Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam.
28 Jun 2007
06 Jul 2007
3Fight or Flight
12 Jul 2007
19 Jul 2007
26 Jul 2007
02 Aug 2007
09 Aug 2007
16 Aug 2007
23 Aug 2007
13 Sep 2007
11Loose Ends, Part 1
20 Sep 2007
12Loose Ends, Part 2
20 Sep 2007
1Breaking and Entering
10 Jul 2008
2Turn and Burn
17 Jul 2008
24 Jul 2008
31 Jul 2008
07 Aug 2008
14 Aug 2008
21 Aug 2008
11 Sep 2008
18 Sep 2008
10Do No Harm
22 Jan 2009
29 Jan 2009
12Seek and Destroy
05 Feb 2009
12 Feb 2009
14Truth and Reconciliation
19 Feb 2009
15Sins of Omission
26 Feb 2009
05 Mar 2009
1Friends and Family
04 Jun 2009
2Question and Answer
11 Jun 2009
18 Jun 2009Description ▼
Miami detectives, Paxson and Lopez, are still on Michael's case, but that problem has to wait. Nate proudly visits his big brother Michael to announce he's finally getting ahead, if a deal for his limousine service goes well at the Miami negotiation. Alas, vicious arms dealer Brennen, whom Michael believed was killed by a Colombian cartel, is back and shows that Nate's deal is a trap. Michael must help him break in and steal at various top security locations or Nate will be slaughtered. The first assignments go well, but when Michael demands to know what he'll be stealing first, Nate is shot in the shoulder. Now Mike's team goes for broke.
25 Jun 2009
5Signals and Codes
09 Jul 2009
16 Jul 2009
7Shot in the Dark
23 Jul 2009
8Friends Like These
30 Jul 2009
9Long Way Back
06 Aug 2009
10A Dark Road
21 Jan 2010Description ▼
When a recently widowed woman hires Michael and Fiona to get her away from a group of violent con men, Michael turns to Madeline for help - but he may ask her to go too far. Meanwhile, a mysterious contact goes to extreme lengths to get Michael's attention.
28 Jan 2010
04 Feb 2010
11 Feb 2010
14Partners in Crime
18 Feb 2010
25 Feb 2010Description ▼
Fiona seems to get more than she bargained for when she becomes involved with a paranoid kidnapper, only to discover that heÂ’s more than what he appears. Meanwhile, things spin out of control when MichaelÂ’s plan to stop a black operative proves to have much deeper consequences.
16Devil You Know
04 Mar 2010
1Friends and Enemies
03 Jun 2010Description ▼
Michael helps Fiona and Sam protect a lawyer against the city's most dangerous biker gang. Meanwhile, he must team up with an unlikely ally to stop a looming terrorist threat... but quickly finds that no mission is without its price.
10 Jun 2010Description ▼
Michael meets Jesse, a recently burned counterintelligence agent looking for Michael's help. Michael agrees to help Jesse clear his name, but first must get him out of the crosshairs of a ruthless drug trafficker seeking revenge.
17 Jun 2010Description ▼
While investigating an underground artillery operation at the Port of Miami, Michael and Jesse come across a port worker being threatened by dangerous mobsters. To get the mob off the docks for good, Michael will need to call on the help of a familiar friend.
4Breach of Faith
24 Jun 2010Description ▼
The stakes become higher than expected when Michael and Sam are inadvertently dragged into a hostage situation at a local bank. Meanwhile, Fiona helps Jesse track down information about a recently deceased weapons runner.
01 Jul 2010Description ▼
A reluctant doctor turns to Michel for help when a group of vicious drug dealers terrorize his neighborhood clinic. Along the way, Michael is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a sadistic killer.
15 Jul 2010Description ▼
Sam and Jesse interrogate a captured contract killer in order to find out who ordered a recent assassination. Meanwhile, Michael and Fiona pose as security consultants to stop a notorious antiquities thief from stealing a priceless artifact.
7Past & Future Tense
22 Jul 2010Description ▼
When a legendary spy, now retired and long since cast out of the CIA, accidentally exposes himself to be living in Miami, a Russian Black Ops team comes to town to kidnap and torture him for what he knows. Catching wind, Michael decides to help- and together the two trek across Miami on a mission to get him back into Federal Protection. Meanwhile, Jesse reaches out to his old boss to find out more information about his burn notice.
8Where There's Smoke
29 Jul 2010Description ▼
Michael started the night by talking about the dangers of going into the field with someone without proper training -- and that's when he asked his mother to help Jesse and him rob a bank. He explained that they were going after one safe deposit box. She demanded an explanation and got one with as little detail as possible.The next day at the bank, Maddie entered while Jesse posed as a sandwich delivery guy to get into the security room. Michael explained that smoke and security systems are often linked together, so Maddie lit up a cigarette to intentionally activate the alarm system. It worked, but Jesse found out that lighting up where Maddie did was a crime and that she'd be doing jail time. Jesse broke the news to Michael, and he was worried about all of her background information the cops would discover because she'd just opened up a bank account there. As Michael and Jesse worried and made a plan to spring Maddie before the cops got involved, she appeared outside theit car. She talked her way out with a story about being nervous (which was why she needed to smoke) because she was putting pictures of her dead husband into a deposit box, and the security guards let her go.Michael and Jesse began working on a plan to break into the bank through the floor of a law office upstairs.Fiona and Sam came over on their way to a security gig at a bigwig's black-tie party. They got to the house before the party and the host was worried someone would try to steal his companys top-grade lithium-ion battery. He said his car had been broken into earlier. He worried someone would try to make a move during the party, which was intended to woo investors for the battery project. As Fi and Sam were checking out the house for security breaches, there was a ring at the doorbell and Fi saw masked and heavily armed men coming toward the house. She took Sarah, the host's wife, into the bathroom. The gunmen entered and started shooting up the place. The men headed for the bathroom and snatched Sarah while Fi surrendered. Then Fi pretended to be able to have her husband pay them off, and they kidnapped her, too. Sam called Mike.Sam, Jesse and Mike went to the house and looked for clues as to who the kidnappers could be. They got a webcam call and saw Sarah and Fi bound and gagged. Sarah said into the camera that the men wanted $10 million for each of the women and she was immediately gagged again. Michael began the negotiation with the kidnapper. He gave Michael 24 hours to come up with the money. Michael took a closer look at Fi's eye contact in the video and shed blinked a Morse code message, "NO," meaning the kidnappers would kill them if they paid the ransom.One of the kidnappers, Eddy, was the hot-headed little brother of the main man, Jacob, who promised hed let them go if they got paid. Fi told Jacob she was uncomfortable with the man assigned to watch them in the dark basement where they were being held, which led Jacob to tell the man to stand watch upstairs. Fi then broke into a storage room to get tools in an effort to bust out.The guys back at the loft continued to make a plan, and Michael told Jesse to help keep the situation quiet. Meanwhile, Fi was using what she could find to build an explosive. Sarah was nervous about upsetting the kidnappers, but Fi explained that because the kidnappers had already shown their faces, she knew they were going to be killed. Fi picked another fake fight with Sarah so she could get one of the guy's cell phones and be taken upstairs. Sarah played along and it worked. In the bathroom, Fi called Michael and Sam while collecting more supplies. She heard Sarah outside asking where she was going. Jacob was telling Sarah that her husband paid up, then he gave instructions to one of his men to put two bullets in Sarah and two in everyone else at the drop when the money was collected.Michael reached Jesse and told him Christian (Sarah's husband) made a deal with the kidnappers. Jesse realized he let Christian out of his sight just long enough for him to have made a call. When she got another moment, Fi called Michael again. She told Michael and Sam that she'd send them a smoke signal. She burned some rubber and put it into the air conditioning system, which would push a dark cloud outside.Christian told Jesse he felt bad for having made a deal with the kidnappers. He didn't want to risk his wife's life based on Fi's eye blinking message. Maddie came in and tried to break up the argument. Jesse stepped outside and Christian explained to Maddie that he had to do something for the woman he loves. He said Jesse and Michael didnt understand that, but Maddie said, meaningfully, "I think he knows exactly how you feel."Meanwhile, Sam asked Michael about the recent tension between Fi and him. ("I disappointed her.") He knew she was upset with the way he burned Jesse. Fiona's smoke signal got out, and Sam and Michael headed for it. She used the smoke as an excuse to get to the kitchen for some water. She started to open up to Jacob about her husband and his unwillingness to pay her ransom. She took a swig of vodka and asked if she could keep the bottle. Jacob let her. Then he gave her a piece of gum when she asked.When Eddy left, Fiona used her handcuffs to break the wooden chair to which she was cuffed. She called Michael and told him to go to the airport for Sarah while she concocted some kind of escape with the gum, vodka and a light bulb.Christian was insistent on paying the ransom and refused to tell Jesse where the ransom drop was happening. Jesse and Maddie worked up a guilt trip on Christian to get him to reveal the location. Jesse called Michael and told him to go to Cape Florida lighthouse, where Christian's CFO was headed for the drop.Fiona filled the light bulb with vodka and called Jacob into the room while waiting for the bulb to explode. She told Jacob to get it over with and shoot her. The bulb popped and Fiona tackled Jacob. His backup came into the room, but Sam was right behind him. ("Hi honey, I'm home.")Michael beat the CFO to the lighthouse. He showed Eddy a picture of Jacob wrapped in duct tape. Eddy called Jacob to find out where he was. Fi told Eddy that Jacob was sitting on a bomb. Eddy was upset, but gave up Sarah and his guns. Michael told Eddy to call the cops for his brother, whose bomb was on a timer. Eddy called the cops, then Sam pointed out how stupid he was for believing the timer was attached to the bomb with duct tape.Fi showed up at the loft looking pretty beat, and as Jesse and Michael both looked at her ("You should see the other guy."), Michael got up, wrapped her in his arms and kissed her. Jesse looked dejected and walked out without saying anything.Back inside Maddie's house, Maddie had a little chat with Jesse about how Fiona and Michael love each other, and they hate each other. But it's always each other. She said she saw how upset Jesse was when Fiona was in trouble. He stammered a little and said he just wanted what was best for them. Maddie said she believed him, but "you might just want to work on that poker face."Michael and Jesse set out to break into the bank. They got in, got the box, and got out before security showed up.In their car, they snooped through the box and found a Bible. It had a book code in it. Michael flipped through it. Jesse noticed the inscription that said Simon, and asked Michael if he knew who Simon was. Michael lied and said he had no idea.
9Center of the Storm
05 Aug 2010Description ▼
Michael impersonates a hitman in order to protect the target, who is a crucial witness to criminal activity.
12 Aug 2010Description ▼
Michael infiltrates a high-security prison in order to protect an inmate - and a good friend of Sam's - who is marked for death by a fellow prisoner.
19 Aug 2010Description ▼
Michael and team come to the aid of a woman who has her entire life savings wiped out by a sleazy womanizer.
12Guilty as Charged
26 Aug 2010Description ▼
Michael has his hands full when a dangerous gang leader kidnaps a defense attorney's daughter and holds her for ransom. With a terrorist threat still on the horizon, Michael will need to focus on what matters most in order to get everybody back alive... including himself. Meanwhile, a startling revelation forces Jesse to reconsider where he stands.
11 Nov 2010Description ▼
Fiona attempts to find Jesse and convince him to meet with Michael. Meanwhile, Michael helps a criminal defense attorney rescue his daughter after she is kidnapped by one of his clients.
18 Nov 2010Description ▼
Michael finds himself trapped when a malicious thief returns to Miami, with a plan to steal a chemical weapon away from a group of Venezuelan Revolutionaries. In order to keep the weapon out of the wrong hands, Michael will have to work side by side his enemy, and hope to stay one step ahead.
02 Dec 2010Description ▼
Michael must bring back an old alias to save Nate; Sam and Jesse travel to the Dominican Republic.
16Dead or Alive
09 Dec 2010Description ▼
Previously on... Michael found "Barretts list," the key to destroying the people who burned him. It went missing, but Jesse and Sam tracked it down before it was auctioned in the Dominican Republic, and Michael and FI made the trip to steal it. Sam wants to give it to the government, but Fi urged Michael to keep it and decode it himself.Michael gives Jesse the list and says they need to hand it over to the government. Jesse will give it to Marv, who will look like a hero. Michael wants to talk to Marv, but Jesse thinks it's a bad idea because Marv doesn't like or trust Michael. Jesse finally relents.Marv (Richard Kind) reminds Michael of all the things Michael has done to make Marv distrust him, who defends his background. Marv says he can't take the chance that Michael is lying about the list. Marv tells Michael he has to call out all of the people who burned him. He wants to put Michael on a polygraph, and Michael eagerly agrees. He sits down and when Marv asks him to state his name and occupation, Michael utters the oh-so familiar phrase: "My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy."Jesse tells Maddy there's a chance he and Mike will be "back in" to their government jobs. She's stunned, but says she's happy for them both.Sam hands Michael a bunch of files and asks him to pass them on to Marv quickly. Sam tells Michael about a cop friend he's trying to help out. Michael knows the story from the newspaper and tells Sam the cop is crooked because the news reports say he's gone into hiding after some drug dealers were killed. Sam doesn't believe it.Sam talks to Kevin-the-cop's wife and Kevin's partner and they discuss accusations that Kevin was hooked up with drug dealers. He's been suspended and his pension has been taken. Claire asks Sam to find her husband and bring him home.Sam finds one repeat caller on Kevin's phone bill and he's traced the number back to a phone used by a guy named Ted, who lives in the same neighborhood where the drug dealers were shot. Michael and the gang agree to help. Sam and Michael track Ted down at his house. They mention the detective's name and Ted goes running, right into the place where Jesse is hiding with a Taser gun. They toss Ted into a trunk and take him away from questioning.Ted tells them Detective Jackman is his "get out of jail free" card. Sam remembers that's Kevin's partner's name. He's the cop allegedly trying to help. Ted first refuses to tell them where Kevin is, but when they threaten to let him dehydrate, Ted says that Kevin is "gone," meaning he's dead. Pete, Kevin's partner, told Ted to kill Kevin. Ted claims Pete killed the drug dealers and that he told Ted to kill Kevin. Sam gets upset about his friend having been killed.Fi says it will be tough to convince the cops that one of their own was responsible for another cop's killing. Sam wants to crack the case open for them in order to clear Kevin's name. Sam has to go break the news to Claire, who breaks down.Michael starts coming up with ideas, and mentions that Pete hasn't moved the drugs he stole from the dealers yet. They're going to try to get Pete to bring the drugs out for movement. They need Claire to keep the plan quiet and play along with Pete until it's done. They tell Ted to help set him up.Sam gets to Claire's house and Pete is there. She tells Sam to get rid of Pete, and he gives Claire a little story about how he's there for her and that Kevin will come back eventually. Claire keeps a brave face.Fi tells Michael she wants him to have the choice to get his job back, even though she doesn't want him to do it. He meets with Marv, who admits that most of his story is "legit," but "there are other issues -- other people." He points out Sam as a problem, along with Fiona. Michael assures Marv that nobody else knows his situation. Marv says he'll do what he can and give him a time and place to give him the list.Sam is working up some napalm to help Michael make a big introduction in his initial meeting with Pete. Michael is playing the drug dealer who Ted has connected Pete with. Pete gets suspicious when Michael claims he killed Ted. Pete threatens to leave, but Michael ignites a ring around them both, with the napalm controlling the shape of the circle. His move is convincing enough to get Pete to take a deal.Pete keeps changing the place and time of the meeting because he's too scared to make the move. Michael tells Sam he wants to pretend Kevin is still alive, because Pete never saw the body. It might be their only chance to scare Pete into going through with the drug deal. Sam hates the idea, but says he'll tell Claire. She doesn't like it, either, but reluctantly agrees after some encouragement from Sam and Jesse. Sam asks her for a private meeting place where Kevin would have gone when he needed time alone. She suggests his boat.At the boat, Sam meets Pete and tells him he just missed Kevin. He sells it to Pete as if it's good news, and Pete seems nervous.Fi visits with Maddy, who is worried about Michael going back to work. Fi says his ticket back in isn't a sure thing. Fi assures Maddy that if Michael leaves again like he did before, she'll kill him.Pete confronts Claire and asks about Kevin, and she tells him Kevin is "fine" but that she can't say much more. Jesse and Fi meet up with Pete, posing as internal affairs officers. They tell him not to leave town. When they leave, Pete calls Michael and says he's ready to make the deal immediately.Michael is going to make sure Pete has the cocaine before calling the cops in. The deal is happening at Kevin's boat. Michael goes into the boat to wait for Pete, but when Fi sees Pete hiding in the brush with a detonator, she tells Michael to jump and he escapes just as Pete blows up the boat.Pete drives off and Sam misses with his sniper rifle. Michael emerges from the water. Michael takes Sam's phone and talks to Jesse, saying they need to get Pete before he gets to the airport. Michael's new plan is to try to get Pete to plant the cocaine at Kevin's house.Jesse jams up traffic, allowing Michael to sneak up on Pete and lead him to an isolated dumpster. Michael tells Pete he's going to kill him and can't risk being connected to the cops' internal investigation. Pete plays right into Michael's plan, saying that he'll take advantage of the fact that the cops think Kevin was behind it, and says he'll plant the drugs at Kevin's house.Sam tracks down Police Lieutenant Briggs (Tom Hillmann) and urges him to go to Kevin's house to witness Pete planting the drugs. Briggs blows Sam off, but Sam takes him hostage, taking hi's gun and forcing him to go to Kevin's house. Briggs says he'll crucify Sam for this, but Sam tells him all will be resolved once Pete is implicated.Pete is getting nervous while sitting in a car with Michael near Kevin's house, but Michael convinces him to go in and plant the drugs. Kevin sneaks into the house and starts putting cocaine into the vents. Briggs, who has been lying in waitm pulls a gun on Pete and arrests him. Pete sees Sam and is confused after learning that Kevin is actually dead and Ted is still alive, and will be spending time in prison with him. Sam punches Pete in the face and offers to let the cops arrest him. They don't, and Briggs asks Sam for help getting Pete into the cop car.Claire and her son participate in an official police officer's funeral service for Kevin. Lieutenant Briggs tells Sam he was right, that Kevin was a good officer and he's sorry he lost his friend. They shake hands. Michael offers Sam a drink, and he says he could use one.Maddy tells Michael she knows he's trying to get back to his old job. He says he's sorry she didn't find out from him. He promises to let her know whatever he decides to do, if he gets a chance at his old job.Michael and Jesse meet Marv at the top of a parking garage to hand over the list. Marv seems nervous and tells Jesse it's better for them if he doesn't who he's giving the list to. Michael notices the "Homeland Security" officers escorting Marv have silencers on their guns, and realizes something is amiss. Michael asks who "these guys" are, and Marv says he's sorry. "They threatened me, they said that they would kill my wife." The men draw their guns and shoot Marv in the back twice.As the SUV drives away, Michael sees that Tyler Brennen (Jay Karnes) -- "part-time spy, full-time sociopath" -- is in the back seat. Jesse asks who it is and Michael says he's "our worst nightmare."
17Out of the Fire
16 Dec 2010Description ▼
Brennan vows to release valuable data; Michael must try to turn the tables.
16 Dec 2010Description ▼
Michael's actions force a tactical assault team to pursue him.
23 Jun 2011Description ▼
Michael works to bring down the people who burned him.
30 Jun 2011Description ▼
We open on a motorcycle chase through the Costa Rican jungle. Michael is doing the chasing. Turns out he was chasing Fiona. Soon, though, Michael is called back to work.Back in Miami, Max, meets up with Michael to give him his first official government gig in a while. Michael is going to have to protect a valuable asset named Carson Huxley, who's in town for a conference and has a penchant for cheating on his wife, which could lead to him spilling secret info or being blackmailed to hide evidence of his trysts.Michael and Fi are looking at an apartment overlooking the beach, but he's not really paying attention. He gets a call from Jesse and has to go. Fi is annoyed.Jesse has a job and needs Michael's help, saying there are "a whole lot of girls that are going to die" if he doesn't help. Michael resists because he's starting his first government job in so long.Jesse explains there's human trafficking going on and 20-30 girls are missing. Michael says Jesse's timing couldn't be worse. He promises to help as soon as he can. Fi tells Jesse she'll call Sam. Fi, Jesse and Sam meet with Ryoko, who explains that girls from her village back in Japan have been forced into doing bad things.Michael tries to get close to Huxley at the hotel bar. He uses a strategy of being the world's worst wingman to keep Huxley from hooking up with women and spilling any secrets.Fi, Sam and Jesse stake out Takeda, the gang leader who's running the human trafficking ring. They see a waiter whisper something to Takeda and he leaves. They realize Takeda was tipped off and he runs because he thinks they're cops. A foot chase ends up with him getting hit by a car. They stuff him in the back seat of Jesse's car and head out.The plan on how to interrogate Takeda ensues, but Michael gets thrown off when Maddy is called in to play nurse. Michael tells her he's going to have to treat her badly so that Takeda thinks she's being forced to work for him (Michael), who is acting as a big gang boss himself. He warns her it will be awkward and won't feel like an act, then unloads a series of shouts and shoves that really seem to scare Maddy.Michael threatens Takeda, who laughs off the threat and says he cut of his own finger to punish himself for having made a mistake at one point. He vows he won't betray his people.Still shaken afterward, Maddy say she hadn't "seen that" in a long time. It's clearly a reference to Michael's ability to tap into the kind of rage his father used to unleash, but neither of them says so directly and when Fi asks Michael what Maddy meant, he says he doesn't want to talk about it. Michael then sends Fi off to lure Huxley as a way to keep him close.Fi and Huxley head out of Miami, while Huxley talks about how Fi is the exciting kind of woman he wants to be with, not like his "boring" wife who just wants to talk about hanging drapes. Fi then basically goes nuts and scares Huxley off with her "living on the edge." Huxley runs off.Sugar delivers some amphetamines to Michael for Takeda. Maddy will administer them and says she just wants to get this over with. Inside, Takeda asks Maddy to help him and his friends will save her (thinking Maddy is being held captive like he is). Outside, Maddy tells Michael she didn't give Takeda the shot because he asked for her help and she thinks she can get him to talk. Michael does like it, but Maddy's right when she tells him that even though she's no expert interrogator, "the one person he is talking to is me."Sam and Michael plan how they're going to have Maddy try to get Takeda to tell her where his friends are, but warn her again that Michael will have to come in and be very aggressive with her to ensure that Takeda doesn't suspect they're working together. Maddy suggests Michael hit her, but he and Sam say that won't happen. "It's not like I haven't been hit before," she tells Michael. After a long pause, Michael tells her to snap her head to the side when she feels the impact, "but it'll still hurt."After an intense exchange that shakes Maddy up even more, and includes the hit, Michael leaves the room and Takeda tells her where he was supposed to meet his boss that day at 4 p.m.Huxley is shaken up by the experience with Fi, and Voiceover Michael explains that one way to protect a loose cannon is to shake him back into acting like a decent person. Huxley locks himself in the hotel bathroom while Fi chases him, and finally says his wife is "an angel." After he thinks Fi is gone, he calls his wife to tell her he misses her.Sam tries to eavesdrop on a couple of the gangsters but has interference and they leave quickly. Ryoko heard enough of the conversation through Jesse's fancy security firm microphones to hear that they said if Takeda doesn't check in within two hours, all the missing girls will be killed.Outside the house where they're holding Takeda, Michael tries to think of what to do next, and Maddy asks Michael what he'd do if she was in the situation. Sam suggests staging an escape where Maddy goes with Takeda. Michael doesn't want that to happen. He yells at Maddy to do what he tells her and she snaps back, "Don't tell me what I can't do! You can play your father in there, but not out here." Michael is stunned.The escape is on. Jesse and Fi chase Maddy and Takeda while Maddy tries to make it look like a real chase. Takeda won't tell Maddy where to go, though, and appears to notice a cell phone taped to the floor of the car that is connected to a conference call. After a few minutes, Fi tells Jesse to stop chasing Maddy and Takeda because Maddy can tell them her location through the cell phone.Takeda leads Maddy to an abandoned set of warehouses and tells her to leave. Maddy pretends they're still being chased and pleads with Takeda to tell her where his friends are so they can get protection. Michael hears this through the phone and tells Sam she's bluffing and that they should do a pass-by. They do and Maddy cranks up her pleas even more. She looks Takeda square in the eye and he finally gives her the name of the warehouse where his friends are, the location, the number of guards and the password. Takeda steps out of the car so Maddy can drive away, but she simply lights up a cigarette and waits for Michael and Sam to drive up. When they do, she tells them all the info about the warehouse and Michael hands her a gun, telling her to shoot Takeda in his good leg if he tries to move.Michael steps into the warehouse with Sam and Fi, and they free the girls.Later, Jesse gives the update and tells them all the men were taken back to Japan and will be doing time, and the girls have been sent home. He hands Michael an envelope of cash that his security firm provided for "emergency" situations. Michael refuses to take it, but Maddy gladly accepts. She pulls out a couple of bills and hands Michael the rest, telling him to fix up his dad's Charger.He says it might be time to leave the past in the past. Maddy suggests it's time to "stare the past down and deal with it." She says it happened and all they can do now is look toward the future.Max checks in with Michael and says he's a little uncomfortable with Michael bringing Fiona into the mission. Max gives Michael a jazz CD as a gift. Back at the loft, Michael gives Fi a nice little speech about how despite his new job, he doesn't want a new life. He wants the life he has with her. He wants to build her a shelf for her snow globes.
