White Collar 6×05 Reaction Post

The penultimate episode of White Collar is here! So bittersweet – I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens, but it’s still hard to wrap my mind around the fact that there’s only one more left after this.

In any case, this is the place to post your reactions to “Whack-a-Mole,” as well as any speculations for next week’s series finale. There will be spoilers – so if you haven’t seen the episode yet and don’t want to be spoiled, you should avoid reading the comments on this post until you’ve watched it.

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13 Comments on “White Collar 6×05 Reaction Post”

  1. Wow. Just…wow. I’ll watch again as soon as USA posts this epi on its website–I think I NEED to watch a second and third time, at least–but my heart was in my throat for the entire episode.

    So many unexpected twists…I did not expect Luc’s murder. He was reckless and I didn’t trust him as a partner for Peter against the PP, but I also never expected Keller to target his own handler. It’s time for Keller to die. Kudos to Ross McCall for making Keller such a worthy and reprehensible opponent for the good guys over the years. Keller’s villainy has always resulted in Neal and Peter ultimately growing closer, so I’m grateful for his series-long story arc.

    For the leader of a world-renowned international gang of thieves/thugs, Woodford is an idiot. I can’t believe he never vetted Neal before letting him into the PP, that he doesn’t have intel on Neal’s work with the FBI. I mean, even Rebecca was smarter than that. And, ironically, his “complete trust” in Neal will probably be his downfall.

    Whereas Peter’s uneasy trust in Neal might be what ultimately saves him. I was so sure Neal would ask Peter to let Mozzie in, and I was truly and pleasantly surprised when it was Peter who showed up to meet Woodford. That said, the stakes are now even higher.

    Peter and El and Baby Boy Burke…that child is so damn lucky. Watching Peter view the sonogram, watching how he reacted to El’s very valid and fair concerns, revealed a sweet vulnerability that almost belies his professional stature. TDK always gives his performances loving nuance, always beautifully layered with understated and sometimes complex emotional verve…MB once said that everything TDK does/says comes from a place of love, and that quality comes through crystal clear in Peter, even when he’s angry. It’s no wonder we love him with Elizabeth. And with Neal.

    “This has been way more fun than a prison sentence.”….

    …”Hey partner–be careful out there.”

    How can Peter and Neal ever be without each other? I don’t like thinking about it.

    1. Jatg~ Hi. What was the reason for Peter meeting Woodford? Because that’s a little…suicidal…especially for someone with a kid on the way. lol.

      1. Peter is the right choice he ‘s a trained FBI agent he can hold that situation as well as react in a danger and then he has his FBI team as backup .
        Mozzie is a genius yes ,he can be confortable with Taylor or other thieves but not among the PP, and then Neal needs him as his “shadow partner ” for his bigger plan so he can’t let the PP know about him …

  2. You’d think Diana or Jones would have Peter’s back enough to remind him of his doc’s appointment with El – they both knew he had somewhere to be.

    I shed tears is all I know – feel like I should be in sack cloth and ashes leading up to next Thursday. Merry Christmas to me.

  3. It’s not Diana or Jones’s responsibility to remind Peter of personal commitments–they have demanding assignments of their own to think about.

    I am profoundly sad this is ending, and I know my heart will finally break next week, even with the best possible, most satisfying end.

  4. Just watched it again–Jones did remind Peter of El’s appointment for the sonogram, but it was just before they learned about Luc being killed, at which point Peter’s mind shifted to Neal’s safety.

    Baby boy Burke will so be named Neal, at least for a middle name.

    My newest theory is that Peter will leave the FBI for a safer, less demanding job, and that Neal will trade his freedom in some way to ensure his family’s safety. And they’re both at peace with their decision.

  5. Was this the episode where Peter’s sitting on the steps with a very sad look on his face? (I haven’t seen it yet)…otherwise, that is still to come. 🙁 …Jatg~ You’re right. It IS strange that Woodford didn’t bother to vet Neal, lol. I guess the writers missed something there..Even as ruthless as Keller is, I can’t believe he had his own handler killed. How can Neal stomach working with him?…I’m profoundly sad that it’s ending, too. If Hulu cooperates, I’ll be able to see the last 2 episodes in about a month (still waiting on episodes 3 & 4).

    There are 2 endings that I’d have a very hard time with. First of all, no one can die for real. I’m just not going to accept that, lol.

    Secondly, I’d HATE for Peter & Neal to have to part ways. Or even Neal & Mozzie. I’d get the same sick feeling in my stomach that I got when Neal escaped to the island. It’d be so very sad. But I feel like that’s what HAS to happen, in order for everyone to stay alive. There almost doesn’t seem to be a way out of it now. And if Neal has to choose who he’ll ride off in the sunset with, I think it’ll be Mozz. They’re besties. And Peter now has a family of his own.

    So yeah. I’m going to do my best to avoid all spoilers until I can watch, but I’m not sure if or when I’ll ever be at the point where I’m emotionally READY to watch. A month or two down the road, when y’all have moved on & I pop in here going nuts about the finale…I guess you’ll know that I’ve seen it. lol.

  6. I’m torn. I want Peter and Neal together forever, but I also want each to be where he should. That doesn’t mean they can’t be part of each other’s lives, just that their relationship must shift. As Peter said in 6.02, he must let Neal be his own man.

    Either Tim or Matt tweeted a group photo of Jeff, Willie, Matt, Tiffani, Dianne, and Tim, after taping the final scene in Neal’s apartment. And the very last scene, the alleged cliffhanger scene as rumor has it, Matt and Tim only. So, speculate away.

    1. Oh my gosh. I just lied. lol. I couldn’t help myself, and peeked at the promo vid for next week…Um….I don’t like what I see. Ugh. Why did I have to peek? Why? lol.

        1. That’s true. And teasers usually aren’t exactly as they appear, either. So..I’ll try to keep that in mind. 🙂

  7. I’m a little late to the game, sorry for that.

    I should probably rewatch the episode, because there was so much going on that I probably forgot most of it.
    All I can remember is that I almost had a heart attack as it ended. And Peter’s emotion at seeing the sonogram. ♥♥ (Seriously I’ve rewatched that scene 10 times)

    Also, why the rare lefties on that show are the bad guys?
    And that was a rather violent episode for a “white collar” show…

    Neal’s secrets are freaking me out!
    But I loved the “hey partner” scene. ♥

    To say that I’m nervous is a serious understatement…

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