"Prisoner's Dilemma" Episode Guide

Prisoner's Dilemma
Season 2, Episode 7 Air Date: August 24, 2010

Neal Caffrey arrives at the Bureau to find the U.S. marshals. They been called in to track down and FBI agents who is currently a fugitive named Jack Franklin. Franklin used to be in the white collar division but was demoted to internal bank fraud. Marshalls caught him trying to access the witness database when they went to ask about it he fled.

Peter Burke is determined to catch Franklin before the marshals do and he and Neal head over to talk to Franklin's criminal informant, Rebecca, whom Franklin had a romantic relationship with. Rebecca claims she doesn't know where Franklin is. Peter asks her to tell Franklin that he's willing to listen if Franklin will come to him. While Peter keeps Rebecca occupied Neal gains access to her database and find she took a test drive earlier using one of her aliases. Peter keeps that information from the U.S. marshals and decides to work on the case at home to avoid their interference.

Peter arrives home to find Franklin waiting for him on his patio. Franklin reveals that he found out that one of the U.S. marshals, Deckard, the selling witness information to defense attorney who kept a ledger with all the information. Realizing that Deckard has that information too, Peter and Franklin try to intervene before Deckard can destroy the information. But they are too late and arrived to find Deckard destroying the information. Peter has no choice but to go on the run with Franklin. Neal and Jones stick with Deckard while Peter hides out with some help from Monty. Peter devises a prisoner's dilemma between Deckard and the defense attorney that will enables him to arrest Deckard and the attorney and clear Franklin's name. For more information, check out Quotes from "Prisoner's Dilemma" or "Prisoner's Dilemma" Nitpicks.

“This is the first time I've been on this side of a manhunt.” – Neal Caffrey


The Con

Neal poses as a car salesman to gain access to Rebecca's computer.

Interesting Facts

Moon Landing: Fact or Fiction is a real movie.

Character Information

The Bad Guys

John Deckard is a U.S. Marshal in charge of the manhunt to find FBI Agent Jack Franklin. In reality, he has been selling witness information to attorney Stanley Volker.

Stan Volker is a defense attorney with an office in Glen Cove. He has one of the highest acquittal rates in the city. He won his last three cases after a key witness disappeared or died. He bought witness information from U.S. Marshall John Deckard. He sold out one of Mozzie's friends. He has two lamborghini murciélago roadsters with the license plates $tan1 and $tan2.

Kate Clues

Kate's last call was to a store-bought burner phone. Mozzie traces the phone back to Garrett Fowler.



"I was hoping to go to the White Bored exhibit at the Powell."

The Powell Building is located at 105 Hudson Street and is one of the most impressive in TriBeCa. According to Neal, it is two miles outside of his radius.

Shepard Fairey Obama painting

"Imagine Shepard Fairey meets Dilbert."

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary artist who gained fame in 2008 with his red, blue and cream Obama "Hope" poster. Dilbert is a comic strip created by Scott Adams.

"Be careful, Mario."

Neal says this to Peter after he steals the Lamborghini. He probably is referring to Mario Andretti, an Italian-American world champion racing driver.

"You G-men and your manifest destiny."

Mozzie says this to Neal. Technically, Manifest Destiny was the 19th century belief that Americans were destined to expand across the North American continent. Mozzie is using the term to refers to his belief that the government still believes they are destined to take over things.

"Like saying the Hubble telescope has a microscope."

The Hubble telescope is one of the largest and most versatile space telescopes.

The Truth Behind the Moon Landings

J. Edgar Hoover

The Truth Behind the Moon Landings was a 2003 documentary TV show that claims to debunk the conspiracy theories surrounding the first moon landing. The show presented both sides of the argument.

J. Edgar Hoover was here.

Mozzie writes this in his former Zen garden. J. Edgar Hoover was the first director of the FBI. He was director from 1935 and remained in office until 1972.

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Writer:Mark Goffman Director:Vince Misiano
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Clinton Jones
Diana Barrigan

Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Marsha Thomason

US Marshal John Deckard
Agent Jack Franklin
Car Dealer
Rebecca Vidal
Stan Volker
U.S. Marshal
Max Martini
Jeremy Davidson
Nicholas Dullea
Joseph Dunn
Joe Morton
Shirley Rumierk
Robert Cuccioli
Robyn Payne
Todd Cerveris

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