4No Good Deed
14 Jul 2011Description ▼
Michael's looking sharp in black tie at a fundraiser auction where Max, his CIA handler, called him on short notice. Tech secrets might be stolen at the auction from a guy named Gunther, who's carrying around a tablet. They don't need to stop the theft from happening, but Max wants Michael to plant a tracker on whoever is behind it. While they wait for something to happen, Michael asks Max about more questions regarding the people who burned him. Max wants him to let it go. They see the theft of the tablet. Michael acts drunk and gets into a brief exchange with the thief -- just long enough to plant the tracker.Voiceover Michael explains to us the level of obsessiveness required to be a spy is the only thing that can explain his obsession with finding the people who burned him -- and fixing his hopeless Charger. He tells Fi he's "dropping" the pursuit of the guys who burned him because Max suggested that's what he should do.Barry shows up at the house with his brother Paul, looking for Michael's help. Paul, explains that a highly secure server was hacked at the credit union where he works. He's the only person with the access, so he has to figure out what happened without many people finding out and quickly enough to avoid a bunch of teachers' bank accounts being hacked. Fi is on it, apparently without Michael's help.Max tells Michael his tracker worked. They traced the tablet theft back to the French government. It's being held at an investment firm. The next step of the mission is to get the file from the tablet, avoiding being caught by the firm's advanced security system, which includes heat sensors.Sam doesn't want to help Fi. He's sitting poolside waiting for his girlfriend Elsa. Fi gets him to help with Paul's problem by threatening to make it look like they're having an affair. They head to the home of a career criminal, likely the guy who stole the server while posing as a janitor. He's massive. Sam and Jesse try to wrestle him to the ground. Fi handles it with a strategically and ironically placed beanbag from a shotgun.He tells Jesse and Fi he was working for a woman, Eve, ruthless and mean. He tells them she had him steal a dozen computers. Jesse plans to get a job working for her to get inside. There's a lot of technical stuff said, but the gist is they need to come up with $10,000 to pay Eve to hack something on the same network she's using for the credit union's server. This will lead them to the stolen server.Michael meets Eve. He gets her to bite on the plan to hack the complicated thing they described earlier. Michael ends up needing Max's help to track down Eve. Max is resistant because of the risk. They're breaking down the air conditioning unit at the investment firm where the tablet is being stored. Max agrees to give Michael the hacker's address, but doesn't want Michael going near it.Sam, Fi and Jesse go to Eve's building, which is highly secure. Sam fakes a break-in to set off the alarm somewhere else in the building. Fi and Jesse gather whatever evidence, despite not having found the server.Back at the loft, Jesse pieces together some shredded documents from Eve's trash. He's managed to put together texts she's sent one particular person, a guy named Dean Meyers. These appear to refer to the credit union server. Mike meets with her again and offers her more money to do his job first and allow him to be there to watch her do the hacking. To get it done, he needs to show money in an escrow account.Barry manages to put a virtual $150,000 into an escrow account for Eve. Fi is working on a bomb to ensure there's nothing left in Eve's system.Michael and Max show up at the investment firm as repairmen to "fix" the broken A/C. A worker shows them where to go but won't leave due to the company's strict security policy. Max fakes a gas leak. They ask the guy to run shut off the gas. When he does, they break in and find the stolen tablet. While they download its info, there's some time for the new pair to catch up. Michael tells Max he won't make a habit of asking for his help on his side jobs.Eve picks Michael up to take him to her work space. She's onto his game and knocks him unconscious. Back at her place, she has him handcuffed to a chair by the time he comes to. She knows the escrow account was fake. Eve asks him who he's working for. In a panic, suffocating, Michael says he's working for Dean Meyers. He makes up a whole story about how Dean wanted him to steal the server without her knowing. She's about to shoot Michael. He convinces her to use him and his team to rob Dean.Eve shows up at a restaurant where Jesse, Fi and Sam are waiting. She tells them Mike ("Baxter") is taking a ketamine nap. He agreed to have them work for her on the robbery of Dean. She tells them where to meet her the next day.They go to the meeting place. Michael who gets a minute to explain what they should do when Dean arrives. When Dean does show up, Michael plays up their history even though he's never met Dean. Dean, obviously, says he doesn't know who "Baxter" is. By now, Eve is convinced Dean was setting her up. She tells Sam and Jesse to put the server and the computers into her Jeep. As they load the Jeep, Fi puts one last computer in with a bomb attached.Eve has Jesse, Fi and Sam handcuff each other and kneel down away from the Jeep. She threatens to kill Michael, breaking her promise. Michael's only salvation is Fi detonating the bomb, but MIchael is too close to the Jeep. He backs away slowly, pleading with Eve not to kill him. When he's finally far enough away, Fi sets off the bomb. Eve falls to the ground, her gun beside her. Michael next stands over her. He says he lied about the part when he said she'd drive away with the computers and the cash.Fi hands Paul his blown up server. She suggests he claim there was an electrical fire. To show his appreciation, Paul hands Fi a distributor which should work for Michael's Charger.Michael shows up to do his debriefing with Max. He finds him on the floor of his office, shot in the back. Max breathes his last. Michael hears someone in the building. A chase ensues. The other person gets away. Michael calls Fi and tells her what happened. Someone was shooting blanks at him. Michael's holding what he believes is the murder weapon. He thinks he's being framed.When the cops show up, Michael has some time to clear his fingerprints, cover his tracks, pick up bullet casings and steal the access logs for the building. Only one way out: the roof."So when your back's against the wall and time is running out, there's nothing like seeing an old friend," Voiceover Michael tells us as we see Fi peeling around the corner in the Charger. Fi shoots a line up to the roof. Michael climbs down.Michael's shaken by the whole thing. Sam says it's pretty clear he was set up. Sam found a box of ammunition missing exactly 13 rounds -- two shot Max, two Michael shot into the wall. The rest are likely in the gun Michael's holding.Sam asks Michael if Max said anything that might help them find the shooter. Michael says Max only told him to say goodbye to his wife. He puts his sunglasses on and says they have to get to work.
21 Jul 2011Description ▼
Ethan, a young soldier back from Afghanistan, needs Michael's help finding the dangerous con man who put his sister in the hospital. In order to take him down, Michael has to teach Ethan some tricks of the spy trade and as they work together, Michael begins to see a younger version of himself in Ethan. Michael has problems of his own, however, trying to find the person who killed Max and framed him for it. Michael is introduced to AGENT PEARCE (Lauren Stamile), who's been sent by the CIA to investigate Max's murder and serve as Michael's new agency contact. Michael must do what he can to aid the CIA's investigation while keeping the evidence from leading to his own doorstep.
6Enemy of My Enemy
28 Jul 2011Description ▼
Voiceover Michael tells us about the long history of using doubles in espionage as he, Sam, Fi and Maddy look at the bodega surveillance tape that appears to show Michael buying the cell phone the killer used in framing Michael for Max's murder. He gets a call from Agent Pearce wanting to meet about another high-priority CIA job the next morning.She tells him an arms dealer is about to sell a stolen predator drone to a Serbian syndicate group. The deal might be going down the next day and the CIA has to get the drone before the Serbians do. They'd like to have someone not on the books do the job. Michael gets to work, trying to get to a courier who's staying in a Miami hotel, and wants to get it done before the hotel pool opens.Michael climbs up the outside of the hotel to the courier's balcony. The courier says he's already sold the drone and Michael sees a briefcase with a million dollars in cash on the bed.Pearce is pissed on the phone and she tells Michael that her bosses want to interrogate some Serbs about the drone. She says if they do that her asset on the inside of the Serbian organization will be killed. She says this happened before -- her fiance was exposed because the bosses got impatient about an operation. She buried him a month before their wedding date. Michael offers her a chance to get the drone if she can buy a little time from her bosses. She also wants Max's killer.Michael, Fi and Sam stake out some Nasty Serbs. Michael wants to enlist the help of a notorious heroin dealer who has "an army." He and Michael aren't on good terms. Carmelo threatened to kill him. That's why Michael wants to send Sam to Carmelo. The plan is to rip off Carmelo, leave Sam as a witness to the crime. Carmelo will question Sam, who will lead Carmelo to the Serbs. Instead of finding his heroin, Carmelo will find the drone. "And if we don't play it right, we find out if Sam's bulletproof," Fi says. Sam's willing to do it for the chance to save a CIA agent and keep the drone out of the hands of the Serbs.Fi goes to visit Michael's former neighbor, Sugar, who is trying to smooth talk some women at a club. She asks him about Carmelo's heroin shipments so they can steal one. Sugar resists, but then tells Fi that Carmelo's guys take a rental car to a stash house in the sticks.Michael tells Pearce about the plan so they can use a listening device. She doesn't like it, but gives in. After Sam leaves, she asks Michael about the surveillance footage. He asks her for some advanced facial recognition software.The drug heist is on. Fi shoots out a tire on the car with the drugs and when the men get out they shoot up the car. The men run away and Michael and Fi take the drugs. They dress Sam up like a tow truck driver who was nearly shot by the thieves. Carmelo the drug lord comes out and finds Sam, who plays up the role and mentions something about "the Serbians." Sam is tossed into Carmelo's car and taken away. Michael's worried, but pleased that he got his asset into the enemy's circle.Sam is taken to a big mansion and when Carmelo threatens him, he claims he knows some info about the Serbians and that if he's hurt the Serbians will take off.Back at the loft, Michael and Fi catch Jess up, telling him he needs to convince the Serbs they have a new enemy named Carmelo.Jess shows up at a restaurant appearing to be high out of his mind. He sits down with the Serbs, Djovic, and tells them that his dealer, Carmelo Dante, is "coming" for them. Jesse tells them he wants money for the information.Maddy and Fi are at the local county clerk's office, posing as mother and daughter. They give an apparently helpful clerk a picture of Michael and say they're looking for him. They give a big story about how this man, "Dave," took all of Fi's money. They play on the woman's maternal instincts and convince her to help them by letting them looking through the driver's license photo database to find this "Dave." She tells them to come back Saturday.Sam leads Carmelo out to the Serbs' warehouse. Michael and Fi, hiding in the distance, set off a gunfight between the Serbs guarding the warehouse. Carmelo grabs a Serb and runs away. Fi is worried that Carmelo is going to figure out Sam's whole story is a lie. Michael thinks -- or hopes -- Sam can make it work.Back at Carmelo's place, Sam hears the Serb being interrogated. Sam asks one of Carmelo's men what the Serb is saying, and the man says something about a marina by the Port of Miami. Michael and Fi hear this and Fi wants to go get Sam. She doesn't think Carmelo's 20 guys can handle it. Michael says he can ask Pearce for support.He asks Pearce if she can have agents ready to pull Sam out and she reminds him of when she said she didn't like the plan. He asks for her backup in case things go bad with Sam. She says they need to talk about Sam (who told Michael earlier that he had some issue in the past with Pearce's boss, Manaro). We and Michael meet Gabriel Manaro and Matt Bailey ("Not fans of Sam Axe"). Michael asks for more info, and they tell him Sam endangered them and other agents five years earlier in Colombia by compromising a mission. Michael says he's sure Sam had a reason. Michel leaves.Carmelo begins beating Sam after learning that the Serb was talking about a weapon, not Carmelo's drugs. Sam asks Carmelo for a chance to talk to the Serb, promising that he'd get the guy to change his story. Carmelo agrees to give him one chance.Fi goes to the county clerk's office. Michael is worried but knows there's nothing that can be done for Sam now. At the clerk's office, the helpful clerk takes Fi and Maddy to a computer where they can search driver's license photos. She says it could take days to go through the thousands of photos, but they only have until 2 o'clock. She leaves the room to keep watch and Fi begins downloading all the images while Voiceover Michael tells us that "unless a photo is taken straight on, under direct lighting, facial recognition software is near worthless" and that fortunately, driver's license photos are taken this way for that exact reason. At first, there are more than 62,000 matches, but Fi narrows it down to 86. Meanwhile, she tells Maddy that Sam is in danger.Michael and Jess listen while Sam talks to the Serb, and gets the Serb to fess up the hotel where he's staying. Sam says the drugs are there, at the Sun View Motel. Michael realizes Sam is "calling his shot" and wants Michael and Jess to meet them there. Sam says the room has lots of drugs, guns and yogurt -- blueberry yogurt. Hearing all this, Michael and Jesse pack a duffle bag with a scale, some guns and blueberry yogurts from Michael's fridge. Pearce helps navigate the way for Michael and Jesse to beat Carmelo and his men to the motel.When Carmelo walks into the motel room and sees the bag with a scale and the blueberry yogurts, but no drugs, he's convinced Sam was telling the truth and the drugs were moved to the marina. Sam asks if he's free to go and Carmelo reminds him that Sam was to stay by his side "until this is over."Michael goes back to Pearce's bosses to get the support that's needed at the marina. When Carmelo's guys attack the Serbs, he wants to grab Sam and get him out. Pearce agrees they can make it look like a gunfight broken up by the cops. Her bosses say that many boots on the ground could compromise the mission. Michael is upset that Manaro and Bailey won't take the steps to protect Sam when Carmelo's men realize there are no drugs and only a drone at the marina, and Manaro tells Michael that Sam is "not mission critical." As Michael leaves, Pearce tells him she's sorry. Michael asks her to keep her bosses off his back and he'll handle it himself.Carmelo and his men approach the marina. Michael, Fi and Jesse are waiting. When Carmelo's SUVs approach, there's a gunfight. Meanwhile, Michael is swimming over to the stash house in an attempt to get Sam. Carmelo is upset when he finds a weapon and no drugs. Sam says there might be a second stash house. Carmelo asks Sam, who's been playing Chuck Finley the whole time and is being held at gunpoint, who he is. Before Sam can answer, Michael steps up and says, "That's my friend, Sam, and I'm appreciate it if you'd stop pointing that gun at him."Carmelo immediately recognizes Michael, who asks Carmelo if he hears the sirens approaching. Michael tells Carmelo he can either try to explain "double homicide and a stolen weapon" or take his offer: A new friend in the CIA. Carmelo offers another suggestion: He can kill Michael and Sam and leave before the cops get there. Michael agrees that's a good plan, except he has a sniper nearby who kill Carmelo as soon as he leaves the building. Fi lets Jesse take the warning shots, which he does by shooting a frowning face into the wall behind Carmelo.Carmelo decides to be a "hero" who found a stolen weapon and seized it for the American government. Carmelo shakes Michael's hand and tells him, "Seriously, I will kill you if I ever see you again.""Yeah," Michael says, "I've heard that before."Manaro and Bailey are annoyed that Michael cut a deal with a heroin dealer, but Pearce just finds the whole thing amusing and says their good work will be noted in their files. When Manaro asks Sam for the glasses, which has the high-tech listening device in them, Sam claims he lost them.In the car, Michael tells Sam that Sam owes him one. As they drive away, Michael then admits he owes Sam 50.Michael goes to meet with Fi and Maddy about what they found at the clerk's office. First, they want to talk to Michael about the big risks he's taking, putting Sam in danger and getting the CIA involved in a murder investigation that could lead back to him. Maddy tells him not to play with fire. Michael agrees.Fi hands Michael the file of a guy named Jacob Starky -- an organ donor with no criminal record. Michael tracks Jacob to an isolated spot near some railroad tracks. While he and Sam watch, a car drives up and the driver hands Jacob a gun. Jacob tucks it into the back of his pants and walks away. Michael doesn't know what's going on but thinks "it's about to get interesting."
04 Aug 2011Description ▼
Michael and Sam try to retrieve a boy from an armed compound; Fiona and Jesse babysit a day laborer.
11 Aug 2011Description ▼
Fiona is examining the complex bomb that someone tried to use to kill Jacob by looking for clues as to how it was made. All Fi knows that is that maker is a "master." An analysis by a friend of Jesse's of the C-4 in the bomb showed it was stolen from the Soviets in 1988. Fi thinks she knows someone who can help.MIchael is taking Maddy to lunch on a glass-bottom boat, but he's distracted by the whole international conspiracy thing. A quartet of dudes on motorcycles traps the car and Fi says she knows what it's about. She gets out and gets onto the back of one of the bikes, and is gone in an instant. We next see Fi in an airport hangar, meeting a guy named Armand, "a 'friend' to those in need." He asks a small favor. He wants Fi to steal a truck full of armor-piercing bullets in exchange for telling her who built the bomb.Sam thinks Michael and Fi are nuts for considering the theft. Michael can't join in on it because he has another top-secret mission for Pearce. Sam isn't happy about it, but he'll go along.Michael meets with Pearce, who is tired from a red-eye flight from Cairo that was a bust. She wants to refocus the investigation in Miami, where the murder happened. That leads to the new assignment: Steve Cahill. The CIA wants to extract him because they want to know what he's up to. Pearce can get the help of one more person -- but that person must have a security clearance. It's Jesse, who's not happy about it.Michael and Jesse get ready to head to the assignment in the Caribbean. As Fi drops them off, Agent Pearce walks up and Fi notes that Michael left out some details when describing Pearce. When Pearce tells Fi she'll "take good care" of MIchael, he just smiles.The trio arrives on a remote island in the Caribbean to find Cahill. They also see Miles Vanderwaal, a "sadistic mercenary." Pearce wonders what they're meeting about. Cahill hands over a briefcase and gets tossed a bag of money.Meanwhile, Fi and Sam are staking out the weapons facility. Fi is looking from the outside and Sam is getting a tour, posing as someone with clients who need intellectual property safely stored. Sam gets a chance to talk to the facility's security team. He learns that if an alarm goes off anywhere in the facility, guards show up within 30 seconds. They'll have to think of something clever.Michael and Jesse take down Cahill and subdue him with an injection. Vanderwaal has a large group of mercenaries arriving on the island, and they're blocking our group's way off the island.The mercenaries are unloading crates onto the island, and Michael and Pearce go question Cahill. He says they're launching attacks in South America and the island is their operating base. They're wiping out American outposts -- DEA secret bases and CIA safehouses. He delivered to Vanderwaal files of all the outposts. He says he got them from a guy from the NSA. Pearce and Michael agree they need to get those files back.Michael suggests that if they can't beat the mercenaries because they're outnumbered, they should join them. They will pose as a covert team sent by the company that hired the mercenaries. He wants to wipe out their communications link before the group has a chance to check out their backstory. Pearce says it's the craziest idea she's heard in the field and Jesse tells her, with a laugh, that she just hasn't hung around with Michael long enough.Jesse and Pearce bond for a moment, then use some basic camping supplies to burn up the group's satellite, cutting off their communication.Sam and Fi want Maddy to sneak into the secure storage complex and plant a smoke bomb in a trash can. She asks questions about Armand and Fi finally opens up, saying he got her out of Ireland when no one else could. "But his help wasn't free," and she had to serve as a lookout on a kidnapping. Maddy agrees to do it.Fi goes back to the loft to find Armand there. He offers her some machine guns and she says she doesn't want to use guns on this mission. Armand asks where Fi's boyfriend is and she says he's busy. Armand tells her, "I hope he's worth it."Back on the island, Michael puts duct tape over Cahill's mouth and tells him to nod and go along with everything Michael says. Michael and Pearce walk right up to the mercenaries and he asks to talk to "the idiot who's in charge of this fisaco." He asks for Miles Vanderwaal by name and says they're a security team sent by the company. When Vanderwaal tries to dial out, Michael says there's no signal because "this weasel" -- he whistles to Jesse to march Cahill out -- burned up the satellite. Michael demands that Cahill not be touched until he gets some answers, and tells Vanderwaal to help secure the island. Vanderwaal puts his gun down. Michael convinces Vanderwaal they're a security team from Pyramid, the company looking to take over the American outposts.Jesse is suddenly in the role of a sergeant mocking the mercenaries for being lax on security. He takes all their radios with the real goal of preventing them from talking to each other. Michael and Pearce, meanwhile, tell Vanderwaal they need to be sure that the outpost files are secure. They suggest he might be keeping them because he's working with Cahill, but Vanderwaal doesn't take kindly to this. He offers to take them to the other side of the island, where the files are hidden. Michael and Pearce try to disperse the guys with guns by sending them off into the jungle to "secure" other parts of the island. Vanderwaal agrees to send the men off.Fi and Sam are about to launch their heist. The smoke bomb sets off a fire in a gift basket Sam and Fi sent to the place. While the security team goes to check out the fire, Sam and Fi bust in and hot wire the truck Armand wanted. They get away.Vanderwaal takes Michael, Jesse and Pearce to the outpost where the files were hidden, only to find that there's another security team there and that Jackson -- Vanderwaal's boss -- has taken the files to Grand Cayman. Vanderwaal asks the leader of the other security what Jackson said about Michael, Jesse and Pearce, and the man says he knows nothing about them. Vanderwaal asks Michael why Jackson left another team of commandos and didn't mention Michael's team's existence. He hits Michael in the temple with the back of his gun and tells him to get used to the pain because "there's plenty more where that came from."Now cuffed, Michael, Jesse and Pearce are being questioned. Michael decides on the fly to "swing for the fences" with a new strategy. He starts to laugh and goes on to explain that Jackson must be behind the whole operation to sell the files. Pearce and Jesse go along right away, saying Jackson was the only person who knew they were coming and he cut out the communication. He says that when Jackson knew they were coming to run a security test he would have know he was busted and had to think of a fall guy, which would be Vanderwaal, because Jackson would have expected him to kill Michael, Jesse and Pearce ("any intruders"). Pearce then tells Vanderwaal that Jackson's commandos will probably kill him. Vanderwaal tells his men to hold Jackson's men until further orders. He says that he and his new friends are going to go to Grand Cayman and visit Jackson.Michael and Vanderwaal arrive on another island to visit Jackson. On their way to see him, Michael tells Vanderwaal not to mention that he's a member of Pyramid's security team, but to say he's a tech who went to fix the satellite. Once Vanderwaal agrees to lie for Michael, their fates are tied together. Vanderwaal does just this, and they both get past security to see Jackson. Vanderwaal pulls a gun on Jackson and tells him he knows Jackson stole the files. Jackson holds them up and says he "secured" them. Jackson tries to convince Vanderwaal that Michael is the one who's lying and Vanderwaal turns him gun on Michael, who must act quickly. Michael tells Vanderwaal that there were two possible scenarios: Either Jackson is lying and stole the files from him, or Vanderwaal let "some super-genius" take over his island, take out his communications and turn his operation upside down. He asks which is more likely. He then tells Vanderwaal he can get rid of Jackson or kill Michael and then be shot by Jackson's men. Vanderwaal shoots Jackson and declares that he's taking over the operation.Michael is about to leave with the files, telling Vanderwaal that Pyramid will reward him nicely, but Vanderwaal isn't letting them go just yet. He wants a signed contract putting him in charge before giving up the files. He gets close to Pearce, saying he wants "something I can touch; something I can feel." Michael asks Pearce to arrange a flight back to headquarters.We next see Michael, Jesse, Pearce, Vanderwaal and several of his men arrive on a helipad with men in suits standing next to a helicopter. The men tell Vanderwaal the guns can't go on the chopper and he resists at first, but Michael smiles and tells Vanderwaal it's time to take it easy and celebrate, and the guns would make the helicopter overweight. He agrees to put the guns down and as soon as he does, Jesse reveals that they're all CIA and Vanderwaal is suddenly defenseless. Pearce gives him a knee to the gut and an elbow to the back of the head. As he writhes on the ground, she bends down and asks, "How's that for something you can feel, Mr. Vanderwaal?"She hands the files to one of the men in suits and says it shouldn't be hard to find the NSA leak.Fi meets Armand in an airplane hangar. He asks her if she's happy and whether it was worth it to follow Michael to Miami. He hands her the information on the bomb maker in exchange for the truck with the bullets. He tells her she can feel glad she spared the guards and didn't use guns to get the truck, but that the truck was supposed to be delivered to a rival of his who pre-sold the ammunition to a Mexican cartel. He's been dismembered. Fi is shaken by this and Armand reminds her that "we know what kind of man I am." He then asks, "What kind of man sends you for my help?" This scores with Fiona. She leaves.Fi is still upset when she meets Michael that night. She doesn't say much but makes it clear she isn't happy that Michael is only now asking questions about Armand after having gotten the information he wanted. She admits to him that she and Armand used to be an item but she left him after learning that Armand had killed a British customs agent in order to meet her. Maddy and her new boyfriend show up and are all smiles. They raise their glasses of wine and Michael toasts "to supportive partners."
