"Burke's Seven" Episode Guide

White Collar Burke's Seven
Season 2, Episode 10 Air Date: January 18, 2011

Mozzie is lying in the hospital in a medically-induced coma (after being shot by Julian Larssen in Point Blank. The FBI tracks Larssen back to his apartment, where they find him and the gun used to shoot Mozzie. Mozzie wakes up from the coma and reveals that the code in the music box builds something, but because Larssen stole his notebook, whomever he is working for also has the code. While Larssen is being interrogated at FBI headquarters, Agent Roe with the Department of Justice arrives and reveals that Peter’s prints were discovered on the gun that shot Mozzie. Peter is put on leave and Larssen is released.

Desperate to catch Larssen once and for all, Neal and Peter rope Sara Ellis, Jones, Diana, Mozzie and Elizabeth into an elaborate con designed to take down Larssen. They plan to use Frederick Bilal, an associate of Larssen's, to do it. In the end, they use Bilal to set Larssen up and have Agent Roe arrive to arrest him. When Larssen makes a break for it, Peter rides to the rescue and captures Larssen once and for all.

Meanwhile, Mozzie figured out that the code was for a fractal. Neal recognizes the fractal as one he’s seen before. It belonged to Vincent Adler, the man who made Neal into the man he is today. For more information, check out Quotes from "Burke's Seven" or Nitpicks from "Burke's Seven".

“Neal, you can find your revenge in the justice. It's there. I know.” – Peter Burke

Highlights

The Cons

Peter poses as a owner of race horses to deceive Bilal into revealing information.

Sara and Neal pose as the son and daughter-in-law of the Yacht Club's owner to look at the Bilal's yacht's logbook.

Peter, Neal, Sara, Diana, Mozzie and Jones trick Bilal into contacting Larssen and then posing as Larssen to have Bilal deliver the smuggled goods to them at 4268 Fifth Avenue.

Interesting Facts

Devlin (the forger who says "It's bad for business" during the meeting) was first seen in the episode By the Book. He's the one who made the new ID for Tommy Barnes.

Character Information

The Bad Guys

Julian Larssen is a hired gunman first seen in Point Blank. He is the right hand to the man who is behind Kate's death and Mozzie's shooting (Vincent Adler). Larssen's aliases include: Michael Glasstrum(sp?), Kyle Albertson, Brian Blitek and Chuck Marrino. Larssen is using Prince Bilal as a smuggler. He used latex fingerprints from Peter's FBI mug (which he stole from Peter's office) to plant his print on the gun. At the end of the episode, Larssen is caught and reveals that he is working for Vincent Adler.

Frederick Bilal is a Nigerian prince. He owns a number of shipping companies, and he handles a lot of import and export out of New York Harbor. Bilal likes to race horses internationally and spends his days at the Rodgers Yacht Club.

References

Allusions

"What if I deliver you the man behind the curtain?"

This refers to a quote from the movie The Wizard of Oz. At the end of the movie, the "wizard" tells them to "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" when it is about to be revealed that the powerful wizard is just a man manipulating things behind a curtain.

"Clark Kent seems to be doing alright for himself. What now, Boy Wonder?"

As Neal points out, Sara Ellis is mixing up her superheroes. Clark Kent is the alter ego of Superman. The Boy Wonder was a nickname of Batman's sidekick, Robin.

"I'm a Judas, a turncoat, a quisling!"

Judas was the disciple that betrayed Jesus Christ. Quisling is a term coined after Vidkun Quisling. He assisted Nazi Germany to conquer his own country and ruled the collaborationist Norwegian government, is a term used to describe traitors and collaborators

"He's a Nigerian price." "I thought those only existed in spam email"

Nigerian 419 scams are popular email scams. They basically claim a wealthy foreigner needs help recovering some funds. They try to get people to invest money in the scam in the hopes of getting a percentage of the recovered funds.

"Next you'll tell me that Paul McCartney wasn't replaced by a look alike in 1966."

In 1969, September 1969, American college students published articles claiming Paul McCartney had died in 1966 and been replaced by a look alike. They claimed clues to this fact could be found in the lyrics and artwork on The Beatles' records.

ironside

"Very good, Ironside."

Ironside is a TV show that starred Raymond Burr as a wheelchair-using police detective, Robert T. Ironside. The series ran from 1967 to 1975.

"Houston, we have a problem."

This phrase is used to as a way of saying that a major problem. Although it originated with the Apollo 13 moon flight, it is actually a misquote. They crew originally said, "Houston, we've had a problem." (I know, I sound like Mozzie.)

butch and sundance

"Nice Ride, Butch." "Thanks Sundance."

This is the second time Neal and Peter compare themselves to the two famous bank robbers known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The first time they did it was during Withdrawal.

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Credits

Writer:Joe Henderson Director:Michael Smith
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Mozzie
Clinton Jones
Diana Barrigan
Reese Hughes
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Marsha Thomason
James Rebhorn
Sara Ellis
Julian Larssen
Devlin
Agent Roe
Frederick Bilal
Pedro
Businessman
Captain
Jed Bowers
Bartender
Woman Forger
Hilarie Burton
Paul Blackthorne
Jayce Bartok
Kevin Kilner
Ato Essandoh
Gian-Murray Gianino
Joel Van Liew
Lisa Velten Smith
Jeff Greene
Phil E. Eichinger
Tracy Jai Edwards

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