White Collar

Season 2 Episode 9

Point Blank

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 07, 2010 on USA
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Neal decides to arrange a con to get to Kate's killer, after Peter and Neal's search makes progress.

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  • This series has been fun for the last two years; different from run-of-the-mill cop shows. But -- What WERE you thinking when you decided to kill off Mazzie? Right now I am wondering whether I will bother tuning in again.moreless

    This final episode started out well as it tied up the loose ends that had been collecting since the s how began. Cafferty presumably has a chance to make a new start without Kate, and may believe there are people "on the other side" who care for him and want him to be part of their world. The mystery of the music box and its secrets remain and will no doubt stay for another season, as will his female friend. The villian now has a name and a face. It is difficult, however,to see how the series can proceed without Mazzie.

    I am sure I am not the only one who believed that Mazzie was the little extra something that made this series "sing." Made it something I wanted to stop and watch. HIs quirky, resourceful, mysterious personality; his history with Neil; his importance to Peter and his wife; his refreshing unglamorous appearance -- this funny little man with the penchant for pulling the bacon off the fire at the last possible minute -- are you sure you have a credible series without him? Or maybe miricles will happen and we will find that he was only stunned or wounded -- and he will be back with us again. Please, guys, couldn't you have come up with another solution?

    I will hang out long enough to see....but will remain skeptical as to what rabbit you can pull out of the hat...before I decide whether I have something better to do during that hour!moreless
  • Surprise, surprise

    I was seriously concerned when Neal orchestrated the whole case in order to get to Fowler and find out who killed Kate. I wondered how Pete will react, their trust will be broken. How far Neal will go for love and justice.

    I couldn't help but laugh when Mozzie and Neal were "creating" the file. But I just laughed out loud when Jones tried to sing the Batman song.

    I didn't know Neal was going to dare go that far, to get to Fowler and make him talk. Sadly for him, he wasn't completely responsible and now we know who the mysterious guy is. At one moment I thought that Alex was the one on the other line with Kate. Poor Mozzie. He cannot die.moreless

    I love this series.... It is slick and entertaining. I love the way the characters are developed and the chemistry existing among them. That said... are you kidding me???? You cannot kill Mozzie!! It will prove to be a mistake.

    Mozzie may not be a main character but he is an essential character. His charm, wit and repartee with Neil and Peter bring this series to an entirely new level; above the trite and mundane plots used by other series in this genre. I am not sure I will enjoy this series if Mozzie is no longer in it. Neil may be charismatic and Peter may be interesting to watch but Mozzie is amusing and fun to watch... very much like the cameos by Elizabeth which make this series charming.moreless
  • Please no!

    I quite liked this episode and it had a hell of a cliffhanger really. So let me start with why I didn't give it a perfect 10: I usually like my bad guys in shades of grey rather than just in black. For some strange reason though after all the foul stunts he's pulled, I didn't like the fact, that Fowler seems to be a notasbadasweallthought guy. But so be it, might bring along some interesting developments and I soon could be reconciled with this news.

    The rest of the episode was really good and to start with, Matt Bomer did some amazing acting. I loved how he first hesitated to take the gun at the Japanese shop and how he wouldn't use it on Fowler, because -- Peter had been totally right about that -- he just isn't that kind of guy. I would have been incredibly disappointed if he had resorted to violence really.

