Of all the relationship dances on television these days, from “Castle” to “Fringe,” few feel as fresh as the one between Tim DeKay’s Peter Burke and Matt Bomer’s Neal Caffrey on USA’s “White Collar.”
Burke is an FBI agent. Caffrey is the world-class white-collar con man Burke finally caught. Now, as the alternative to prison, Caffrey is working for Burke. Sort of. Most of the time.
This arrangement requires them to trust each other. Which they almost do. Since we like them both, we want them to become good friends. Which they almost do.
The “almost” part, of course, provides the foundation for much of the dramatic tension on the show, which kicks off the second half of its second season tonight at 10.
Nor does anyone enjoy that tension, say DeKay and Bomer, more than they do.
“You know the moments I enjoy most?” says DeKay. “When they seem to be closest – because just when you think the barriers are down, you realize there’s always something in between. There’s always something one isn’t telling the other.”
“It’s a poker game,” says Bomer. “They never know exactly what cards the other guy is holding.”
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Check out this video of Matt and Tim talking about the upcoming season too.