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.

Despite a convincing level of evidence Michael and his team have left him, the Russian (Ravil Isyanov) in charge of the prison isn’t convinced that threat is large enough to abandoned their secure location. This forces Jesse and Sam to sell Michael’s story that the Russians have a mole in their midst by making a kidnapping of their own. Their plan works too well as the prison commander dismisses Michael’s getaway plan in favor of leaving Cuba on a nearby Russian submarine far out of the grip of the CIA.

Things take a dramatic turn as Burke sacrifices his own life to get Michael and an drugged Sonya out of the prison. With Burke dead, no way to contact his supervisors, and both the Russians and Cubans hunting them down thing take a turn for the worse as Sonya knocks out Jesse and escapes. Unable to leave without her the threesome’s stay in Cuba just got a little longer.

“Brothers in Arms” certainly hypes the importance of Sonya, at least to Burke and likely to the mysterious organization which he worked for right up until his death. The fact that she so easily outsmarted Jesse and escapes without a trace also means she has an impressive skill set to boot. Who exactly she is and why she’s important are two answers Michael, Sam, and Jesse will have to work quickly to solve before all of Cuba crashes down on them.

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