9Eye for an Eye
18 Aug 2011Description ▼
Michael wants to move quickly before his lead on the bomb-maker goes cold. The man lives in Tallahassee. Sam isn't sure they're making the right move, questioning Fiona's intel because the alleged bomb maker just looks like a harmless old man. But Michael wants to make good on the work Fi did, and she says the guy is a war criminal. Michael tells Fi that he and Sam won't be back until late the next day, which means they won't make it to a planned dinner that night at The Forge. She asks if she should cancel the reservation before realizing Michael never made one.Michael and Sam stake out the old bomb-maker and as finishes his third donut. The man, Lucien operates a clock shop. Lucien gets a little suspicious when he hears Sam say his name, noting that he doesn't hear the name Lucien much these days. Michael tells us war criminals survive to old age by having some tricks up their sleeves when they've about to get caught. Lucien tries to lure Sam and Michael to the back of his shop and sends an electric jolt through a metal floor grid, setting it on fire. Michael saw this coming, though, and backed he and Sam away just in time. Lucien says he won't talk, but Sam thinks otherwise.Sam tells Lucien they just want to know who he made the bomb for, and he starts listing off a bunch of false information -- days' worth of bad information. To get an edge, Michael has Fi bring some of Lucien's personal info -- which all fits into a small box. She heads back to Miami to help Jesse on a personal gig.Fi and Jesse visit a woman who's sure someone's been in her house even though the alarms haven't gone off and nothing has been stolen. Her husband seems to be a little skeptical about his wife's concerns.Michael goes through Lucien's possessions in front of him, hoping for a reaction to something. Lucien finally reacts to Michael looking at a newspaper article about a charity 10K race in Atlanta.Jesse and Fi are sitting watch in their clients' house when the sensors go off in the man's home office. They catch a man at a computer. He says he's not a burglar. He tells Jesse he's James' old business partner, who had been imprisoned in South American years earlier. He says he faked his own death and got back to Miami to discover that James had stolen the company, his future and his wife. He was married to Sadie, James' wife. Fi insists that if the story is true, they should see to it that Dan doesn't go back to prison. As the cops get close, Fi helps Dan escape while Jesse goes back to buy some time. Jesse tells James that the intruder got away and Fi was giving chase.Back at the loft, Fi finds that Dan's story checks out. He invented an anti-viral drug that James wanted to make money on while Dan wanted to make it available publicly. James had Dan set up on a drug charge and paid off a judge to make it stick and get Dan locked up. Meanwhile, their company, HLX, turned into a gold mine. Dan explains he was in their house to find any information to get to HLX. Jesse and Fi decide to help him, realizing that they are now part of James' top-notch security team.The next day, Jesse tries to get the full security clearance at HLX, but James' head of security and James both tell him the security at the building is solid and he's not needed there. HLX's security chief then mocks Jesse, telling him to go to a coffee place around the corner and he should try to go keep it secure.Michael decides to use his leverage on Lucien just when Lucien is feeling most confident. He starts throwing out more false information when Michael shows him the article about the charity race and tells Lucien they know his daughter wrote the article and that they'll have her deported unless he tells who he made the bomb for. He gives them a name of a man he meets at a cafe in Orlando. Sam goes despite having called "not it."Fi asks Michael to help shake James "to his core." Jesse distracts a couple of HLX's security guards to chastise them for letting maintenance workers into the building without adequately checking the workers' badges. Meanwhile, Michael cruises into the building unseen. Michael then corners James in the parking garage and plays the part of a grieving man whose mother died as a result of HLX's drug. He says he disable the security cameras around the buildings. Michael blows up three cars right before James' eyes before fleeing. HLX's security team, including the smug chief security officer, show up and James is livid. He fires all of them on the spot and tells the head guy he'll be fired, too, if he says anything. Jesse calls James and says he heard the explosion. James tells Jesse he has full security clearance and will not leave his side until "this psycho" -- the supposed stalker -- is caught.Michael and Fi tell Dan that they're planning on getting into HLX and cracking the safe to get the gene sequence for the anti-viral. Jesse is at HLX and tells James he's going to fortify the place and he'll need to get started that weekend.In Orlando, Sam finds out that the cook at the cafe Lucien sent him to doesn't work there anymore. Michael tells Lucien to think of another way to find Nikolai, or the feds will ship his daughter back to Bucharest.That weekend, Jesse and Sam smuggle Michael into HLX and get him some time to crack the safe. While Jesse and Sam install blast-proof windows in James' office, the head of security says the additional cameras he installed himself caught an extra lab tech in one of the labs. He goes to check and Sam texts Michael that security is on its way. Rather than show evidence that he's trying to crack the safe, Michael smashes up the rest of the lab to cover his tracks. When Ross, the security chief, comes into the lab, Michael traps him and takes him gun. We next see Michael holding Ross hostage, having duct taped explosives to the man and threatening to blow him and everyone else up if any of the other guards shoot. When Michael realizes that James is watching on a security camera, he tells him over Ross' radio that he's like hell and he's going to last for forever. Michael then escapes right out the front door.The next day, Jesse tries to tell James that he can secure HLX, but James says he's having Ross take the billion-dollar trade secrets in the safe to a bank vault in Palm Beach. An armored truck is on its way and James will be in the convoy with Jesse.Michael decides their only option is to convince James the convoy isn't secure. He, Sam and Dan create a roadblock by staging a crash involving a gas truck and creating some toxic-looking smoke. The convoy gets stuck at the scene of the accident and Jesse starts to cast doubt on Ross' security. He asks Ross if he told anyone the route, then plants a bug in Ross' car and says the stalker must have been listening in. Jesse suggests that James let Ross take James' car and that James carry his trade secret gene sequence out of the armored truck because it's a target. James goes along with it.Jesse drives James to a warehouse where Michael and Dan are waiting. Michael explains to James the real "stalker" is Dan, and James is stunned to see Dan. He tries to pay Dan off or give him a piece of the company, and even when Dan mentions that James stole the only woman he ever loved, James says "Sadie was no catch." That's when she emerges and says she's heard everything she needs to hear. Jesse, meanwhile, is flipping through the secret documents, which include records of payoffs in addition to the gene sequence.Dan says the HLX board is on his side and he'll be making his way back into the company. James, meanwhile, is looking at five to 10 years in prison for conspiracy.Michael and Sam go pay Lucien another visit and they hear some noises outside. Lucien then reveals that the visit to the cafe in Orlando was a distress call and there's someone outside coming to rescue him. Sure enough, Sam sees shooters outside with guns pointed at their hideout. Bullets start flying and Michael soon realizes that Lucien's distress call wasn't necessarily heard by a friend, but by someone wanting to make sure no secrets got out. The shooters pepper the small building, hitting Lucien who decides to tell Michael where to find the person he made the bomb for just before he dies -- only because Michael gave Lucien his word about keeping his daughter safe. Sam blows up the hideout and he and Michael run for it.
10Army of One
25 Aug 2011Description ▼
Previously on: Michael's CIA handler, Max, was killed and someone is trying to frame MIchael for the murder. He and Sam found a bomb maker, Lucien, who might have worked for whoever orchestrated the killing, and before getting shot by his own colleagues, Lucien told Michael where to find the right person.Michael and Sam are looking for the man Lucien pointed them to, and Michael thinks they can surprise the guy. They sneak into what they believe to be the guy's safe house. Sam steps on a pressure plate that tips the guy off and he sets the place on fire before escaping out the back of the place. Before he takes off, he's labeled as "the guy who killed Max and framed Michael." He gets away.Michael got the guy's computer, but it's basically toast. Sam will try to get something from it, regardless, from a guy who he isn't exactly on speaking terms with. Sam has to help Jesse with a security gig. Michael says Pearce is investigating the warehouse fire. They decide Michael will help Jesse while Sam and Fi handle "the barbecued hard drive."Pearce has a feeling she's close, because she matched a gun found at the warehouse to the one that was used to kill Lucien. She asks Michael for his files and he tries to delay, but she wants them the next day.Michael meets with Jesse, who's worried Michael isn't in the best position to help because Pearce is close to realizing he's been lying to her all this time. Michael says it's best to stay busy and out of her way. Jesse is going to work for a businessman who owns big-box stores and fast-food places and is being targeted by some industrial espionage types. Jesse has already gotten into the ring's circle and asks Michael to play a hacker who was hired to decrypt some files. Jesse has also asked Maddy to help by taking some surveillance photos on the job, and Michael wants assurance it's a safe job. Jesse says it's all "white-collar" stuff.Sam goes to meet with his "friend," Jason, who is still upset because Sam once Tasered him and put him in the trunk of a car. Sam explains it was years ago and he said he was sorry. Jason still resists and won't let Sam into his house, but Fi sneaks up from behind after having picked Jason's back-door lock. She tases him and Sam tells her he really hoped that wouldn't be necessary.MIchael, Jesse and Maddy are staking out an executive airport where Holcomb, the guy running the espionage operation, arrives. Michael is supposed to go in and do his decryption thing. He asks Holcomb what the job is and Holcomb says, "We're not asking questions." Michael goes into an office at the airport. When Michael sees the place is empty and there's some heavy weaponry around. Holcomb tells Michael that that billionaire is landing at the airport at noon. They're going to use the "hardware" to take care of his security team, board his plane and "convince" Mr. Gronbach to give up his bank passwords. Then Michael gets to do "push a few buttons." Michael asks for a gun.Holcomb and his cohort burst into the lobby of the small airport and raise their guns to take everyone hostage. About a dozen, or so, people are huddled into the middle of the room and Michael sees Maddy taken hostage outside and she's brought inside. Voiceover Michael tells us "there's a cold math" to hostage taking, in which after one person is killed things get worse quickly because the penalty for killing one is pretty much the same as the penalty for killing everyone. So the key is keeping that first person alive. In this case, Michael sees an older security guard pulling a gun behind a staircase and jumps at the man himself in order to keep him from being shot by the real hostage takers. Michael takes the guard's backup magazine of bullets, but still has no gun.Holcomb tells the crowd that they have nothing to fear if they cooperate. He says they'll even get a gift certificate for a steak dinner when it's over. But if they don't he'll set off a grenade that will kill them all.Michael tells Holcomb he should do a roll call on the hostages to make sure everyone is accounted for. He offers to do it himself. Holcomb resists at first, but tells Michael to go ahead and do it if he wants to. Michael checks all the hostages' names against the records of who should be in the building. He gets a quick moment with Maddy while "checking" her ID and tells her he has a plan but he'll need her help. She's uneasy. He tells her to keep all the people in the room calm. Then Michael makes up one more man's name, Jack Marsden, and says he's unaccounted for. Michael says Marsden is supposed to be working in the maintenance hangar. He goes there with one of Holcomb's men. He tells the guy to check the perimeter of the building and takes the moment to call Jesse and tell him what the situation is. He tells Jesse he's trying to create a distraction and needs him to cut a hole in a certain part of the airport's fence.Michael creates an improvised time-delayed bomb and a gun by using a pipe and one of the cartridges he took from the guard. He plants the bomb in the back of the Holcomb's SUV.Sam and Fi are driving Jason back to the loft, when a cop starts following them. She speeds up.Back at the airport, Michael is telling Holcomb that "Marsden" is still missing. No one on Holcomb's team seems convinced or worried, but then the SUV explodes and Holcomb orders everyone outside. While they all go outside, Michael waits for the moment to his pipe gun to shoot one of Holcomb's men in the leg. Michael immediately yells out that the shot came from a nearby roof and they all start shooting in that direction. Then Michael tells Holcomb they need to chat about Holcomb's "perfect little plan."Jesse cuts the hole in the fence and Michael tells him by phone about Holcomb's plan to take over Granholm's plane when it lands. Jesse says he can't let the plane land. Meanwhile, Michael tells Holcomb and his guys that "Marsden" is an explosives expert who is an ex-Ranger. Holcomb agrees with Michael that their only option is to find Marsden. He says there's a machine shop in a corner of the airport where Marsden might be hiding. Holcomb leaves behind one of his guys to stay with Michael and the hostages, despite Michael's insistence that he needs all of his men to go find Marsden.Jesse goes to a local flight traffic relay station to scare a guy into thinking he'd missed a signal to divert flight traffic away from the small airport. The guy nervously agrees to do this even without a formal request, and Jesse tells him and all his co-workers that they "just made America a little safer."Sam is still upset about the cops finding them, and they discover that Jason has a tracking device because he was under house arrest. Sam offers to help Jason out in exchange for his computer work.At the airport, Michael tells Maddy to make a scene, which she does. When Holcomb's man pushes Maddy back into her chair, Michael comes up from behind and knocks him out with a chokehold. He convinces everyone that he's one of the good guys and Maddy vouches for him. They all go outside but Holcomb and his guys are unwittingly blocking the hostages' path to the fence. Michael changes the plan and tells them all to go another direction, promising that Holcomb and his guys won't be looking at them.Michael blows up an airplane to create the distraction. The hostages all run to another warehouse and Michael heads back to the room where they were all held. He cuts himself on the forehead with some broken glass and when Holcomb arrives Michael convinces him that Marsden got into the room and freed the hostages while knocking both him and Holcomb's man out. Another of Holcomb's men tells him Granholm's plane as been diverted. Holcomb gets upset and finally tells Michael he has a theory: He and Marsden are working together. He holds a gun to Michael's head.Michael denies he's working with Marsden but Holmcomb doesn't believe him. Another one of Holcomb's guys says he heard voices from one of the warehouses, which is probably where the hostages are hiding. Michael tries to tell Holcomb to forget about the hostages because the cops are probably on their way, but Holcomb says they all have to die. Michael then volunteers to kill them himself, to prove he's not working with Marsden. But he wants Holcomb to promise he's got someplace to go afterward because he doesn't want to go back to prison. Holcomb finally tells Michael the name of the motel where they have new clothes, IDs and cars. Holcomb's right-hand man asks him what he's doing and says Michael can't be trusted. Holcomb tells his guy to follow Michael into the warehouse. If he kills everyone, they're fine. If he doesn't, "Put two bullets in the back of his head."Sam tries to get Jason into his computer workshop, but it's being guarded by cops. Fi then takes Jason's tracking device -- which she's disabled by hooking it up to her car stereo system -- and drives away. The cops get the signal and leave, allowing Jason and Sam to go inside.At the airport, Maddy has to convince the hostages to remain calm and assures them that MIchael will take care of them. The hostages go out a back door and wait while Michael and Holcomb's guy search for them. One woman, who's been particularly panicked the whole time, yells at Maddy, asking, "Why is your son holding a gun? He's supposed to be on our side!" Holcomb's guy and Michael both hear this and the guy immediately tells Michael to put his gun down. Michael puts his gun down and gets into a good scuffle with the guy, but he lands one good punch and sends Michael to the ground long enough to reclaim the gun. He's holding Michael, who's now laying on the ground, at gunpoint and says he's done playing games. He asks where Marsden is and Maddy clocks the guy in the back of the head with a huge wrench. "Here's Marsden, you son of a bitch," she says.Hearing Holcomb's men outside, Michael puts blood on his shirt and tells Maddy to shoot at some crates and then leave out the back door. She does this and Michael then emerges from behind some crates with his hand over his stomach, where the blood is. Michael says he took a bullet in the liver and "it's over." He tells Holcomb he and the rest can still get away. He asks for the grenade and says he'll tell Marsden they're surrendering and that when he gets close he'll let the grenade go and kill everyone. Holcomb can't believe it, but Michael asks him to take his cut of the money from Granholm and send it to his mother, who's in an old folks' home somewhere. Holcomb gives him his word and the grenade.Michael sets up some big file cabinets to redirect the grenade's explosion in the warehouse. Holcomb waits in a car outside the warehouse with one more of his guys, who says, "That low-life better not be pulling something." Holcomb sees the grenade explode and says, "That low-life just saved your ass. Show some respect." They drive away.Holcomb goes back to his safe house, the motel that he'd told Michael about. And that's where S.W.A.T. cops are waiting. They arrest Holcomb as he's getting out of his car, while Michael and Jesse watch. Holcomb sees Michael and simply says, "Oh, you've got to be kidding me." Jesse tells Michael he knows he owes him and Maddy big, and Michael says a new tie would be nice. (He used it as a fuse to blow up the airplane).Fi gets home and gives Michael a flash drive that has some info on the killer, including his name. He heads off to meet with Pearce. He brings the box of files with him. She tells him she's made no more progress but thinks she's getting close. She tells him that the day she can call Max's wife and tell him they found the murderer, he will have been a part of it. Michael flashes through all the steps he took to cover the tracks of his framing, which also covered the tracks of Max's killer, then tells her he can always do more. She says it's possible that the final clue to the killer might be in that file box.
01 Sep 2011Description ▼
Michael is following Max's killer's money trail and he, Jesse and Sam have found a guy who's been bankrolling the effort: It's a man named Stigler, ID'd as "ATM to the Eastern bloc." He loaned money to a guy named Tavian, who used it to kill Max. He also ended up killing Lucien. This gets Stigler's attention. He says he'll ask around and that Sam and Jesse's lives depend on them telling the truth.Pearce is going over the notes on Max's killing, but tells Michael she's got nothing, so far. She sends Michael to a beach town in Venezuela to extract a guy named Cheshire, who creates "nasty bugs used in germ warfare for the Eastern bloc," and his wife. The CIA is sending Michael and Fi, making it easier for them to disavow any involvement if it goes bad for Michael and Fi. This isn't the kind of quality time Fi was hoping for, but it'll have to do.Stigler meets Sam and Jesse at a restaurant and says their story about Tavian is true. He tells them when Tavian comes to pick up money. He's inside Stigler's place for about a minute and that will be the extent of their opportunity to get him. Stigler tells them if they fail, it will be bad.Michael and Fi arrive in Venezuela and Michael works some hacking magic at the resort to find four couples have the same check-in date that Cheshire did. They head to a formal ball where all of the couples are in attendance and they work some crafty ballroom magic to do surveillance. Michael thinks he's got the couple figured out and they head to the couple's room to plant a bug. Then they have to destroy Fi's new dress to rappel down from the room's balcony in order to avoid getting caught."Cheshire," whose real name is Kevin Skylar, and his wife Nikki are spending most of the night arguing about how she wants a real life and doesn't want Russian bodyguards telling here where she can and can't go. Michael suggests Fi offer Nikki a bit of a break from all the structure and give her a taste of "the good life."The next day, Fi and Nikki bond over their disconnected husbands, and Fi mentions a helicopter ride over the rainforest. Later, Michael and Fi jointly try to talk Kevin and Nikki into joining. It seems unlikely at first, but Nikki talks Kevin into agreeing to go.Sam and Jesse devise an explosive and plant it into a grate in preparation for disabling Tavian's car. They set it up and head off for lunch.At dinner in Venezuela, Nikki and Kevin now say they can't go on the helicopter ride and Michael decides to lay all the cards on the table. With the couple's bodyguards sitting just a few tables away, Michael tells Kevin he knows who he isn't claiming to be, and lays out the whole process of how Kevin ended up working for the Russians, and the promise of a new life didn't pan out. Nikki exclaims, "How did you know that?" Michael proceeds to tell Kevin he can get him a job making twice as much as what the Russians pay and that he won't "insult" him by making him run around with babysitters all the time. Nikki tells Kevin to accept. With the bodyguards getting suspicious and approaching the table, Kevin says yes and Fi tells everyone to laugh loudly to throw the guards off. They do, and they toast to their new friendship.The next day, Michael lays out the plan to escape the bodyguards and get to the helicopter.Back in Miami, Sam and Jesse are waiting for Tavian to arrive at Stigler's place, and he's 30 minutes late. Jesse goes in to see what's going on and finds Stigler dead. Outside, Tavian has a gun to Sam's neck before he can make a move. When Jesse gets no response from Sam, he runs out.Tavian takes Sam to an isolated place and says he wants a meeting with Michael. He wants a truce and claims he has answers to "the questions he doesn't even know to ask." He gives Sam a meeting place and time and says he won't wait. He drives away.Michael and Kevin sit in a steam room waiting for Serge, Kevin's bodyguard, to show up. Michael's ready with a towel full of spa rocks and another towel twisted up. When Serge comes in, Michael hits him with the rocks, giving Kevin time to escape, then, after some hand-to-hand fighting, Michael puts a chokehold on Serge that knocks him out. Fi's exit with Nikki doesn't go as smoothly when Nikki panics and freezes just as they're about to run for it. Karina, the female guard, notices and chases while shooting at them. Fi and Nikki are forced to jump into the water rather than head for their car.Karina is still shooting when Serge picks her up in an SUV. Fi hot wires a motorcycle and they head out. There are roadblocks in place so Fi pulls off into a warehouse-type place. She says they aren't going to go quietly.When Michael realizes something's gone wrong with Fi, he goes back and arrives just in time to knock Karina out when Fi was out of bullets. They work quite closely together, using each other's guns and ammo while shooting back to back to take out more of the Russians' backups. When the shootout is over, Michael and Fi take Kevin and Nikki to a chopper, but it isn't for a sightseeing tour. The destination is CIA headquarters. Kevin resists at first, but Michael and Fi remind him the Russians aren't going to give him much of a warm reception if he tries going back to them. He gives in and gets on board, saying they won't get "a word" out of him. But Nikki tells him they'll get plenty out of her.Tavian is waiting for Michael at the park he'd set up as the meeting place, and Jesse has pulled out all his connections to secure the water, roads and airspace. An angry Tavian calls Sam and says he's not going to wait for Michael any longer, but Sam tells him about all the paths being blocked off, which should buy them a few hours.Michael and Fi have a playful exchange about how they posed as being married and she tells him that next time she's his wife she wants an Asscher cut diamond.Michael goes inside to drop off his bags, and Pearce. having broken in, is waiting. She's excited to tell him about a break she's made in Max's case. She says she's got security camera footage that shows some cars passing by from a nearby all-glass building's reflection. She asks him to take a look. He checks out the footage and sees his Charger. Stunned, he turns around to explain, but Pearce already has her gun pointed at him. Michael tries to explain that Sam and Jesse are following Tavian and if she just lets him make one phone call he could clear everything up. She tells him he shouldn't dare, and tosses him plastic handcuffs for him to put on himself.He does.
