"Flip of the Coin" Episode Guide

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Season 1, Episode 4 Air Date: November 13, 2009

Peter and Neal try to locate smuggled Iraqi artifacts where the lead suspect is a US soldier and an acquaintance of Peter, but anomalies in the evidence suggest other forces at work. For more about the episode, check out the "Flip of the Coin" Recap, Quotes from "Flip of the Coin" or "Flip of the Coin" Nitpicks.

“It's about doing what we want to do. Who cares about nine-to-fives and 401Ks? Playing by the rules only makes borders. They just take away everything that's good about living life.” – Mozzie


The Con

Neal poses as Gary, the new sports guy bringing lots of coffee, as a ruse to get past the security guard at the TV studio.

Neal and Mozzie pose as police officers to get a limo from a cleaning company. Neal calls Mozzie Griggs

Interesting Facts

Brooklyn Museum's collection of Egyptian and Middle Eastern art was featured in this episode as the "stolen" Iraqi artifacts. The museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Character Information

The Bad Guy

Patrick Aimes worked with the State Department overseeing reconstruction in Mosul. When he returned, he took a job working for a private security contractor in New York. Aimes had Teagan smuggle the gold in and then put it on display at his private gallery.

Alisha Teagan is a journalist and segment producer. She was embedded with Captain Mitchell’s unit in Iraq. She met Mitchell for drinks to get his print and hair. She smuggled the Iraqi gold in for Aimes. She needed money because she lost a lot when the market crashed.

Kate Clues

Neal realizes that the X in Bordeaux marks the spot on the map that Kate wants Neal to go.



"Either that or Colonel Mustard in the library." "We can pull prints on the candlestick."

From the game of Clue, a game where players try to figure out a murder by figuring out the who, the what and the weapon. Colonel Mustard is one of the pieces represented by yellow. The candlestick is one of the weapons that can be used in the game.

"There's a red flag."

A red flag is something that symbolizes a warning. It was first used over the Champ-de-Mars in Paris on July 17, 1791 by Lafayette, commander of the National Guard, as a symbol of martial law, warning rioters to disperse.

"You're rules, tin man, not mine."

Tin man is slang for a cop or police officer. They are called so because his/her badge looks like it is made out of tin. In this case, Mozzie is using to refer to Burke because he has an FBI badge. It may also be a partial reference to the Tin Man from the The Wizard of Oz, suggesting that anybody who works for the FBI does not have a heart, like the Tin Man from the story.

"Looks like it's been snowing back here."

Snow is slang for cocaine. Mozzie is suggesting that there is cocaine in the back of the limo.

"It's above my pay grade, pal."

A phrase used to when someone asked to do something at work that above and beyond the money that they are paid. Pay grade is a unit in systems of monetary compensation for employment commonly used in public service, both civil and military.

"Say no to drugs, Chief."

"Just say no" was an advertising campaign headed by Nancy Reagan in the 1980s as a way to encourage kids to avoid drugs.

"Oh, we got a high roller coming through."

A high roller is someone who spends large amounts of money. The term is more common in the gambling industry.

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Writers:Jeff Eastin & Joseph C. Muscat Director:Timothy Busfield
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Clinton Jones
Lauren Cruz

Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Natalie Morales
Dana Mitchell
Patrick Aimes
Limo Driver
Senior Producer
Business Woman
Security Guard
Alisha Teagen
Alexandra Daddario
Brad Lee Wind
Susan Misner
Garrett Dillahunt
Eric L. Abrams
Kevin Carolan
Margaret Anne Florence
Gary Hilborn
Sarah Wynter

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