White Collar

Season 2 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 13, 2010 on USA
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Episode Summary

After Neal's failed getaway and Kate's death, Neal's deal with the FBI and Peter's job are on probation. To prove themselves, they have to catch a clever high profile bank robber who calls himself The Architect.

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  • Very exciting

    I'm so happy White Collar is back!

    So Kate is dead... or is she? We'll know soon. But it really did a number on Neil. I wonder if he was really in love with her, or if in the end it was just a matter of revenge or something else.

    Both Tim and Matt have great chemistry. Their banter in the bank was fun to watch. I missed Tiffani Thiessen, I wish he had had more scenes.

    Also, Willie Garson is excellent as Mozzie. I first saw this actor in the X-files season 7 episode "The Goldberg Variation" and I thought he was amazing.

    We'll see what happens with the famous music box.moreless
Tim Matheson

Tim Matheson

Edward Walker

Guest Star

Bonnie Swencionis

Bonnie Swencionis


Guest Star

Kevin Kilner

Kevin Kilner

Investigative Committee Chair

Guest Star

Sharif Atkins

Sharif Atkins

FBI Agent Clinton Jones

Recurring Role

Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During Peter and Neal's discussion about the plane, Peter sets down his beer on the table. The camera angle changes and he's holding it again, split second later it changes again and it's on the table.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Peter: (visiting Neal in prison) How are you holding up?
      Neal: They don't let me wear ties.
      Peter: Overrated.
      Neal: Food is as bad as I remember.
      Peter: Coffee?
      Neal: Instant.
      Peter: Cruel and unusual.

    • Peter: Vanity is not cause for indictment.

    • Peter: You're just a hedge-fund manager with too much time on his hands.
      Edward Walker: Well, having a hobby is not illegal, is it?
      Peter: Depends on the hobby.

    • Neal: Hell hath no fury like a fed scorned.

    • Mozzie: I need a new nickname.
      Neal: Mozzie's not cutting it anymore?
      Mozzie: What about, um, The Question, or perhaps The Skeptic. Con man!

    • Neal: If you left a calling card, how would you sign it?
      Mozzie: I would never leave a card. It's way too brazen. Would you? Of course you would.

    • Neal: Since when are you concerned with FBI cases?
      Mozzie: Uh, since you started spiraling into the dark place.

    • Mozzie: I saw a mockingbird in the park. (Peter doesn't answer) Then you say, "What color is the mockingbird?"
      Peter: I'm doing the newspaper thing. I'm not doing the stupid bird thing.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Lupičem z nudy (Thief out of Boredom)
      Belgium: "L'architecte" (The architect)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: January 25, 2011 on FOX
      Czech Republic: April 14, 2012 on Prima LOVE
      Canada: June 18, 2012 on Bravo
      United Kingdom: October 16, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
      Slovakia: November 26, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    • Due to Tiffani Thiessen's pregnancy, her scene was pre-shot in front of a green screen in Los Angeles before the filming of season 2 officially began in New York.

    • Marsha Thomason, who appeared in the first and last episode of season 1, has re-joined the main cast as FBI Agent Diana Barrigan. Nathalie Morales (FBI Agent Lauren Cruz) left the show after season 1.