A pink diamond has been stolen and replaced by a forgery. Neal is suspected. An annoying agent named Fowler shows up. Peter’s pompous and arrests Neal who quickly escapes.
Elizabeth is a doormat. Neal has a conspiracy theory and there are secrets passages and it’s all a small piece of a much bigger set-up. Kate shows up to play game and something named Mentor is mentioned. This is okay and full of misdirection.
“Turn over every document the government has on Caffrey. They’re sending a truck.”
“I’ll admit I’ve done a lot of things in my life that I’m not proud of. No, no, that’s not true. I’m proud of most of them.”
“Find him. Again.”
Neal suspects that Peter is mean and evil but first he has to infiltrate a boiler room scam. There are new opening credits which are nice. No-one seems to recognise Neal from the newspapers after his high dive escape in the last ep.
Peter’s behaviour doesn’t engender trust. This was good. The Kate storyline drags on. Peter knows Kate is trash and she wants an amber music box that once belonged to Catherine the Great.
“We’ve got an office full of junior Gordon Gecko’s selling bad stock.”
“You could sell light switches to the Amish.”
“I’m going to go rummage through your drawers and steal your most precious belongings. I’m kidding; I need to go to the bathroom.”
“They’ve got their own wind tunnel. It’s unreal.”
Neal and Peter investigate mortgage fraud. They come up against a corrupt judge (Kate Hodge of ‘She Wolf of London’) and a bitter ex-cop (Erik Palladino). The conspiracy goes on. Neal’s slick sure but why is Fowler so interested in him? What is with Kate and her cryptic games?
“He’s playing the sympathy card.”
“Is it working?”
Peter and Neal investigate transplant list nefariousness. This show has never really played lip service to credibility. Mozz pretends to be a nut with ‘Die Hard’ delusions and Neal is put in peril.
Elizabeth continues her spacey idiot stare. It’s disquieting and uneasy how she only exists to meet Peter’s needs with an inordinate degree of enthusiasm. This was uh and wouldn’t a doctor notice that he hadn’t had surgery?
“That is truly menacing.”
“There’s a reason most crimes happen at night, people can’t see you.”
Alex an old friend up Neal’s shows up. Neal’s on the hunt for amber music box. Peter moves in with Neal as they look for imperial jade elephants. Alex annoys, the villain o’the week annoys, Peter annoys and this was dull. Plus I though Neal’s tracker couldn’t be just cut off.
Peter is pompous and Keller, an evil version of Neal shows up. This show isn’t as cool and as charming as it thinks it is. Neal battles his foe Keller over a rare bottle of wine. Neal is given a challenge and stupidly goes for it.
Keller’s moral values are somewhat in question and Neal defeats him for now. This was uh apart from learning that there is a way to determine the age of wine without opening the bottle.
“You met him playing backgammon?”
“It was simpler times.”
“He gave me the bottle. Now we need to fill it, cork it, seal it and label it.”
Alex returns to annoy some more. A kidnapping involves Neal. Agent Rice (Diane Neal) annoys. Peter is slightly obsessed with Neal. Poor Neal is abducted and has to deal with a criminal, a bitchy secretary and a mob lawyer. This was dull and I’m tired of Peter being pompous.
“I just said that to a guy who enjoys killing people with his bare hands.”
Out Of The Box
Mozz, Alex and Neal plan to steal the music box. Peter obsesses over Neal as Fowler returns. Neal’s inexplicable obsession with Kate goes on. There is a revelation about Fowler and gratuitous torso shots of Neal.
Fowler turns up the heat on Peter who responds by being a jerk to Neal. Diane returns after vanishing after the pilot ep. Neal gets his hands on the tacky looking music box. Neal looks like he’s about to get his hearts desire until Peter shows up. Then things go to hell. This was okay.
What is the big deal with the music box? What is Mentor all about? How did Peter get into the parking garage? How did nobody in the building hear the gunshot? Why is Peter so obsessed with Neal? Who set the bomb?