'White Collar' Stars Tease NYC Return
The last drop of mai tai has been drank, the last drop of sand has been disposed of and the boys of White Collar have returned to New York City from their less-than-relaxing tropical sojourn. So what can you expect from Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke (aside from sun-kissed skin) in the remainder of season four?
To find out what TV's best dressed bromance will come up against in the weeks ahead, I caught up with stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay!
Island Life Lessons
Matt Bomer says, "One of the interesting things Neal discovers when he does go abroad is, 'Wow, here I am, and this is my life for the rest of my life. What else do I do?' I don't think he's ready for retirement. He's searching for purpose, he's searching for meaning in his life and a big part of that was ironing out all these wrinkles in his past so he could put that aspect of his life behind to have some control over the cards he was dealt in order to move forward in a way that suits him best."
Neal's Past Makes Peter Uncomfortable
"While he understands that Neal wants to know about his past, Peter is very cautious because it's Neal – and if it's Neal’s past, there's gotten be trouble there," DeKay says. "It's a good conflict for Peter because he wants this guy to find out the truth about his father, but he wants to do it the right way. [But] In doing that, some trouble comes about through doing it the right way."
Treat Williams Joins As Sam, Potentially The Key To Neal's Past
"Peter is always the voice of reason – the by the book guy. Neal is highly impulsive, so when he hears [Sam] is the guy who has the answers to his past, he's gong to push reason aside and go for what he wants," Bomer says. "In many ways that serves him, but in others, it costs him. Sam, to him, is this precious commodity, this magic 8-ball that has control over the situation because he gives up certain things but not others and if you push too hard, he'll run. Neal has the kid gloves on with him because he wants to make sure he gets all the answers he can to fill in the blanks."
White Collar airs tonight at 9 p.m. on USA.