"Threads" Episode Guide

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Season 1, Episode 2 Air Date: October 30, 2009

It's Fashion Week and everyone in New York is abuzz with excitement; everyone but Peter Burke. Nevertheless, when advanced technology embedded with security data is secretly woven into the fabric of a runway dress, Peter and Neal must dive into the world of fashion to stop an international criminal from completing a treacherous sale. For more information, check out Quotes from "Threads", "Threads" Recap, or "Threads" Nitpicks.

“There's nothing wrong with enjoying the good things in life, Peter.” – Neal Caffrey


The Con

Neal lifts Dmitri's phone.

Interesting Facts

Several parts of Central Park are seen. The exchange made between Peter and Dorsett is made at the Bethesda Fountain.

The roof garden that Neal's friend helps him acquire for the party is the Rockefeller Center Roof Garden at 620 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10111.

Character Information

The Bad Guy

Ghovat, which means "ghost" is the codename an Israeli counterfeiter, Zidel Hazeva. He is suspected in the counterfeiting of treasury bonds and dollars and is rumored to be the first guy to crack the microprinting on the euro. Ghovat smuggles the holographic code of the latest European currency seal in to the U.S. in the security tag of a dress designed by Avet. He is seen by a model named Tara killing one of his associates, a foreign national out of Turkey. He also kills Andre Dmitri after he learned that Ghovat did not have the right dress.

Andre Dmitri is an Uzbekistan national linked to a handful of enterprises including arms trading, money laundering and prescription drug fraud. Ghovat kills him in the episode.

Kate Clues

Neal gets security tape of Kate's last visit to him in prison. She left him a message by tapping out "bottle" in Morse code.



"Thanks, Rain Man."

Caffrey calling Mozzie "Rain Man" is a reference to the 1988 movie Rain Man.

"Now say 'I'll be Back."

Caffrey is referencing the catchphrase made popular by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1984 movie The Terminator.

"That could be cracked by anyone who's ever seen the back of M.A.D. magazine.

M.A.D. magazine is a satircal magazine that features a cartoon picture which, when folded, shows a totally different image.

New Coke

"...the formula for New Coke."

New Coke was a reformulation of Coca-Cola introduced in 1985. It failed miserably on the market and Coke eventually re-released the old formula as "Coke Classic."

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Writer:Clifton Campbell Director:Dennie Gordon
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Clinton Jones
Lauren Cruz
Reese Hughes
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Natalie Morales
James Rebhorn
Foreign Diplomat
Alexandra Daddario
Donnie Keshawarz
Carlo Rota
Carmel Amit
Arian Moayed
Adi Hanash
Tim Burke

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