Those who work for any law enforcement agency tend not to have any trouble finding work to do. After all, plenty of people make the decision to break the law every day. Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) is not exactly a typical cop. He works for the FBI on crimes committed by those who are in the upper echelons of society. These include art theft and embezzlement from large corporations.
Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) is all too familiar with upper class crimes. He got sent to jail for securities fraud. Caffrey had enough common sense to offer his help in catching various criminal colleagues if he could get out of prison. While no government agency in its right mind would hire him, the Feds offer a consulting position. Caffrey naturally takes it.
This week, Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), Pete's wife, brings a case for him to solve. John, a friend, has a federal warrant out for his arrest. Gold artifacts have been stolen from Iraq and brought home to the States. Worse yet, John just happens to be a military man. The theft is discovered once John gets home from leave. More than likely, this explains why he is not facing a military tribunal. On the show, anyway.
The conversation between Elizabeth and Peter over whether someone can look guilty without actually doing wrong works for DeKay and Thiessen. I particularly liked the part where Neal gets pulled into the conversation and has to answer how it looks when someone runs. Watching Neal squirm shows just how human he is.
Few things make Neal uncomfortable, although he tries his best to ensure that Pete and Mozzie (Willie Garson), Neal's shady friend whose help is typically needed to solve cases, do not meet. When they do, the reaction is priceless! The Fed knows exactly who Mozzie is, but decides to call him "Mr. Habersham." Why? Peter can hear quite well when he needs to. Go watch.