Previously, Vincent Adler killed people for treasure, Sarah and Neal sucked face, Peter channeled his inner middle schooler and noticed Neal's Chrysler Building painting, Adler's U-boat contained billions in Nazi plunder, his treasure warehouse blew up, Peter saw a flaming copy of Neal's painting and suspected Neal stole the treasure, Neal received a key to a warehouse that now houses the treasure.
I love this episode. It included several things on my Things I Want to See in Season 7 list. It had an intricate plot in the middle and most importantly, twisted Neal and Peter's relationship on its head. There's no good way out of this one so I can't wait to see what the writers decide. Neal can't be caught with the treasure because then he goes to jail for longer than any fan will wait. He can't succeed and retire to a private island. At this time, he can't even admit the truth to Peter because he's guilty of aiding and abetting Mozzie. I also don't see Peter hiding this infraction from the law. The only thing I can think of is that the treasure has to disappear. Either someone needs to steal it from them (Alex or Keller anyone?) or they have to bury it - not necessarily literally. How do you think the season will resolve the treasure conundrum?
***If you're wondering what Matt Bomer thinks of the twist, rest easy. According to haveuheard.net, he loves the direction the show is going. He says that it “reminds the audience that Neal isn’t always this friendly person. He actually is a criminal. I’m glad they’re steering the ship in murkier waters.” Do you agree?
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