Burn Notice

Burn Notice – Reckoning

by Alan Rapp on September 13, 2013

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“Sometimes sacrifices must be made.”

Burn Notice - Reckoning

Stuck between choosing between the life of Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and that of Sonia (Alona Tal) and his cushy new job as the head of James‘ (John Pyper-Ferguson) organization, Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) makes the only choice possible and brings down the fury of a billionaire with his own private army on both him and his friends in the final episode of Burn Notice.

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Burn Notice – Sea Change

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2013

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“If we don’t stop him now there won’t be a Michael left to save.”

Burn Notice - Sea Change

After admitting to James (John Pyper-Ferguson) that he’s been working undercover for months with the CIA to bring down his organization but now he’s allegiances have turned, Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) is allowed to return home where the Director of the CIA (Tyrees Allen) gives the spy 48 hours to complete his mission. After Michael pushes his friends away under the guise of completing his mission alone, Sam (Bruce Campbell), Jesse (Coby Bell), and a suspicious Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) decide to discover what Michael is really up to but are unprepared for what they find.

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Burn Notice – Tipping Point

by Alan Rapp on August 24, 2013

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Burn Notice - Tipping Point

Learning of Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and Sonia‘s (Alona Tal) new mission in Mexico with James (John Pyper-Ferguson), Agent Strong (Jack Coleman) plans an armed extraction in broad daylight to grab the evil mastermind using freelance mercenaries, but (as with nearly every aspect of Michael’s undercover mission) things don’t go quite according to plan especially once Michael discovers that Strong has hired Simon (Garret Dillahunt) as the leader of the team charged with bringing James in. With Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) assisting Strong’s team, it falls on Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) to stay behind and protect Maddie (Sharon Gless) if things go wrong and James discovers Michael has betrayed him.

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Burn Notice – Things Unseen

by Alan Rapp on August 17, 2013

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Burn Notice - Things Unseen

Michael‘s (Jeffrey Donovan) loyalties are put to the test when he’s sent to the Canary Islands with Sonia (Alona Tal) to kill and old friend (Sebastian Roché) who has snooping around Michael’s ties to James‘ (John Pyper-Ferguson) organization. Unable to warn his friend or get Agent Strong (Jack Coleman) to step in and spirit Steele to safety, Michael has to decide just how far he’s willing to go to protect his cover. When the first attempt fails, Michael has to do whatever it takes to stop Sonia’s men from leveling the entire compound with a drone strike, even if the mean’s agreeing to lure his friend into the open and finish the job with a single shot from a sniper rifle.

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Burn Notice – Bitter Pill

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2013

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Burn Notice - Bitter Pill

Michael (Jeffrey Donovan), Sam (Bruce Campbell), Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), and Jesse‘s (Coby Bell)  assignment from James (John Pyper-Ferguson) to protect a Middle Eastern reformer (Christopher Maher) from an assassination attempt runs into problems with the man is poisoned. With less than 24-hours, Jesse and Fi try to convince the local Libyan drug maker (Sammy Sheik) who designed the poison to give them the antidote by kidnapping him, throwing him out a window, and watching as Schneider (David Meunier), James’ assigned field leader for the team, poisons their hostage with his own poison in a last-ditch attempt to get him to give up the cure.

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Burn Notice – Nature of the Beast

by Alan Rapp on August 3, 2013

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Burn Notice - Nature of the Beast

Sam (Bruce Campbell) begins to grow concerned about his friend when Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) gets his first assignment from James (John Pyper-Ferguson), to take down a bloody drug smuggler and the head of the Dominican Narcotics Police (Peter Mensah) who Burke (Adrian Pasdar) was targeting before his death. The man has just signed a sweetheart of an extradition deal with MI6 to retire in relative luxury, something James wants Michael and Sam to ruin and deliver the drug dealer to him personally. Unable to coerce the man to choose a new lucrative career over MI6’s offer, Michael and Sam set about undermining the British team’s protection detail and forcing their mark to consider other options. And when that doesn’t work there’s always kidnapping.

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  • Title: Burn Notice – Psychological Warfare
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“The trick is not to resist.”

Burn Notice - Psychological Warfare

Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) continues his journey down the rabbit hole searching for the head of Sonia‘s (Alona Tal) organization when he’s kidnapped and awakes in an intense series of interrogations, chemical cocktails, and psychological warfare run by an interrogator (John Pyper-Ferguson) who goes over and over Michael’s complete history searching for any hint of deception. With Mike missing for several days and Sonia’s goons looting his apartment, Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), Sam (Bruce Campbell), and Jesse (Coby Bell) begin following Sonia hoping to discover what has happened to their friend.

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Burn Notice – All or Nothing

by Alan Rapp on July 20, 2013

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“Once you’ve made a choice in the field you can never take it back.”

Burn Notice - All or Nothing

Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) feels guilty about asking Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) to help Sonia (Alona Tal) take down the hacker syndicate known as The Collective that betrayed her and got Michael’s crazy new friend thrown in a Russian black site, but as Agent Strong (Jack Coleman) so eloquently puts it – he simply has no choice. To help sell Michael as a hacker and get him close enough to upload a virus into the group’s mainframe, Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) have to do some damage with a less than cordial Barry (Paul Tei), who still is upset at spending four months in prison. To convince him to lend them a hand, Sam and Jesse agree to track down his missing girlfriend (who left him during his time under CIA lockdown).

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Burn Notice – Exit Plan

by Alan Rapp on July 13, 2013

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Burn Notice - Exit Plan

After convincing Sonia (Alona Tal) that they are on her side, Michael (Jeffrey Donovan), Sam (Bruce Campbell), Jesse (Coby Bell), and their new crazy Russian spy friend have to find a way out of Cuba before they are tracked down by the head of counter-intelligence for the GRU (Marina Benedict). With limited options and Colonel Oksana knowing all of Sonia’s tendencies, Sam and Jesse jump into the lion’s den playing a pair of bounty hunters who offer to team-up with the Russian to find the pair while secretly trying to create a hole in the net large enough for Michael and Sonia to slip through.

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Burn Notice – Brothers in Arms

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2013

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Burn Notice - Brothers in Arms

To continue his mission, keep his friends and family out of prison, and learn more about the organization Burke (Adrian Pasdar) works for Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) calls in Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) and heads to Cuba to break a prisoner (Alona Tal) out of an impregnable secret Russian prison. Rather than a frontal assault, Jesse comes up with a plan involving Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and Maddie (Sharon Gless) grabbing a Russian low-level spy in the Russian consulate in Miami and sending Michael into a hornets nest of people who hate him with a flimsy story about the CIA preparing to raid their facility in hope of getting the group to move the prisoner allowing a far easier extraction.

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