Episode Summaries



~SEASON ONE~

 PILOT


Summary:

When the trail of elusive criminal "The Dutchman" dead ends, FBI Agent Peter Burke teams up with a most unlikely partner to catch him - the imprisoned Neal Caffrey.

Original air date:

October 23, 2009

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THREADS


Summary:

It's Fashion Week and everyone in New York is abuzz with excitement; everyone but Peter Burke.

Original air date:

October 30, 2009

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BOOK OF HOURS


Summary:

The disappearance of a precious bible creates an interesting union when a New York Mafia kingpin enlists the help of Peter and the FBI in tracking down his beloved artifact.


Original air date:
 
November 6, 2009
 
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FLIP OF THE COIN


Summary:

A cache of gold sends Peter and Neal on a search to track down smuggled Iraqi artifacts.


Original air date:
 
November 13, 2009
 
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THE PORTRAIT


Summary:

When an expensive portrait is stolen from a young woman, Peter and Neal set a sting for the cunning and deadly culprit.

Original air date:

November 20, 2009

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ALL IN


Summary:

Thrust into the seedy underbelly of New York's Chinatown, Peter and Neal must navigate vicious Triads, mysterious Interpol agents, and a game of Pai Gow in order to capture their target.

Original air date:

November 27, 2009

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FREE FALL


Summary:

The FBI investigates a spectacular jewelry heist and all the clues point to Neal. Now Peter must figure out if his CI is telling the truth or if Neal is pulling a con of his own.

Original air date:

December 4, 2009

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HARD SELL



Summary:

Neal must infiltrate a company of corrupt Wall Street brokers to preserve his deal with the FBI. When Peter is forced to go undercover alongside him, a discovery is made that could change their partnership forever.

Original air date:
 
January 19, 2010
 
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BAD JUDGMENT


Summary:

When Peter and Neal discover that an estate judge committing mortgage fraud is also connected to Fowler, they devise a plan to bring them both down.

Original air date:

January 26, 2010

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VITAL SIGNS


Summary:

When June's niece suffers renal trauma, Neal stumbles upon a cruel scheme to harvest human organs and brings the case to Peter.

Original air date:
 
February 2, 2010
 
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HOME INVASION


Summary:

Peter and Neal find themselves on the trail of an elusive femme fatale who is stealing pieces of a valuable collection.
Original air date:

February 9, 2010

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BOTTLENECKED


Summary:

An old rival of Neal's lays down a challenge: to see if either of them can create the impossible forgery - fabricating a unique bottle of wine owned by Ben Franklin.

Original air date:

February 23, 2010

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FRONT MAN


Summary:

When the daughter of a man from his past goes missing, Neal volunteers to help find her.
Original air date:

March 2, 2010

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OUT OF THE BOX (SEASON ONE FINALE)


Summary:

Neal teams up with Alex in order to retrieve the ever-elusive music box at an Italian Consulate.

Original air date:

March 9, 2010

~SEASON TWO~

WITHDRAWAL (SEASON TWO PREMIERE)


Summary:

An elusive master thief has targeted a handful of New York's most prestigious banks, and it's up to Peter and Neal to thwart his next heist.


Original Airdate:

July 13, 2010

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NEED TO KNOW



Summary:

Neal goes undercover as a "political fixer" in order to bring down a corrupt politician.

Original Airdate:

July 20, 2010

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COPYCAT CAFFREY



Summary:

A talented criminal has copycatted a Neal Caffrey crime, and evidence points to a suspect on a college campus.

Original Air Date:

July 27, 2010

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BY THE BOOK


Summary:

Mozzie fears that the object of his affection has been kidnapped, and turns to Neal and Peter for help.

Original Air Date:

August 3, 2010

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS


Summary:

A routine bond theft esculates into an attempted murder when Neal is unknowingly hired to kill insurance investigator Sara Ellis.

Original Air Date:

August 10, 2010

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IN THE RED


Summary:

The arrest of a jewel thief leads Peter and Neal toward a much more heinous extortion case against adoptive parents.

Original Air Date:

August 17, 2010

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PRISONER'S DILEMMA


Summary:

An FBI Agent is accused of selling witness locations during criminal trials, and the U.S. Marshals ask Peter and Neal for help tracking down the suspect.

Original Air Date:

August 24, 2010

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COMPANY MAN


Summary:

Neal and Peter must go undercover into the world of corporate espionage after a tech company's head researcher is murdered.

Original Air Date:

August 31, 2010

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POINT BLANK


Summary:

When Peter and Neal find a vital clue in the mystery of who killed Kate, Neal orchestrates an elaborate con to bring himself face to face with her murderer.

Original Air Date:

September 7, 2010

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BURKE'S SEVEN


Summary:

When Peter is suspended by the FBI for a crime he didn't commit, he is forced to run a sting with Neal and the gang to catch Mozzie's shooter and clear his name.

