For all of you fellow Collars who are getting ready for an all new explosive episode of White Collar tonight, I have a special treat for you! I had the pleasure to speak with Tim DeKay recently about what we can expect for the remainder of season three.
This season has been my favorite one thus far. Character development really took a front seat and the unexpected surprises (like the time when Neal had to pretend to be married to Elizabeth [Tiffani Thiessen] and the return of Keller [Ross McCall] ) kept me on the edge of my seat!
So is this going to be a recurring theme this season?
T. DeKay: “You will see more of that. You’ll also meet Elizabeth’s parents which will be fun. Beau Bridges comes back as a guest star and now that Neal is up for commutation you’ll start to see really what Peter does because it comes down to his decision as to whether or not Neal should be a free man.
There are certain factors that come to play that will inform Peter as to whether or not he should allow Neal to be free.
That is what the show is based on, relationships. You’ll see Mozzie (Willie Garson) and Mrs. Suit involved with quite a caper. You’ll see Peter and Neal go undercover together which is always fun. Diana and Jones are always heavily involved.
You’ll get to see a lot more of the dynamics between the relationships.”
I knew once Peter found out that Neal did know about the treasure and that he was involved, it would not be easily forgotten. Especially since all of his secrets ended up getting Elizabeth kidnapped!
Will Peter always have to keep one eye open with Neal?
T. DeKay: “He won’t be quick to forgive Neal this time. The interesting thing is that Peter loves the guy, he loves Neal and Neal loves Peter.
But he’ll never, ever, implicitly trust him”
With Neal’s commutation dangling like a carrot, will this season see him get his freedom?
T. DeKay: “That is what propels us into the rest of the season. What is Neal going to do and how is Peter going to decide what he is going to say to the commutation board.
That propels us right into the end of the season. And I just want to leave you with this, I think the last moment of this season is our biggest cliffhanger to date.
Rosy: “Oh that Jeff Eastin is one evil man.”
T. DeKay: “”He is an evil man, and you can quote me on that!”
A big thank you to all the DeKay fans who submitted questions via Twitter. Unfortunately Tim was running late and I had a very limited time to talk to him. Trust me, I was dying to tell him about the “Shirtless Peter” campaign spreading across the net like wildfire!
Tune in to an all new episode of White Collar, tonight at 10pm only on USA.