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Where There's a Will
Season 3 · Episode 02
June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
Mark Goffman

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Where There's a Will is the 2nd episode of Season 3 of the series and the 32nd produced episode.


When a forged will turns out to be a treasure map, Peter and Neal find themselves in a race to find the inheritance and save the kidnapped daughter of the beneficiary.


Neal is asked to verify the authenticity of a will left by an eccentric millionaire. Two squabbling brothers are at the heart of the inheritance, and they each have a copy of the will - with different bequests. But when Neal determines that both are actually forgeries, the game is on. The millionaire liked games, and he sends our team on quite the scavenger hunt involving sun dials, 16th century astronomers, cryptic clues - and a con where even Satchmo gets into the act. But when the daughter of one of the brothers is kidnapped, the game takes a very serious turn.

Act One[]

The episode opens with Neal being asked to authenticate two wills. The owners of those wills are brothers whose father recently passed away who each claim their will is the real one. Neither brother wishes for the other to be arrested, but they each believe they have the correct will. However, Neal proclaims both wills as fake- all the witness signatures were signed by the same person. One brother has a daughter named Savanna who talks to Peter while Neal is authenticating the wills.

She tells him that her anklet was from her grandfather, and asks why Neal has an anklet. Peter, at first, tries to explain, albeit in complicated terms, Neal's deal, but eventually gives up and simply claims, "I gave it to him so I don't lose him."

Neal discovers a compass rose overlapping the two wills when put together. Peter gets excited about the prospect of a treasure hunt.


For credits, see Season 3#Credits.

Guest Starring[]

  • Sharif Atkins as Clinton Jones
  • William Sadler as Brett Gellis
  • Richard Bekins as Felix
  • Anna Chlumsky as Melissa Matthews
  • Chris Masterson as Josh Roland
  • Danny Masterson as James Roland


  • Kaitlyn Fay as Savannah

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