White Collar (2009–2014): Season 2, Episode 15 - Power Play - full transcript

Peter and Neal assume each other's identities to uncover a collusion scheme.

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Previously on White Collar...

Larson was shipping Nazi dinnerware

are you offering to go to Argentina?

It could be fun.

What is this?

It's a fractal...
a mathematical curiosity.

It's a fractal antenna.

You're telling me that if
we build a real one of these...

It's gonna lead us
to a boat or a plane

or something that disappeared
in the 1940s.

Neal: I want to know the man
who's pulling the trigger.

His name is Vincent Adler.

You knew him?
He's the man who made me who I am today.

Why are you helping us?

I like having Neal Caffrey
owe me one.

I owe you one.
Something like that.

So as we all know,

Mr. Stanzler
is very, very specific.

The Bordeaux glasses are only
to be served with Cabernet,

and in burgundy glasses,
for heaven's sake, only put Pinot in these.

If it smells like paint
the next time I walk in here,

I will shoot someone.

Mr. Stanzler.

Andrew, hi. Skip the pleasantries.
You have six seconds.

Okay, well, everything's set
for Saturday.

And what about
the ice sculpture?

Uh, the 4x3 ice bear.

4x3? No.
8 feet.

8 feet? Did I stutter?
8 feet.

8 feet. I want it bold.
Got it.

8 feet.

Sorry about that.

No, it's okay.

One thing I-I like about your boss...
He knows what he wants.


Are... are you okay?

[ breathes deeply ]

Last week, you said your husband
works for the FBI.

Yeah, he... he does.
Is, uh... is everything all right?


It's not.

Woman on TV:
New Yorkers took to the streets

as temperatures soared
to triple digits,

making today one of the city's
hottest days on record.

With East Coast Hydroelectric
reporting record usage,

city authorities warn
of more rolling blackouts...

[ strains ]
I know, Satchmo.

You warned me
not to use the central air

before the blackout hit.

[ breathes deeply ]

But I didn't listen.

'cause you're a dog.

So until we get it fixed,
meet our new AC.

Oh, it's a hot one.
Well, hello, my boys.

Peter: Hello.

Wow. Look at
the new air conditioner.

Yeah. How's the world's
most interesting evil man?

Actually, we need to talk
about Stanzler.

I told you Andrew makes his money as an
energy trader, right?


Well, actually,
it's worse than that.

I've been working
with his assistant, Brooke,

and she thinks
Stanzler's involved

in creating the blackouts.
Say that again.

Brooke overheard Stanzler

talking about it
with another trader.

So she did some digging.

She thinks they're withholding
supply during peak hours

and then selling energy
to the city for triple the rate.

El, these are very serious

Honey, I know.

There are
three confirmed deaths,

and it's cost the city
tens of millions.

That's why I'm telling you.

All right. We have to bring her
in to the bureau.

She doesn't want to come in.

She's terrified that someone's
gonna see her and tell Stanzler.

Do you know,
he actually threatened

to shoot the painter today?

Oh, he was half-joking.

But I wouldn't put it past him.

Okay. So, where
can I talk to Brooke?

Well, maybe come down to
the museum while Stanzler's out.

That's good.

You could bring Neal.

Why Neal?

Well, honey,
she's really nervous.

And, you know,
Neal has a calming smile.

Fine. I'll bring Neal
and his calming smile.

Thank you.

You're a good boy.

And so are you.
[ chuckles ]

Sara: Neal. Hi.

When did you get back in town?
Just a few days ago.

How was Argentina?
It was...Hot. But very interesting.

What did you find?
I figured out where those crates we found

were being smuggled out of.

It's an estate
in Southern Argentina.

Love what they've done with the place.
Yeah, someone burned it down.

And I'm pretty sure
it was Vincent Adler.

I think this is where Adler was hiding
after he fled the U.S.

This is good.

Yeah. I also met
some locals.

And some llamas.
Yes, and some llamas.

Um, this is Rosa.
She worked in Adler's kitchen.

Said he was obsessed
with finding

a German soldier named
Gerhard Wagner.

Who is he?

I don't know, but hopefully
the FBI can find out.

All right.
I will pass this on to Peter.

Thank you.

It's good to see you.

You too.


Are you really going this way?

I hate that.

