Peter and Neal have a meeting. The guy that arranged for Flynn to be transported (and probably shivved) is a Senator Pratt from Maryland.  They look at his file and realize he was one of Flynn organization’s dirty cops. I’m kinda bummed that it wasn’t Agent Kramer.

I’m surprised Ellen was even allowed to store or keep anything when she went into witness protection. I thought the whole idea was to completely give up your old identity.

Peter should know Mozzie prefers to be a lone wolf. But somehow I knew they’d pair him with Jones. They have an odd camaraderie; it works for me.

Oh, I know that actor playing Senator Pratt! Guilt by casting! Ah, yes, guest credits reveal the name Titus Welliver, and he was the Man in Black on Lost.

That was a neat trick Neal pulled with the whole phone-call and coffee scenario to sneak a peek at the senator’s itinerary.

And Peter and Neal are not backing down.  Interesting how Peter felt he needed to set this up with his boss after hours.  But I knew Elizabeth would overhear everything. This isn’t going to end well, I think.

OK, that whole barbershop scene was just fun.’

OMG, the movie references in this episode are killing me. I thought the answer to the riddle was Moses, too, Jones.

Bit of a WSOD on the accident. My first thought was: OK, I know it had to happen that way for the script, but that was just stupid. My second thought was: well, that’s a good example of how talking on the phone, even hands-free, can distract you enough that your reaction time is considerably impaired.  It’s possible, too, that it all happened faster than it took to show, but IMO, Peter did absolutely nothing to avoid it. I don’t think he really had enough time to try to build up pressure in the brakes, and that doesn’t usually work with ABS, so instead of frantically pumping them, he needed to downshift, and oversteer in an effort to let the tire friction slow the car down. He also should’ve maybe tried to go up on the curb for a somewhat “softer” crash, and he definitely needed to honk as he started to enter the intersection. They showed him with his hands still at ten and two, not really trying to steer out of the way of any traffic, and pumping the brakes even after the light ahead of him turned red.  But because Diane and Neal were talking to him, he was too busy telling them what was going on to do any of that.

Elizabeth is so not taking this well. Peter’s come close to getting hurt working with Neal before. I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon, and her telling Neal to lie to Peter’s face when he’ll know Neal’s lying is going to punch a hole in that fragile trust. I wonder what the writers are planning?

It’s always nice to see James Rebhorn on this show. I’m glad Neal and Diana are running the next phase past him.

Mozzie has a son?

Wow, Reed Diamond’s popping up on everything lately, isn’t he?

Diana didn’t stall Pratt very wel. And what made him look back at the elevator? Doors not close fast enough?

I’m not surprised that the keymaster’s cleaning solution looks like a glass of cola.  Yeah, Jones is no dummy, either, Mozz.

I’m glad Neal found a way to loop Peter in.

How can a Maryland senator have that much influence over a New York division of the FBI?

Oh, good, I was just wondering where Neal was.

I love it when they do intercuts of Neal and Peter working on the same problem and almost finishing each others sentences.

I hope to have caught up on all these shows by next week.

Nina Lisa