12Dead to Rights
08 Sep 2011Description ▼
Previously on: Michael's CIA handler, Max, was killed and Michael was framed for the murder. He's spent the Summer season tracking down the real killer and was just about to nail the guy when Agent Pearce, his new handler and the lead investigator in Max's murder, connected Michael to the killing. Michael tried to convince her he was framed, but she's not buying it.Sam is trying to reach Michael but can't. They get to the loft and see the feds are taking contents out of Michael's place. Sam wants to try to stop the feds from locking Michael up. They race to the nearest federal holding facility and Jess stops the convoy of black SUVs and they tell Pearce about Tavian and tell her where he can be found: Brickell Key. Michael also begs her for a chance to find Tavian, asking for a phone call to set up the meeting. She resists, but when Michael urges her to think of Max's wife and whether she could forgive herself if Max's real killer gets away. She has Sam and Jesse tossed into SUVs and tells Michael, "I guess we're going to Brickell Key."Michael convinces Pearce to let him meet with Tavian alone, unarmed, with a microphone and men standing by to come get him. Fi gets a chance to say goodbye. Before Michael goes to the meeting, she tells him, "Michael, come back to me."Michael meets with Tavian on a rooftop of a parking garage and after just a couple of lines of dialogue, Tavian admits he killed Max and tried to pin it on Michael, "but it didn't stick." Michael tries to get Tavian to give information in exchange for possibly staying out of Guantanamo after showing him that he's wired and the FBI and CIA are listening it. Michael adds that, "one way or another it ends today." Tavian says Michael's half right, in that it ends today for Tavian, but not for Michael. Tavian walks off the rooftop, falling to his death as Michael watches helplessly.Pearce tells Michael he's free to go and says she isn't sure whether she would have believed him if he'd told her the truth earlier, without having heard Tavian's confession. She leaves abruptly, apparently not wanting to see Michael's face again. Maddy shows up and tells Michael about what his friends did for him. She reminds him that when anything happens to him it effects all of his family and friends. Michael says, "It's over now."Michael gets back to the loft to find Larry waiting for him. He paid all of his money to get out of an Albanian prison. He tells Michael he wants his help breaking into the British consulate. He's got a kidnapee named Anson in his trunk. They go inside to chat.Anson (Jere Burns) is a clinical psychiatrist for British spies who can get into the office. Anson tells Michael he thinks it can work, and tells him that Larry is holding his wife hostage. Larry confirms this, showing Michael video of Anson's wife being held and a "collar bomb" apparently strapped to her neck.Outside the consulate, Anson gets some access codes over the phone. Michael plays like they're fake and tells Larry he should confirm them. When Larry steps away, Michael hands Anson a knife and tells him to cut his way through the back seat of the car, go to the Crest Hotel and ask for Sam Axe. Larry confirms the codes work and asks Michael if he's "getting cute," but Michael says he just wanted to be sure. Larry threatens him, telling him to do what he says and then cross his fingers, "because daddy is in one of those moods."Larry doesn't want to tell Michael why they're breaking into the British consulate. They're going in through the floor of an office below the consulate. They get past security using covers.Meanwhile, Anson has tracked down Sam and tells him that Michael is with "a guy named Larry." Sam starts making calls, telling Fi that Larry's back, calling Jesse along the way to Anson's house and telling Jesse to let Maddy know.Larry later tells the guards there's been some kind of chemical spill and they need the building shut down before it gets worse. The guards buy it and leave, giving Larry the "privacy" he wanted.Sam and Anson arrive at Anson's house and find it's been blown up. Anson breaks down when he sees a covered body -- presumably his wife's -- pulled out of the house by paramedics. Fi, who tried to get there before anything happened, is upset.Fi and Sam wonder why Larry would kill his only leverage something isn't making sense here. Fi asks Anson what he knows. He tells her about Larry wanting to break into the British consulate. He wants to come with them to find Larry.Larry forces Michael to cut his way up into the floor above. Outside, Fi is trying to convince the guards to let her into the building and they refuse. Sam and Fi decide to blown up a freight elevator to get in when Fi's phone rings. She thinks it's Michael, but it's Larry. He tells Fi and Sam that he "never wanted to kill Michael." He tells them that if they try anything he'll see them coming -- he can see them on a security camera already -- and he "will kill Michael -- believe that!" Sam thinks he's bluffing, but Anson, the psychologist, says that Larry's statement, that he "never wanted to kill Michael," is a bad sign because he's talking about something that hasn't happened as if it's in the past.Inside, Michael and Larry are in the British consulate office and Larry tells Michael that Sam and Fi showed up. He hits Michael from behind and holds a gun to his face. He tells Michael he's going to plant a report in a diplomatic pouch. A few people will rot in prison and a couple of million dollars will land in his back account. He then tells Michael that he "deserved to be burned." Larry asks if he remembers about Chechnya -- when Michael watched him kill "those people" and then helped Larry cover it up, "because that was the job." He tells Michael he wants him to choose: you're either a civilian or an operator, and until you choose, you're just pathetic."Larry sends Michael into a vault, where he will put the outgoing pouch. Larry warns him he'll be watching the whole time, so he shouldn't try anything. Michael tries something anyway. He taps a phone into a fax machine to call Fi. He tells Fi to pull back from the consulate and says he's going to have to do what Larry wants and try to fix it later. She tells Sam that Michael found them a way in on the east side of the building. Michael isn't sure what Fi is planning, but doesn't like it.Fi attaches a bomb to a window and sets up with a sniper rifle outside the same window, which is to the office where Larry is sitting. She takes a couple of shots at the bullet-proof glass and Larry laughs them off. He tells her to go away because she's not going to want to see how this ends. She says she's always wanted to see this -- and sets off her bomb. It causes a huge explosion, which we have to assume kills Larry, but Fi is then surprised by a second, larger explosion to seems to rock the entire building. She runs to look for Michael.Michael comes out coughing, asking why she planted a bomb in the lobby. She sys she didn't, and Michael tells her the security guards are dead. Larry must have planted another bomb.Back at the loft, Fi is upset that she contributed to two innocent people dying. She tearfully tells Michael how bad she feels, and Anson suddenly walks in looking all too cheerful. He bugged the loft and recorded the whole conversation. He now has what he calls leverage. He says he has a guy who will send a mountain of evidence to the CIA and MI-6. Anson was behind the whole thing, even calling the woman he claimed was his wife "some lady." He says the hard part was pulling the strings to get Larry out of prison and leading Larry to him. He hired Larry.Michael asks Anson who he is, and Anson says he's "the last one of them -- the man who didn't want to be found." He sent Tavian to frame him and watched Michael tear down every last shred of the organization that burned him -- the organization he spent half of his life building.He tells Michael to keep his mouth shut during his meeting with Pearce and "after that we'll talk about all the other things I want from you -- it's a long list."The next day Michael meets with Pearce and she tells him his standing with the agency is unaffected. Max's case is closed. She tells him he has fans and detractors in the CIA. Michael says he hopes their paths will cross again. She tells him that since Langley wants to keep using a burned spy, they aren't going to want to loop in too many people on that. She's going to continue being his handler.Voiceover Michael tells us that having been compromised and that someone has something on you is "the ultimate nightmare." He says all he can do is grit his teeth and try to figure out how bad the nightmare is going to be.He explains that he was there from the beginning, with "management," working on the big idea to get burned spies to carry out all the missions legitimate agencies wouldn't touch. But when Michael came along, he threw the whole thing off. Anson says he originally refused bringing Michael into the organization and burning him, but something Maddy said during a session made Anson believe Michael would be easier to manipulate than he actually was. Michael is upset that Anson ever messed with his mom. Anson says he substituted during one of Maddy's counseling sessions and she had no idea who she was talking to, but Michael should really be upset with his father, noting that he told them all kinds of things before he passed away.Anson leaves and Michael and Fi are left standing on the beach, wondering what comes next.
13Damned If You Do
03 Nov 2011Description ▼
Anson Fullerton demands, to keep Fiona's secret, that Michael's team goes extract software to wipe records clean inconspicuously from genius financial hacker Oswald Patterson in Puerto Rico. Back in Miami, drug baron Xavier however has his own demands for poor Oswald, and Michael is prodded brutally to help Anson wipe records in a join federal agencies lab.
10 Nov 2011Description ▼
Michael has his Top Secret clearance, which comes with a "frightening ability to do real harm." Fi's jealous of his badge, which Michael is holding and admiring. He knows that when he uses his clearance to get Anson's information cleared from the CIA's database, he'll "go back to being a ghost." She doesn't want Michael to help Anson, and thinks Anson might not use the evidence he has against Fi. She wants Michael to make up a reason to meet with Anson so she and Sam and plant a tracker on Anson's car.Michael sets up the meeting and takes Anson for a "walk and talk." Fi heads toward Anson's car, but Anson gets back before she can plant the tracker. She chases his car down to a stop light, where she has to crawl under a big rig stopped at the light behind Anson's car to stick the tracker under the BMW's rear bumper. A couple of kids see her do this and after she rolls out from underneath the now-moving big rig, she tells them, "Don't try this at home."Maddy comes to Michael with news that his childhood friend Andre was shot and killed in a gang fight. Andre's brother says that Andre had turned his life around for real after some ins and outs with the law. Andre's brother Ricky tells Michael that he found Andre's cell phone and he got five calls the previous day from a blocked number. Michael is going to look into it.Sam and Fi are tracking Anson and when he gets out of his car, Fi races to the top of a parking garage across the street. They watch him walk into an apartment building.Jesse traced the phone calls to a small house. Michael and Ricky meet him there. Ricky wants to join them on going in, but Michael tells him he needs to stay back. Jesse poses as a gas company worker and knocks on the door. Bullets fly through the door and Jesse goes in, chasing a masked shooter through the back of the house. Michael takes the person down and they see it's a woman who Ricky knows. Her name is Dolly, and Ricky thinks she had something to do with his brother's death. She says she shot because she didn't know who they were, and Ricky wonders who she thought they were.Dolly doesn't want to talk, but she eventually tells Ricky that a man named Deon Carter, a gang leader, killed Andre. She says Andre was on the up and up, but a battle erupted when a gang leader was killed and Andre thought the only way to calm the streets down was to find out who did it. Dolly realized it was Deon who killed the leader of his own gang, and she told Andre, so Deon killed him. And now she thinks Deon will have it out for her. Michael says they're going to take down Deon.He hides Dolly out at Maddy's house. Jesse is worried about Michael and Ricky's plan to get Deon's money out in the open through a staged heavy-weapons deal. Jesse finally gives in and says he should make the approach because the whole thing is too emotional for Michael.Jesse goes in to meet Dion and plays himself as a big-time weapons hustler. He offers Dion a massive weapons shipment for $1 million and when Dion hesitates, Jesse plays on his ego, suggesting that Dion isn't enough of a player to pull off the deal. Dion agrees to it, but wants to sample the merchandise first.Fi and Sam are still trying to figure out which unit in the building Anson lives in, and without want to get outed, Sam poses as an environmental attorney who tries to recruit college students to document the energy use of each unit in the building. He says his "firm" has a class-action lawsuit in the works against the condo building. One student asks if they'll get paid, but Sam gives a speech about how saving the environment is payment enough.At the loft, Michael and Fi have a problem because Fi can't get her hands on the weapons. Jesse says the wheels are in motion. Michael says the new plan is to sneak into a warehouse where one of Fi's associates stores his weapons. They'll do the demo and then leave.Michael's demo isn't without its hitches. When Dion asks Michael why he's rushing to sell the weapons at half price, Michael thinks quick and says his banker is dead and he owes money to some Colombians, and he needs it quickly. Later, a truck comes toward the warehouse and Fi puts a smoke grenade into the cab and Sam pulls the driver out. They call Michael, who's trying to cover for the attention the smoke bomb generated, and he uses the truck as a part of the demo, giving Dion a chance to sample a bazooka by firing a missile at the truck and sending it up in flames. Dion's in.Dion wants to delay the purchase by a week, but Michael wants to press him. Michael and Jesse meet with Dion to tell him he needs to act quickly because the deal is getting done the next day, with or without him. Ricky and Fi are listening in through Michael's bugged keychain and they hear one of Dion's men tell him that one of his shooters just spotted Dolly on the street. They head out to find her.Dion pops a bottle of champagne and tells Michael they can now do their deal.Fi and Ricky find Dolly, but it's too late. She talks to Ricky for a moment before breathing her last breath.With things having gone wrong, Michael says they have to consider cutting their losses. They want Ricky to leave town with a new identity. Michael is going to set up a meeting with Dion to buy Ricky enough time to get out of town safely. Ricky is not happy with this plan, and leaves.The next day, Fi goes to deliver Ricky his new ID and a cell phone. He takes it, but tells her to tell Michael not to set up a meeting with Dion. He says it won't be safe for him. Fi notices fertilizer, wire cutters and kerosene-soaked gloves in Ricky's trunk and realizes he made a bomb. She pulls a gun and tells Ricky he can deliver the message to Michael himself.Ricky wants to blow up Dion's house, saying everybody in there has blood on their hands. Michael asks Ricky to let him take care of it. He gets Ricky to tell him where the bomb is. It's in an underground storage room. Michael says they're going to make a tweak to the bomb and use it to their advantage.Michael pulls Dion out of a meeting with his gang associates, and has Dion call what he claims is an ATF agent to support his claim that the bureau is watching his weapons stash house. When Dion dials the phone, the bomb goes off. Jesse and Dion's gang associates emerge from the building mostly unharmed, and Jesse tells one of them that Dion tried to blown them up as a play to take full control of the gang.Michael takes Dion at gunpoint to a back alley where Ricky emerges. They tell Dion that he either needs to confess to Andre's murder or be thrown to the wolves and they'll let his gang come after him.In the end, Dion confesses to Andre's murder and flips on his gang in exchange for getting put in solitary confinement for the rest of his life.Getting ready for Andre's funeral, Maddy reminds Michael and Ricky about when they took her lawn mower engine and made a go-cart. Andre lost control and took out one of her rose bushes. She tells them they didn't know that Andre came back a week later with an apology and a new rose bush that he planted all by himself. As she pins yellow roses on their lapels, she tells them, "These are from Andre." Ricky thanks her.Sam and Fi head out to break into Anson's place while he's meeting with Michael. Michael tells Anson he needs to know there's an end to this whole thing after he is done, but Anson launches into a speech about how Michael thinks he can fix everything -- the speech includes references to how Michael tried to get his dad to stop beating his mom. Anson sarcastically tells Michael they're "going to get through this together."At Anson's place, Sam and Fi find nothing but an antenna that Anson appears to be using to send signals anywhere in the world.Meanwhile, Michael is inside the CIA offices and hooks up a flash drive to get into the system. His only worry now is whether he'll be able to live with himself after doing what he's doing for Anson.
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Michael runs point on a CIA rescue mission; Sam and Jesse go undercover as microchip specialists.
01 Dec 2011Description ▼
Previously on Burn Notice: Michael told Agent Pearce that the network of burned spies he's been affiliated with no longer exists. He met Anson, the man who framed him and has since framed Fiona for murder -- so now he has to do what Anson wants. Sam and Fi figured out that Anson was using Maddy's boyfriend, Benny, to get close to Michael. Then Anson killed Benny by planting a bomb in his house.Maddy is now mourning the death of Benny, who she loved and was stunned to learn was working for Anson. She tells Michael she feels like she should be glad the man who was spying on her is gone. She thought they "were made for each other." Michael explains to her that Benny has inside info on her because Anson was her fill-in therapist six years ago and used that info to make it seem like he knew her well. He explains that he's known this since he met Anson, and Maddy slaps him and kicks him out of her house.Fiona has Anson in her sniper rifle's crosshairs and is ready to pull the trigger. But she and Jesse are just standing watch while Michael meets Anson. Anson tells Michael he only has himself to blame for Benny's death. Anson wants Michael to go to a bank in the Cayman Islands to take care of a money deal. Michael tells Anson he needs to know there will be an end to his taking orders from him.Sam meets Michael and Fi and says they should go to the FBI. Michael agrees, but says they have to handle Anson's Cayman Islands deal first.Jesse and Fi head to the islands to meet with Anson's banker, George Anders. They tells him they're a couple from the Hamptons and they need to move a large sum of money quickly. He agrees to meet them the next day for lunch.Back in Miami, Sam meets with one of his FBI buddies and says he wants a meeting with the Deputy Director of the FBI. He agrees to set it up, but warns Sam that the meeting better not blow back on him. After that meeting, Sam's old friend Beatriz stops by and say she needs help -- someone's trying to kill her. She wrote some investigative articles in a Russian newspaper that made someone want her dead. She says her assistant took a 'phone call for her, took a bullet through her office window and is now on life support. Sam assures her they'll sort it out, but first need to determine who's trying to kill her. As soon as they leave Beatriz's motel room, there's a sniper across the way who gets off several shots. Sam and Beatriz hide behind a car and escape.At the loft, Beatriz is upset and says she's told Sam all she knows. Sam thinks Michael should ask Anson to help identify the assassin. Michael isn't so sure, but seems willing to do it for Sam. Michael brings some of Beatriz's articles to Anson, who tells Michael he isn't interested in helping. Michael assures Anson it's in his own interest to help, because Michael runs the risk of dying or going to jail if he tries to figure things out without Anson's help.At lunch, Jesse and Fi tell George that they want him to make a withdrawal. He doesn't want to do that, but when they hand him a list of his confidential clients list. When they debate whether to call the drug dealers or the terrorists from George's list first, he gives in and says he'll get them the money.Anson worked up a profile and found one guy who meets the profile: a spy named Oscar who Beatriz unintentionally outed in one of her articles. Anson says he's already identified a corporation that the Russian FSB uses as a front and thinks Oscar may be there trying to reconnect with his agency. He won't give up the info until Michael agrees to let him come along so he can learn all Michael's tricks. Michael and Anson sweet talk a receptionist to get Michael into the building where Oscar can be found. Anson gets her to give Michael a temporary pass that gets him inside, and he goes up to find Oscar. When another Russian man, an FSB handler, stops Michael from approaching Oscar, the handler already knows who Michael is and says he'll shoot him if he makes the wrong move. Michael tries to tell the man that Oscar is "out of control," and, sure enough, Oscar takes off. The handler is upset with Michael, who thinks he can help. He it wouldn't look good for the handler if Michael finds Oscar first. The guy says that if Oscar doesn't kill Michael, he'll find someone himself who will do the job.Sam is trying to work with his cop friends to track Oscar's car. He also warns Anson, at the loft, that his beers are off-limits. Michael wants to try to use Beatriz to lure Oscar out again, but she's shaken because her assistant has died from her shooting. Beatriz tells Michael that a friend of hers at the consulate knew she was in Miami, and he realizes that's probably how Oscar figured out how to find her.Jesse and Fi go to meet George and see that he's packing a gun. They foil his attempt to try to kill them, and he says he can't transfer the money. They tell him they'll help him vanish, and part of the process of getting the money they want involves him ripping off his clients. He shows up for another meeting, having transferred the money into Anson's account, with two suitcases full of cash, and they stage his "death" before leaving.Michael gets a call from Ivan, the FSB handler, who tells Michael that his agents will shoot him on sight if he gets in the way of Ivan's hunt for Oscar. Maddy, meanwhile, is still mad at Michael and tells him she doesn't like him keeping secrets from her. He apologizes and says that Anson was using everything he could against him -- even mentioning his father. At that point, he stops explaining.Michael and Anson are in position to try to find Oscar, but they have some time before he's supposed to arrive, so Anson asks Michael why he feels compelled to help people he barely knows. Michael says that sometimes good people are handed bad situations. Then Oscar shows up.Driving a utility truck, Michael crashes what he thinks is Oscar's car, but soon realizes he's been set up. Inside the car is a random man whose hands are handcuffed to the wheel. He says that someone with a gun put him there and told him he had to drive the car downtown. Anson thinks it's a set-up for an ambush, but Michael knows that Ivan's just trying to keep him busy. Michael immediately calls Sam and tells him that Oscar knows where he and Beatriz are, having figured it out by tracing the call Beatriz made from Sam's cell phone.Michael gets upset with Anson for telling him that there's no sense in trying to get back to Sam and Beatriz. Anson tells Michael the answer to the question is deeper. Then he asks why 17-year-old Michael joined the Army. Michael mocks him and says it was to get away from his dad, but Anson gets serious and says that Michael thought if he could save the world then he'd be safe at home. He asks Michael what he thinks Oscar wants, and Michael says Oscar wants his life back. Anson asks who can give it to him, and Michael says his handler can, then they leave to see Ivan.Michael gets to Ivan's office and tells him Oscar is about to kill two people. Rather than having to answer to the various law enforcement agencies that Michael will point to Ivan's office, Ivan agrees to call off Oscar by telling him that Beatriz is a secret agent working for him. He also tells Ivan that Oscar may come back willingly if Ivan can convince him he's worth saving and recognize the good that Oscar's work has done. Despite this speech, Michael thinks that what Ivan needs to do when Oscar comes back is kill him.At Sam's trailer, Sam has carved an escape hatch for Beatriz to flee to the beach, then says he'll go out the front to give her time to get away. As Sam walks out with his hands up, Oscar points his sniper rifle at him. Meanwhile, Ivan is on the phone with Oscar, trying to convince him he's done a heroic job and that Beatriz was a secret agent. In a dramatic moment, Oscar decides not to shoot, puts his gun down and walks away. Sam, obviously, has no idea why this has happened.Beatriz is in the hospital recovering from her relatively minor wounds. Anson tells Michael it was nice to see him be honest with himself for once, and then goes on to explain that he knew Michael's father and had talked to him many times because Michael had been "on the radar" for a while. Frank, Anson says, was more of a talker than Maddy, and the whiskey helped. He also tells Michael that Frank used to tell all kinds of stories about how Michael tried to defend Maddy and his brother Nate, and adds, "it's hard to watch a grown man cry." When Michael asks if Anson is trying to make Michael feel sorry for his father, Anson says he's only sorry that Frank never got the chance to apologize, because he wanted to. But, Anson says, he had to move quickly. He explains that Frank started getting suspicious of Anson and starting poking around where he shouldn't have been, and "a heart attack had to be arranged.""Ironic, isn't it?" Anson says. "All those times you wished he were dead and we did it for you. You're welcome, Michael."Later, Michael is at a restaurant with Fi and is distracted and drained from his time working with Anson. Michael says that Sam is at the FBI and should be solving their Anson problem right now. Sam calls and says the meeting was canceled and that Sam has been filed as a Russian agent. Michael realizes that Ivan's report, which claimed Beatriz was a Russian agent, must have also included Sam as one. The waitress then brings a note from Anson, who says that his time working with Michael provided an opportunity to neutralize Sam. Fi thinks she should disappear so Michael can go after Anson, but he doesn't want her to have to run for the rest of her life. Still, he doesn't know what to do next.
