"Scott Free" Episode Guide

White Collar Scott Free
Season 3, Episode 6 Air Date:July 12, 2011

A dashing young criminal catches Peter Burke's eye. The young thief seems to possess all of Neal's talents and Peter sees his chance of saving a young Neal Caffrey before he ventures too far into a world of crime. But Neal isn't as romanced by "Robin Hoodie" (aka Scott Rivers) as Peter is. Neal sees him as a flashy punk about to hit rock bottom.

Neal seems to be right when a young woman tries to kill Scott right before he pulls another heist. Seems Robin Hoodie stole from the wrong rich person. Now it's up to Neal and Mozzie to find Scott before it's too late to save him.

Once Neal makes contact, Sara continues Neal to help find a way to help Scott. Neal concocts an elaborate scheme which involves breaking in and returning the diamonds that Scott stole. Then, Peter can swoop in and arrest him. But in order to pull this off, Neal has to keep Peter in the dark until the final moment. Not easy when Peter is constantly looking over Neal's shoulder.

Peter does discover that Neal is up to something, but gives Neal the time to pull off his plans. With Scott's life no longer in danger, Neal tries to convince him to turn himself in. Although Scott initially refuses, he eventually sees the light and turns himself into Peter. For more information, check out Quotes from "Scott Free" or "Scott Free" Nitpicks.

“The con is a rush. It's an addiction and you need to hit rock bottom before you can change.” 
– Neal Caffrey

Highlights

The Con

Neal lifts Chad Stewart's watch to convince him to let the FBI stake out his party.

Neal, Mozzie, Sara and Scott break into Thomas Carlisle's office to put back the diamond bustier that Scott stole.

Interesting Facts

The reason Neal is stunned that the passport has the name Victor Moreau is because Kate's real last name was Moreau.

The half-million dollar bottle of scotch that Scott stole had to have been a bottle of 64-year old Macallan single malt. In 2010, a bottle sold for a whopping $460,000, the most expensive whisky ever sold, at a Sotheby's Auction.

Character Information

The Bad Guys

Scott Rivers is a 20-year-old skilled forger, safe cracker and hacker. He did the Hartford Mansion job, stole half-a-million-dollar sunglasses, a solid-gold toilet-brush holder, half-million-dollar bottle of scotch, diamond-covered cellphone and diamond bustier. After each crime, he gave a donation in the victim’s name to a different charity.

Thomas Carlisle masterminded a diamond heist and then put the diamonds onto a bustier that was then stolen by Scott. In retaliation, he tried to have Scott killed.

Nazi Nonsense

Neal and Mozzie manage to get new passports from an identity farmer.

References

Allusions

"Oh, lately he's been knocking in iambic pentameter.

Iambic pentameter is a commonly used metrical line in traditional verse and verse drama. An iambic foot is an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. Iambic pentameter is five of these feet in a row. To knock in iambic pentameter would mean you knock 10 times: tap, TAP, tap, TAP, tap, TAP, tap, TAP, tap, TAP.

"I've come to steal your soul."

A number of societies, including several groups of Native Americans, believe that cameras have the ability to steal the soul. This may be because they capture a reflection of the person since, long before cameras, mirrors were believed to steal your soul. That's why breaking a mirror brings bad luck.

"Say 'Gouda.' Say 'Brie de Meaux.'"

Gouda is an orange cheese made from cow's milk. Brie de Meaux is a French brie cheese of the Brie region.

"So, Robin Hoodie here robs from the rich and gives some to the poor."

Robin Hood is the heroic outlaw in English folklore known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

"Hey, if you're hunting Robin Hoodie, does that make you the Sheriff of Nottingham?"

The Sheriff of Nottingham is just one of three villains that appears in Robin Hood Stories. The other two are Sir Guy of Gisbourne and Prince John. The Sheriff usually appears with one or the other of the other two villains.

Scrooge McDuck

"You ever pull a Scrooge McDuck?"

Scrooge McDuck is a Scottish anthropomorphic Disney character. he is named after the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.

Qui-Gon Jinn

"Do you, Qui-Gon Jinn?"

Qui-Gon Jinn was the wise yet unconventional Jedi Master that trained Obi Won Kanobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

"Oh, be warned: like an Olsen twin, though she seems demure, she packs quite a punch."

I'll be honest, I don't get this allusion. The Olsen Twins are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, American actresses famous for appearing on the TV show Full House. But as to how they pack a punch, I'm clueless.

"I'm thinking more King Richard the Lionheart."

In more modern Robin Hood stories, Robin Hood is seen as a supporter of the 12th-century King Richard the Lionheart. Robin Hood's actions help protect King Richard's throne from his brother, Prince John, while Richard was away on a Crusade.

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Credits

Writer:Joe Henderson Director:Tricia Brock
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Mozzie
Clinton Jones
Diana Barrigan
Sara Ellis
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Marsha Thomason
Hilarie Burton
Scott Rivers
Chad Stewart
Alec
Carlisle
FBI Agent
FBI Agent
Shannon
Agent Westley
Flirty girl
Hutch Dano
Jeffrey Omura
Olek Krupa
Dana Ashbrook
Sheena Colette
Alex Kruz
Jennifer Missoni
Ryan James Nolan
Tia Shipman

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