Friday, July 22, 2011

What I’m Watching: White Collar

White Collar: Season 3, Episode 7 “Taking Account” (B+)

This show really manages to succeed when it features capers that directly involve enforcers of the law. Neal guessing Sara’s random password, which he may just have seen, was neat, and I enjoyed the way the rest of the episode was set up with Sara not having any money and the hunt for the mysterious hacker that emptied all the accounts. Neal and Sara having to come up with suggestions for ways to spend $125 million was fun, and that was quite the line from Sara: “I never thought I’d be worn out from shopping.” This episode contained one of the coolest diversion creations I’ve ever seen, with Neal calling the teller and telling her that he’s a very important person so that when he called back and spoke to someone else, she’d tell the other guy to help Mr. Astor with whatever he needed. I was pleased to see Lena Headey from “Game of Thrones” in a great part as the hacker who quite immediately slept with Mozzie and then revealed their affair when Mozzie had some trouble finding his glasses and his socks the next morning when called by the FBI. Sally’s hack to put an FBI alert on all the screens and cell phones was quite impressive and effective. It seems like common sense not to insert a flash drive into a federal networked computer, but maybe that’s just me. I enjoyed Sara and June’s very enlightening conversation, and it’s so interesting to see Sara contemplating living large and Neal almost telling her all about the stash. It looks like Sara found out anyway, and she’s pretty devastated, which should certainly have repercussions in the coming episodes.

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