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Previously on Burn Notice: "Evil mastermind" Anson Fullerton has been wreaking havoc on Michael's life, and revealed that he was behind the death of Frank Weston, Michael's father."Acceptable loss:" Michael talks about how having a complex life filled with paranoia led him to being a spy. While paying a visit to Frank's grave for the first time since his 1998 funeral, Michael tells Maddy he isn't totally sure about believing Anson's story that Frank died trying to protect Michael. She says she remembers that Frank asked about Michael a lot just before he died. She thinks "it fits." Michael thinks Anson's just trying to get in his head. Maddy thinks Anson's story holds up. She says she's going to visit Nate in Daytona Beach. Maddy then tells Michael to "make sure Anson doesn't ruin any more lives," and adds that he should do whatever he has to do.Back at the loft, Fiona tells Michael that Barry traced some of Anson's money into a Chinese brokerage account and to a D.C. law firm. She says she's already packed.They arrive in D.C. and hatch a plan to get into the law office. They spot a woman who matches Fiona's general size and stature, and while Fiona goes and gets dressed like that woman, Michael gets her office ID card by pretending to ask her for directions and lifting the ID while she's distracted. Inside, they scour files for Anson. They don't find anything on Anson, but do find something on Vaughn -- the man who burned Michael. The file was updated two days ago. If they can figure out what Anson wants with a man who's in prison for life, they can get one step ahead of Anson.Michael wants to put together a plan to talk to Vaughn, but wants to see if Jesse's firm can turn the random numbers in the documents into real names. Vaughn's at Guantanamo, but Fi thinks Pearce can get him back when they're ready for him.Jesse agrees to get the research work done and meets an old friend, Ian (Gregg Henry), at a bar -- thinking he was going to a retirement party. Ian says he's getting out of government work, but notes that he's been helping a diplomat smuggle diamonds. It's technically not unlawful because it's under diplomatic cover. He thinks the man, Yash, is working in blood diamonds and he wants to bring him down. He's having a sale soon, and that could be the chance to make a move and gather the evidence needed, even if Ian risks going to prison himself.Sam, Jesse and Ian do some audio surveillance on "dirty diplomat" Yash's lunchtime conversation. He tells his diamond purchaser to get the money, and he says he'll have it the next morning. They can't put together a plan to jump on the sale that quickly, so they need to delay it. Jesse decides that Fiona can help make the buyer's money disappear for a few days.Michael pays Agent Pearce a surprise visit to follow up on his request to get Vaughn transported for a meeting. She agrees to do it as long as Michael promises it won't blow up in her face. She decides to make him help fill out the giant stack of paperwork needed to fulfill his request.Fi works up a daytime robbery of the diamond buyer while he's carrying his bag of cash, but it's foiled when a cop is writing the guy a ticket because he parked his red Ferrari in a red zone. Fi has another plan that makes Sam nervous. She tells Sam where to be, and guides the Ferrari into a quiet parking lot. Sam's waiting there and when the guy gets out, Sam hops into the Ferrari. Fi also drives off, and they leave the guy stranded.Jesse and Ian meet with Michael to help with the plan. Michael doesn't think there's a chance, saying it's "impossible" to break into a diplomat's place and steal anything. They'd have a chance if they were already in the house, so the new plan is for Jesse to pose as the new buyer, with Ian introducing him. Ian would have to sell the whole deal, and says he's up for it.Michael heads to Tampa to meet with Vaughn at a federal detention facility. Michael offers Vaughn (Robert Wisdom) a deal: to make his life a little better if he can help him figure out what Anson is planning. Michael tells Vaughn about the lawyer Anson's been wiring money to, and Vaughn says it's "starting to make sense." He asks for a bottle of Scotch and the rest of the file and he'll check it out.Ian brings Jesse to Yash's house and offers up Jesse as a new buyer because he knows the other deal fell through. Yash pulls Ian aside and says he's making "a terrible mistake," but Ian says he knows about the side business and says he just wants "a taste" of the big life. Yash agrees to meet Ian's buyer, but tells Ian to go home immediately. Yash wants to see Jesse's diamond-cutting facility, saying he won't sell to anyone who involves a third party. Jesse tries to get out of it, but when Yash tells him he needs to verify that Jesse does his own work or he'll be killed, Jesse makes a phone call to set it up.Jesse calls Sam and casually explains -- while careful not to tip off Yash -- that he needs to show a diamond-cutting shop immediately. Sam tells him about a place where a old girlfriend used to take him window shopping, and advises Jesse to take the scenic route to buy a little more time. Sam and Fi race to the jewelry story and offer the owner $20,000 to use the shop for 30 minutes. She refuses, but Fiona pulls a gun and takes the owner and an employee to the back room. When Jesse arrives with Yash, Yash demands to see the cutting equipment and Jesse leads him to the back room, unsure of whether the hostages will be cooperating. When the door opens, he finds Fi, the owner and the employee looking nice and calm, and Yash is satisfied, and says he's "ready to do business."At a bar, Sam and Jesse show Ian the plan to subdue Yash when the sale is about to go down with a needle full of "sleepy-time juice" that's hidden in a ball-point pen.Vaughn wants full immunity in exchange for his help. He wants Michael to show him what he can do to help him before he commits to helping Michael.Jesse and Ian go to Yash's house to make the deal. Meanwhile, Fi and Sam go around to the back to try to set up the explosives that will make Jesse and Ian's doorway out of the back of the place. They run into trouble, though, when they discover that the back wall is reinforced with steel. Fiona has another plan that involves the C4.Inside, Ian and Jesse are frisked and a guard finds Jesse's pen (which we know is hiding the needle). Yash nods to the guard to let Jesse keep it and asks for no interruptions while they're going business.Outside, Sam makes a scene at the front of the house, saying he needs to talk to "Mr. Ray" (Jesse) right away. Unable to get in contact with Jesse, Fiona puts the C4 on the Porsche and it goes up in an explosive burst of flames. Spooked, Yash rushes Jesse and Ian out of the house and Jesse is stunned when he sees his Porsche in pieces and on fire. Sam plays it up as if Yash was behind it, and Yash tells everyone to leave while he locks the place down. On the way out, Jesse tells Sam the Porsche was a lease, and Sam says they still have the money from the diamond deal, so he can buy himself a new one. Then he offers Jesse a ride home.Back at the loft, Michael tells Ian they had no choice but to call off the operation. Ian doesn't think it has to be over, but Yash has shipped all of his diamonds back to India because of the explosion. Ian says they can get Yash for murder, which is an extreme situation that would waive his diplomatic immunity. Ian says Yash can murder him. When Jesse scoffs, Ian reveals he has pancreatic cancer and just wants to do "one good thing" before he dies. Ian insists he wants to be the one to do something about the empire that Yash has built on the blood of people in other countries who don't matter. Jesse says that if Ian wants to do this, he's in. Michael tells Ian that if he starts down that path, he has to be sure. Ian says he's "never been more sure of anything in my life."Jesse sets up another meeting with Yash. Jesse tells Yash that Ian planted a bug on him, and that Ian planted the bomb in his car. He convinces Yash that Ian had planned to kill Jesse and then Yash, and run off with the diamonds and the money. Yash calls Ian and tells him to come to the house.Michael is setting up a handgun with Simunitions bullets that Ian will use to shoot at Jesse, but only to burst some blood packs Jesse will have on him. Michael warns Ian that the fake bullets won't help if he gets cold feet. Ian tells Michael he's "tired of living in a gray world.""You wouldn't believe how easy it is to make up good reasons for doing bad things," Ian adds. "Sooner or later, you have to see yourself for who you really are."He tells Michael he wouldn't understand because he's been "fighting the good fight" his whole life. Michael says he understands completely.Ian shows up at Yash's house, and he and Jesse play out a whole argument where the accusations of Ian's betrayal are laid out. Ian pulls out his gun with the fake bullets in it and fires at Jesse, who falls to the ground. As Yash turns to grab his gun, Ian slips Jesse the fake gun and runs out of Yash's office toward the front of the house, with Yash following him. Michael and Sam are watching from nearby when Ian makes it outside to the entrance and Yash tells Ian to freeze. In order to force Yash into an emotional move, Ian turns and pretends he's pulling another gun from his jacket, and Yash shoots him several times.With his final breaths, Ian tells Yash, "I got you."The cops, who Michael called to a nearby house earlier, show up and put cuffs on Yash, who claims it was self defense and says Ian has a gun. One cop arrests Yash while the other discovers that Ian is dead and has no gun.Yash claims Ian shot a man in his office, and shouts to the cops to go inside and see. Jesse comes out from the back of the house and tells Sam and Michael that he has to give Ian, because "not a lot of people get to go out on their own terms."Michael gives a long, hard look at Ian's dead body while Jesse tells him they have to go.Michael heads back to Tampa and Agent Pearce meets him there, saying she almost turned around three times on her way there. She hands Michael an envelope and says the file could set off some serious mess. She wants to know what it's about. He says he's had his doubts about all of the people involved in burning him having been rounded up, but says he doesn't want to share any information with Pearce because the last person he talked to about it was Max and he was killed over it. Pearce asks Michael, "What if I want to help?" He tells her that he'll let her know if or when it comes to that. She wishes him lunch and leaves.Michael brings Vaughn the file, saying he used every trick he could but no immunity. He says he got him a consolation prize -- a transfer out of Guantanamo. Vaughn says that's not enough. Michael says he figured Vaughn would say that, but he did it anyway -- and also had some of Vaughn's friends moved to the same prison, including a Belgian assassin who Vaughn ratted out, and Simon, who Vaughn tried to have killed. Michael says they'll have "25 years to patch things up" in the same prison. Vaughn begs Michael not to do that, and Michael says he won't have to if Vaughn gives him something on Anson.Vaughn explains that the numbers are linked to real things -- businesses, supply depots, weapons manufacturers. Vaughn tells Michael that Anson isn't retiring, "he's rebuilding -- that organization that burned you, he's bringing that back online." Vaughn tells Michael he can try to stop it, but if he knows Anson, it may already be too late.Michael walks away and Vaughn shouts to Michael not to let those transfers happen. Without turning around, Michael says, "I don't know, Vaughn, it just might be too late."
15 Dec 2011Description ▼
As the team reaches a breaking point with Anson and his sinister plans, Pearce puts Michael in charge of his biggest CIA mission yet.
14 Jun 2012Description ▼
It's Season 8 and Michael Westen is still "stuck" in Miami. Fiona is locked up after having been set up by Anson Fullerton, the same man who set up the organization that burned Michael.
Fi walks calmly as she's escorted through the FBI building under heavy security. She pauses for a moment when a little girl catches her eye. She gets her mugshot taken and is handcuffed in an interview room. Meanwhile, Michael reads a letter Fi left for him. She tells him she's learned when you love a spy you have to be willing to sacrifice. Sam shows up and Michael angrily asks Sam how it's possibly Fi knocked him out, and Sam admits he probably could have fought her off but Fiona was right and Michael was selling out his friends and nearly turned on his government. Sam tells Michael he's going to have to fight some more because he's got a tip that the CIA is working on something.
"This may not be over yet," he says.
Michael's racing through Miami and Sam says Jesse might have a lead on Anson. Michael changes direction and tries to cut Anson off before he gets to Cutler Bay, his anticipated destination.
Michael steals a big rig and jackknifes it on purpose to snarl the traffic on the highway that Anson is expected to take. He blows it up, too, just for good measure. Sam and Michael drive away together in the Charger that Sam had been driving behind Michael.
Fiona is met by Jason Bly, "not Fiona's favorite person," a guy who had a run-in with Fi and Michael years ago. Fi says she doesn't need a lawyer, and explains that she planted one of the bombs specifically targeting Larry Sizemore in the building where the security guards were killed and she claims that Anson Fullerton planted all the bombs in the building. Fi tells Bly they need to find Anson, but Bly sarcastically reminds her that she's not in charge of the situation and goes on about his business with her booking.
Michael and Sam are looking for Anson's Jaguar and they argue about whether Fi turning herself in was a good idea -- and Michael insists he'll never be convinced it was. They spot Anson's car in the traffic, but he's gone. They look toward a nearby chemical plant and Michael's phone rings. It's Anson, who says he knows Michael set up the accident on the highway. He warns Michael that he needs to worry about Darrell Jordan, a former patient of Anson's and an Army Ranger. He's a guy with aggression issues and Anson has sent him to Maddy's house.
Michael calls Maddy and she's not answering. Sam says it'd be better to send Jesse to Maddy's house because he can get there quicker. Maddy is at home watching the news about Fiona's arrest. She tries her cell phone and has no service. Her land line isn't working, either. She looks outside and sees the Darrell coming toward the house, so she retreats and hides. Jordan comes into the house with a massive assault rifle in hand.
Michael tries to talk Pearce into helping with Anson. She resists.
Back in Fiona's interview, Bly says her story is missing "a main character." He suggests that she was trying to protect Michael by going after Larry in the first place. He offers her a deal if she tells the truth about Michael. She refuses to say anything more, and claims she's no longer with Michael.
Michael and Sam find a dead security guard at the entrance of the chemical plant as they look for Anson, and suddenly hear his voice over the security guards' intercom. He's describing the "man down" and says there are two armed suspects. Other guards show up, thinking, of course, that Michael and Sam are responsible for the killing.
Guards are shooting at the security office where Michael and Sam are hiding out (with the dead guard), and Michael decides to fake having been shot as a way to come out. He also tells Sam to play dead. Michael smears blood on his shoulder and comes out, saying he's been hit. Sam is inside playing dead. When the two guards come up, one goes to cuff Michael while the other looks inside and sees Sam "dead." Michael then turns the tables on the arresting guard and holds him hostage just long enough for Sam to sneak up on the second one. "Believe it or not," Sam tells the guards-turned-hostages, "we're the good guys."
Jesse gets to Maddy's house and is relieved to see a police car out in front until he walks up and sees the cop has been shot in the throat and is dead. Jesse pulls his gun and heads inside. Jordan sneaks up on Jesse from behind and makes Jesse drop his gun. He wants to know where Michael is and he gives Jesse five seconds to fess up. He counts down to 1 before Maddy shoots the guy with a shotgun from the attic.
"You let him get all the way down to 1? Seriously?" Jesse asks, relieved he wasn't killed.
Maddy asks Jesse about Fiona, "Is it as bad as the news is saying?"
"It's worse," he says.
Bly comes back into Fiona's interview room and tells her that her story now has an ending. He shows her pictures of the big rig that crashed and exploded on the highway, and tells her that Michael was in the cab and "didn't make it." She doesn't believe him, so he hands her a coroner's report detailing Michael's autopsy. She looks closely at details, such as scars and other defining features and says nothing, stunned. Bly offers to give her a moment and says he'll come back to get her true story.
Michael and Sam talk one of the guards into helping them evacuate the chemical plant by sounding a toxic-spill alarm. The other guard remains tied up. Michael puts on the guard's uniform and tries to watch all the evacuees for Anson. Pearce shows up and wants to know what's going on. Anson calls Michael again and warns him that coming after him is going to cause him more pain, but Michael tells Anson he's going to hunt him and kill him. Anson warns Michael he isn't going to like how this ends. Off the phone, Michael tells Sam and Pearce that he heard a turbine in the background, meaning Anson is still in the building.
Looking at the security cameras, Michael thinks he knows which room Anson is hiding in. He heads for it, but Sam tries to slow him down, telling him he can't just go right up to Anson. Michael is upset, telling Sam he can't just let Anson off the hook. Sam stands in front of Michael and Michael pulls his gun on Sam. Pearce, behind Michael, pulls her gun on him. She tells Michael that she's not letting him anywhere near Anson if he's pulling his gun on his own team member. Sam promises Michael he won't let Anson get away. Michael hands his gun to Sam and takes Pearce's instructions to man the surveillance cameras and radio in anything he sees. Pearce and Sam walk away.
Sam, Pearce and a couple of other agents get to the door and use a sensor to determine there's someone inside. They bang on the door and there's no response. They proceed to cut down the door and prepare to use a flash-bang grenade.
Michael, watching the cameras, tells us stress can make you hyper-away or paranoid and make you see what you want to see. Michael sees a fence that appears to be moving a bit. He radios to Sam and tells him he's going to check something out. Sure enough, Michael gets outside and finds Anson trying to cut his way through the fence. Michael starts beating the hell out of Anson, until Anson grabs a pole and knocks Michael away. Michael then picks up the gun he'd just kicked out of Anson's hand, but Anson shows a detonator. He says that if he lets go of it, the whole plant will explode, killing everyone including Sam and Pearce. Anson tells Michael to back up, then opens the fence and runs out to meet his ride a boat that's pulled up alongside the plant property.
Michael radios to Sam to get out of the building because it's wired to explode. They kick down the door to find a plant worker cuffed to a pipe. Sam sends Pearce and the rest of the team away and tries to break the pipe to free the hostage. Michael watches as Pearce and a couple of other agents run from the building just as it explodes. Michael radios Sam and there's no response. He tries again. Still nothing. A third time, silence. Suddenly, Sam and the worker emerge from the smokes and waviness of the heat from the explosions and Michael gives chase to Anson's boat. He blasts every bullet the gun has, but it's too late and Anson is headed out to sea.
Michael calls Maddy and she's crying because she's never shot anyone before. Michael apologizes. He tells Maddy that Fiona is "gone."
Pearce tells Michael that Anson is now at the top of the CIA's most wanted list. Michael asks her to get Fiona freed, but Pearce says there isn't enough evidence to do that. Michael asks if it would be enough if he caught Anson himself. Pearce says, "It's a start."
In her interview room, Fiona is asked to sign off on "the basics of Michael's involvement." Before she signs the document, she asks to see the pictures of the big-rig crash again. She examines the pictures and realizes that Bly's story about the truck just exploding because of a punctured gas tank doesn't hold up. She says, "This looks more like a roadblock," and calls Bly a liar.
He asks her how she could possibly know that from looking at a photo.
"I know explosions," she says. "I know Michael. And I know that we're done here."
Bly gets up and says he hopes this "business" relationship Fi has with Michael is worth it, "because from the way it looks, you're going to die for him."
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Fiona takes her place at a maximum-security federal prison. Her lawyer has told her that her confession makes things "a challenge." She's in solitary confinement, where they keep the "most violent offenders." Michael reads all this in a letter she wrote him, and he's upset because it's clear Fi is close to giving up. Michael wants to see her, but Sam says it's impossible.
Michael pays a visit to Tom Card (John C. McGinley), the man who trained him, to see if there's anything he can do to have the chance to visit Fiona. Tom suggests that Michael "walk away." Michael asks Tom for a job so he can "earn some points" to make the visit happen. Tom relents and gives Michael a job in Miami, but stresses that it cannot be screwed up.
Tom and Michael share a meal and Tom tells him about a Mexican cartel he's been tracking. It's now trying to establish a foothold in Miami. Tom tells Michael about the two key guys in the cartel, and tells him two tons of cocaine are headed to Miami and they need to interdict the shipment.
Nate and Maddy show up at Michael's place, with Maddy suggesting Michael talk to Nate about "things." Michael doesn't want to talk now, so they leave.
Fi is getting a feel for things in prison and a woman knocks her lunch out of Fi's hands. Another inmate, a huge black woman, comes over and offers Fi an apple. Fi takes it without saying anything. Fi meets another inmate who tells her the apple giver's name is D.B., and she thinks of herself as "queen" of the cell block. She tells Fiona that everyone is watching to see whether she'll eat the "gift" of the apple, and Fi knocks it off the table.
Tom, Michael and Jesse are preparing for their mission when Sam drags a body bag (with a corpse inside) into the house. Tom explains that their cover when approaching the cartel leaders is that they're DEA agents who were skimming agency funds and their boss found out, so they shot him. The body is proof of their story, which Tom says Montero won't believe without the corpse. They want to scare Montero into moving his shipment by telling him it's being tracked.
Michael and Jesse head to confront Montero, but Michael stops when he sees a drug lawyer he met on another job who can identify him. Jesse tells Michael he wants to do it himself, but the whole sell is that it's a two-man job. Michael resists, but Jesse insists.
Michael goes back to the van where Tom and Sam are waiting, and Tom is upset with Michael for leaving Jesse alone. Michael tells Tom he needs to see it through, and Tom allows it.
Jesse makes the approach and tells Montero's lawyer that he knows about a safe house related to an investigation into Montero's dealings. Montero initially threatens to kill Jesse, but when Jesse mentions the two-ton cocaine shipment and claims it's going to be seized, Montero pays attention again and decides to visit this safe house.
At the safe house, Montero sees a bunch of documents and files related to his cartel and his shipment. Jesse then tells the story of having shot and killed his supervisor and Montero seems to be buying it. Jesse suggests Montero move the shipment and tells him about a safe place that isn't monitored by the DEA. First they need to take a ride.
Fi is trying to stay active and mobile, trying to avoid an attack from D.B. and her crew.
Montero takes Jesse to a middle-class-looking house and asks the guy inside why he wasn't told about the DEA's plans to take over the shipment. Montero tells the guy that he's being paid for that kind of information. We all soon realize this guy is a corrupt DEA agent. Jesse is stuck inside and the DEA agent is saying he doesn't recognize Jesse. Sam, Michael and Tom are hearing all this through the transmitted in Jesse's pen. Jesse spots the guy's name on a piece of mail and refers to him by name as "Agent Kemp." Jesse tells Montero that Kemp didn't tell him about the shipment because he's the one who spilled it to the DEA. Montero decides that one of them is telling the truth and the other is "eating a bullet."
Kemp tries to reassure Montero that he's telling the truth by listing off the many tips and undercover agents he gave up to him, which enrages Tom because he lost a lot of good informants and he now realizes it's because of this guy. Montero tells Jesse he's starting to like Kemp's story and points his gun at Jesse. Jesse makes one last attempt, and Sam recognizes it. Jesse makes a whole speech justifying why Kemp would turn on Montero now, and then Jesse mentions a DEA extraction team that is about to come in and save Kemp. When Kemp denies there's any extraction team, Jesse tells Montero to try Kemp's radio to see if he hears any DEA chatter. They get the radio and, using a DEA frequency, Tom pretends he's giving orders to other agents to extract Agent Kemp. Montero looks out the window and sees Sam, Tom and Michael running toward the house. Montero tells Kemp to come up toward the window, assuring him he wouldn't shoot a cop. Kemp does, and then Montero shoots him in the back and tosses the body out the window. He and his crew drive away while Sam, Tom and Michael tend to Kemp, who's dead.
Fi's prison friend tells her she's a target and she makes a couple of clubs with rolled-up magazine soaked in salt water, and a "prison lighter" with a short-circuited AA battery. Fi passes the lighter to her friend, who starts a fire in a bed as a diversion while the inmates walk by cells on the way to the yard. Fi goes at D.B. and her friends and beats the hell out of them with her clubs, which she'd tucked into her waistline.
Montero goes to his boss' place and tells the man, Salazar, about the situation with the DEA. Montero introduces Jesse as their new DEA insider, but Salazar isn't buying the story so easily. He wants to witness a DEA raid at Black Rock Cove -- the original destination for the shipment -- before he'll believe Jesse is legit. Sam, Tom and Michael hear this and scramble to stage a DEA raid for Salazar and Montero to see.
The plans works, of course, as Jesse points out to Montero all the elements of the DEA raid waiting to happen: Michael waiting in a van made to look heavily loaded, Sam on a rooftop next to a couple of sniper rifles, and Tom posing as a lookout. Montero gives the green light to move the shipment, but then says his boss wants him to "keep the DEA busy" for a while by shooting at them. With Michael now in the line of fire, Jesse takes the lead and shoots at the back of Michael's van, giving him a chance to escape before Montero and his men join in the shooting. Montero keeps shooting up the van until it explodes.
Jesse and Montero ride away together and Montero gets a call from Salazar who says their two-ton shipment is being seized by the DEA. Montero gets angry and pulls his gun on Jesse, saying he was set up. Jesse tells Montero he should come work for the DEA because Salazar won't let him live anyway. Montero is angry but accepts, telling Jesse he's a hell of a salesman.
Tom is happy with the bust, a dirty DEA agent and a cooperating witness, and he doesn't think Michael's request to see Fi will be a problem.
Nate shows up again and admits to Michael that he's around because Ruth left him and took their baby with her. He's staying with Maddy for a while. Nate says he tried to be a good dad and husband, but Ruth just left. Michael asks Nate to stay.
Fi and her new friend are washing dishes together and everything seems to be great until her friend bashes Fi in the back of the head with a frying pan and tries to drown her in the sink. Fi turns the tables on the woman and demands to know who puts her up to killing her. The woman says there was a cell phone under her pillow and someone said they'd kill her sister if she didn't kill Fiona.
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Fiona is getting attention in prison, and that's not a good thing. She meets with the warden, who wants to put Fiona in the segregated wing for her own protection after the fight she had with D.B. Fiona doesn't accept the offer. The warden then hands her a visitor request from Michael, and Fi does sign that. The visit is in a few days and the warden just hopes Fi will last that long. Later, Fi meets Ayn, an inmate in her cellblock who can "get things," and asks her for help figuring out who's trying to kill her. Ayn says info like that doesn't come cheap. Fiona is willing to meet Ayn's "favor for a favor" request.
Michael is waiting to meet with Pearce, who arrives and is pretty shaken. She has a message from Anson, claiming he can help her find out who killed her fiancé. She hands Michael the file on "the man who killed my fiancé."
The killer is a CIA asset and Pearce isn't even supposed to know that file exists. Michael tells her Anson is clearly setting her up because he knows she'll overstep her bounds and go after a protected CIA asset. She says "some things are more important than a career." Michael tries to convince her that there's another option, noting that the CIA is only protecting Ahmed, the killer, until they get the intelligence they need from him -- the secrets he stole from Jay. Michael says that if they can take the intel, Ahmed is no longer worth protecting.
Sam doesn't think they can pull it off, but then sees that Ahmed is taking a cruise, which will provide an opportunity to isolate Ahmed. But they need a team. Michael says he can get it, and when Sam jokes that Michael wants to enlist Maddy and Nate it becomes clear that's actually the plan and Michael isn't joking.
Fiona meets with Ayn again, who requests that Fi get a door locked tight for two minutes. Fi says it's almost impossible, but gives Ayn a list of supplies she'll need.
Maddy and Nate will be following Sharif, Ahmed's son, in Bermuda while Michael tracks down Ahmed. Maddy doesn't like it, but Pearce confesses it's about the fact that Ahmed killed her fiancé, and Maddy's on board.
Michael, Pearce and Jesse follow Ahmed onto the cruise ship while Sam, Maddy and Nate stay on land behind Sharif. On the ship, Michael prepares to portray an infectious disease specialist who will be "treating" Ahmed once Ahmed is convinced he's fallen ill. They'll need to poison his drink, so Pearce and Jesse set out to do the job.
Jesse posts himself next to Ahmed at a craps table while his bodyguard watches closely. Jesse tries to switch drinks with Ahmed but is caught and offers to buy a replacement drink. The bodyguard goes to get it. Pearce sits at the bar while Jesse attempts to get the bodyguard's attention. Jesse takes the dice from Ahmed, prompting just enough of a distraction for the bodyguard to look away from the bar while Pearce poisoned Ahmed's drink. The bodyguard takes the drink to Ahmed, who downs it and should go down quickly. Soon enough, he's on the floor.
Jesse steps up to take the same medicine they gave to Ahmed so that he can be the example of how Ahmed's sickness is viral. Michael and Pearce bring Jesse in and Michael poses as a CDC doctor who is an expert on infectious diseases. He convinces the cruise ship's doctor to let him handle the sick patients and quarantine the area. Michael goes in to examine Ahmed and tells him he's contracted meningitis. Ahmed notices Jesse and remembers him from the casino. When he tells Michael that Jesse drank from his glass, Michael tells Ahmed that's probably how he infected Jesse. Michael asks the bodyguard to leave, then tells Ahmed he needs to send health officials to see Ahmed's son at home quickly. Ahmed resists at first, but when Pearce says it's important they make sure Sharif is safe, he relents.
Back in prison, Fiona gets her supplies from Ayn and she asks if there's a hit going on when the door Ayn wants locked gets locked. If there is, Fiona's out. Ayn says she can't promise everyone will come out smiling, but no one will be killed. Fiona makes an incendiary device out of the aluminum, plaster and other supplies Ayn provided. It can melt steel.
Nate, Sam and Maddy show up at Ahmed's house claiming to be from the WHO. Maddy is left with Sharif, and needs to convince him to wear a big wristband that contains a GPS. Sam and Nate go search the house and Sharif sends a guard with them. Maddy checks Sharif and asks him to wear a "heart monitor" because she's worried about his heart rate. He agrees after being convinced he could die. Meanwhile, Nate and Sam make it into Ahmed's office and claim there's a dangerous presence of the virus inside. Nate attempts to bug the office phone, but is caught before he's done. He says he was taking the phone apart because it was full of bacteria. He scares Sharif again by asking him if he's used the phone. When Sharif says yes, Nate tells him to pray.
Pearce tells Jesse she's worried she can't face Ahmed once more without killing him or breaking down, but he talks her through it. Michael talks to Ahmed and asks him whether there's anyone who would intentionally want to hurt him because the strain of the disease he has appears to be man made. Michael goes on to tell Ahmed that he isn't going to survive. Ahmed gets upset and shouts at Michael to leave. After Michael is gone, Ahmed turns to Pearce and asks if there's anything that can be done. She tells him no, and hands him a phone, telling him that if there's anything he needs to handle or anyone he needs to talk to, he should do it now.
Ahmed calls Sharif and asks him if he remembers what to do. Ahmed tells him to "do it now." Sharif asks where the files are, and Ahmed tells him.
