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Season 6 | Episode 4 | “All’s Fair” | Aired Dec 4, 2014

This week on White Collar, Mozzie has a secret. An unknown woman comes to town looking for him. Who is this elusive woman? Is she connected to the Pink Panthers? Neal is unsure if the Panthers have cut him out of the deal because there has been no contact from Woodford or Keller. With the Panthers gone, this leaves our three-man team—Mozzie, Neal, and Peter—free to solve another case. A case that involves Mozzie and love. Wait, Mozzie and love? How does that old saying go—”All’s fair in love and con?”

White Collar Mozzie married The one that got away

Mozzie and love: two words not commonly associated with each other. Mozzie has always been a lone wolf, a solo rider, an unattached bachelor, free to come and go as he pleases. Sure, he has great taste in wine and knows how to plan a romantic getaway, but surely he’s never found a woman with whom he would give up the con game. That is, unless he married a con woman, a con woman so good she could get away with conning Mozzie. Five years ago, while Neal was in prison, Mozzie met Eva Perkins (Megan Dodds). Mozzie thought he was running a “sweethearts con” on her, marrying her only to take her money. Turns out she was running the same con on him. They decided to stay together and run a con on their honeymoon, but Eva took Mozzie’s share of the money and disappeared.

Now Eva is back and wants to divorce Mozzie because she’s found a new man, Jack. Mozzie is instantly suspicious and asks Neal and Peter to investigate Jack. Mozzie is worried this poor guy is about to get conned out of all his money. Mozzie tells Jack about Eva’s history as a con woman, but Jack already knows. He is convinced Eva has changed her ways and assures Mozzie and Neal that he and his charity are safe.

Mozzie starts to believe Jack’s story when, out of the blue, Jack shows up and starts beating Mozzie. Jack is supposed to have a limp from an injury, but walks up to Mozzie without it and tells Mozzie to stay away from Eva.

Peter, Neal, and Mozzie stakeout Eva and Jack to see if they are running a con together. Their love seems genuine, but Mozzie isn’t convinced. He forces Jack to show him his injured leg. Peter takes a picture of it and determines it’s a self-inflicted wound. Mozzie was right: Jack and Eva are running a con and Jack shot himself in the leg just to make his story seem more legitimate.

Falling for Eva

Despite knowing she is still running a con, Mozzie wants to be with Eva. Unfortunately this blinds him to the fact that Eva is using him. Eva calls Mozzie, asking him to come to the charity gala to protect her from Jack. Peter and Neal go after Mozzie, trying to expose her true motives. As they find out, Eva doesn’t want Mozzie because she’s falling back in love with him—she wants Mozzie because she wants him to take the fall for her and Jack. They are going to rob the gala and let Mozzie take the fall.

Peter and Neal get to Mozzie in time and they foil Jack and Eva’s plan. Jack is captured, the item they were trying to steal, a Fabergé egg, is returned, and Mozzie is saved from being their patsy. Mozzie can’t let Eva got to jail though, and helps her escape. He may not be able to forgive her for leaving him all those years ago, but he can recognize a worthy opponent. Eva escapes, but leaves the unsigned divorce papers with Mozzie. I guess that means Mozzie is still married, and off the singles market.

Matt Bomer Neal Caffrey Once a con man, always a con man

Throughout the episode Mozzie keeps accusing Eva of being on a con because he doesn’t believe people can change. He says over and over again, “Once a con man, always a con man.” He may have been talking about Eva, but that statement also applied to himself and to Neal. Can con men change their ways? Can Neal change? Does Neal want to change? With only two episodes left in White Collar’s final season, that is the million-dollar question.

Also in this episode, the FBI has figured out what the Pink Panthers are planning on stealing. By cracking the algorithm and deciphering the airport code, flight number, and arrival time, the FBI has determined the Panthers are after cash that’s being flown back to the States from Europe. This cash, $500 million to be exact, is untraceable and is regularly flown to one of 12 cities with a Federal Reserve. There’s no way to know which city will be next until the algorithm deciphers the random numbers.

The FBI plans to apprehend the Panthers in San Francisco, but the Panthers never show up. But Woodford shows up at Neal’s apartment; he has figured out there is a mole in the Panther operation. Does he know it’s Neal? I guess we’ll have to see next week!

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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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