White Collar

Season 3 Episode 1

On Guard

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 07, 2011 on USA
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Episode Summary

Despite their new arisen trust issues, Neal and Peter have to work together to catch a thief who took his stash out of the Federal Reserve.

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  • It kept me guessing the whole hour!

    Wow... Good I was able to watch Season 2 in Latin America because it only ended 3 weeks ago... and it is when I became a huge fan of this show. I didn't have to wait almost a year!

    I just loved how Neal and Mozzie were several steps ahead of Peter and his team, although it frustrated me. The top of my frustration came when they took the results from lab... I don't want to think that Neal is ungrateful. And I don't want to think that Neal will betray Peter. But I don't believe Neal will let go of his true nature that easily.

    The end scene kept me guessing. I wonder if Neal will go ahead with his plan... And I hope Peter keeps the manifest discovery to himself.

    I'm so happy this show is back :Dmoreless
  • Have waited ages for this episode,, Mostly happy, Slightly disappointed ... Only Slightly tho .. :) (Spoilers)

    There was only ONE thing about this episode that annoyed me and that was the lack of Hilarie Burton, Her first episode as a series regular and she was there a whole 2 minutes .. Other than that it was a great episode,, from the season 2 finale we weren't too sure if neal was in on the con or not .. This episode kept us guessing the whole way to the end .. I also kinda wish mozzie hadn't stole the art .. Its going to come out sooner or later that the art was stolen and what happens to neal and mozzie then ?? :( Hopefully next week there'll be more from neal and sara .. :)moreless
Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson

David Lawrence

Guest Star

Denise Vasi

Denise Vasi


Guest Star

Victor Cruz (II)

Victor Cruz (II)


Guest Star

Sharif Atkins

Sharif Atkins

FBI Agent Clinton Jones

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Peter: I'm calling a truce. I may have rushed to judgment.
      Neal: Oh, you had judgment on speed dial.
      Peter: I'm trying to be gracious.
      Neal: You kept my severed tie.
      Peter: I was pretty pissed off.

    • Mozzie: (on the phone with Neal) I'm not an idiot! I scraped a titanium white from the Rembrandt, a midnight blue from a Vlaming-
      Neal: -Oh, you should get a monestial blue.
      Mozzie: You know, I should get a monestial blue. If you find one thick enough, feel free to let me know. Oh, that's right, you're not here!
      Neal: Breathe, Moz. How we're doing on the canvas, have you checked the Dali?
      Mozzie: Evidently, our friend Salvador liked to stretch time, but not canvases. I'll find something.
      Neal: I know you will.

    • Peter: What's step three.
      Neal: Step three is you arrest him.
      Peter: Oh. Good thing you didn't tell him.
      Neal: I thought you might like that.

    • Neal: I never say no to good coffee.
      Elizabeth: Okay, well. Then why don't I pour and you tell me why you dropped by, knowing my husband's not here?
      Neal: Hmm, I don't know... He suddenly doesn't trust me.
      Elizabeth: I don't know how sudden it is. You know, breaking out of prison, stealing the music box, almost shooting Fowler... You want me to go on?
      Neal: Not particularly, no.
      Elizabeth: Look, he wants to trust you, but you have this, I don't know, habit, of doing the wrong thing for the right reasons.
      Neal: What, you're saying that I'm impulsive but I have a good heart?
      Elizabeth: Maybe you could try to balance the two?
      Neal: You make a fair point.

    • Neal: (after Peter picks up Neal's severed tie from the trash bin) I've driven you to dumpster-dive?
      Peter: A souvenir of Neal Caffrey's imperfect moment? Priceless.

    • Mozzie: (about the plane) Think of it as a Kardashian. What it lacks in refinement it makes up for in cargo space.

    • Neal: You didn't tell me.
      Mozzie: Plausible deniability is all.

    • Neal: I passed your lie detector.
      Peter: I've seen you do that before.
      Neal: Are you saying I cheated?
      Peter: I've seen you do that before.

    • Mozzie: Your timing if far from impeccable, J. Edgar.
      Peter: Sorry... Amelia.
      Mozzie: Luckily, I was here to save the day once again.
      Peter: You're a hero, Moz. I'll sew you a cape.
      Mozzie: Do that. I look good in aubergine.

  • NOTES (3)


    • (Neal and Mozzie are trying to figure out how to lose Jones, who has been following Neal) Neal: (spotting a bowl of green apples and a derby-style hat) I'll take a page from Magritte! This is an allusion to the 1999 movie "The Thomas Crown Affair", where Pierce Brosnan's character arranged for an army of men dressed a la "The Son of Man" painting by Rene Magritte to serve as a decoy to confuse the police and slip away.