peter:(after playing "bad cop") How'd I do?
      Neal: Nice acting.
      Peter: Who said I was acting?

    • Neal: Politicians were the original con men.

    • Mozzie: Did you confront the suit about the pictures?
      Neal: Yeah, I did. He said it was a misunderstanding.
      Mozzie: Oh, right. So was the Bay of Pigs.

    • (Elizabeth calls while Peter's logging into the escort service Website)
      Elizabeth: You got any big plans for tonight?
      Peter: Nope. Just catching up on some work.
      Website: Are you looking for high-class female companionship?
      Elizabeth: Uh, what kind of work is that?
      Peter: Oh, it's not what it sounds like.
      Website: Our discreet service gives you a chance to spend a day with the girl of your dreams.
      Peter: Or that.
      Website: We will introduce you to fashion models, pageant winners, beau--
      (Peter closes laptop to stop the audio)
      Elizabeth: Oh, I can't wait to hear this explanation.
      Peter: Research, I swear.

    • Neal: Even Mozzie voted for [Senator Jennings].
      Peter: Mozzie votes?
      Neal: More often than you'd think... or would approve of.

    • Neal: Bad cop, good criminal.
      Peter: No such thing.

    • Neal: All we need's a bad cop.
      Peter: I can do bad cop.
      Neal: I've seen you do mildly irritated cop.
      (Peter frowns at Neal)
      Neal: Wow.

    • Peter: Caffrey, that's my newspaper.
      Neal: Relax, I'll give it back.
      Peter: Touch my crossword and I will put you back behind bars.
      Neal: Oh, you do it in pen. I'm impressed.

    • Dylan: I'm a terrible liar.
      Neal: Good. We need more terrible liars in politics.

    • Peter: How's your first day at work?
      Neal: I've taken up smoking.
      Peter: Politics is already corrupting you.

    • Peter: Why am I explaining myself to you. Not everything's a conspiracy, Neal.
      Neal: I hope that's true. I've never lied to you.
      Peter: Oh, come on, Neal. You lie for a living.
      Neal: Not to you. I may have let you draw certain conclusions that weren't correct, but never an actual lie.

    • Peter: You gonna tell her?
      Neal: I'm not telling her.
      Peter: You're the one who made her a hooker.
      Neal: You're the one who's sleeping with her.
      Peter: You got a point.
      Diana: Yeah?
      Peter: Neal told Jennings you're a hooker. You and I are having an affair. You're gonna go meet with an escort service.
      Diana: Okay. Anything else?
      Peter: No. (Diana leaves and Peter exhales relieved)
      Neal: It's good to have her back.

    • Mozzie: It's only fair. We keep secrets from the suits all the time. Now they have their own. There's a certain universal synchronicity to it all.
      Neal: Spare me your "circle of life" crap.

    • Neal: It is really exciting in the van. Can I just go in there and...
      Peter: You'll sit there, and you'll like it.

    • Mozzie: You've come to the right place.
      Peter: Cut the crap, Mozzie. Can you get us the ten grand or not?
      Mozzie: Yes. But first some ground rules. I want full immunity about anything you may see or hear tonight.
      Peter: Let's just say I owe you one.
      Mozzie: I accept your counteroffer.

    • Peter: (to Neal) How is it that you always get the penthouse suite with the girl and I end up with the sweaty, bald-headed guy at a warehouse in Queens?

    • Peter: Does Mozzie know that the one conspiracy theory that he's falling for is actually true?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Musím to vědět (I Need to Know)
      Belgium: "Arnaques et politique" (Scams and politics)

    • Featured Music:
      • "Claire de lune" by Claude Debussy

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: February 2, 2011 on FOX
      Czech Republic: April 21, 2012 on Prima LOVE
      Canada: June 25, 2012 on Bravo
      United Kingdom: October 23, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
      Slovakia: December 3, 2012 on JOJ Plus

  • Allusions