Open with Neal (Matt Bomer
) looking at himself in the mirror and thinking about recent events. He shaves, puts on a suit and smiles at himself.
It's Neal's first day back and we learn that Peter will be re-assigned. He'll find out where later this week.
Peter (Tim DeKay
) is sent to the evidence warehouse, i.e. The Cave. Jones (Sharif Atkins
) and Diana (Marsha Thomason
) will handle his caseload and his team will manage Neal.
On his first day Peter meets supervisor Agent Patterson (Brett Cullen
) who seems to be a stickler for the rules. His first assignment is cataloging thousands of cell phones.
Neal pays Peter a visit in The Cave. Peter says his plan is not to make any waves. Peter points out Neal made a promise to tell him "everything." Neal tells him Ellen was his father's partner. She arrested him.
Neal tells Jones and Diana about Peter wanting to open an old case that mattered to him. The file is three full boxes and has been unsolved for 20 years.
The case is of a bank robber who surfaces every five years and has stolen millions. He is trying to avoid the statute of limitations. If his pattern continues he'll resurface in the next week. At one point, Peter went undercover to try and find out if any of the jobs were inside.
Neal tells Peter he thinks he has a lead. A water delivery truck was stolen in New Jersey. Diana had it brought to The Cave. It contained traces of a certain brand of tobacco. Neal breaks into the car for Peter, who begins snooping around. They determine the suspect's height, and that he is left-handed.
Later that night, Neal knocks on Peter's door with a possible suspect. It's a man named David Cook (Michael Weston
) who worked at the bank when Peter was undercover. Cook was a teller. Peter remembers him being a control freak who didn't make friends and stuck to routines.
Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen
) tells Peter to go after his case, even if it means running afoul of Patterson.
Peter shows up at the surveillance truck. Neal suggests he go in and "run into" Cook at the gym where he plays squash while Neal tries to get a look in his locker. Peter and Cook begin to play while Neal works on Cook's lock. Cook wants them to bet $1,000 on the game. Quickly the bet becomes five grand. Neal finds video on Cook's phone, just as Cook hurts his shoulder. Neal is able to lock up and get the phone back in Cook's bag at the last minute.
The video on Cook's phone was a live feed from a video he hid on a water cooler, allowing him to study his mark in real time. It is a diamond shop someplace.
Cook has ducked their surveillance, which makes them think the job is happening that night. They are able to narrow the target to a single diamond shop.
The shop ends up being hit 20 minutes before they arrive. It is a clean crime scene. Peter thinks it will remain that way. He also thinks he shouldn't have gotten involved.
Neal comes home to find Mozzie (Willie Garson
) hosting a card game. He's back because "good partnerships are hard to find." Neal tells Mozzie about Cook's latest job. Mozzie plans to look into it.
Neal calls Peter with a plan to grab Cook the next day. It involves his fence, a woman named Rena. Peter's alias will make Rena a better offer and the FBI can bring them both down. His appointment is for 8am, allowing him to get to The Cave on time. Neal gives him three real stones from June, along with a handful of fake ones.
Peter uses Cook as a reference. When Rena calls him to check, it makes Cook angry. Using techniques learned from Neal, Peter gets Rena to check the three real stones first. This allows Cook to arrive and complain. Once Cook pulls out his stones and makes a slightly better offer, the team moves in and arrests both Cook and Rena. Peter sneaks out just before the bust is made.
Peter arrives at work, thinking he missed his deadline for the cell phones. He's stunned when Patterson compliments him on getting the work done the previous evening. Peter smiles a knowing smile, and thinks he spots Mozzie walking away.
Neal tells Peter he grew up in witness protection. He said his father "admitted he was a murderer" but doesn't know who he killed. Caffrey was his mother's maiden name. He tells Peter he wants to know the truth about his father and whether he actually committed the crime.
Neal meets with Ellen (Judith Ivey
), who tells him there was a dead officer and a gun was found with Neal's father's fingerprints. She didn't think he was capable of such a crime, but James confessed while she was still investigating.