- Awkward goodbyes after you've already
said goodbye. - Yeah.

I'm gonna grab a coffee.
[ chuckling ] Bye.

Brooke: Your husband
will be here, right?

He'll be here soon.

- Do you want to go over seating
arrangements with Yvonne? - Okay.

Hey, thank God you're here.

Where's my husband?
She's kind of losing it.

I'm sure he's on his way.
He said to meet him here.

Um, will you call
and see how close he is?

Yeah, of course.

I just got a text.
Andrew's coming. What do we do?

I-I thought
he was in Connecticut.

The meeting got canceled.
So I-I got to go.

H-hold on
just a second.

[ cellphone rings ]


How far away are you?

I had to borrow Diana's car.

I would have been there in 10,
but there's an accident on 5th.

So now...17 minutes,
plus 1 minute for parking,

and I'll still be there
4 minutes early.

Okay, hold on.

Yeah, that might not be
soon enough.

Stanzler's on his way, too.

All right. Do whatever
you need to do to keep her calm.

But don't let her go.

You really miss your
air conditioner, don't you?

He made my dog pant.

Now this is personal.


Sorry. I know, I know.
I trust you.

I just...

I'm sorry.
I can't do this.

Brooke argyle?

Hi. I'm agent Peter Burke. How are you?

Hey, hon.

Hey, honey. Thanks for coming.
Of course.

El told me you have information

that links Andrew Stanzler
to the blackouts.

[ beep ]
Um, he's outside.

What your boss is doing
is wrong,

and it's hurting
a lot of people.

Will you help us?

Listen, you can trust
my husband.

Thank you.

We'll take care of you, okay?
El will be in touch.


[ sighs ]

Wow. Did we
really just do that?

Did you see any other option?


So, which one of us
is gonna tell Peter?

I vote you.

You're welcome.

You impersonated an agent.

You told me to do
whatever I needed to do.

I didn't say
commit a federal crime.

I convinced her to come in.

Yeah. And now is the time
to correct the situation

by having her meet
the real Peter Burke.

She will blow out those doors so fast
you won't see her shadow.

You know why?
'Cause the lights will be out

from the power outage
she couldn't help us stop.

You do not get to be me

That doesn't go there.
What are you doing? Get up!

Peter, she's skittish.

If I try to explain to her
that I impersonated you,

she'll never trust you, me,
Elizabeth, or the FBI.

[ telephone rings ]

Don't touch that.


Oh, hey, El.

Are you downstairs with Brooke?


Listen, I talked to Neal,

and we're just gonna be honest with her.

That's all that...

Honey, you...

Right. Uh-huh.
I understand.

See you in a bit.

[ receiver clicks ]

Elizabeth talked you into it.

Listen up, everybody.

For the next hour
and only the next hour,

you will call Mr. Caffrey
special agent Peter Burke.

[ sparse laughter ]
No questions. No laughing.

Just do it.

And never speak of this again.

[ sparse laughter ]

Who? Me?

What? You don't even need him.
What are you...

Stay there.

[ elevator bell dings ]

[ indistinct talking ]

Hey, hon.

Hi, hon.

Great to see you.

Hi, Brooke.



I thought we were just gonna
be speaking with your husband.

Oh, we were,
but, actually, this is, um...

Neal Caffrey.

Are you an agent, too?

No. No.
I wish I was.

I'm just a consultant.

So, how does that work?

Actually, I'm a criminal.
A criminal?

I've made a lot
of really bad life choices,

which landed me in prison.

But now I assist the FBI.

Oh. Okay.

As a matter of fact,
had it not been

for agent Burke here, I'd
still be in prison... rotting.

You're giving me way more credit
than I deserve.

No, no.
Don't be modest, Peter.

You caught me...

And you can send me back
any time you want.

[ Elizabeth clears throat ]

Why don't we go talk in my office?

So, what role did Stanzler's
company play in all this?

Stanzler's company's a broker.

New York's electricity system
is a deregulated market.

So if someone bought up
enough energy,

they could temporarily
artificially create a shortage.

Don't get any ideas, Neal.

I won't.
But I'll talk to the...

You should talk

to the commodities
trading commission.


Um, is there any way

you and I could speak...
just the two of us?

I know Neal seems intimidating,

but he's very useful
in cases like yours.

In fact, I think he's
the single most valuable asset

we have here at the Bureau.