Original Air Date:

January 18, 2011

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FORGING BONDS


Summary:

With the mastermind behind Kate's death uncovered, Peter and Neal explore their pasts to gain answers. Neal explains the first time he met Kate and Mozzie, and Peter details the circumstances behind Neal's first arrest.

Original Air Date:

January 25, 2011

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WHAT HAPPENS IN BURMA


Summary:

When the son of an American diplomat is detained in Burma for a crime he didn't commit, Peter and Neal delve into the exotic but dangerous world of jewelry smuggling to prove his innocence.

Original Air Date:

February 1, 2011

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COUNTERMEASURES


Summary:

When an old friend of June's late husband--recently released from prison--shows up at Neal's doorstep, Neal suspects he's looking for more than a trip down memory lane.

Original Air Date:

February 8, 2011

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PAYBACK


Summary:

Keller traps Neal into a deadly game with Peter's life as the stakes.

Original Air Date:

February 22, 2011

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POWER PLAY




Summary:

Peter and Neal must assume each other's identities to uncover a collusion scheme that is causing blackouts in New York.

Original Air Date:

March 1, 2011

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UNDER THE RADAR (SEASON TWO FINALE)


Summary:

Neal confronts the mastermind behind Kate's death and learns the answer to one of history's greatest mysteries.

Original Air Date:

March 8, 2011

~SEASON THREE~


ON GUARD (SEASON THREE PREMIERE)




Summary:

Despite their newly arisen trust issues, Neal and Peter have to work together to stop a thief who took his stash out of the Federal Reserve.

Original Air Date:

June 7, 2011

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WHERE THERE'S A WILL




Summary:

Peter and Neal find a treasure map on a forged will, and soon enter a race to find the treasure and save the daughter of the beneficiary.

Original Air Date:

June 14, 2011

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DEADLINE




Summary:

When a magazine journalist's life is threatened, Diana goes under cover as her assistant to protect her while Peter and Neal investigate the subject of the journalist's story. Meanwhile, Neal and Sara have a date with Diana and Christie.

Original Air Date:

June 21, 2011

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DENTIST OF DETROIT


Summary:

When a mobster from Mozzie's Detroit childhood surfaces in Manhattan, Neal and Peter must help their friend rework a scam from his past to take down the ruthless gangster and prevent a mob war.

Original Air Date:

June 28, 2011

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VEILED THREAT


Summary:

When a black widow arrives in New York, Neal, Peter and Jones go undercover as wealthy bachelors to find her next target.

Original Air Date:

July 7, 2005

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SCOTT FREE


Summary:

When a teenage conman goes on a wild crime spree in New York, Peter realizes he has a new Neal Caffrey on his hands.

Original Air Date:

July 12, 2011

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TAKING ACCOUNT


Summay:

When an expert hacker drains a prominent New York bank, Neal assumes the criminal's identity in order to spend the pilfered fortune and draw him out of hiding.

Original Air Date:

July 19, 2011

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AS YOU WERE


Summary:

When an old Naval Academy buddy of Jones goes missing, Peter and Neal delve into the dangerous world of international security to find him.

Original Air Date:

July 26, 2011

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ON THE FENCE


Summary:

When Neal and Peter discover that Keller is smuggling priceless Egyptian antiquities into the city, Neal must go undercover with an exotic and beautiful Escapologist to capture his foe.

Original Air Date:

August 2, 2011

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COUNTDOWN




Summary:

Neal and Mozzie must stay one step ahead of the FBI while appearing to work for them--until events take a terrible turn.

Original Air Date:

August 9, 2011

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CHECKMATE




Summary:


When Keller kidnaps Elizabeth, Neal and Peter must work together to meet his ransom demand.

Original Air Date:

January 17, 2012

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UPPER WEST SIDE STORY


Summary:

When scholarship funds from a prestigious Manhattan prep school mysteriously disappear, Neal poses as a substitute teacher to help Peter and the FBI figure out where the money is really going.

Original Air Date:

January 24, 2012

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH


Summary:

When Elizabeth overhears one of her neighbors in a suspicious conversation, her curiosity leads Peter and Neal to uncover a robbery plot against a posh Manhattan hotel.

Original Air Date:

January 31, 2012

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PULLING STRINGS


Summary:

When Peter assigns Neal to work the case of a missing Stradivarius alongside Neal's ex-girlfriend, Sara Ellis, sparks fly and Neal gets a taste of what his ideal life in New York might be like.

Original Air Date:

February 7, 2012

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STEALING HOME


Summary:

A famous con artist recruits Neal to join his crew in order to steal a prized piece of memorabilia from Yankee Stadium.

Original Air Date:

February 21, 2012

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JUDGMENT DAY


Summary:

When Agent Kramer returns to derail Neal's commutation, Neal races to right a wrong from his past. Peter, in turn, must choose a side.

Original Air Date:

February 28, 2012


~SEASON FOUR~


WANTED


Summary:

On an exotic remote island, Peter must race to find Neal and Mozzie before a ruthless bounty hunter captures Neal and locks him away for good.

Original Air Date:

10 July 2012


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