Burn Notice – All or Nothing

by Alan Rapp on July 20, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Burn Notice – All or Nothing
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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).

Although the end of Barry’s story is far too easy to see coming, its themes dovetail into the broken Michael/Fiona relationship which has been a big part of the show’s final season. As you might expect, things don’t go quite according to plan inside The Collective. Fi almost dies, and Michael is taken hostage inside the fortress forcing Jesse and Sam to throw up a Hail Mary by turning the hackers’ overseer (Jordan Belfi) in a mater of minutes.

The episode’s final sequence will no doubt infuriate several fans of the show, but the lies Michael tells and the choice he makes (which is becoming less and less a cover as the season goes on) fit the version of the character we’ve seen this season. Next week should bring some answers about who Sonia works for as well as the possible fallout of Michael sleeping with Sonia and how the results of that choice effect his mission and those closest to him.

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