I think I’ve been spoiled when it comes to White Collar. Pun intended. I mean, I came into the show late, and even though I didn’t actively seek out spoilers for the main plot stuff in the first few seasons, I didn’t avoid them, and as a result I found out about a lot of the twists and cliffhangers ahead of time. And I’m glad, because I think “Judgment Day” would’ve made me too sad if I didn’t go into it forewarned.
This is my first experience of seeing a major White Collar cliffhanger without warning, and I have to wonder, is this how fans of the show always feel at the end of a season? Is my reaction of staring wide-eyed at the screen and wanting to say, “No! What the fuck?” just par for the course?
I want to do a proper breakdown of this episode, but I’m afraid the ending trumps everything else. Still, I’ll give it a try.