With a few months left on his four-year sentence, criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey escapes from maximum security prison to save his relationship with his girlfriend. FBI Agent Peter Burke, the man who had chased him for years and had finally caught him, is called in to track him down. He easily finds Neal at his girlfriend's apartment, deflated and defeated. She has completely disappeared. Back in prison and with four years added to his sentence, Neal decides to make a deal with Agent Burke to help him in finding other master criminals. The deal is made and Neal is released, with a GPS ankle monitor, of course, into the custody of Agent Burke. The uneasy partnership proves a success and Neal becomes an official FBI consultant, living large, to Agent Burke's astonishment and frustration, in a wealthy widow's guest-room. Neal, also, secretly brings in an old friend to help him find his girlfriend. Written by
Did You Know?
In the first episode Neal tells Peter that Peter could get him out of prison and into Peter and the FBI custody and that there was precedent of other people doing the same thing. One of them was the real case of Frank Abagnale who pretended to be a pilot, doctor and lawyer whose story was told in the movie Catch Me if You Can. See more
There could not be American WW2 bonds issued to finance the "Spanish underground fighting against the Axis" because the Axis never invaded Spain during WW2. In fact, the Franco dictatorship ruling Spain during the war was sympathetic to the Axis and collaborated with it. While there was an underground fighting the Franco dictatorship, it was never supported or financed by the USA. See more
Neal's smart and you know how much I like smart.
References Steamboat Willie
Hold On, I'm Coming
Performed by Sam & Dave See more