On second thought...

Cream. No sugar.

We have agents for that.

I have something better.
I have you.

[ sighs ]

Thank you.

I didn't want to say this

in front of your
criminal consultant,

but I think Stanzler's
looking for a burglar.

What's he trying to steal?

I'm not sure.
But I was listening in

on a very cryptic
phone conversation he had

with someone named Bill Rosko.

Bill Rosko. I googled the name,
and Bill has a criminal record

for breaking...
...Breaking and entering. Yeah.


Don't you hate it when
Peter makes you get coffee?

You're getting me
mocha chai latte's

for the rest of the month.

Hey, boss.

Why is Neal in your office?

Neal is posing as Peter
so a witness will tell us

about an
energy-collusion scam.

Awesome! I'm going in.

Come on.
Let me bring him a file.

What do you have?

Unh-unh. This is for Peter.

It's the info Sara requested
on Gerhard Wagner.

There's nothing in here.

Why is Gerhard Wagner's
file empty?

The Department of Defense
classified his information

when he immigrated to the U.S.
after World War II.

Yeah, but that was
more than 50 years ago.

I'll make some calls,
see if I can get his file declassified.

All right.

I'm gonna find out
what Brooke had to say to me.

This is gonna be good.

[ chuckling ]
Oh, yeah. No, no, no.

A thief?

Sounds like a job
for Neal Caffrey.

Yeah, too bad Stanzler's
already made me.

I would love to find out
what he was trying to steal...

You still can.

Or the new Neal Caffrey can.

[ chuckles ]

You're serious?

Peter, that's bold thinking,

But posing as a thief...
particularly as me...

I mean, we'd be better off
sending in

any number
of competent criminal C.I.'s.

Mm-hmm. No.

I'm retaking control
of this case

before anything else
goes sideways.

Talk to Brooke. Have her put Neal
Caffrey, thief, on his books.

That's you?
That's me.

Mozzie: Welding is a lot harder
than it looks.

I deserve a medal.

[ chuckles ]
Sorry about the flames.

You want to wear my extra helmet?
Neal: I'm good.

Nothing like wearing
a leather flame suit

on the hottest day of the year.

I'm almost back
to my fighting weight.

For the last parts
for the antenna,

I've been scouring eBay Europe.

Are you even listening to me?

You wouldn't believe
the amount of paperwork required

to send someone undercover.
Isn't that the suit's job?

Nah, he made me do it

since I told a whistle-blower
I was Peter Burke.

[ laughs ]
Why would you do that?

We were gonna lose her.
I had to.

Now I'm stuck
with the is9 form,

A.K.A. the whistle-blower
declaration of facts.

Okay, remember
when your mother said,

"Don't cross your eyes 'cause
they're gonna stay that way"?

Yeah. The same thing holds
for impersonating a suit.

Get out or I'm gonna find yo
wearing wing tips.

What do you think?

Oh. I'm too late.

The metamorphosis is complete, cockroach.
Thanks, Kafka.

[ knock on door ]



What are you doing here?

Do I want to know?

Not yet.

All right.

"tales of the FBI's
classified files."

Peter figured out why Adler's
so interested in Wagner.

Excellent. Top-secret movies.
I'll make popcorn.

Butter, please.

When do we get
to the good part?

Sara: Shh!

Man on TV: ...In a relentless

to destroy Britain's shipping.

Peter: The man on the left
is Gerhard Wagner.

Worked as a radio operator
in the u-boat headquarters.

After the fall of the
third Reich, he fled to America.

He claimed to have
top-secret information

he wanted to share
with the U.S.

Gerhard Wagner, however,

was sent to a detention center
at Ellis Island.

And whatever he knew
disappeared with him

when he escaped from the detention center
a few weeks later.

What kind of top-secret
information could Wagner have

- that Adler would be looking for
a half-century later? - I have a feeling

it has something to do with the antenna
Mozzie's been building.

Which makes sense,
'cause he was a radio guy.

If he escaped
the detention center,

he may have hopped the fence

and gotten in
the naturalization line.

Why not? Changed his name,
became an upstanding citizen.

All right. We'll check
the archives for matches

between his physical description
and someone

who entered Ellis Island
around that same time.

Listen, uh...

Next time you're
poking around classified files,

see if you can find anything on
the death of the electric car.

