While this season of White Collar has been pretty up and down, the season finale is nothing short of heart-stopping. A lot of shows like to tout episodes as being “a game changer” and this one truly is. “Into the Wind” is so good that we almost don’t want to give anything away.
But we will offer up a few hints of what to expect in the episode, which picks up where last week’s episode left off. Neal and company know where Ellen’s box is in the Empire State Building and all they need is a plan to retrieve it. Let’s just say that things get even more complicated than they already sound.
-Two very different people approach Peter with offers to help him get the evidence from the building. It’s not hard to figure out which one is trustworthy.
-There’s a very lighthearted, fun scene that takes place early in the morning at Neal’s apartment.
-Senator Pratt returns to New York at a very inopportune time and has a very public faceoff with James and Neal that leads to a lot of trouble.
-Remember last week when Neal told James that Peter was more of a father to him than he could ever be? Look for a lovely Neal and Peter scene that reinforces that.
-Speaking of lovely, Neal and Sara fans, we suggest you keep something nearby to revive you after you melt from pretty much every scene the two share in this episode. My personal favorite is when the baton is brought up.
-We love a good heist, especially one that involves all the characters teaming up. This one might be one of the best yet. Again, try to remember to breathe.
-The twist at the end and the setup for next season will leave your jaw on the floor, as well Matt Bomer’s flawless performance.
White Collar airs its season finale on Tuesday, March 5 at 10 p.m. on USA Network.