[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's season finale of White Collar. Read at your own risk]
White Collar wrapped its fourth season Tuesday with the following words...
The hunt for a stash of evidence that could finally clear Neal's long-MIA dad sends Season 4 of USA's criminally lovable caper series White Collar out on a dramatic high point Tuesday (10/9c), both figuratively and literally.
When Emily Procter first showed up on the set of White Collar, she remembers the exact moment she knew she wasn't in
Kansas Miami anymore.
"The set of CSI: Miami just happens to be very filthy in terms of its jokes, and I made a joke and...
"If I'm not my father's son, who am I?"
Neal Caffrey's journey to try to finding out who his father is has been a well-documented struggle since the second season of White Collar. But after the shocking midseason discovery that his dad's old friend from the force, Sam (Treat Williams), is actually his father James — now what?
Winter TV eye candy
"It's been this journey of trying to figure out who he is. So now that we're here and he now knows who this guy is...
It's another ridiculously busy night of TV, with premieres and finales jousting for attention amid other distractions. It's just as well that CBS' top-rated lineup is taking a breather with repeats.
First, the farewells, going head to head. Once again, NBC sends away its reliably tear-jerking Parenthood (10/9c) earlier in the TV year than we'd like, but a limited run of 15 episodes beats the alternative. Shows like this don't tend to repeat well, and if a shorter run makes business sense — while freeing up the time period in the back half of the season for something else (in this case, a retooled Smash in two weeks) — then so be it. This fourth season has been Parenthood's strongest and most emotionally charged to date, especially in the storyline involving Kristina's breast cancer ordeal, providing Monica Potter and Peter Krause (as husband Adam) with their strongest dramatic material to date. Emmy voters, wake up and take note.