Sure. And I can throw in
some stuff about crop circles.


You're joking.

Peter: Mozzie,
the U.S. Government

is not conducting
mind-probe experiments.

Mozzie: [ chuckles ]
That's what they've made you believe.

Are we doing this again?

Guess so.
You headed home?

No, I'm gonna go grab a bite.
How about you?

Oh, just to the gym.
Really? I just... I took you

for more of a "sit-up/push-up
in the morning" kind of guy.

I swim.

How's that work with your ankle bracelet?
It's waterproof.

Are you trained in counter-surveillance?
You talking about the guy at our 6:00?

So the answer's yes.

And he knows we made him.

How long
do you want to stay here?

We'll see
what his next move is.

Much better.

That's not fair.
It's my game.

Ah, we take turns.

He's making his next move.
[ vehicle approaches ]

[ brakes squeal ]

[ tires screech ]

You okay?

Yeah, I've been followed before
in my line of work.

Whoever he is...

He knows you're working for us.

The emergency exits are here...

And here.

There's only one entrance
to the exhibit

and a service corridor.

If you're not planning
on robbing the museum,

why would you need to know
all this?

It's my 'in'...
to impress Stanzler.

You know, it's sexy
watching you plan a heist.

Think I should go rogue?

[ chuckles ]

All right.
Say goodbye to Peter Burke.

I'm Caffrey.

Neal Caffrey.

[ chuckles ]


You don't like my Neal?

Well, he sort of has a way of,

I don't know,
pulling you in when he talks...

A kind of quiet, sexy whisper.
Oh, sexy, huh?

And he doesn't put his hands on his hips.

He gets people to do
what he wants by charming them.

He doesn't rely on a badge.


[ softly ]
Well, you are so smart.

You have all the answers,

and I couldn't do this
without you.

Much better.

[ chuckles ] Oh, honey?

You're gonna have to take off
your wedding ring.

I am.


Feel naked without it.

Hmm. Maybe you
could wear a hat.


[ chuckles softly ]

[ beep ]

Mr. Stanzler...

This is Neal Caffrey.


Your 11:00, sir.

[ footsteps depart ]

[ softly ]
I understand

you're interested
in an acquisition.

I'm sorry?

[ normal voice ] You're
interested in an acquisition.

Who told you that?

Big Bill Rosko.
He said you offered him a job.

Yeah, well,
Big Bill has a big mouth.

And I never offered him

Hmm. Well, if there is a job,
I'm your man.

Yeah. [ chuckles ]

Everybody in your business
says the same thing, right?

What if I told you
I could rob this place

in under 20 minutes?
I'd say good luck.

We've got the top-of-the-line
security system.

It's good,
but nothing's perfect.

Two cameras cover
the front and back,

but they're blind
to the side exits.

Your roof?
It's a burglar's dream.

1-inch wood and asphalt.

What exactly
would you leave with?

Every display
is laser-guarded,

heat-, motion-,
and weight-sensored.

I know.

So I'd skip the display
and hit your private collection.

How did you know about that?

Like I said.
I'm the best.

Stanzler needs a thief to steal
a flash drive from this man...

Another trader, Francis Luntz.

Slow down, Caffrey.

I want to hear details
about "the meet."

Quiet, you.

Based on their trading records

and what little information
I got from Stanzler,

I believe the two are using
their combined market power

to create temporary shortages.

But did you flaunt
your past crimes?

No, I did not flaunt
my past crimes.

How did you convince him
to hire you?

I'm that good.

These guys
are incredibly careful.

From what I can gather,
Luntz doesn't trust Stanzler.

He secretly videotaped
one of their meetings.

Now, this video,
which is now on flash drive,

is what Stanzler
wants me to retrieve.


Why don't we just use a warrant?
We could,

but Stanzler doesn't know
exactly what's on the tape.

So if we shake Luntz down
and the video is insufficient,

we blow our chances of catching
either one of these guys.

But I do want a warrant
for Luntz's home.

I don't need a warrant
to break in.

Well, this Neal Caffrey does.
That's it for now.

After we left my apartment
last night,

Sara and I were followed.
Any suspects?

Adler. I think
he put a tail on Sara.

Everyone who's looked
into him... Mozzie, Kate...

They all got hurt.
Where is she now?

