White Collar

Season 3 Episode 13

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2012 on USA
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Episode Summary

Elizabeth alarms Peter when she listens in a conversation between neighbors mentioning prison and payday. When he doesn't find anything, Elizabeth enlists Neal and Mozzie's help to start her own investigation.

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  • Sub-Par El-Centric Episode

    The episode was a bit sub-par in my opinion, especially in comparison to the normal genius level work the White Collar writers and producers bring every week. White Collar is definitely one of the most fun, witty shows on cable these days, but this episode didn't highlight it. Even if you forget about the boring plot line, I think Elizabeth is portrayed too one dimensional; this El-centric episode gave the perfect opportunity to break away from her devoted wife role and give her more depth but the writers didn't take the challenge.

    I was also left with this burning question throughout the entire episode (probably because the episode itself didn't entertain me enough to quickly forget about it): Ben had a "highly illegal lock pick set" -- Are there different levels of illegal? And are there legal lock pick sets? If so, where can I pick one up?moreless
Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Ben Ryan

Guest Star

Lola Glaudini

Lola Glaudini

Rebecca Ryan

Guest Star

Will Chase

Will Chase

Connor Bailey

Guest Star

Sharif Atkins

Sharif Atkins

FBI Agent Clinton Jones

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The character of Ben is played by Joe Manganiello, who appeared as male stripper "Big Dick Ritchie," alongside Matt Bomer's "Ken," in the film "Magic Mike."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Neal: Got a knife handy?
      Mozzie: We said we wouldn't break in.
      Neal: I'm not breaking in, I'm reaching in.

    • Peter: Maybe El misheard.
      Neal: Yeah, over the static of a police scanner 'noon' could sound like a lot of things.
      Peter: Soon, balloon...
      Neal: Saloon.
      Peter: Yeah, a lot of people are meeting at saloons nowadays.
      Neal: Cause "I'll meet you balloon" makes so much sense.

    • Elizabeth: What do you think is in the duffle bag? Huh-is that a...
      Mozzie: A gun!
      Elizabeth: You think?
      Mozzie: Yep. Definitely a PX227. Or a Tony Award...

    • Peter: Made yourself right at home at the Stardust.
      Neal: Well when you do a rubbing at a strip club, your options are limited.
      Peter: Ohhh, I'm tempted to make a rubbing at a strip club joke....
      Neal: And it ran it ri-iii-ght across the plate for ya.
      Peter: You did.
      Neal: But you're above it.
      Peter: I am.

    • Peter: Agent Westley didn't graduate from Quantico so that he could write your case reports.
      Neal: Peter, I know how important those reports are. You always say, "if it happens in the field..."
      Peter: ... it happens in the file.
      Neal: Yes. And writing them takes practice. I gave those reports to Westley as a gift.
      Peter: A gift?
      Neal: One he can invest in his future.

    • Mozzie: Damn! Your Sakhari Freedom Fighters have rebuffed me again.
      Elizabeth: You know, I know what you're doing, Moz.
      Mozzie: Impossible. My cheating is undetectable.

    • Peter: Does Rebecca know you're following her?
      Elizabeth: No, no, no. I had a secure distance, and I had a buffer car.
      Peter: I taught you those maneuvers to skirt a tail, not become one.
      Elizabeth: Isn't it the same principle?

    • Mozzie: Okay, let me see your G-man impression.
      Elizabeth: Elizabeth Burke. FBI. I want to ask you some questions.
      Mozzie: Okay, first of all, lose the hands on the hips. You look like Wonder Woman. Good. Now I need to see more hatred in your eyes. You should exude pure evil, born of a blackened soul. That's how they look to me!

    • Neal: Did you impersonate an FBI agent? I happen to know that's illegal. Just saying.
      Elizabeth: Spousal immunity?
      Neal: You made that up.
      Peter: She has spousal immunity.

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