How much does your father's life and morality impact who you are as an adult? It's something both Neal and Dennis Flynn Jr. struggle with in the mid-season premiere of White Collar.
Neal's father -- known as James Bennett -- is forthcoming with answers at the very top of the premiere. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn that he's not a murderer, but he was a dirty cop. He was caught taking money from a bust by his supervising officer who offered to look the other way if James did him some favors.
Those favors involved working with the Irish mob run by a family called the Flynns. At first, the favors were simple: helping them escape police attention, taking out their competition, etc. But when James tried to leave the family, they framed him for the murder of his supervising officer, which eventually led to his family (Neal and his wife) going into witness protection.