In prison, Fiona casually follows two guards toward the door that Ayn wanted locked. When they close it, she covertly sticks her incendiary device to the door and lights it. The delayed fuse gives her time to casually walk back to where she'd been sitting. When the sparkler goes up, all hell breaks loose and the guards can't get in because the door is melted shut. Ayn signals to some other inmates, who go rob a cell of its cigarettes and other treats. Fi asks, "All this for a robbery?" Ayn explains it isn't a simple robbery. The inmate in that cell was trying to set up shop and Ayn had to send a message that it wasn't going to happen.
Nate and Sam follow Sharif out of his house, using the GPS tracker. They get to boathouse. Sam and Nate follow Sharif and his guard into the boathouse but are surprised when three other men show up. Sharif hands the men, who appear to be Russians, the file he just uncovered in the boathouse. They agree to pay him a big sum, but first they have to verify the data. Nate asks Sam what their next move is, and Sam admits, "We don't have one."
Sam calls Michael with the update, and Michael isn't sure what to do next. Pearce goes all in, busts into Ahmed's room and tells him the strain of the disease he has is "the St. Petersburg strain," and she nods to Michael to take over the explanation. A bit surprised, Michael plays it off and says it comes from Russia. This clicks with Ahmed, tricking him into believing the Russians made him sick on purpose, and he asks Michael and Pearce to leave the room. Ahmed immediately calls Sharif, who answers. Ahmed tells Sharif it was the Russians who made him sick. Sharif gets off the phone and starts shooting. After a big shootout, Sam asks Nate to cover him while he gets close. With one shot from Nate whizzing by Sharif, Sam thumps Sharif in the back of the head and secures the file. He calls Michael with the news.
Pearce comes into Ahmed's room and finds him anxiously waiting for a call back from his son. She tells him she understands the terrible feeling of not getting a call back when you expect one. She tells him about her fiancé and Ahmed realizes who she is. She tells him there's no virus, and they have the file.
"I'm not killing you, Ahmed," she tells him. "But, believe me, your life is over."
In prison, Ayn plays coy with Fiona, but when Fiona chokes her up against the bars of her cell, Ayn opens up. She says whoever is trying to kill Fiona is working with a dirty guard. Ayn tells Fiona it will work better for both of them if Fi just writes down what she wants her "boyfriend" to know and she'll make sure he gets the message.
Michael gets his visit with Fi. Through a big glass pane, he tears up at the sight of her in her orange jumpsuit. He tearfully promises her he's going to get her out. They cry while recalling how they first met at a pub in Belfast. He asked her to dance and she pulled a gun on him. And he said, "I assume that means yes."
After the visit, Michael gets his things and leaves but an inmate mopping the floor tells him he dropped a piece of paper. He says he didn't, but she insists he did. It's a note from Fi that tells Michael someone is trying to kill her and is working with a dirty guard. On the back of the form is the name and address of the guard.
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Madeline visits Michael to hear about his visit with Fiona. "She's tired, she's scared. She's not eating enough, and someone's trying to kill her," he says.He assumes Anson's behind it and they're on the way now to visit the dirty prison guard who's involved.
At the man's house down in the Everglades, they're employing the "hammer and anvil," surround the house and everyone enter from different points at once. Jesse, Sam and Michael go in the house, but the guard is already dead inside.
In the other room, Sam gets a gun to his head. It's Rebecca, Anson's puppet. She shoots out their car then makes Sam drive off with her.
In the car, Rebecca zip ties Sam to the steering wheel. Michael's voice over explains that when you're kidnapped you want to approach it like a blind date: "You want to be an active listener, you want to stay positive, and you want to make a connection."
Sam makes friendly small talk. She digs his phone out of his pants.She calls Michael and warns him to stay away. She's keeping Sam until she's clear.
Michael patches up his car's bullet wounds with duct tape and they hit the road. He's not trusting her.
In prison, Fiona finishes working out in her cell. The guard comes to get her for chow time. She sees two women coming for her and fights off a knife attack, getting a deep cut along her arm. They knock her down and are about to attack when the guards come. The women kick their switchblades away and don't get caught.
In the mess hall, Ayn explains the women are contract killers and whoever's trying to kill Fiona isn't keeping things quiet any more. Ayn won't help, she doesn't want to deal with them.
Rebecca calls a helicopter tour company and books a ride. Then she pulls over, planning to kill someone for their car. Sam suggests a better plan.
He flags down a man in a truck. The man goes to the back of his truck to lend Sam a jack and Sam quickly gives him a message to give Michael when he shows up. Rebecca gets out of her car and knocks the man out, but he lives.
Michael goes 90 mph to catch up. They see Rebecca's parked car and pop the trunk. The man tells Michael "helicopter tour." He tells them a back road to take to get there.
Sam asks Rebecca why she's working for Anson. She gets annoyed and tells Sam to go faster. A cop quickly pulls them over. Rebecca tells Sam to deal with it or she'll kill the cop.
He asks why he's driving a truck registered to someone else. Sam spins a sob story about it belonging to his boss and Rebecca is his boss' abused wife. Rebecca plays along, crying what will happen to her if her husband finds her. The cop lets them go.
In prison, Fiona notices the guards are steering clear of her attackers. Ayn explains the guards let them do anything they want; the only way they're getting busted is if every cell gets shaken down. But she doesn't want to facilitate that because she'd lose all her stuff. Fiona asks her her price.
She needs a package picked up from her ex-husband in Miami and delivered with the mail tomorrow by 9 a.m. It's a deal.
Fiona calls Madeline and gives her the details.
Michael and Jesse reach the helicopter tour place and find it's essentially a wide open field with no place to hide. Jesse hides the car and Michael goes over to the pilot and says he's investigating a complaint and needs some paperwork. The man races home to get it, leaving only the woman at the counter.
Rebecca uncuffs Sam and holds a gun on him under her shirt. They check in and then walk with the employee across the field to the helicopter. Michael is wearing a helmet inside and Jesse crouches behind the tanker.
Rebecca asks for a photo with the pilot and the employee radios him, but Michael doesn't respond. Rebecca gets suspicious and starts firing. Jesse takes cover and Michael gets out of the copter. Rebecca shoots at the gas tanker and it explodes, knocking Jesse and Michael to the ground. She drags Sam back into the truck and gets away.
Back on the road Sam yells about Anson enough that Rebecca says she only works for him because if she doesn't, her brother dies.
Michael and Jesse catch up to them and she turns off into a back road. Jesse reminds Michael his car is held together with duct tape, but he doesn't want to let her get away. He speeds up until the car sputters to a halt.
Back in prison, Fiona tries to convince Ayn to make the shakedown happen before her package arrives at 9 a.m. But Ayn doesn't feel like negotiating.
Outside a rough looking apartment complex, Maddy tries Michael and gets his voice mail. She goes in to the apartment. The guy lets her in and the locks the door then slams Maddy against the wall. He tells her he's not giving it to her and she leaves.
Rebecca pulls up to a trailer by water, planning to steal airboats. Sam points out all the chemicals around and suggests it means the men are cooking meth and probably aren't going to like having their boat stolen.Sam argues against killing anyone.
Rebecca has another idea. It starts with Sam walking over to the boat with explosives in his backpack and his hands tied.Five men see him and draw guns. He suggests one look in his backpack. He tells them the woman in the truck has the detonator.
He tells them all she wants is the airboat and for them to leave. They don't go along with it so Rebecca starts shooting.They get the message and pile in their truck and clear out. As they're driving off, Sam sees a cell phone laying nearby and slips it in his pocket.
Rebecca comes over and zipties him to a post while she checks out the boat. He calls Michael and gives him directions. Then he calls his girlfriend Elsa and leaves a message telling her he loves her.Rebecca catches him and aims her gun at his head.
Michael and Jesse pull up to the area. They see Sam lying on the ground. He's OK, she just clocked him over the head. His forehead is split open. "Thank god she didn't hit my chin," he says.
Jesse gets on the remaining airboat and follows her. He pulls up along side her boat and sees that it's empty.Jesse calls Michael with the news.
Sam walks over to the car and that's when Michael notices the explosives are under the car. Michael puts down his gun and shouts to Rebecca that she wins.
She walks out from behind a tent holding the detonator and a gun. Sam tells her she doesn't have to go through with it. He can see that she hates Anson almost as much as they do. Michael and Sam both tell her that the only way to get out from under him and save her brother is to help them. Michael knows what it's like to sell your soul a piece at a time to protect someone you love.She listens to them and releases the detonator.
Back in Miami, Michael storms up to Ayn's ex-husband's apartment. Maddy's face is badly bruised. Michael takes his anger out on the man, punching him in the face and holding him against the fridge while Maddy collects the package, a small box.He breaks the man's arm before he leaves. "That was for my mom," he says.
At 9:35 a.m. in the prison, Fiona can see her two attackers coming at her again with knives. She bracing herself for a beat down or worse when alarms go off and dozens of guards come in and toss the cells. They find multiple knives in the attacker's cells. They charge the guards with knives and are hauled away.
In the mess hall, Fiona asks Ayn what "the package" was. She shows her a gold locket that belonged to her mother. She died while Ayn was in prison. She knew her ex wouldn't give it to her because he blames her for his brother dying.Fiona asks why."Because I shot him," Ayn says.
Fiona noticed the package didn't get there by her deadline. Ayn decided to feel what trust feels like.
Back at Michael's place, Rebecca shows Michael and Sam a photo of her brother taken six months ago. She doesn't know where it was taken or by whom. She's been trying to look, but she knows Anson will kill her if he finds her looking.Michael promises her they'll find him.
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Previously on 'Burn Notice': Fiona was framed and put in jail. Pearce told Michael that getting Anson it'd be "a start" toward freeing Fiona from prison. Sam was kidnapped by Rebecca, a former CIA agent now working for Anson, who told Sam that she works for Anson because he's threatened to kill her brother. Sam and Michael tried to talk Rebecca into helping them take Anson down.
'Split Decision': Card, Michael's training officer, joins Michael for lunch and says there's "news on your whole 'Get Fiona Out of Jail' project." The CIA wants to know that she's "a friend of the agency" in order to help. They want her arms supplier, and Card says Michael needs to convince her to cooperate. Told he has no choice, Michael says he's in.
Michael finds Sam outside of the loft. Sam says he's "giving Rebecca some space" because he's terrified of the look in her eyes when things aren't going her way. Sam's trying to figure out where her brother might be, but Rebecca isn't saying anything about when, how or why he took off. Michael tries to get some info from her. She says there are some dangerous people after her brother, Trent. Anson found out where Trent is hiding and said that if Rebecca doesn't do his bidding he'll tell the dangerous people where Trent is hiding. Michael says they need to go after the dangerous people. Rebecca is dubious, but Michael assures her he keeps his promises.
Rebecca takes Michael to a club where Trent used to work. She points out Wes, the owner who took over the business after his dad was busted by the cops. Wes is after Trent because he got wise to the fact that the club was a front for a criminal syndicate and told the cops. Wes is offering rewards, bribing cops. Michael says he needs to figure out a way in.
Michael, Jesse and Sam brainstorm how to convince Wes it was someone other than Trent who tipped off the cops. Sam sees that Wes' dad died in prison six months ago, but his cell mate, Butch McCall, is out on a work-release program in Tallahassee. Michael needs background info on Hank, Wes' dad, to be able to approach Wes and claim he was an old prison buddy with intel on how he was taken down. Jesse heads to Tallahassee with Nate.
Card visits Fiona in prison to ask her to work with the CIA. It doesn't go well. Fi isn't excited to see him. Card asks for her help putting out Greyson Miller. Card tells Fiona that Michael wasn't excited about it at first, but agreed it was necessary once it was clear that this was Fiona's ticket out of prison. Fiona agrees to help and tells Card that he needs to go to Maddy and get a picture frame Fiona had given her. Card knows he doesn't want to know why, and heads off to get it.
Jesse and Nate bicker after a six-hour road trip to Tallahassee. They catch up with Butch and at first he doesn't want to talk. A little cattle-prod taser does the trick, though. Butch comes to and finds himself tied to a chair with Jesse admitting they were lying before, but they aren't cops. They just want to know more about Hank, Wes' dad. Butch agrees to talk after more cattle-prod threats and a promise of $500.
Jesse gives Michael the background he needs to be able to approach Wes while posing as a former cell mate. Michael heads off to see Wes and things don't go great at first, but Michael works some magic to get Wes to listen to him. Michael tells Wes that an ex-DA in prison who said the cops had a secret informant on him. Wes isn't convinced until Michael says there was a file in a warehouse in Overtown that would tell Wes who the snitch is. Michael offers his "services as a procurement specialist." Wes agrees, but warns that if Michael is playing some game he'll be buried alive.
Michael goes to Sam and Rebecca and tells them he needs them to plant a file that he and Wes can "find." Michael doesn't want a name on the file because he wants Wes to tear his own team apart looking for whomever the snitch would have been.
Michael visits Wes at home and sees that Wes has focused his search on Trent, Rebecca's brother. He tells him again that it wasn't Trent, then lays out the plan that he and Wes will use to get into the police warehouse to find the file that will name a different unnamed informant.
Meanwhile, Sam and Rebecca pose as detectives and sweet talk a file clerk at the police warehouse to slip their file into a closed case, which is outside of normal protocol. And by "sweet talk," we mean Rebecca coaxes the shlubby guy into looking down her shirt and then threatens to get him busted for sexual harassment.
Card brings Maddy to see Fiona and they hug. Maddy gives Fiona the picture frame and Fi pulls out an encrypted data card, which is essentially a phone book for all of her contacts. Fiona calls Greyson to set up a meeting, which Card wants to happen with his own associate. Greyson refuses to meet with someone he doesn't know, and says he'll only do the meeting -- which is ostensibly happening so Fiona can sell back some weapons -- with Fi or Michael. Fi agrees to send Michael. Greyson says he'll text the details.
Michael and Wes get to the warehouse and Michael's phone rings with Fi's number on the caller ID. Michael doesn't answer it. Instead, Michael uses a tool to pry open the door. They get to the file and Wes pulls out the folder. A guard shows up and Wes wants to shoot him but Michael creates a distraction by tossing something to the other side of the storage space. Michael sneaks up on him and knocks the guard out with a choke hold. They step outside and see a line of cop cars headed right for them.
Michael and Wes head to the roof because Michael knows the cops have to check the whole building before heading up to the roof. He calls Sam for help in creating a distraction that might help he and Wes escape. Sam tells Rebecca that they'll need to set off an alarm and she realizes that means the cops will be chasing them instead. Sam admits the plan isn't perfect.
While Michael and Wes prepare to rappel down the side of the building, Fi calls MIchael again and he finally answers. She tells him about the meeting with Greyson and Michael hesitates but says he'll be there. Card gets on the line and tells Michael to drop what he's doing and tend to the meeting.
Sam and Rebecca break into an impound lot and work their way around a German Shepherd guard dog to bust into a car that Sam attempts to hot wire. Sam busts the car out of the lot and right through a few cop cars, which give chase quickly. Just as some cops bust through the door to the roof, Michael and Wes are gone.
Michael and Wes drive away but Wes is still anxious. Card calls Michael and tells him time is running out if he wants to help Fi. Wes rips the phone away from Michael and tells him to focus on this job.
Sam and Rebecca, meanwhile, are being chased by the cops and Sam calls Jesse to ask him to get a boat and get to the port bridge, "like, now." Sam tells Rebecca he hopes she can swim. With the cops on their tails, Sam drives right into the water under the bridge. The cops watch helplessly as Sam and Rebecca jump onto the back of the boat with Jesse at the wheel and take off.
Back at Wes' place, Wes sees in the file that the cops had a different informant. Michael prepares to leave when Wes says there's only one person who could have given the cops that much info -- his wife. Michael gets Wes amped up about his wife turning on him. Wes wants to kill her, but Michael tells him he's too smart for that because he'll go to jail. He tells Wes to leave his wife and kick her out of the good life. Wes does.
Michael does Wes the favor of tearing Trent's picture off his wall, since Trent is no longer the target of Wes' search. Michael leaves and calls Card immediately. Card gives him the location. Michael needs to get the guns and get wired up, and over to the meeting place in 30 minutes.
Card tells Fi he ordered her some food and she says that's not enough for her to forgive him for pulling Michael out of Ireland with no notice. Card straightens her out on that story, explaining that Michael's cover was about to be blown and he wouldn't leave Fiona. He says they'd both be dead if Card hadn't taken Michael out. He asks her to guess who dropped everything and flew half way around the world to make sure that didn't happen.
"So, for all the happy memories that you've made so far with Michael Westen, the fun, the excitement, the felonies," he tells her, "you are welcome."
Fi says nothing as Card leaves.
Michael shows up for the meeting and Greyson is late. Greyson finally shows up and at first thinks the whole thing is a set up, but Michael convinces him by telling him Fi needs the money from the weapons to buy him off because she skipped town and went back to Ireland with some Brit. Greyson buys it, hands over the cash and Card's officers move in to make the arrest. Michael gets one moment where he gets to twist Greyson's fingers and bring him to his knees, saying, "You really think Fiona would replace me with a Brit?"
Michael immediately calls Card and asks if Fi can now be free. Card confirms that she's now a "CIA asset" and is invited to the company picnic. It's Michael's job to get her bounced from prison.
Michael gets to the loft and finds Sam and Rebecca waiting. Sam wants to drink some celebratory beers, but Rebecca isn't drinking and Michael says he isn't, either. Michael tells Rebecca that her brother is out of harm because Wes found someone else to blame. She thanks him. Then she holds up her end of the deal: She reveals that she's been providing travel documents and cash to Anson every couple of weeks and she can tell Michael the exact location of the hotel in Atlantic City where Anson's expecting his next drop. She just asks Michael to promise that once he has Anson in custody, "no deals, no negotiations, no compromises."
"Anson will get what he deserves," Michael says, "I promise you that."
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Previously on Burn Notice: Fi was imprisoned and Michael vowed to get her out. Michael had a chance to get Anson in exchange for Fi's release, but had to let him go after Anson threatened to blow up Sam and Jesse. Michael befriended a burned spy who works for Anson, who has information on his whereabouts.
Shock Wave: Michael updates Fi about working with Rebecca and having a chance to track down Anson. Fi is worried that he's trusting Rebecca, who tried to have Fiona killed, but Michael insists that she trust him.
Fi is brought to the warden's office, where the warden is joined by two State Department reps and Arthur Meyers, an MI6 agent who is still upset with Fi for her actions with the Irish Republican Army. He wants to bring Fi to Britain's new consulate for a three-hour interview. Fiona worries that her family and friends back home could be in jeopardy if word gets out that she's in British custody. He says that can be avoided if she signs a full confession. He gives her the night to think it over.
Pearce meets with Michael in a wooded park where he tells her he knows how to find Anson the next day in Atlantic City. Pearce is suspicious, and quickly guesses Rebecca is his source for the information. She's not pleased that Michael tracked down Rebecca without telling Pearce. Michael wants to use his own people, but Pearce wants to use her own team and not include Sam.
Sam doesn't take the news well. He's also worried about Michael using CIA agents, thinking Anson might have people in his employ inside the agency. Michael asks Sam to stay home and watch over Maddy.
In prison, Fi goes to Ayn and tells her she needs to disappear. She wants it to look like she broke out without actually leaving. Ayn says she might be able to arrange it, if Fi can make it worth her while. Fi asks Ayn if she's interested in an early release. Fi says that if Ayn hides Fi, it would only be fair that Ayn be the one who finds her. It has to happen the next morning.
All the pieces are in place in Atlantic City for the capture of Anson at a motel. But Michael is worried about a party at the motel possibly attracting police. Before Michael can do anything, Nate goes up to the partiers and pretends to be the motel manager. He says there are bedbugs and everyone clears out. Michael isn't pleased. Nate was supposed to be purely a driver, and if everyone deserted the motel Anson would know from a mile away that something wasn't right. Nate apologizes.
Barry shows up at Maddy's place with a gunshot wound to his arm. Maddy treats him and then Barry says some of Fi's old gun friends saw him at breakfast and they're none too pleased with Fi. Barry also says the FBI offered him immunity if he cooperates, but he has to clear his books to avoid all of his clients being arrested. Barry needs a ride to his client's lake house, and needs backup. Sam agrees to go with him and Maddy says she'll be OK alone.
Sam and Barry pull up to a massive lake house and Sam's impressed. They pack up a bunch of Barry's files, which he pulled from a safe. As they're leaving, a guy in an SUV outside starts shooting at them and they duck back into the house. More guys then emerge from the vehicle.
Sam and Barry prepare for what to do next. Neither of them has cell phone reception and the phone lines have been cut. One of the guys outside is Garrett Hartley, a cold-hearted S.O.B. Sam talks to Hartley, who's at the end of the driveway, through the intercom and claims he's a Federal agent and has backup on the way. Hartley doesn't buy it and says he's there to kill Barry.
Sam wires up a motion-detecting light to shoot at anyone who comes toward the back door. He's also prepared to face them when they return.
In Atlantic City, Nate angers Michael again when he orders four pizzas and a delivery guy comes to drop them off. Michael tells Nate he has to leave. Nate leaves and Jesse tells him that was kind of harsh. Michael says there's no room for error.
In prison, Ayn shows Fi a hole in the wall in the library where she stashes her cigarettes and other goodies. Fi can hide there to stage her fake escape. Roll call before lunch comes and Fi is hiding in the wall when she hears the alarms begin to ring.
Barry is worried about dying before having climbed Kilimanjaro, watched The Wire or had a four-way. Sam doesn't want to hear it. He's setting up an explosive. Sam calls out to Hartley to "talk terms" over the intercom. Hartley blows Sam off, and Sam responds in kind by launching a flaming beer can into the SUV, which sets off all the ammo that was stored inside the vehicle. Once all the ammo is set off, Sam realizes he sees only three guys. He asks where the fourth is and that's when we hear the shots from Sam's wired-up motion-detector device. A guy sneaking around the back is hot.
Hartley tells Sam over the intercom that his move was brave but dumb and now Hartley wants to kill Sam, who he's calling "Chuck" (Finley). Sam warns that they're well armed and will fire back, but Hartley doesn't care. Sam then admits to Barry that he was lying. He has two rounds left in his shotgun.
Sam has an idea and looks for bacon in the fridge. Sam starts to explain, but stops and just says, "Breakfast meat is magic." There's an element in pork grease that will help.
In prison, Fi has a close call when a K-9 picks up her scent inside the library wall. She thinks quickly and drops a pack of cigarettes out of a vent. The dog hits on the cigarettes and the search ends. Arthur, the MI6 agent, is annoyed with the warden about Fi's disappearance and says his trip has been a waste. He says the warden will be hearing from his embassy.
All the eyes on the ground at the motel pay off when a blonde prostitute asks the front desk for Anson's room and Jesse is able to get a microphone going to hear her phone call with Anson. He also gets her call signal to get the location of Anson on the other line. Anson tells the hooker to get a package for him and nervously says he needs to get out of town. They figure out that Anson is at the Drexel Hotel on the other side of town.
Sam's bacon experiment is coming together as he prepares a bunch of makeshift smoke bombs with the grease in beer cans. The smoke bombs doesn't create enough of a distraction to cover for Sam and Barry and they have to duck back into the house. Worse news: Hartley's backup has arrived.
As a last resort, Sam turns the gas on in the house and he and Barry lay down together and pull a porcelain tub over themselves for protection. Sam and Barry agree that if they survive this, no one will ever know of their close quarters. Sure enough, Hartley and his men wire up a wall with C4, but instead of just blowing a hole in the wall, the gas sets off a massive explosion that takes all of them out. Sam and Barry emerge from the tub and walk away from from the ruined house.
In prison, Fi is still hiding and Ayn goes to the warden to have a private conversation. She asks for a letter of support from the warden for her next parole hearing in three months in exchange for information on where Fiona is hiding. When Fiona is pulled out of the wall, the warden tells her that her "British friend" will only come back. Fi says he'd better hurry, because Ayn isn't the only one expecting an early release. The warden realizes they were in on it together and tells a guard to put them both in solitary.
Michael and crew arrive at Anson's hotel and break into his room. They find nothing but two cell phones and realize Anson was forwarding his calls in case his phone was being traced. Michael uses the phones to quickly dial Anson to get a new location and they see that he's near the airport, which is 20 minutes away. When Pearce fears Anson will flee again, Michael calls Nate and tells him that Anson is near the airport and asks for his help. He asks Nate to get eyes on Anson but emphasizes, "Do not approach him."
We next see Anson on his phone telling someone that something "doesn't smell right," and, out of nowhere, he's decked with a fist. It's Nate. After Anson falls to the ground, Nate pulls Anson's gun out of the back of his waistband and tells him, "Michael Westen says hello."
Nate is holding Anson at gunpoint in front of a hotel and Anson says he'll be out in a week because he knows where too many bodies are buried. Jesse, Michael and Pearce gleefully approach, but a loud explosive sound out of nowhere surprise everyone. Nate and Anson are both hit, each spattered with the other's blood while laying in pools of their own blood.
Michael runs to Nate and tells him he's going to be alright. Nate tells Michael he's scared, and that's the last thing he says.
