Open with Peter (Tim DeKay
) sitting in Neal's apartment, recalling what led up to Neal (Matt Bomer
Peter is introduced to DOJ Agent Kyle Collins (Mekhi Phifer
), who is unhappy. After six weeks, there are no leads on Neal's whereabouts. Collins is there at the behest of Kramer and is adamant Peter is going to help him find Neal.
Cut to Neal in a tropical paradise of some sort, living the high life. There is a boy named Hector he has befriended. Neal is disturbed Hector's fruit is being stolen. He is pursuing an attractive waitress Maya who doesn't trust his past. She won't consider dinner unless he's honest with her about something. We learn they're in a nation with no extradition treaty with the U.S. Neal tells Mozzie (Willie Garson
) he misses New York.
Collins doesn't seem to trust how much Peter has done to find Neal.
At home, Peter and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen
) talk about him feeling he had to let Neal go because Kramer gave him no choice. Peter thinks "E Parker" is the key to the whole thing. Peter's plan is to follow Collins and see if he leads him to E Parker (Judith Ivey
Neal tells Mozzie he wants some face time with Henry Dobbs (Gregg Henry
), the person they're paying to keep them hidden. Mozzie makes it sound like their location is the only option in the world that meets their needs.
Dobbs' hobby is making ships in bottles. Before giving Dobbs his payment, he asks Dobbs have his man stop stealing fruit from Hector. Dobbs agrees.
Peter and Elizabeth stake out Collins as he meets with a middle-aged woman. The couple reminisces about Neal. They watch Collins leave. Peter knocks on the door after he's gone.
Parker doesn't buy Peter is actually Neal's friend and slams the door in his face.
Hector helps Neal set-up a romantic dinner with Maya. They play 20 questions. She asks about New York.
Peter and Elizabeth get home and find Parker -- who wants to be called Ellen -- waiting for them. Elizabeth's 'good cop' was very effective. Peter tells her Neal needs their help.
Peter tells Ellen he was the one who gave Neal the signal to run. He tells her Collins won't stop until he's brought Neal back, dead or alive. Ellen tells Peter years ago they exchanged pagers for use in emergencies.
Lying in bed with Maya, Neal gets a page. Peter gets a call back and tells Neal about the DOJ looking for him. He says he thinks Collins is dangerous. Neal thinks "it's over,". Peter doesn't agree. Peter was taping the conversation.
Peter has Jones (Sharif Atkins
) and Diana (Marsha Thomason
) analyze the background noise in Neal's call. They hear church bells, ocean tides and the sounds of a storm.
Mozzie has looked into Collins and reports he's dangerous. Neal isn't worried he'll be discovered, since the beeper and burner phone are now both in the ocean. Mozzie likes the fact Neal seems to be building a relationship with Maya.
Diana and Jones find the exact church from the background in Neal's call. He's on one of the Cape Verde Islands. Their plan is to try and figure out a way to bring Neal home.
Collins and a team of agents come to Peter's place with a warrant. He finds the map Peter used to find Neal's location.
Hughes (James Rebhorn
) tells Peter that Collins was on the first flight to Verde. Since he has no jurisdiction, Peter is worried how Collins will attempt to bring him back. Hughes places him on leave, essentially allowing him the time to help Neal.
Hector shows Mozzie and Neal that Collins has arrived at Verde. Neal begins to destroy all of the evidence of his current alias. They prepare to leave the island.
Peter arrives in Verde by himself and heads for the church. He stops in a hat shop and shows Neal's picture. The owner directs him to the coffee shop. Peter shows Maya Neal's picture. She pretends not to recognize him. Collins pops into the coffee shop. Neal and Mozzie are watching them from afar. Collins shows the room Neal's wanted picture and tells everybody he's offering $500,000 for Neal's capture. He implies he doesn't care whether Neal is dead or alive.
Hector steals Peter's wallet, leading him to Neal. They embrace. Mozzie's suggestion is to take a boat, and the threesome has to fight their way through locals on their way to the wharf. They split up, with Neal planning to met them the next morning.
Neal jumps on Maya's scooter and she speeds him away from the locals. He tells her his real name and gives her a kiss good-bye.
Neal pays Dobbs a visit and asks for transportation off the island.
Mozzie has secured a boat for them.
Dobbs starts getting a little angry about the fact Neal brought the U.S. government to his island. He calls him Neal. Neal realizes something is up. Collins enters the room with his gun drawn as the episode ends.