"White Collar" Advanced Review

White CollarUSA's hit original series White Collar returns tonight with the first of all new season two episodes in its new timeslot at 10/9C. The series stars Matt Bomer as the slick and charismatic con artist Neal Caffrey and Tim Dekay as FBI agent Peter Burke. The show follows the unlikely partnership of Peter and Neal as they use Peter's FBI smarts and Neal's experience in the art of forgery and other cons. They are joined by returning stars Willie Garson, who plays Mozzie, a friend and confidant of Neal's who's always ready to help with a con, and Marsha Thomason as Diana Berrigan, who works with Burke at the FBI. Hilarie Burton also returns in the mid-season premiere as Sara Ellis, the insurance investigator, who has helped them out in the past.

The second half of the season starts where the mid-season cliffhanger left off, with Mozzie having been shot by Julian Larsson (Paul Blackthorne) and his life hanging in the balance. His friends are willing to do what it takes to find the shooter. Unfortunately Peter has been suspended from the FBI for a crime he didn't commit, which makes it more difficult. So Peter, Neal, and the gang must team up to execute a sting (Peter insists it is definitely not a con), catch Larrson, and clear Burke's name. They are joined by Peter's wife, Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiesen), and FBI pal Clinton Jones (Sharif Atkins) who finish out "Burke's seven."

The episode as usual for most episodes seemed to move by pretty quickly. It nicely balanced out the drama with the humor as this show does so well. Bomer was his usual charming self and he played well off of guest star Hilarie Burton. They both have great chemistry together, but we'll have to wait to see if anything more develops.

It was also fun to see everyone working together on the sting and creating "Burke's seven." I would really love if they would get together again and pull another con in the future, though that may be wishful thinking.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the season; White Collar is never boring.

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