Matt Bomer is back for another thrilling season of high-class capers and criminal intrigue on TV's slickest, sexiest show, White Collar! Bomer returns as suave con man turned FBI consultant Neal Caffrey, racing to stay one step ahead of the feds even as he helps his partner, Agent Peter Burke, bring down some of the world's most clever criminals. The stakes are at an all-time high as Neal struggles to come to terms with his own checkered past, but will his greatest con cost him everything?
With his high cheekbones and piercing blue eyes, Matt Bomer plays con man Neal Caffrey with a smooth, handsome gloss. White Collar
follows Caffrey's adventures as a sort of indentured servant to the FBI, under the watchful eye of Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). At the end of the previous season, Caffrey found himself in possession of a trove of classical art recovered from a sunken Nazi U-boat. His moral quandary--whether or not to sell the art and run--is the thread woven throughout the season, tying together assorted single-episode high jinks about stolen objects like an Egyptian scarab amulet or a Stradivarius violin, a forged will that turns out to be a treasure map, and speed dating with a possible black widow murderess. Another element recurring over the course of the season: Both Peter and Neal are deviled by figures from their respective pasts--Peter's former mentor (Beau Bridges) and Neal's former partner (Ross McCall). Lies, false identities, and shifting allegiances are the bread and butter for White Collar
White Collar has a light touch that harks back to '60s and '70s shows like Banacek or It Takes a Thief, with elaborate scams carried out by snappy dressers with a glib comeback to parry any threat. While the emotional stakes are occasionally high for the characters (in one episode, Peter's wife Elizabeth--played by Tiffani Thiessen--is kidnapped, giving DeKay plenty of opportunities for clenched-jaw machismo), a good outcome is never really in doubt for the audience. This is cheerful fun with plenty of eye-candy. Guest appearances included Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Dylan Baker (Happiness), and Tom Skerritt (Alien). --Bret Fetzer