White Collar S03E09 "On the Fence" 2 August 2011

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  1. Aug 7, 2011 #1 of 24
    Amnesia

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    I'm with Mozzie at the end. Why didn't Neal tell him that he found the list? I didn't understand it last episode and I don't understand it now.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 #2 of 24
    Gunnyman

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    I think Neal was trying to patch things up with Sara and even possible "leave the game" Keeping the location of the list secret meant that they would have to sit on the treasure and not retire to the islands after the last huge score.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 #3 of 24
    LoadStar

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    At this point, the only thing preventing Neal and Mozzie from moving forward with their plans would be the list that tells them which items are safe to fence and which wouldn't be. By withholding the list, that bought Neal some time in NYC under his current life. Clearly, Neal is starting to have second thoughts about the plan, and is considering all the good parts he has in his current life.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 #4 of 24
    cheesesteak

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    I haven't liked Neal so far this season. Time for Mozzie to get a new best friend.

    Neal's constant lack of a shave bothers me to no end now.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 #5 of 24
    Peter000

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    Yeah pretty much this. Neal is realizing that being on the right side of the law and the freedom he has is more rewarding than massive amounts of money and being constantly hunted. Plus the FBI is constantly challenging him to use his expertise in new ways, which would be fun for a guy like him. What does a guy like Neal do in "retirement" anyway? He'd be bored silly.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2011 #6 of 24
    Steveknj

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    I've been told that's the "style" now. I've seen a few shows where the actors are doing this. I think it makes for a sloppy look.

    I think the problem is, if that if Neal is having second thoughts, the writing has made it very clear. But maybe that's how they want it.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2011 #7 of 24
    Amnesia

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    OK, that's all well and good, but then why wouldn't he just tell Mozzie about the list and tell him to go ahead without Neal?

    It's seems incredibly-out-of-character selfish for Neal to keep Mozzie around just because Neal wants to stay in NY.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2011 #8 of 24
    LoadStar

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    He's not sure yet. He's torn. By withholding the list, he was buying time before he was forced to make the decision.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2011 #9 of 24
    john4200

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    I agree. That's how I interpreted his actions.
     
  10. LoadStar

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    And if there is any doubt about that interpretation - look at the title of the episode. :D
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    No, I think you're misinterpreting that.

    The title refers to "fence" in the sense of "fencing stolen goods."


    :D
     
  12. Amnesia

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    And Neal certainly wanted to be on her...(as did I!)
     
  13. Jonathan_S

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    Yep, that's how I interpreted it.

    Unfortunatly that plan denied him the ability to warn Mozzie that the Degau was on the list. I guess he should have "found" a copy of correspondence showing Peter was interested in the chatter about a new Degas surfacing because a Degas was on the list.

    IOW not let Mozzie know he'd found the list but still "find" evidence that the Degas, specifically, wasn't safe to fence.
     
  14. john4200

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    You just gotta have Faith.
     
  15. Amnesia

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    Yeah, she's certainly quite a Doll...
     
  16. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

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    Haven't you ever had a friend that you had grown apart from in terms of the things you like to do, but you don't want to tell them because you're afraid that might be all your friendship is based on?
     
  17. john4200

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    Tru 'dat. Is there an Echo in here?
     
  18. scooterboy

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    Ok, why are you all making Dollhouse jokes? I don't believe the actress who plays Sara was in that show. What am I missing?

    You people and your obscure references...
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    Are all these puns really that funny? I don't know; I'm on the fence...
     
  20. Peter000

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    Yes, and where have you all been with your "Saved by the Bell" and "One Tree Hill" jokes? HMMM?
     

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