Voiceover Michael says that a spy's life is all about training so you're prepared when the big moments come, but there are certain moments nothing can prepare you for. And we see Michael step into Maddy's house and tell her that youngest son is dead.
Michael, Sam and Jesse stand outside the prison as the door opens and Fi walks out looking none the worse for her jolt inside.
Fi tells Michael, "It took you long enough. I was beginning to think you didn't need me."
"Fi," Michael says, "I need you more than ever."
She asks him what's wrong and he says nothing, embracing her tightly.
02 Aug 2012Description ▼
Previously on 'Burn Notice:' Nate showed up and was planning to stay for a while. Michael connected with Rebecca, another ex-spy who was working for Anson, who gave him Anson's location. Fi was suspicious of trusting Rebecca, but Michael insisted it was his only chance of catching Anson. Nate helped take out Anson in Atlantic City, but before Anson could be taken into custody, Nate and Anson were both shot out of nowhere. Both are now dead. And Fi is out of prison.
'Reunion:' Even though he's trained to respond immediately, Michael takes the time to acknowledge his grief and loss. He sits on the beach with Fi, who thanks him for not giving up on freeing her. "Consider it payback for the thousand times you never gave up on me," Michael says. He asks her to sit this one out as Michael prepares to follow up on the Anson and Nate killing. She's not going to do that.
At the loft, Sam says his FBI buddies in Atlantic City are saying nothing. Michael thinks they should call Rebecca to see what she knows. Meanwhile, Michael tries to call Maddy. She doesn't answer. Michael gets emotional while leaving her a message. He asks her to please call and ends with, "I love you." Rebecca isn't answering "the bat phone" Sam gave her. According to the GPS tracker, she's still at Sam's girlfriend's place, but the tracker isn't moving. They kit up in kevlar and go to see what's happening.
The apartment is empty with some holes in the walls. Michael immediately says Rebecca played them. He's not pleased.
Rebecca ditched the GPS tracker that Sam placed in her boot, leaving it on the counter in the apartment with a note that reads, "Nice try, Sam." She fled a while ago and the guys are now sure she was the one who shot Nate and Anson. Michael notices that Rebecca splices some phone cables together and thinks he can get some information by obtaining the phone records of calls made from that floor. Sam can get them from his girlfriend.
Sam goes to get the records from his girlfriend. She's upset because her son is in trouble with money. He stole a diamond bracelet from her. She wants to know what her son's gotten into. Sam's on it.
Sam brings Jesse along to meet with Evan, Elsa's son. Evan doesn't want to talk with Sam and Jesse, but finally admits there's a guy to whom he owes a lot of money. It's a loan shark named Morris. Evan gives Sam the bracelet and says he has to go. He says it's a long story as to why he still has the bracelet. Morris comes to the house, so Sam and Jesse hide in a room. Evan was supposed to get a team together to heist a truck. Evan claims Jesse and Sam are his team much to their surprise.
Michael sees an odd call to a print shop at 2:30 in the morning. He and Fi head over, thinking Rebecca was trying to get fake IDs.
Morris shows Sam and Jesse the job: To steal a big rig from behind an 8-foot fence next to a nightclub. It has expensive champagne inside and the club owner stiffed Morris on the payment, so he wants it back. Sam asks why Morris asked Evan to do the job in the first place. Evan says he's good at hot-wiring cars and became known for it. Sam isn't pleased.
Michael sees that the print shop is heavily secured. He says they need to get in quietly, but they both realize they're running out of time. They go straight up to the door and Michael plays as though Fi is very sick and needs help. They say she's diabetic and needs to eat something, and the guy is eating a jelly donut. The guy inside says he doesn't open his door for anyone, but relents when Michael offers him $50 for the donut. Once the door is open, Michael and Fi make their move. He's tied up when Fi finds the fake ID made for Rebecca. The guy says Rebecca wanted the deluxe package and he'd have them ready in a week. Michael tells him to call Rebecca, tell her they're done and cancel the rest of his appointments for the day.
Jesse prepares to knock out the power to the club so the security cameras will go out. That will be Evan and Sam's chance to get beyond the fence. While Jesse's gone, Sam asks Evan why he's such a problem for his mother. Evan says that after his dad died, his mom pressured him hard to take over the family business, but he doesn't want to be a guy in a suit. He feels like he was never good enough for his mom. Jesse drives into a transformer and then gets into an argument with the guards out front while Sam and Evan hot-wire the truck behind the gate. Jesse keeps the distraction going while Sam and Evan drive out the back of the place. Jesse takes off and narrowly avoids getting shot when the guards realize he was in on the truck theft.
Jesse catches up with Evan and Sam and he's not happy. They open up the truck to see what's inside, and they find a lab stocked to make several million dollars worth of ecstasy. They realize Morris isn't going to let them get out of this alive, so they jump in the truck and take off. Morris and some of his guys give chance.
Michael and Fi wait, hiding, at the print shop. The guy who works there is going to have to sell everything as if it's happening as normal. Another client of the print shop shows up and before Michael and Fi can scare him off, Rebecca approaches and sees something amiss. She takes off and Michael chases her. As he turns a corner, Rebecca shoots Michael in the shoulder. He shoots back, hitting her in the shoulder, as well. Rebecca gets on a motorcycle and takes off, and Michael knows he may have missed his only chance to get her. Fortunately, his kevlar vest stopped the bullet that hit him.
Still racing to get away from Morris, Jesse uses some chemicals in the back of the truck to put together some impromptu fire bombs to hold off Morris' guys. The plan works, but only briefly. Morris decides to shoot and nails the gas tank, making a hole that leaves fuel spilling out the side. Just as Sam had called Michael to make plans to come in as backup, Sam now realizes they won't have enough gas to make it back to Miami. They need another plan fast.
Michael tells Sam to go to an old cement plant outside of Doral. Michael has a plan to bring in the club owners. He's going to try to convince the club guys he's a cop. Michael tells the club boss he's internal affairs. He tells the guy the truck is outside Doral and he needs to send his guys out there to clean up the mess so that the cops don't also get in trouble.
The big rig is stopped and Jesse is holding Morris' men back by tossing more makeshift bombs at them, but they won't last all day. Michael is two minutes away. Sam approaches and while Evan and Jesse pour ether on the ground around the truck, Sam holds a lighter up. He tells Morris that if he shoots, the lighter will drop and the trucks will go up in pieces. Morris agrees to let Sam, Jesse and Evan get away. When they do, Morris and his men approach the truck while Morris sends four men to chase down Sam, Jesse and Evan. He instructs his men to "burn the bodies."
The club boss and his group of extremely heavily armed men show up. The club boss gives Morris' men a chance to drop their guns and walk away, or get what's coming to Morris. They all put their guns down and leave while Morris shouts at them. From a distance, we hear the machine-gun fire unleashed upon Morris. His kill team who were following Sam, Jesse and Evan turn back, while our guys get away.
Sam brokers a conversation between Evan and his mother. Evan gives back the bracelet he stole. Sam pours them some of his special El Ojo del Diablo tequila and says no one leaves the room until every drop is gone. It'll help them get over their differences.
As Michael gets close to the loft, Maddy finally calls. She thanks him for some food he left. But she doesn't want to see him right away. Michael notices drops of blood up the stairs to the loft and finds Rebecca inside. She tells him she's giving up. She says she didn't kill Nate. She says she didn't trust the CIA to leave her alone. She says he just wanted to disappear. She also says she didn't kill Anson. She just wanted to find her brother and live the rest of her life in peace. Fi's dubious.
"You don't have to believe me," Rebecca says. "Shoot me if you want, but I'm not going to run from you. We're either good, or we're not. You decide."
After some tense moments, with Michael pointing his gun at her head, Michael drops the gun and says, "Go."
Rebecca walks away, stopping to tell him she is sorry for his loss and adding, "I hope you find the son of a bitch who pulled the trigger."
Maddy, Michael, Fi, Sam and Jesse are the last people at Nate's funeral.
"Michael, it's time," Maddy says. She goes up to kiss her younger son on the forehead. Michael follows, and Fi, Sam and Jesse stand behind them in support.
09 Aug 2012Description ▼
Previously on 'Burn Notice': Michael had a beat on Anson Fullerton. Nate helped bring Anson down, but before Anson could be brought into custody both he and Nate were shot by an unseen sniper.
'Unchained': Michael is struggling to get any answers about Nate's death from the FBI. Fi assures him the FBI will find Nate's killer, but when Michael says he isn't so sure she suggests he start an investigation of his own. She offers to help, but Michael doesn't want to risk losing anyone else he loves.
Michael sneaks up on Agent Sexton of the FBI in a restaurant, but Sexton isn't very forthcoming. Michael pulls a gun on Sexton and says he needs to know everything Sexton knows and Sexton admits the file is closed and the case was shut down. There's no explanation as to why, but "brass" wanted to put a lid on it. Sexton says he wasn't happy about it. Michael leaves.
Back at the loft, Pearce tells Michael she "got an earful from Langley" about Michael's stunt. Michael says he did what he had to do to get some information. Pearce says the FBI must have taken the case because they didn't really want the CIA to get to the bottom of it. Sam says a "buddy of a buddy" at the FBI might be willing to share the file on Nate's case in exchange for some help with another case. The FBI has been looking for a gang leader in Boston and his right-hand man, Jimmy, is in Miami. They think Quinn, the gang leader, must be hiding nearby. Pearce volunteers to help and Michael says he's in.
There's a time crunch to the FBI case. Michael and Sam meet with Agent Woods, who has a witness who could help him bring down Quinn, the gang leader. But the witness, Kelly Duke, is clinging to life in a Miami hospital, "and if he dies, my case dies with him," Woods says. He needs Quinn to be found quickly. Michael suggests staging an arrest of Michael with Jimmy, and then letting them escape. That will get Michael to Quinn. Michael will wear a tracker the whole time. Michael says it'll start as soon as he gets the FBI file on Nate's murder investigation. Woods hands it over.
Pearce looks over the file and says there isn't much there. Jesse wants to find the gun used in the shooting by tracking down the company that makes it. He wants to blackmail the company's VP of sales, who is the son of the owner. Jesse plans to take the son out clubbing and snap some racy photos to get the information. Pearce wants to help and says she'll have cover IDs and plane tickets (to an event in Jacksonville) in the morning.
Fi still wants to help Michael, but he gets upset when she keeps pushing to be involved. He's hesitant since Nate died. Fi tells Michael not to blame himself for what happened to Nate. She says she's going to keep working with Michael "because it's who I am, it's who we are."
At the docks, Michael is cuffed as the FBI prepared to arrest Jimmy, who is nonchalant about the situation when he's cuffed. Jimmy is put in the back of a car with Michael, who pretends to be a Boston mobster. When he and Jimmy get a second alone, Michael says he has to get a message to Quinn and Jimmy pretends he doesn't know Quinn.
They take off for a two-hour drive to the federal detention facility. Fi comes up behind the FBI car, which has Woods driving and Sam up front. Michael tells Jimmy she's going to bust them out, and reiterates the message he has to get to Quinn. Jimmy says it's a bad idea. Fi runs the FBI car off the road, then uses a shotgun to blast Michael and Jimmy's back door open. Michael convinces Jimmy to come along, telling him the escape is going to be pinned on him anyway.
Michael, Jimmy and Fi get to a motel and Jimmy has a bunch of questions. Jimmy resists the idea of taking Michael directly to Quinn, but Michael and Fi work some magic and Jimmy says he'll make a call.
Jesse and Pearce watch Wayne Meyerson, the VP of sales and party animal from Meyerson Industries, the gun maker. Jesse bumps into Wayne and pretends to be a gun buyer for the Pentagon, and convinces him to get some drinks at a strip club. Jesse spikes Wayne's drink to start the blackmail process and get him to believe his night was wilder than he thought.
After waiting a while, Jimmy gets a call and says Michael can go see Quinn. They rob a car and head out, but a police checkpoint gets in the way. Michael runs it, but one of the cops recognizes them as the escapees and they have to make a serious run into a parking garage. With the cops following, Fi prepares to set the car on fire with some hand sanitizer. Jimmy, Michael and Fi abandon the engulfed car and jump out of the garage while the cops are left stunned.
Woods tells Sam the whole thing is getting out of control after hearing about the high-speed chase. Woods wants to move in on Jimmy right away, but Sam convinces him to hold off.
Jimmy takes Michael and Fi to a dark garage and says he's going to be driven to Quinn -- and he needs to change his clothes. The tracker is hidden in Michael's belt, which throws the plan into question. Also, Fi isn't allowed to join him. They try to figure out a way for Michael to communicate a signal to Fi when he's ready, and Michael goes.
Sam and Woods follow the tracker's signal and discover that Michael's clothes are in a garbage can near a park.
Wayne wakes up at 2 a.m. and Jesse shows him pictures of his exploits with one of the strippers. Wayne is worried, but when Jesse starts the real blackmail attempt Wayne is suddenly not so worried anymore. He says his father can handle it all because he has connections with all law enforcement and most politicians. Pearce, listening in on the whole conversation, steps in and threatens to bring Wayne's dad down, as well, by calling the U.S. Attorney's Office about Wayne's father's secret bank accounts. Wayne agrees to give up the records of all sniper rifles his company has sold in the last year. Jesse worries that Pearce showed her face and shouldn't have, but she says she did what she had to do. Jesse asks how she knew about the bank accounts, and Pearce says, "I didn't."
After waiting quite some time, Michael comes face to face with Quinn. Quinn tells Michael that he wants the information about where Kelly Duke is, and warns Michael that if he lies Fi will be killed. Quinn gets on the phone with his guys who are holding Fi and they hit her to the ground, which Michael hears. Quinn says that's just a taste of what will happen if Michael messes around. Voiceover Michael tells us that sometimes a spy has to give real intelligence that could endanger innocent people's lives -- and this might be one of those times. Michael tells Quinn that Kelly Duke is at North Miami General Hospital, under 24-hour police protection. Quinn sends some guys to check it out and tells Michael that someone's dying that day -- either Duke or Fi.
Michael's information checks out and Jimmy convinces Quinn that Michael is legit. Quinn tells Michael he's free to go. He sends Jimmy to the hospital to take care of Kelly Duke, and probably the cops who are guarding him. Quinn asks Michael about what kind of payment he's expecting, and Michael says he'd prefer to talk about a longer-term position with Quinn's group. He asks if they can talk over a nice bottle of Scotch. Quinn agrees.
Michael gets to Quinn's place and starts looking for landmarks. He gets his bearings, asking Quinn about the view and the bridge across the way, then calls Fi to clue her in on where he is. He finishes by saying, "This place is on fire," ostensibly in admiration of Quinn's mansion. When they hang up the phone, Fi takes out the two guys who were watching her, while Michael takes out Quinn's guards. Fi calls Sam and gives him the landmarks to Quinn's place.
Michael tries to hold off three more of Quinn's guys, including Jimmy, who are outside Quinn's office as long as he can. Michael shoots at the office door to keep them away, while he keeps Quinn tied up in a corner. WIth just one bullet left, Michael knows he's running out of time, and Quinn tells him boys to go ahead and kill Michael and him, if they have to, because he'd rather die than go back to prison. They move in but just before Jimmy can get to Michael, he's shot by Woods. Michael strolls out, with Quinn, asking Sam and Woods, "What took you so long?"
Jesse shows Michael the invoice that shows The Pryon Group purchased the gun that was used to kill Nate. Jesse leaves and Fi teases Michael about how he didn't want her to help on the case.
Pearce wakes them up with a loud knock on the door of the loft. The CIA found out about her approach on Wayne Meyerson and she's been reassigned to Mumbai. She makes Michael promise that it will have been worth it, and she leaves.
16 Aug 2012Description ▼
Previously on 'Burn Notice': Michael had a beat on Anson Fullerton. Nate helped bring Anson down, but before Anson could be brought into custody both he and Nate were shot by an unseen sniper. Michael did a favor for the FBI to get some info on Nate's murder. He tracked down the maker of the sniper rifle used in the shooting. Jesse blackmailed the son of the company's CEO and got records of all the sales of sniper rifles sold by the company. Now they need to find who had access to the gun.
'Official Business': The group that bought the gun is the Pryon Group, and its CEO is Jack Vale. Michael needs to get into Pryon's system. He thinks they should pose as someone in the market for private military services. He asks Sam to set up a dummy corporation. He also needs to look like a billionaire and asks Sam to have his girlfriend help with some accessories.
Michael, decked out in fancy threads and in an awesome sports car. Michael and Sam head to a restaurant to meet with Vale and one of his associates. They start to talk business and Vale brags about the quality of his snipers. Michael wants to meet the sniper he's going to pay for. When Vale hesitates, Michael threatens to take his business elsewhere. Vale stops them from leaving. He offers to have his associate, Thompson, take them to their South Carolina training facility. Vale and Thompson leave, and Sam isn't sure about Michael's plan to accept the South Carolina trip offer. Michael has plans to try to play Thompson for information after having noticed that Thompson seemed to really want Michael's Rolex.
Michael calls Fi, who's dealing with some surprise guests: Bailey and Manaro from the CIA. They refer to Fi as their "newest asset." Michael and Fi are both shocked.
Michael and Sam head to the loft and tells the CIA guys Fi isn't going to work for them. Sam is still livid about them having nearly gotten him killed. Fi speaks up and acknowledges that they can get her to work for them. It was part of her agreement to get out of prison. They get to the case. Vincent Durov, a Ukrainan aerospace company owner, is about to sell some highly sensitive ballistic tech to some bad people, but they don't know who's buying what, or when. The intel is in his safe and their asset is Durov's girlfriend. The last asset they had try to get into Durov's safe washed up on shore with an extra hole in his head. Michael says he'll be in on the job with Fi.
Fi meets with Angela Flores, the CIA asset who is Durov's girlfriend. She promises to get Angela out when the job is done, but Angela is still nervous and says that's what the last guy said. Fi and Angela make a plan to tell Durov they worked in fashion together back in Milan and Fi needs a place to stay.
Fi shows up at Durov's house and while her car gets a thorough security check, Durov decides to grope Fi himself and decides she's unarmed. He walks her into the mansion.
Sam and Jesse head to the South Carolina and Jesse brings up the idea of a side arrangement with Thompson. He seems offended at the suggestion and they decide to meet again the next day.
Inside Durov's house, Fi gets ready to attempt getting into the safe. With Michael, Bailey and Marano watching her back, Fi breaks into Durov's office. Durov returns earlier than expected, but Fi hangs around his office long enough to get a code from the safe. When Durov comes in and finds Angela and Fi near his office which he's told Angela is off limits they play it off as if Fi was trying to surprise him with a three-way.
At a boutique, Bailey meets Fi and tries to tell her a plan for smuggling a drill into Durov's house to get into the safe. Fi's worried that everything she brings into the house will be screened, but she remembers that the guards never check Durov's car. She buys a belt and tells Bailey to tell Michael that they're going to need a mechanic. Bailey is uncomfortable with the plan but has no choice but to go along when one of Durov's men notices him talking to Fi and Fi has to pretend Bailey was hitting on her to get him to go away unnoticed. Fi stuffs the belt in the tailpipe of Durov's SUV before they leaving, pretending to fix her shoe.
In their ongoing attempt to pay Thompson off for information on the sniper, Sam and Jesse return with a 50-year-old bottle of Scotch as an "apology" for having offended him the day before. Sam causally mentions that Jesse gets paid "half-a-million dollars a year," and then they tell Thompson that their boss, Mr. Krueger (played by Michael earlier) wants to hire him because he was impressed by the way he handled the bribery attempt. Thompson says he has a three-year contract.
They start drinking the Scotch and talk about working in Dubai while sharing some laughs. As Sam and Jesse are about to leave, Thompson asks for more details on the job offer.
On their way home from shopping, Durov's car breaks down. Fi suggests they go to a local mechanic. When one of Durov's men says the address of one they can use, Fi texts the info to Michael. Michael, Bailey and Manaro go to the mechanic's shop and try to take over the place. The owner doesn't buy their story and Michael has to take care of the guy himself. Durov and his men are suspicious when they arrive at the mechanic and no one is around, but Michael finally emerges in a mechanic's outfit and says he was cleaning up in the back.
In Durov's garage, Fi removed the safe-drilling tools from under the SUV which Michael had presumably planted and puts them into a suitcase. Angela is going to have to set off carbon monoxide alarms to give Fiona the time she needs to get into the safe. Michael cuts into the mansion's gas line, much to the chagrin of Bailey and Manaro.
Thompson signs the contract for his new job, but rebuffs when Sam and Jesse tell him they want him to bring along some of Pryon's snipers. He's hesitant, but then decides to let Sam and Jesse go through the files while he's "busy" doing other things. They look through files and come across the sniper who must have done the job, but there are only initials: T.G. Thompson tells them that person is not on the table and is "off the books."
While Durov watches a soccer game, Fi works her safe-breaking magic. Angela is supposed to get off the carbon monoxide alarm to get them all to evacuate the house. But Angela comes into the office to see how Fi is going. Fi has the safe open and is taking the files from it when Angela tells her she's changed the plan, while pointing a gun at Fi.
Michael and the CIA guys are waiting in the van for the carbon monoxide alarm to go off, but nothing happens. Inside, Angela has taken the files from Durov's safe, downloaded them onto a flash drive and having tied Fi up to the safe. Angela is not an CIA asset, but a thief who is selling the ballistics technology. She leaves a bomb inside the safe, which she tells Fi is going to leave her in little bits and make it look like she was trying to blow up the safe and it went wrong. Angela leaves with the flash drive and just over 8 minutes left on the time bomb.
Fi breaks free from the cuffs, but she's still locked in the office. Angela shot the code keypad out of the wall. Michael calls Fi to tell him what's going on. Fi tells him to lock the place down, even though she's Fi thinks she has a better chance to survive with Angela still inside, as well.
Michael sets up a van to blow up as he crashes it into the gates of Durov's mansion jumping out just before the blast. Angela, who was trying to leave the grounds, is pulled back inside by a guard. She drops her flash drive into a bush on the way back inside. Another of Durov's men tells him Fiona broke into his office and was trying to get into the safe. Durov demands that Angela come with him.
In the office, Fi tries to tell Durov that Angela planted the bomb, but Angela claims she couldn't have done it. With just over a minute before it's going to go off, Fi calls Angela's bluff and gives Durov directions for disarming the bomb. Just as a guard is about to follow Fi's directions, Angela stops him and disarms the bomb herself, obviously proving she was the one who planted it in the first place.
Durov puts his gun under Angela's chin, but Fi talks him down. She explains that the CIA thinks he's selling technology to terrorists, but the truth is that Angela is the one doing it. Fi tells Durov that if he kills Angela, there won't be any way to prove who was trying to sell to terrorists. She tells him that either he or Angela would die in prison based on his next move. He pulls the gun down and tells his men to get both Fi and Angela out of his sight.
Bailey and Marano ask Fi if she'll agree to claim in the official report that Angela was the target all along. Fi tells them to write whatever they want, but tells them to lose the agreement she signed with the CIA.
Michael looks at the file on "T.G." and is frustrated. He and Sam agree they have to go back to Vale and tell him they need a team that would point back to "T.G."
Michael and Sam meet Vale at a restaurant and he looks upset. He asks Michael and Sam what they're up to, and tells them that based on their requests it was clear they were looking for Tyler Gray. He refuses to talk about it anymore, and tells Michael that he wants them to leave him alone -- and to call off the guy who was following him. Michael tells him they had no one following him. Just as Vale stands up, he's hit with a bullet out of nowhere. He's hit a second time and everyone hits the deck. Michael crouches over Vale and shouts, "Who is Tyler Gray?" But Vale is gone.
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Previously on 'Burn Notice:' Nate was killed and Michael and the gang began trying to track down the killer. Some clues led them to the name Tyler Gray, but a big-shot private military broker was killed before he could give Michael any details about Gray.
'Desperate Times:' Michael is being careful about who he shares the new intelligence with. Fiona is upset that he shared it with the CIA, but Michael says he didn't have a choice because he needs their resources. She's worried their resources always come with strings. Michael tells her Card called and he's meeting him in one hour.
Michael meets Card, who says there were nearly 1,000 partial matches, but Card was able to boil it down to one person who just broke into a munitions warehouse in Panama (there's surveillance video), and he's the same person who flew out of Newark just three hours after Nate was killed.
Card tells Michael he can't have a tactical team, but he is sending a "desk jockey" from Langley named Brady Pressman. Michael doesn't want the guy to come but Card says he has no choice.
Michael goes to visit Maddy who is still down about Nate's murder, has no makeup on and her hair isn't done and tells her he's going to Panama. She worries about something happening to him. Michael gives her the phone number of Card's secretary at Langley. Michael tells Maddy that he's trying to make up for Nate's loss. Maddy shouts at Michael that she doesn't want his apology. She tells Michael that every mistake Nate made was because he was trying to be like Michael. She tells Michael that her job was to protect Nate from him and she "didn't do it."
