Soon, friends, White Collar season four returns. Some of you are all, like; but RACHEL, that aired so long ago (Summer) and I CANNOT REMEMBER what happened! Fear not! I gotz your back, friends. I have recaps of the book-end episodes ( the two best episodes ) to refresh your memory:
PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE COLLAR:
PETER: YOU STOLE THE ART! IT WAS YOU!
NEAL: PROVE IT [but he really actually stole it]
BEAU BRIDGES: I want NEAL to work with me in WASHINGTON!
PETER: but that would SEVER our bromance. besides, I am the only one who can handle NEAL! I understand him! HE COMPLETES ME!
MOZZIE: I want to go to an island in the sun
NEAL: *torn* I love you Mozzie, and I want an Island in the sun; but I also love PETER and EL and JUNE and this little family in NEW YORK! plus, my FATHER is dead and ELLEN! ELLEN is back in my life. Kinda.
BEAU BRIDGES: I am ONTO YOU! I am arresting you and taking you to WASHINGTON FOREVER
PETER: *looks at NEAL and shakes his head, which in WHITE COLLAR LAND means: RUN! RUN AWAY!, NEAL! RUN!*
NEAL: *cuts his anklet, leaves New York and looks sullen on an airplane*
ON A BEACH IN ONE OF THOSE HOT PLACES
NEAL: *glistening, walks out of the water a la the same shot they used in Casino Royale when Daniel Craig was sporting his shorty shorts*
MOZZIE: This is the LIFE!
NEAL: I kinda miss New York sometimes; but look! a disposable love interest...
DISPOSABLE LOVE INTEREST: I disposably love you
MOZZIE: *drinks sangria*
NEAL: *is in cahoots with some Island thief*
MEANWHILE.... back in NEW YORK
BAD FBI AGENT: I WANT CAFFREY and I WANT HIM NOW!
PETER: put up roadblocks and wanted posters!!
BAD FBI AGENT: FIND him and bring him to MEEEE!
PETER: *perturbed* this isn't fair! He's my BESTIE! *mopes*
MEANWHILE in a FORD which is the most AWESOME CAR in the world and there is NOTHING like A FORD, EL and PETER are on STAKEOUT [in a FORD]
PETER: *eats devilled ham*
EL: You miss Neal. I can tell because we don't need to speak, our love is so silently strong. Also, this FORD can read my deepest thoughts and desires, so cool it is.
PETER: *off-handedly smirks about NEAL being difficult. But, really he is ACHING inside*
EL: So FBI BAD GUY wants NEAL
PETER: we should find this ELLEN person. I need to get to NEAL and warn him. Let's DRIVE this AMAZING FORD SOMEWHERE AMAZING
PETER: i'm a friend of NEAL'S
ELLEN: GO AWAY
EL *magically* would you like to come to my house in brooklyn and tell my husband and I where NEAL is?
ELLEN: *shrugs* you're pretty and nice. fine.
MEANWHILE BACK AT THE BEACH IN ONE OF THOSE REALLY HOT PLACES:
NEAL: *cahoots with other beach-y con guy*
DISPOSABLE LOVE INTEREST: serves sangria
MOZZIE: "this is the life, Lolana"* talks to his bobble-head hula girl doll*
NEAL: Look! i'm going to make an elaborately ornamented sandcastle and add Christmas lights.
MEANWHILE BACK AT THE BURKE'S
PETER *torn and saddened* : So you see, ELLEN, if anything happened to NEAL, I would just throw myself off a cliff. It might seem odd my emoting like this about another man in front of my wife, but she feels the same way; because NEAL is our FAMILY.
SATCHMO: *growls jealously*
ELLEN: here's NEAL'S top secret pager number
LATER THAT NIGHT [still at the BURKE'S]
PETER *pages the TOP SECRET PAGER while making a sandwich, presumedly devilled ham*
Later than THAT:*his cell phone rings*
NEAL* from beach house*: ELLEN is that you!
PETER: no, it's PETER
NEAL: I was kinda sleeping here Peter, let me run out onto the sand while the moon catches my wavy black hair
PETER: *bites sandwich* Sure, I can wait
NEAL* now on the sand as it ripples like a ribbon on the waves and shards of moonlight catch his chiselled face and peppered stubble*: Peter, I am not coming back to New York
PETER: there is a BAD FBI guy after you I NEED TO PROTECT YOU! *emotes*
NEAL: I appreciate you and I miss you; but my life is here on the beach with Mozzie and cavorting with this criminal and drinking sangria with my disposable love interest
PETER: be careful
PETER:*TRACKS NEAL'S location and DIANA and JONES set up a big operation in the dining room*
NEAL*: throws cell phone ruefully into the water and ALMOST CRIES*
AT THE FBI:
DISTINGUISHED FBI SENIOR GUY WHO IS IN A FEW EPISODES NOW AND THEN: Do you know where Caffrey is?
PETER: I must go to him
DFSGWIIAFENAT: fine. but let it be on your conscience. this is not bureau business.
MEANWHILE in the ISLAND in the SUN
NEAL:* gets deeper and deeper with this bad guy*
DISPOSABLE LOVE INTEREST :*serves sangria at the bar*
MOZZIE: *talks to Lolana and has a good time with a hawaiian shirt on*
MEANWHILE PETER shows up on THE ISLAND in a MINT green POLO SHIRT and goes to the nearest hat shop
PETER: have you seen this guy! he wears hats
HAT SHOP GUY: yes!
....THEN PETER GOES TO THE BAR WHERE THE DISPOSABLE LOVE INTEREST WORKS:
PETER: have you seen this guy
DISPOSABLE LOVE INTEREST: *conflicted* umm.... he's kinda hiding around here
BAD FBI GUY: LOOK who SHOWED UP, suckers! *holds up wanted posters* I want THIS guy *points to picture of NEAL'S face with disdain* I WANT HIM DEAD OR ALIVE! See, Burke, you're not the only person who got here immediately after commercial break. WARP SPEED! have a sangria!
GUYS AT THE BAR: we want MONEY! *run out in all directions to find NEAL for cash reward*
PETER: *so angry and traumatized he forgets his wallet on the bar dashes over to BAD FBI GUY* YOU CAN'T HURT MY CI! I will foil your villainous plot and I will save Neal like the wonderfully moral emblem of greatness that I am!
Little ISLAND URCHIN *steals PETER'S wallet from bar*
BAD FBI GUY: *snortles* Your WALLET was stolen; but you can FIND CAFFREY and bring him to ME and get the billion dollar reward
PETER: *harumphs* YOU SUCK
IN THE STREETS PETER chases the LITTLE ISLAND URCHIN around and then up a steep staircase.
PETER: *hears NEAL'S voice and dies of happiness*
NEAL: hiding behind a door* COME ON IN
PETER: *comes in! *
NEAL:* hands PETER his wallet*
PETER *looking like he just won a million bucks and its his birthday and he is on a treasure hunt with old flags while riding a unicorn, so happy is he, HUGS NEAL for a long time*
NEAL *looks with the I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM LOVED look*
PETER: that other FBI GUY IS BAAAAAAAAAAAD! he wants your blood!
MOZZIE: everyone wants our blood because we have a bounty on our heads!
NEAL: *calm and collected* Let's STAGE A PLAN!
Stay tuned: next time NEAL and PETER find out IMPORTANT PAST THINGS ABOUT NEAL'S PAST with TREAT WILLIAMS and they GO TO A CONVENTION.