"Dentist of Detroit" Episode Guide

White Collar Dentist of Detroit
Season 3, Episode 4 Air Date:June 28, 2011

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“Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye.” – Neal Caffrey


Interesting Facts

All of the horse names were inside jokes.

Character Information

The Bad Guys

Frank de Luca, Jr. took over the mob in Detroit after his father was killed. He is believed to have killed Eddie Nine-Ball, a numbers runner.

Frank de Luca was a mobster from Detroit. He was gunned down five months ago, supposedly by Patrick O’Leary. He shut down Mozzie’s Street lottery in Detroit. Mozzie retaliated by using a wire con to steal $500,000 of his money.

Patrick O'Leary is a member of the Irish mob in New York. He may be the man who killed Frank DeLuca, Sr.

Nazi Nonsense

The Nazi art storyline was not dealt with in this episode.


Cane Sword


Is it really that dire, Oliver Twist?

Oliver Twist was the second novel by Charles Dickens. It was about an orphan who lives in London, England. The novel was designed to highlight the cruel treatment of children in England in the early 1800s.

al Capone

We got Al Capone on tax evasion.

Al Capone was a gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate in Chicago. Although he was suspected of a number of crimes, including being behind the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, he was only convicted of tax evasion.

"Et tu, Brute? Et tu?"

This line is most notoriously from William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, although it was included in several other Elizabethan works before Shakespeare's. It is Julius Caesar's last line. Essentially, Caesar gives up when he sees his friend, Brutus, is amongst his attackers.


The Attica Correctional Facility is a supermax prison and the site of a famous prison riot in 1971. It's name has become synonymous with the use of excessive police force since Al Pacino's character, Sonny, began chanting it in the movie Dog Day Afternoon. It has also been seen in Saturday Night Fever and a number of modern sitcoms.

"I know why the caged bird sings!"

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a auto-biographical novel by Maya Angelou.

"There is no knowledge that is not power."

As said, the quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American Transcendentalist philosopher and essayist.

"Emerson's 'Self-Reliance'"

Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self-Reliance" focused on the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas.

thomas Pynchon's V

"Thomas Pynchon's V.

V. was the debut novel of Thomas Pynchon, published in 1963.

"Erich Fromm's Escape From Freedom"

Escape From Freedom is the American title for The Fear of Freedom by Erich Fromm, a German-American Jewish social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist.

"Du Picq's Battle Studies"

Battle Studies is an unfinished book by Ardant du Picq, a colonel in the French Army who was killed in 1870 in the Franco-Prussian War.

"Those with no eyes to read readily are doomed to the worst errors to paraphrase Du Picq."

The quote Mozzie is paraphrasing is "Generals of genius draw from the human heart ability to execute a surprising variety of movements which vary the routine; the mediocre ones, who have no eyes to read readily , are doomed to the worst errors.”

"It was holding an apple."

New York City is referred to as the Big Apple.

"You threaten him with a future of toilet wine, and he will sing like a canary.

Toilet wine is alcohol brewed by prison convicts. It is brewed in the top tank of their cell toilets, not the bottom.

"How'd he find out you were the kid behind the curtain?"

A reference to The Wizard of Oz where the Wizard is actually a man hiding behind a curtain.

"Stygian limbo"

Stygian means referring to Hades or the River Styx, Hell in Greek forms. Mozzie is referring to being stuck in Hell.

the sting

"You saw The Sting, right?"

The Sting is a movie where Paul Newman and Robert Redford play conmen. A wire con is one of the main plot lines of the movie. Paul Newman's character also liked to call Redford "kid" (which is why Peter says "Let's go, Kid,"

"Mozzie pulled a Ferris Bueller."

In the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris sets up an elaborate dummy to fool his parents into think he is sick in bed when in reality he is playing hooky.

"The smallest good deed is worth more than the grandest intention."

Jacques Joseph Duguet was French theologian and moralist that lived in the late 1600s.

"Action is eloquence."

This quote appears in one of William Shakespeare's lesser known works, Coriolanus, Act 3, Scene II

"False eloquence is exaggeration true eloquence is emphasis."

William R. Alger is a 19th century writer who wrote The Destiny of the Soul: A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life.

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Writers:Matthew Negrete & Channing Powell Director:Dennie Gordon
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Clinton Jones
Diana Barrigan
Sara Ellis
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Marsha Thomason
Hilarie Burton
Diahann Carroll
Frank De Luca
FBI Agent
Leo Mazzera
FBI Agent
Young Mozzie
Welcher Gambler
Jayce Bartok
Al Sapienza
Liam Broggy
Quinn Broggy
Sheena Colette
Jason Furlani
Charlie Hewson
Alex Kruz
Regan Mizrahi
Justin Morck

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