Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review - White Collar Season 3 Episode 7 Taking Account

If I had it my way, every USA show would model the framework of White Collar's third season and, to an extent, Suits. Overarching character-based plots, not wild conspiracy-based plots. By using the stolen artwork as a catalyst for character development and a game changer down the line instead of as a starting point for further conspiracy, the writers took the show in the best direction possible, character-based like all the great television shows. Now, White Collar isn't Breaking Bad, nor will it ever be, but you can say there is a definite similarity between them in the way they use characters.

"Taking Account" takes the allure of wealth to dive into Neal's past while the stolen art plot moves forward. Caught in between is Sara, who enjoys the luxury the large sum of money initially afforded, but there is a fine line she refuses to cross. After spending lots of time with Neal, she types the password into his laptop to find a picture of the stolen artwork. With lots of conflicting interests on the horizon, I'm very curious to see how this all works out.

Score: 8.9/10
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