"Out of the Box" Episode Guide

Season 1, Episode 14 Air Date: March 9, 2010
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After discovering the music box in Manhattan, Neal and his friends plan a party heist to steal it. Things come to a head as Fowler and Peter square off, while Neal demands Kate in exchange for the box. Peter makes it to the airstrip before Neal takes off with Kate, and tries to stop him. Neal turns around, and admits that Peter is the only one who can change his mind. Before he could join Kate, Neal looks back at Peter, and the jet explodes. For more information check out Quotes from "Out of the Box" or "Out of the Box" Nitpicks.

“You probably have no idea who I am, so I'm going to tell you. I'm an internationally renowned art thief. And tonight, I'm here to rob you. Cheers!” – Neal Caffrey


The Con

Neal, Alex and Mozzie work a scam to steal the music box from the Italian Consulate.

Interesting Facts

The pool scene was shot at the same location (one floor down) from the puzzle scene in Free Fall.

Also, the two parking garage scenes with Fowler (one with Neal and one with Peter and Diana) were shot at the same parking garage, although they do not occur at the same location in the story.

Character Information

The Bad Guy

Garrett Fowler is revealed to be the man manipulating Neal and Kate. For more information about Fowler, check out Major Players.

Kate Clues

Fowler is not the one masterminding all of this. He has a superior that he speaks to on the phone. Diana finds information about Operation Mentor on Fowler along with an encrypted file. It is unclear what is in the file, but Fowler does not want that file forwarded to his superiors in the FBI.

Operation Mentor created new identities for Kate and Neal. It also transferred Neal to the OPR department and listed them as going "deep undercover agents" for the OPR. Neal and Kate meet at the airport as planned. Before Neal can climb on the plane, Peter arrives. As they are talking, the plane explodes killing Kate.



"[The Italians] do prison just fine. Ask Galileo"

Galileo was sentenced to prison in 1632 by the Italians during the Inquisition for stating his belief that the Earth orbited the sun. The next day, the sentence was commuted to house arrest. Galileo remained on house arrest until his death ten years later.

"Oh, look at this. All the usual suspects in one place."

This is probably a reference to the 1942 movie Casablanca. In the movie, Captain Renault says "Round up the usual suspects" after Major Strasser is shot. Burke makes a similar statement in Front Man.

"It's Fancelli's study..."

Cosimo Fancelli was an Italian Sculptor that lived in the 1600s during the Baroque period. He was active mainly in Rome.

"Fancelli's study of Vulcan"

Vulcan was the Roman God of beneficial and hindering fire/

"I'll be out before he can take his first sip of macchiato."

A coffee drink made out of espresso and a small amount of milk, sometimes called espresso macchiato.

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Writer:Jeff Eastin Director:Kevin Bray
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Clinton Jones
Diana Barrigan
Lauren Cruz
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Marsha Thomason
Natalie Morales
Diahann Carroll
Alexandra Hunter
Garrett Fowler
OPR Agent / Maurice
FBI Agent
The Duke
Girl in the Park
Alexandra Daddario
Gloria Votsis
Edoardo Ballerini
Noah Emmerich
Piper Kenny
Kelly McCreary
Joseph Cintron
Michael Matucci
Patrick Stephenson
Anna Kuchma

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