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The Best Episodes of White Collar

Every episode of White Collar ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of White Collar!

In exchange for his freedom, charming con artist Neal Caffrey provides his expertise to help straight-man FBI agent Peter Burke catch elusive white-collar criminals.

Genres:CrimeDramaMystery
Network:USA Network

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The best episode of "White Collar" is "Au Revoir", rated 9.3/10 from 2204 user votes. It was directed by Sanford Bookstaver and written by Jeff Eastin, Eddie Serrano, Julian Meiojas. "Au Revoir" aired on 12/18/2014 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Live Feed".

  • Au Revoir
    9.3/10 2,204 votes

    #1 - Au Revoir

    Season 6 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-12-18

    In order to help Neal carry out a risky heist, Peter must involve himself in a dangerous con.

    Director: Sanford Bookstaver

    Writer: Jeff Eastin, Eddie Serrano, Julian Meiojas

  • Live Feed
    8.8/10 995 votes

    #2 - Live Feed

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-01-09

    A life hangs in the balance after Hagen tasks Neal with his final assignment.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: N/A

  • Judgment Day
    8.7/10 976 votes

    #3 - Judgment Day

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2012-02-28

    Agent Kramer wants to derail Neal's commutation; Neal tries to right a wrong from his past; Peter is forced to choose sides.

    Director: Russell Lee Fine

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Diamond Exchange
    8.7/10 921 votes

    #4 - Diamond Exchange

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-01-30

    Neal and Peter race against a criminal mastermind to unearth an invaluable treasure hidden in New York.

    Director: Russell Lee Fine

    Writer: Nick Thiel, Jim Campolongo

  • Burke's Seven
    8.6/10 933 votes

    #5 - Burke's Seven

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-01-18

    Mozzie narrowly escapes death and Neal uses his contacts to help Peter find Mozzie's shooter Julian Larssen. However, Larssen manages to blame Peter instead and is released. Suspended from the FBI, Peter enlists the help of Neal, Jones, Diana, Sara, Mozzie and even Elizabeth to run a sting to finally catch Larssen and to clear his name.

    Director: Michael Smith

    Writer: Joe Henderson

  • Countdown
    8.6/10 986 votes

    #6 - Countdown

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-08-09

    Neal and Mozzie must stay ahead of the FBI when one of the treasure's paintings is flagged.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Checkmate
    8.6/10 964 votes

    #7 - Checkmate

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-01-17

    Elizabeth's kidnapping forces Neal to come clean to Peter about his betrayal.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Joe Henderson

  • Out of the Box
    8.5/10 1,078 votes

    #8 - Out of the Box

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2010-03-09

    Neal and Alex attempt to recover a music box from the Italian Consulate. Peter and Diana try to take down Fowler

    Director: Kevin Bray

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Point Blank
    8.5/10 933 votes

    #9 - Point Blank

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-09-07

    Neal orchestrates an elaborate con to bring himself face to face with Kate's murderer.

    Director: Kevin Bray

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Forging Bonds
    8.5/10 958 votes

    #10 - Forging Bonds

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-01-25

    Peter goes back to the time he arrested Neal for the first time. In the meantime, Neal remembers meeting Kate and Mozzie.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Jeff Eastin, Alexandra McNally

  • Under the Radar
    8.5/10 969 votes

    #11 - Under the Radar

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2011-03-08

    Neal gets closer to finding out the truth about Kate's death.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Shot Through the Heart
    8.5/10 730 votes

    #12 - Shot Through the Heart

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-01-16

    When Neal and Peter go after an assassin, the stakes are raised even higher when they realize this may be the same person who has been pulling Neal’s strings.

    Director: Hannah Endicott-Douglas

    Writer: Jessica Grasl, Matt Whitney

  • Borrowed Time
    8.5/10 943 votes

    #13 - Borrowed Time

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-11-06

    Peter brings in Rebecca to help locate Neal who's been held captive, by someone she used to work with.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Joe Henderson

  • Free Fall
    8.4/10 1,106 votes

    #14 - Free Fall

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-12-04

    The FBI investigates a spectacular jewelry heist and all the clues point to Neal. Now Peter must figure out if his "partner" is telling the truth or if Neal is pulling a con of his own.

    Director: Kevin Bray

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • In the Wind
    8.4/10 857 votes

    #15 - In the Wind

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2013-03-05

    Peter and Neal are one heist away from retrieving the evidence box hidden inside the Empire State Building. Meanwhile, Senator Pratt has enlisted a small army of FBI agents to find the box before Neal.

    Director: Russell Lee Fine

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Payback
    8.3/10 837 votes

    #16 - Payback

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2011-02-22

    Matthew Keller, Neal's imprisoned rival, contacts Neal and Peter to make a deal. However, the two have to realize Keller set them up to kidnap Peter and to force Neal to bargain with Jason Lang, Keller's former partner turned adversary.

    Director: Russell Lee Fine

    Writer: Mark Goffman

  • Wanted
    8.3/10 1,149 votes

    #17 - Wanted

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-07-10

    Peter tries to find Neal on a remote island before a bounty hunter locates him first.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Mark Goffman

  • Pilot
    8.2/10 1,824 votes

    #18 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-10-23

    When the trail of elusive criminal "The Dutchman" dead ends, FBI Agent Peter Burke teams up with a most unlikely partner to catch him - the imprisoned Neal Caffrey.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: Jeff Eastin

  • Prisoner's Dilemma
    8.2/10 870 votes

    #19 - Prisoner's Dilemma

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-08-24

    An FBI Agent is accused of selling witness locations during criminal trials, and the U.S. Marshals ask Peter and Neal for help tracking down the suspect. But when Peter uncovers the truth behind the plot, he must dive into the world of exotic cars and go on the run with his fellow agent until he can prove the man's innocence.

    Director: Vincent Misiano

    Writer: Mark Goffman

  • Power Play
    8.2/10 828 votes

    #20 - Power Play

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2011-03-01

    Peter and Neal assume each other's identities to uncover a collusion scheme.

    Director: Jeff King

    Writer: Mark Goffman

  • The Dentist of Detroit
    8.2/10 813 votes

    #21 - The Dentist of Detroit

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-06-28

    Peter and Neal help Mozzie rework a scam to prevent a mob war.

    Director: Dennie Gordon

    Writer: Channing Powell

  • Veiled Threat
    8.2/10 852 votes

    #22 - Veiled Threat

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-07-05

    Peter and Neal pose as wealthy bachelors to catch a black widow.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Jim Campolongo

  • Parting Shots
    8.2/10 813 votes

    #23 - Parting Shots

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-07-31

    The team investigates a widow on the verge of an inheritance.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Alexandra McNally

  • Uncontrolled Variables
    8.2/10 767 votes

    #24 - Uncontrolled Variables

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-11-20

    Neal is conflicted over scamming an innocent mark. Peter is working with an Interpol agent who could ruin their operation.

    Director: Sanford Bookstaver

    Writer: Julian Meiojas

  • Copycat Caffrey
    8.1/10 954 votes

    #25 - Copycat Caffrey

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-07-27

    Peter sends Neal back to school after someone copycats one of his old schemes. Alex returns with some bad news. Diana discovers the music box is hiding something. Peter and Diana set out to find the missing key, which is the last piece of the music box that Alex gives Neal before leaving for Italy. Aidan Quinn guest stars as a criminology professor.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Channing Powell