Adler's biggest mistake is not killing his prisoners outright. A few bullets in the head, and it would have all been over. Instead, he sends his goons to leave them tied up in a shipyard, then wait til they wake up from the drugs, and leave them unobserved as the hollow fills with water. Even if Adler has a penchant for theatrics, as Neal says he does, that would mean he would have wanted to watch them die. He is nowhere nearby. The guards don't even stick around to watch. That may have worked for old, James Bond-style knockoffs, but it's implausible and stupid here. The writers ought to know better.
And seriously, the kiss between Neal and Alex (Gloria Votsis)? I get the emotions involved in the moment. I don't get why Sara wasn't immediately out of the van and up to Neal before it could happen. I don't get why Neal actually was into it, when he had something really nice brewing with Sara. He's always been shown as a monogamous guy. This was out of character.
The mystery left is, who delivers the treasure to Neal with that note and key? I'm thinking it's obviously Alex, though why didn't she keep it for herself? Or at least half? I just want to see how Neal clears his name. At least Peter didn't come bursting in, gun drawn, while Neal is surrounded by the treasure, as I expected him to do after the rest of the shoddy story.
White Collar will return in the summer on USA.