At the archives.
I'm meeting her there.

Good idea.
Stay close to her.

All right, but for my break-in,
I'm gonna need some training.

I got you covered.

My pupil has arrived.

Take the pebble from my palm.

Seriously? Kung Fu?

I'm preparing you
for your mission.

Give me $20.

Look, do you want my help
or not?

Lesson 1... we take.

We don't give.

Now, moving on...

Give me my 20 back,
or I'm gonna arrest you.

Oh, you're gonna be
a very difficult student.


Anyone follow you?
No. You?

All clear.
They said over the phone that it could take

up to four weeks for us
to get access to those files.

That's all right.
I got a plan.

Are you gonna share
that plan with me?

Any chance you can tell me

a little more about
what you're looking for?

Only that it's regarding
an individual

who may have come through
Ellis Island in 1946.

We need to look through files to
match a physical description.

The rest is national security.
You understand.

Of course. Sorry I wasn't
more helpful over the phone.

She didn't say
she was with the FBI.

Oh, she's not.

I am.

Please, follow me.

Peter knows.
The broad strokes.

[ chuckles softly ]

This is it.

Records. Ledgers.
Card catalogs.

Which ones are from 1946?

All of them.
Excuse me.

[ chuckles ]
Yeah, we can do this.

Mozzie: Okay, listen up,
sausage fingers.

We don't have all day.

[ knock on door ]
Oh, our guest speaker.

Hello, there.
How's he doing?

We'll come back
to the lock-picking later.

Byron would be so thrilled
to know

his training jacket

is back in the game.
[ chuckles ]

Are you teaching him to run a cross?
Scratch on a dip.

With the farmer's pants?
Neal wants to run a bird dog.

Oh. He's a fed.

Can we move on with this?

Uh, yes.

Now, your first task

is to drop a bug
into Stanzler's jacket

so your little
evil empire friends in the van

can listen in on him,

while you fumble
rough the house.

Do we need a commentary?

But dropping the bug
isn't the hard part.

Retrieving it is...
without jingling the bells.

[ bells jingle ]

[ bells jingle ]


All right.

[ bells jingle ]

[ sighs ]
This is impossible.

Understatement is the key.

These two fingers,
like tweezers...

So that the thumb
will never touch the mark.

[ papers rustling ]

[ sighs ]

[ sighs ]

It's gonna take a while.

[ sighs ]

So tell me, Repo...

...Why you helping out?

What's your angle in all this?

If Adler spent his life
searching for something,

that means
the payoff's got to be bigger

than the billion
he's already stolen.

That's all?

I like the mystery.

I know what it's like
to have a lot of questions.


When I was 13,
my older sister ran away

and we never heard
from her again.

I'm sorry.

[ sighs ]

I used to go into her room
and just look at her things

and hope that
something held the key.

You know, if there was
a book about dancers,

I'd wonder,
"is she a ballerina?"

there was a pony poster.

So I wondered if she
was off on a ranch somewhere.

And I never found the answers
I was looking for.


If we find Adler,

maybe you can have
some closure with Kate.

Last chance, suit.
Some of us go to work at night.

Like this?

[ bells jingle ]

You didn't drop the bug.
No, I didn't.

I decided to practice
one more lift.

You've learned
all I have to teach you.

You, Peter Burke,
are ready to commit a crime.

Neal: Looking sharp, Peter.
Thank you.

There's a very good teacher inside
that little shiny head of his.

How'd it go at the archives?

Great. But it's gonna take
a while to find Wagner.

Another late night
with Sara, huh?

Hey, keep your eye
on the prize, okay?

This is serious.
Stanzler doesn't mess around.

Now, remember,
backup is 10 seconds away...

You don't give me
the "be careful" speech.

I invented
the "be careful" speech.

Yeah, but since I'm you,
I should give...

You're Neal in the van,
and I'm Neal outside the van.


Then go out there
and make me look good.

[ breathes deeply ]

Mr. Stanzler.

When you get
to that master bedroom,

look for anything called "Project Edison."
Got it.

My meeting with Luntz
will last 20 minutes.

You have exactly that
to find the video

and find your way back
to the Bentley.

20 minutes?
Plenty of time.

It better be.
Otherwise, you're on your own.

Let's go.

Heads up, guys.

