Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review - White Collar Season 2 Episode 8 Company Man

Just curious, did everyone's mind jump to Heroes at the episode title, "Company Man?"

As Peter talked about justice, I couldn't help but compare "Company Man" to last night's The Closer episode, where Brenda drops off a murderer with immunity in front of his house with gangsters gathering to pummel him to death (The episode ends before the actual beating, but we get the idea.), and be reminded that White Collar is kept in a controlled, confined box until Fowler enters the picture.

Inherent in every procedural is the tendency to move on to the next episode with a wild flourish before a quick wrap up, but The Closer manages to ingrain a lingering thought long after the episode ends in an episode that is not a season finale. White Collar, however, delivers a straightforward plot and verdict. Peter almost dies, but makes sure Kent stays alive, affirms that being an FBI agent was the right decision, and the music box is opened. Not once did I think Peter--or Kent--would actually die, and Peter coming clean about the music box was as foregone conclusion, as Fowler is the main enemy.

I know I probably look like a fool talking about The Closer so much, but the way last night's episode ended in comparison to "Company Man" had me thinking. What if Kent couldn't be prosecuted by the law?

Still, it was one of the better episodes of the season. The interaction between Diana and Mozzie was pure gold, and I'm hoping to see more of that in the summer finale next week.

Score: 8.8/10
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