White Collar Season 12009
Charming con man Neal Caffey escapes from a maximum-security prison, only to be recaptured by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke. With few options, Caffey agrees to help the bureau bring down other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. But before long, Caffey finds himself playing a game of cat and mouse with those who want him back in prison or dead.
"Pilot" is the debut episode of the of the American comedy-drama television series White Collar. It was first broadcast on USA Network in the United States on October 23, 2009. The episode sets up major story arcs for the series, including Neal Caffrey's collaboration with FBI Special Agent Peter Burke, and the significance of the disappearance of Neal's girlfriend, Kate Moreau. The episode was written by Jeff Eastin and directed by Bronwen Hughes. The original broadcast ran 90 minutes. The cast includes Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, Tim DeKay as Peter Burke, Willie Garson as Mozzie, Marsha Thomason as Diana Lancing, and Tiffani Thiessen as Elizabeth Burke, Peter's wife. The pilot features the introduction of recurring characters Special Agent Clinton Jones, Kate Moreau, and Neal's landlady June. Guest stars include Mark Sheppard as the Dutchman, Michael Gaston and Stephen Singer. It is also the only episode in the series not to have a title sequence, with the opening credits rolling on as the episode progresses. According the Nielsen ratings system, an estimated 5.40 million household viewers watched the original broadcast of the pilot; this is the second-most watched episode of the series to date, behind "Free Fall". The episode received mostly positive reviews.
Book of Hours (E3)
The disappearance of a precious bible creates an interesting union when a New York Mafia kingpin enlists the help of Peter and the FBI in tracking down his beloved artifact. But while rooting out the thief, Neal finds himself in a tango with a sexy female villain and must decide where his loyalty truly lies.
Bad Judgment (E9)
Peter is feeling good after a long weekend of relaxation, but his buzz is quashed when he returns to the office to see David Sullivan and his young daughter, Alison, waiting for him. Sullivan stood to inherit his recently deceased father's home, but the bank is foreclosing. Turns out, the old man took out a second mortgage before he passed away. Sullivan claims fraud, but the bank has a stack of paperwork, signed and notarized by his father. As Peter and Neal see the situation, it doesn't get much more cut and dry.