I think we're pulling in
to Luntz' mansion.

Out of the vehicle.
Headed for the basement door.

We got ears on you.

Wait for me to confirm that.

Working on the lock now.

Okay, we have ears on you.

I'm in.

Luntz: So, tell me
about this guy, Wheelock,

your contact
at the power company.

What else did he say?

Stanzler: They have budget cuts,
fewer controls,

which makes monitoring us
that much more difficult.

3,000 immigrants a week,

and not one of these files
is computerized.

Well, whoever
this Gerhard Wagner is,

he has earned my admiration.

How's that?
He worked the system to his advantage.

I mean, one day he was here,
and the next... poof...

He's vanished
into the vast bureaucracy...

Like a German Dave Chappelle.

Did Neal send you
to come sit with me?

Uh...No one sends me.
I go places.

Of course.
My mistake.

He's not worried about you,
if that's what you're implying.

I'm here for obvious reasons.

[ sarcastically ]
Well, of course.

I mean, it's impossible to deny

this Tracy/Hepburn thing
between us.

I do want you, Mozzie.

Control yourself.

I'm here
to double the workforce.

I want to get Adler, too.

[ loud clicking ]

I take that as a sign.

Of what?

I'll let you know.

I'm in the master bedroom.

All right.
Check the drawers and cabinets.

People usually hide things
where they're easily accessible.

As Mozzie taught you.

I found a safe key.

Look for an in-wall safe.

Mrs. Luntz.

Well done, Mr. Luntz.

I found the safe.

[ beep ]
I found the video.

Copying it now. I'll give
the original to Stanzler

and keep the backup for us.

Guys, listen to this.
Luntz: This Chip Wheelock, the guy at E.C.H....

East Coast Hydroelectric.

What exactly does he know?

He knows he wants in.

We got a guy
in the power company,

flips a switch,
rolling blackouts.

We make a fortune.

No. No way.
It's too risky.

You mean it's too easy?

Look, go to the party
on Saturday night.

Talk to the guy,
spend a few minutes,

see what he has to say.

If you don't like it,
take a walk.

Peter, Stanzler and Luntz
may have an executive

from East Coast Hydroelectric
in their pocket.

He's meeting them
at the party on Saturday.

All right.

We wait until Saturday
and take down all three of them.

[ beep ]

Video's copied.

I'm on my way out.

What's your exit plan?

Same as my entrance plan.

Did you get it?


Very good.

Give me a hand.

It's been a pleasure.

Want another job?

What do you have in mind?

Geller museum.
Saturday. 5:00.

Tell no one. Ask no questions.
I'll pay you double.



This is what was on the drive.

Luntz recorded this meeting
and kept his mouth shut,

even though, we believe,
he went on to participate.

On Saturday,
Stanzler's trying to bring in

this man to sweeten the pot.

Chip Wheelock, senior manager
at East Coast Hydroelectric.

With someone at the power plant
able to flip the switch,

they'll be able
to escalate their plan.

That means more blackouts.

Not if we stop them.

I've been invited to an event
as Neal,

so we can take advantage
of this opportunity

by slipping a video feed
on Stanzler.

How are we gonna do that?
Diana: Brooke was able to get

Stanzler's suit
from the dry cleaner.

We installed a camera
in place of the lapel button.

Check this out.


Brooke will make sure that
Stanzler's wearing that jacket.

Jones, Diana,
you'll be in the van.

I like the van.

And, as a precaution, I'll be
accompanying Elizabeth...

...As my wife's

[ chuckles ]

[ indistinct conversations ]

Tell your staff they get $100 each
if they don't spill anything.

They get fired if they do.

El said you knew
how to motivate your employees.

That's the smallest 8-foot bear
I've ever seen in my life.

I've got Stanzler's camera

Anything Stanzler sees,
we'll see.

Neal, have you met
Peter and Elizabeth Burke?

Hi. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.

This is my lovely wife,

You married up.
Telling me.

I could use a drink right now.

Yes, I'll have one, too.

Yeah, me too.
Thank you.

Brooke: Mr. Stanzler,
Mr. Luntz is here.

Want to help me out here
for a second?

Yeah, you're the boss.

Ladies having fun?

So this is
undercover work, huh?

I'm sure Peter's hating
every second of it.

And you? How does it feel
to be an FBI agent?

