"Veiled Threat" Episode Guide

White Collar Veiled Threat
Season 3, Episode 5 Air Date:July 5, 2011

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“You know, they say that breaking up is tough. For what it's worth, it wasn't me. It was you.”
 – Peter Burke

Highlights

Interesting Facts

This is the second time an episode has opened with Neal using magic to explain to Peter how to solve the case. The other episode was Company Man, also written by Jim Campolongo.

Character Information

The Bad Guy

Selena Thomas is a devoted serial monogamist. She married four wealthy men and then killed them. Her four husbands died by heart attack, embolism, skydiving accident and street mugging. She encouraged the men to leave their wealth to fake charity arranged by her and Gerald Jameson.

Gerald Jameson was the emcee at the Manhattan Millionaire Society Bachelors Auction. He helps Selena scam men out of their money.

Nazi Nonsense

The Nazi art was not mentioned in this episode.

References

Allusions

David Copperfield

"Move it, Copperfield."

David Copperfield is an American illusionist, described by Forbes in 2006 as the most commercially successful magician in history. He is known for combining storytelling and magic.

Pikeman

"Why do I feel like I need a pike and sword?"

A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting spear used extensively by infantry both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults.

"A bottle of your Vino del Diablo."

In 1891, Don Melchor discovered his finest Concha y Toro wines were missing. So, he spread the word that the devil lived in his cellar. From that day, the wine has been known as Casillero del Diablo, the devil's cellar.

"Remind me to thank El for the dance lessons."

In the episode Countermeasures, Peter and Elizabeth mentioned taking Salsa lessons last year.

"This apartment was a backroom speakeasy. And this was the observation room.

A speakeasy, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the period known as Prohibition (1920–1933).

"Your turncoat for tomorrow, sir."

A turncoat is a person who shifts allegiance from one loyalty or ideal to another, betraying or deserting an original cause by switching to the opposing side or party.

"Very high-functioning, considering his condition."

Peter is implying that Mozzie is either autistic or mentally retarded.

National Geographic

"The Harvard crew is all over the place for backup."

A long standing joke on the show is that Peter's white collar FBI team is made up of mostly Harvard graduates, such as Jones.

"I love National Geographic."

National Geographic is the official journal of the National Geographic Society. It published its first issue in 1888.


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Credits

Writer:Jim Campolongo Director:Paul Holahan
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Mozzie
Clinton Jones
Diana Barrigan
Sara Ellis
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Marsha Thomason
Hilarie Burton
Selena Thomas
Jill
Gerald Jamison
Woman #1
Server
CHARACTER
Mädchen Amick
Jill Zarin
Jonathan Silverman
Kelly Kirklyn
Frank De Julio
Yvonna Wright

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