I'm a long-time fan of Emily Procter, so I'm looking forward to her two episodes. I hope there's some real meat to her part, and that her character is someone I'll like and respect, even if she gives Peter and Neal a hard time!
2. Here's a scathing review of Honor Among Thieves from BuddyTV. Well, maybe 'scathing' is overstating it. But the reviewer aptly brings up my concerns about whether or not Neal's actions were believable:
Over the last four years, the friendship between Neal and Peter has seen its ups and downs for sure, but it seemed like we were now at a point where they trusted each other implicitly. Peter, in particular, has laid his job on the line multiple times for Neal in the last year or so, because he felt that Neal had earned that trust.
But Neal throws it all away in tonight's episode. And I don't believe it. As in, I feel the producers are asking us to make a huge leap, and it just doesn't make sense from a story/character perspective.
As we've mentioned here before, it looks like the premise of White Collar is to keep Peter and Neal's trust in each other from becoming complete; to keep that tension between them. Yes, these two would lay down their lives for each other, but they still can't bring themselves to lay all their cards on the table. But considering everything Peter and Neal have been through together, is that tension sustainable? As viewers, will we keep believing this nagging lack of trust between them?
3. And now for a little fun: Thank you to Dorothy for pointing out this article about TV's best sidekicks. Mozzie made the list!