White Collar

Season 1 Episode 5

The Portrait

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 2009 on USA



  • Trivia

    • When the curator flips the forged painting by Neal, to see the writing by Neal, you could see that he had written "My dearest Walter, I know what you saw here last time. The real painting belongs to Juliana" But when the camera focuses on the writing, it is shown that Neal had written just "My Dearest Walter, I know what you saw here last time"

    • As he reads Kate's letter aloud to Caffrey, Mozzie skips the part which says, "Know that you're my friend, my only lover. You consume my thoughts. Every day I miss you more".

    • Goof: When Jones asks Burke "I've got a question for you" he leaves the room with him but when Caffrey talks to Julianna you can still see them in the doorway.

  • Quotes

    • Caffrey: I love Haustenberg. Which one of his paintings was stolen?
      Burke: This is one is called 'Young Girl with Locket'.
      Caffrey: No photograph?
      Burke: No, but I bet you it's a painting of a young girl wearing a locket.
      Caffrey: You don't get enough credit for your deductive skills.

    • Caffrey: You don't trust me.
      Burke: What did Reagan say? 'Trust, but verify.'
      Caffrey: That was also the motto of the Soviet secret police.
      Burke: Get used to it, comrade.

    • Julianna: (showing Caffrey a photo) That's my grandmother. And that's the painting behind her.
      Caffrey: Could be your twin.
      Julianna: I'll take that as a compliment. I was named after her. She raised me. When she died, she left me the house... and the painting.
      Caffrey: What did Uncle Gary think of that?
      Julianna: You don't look like an FBI agent.
      Caffrey: I'll take that as a compliment.

    • Caffrey: What's [Dorsett] into, besides shaking down stockbrokers?
      Burke: High-end loan-sharking, although calling him a loan shark is like calling Oedipus a mama's boy.

    • Taryn: Is it true you escaped for a girl?
      Caffrey: Some people think I'm a romantic.
      Taryn: Did she?
      Caffrey: I'll let you know.

    • Dorsett: We use the expression 'butterfly' for a man who flits from flower to flower. A man such as yourself could be quite a successful butterfly.
      Caffrey: We consider butterflies weak, delicate creatures.
      Dorsett: But flap their wings, and they can set off hurricanes.
      Caffrey: That's beautiful. You should write a book.

    • Elizabeth: That's what I love about you so much.
      Burke: What, that I lost all ability to flirt when we got married?
      Elizabeth: Honey, it was even questionable then.

    • Burke: When we're in your car, we can listen to your station.
      Caffrey: I don't have a car.
      Burke: Poor life choice.

    • Caffrey: See, I would tell [Elizabeth] that I wouldn't stop complaining about the car, so you let me go into the nightclub, and you witnessed the suspect enter after me and had no choice but to follow.
      Burke: It's almost the truth.
      Caffrey: It's better than alimony.

    • Mozzie: You stole the painting?
      Caffrey: I was going to give it back to Julianna.
      Mozzie: You're like a child -- no sense of consequence.

    • Caffrey: It's not theft when rich men do it.

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