    What draw me in the most though (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) is what happened at the very end. I'm shocked that Mozzie was shot and here's why they can't possibly let him die: I've always liked Mozzie but during the second season he's really grown on me and has become my favourite character. I didn't really trust him in the beginning because I was always asking myself: "What's in it for him? Why on earth would he be helping Neal in a (what seemed to be) totally unselfish way?" Here's my conclusion: "Nothing really" (except for Neal's friendship and maybe the satisfaction to have a little payback on a society that hasn't treated him very nicely. Let's face it: there seems to be a little anarchist hidden in his character and I really like that! :) ). The contrary is true rather: by helping out Neal, he's put himself in danger. He's appeared on the FBI radar and so far if he wanted to, Peter could have found like a billion reasons to bust him and by being shot now, he has paid a high price. Mozzie's an important part of showing who Neal really is. Sure, Neal might be a crook, but he's also sweet and he's very loyal towards his friend. He never loses his nerves around him no matter what strange ticks Mozzie might be coming up with and I'm sure that he'd do pretty much everything to keep "the little man" save and finally Neal can let his guard down around him while on the other side he could never tell Peter every bit of truth, because Mozzie knows a part of him, Peter never will.

    So please dear writers and producers of "White Collar": keep him alive and around! This show needs him and from what I've read at the forums in here, I'm not the only one who likes him but he's got this huge fanbase of people who -- like me -- would be incredibly sad and disappointed if the shots that hit him would turn out to have been lethal.moreless
  • The music box mystery gets solved, but we don't know the answer. Neal goes rogue, rigs his anklet, and gets a gun. Fowler is found and confesses a unknown rat in the high ups of FBI.moreless

    Have really enjoyed this series! Near tops of my TV shows. But when the writers start killing off key characters for ratings, Mazzie, I am famous for not watching these shows anymore. I did this when Ghost Whisperer writers killed off 3 different key characters, one being Melinda's husband Jim. And brought him back to life with lousy story writing. No doubt thousands of viewers left when Jim was killed off, and the series was soon canceled. The White Collar people should be careful going this way. The viewers make or break a hit show. And this show could slowly go down the tubes unless Mazzie lives!moreless
Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

Julian Larssen

Guest Star

Ira Hawkins

Ira Hawkins


Guest Star

Madison McKinley

Madison McKinley


Guest Star

Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll


Recurring Role

Gloria Votsis

Gloria Votsis

Alex Hunter

Recurring Role

Noah Emmerich

Noah Emmerich

Garrett Fowler

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Mozzie is referred to as Rain Man several times throughout this episode. The real Rain Man was Lawrence Kim Peek (1951-2009), a savant with an eidetic memory, but developmental and motor disabilities. Peek was born without a corpus collosum, which connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

    • When Mozzie is playing the synthesiser to try to work out the code he gets frustrated and thumps the keys and you can hear a chord play. This would be impossible as he is using a Minimoog which is monophonic and incapable of playing chords.

    • When Mozzie discovers June's pug Bugsy with Neal's anklet around its neck, he calls the dog Benjamin Siegelbaum. Benjamin Siegelbaum (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947), called Bugsy Siegel, was an American mobster who was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Neal shows Mozzie a stack of FBI case files)
      Neal: These range from mortgage fraud to copyright infringement, back to mortgage fraud -
      Mozzie: Sorry, I just dozed off.
      Neal: I know.

    • Peter: You think Mozzie can do this?
      Neal: Oh, he's a savant when it comes to things like this.
      Peter: Rain Man, I get it.
      Neal: You should see him with a Rubik's Cube.
      Peter: Probably can do it with his feet, right?
      Neal: Thirty seconds, socks on or off.

    • Mozzie: Get in the mind of the file. Live the life of the file. Hear the pulse of the file!

    • Mozzie: Suit, we have a code red!
      Peter: Now is not the time, Mozzie!

    • Neal: Oh, I know that look. You got your eye on a new bad guy.
      Peter: Ah, got our next case. What do you know about stolen Spanish silver?
      Neal: Do you even have to ask?
      Peter: Oh, just once I wish I did.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Peter: (about Mozzie) Rain Man, I get it.

      Rain Man (1988) tells the story of a selfish yuppie named Charlie Babbitt (played by Tom Cruise) who learns after the death of his father that he has an unknown brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic savant. Together, they travel across the country.

    • Neal: Easy, Amadeus.

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a famous Classical composer who wrote hundreds of symphony, opera, choral, and piano pieces.