This episode didn't really showcase any spectacular techniques in how Peter and Neal capture criminals and close cases, though Mozzie continues his long-running streak of unbelievably well-done cons. The addition of June into the scheme was a nice play, though I'm still not sold on Jones keeping tails on Neal these days. I'm also torn over how I feel about Neal and Mozzie's current ongoing project. In past seasons, I was more intrigued by their efforts in various endeavors, so I'm not sure if it is the codex itself I find uninteresting, or if it is the way Mozzie and Neal are interacting at this point. Anyone else have thoughts?
White Collar "Ice Breaker" (S05E06): Neal helps take down a fake-passport seller with Peter, and as they narrow down the maker of the passports, they head to a hockey rink in Little Odessa. Their cover is that Neal is a sports agent and Peter in a world-class figure skating coach, scouting Katya, a Russian skater.
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In a separate storyline, Rebecca comes to the FBI to get a letter stating her innocence, but Neal doesn't want her talking to Peter, so he pretends that Mozzie was in charge of that case. Mozzie even takes over a chiropractor's office to play the part. [who takes the whole office to lunch daily??] Then, Neal is able to make the timing of a meeting work so he can ditch the anklet and attend the meeting, where he and Mozzie ask Rebecca to help with the codex. [Rebecca disclosing that she spent a night in jail in Morocco was random... will that come back into play?] There are some questions regarding what is in the pages the boys have, as the author didn't write a thirteenth chapter in his books. [whoa, superstitious!] Peter uses Jones to find out what Neal is up to, and Peter pokes around the chiropractor's office to find a (faux?) FBI pen.