Still trying it on.

Excuse us, ladies.

What are we doing?
Your assignment.

Everyone hear that?


Copy that, Peter.

You donated all this?

I'd like you to babysit.

My friend Francis there
is not having a very good day.

That's my assignment?
Babysit Luntz?

Yeah. I'll have more for you
when I get back.

A lot on your mind?


Listen, I'm glad that,

uh, Stanzler let us alone
for a couple minutes.

I don't know what he told you,
but I'm not interested.

I mean, this thing...

It's gotten way beyond
what I ever imagined.

You two...
you do what you want...

But I'm out.

Sorry, Wheelock.

Wait. Yeah, wait.

He told you
I was Chip Wheelock?


Are you not?

Excuse me a minute.

I know about your energy scheme
with Stanzler.

You what?

He's planning
to double-cross you.

He... he can't do that.
I have leverage over him. [ Grumbles ]

Actually, you don't.

Stanzler had me break into
your estate and steal the video.

Who the hell are you?

Jones, we're locked
in the Stanzler gallery.

On it.

[ cellphone rings ]

Yeah, this is Jones.

You sure?

Guys, another blackout's about
to sweep through this sector.

Diana, find Elizabeth.

Backup generator?

Uh, downstairs.
Let's get down there.


Where's the team?

On their way in.

Who you talking to?

The FBI.

Of course.

Stanzler told you
that Wheelock would be here

to lure you out.

My guess?
When the power goes out,

he can circumvent
the security cameras

and come back here unnoticed.

What's the point?

Oh, geez.

He's gonna kill me.

If I'm right,
he's gonna try to kill us both.

Who's got eyes on Stanzler?

All right. I see him. He's
on the far side of the room.

I'm on him.

[ electricity powering down ]

[ alarm ringing ]

Man on P.A.:
Ladies and gentlemen,

due to the blackout,
this museum is now in lockdown.

Everyone stay where you are!

Remain calm!

[ crowd murmuring ]

Oh, come on.

Can you open this?

Stanzler's making his move.

He's out of the atrium,
but I can't tell his location.

Peter's in the Stanzler gallery.
We need to get a key.

Let's go.
Yes, sir.

Hurry up.
Hold this.

I wasn't trained to do this
in the dark.

Peter, there's another light
in that room.

It's Stanzler.
He's got a gun.

Diana: We're at the generator.
It's been disengaged.

Can you turn it on?

[ gunshot, ricochet ]

[ gunshots ]

[ loud clicking ]

Neal: FBI! Drop it!
You're surrounded, Stanzler.

Like he said...

FBI has you surrounded.

[ horn honks ]

I didn't know
you had moves like that.

I didn't know
I authorized a badge.

Well, I needed one.
I was an FBI agent.



You enjoyed being me.

I admit there's a certain...
Allure to your profession.

How about you?

Being Neal Caffrey
has its charms.

Ignoring convention?
Embracing your id?

Yeah. And I do look good in black.
You do.

I have a feeling
I had to work a lot harder

fitting into your world
than you did fitting into mine.

I don't know about that.

Good work.


Got the generator back on.

I couldn't leave you
in the dark.

Welcome home, agent Burke.

It's good to be home,
Mrs. Burke.

[ chuckling ]
Oh! Thank you.

I was starving.

Mozzie's in the other room
looking at microfiche.

How was your night?

Oh, the usual.

What'd you get me?

Oh, I love gourmet finger food.

Is that...
[ electricity powering down ]

Guess the blackout
finally caught up to this grid.

M-Mozzie gave me a lantern.
Let me get out of your way here.


[ chuckles softly ]

[ gasps ]
Heilige Scheisse.

[ loud click ]

I'm sorry.

Don't be sorry.

Uh, Sara...

I got some...

Hi, Neal.

What do you got?

Uh, the, um, urgency transcends
the awkwardness.

I found Gerhard Wagner.

Every characteristic matches...

Height, eye color,
facial structure.

Uh, you missed a button.

Registered with immigration

under the name Michael Hunter.

Let's go find him.

Oh, w-we can't.
Um, he died here in New York.

The obit says he has
one surviving family member.

A granddaughter.

Alex Hunter.

Who's Alex Hunter?

I thought I knew.

This is Alex.

I'm headed to the location now.

I'm on my way.