In this preview clip for tonight’s White Collar episode, “Identity Crisis” Mozzie (Willie Garson) gets his “Yuuuuup!” on, bidding on an abandoned apartment building with June (Diahann Carroll).
Okay, thankfully Mozzie didn’t go Dave Hester in that clip but whenever I watch A&E’s Storage Wars, I wonder about the eccentrics that have enough cash flow to bid on storage units, or in this case, an abandoned apartment. This only builds our curiosity of the fascinating Mozzie, who we never know what he’s up to on any given moment, as well as how he acquires some of his antiquities. Now we know. We love these Mozzie-centric episodes and who doesn’t love an appearance with June?
Now this latest purchase by Mozzie is just the beginning of one of Mozzie’s adventures as he’s bound to find something in this apartment that will lead him, Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) on an American treasure hunt.
We can’t help but notice the multiple nods to novelist, TV host and part-time comics writer, Brad Meltzer who wrote the popular story Identity Crisis for DC Comics. Also Meltzer is the author of several American treasure hunt-conspiracy fiction novels such as Book of Fate, Book of Lies, and The Inner Circle. These works led to Meltzer having his own television series on the History Channel, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded where his team of knowledgeable experts investigate unsolved historical mysteries.
Given the nods to Meltzer and his work, we can’t help but think tonight’s episode is going to satisfy White Collar fans who love the conspiracies that consume Mozzie’s head, and are fans of the Da Vinci Code, National Treasure, and Meltzer’s work. It should be a lot of fun! Tune into White Collar tonight on USA at 9/8C.