When I first saw this I was truly shocked. I spent the hiatus wondering how I could have misjudged Peter so much and not seen any hint that he wasn't the hero on the white horse. Once hiatus was over and we got answers, I realized you just can't trust a White Collar cliffhanger. I was no longer sucked in when it was Diana's turn and I don't believe it during this hiatus with Neal. Fool me once USA, but not again.
I really loved this episode when I first saw it because of the shocking ending. I also enjoyed how Elizabeth interceded to help Neal out even if it put Peter's career at risk. She knew Peter needed to hear it and he trusted her enough to not call the cops in right away. Neal and Mozzie's plans always thrill me because they are complicated but interesting and somewhat plausible…well for USA anyway. However, the thing that really caught me in this episode is how they ratcheted up the mystery and intensity so I was eagerly waiting for the hiatus to end. That's how to keep people interested and talking over the break.
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