(Overlooked is the fact that Maddy traditionally was the one who would play the "Mommy card" and insist that Michael help Nate out of a situation of Nate's own doing.)
Michael reaches for Maddy's hand and she pulls away. He leaves.
Michael and the crew land and meet Brady Pressman. Fi doesn't shake his hand. They set up in an abandoned building. That night, Brady leads them through the details of what they know and where Gray is. Brady also shows them all kinds of fancy guns and gear. Fiona leaves the briefing, frustrated that Brady seems to be running things but won't be on the front lines of the operation to get Gray.
Michael and Fi have another quick heart-to-heart early in the morning. After Michael catches Fi looking out at the sunrise and saying it reminds her of the Irish Sea, Fi tells Michael she doesn't want the CIA involved in the effort to find Nate's killer, but Michael insists they have to do everything they can to get him. Michael notices an electrical truck on the street outside and thinks there's a problem. It's too early and there's no electricity in the building. On the security cameras, they see many armed men headed into the building. The gang escapes through the roof, jumping over to a building across the alley. Jesse does this all without wearing shoes, because he was woken up and didn't grab his. Michael wrestles a gun away from one man who made it into the roof and makes his jump. He looks back to see a big, black Humvee pull up and Gray steps out. Michael instinctively takes a couple of shots, but misses and Gray drives away.
Having brought just a couple of handguns and some of the ammo for one of the larger special purpose rifles but not the rifle, Michael and Fi set to work making explosives out of the ammo's components. Michael tells Fi he also misses their time in Ireland. She says she just wants to be with him. Michael tells her that after he gets Gray, he's out. He's done with all of it. Fi says that sounds really good.
Maddy goes to Card and tells him she wants answers. She wants to know everything he knows about the operation that killed Nate. He says it's classified and he can't help, but she blackmails him by telling him she knows about Michael being in Panama and will make a scene about it if he doesn't cooperate. He takes her to a room and hands her the file. He tells her he's only doing it because he trusts Michael.
Jesse, still shoeless, joins Sam and Brady as they look for a place to do their snatch-and-grab. There are heavily armed guards at one spot, but one lookout at another spot. Jesse gets a truck and drives up to the guy, pretending to ask for directions to a gas station. When the guy gets close enough to the truck, Jesse grabs him by the arm and drives him around a corner into an alley where Brady and Sam are waiting. The guy fights his way away from Sam and Brady, but Jesse knocks him out by throwing open the truck's door as he's about to run by. Jesse's first thought: "What size shoe do you think he wears?"
The crew tries to sort out assignments and Sam is worried about Michael, who took a pretty good shot to the ribs in his tussle with the one gunman on the roof. Meanwhile, they hear radio communication in Spanish with some guys saying they're returning with Gray in about 30 minutes.
Back in Langley, Card asks Maddy what more she wants from him and she suddenly opens up. She tells Card about how her decision not to leave her abusive husband and how Michael and Nate ended up so different as a result. He tells her not to focus on the bad, and that Michael is just a little boy who wants to protect his mom and little brother, and that all the people Michael has ever helped actually have Maddy to thank. She cries a bit more and asks for a minute. Card tells her to take all the time she needs, but he takes the file with him as he leaves.
Everyone's ready for Card's arrival and Michael and Brady end up standing next to each other alone. Michael tries to tell Brady he doesn't have to be involved, but Brady says he wants to be because it was his operation that went south and got Nate killed. Brady shares a story of how his dad, an Army Ranger, died when he was young and that was why he went into the Army at 18. He could avenge his father's killing, but he wants to help Michael settle things for his brother.
Gray's two cars show up and the operation commences, but Gray thinks quickly, holds one of his own men over one of the explosives and tells his driver to drive away.
Sam, Michael and Brady chase him in a minivan and find the Hummer abandoned. Soon enough, shots fire out and Brady is hit in the leg. Michael and Sam duck behind the Hummer and Michael tries to put pressure on Brady's leg with his belt. Brady encourages them to go after Gray and Michael vows he'll get him.
Michael calls Card and tells him they're going into the building where Gray is hiding, but Card orders them to stand down. That's not going to happen. He tells them to wait for backup, which is already on its way. Michael said he has a plan and he's going in. Jesse and Fi head over to the west side of the building to focus Gray's attention in that direction. He fires at them and nicks Jesse on the foot. Gray also shoots a hole into a barrel filled with gasoline, and continues firing bullets at the puddle of fuel trying to spark a conflagration. Meanwhile, Michael and Sam try to sneak around to another part of the building.
Michael and Sam are on the roof right above the window where Gray is perched. Michael sets up some rope and with Sam as the anchor rapells off the roof and into the window, kicking Gray down to the ground. He smacks Gray with the butt of his gun a couple of times and then cuffs him with plastic ties. But not everything is as it seemed.
Gray tells Michael that he was actually sent by Card and that this was supposed to be a suicide mission for Michael. Gray was supposed to kill him. Gray tells Michael to call Card and claim that Gray got away. Gray says Card will tell Michael to stay put and wait for help. Michael decides to play Gray's game and calls Card, who says exactly what Gray said he would. Card tells Michael to stay put and even goes so far as to tell Michael that the CIA is tracking Gray and just saw him duck into an alley all while Gray is actually sitting on the floor staring down the barrel of Michael's gun. Michael plays along with Card and hangs up the phone. Card tells Michael, "I'm proud of you."
Gray asks Michael if Card told him he was "proud" of him, and says that Card had told him Michael would like to hear that "right before he told me to go for the head shot."
Michael cocks the gun and points it at Gray's head, but suddenly screams and swings another backhand to Grays' face.
Card says goodbye to Maddy and tells her with great sincerity that he hopes her visit has helped. She tells him he might have opened up her eyes a bit. Card tells her that some of what he said wasn't easy to hear, "but that's the one thing you'll always get from me, Mrs. Westen, is the truth."
Michael and Sam pack Gray into the minivan and tells everyone about Card's plot. As they drive away they hear an F-18 fighter jet and see that Card has ordered an airstrike. Michael says Card can spin any story he wants to justify it.
Card goes on to tell Maddy how much he cares about Michael and how he was like his own family.
Back in Panama, they decide to stop the van and all get out together before the F-18 comes back around. Brady calls out, "Alright, let's do this." They stop, every gets out, but Brady stays in and drives away while Michael shouts at him. Seconds later, the F-18 swoops down once more and fires a missile directly at the van, which goes up in flames.
Card continues talking to Maddy, telling her he knows the agency has cost her a lot, "so, for what it's worth, I am deeply, deeply sorry." She thanks him and tells him she's glad Michael has him. Card watches her walk away, then turns to make a call.
"Please tell me it's done," he says. Then hangs up the phone.
Back in Panama, as they all stare at the burning van, Sam asks, "So, what the hell do we do now?"
Previously on 'Burn Notice': Nate tracked down Anson, but they were both killed by a sniper. Fiona got help from an inmate name Ayn to help stage an escape and "find" her afterward in prison. Michael tracked down Tyler Gray, the sniper who shot his brother and Anson, in Panama but realized that his old CIA mentor had set him up to be killed there by Gray, who knew Michael was coming. Michael avoided being killed, but Card thinks it's done.'Desperate Measures': Michael's interrogating Gray, who says his next expected contact with Card was supposed to come after Michael and his friends were dead. He says he doesn't know if anyone else is looking for them in Panama. Michael asks about Atlantic City, and Gray says he had orders to kill Anson and he carried them out. Gray blows off the fact that Nate was Michael's brother, and Michael nearly shoots him in the head, point blank. Sam pulls Michael away and says they don't kill prisoners, but Fi says they went to Panama to avenge Nate's killing. Jesse reminds them both that this doesn't end with Gray, but with Card.Sam tries to convince Michael that killing Gray would be a mistake. Michael says he knows. He hands Sam his gun, then punches Gray square in the face.Maddy's neighbor comes over with a phone and says her "nephew" called her. Michael explains to Maddy that Card is the reason they're in trouble, and they have to land a plane secretly. Maddy is enraged that Card lied to her, then asks Michael who he needs to find to arrange the flight.Maddy shows up at a yacht party looking for a guy named Dixon. He's a hacker who they need to hack into FAA records to erase a flight plan from Panama. Dixon doesn't want to do it because he's just gotten off probation. Maddy tells him that if he doesn't do it and Michael gets to the States another way, he'll kill him. And she says that if Michael doesn't make it, she'll kill him. Dixon agrees to do it.Fi sweet talks her way onto a cargo plane with a guy named Rico, whose cousin runs some kind of sketchy business. The trick now is to sneak Michaeld, Sam, Jesse and Gray onto the flight, as well.The hangar is heavily guarded. Fi gets onto the plane with Rico and while it's taxiing to the runway, pulls a gun on him and tells him to open the back doors. The rest of the group was waiting behind a fence and runs out to the runway to hop into the plane. The armed guards see this and go chasing the plane down the runway. In the plane, before the doors are closed, Gray breaks his handcuffs in the chaos and jumps out. Michael follows him. Sam shouts for the pilot to stop the plane, but he's out of runway and has to take off. Michael and Gray are left on the runway with the guards pointing guns at them while the plane carrying Fi, Sam and Jesse (and Rico) takes off.Fi tries to talk Rico into bringing the plane back around.Michael and Gray are brought into a cocaine processing plant and are being held by a couple of guards. Michael tries to talk Gray into working with him so they can get out of this mess, but Gray says he feels better taking his chances with the cocaine dealer.WIth the plane now on the ground somewhere, Jesse, Sam and Fi realize it's full of cocaine more than enough to get MIchael back.Dixon takes Maddy to an annex building where the FAA computers are held, but the regular guard, Albert, isn't there. Another guard is working, so Dixon can't get into the room. Maddy bursts into the room and asks the other guard where Albert is, pretending to be Albert wife and saying that Albert is cheating on her. She manages to get the guard to open the override station door, fills the door jamb with cigarette butts on the sly and walks the guard to another part of the building while Dixon sneaks into the now-unlocked override room to work his magic.Michael and Gray are about to face some electrically charged interrogation by Ramiro Vasquez, the owner of the cargo company. Vasquez asks each of them where his plane is headed. Michael says they don't want the drugs or the plane, but Vasquez hits him with the voltage. Vasquez turns to Gray and asks him where the plane is headed and Michael nervously watches. Gray says he doesn't remember. Vasquez hits him with the voltage, as well.Sam and Jesse find a kid in town with a cell phone and he haggles a bit, but sells it to them for $20 and a scope. Sam calls Vasquez and tells him to take pictures of Michael and Gray and drop them at a hotel in downtown. When that happens, Sam says, Vasquez will get the GPS coordinated for his plane. After he hangs up, Gray tells Vasquez, who knows that Gray and Michael were fighting and that's why they fell out of the plane, that if he lets him go, he'll get the plane, the drugs and the chance to kill Michael and his friends for stealing his plane.Gray convinces Vasquez to play along and tells him that the group was headed to Miami and it shouldn't be hard to find the plane. Gray tells Michael that he's completing his mission to get rid of the four of them. Michael tries to tell Gray that Card isn't looking out for him, but Gray says that based on what he read in Michael's file, he's clearly a threat to national security.Maddy pays a visit to Card, working to hide her real feelings toward him. Card asks Maddy if she's heard from Michael and she says no. Card digs a little deeper and asks if Michael left behind a secret phone to be able to reach her. Maddy says she's gotten used to not communicating with Michael when he's gone.The kid whose cell phone Sam and Jesse bought calls the phone and tells them that some guys with guns are asking around about a stolen plane. Fi says the best play is to let Vasquez have his cargo. She's going to hide in the plane to try to break Michael free. Soon enough, Vasquez and his men show up. Fi hides in the plane and Sam and Jesse flee in a car they stole.Sam and Jesse are waiting near the airport and the plane finally shows up. With the plane on the ground and Rico the only one left on it, Fiona makes her move and pulls her gun on him again. Meanwhile, inside, Vasquez wants to know where Michael's friends went. Michael claims he doesn't really know them that well because he'd just put the team together. Fi opens a gate to let Sam and Jesse in. Jesse is going to prepare the plane while Sam and Fi work toward getting Michael.Vasquez shocks and starts kicking Michael some more before Gray finally speaks up. He says he can find them if Vasquez gives him a cell phone and a computer. Vasquez agrees and has one of his men release him. Gray immediately knocks out the guard and pulls the gun on Vasquez. He shoots Vasquez twice in the chest. Michael asks Gray why he did that and Gray that a guy who takes 15,000 volts to save his friends is not the same guy he read about in the file. He uncuffes Michael and hands him a gun. They head out and there's a big gunfight.Sam and Fi hear the gunfight and set off a gas explosion as a cover. Michael and Gray run out, they all jump on the plane and Michael knows he has to explain why Gray is with him.The plane takes off and everyone sits in silence. Michael tells Gray they're going to have to keep their heads down. He asks Gray if he'll help him go after Card. Gray asks if he has a choice and Michael says he bought himself a choice by saving Michael's life. Gray says it won't be easy to chase down Gray. "He sees around corners, he knows you, he knows me," Gray says. Michael says that's what he's counting on: "He'll never suspect that I'm working with the man who killed my brother." Gray starts to say, "If I could take that shot back" Michael says he can't, but adds, "just help me get the man who gave you that order."The plane lands and Maddy is there to greet it. Michael and Fi talks quickly about whether or not to tell Maddy who Gray is, and Michael says there's no reason to. Maddy is glad Michael made it back. She asks if he found the man he was looking for and Michael says, "Not yet, but soon."Gray heads to meet with Card while Michael and Sam watch from afar. Gray has to sell the story, and he does. He tells Card, "Michael Westen is dead." Card's response: "I'm proud of you, kid."
12Means & Ends
Michael and Fi sit peacefully by the water when Gray shows up. Gray says Card is getting comfortable and wants Gray to torch Michael's loft and see if there are any clues. Fi doesn't like the plan but Michael says they need to take advantage of the chance to spoon feed Card whatever information they want him to have. Michael convinces Fi it's the right way to go, and they all head to the loft to clear things out.At the loft, Ayn from prison knocks on the door. She tells Fi that they need to talk. Ayn says there's a dirty detective named Garza after her. She doesn't know what he's going to do, but she needs help. Michael says it's not a good time, but Fi says they're going to help her anyway.Ayn leaves and Fi explains to Michael that she would have been dead without Ayn's help in prison. Michael says they can't go up against a cop right now, so Fi says she'll do it herself.Gray calls Card from the loft. He says he found something that looks like Michael was putting something together. He seems unsettled, but tells Gray to put together what he has and light the place up. Fi decides to burn the loft with Michael. She notes that it's the only home they've shared, but Michael says it won't be the last.Michael shows up at Maddy's place. He tells her he had to burn the loft. She knows that Gray kills Nate and she wants Michael to set up a meeting.Sam is helping Fi, but he's none too pleased about it. He meets Ayn's young son and goes along with it. Inside her apartment, Ayn tells Fi and Sam that she killed one of Garza's informants because he was beating her sister and Garza let him do it. Garza shows up at the apartment with Ayn's parole officer. Ayn decides to stay behind for fear of appearing guilty if she runs. Sam, Fi and Amare, Ayn's son, sneak out the back. Meanwhile, Garza and the cops come in and he plants some drugs to get Ayn arrested.Back in "the nicest safe house" on Earth, the gang puts together a plan to get Ayn out. Michael realizes Garza wants another CI that could get him close to the local gang leader who killed his partner. So they decide to send Jesse in to pose as a potential new informant.Jesse meets with Garza at a diner. Garza is skeptical, but decides to have Jesse prove how tight he is with Sherrod, the gang leader. Garza drives Jesse to Sherrod's bar. He tells Jesse to go inside and take a picture of the inside of Sherrod's office. Inside, Jesse calls Fi and asks her to get over there to help him complete the job, because there's a very large guard in front of what's likely a locked door. She's on her way.Michael and Sam listen in on another meeting between Gray and Card and Michael gets worried that Card has figured out they're all alive. Sam thinks Michael is being paranoid but when the meeting ends with Card tells Gray that he'll give him more information in another couple of days, Michael takes off. With Sam chasing him, Michael confronts Gray and asks about whether he's pulling some kind of double move on him. Gray says he couldn't push Card too much because he's already spooked. He asks Michael to give him some time.Fi shows up at the bar where Jesse is waiting and she breaks into Sherrod's office while Jesse essentially volunteers to get himself pulverized by Sherrod's guard and Sherrod works in a couple of kicks of his own on Jesse after he causes a bit of a scene. Fi snaps the photo of Sherrod's office, leaves the phone on the bar for Jesse to grab it and takes off. Jesse brings the phone back out to Garza, who is sold after seeing the photo.The plan now is to get Garza to steal a weapon from the police locker and catch him doing it. The blackmail will be enough to get him to leave Ayn alone.Sam asks Amare to help him put together the listening device that Jesse is going to plant into Garza's radio so they can track him.Jesse meets with Garza and asks for his phone and radio. He takes them apart, giving him a chance to replace Garza's radio battery with the bugged one. He claims that a friend of his got locked up after talking to a cop who was wired. Jesse tells Garza to get a gun from an unsolved case and pop a couple of shots off so Jesse can kill Sherrod and the bullets won't match up with the gun.Maddy shows up at a marina to meet with Gray. Michael asks her if she's absolutely sure she wants to do this. He doesn't want things to get worse. She goes and talks to Gray. She thanks him for agreeing to meet, then asks him about his training and why her son died if he's so good at his job as a sniper. He says he was worried about the wind and trajectory so he used a higher caliber bullet even though he knew it would go through Anson and hit whoever was holding him. She tells him Nate's full name and tells Gray, "Next time you fire a bullet that could end someone's life, you know their name.""Yes, ma'am," Gray says softly, with tears in his eyes. "I'm sorry."Garza shows up to meet with Jesse, and Sam and Fi watch from afar on video. But Garza didn't steal the gun. He shows up in his full, formal police uniform and says he's not going to steal from the evidence locker because that's not who he is. He tells Jesse to stay away from the neighborhood this afternoon. Garza is apparently headed to handle Sherrod himself, but Jesse is worried Garza is going to get himself killed. They realize that if this happens, Ayn will rot in prison, Amare will go to foster care, and they just got a cop killed.Fi goes to get some guns to try to protect Garza. Michael grabs some, too, saying he should've been in from the beginning.Sam and Jesse listen through the bug as Garza says a prayer before confronting Sherrod. Sam thinks Garza is preparing to die. They're helpless without weapons to do anything. Garza calls Sherrod out and the neighborhood clears out quickly. Sherrod comes down to face Garza with three men at his side. He hits Garza across the face with a gun, knocking him to the ground. FI and Michael show up.Michael decides to show them how professionals get down to business. He has Fi, Sam and Jesse plant C-4 on some cars, and Michael talks to Sherrod through Garza's radio. He tells him to surrender and when Sherrod blows him off, Michael introduces himself by detonating a couple of cars. Sam and Jesse take some shots toward Sherrod and his men from afar and suddenly they have Sherrod's attention. He wants to retreat, but Michael instructs Sherrod and his men to surrender their weapons to Garza. Police backup shows up and Garza picks up his radio and says, "Thank you. Whoever you are."Ayn is back home with her son, still in disbelief that Fi was able to get her out of jail. They tell Ayn about how Garza decided he couldn't go beyond a certain line, and she thinks that's good for him. She's just glad to have a second chance.Michael visits Maddy and vows to make Card pay for what he's done. Maddy tells Michael that she's leaving Miami. She says she can't go on living in a place where everything reminds her of the "sons" she's lost. Michael says he's still there, but she says, "I don't know about that." She tells Michael that when this business is over with Card, she wants him to start over, too.Michael, Sam, Fi and Jesse are staked out around a hotel where Gray is going to meet with Card. They listen to the greetings but then lost Gray's signal. Michaels sees that Card brought a team. Michael and Sam head toward the hotel. Michael thinks Card is going to hang all of the wrongdoing around Gray and have him arrested.Michael kicks down the door to the room and Card is quite surprised to see him. Michael tells Card to show his hands, and we all see that Card has a gun with a silencer trained on Gray. He keeps it there while Michael tries to tell him to drop the weapon. Card shoots Gray and then tries to remind Michael that Gray was the one who killed Anson and Nate. Michael tells Card that he tried to have him killed. Card says that was like his own "personal hell."Card goes on to give a whole speech about how they can set up the scene to make it look like Gray shot at Card and Card had to shoot back. He asks Michael if they can put all this behind them and "move into the future."Michael puts his gun down and nods. Card puts his gun away and says, "I'm so proud of you, son."With that, bang. Michael shoots Card square in the forehead.
13Over the Line
Previously on 'Burn Notice': Michael's brother Nate was killed by a sniper while they were trying to apprehend Anson Fuller. Michael's old CIA mentor Tom Card pointed Michael to the man who killed Nate, Tyler Gray. Michael set off to find Gray, which he did before realizing that Card had set him up to be killed. Gray agreed to help get Card to confess on tape, which he did before Card killed Gray and then Michael shot Card in the head.'Over the Line': Michael stands over Card's body and Sam walks in and sees the scene. He notices that Card's gun is still in his holster, but Michael says he did what he had to do. Sam holds Michael against a wall and yells at him, saying he should have checked with him before making that call. With Card's team coming up to the room, Sam and Michael have to make a run for it. They decide to go out through the balcony. Michael calls Fiona, who is outside and sees the security and cops swarming the building. Michael and Sam have made it up to the ninth floor, but have no way of leaving the hotel without being caught.Olivia Riley, a "CIA heavy hitter," appears to be running the operation. Fiona and Jesse confirm there isn't one uncovered exit out of the hotel for Michael. He's trapped.Riley takes command, settling an argument from a local fire chief by telling him he's taking orders from her now. Michael asks Fiona to meet him in the north side alley.Michael tells Sam he has a plan, btu Sam doesn't trust that Michael won't go off and kill someone else. Michael insists that Sam listen to the plan. Michael knows he has to create action, so while the hotel is being locked down, he goes out into the open and apparently knowing he's being watched by security cameras puts a hotel employee in a choke hold. One of the CIA agents watching the cameras confirms right away that it's Michael Westen and Riley sends a team to the ninth floor immediately.The armed agents get to the ninth floor and Sam is kneeling over the hotel employee, saying he saw the guy who attacked the man running down the hall. Sam rides the elevator back down with the injured hotel employee while Michael gets a ride downstairs by standing on top of the elevator.Michael gets out and into the parking garage. He breaks into a car and hot wires it. Michael backs it out of the garage through a cinder block wall. That's where Jesse and Fi are waiting for him. They take off and a cop sees them but can't catch up.One of Riley's agents reports that Michael got out clean and they don't know how. She immediately goes looking for Sam, who is now outside and casually roaming around under his guise of being a concerned hotel employee. Riley asks Sam about Michael and he claims he doesn't know him. She thanks him and shakes his hand. He tells her his name is Chuck Finley, and she tells him, "That better be the last time you lie to me to day." She knows he's Sam Axe. And there are now two agents behind him.As they speed down the highway, Michael tells Fi and Jesse and that he killed Card. Jesse thinks about their options, but there aren't any. There's no tape of the exchange in the hotel room and the forensics will look like Card shot Gray in self defense, while Michael clearly didn't shoot Card in self defense. Fiona blows through a police roadblock as it's being set up and then uses some skillful driving and a quick parking job to outsmart the cops that give chase.Sam is in custody in a CIA van. She asks Sam where Michael is headed. He says he doesn't know Michael that well. Riley vows to catch Michael with or without his help. Sam's phone starts ringing and Riley hands it to an agent who hooks it to a computer to track the location of where the call is coming from.Fiona tells Michael to call his mom because it might be his only chance. He tells her to meet him the next morning at his dad's old fishing spot. Michael pulls the SIM card from the phone and it goes dead on the CIA computer. It was on the way to Homestead when it died. Riley goes through some possible locations and mentions a storage unit. Sam flinches at this, which Riley catches in the reflection of her computer screen. That's where they're headed.Sure enough, Michael, Jesse and Fi are at their storage unit loading up supplies. Michael takes some extra time to put a bug together to try to get "ears" on the agents. He wires it up to the light above the car license plate holder on the red Hyundai, which is going to stay behind while Michael, Jesse and Fi take off in their truck.Riley finds Fi's car at the storage shed. She tells Sam that he needs to decide whether he wants this to end for him with a slap on the wrist or life in prison.Riley tells Sam she's confused by him, because he's a patriot and is protecting a killer. Sam assures her that Michael is not the bad guy here. She asks if he was there when Michael shot Card, and Sam says he wasn't. But he was there when he saw Nate get shot because of Card and when Card tried to bomb them in Panama. She asks Sam whether he would have shot Card in cold blood and he says, "No, of course not."Michael, Fi and Jesse are listening to the whole conversation through the bug. Meanwhile, Michael and Jesse tell Fi that Riley is a legend in the CIA.Riley tells Sam she'll throw him in a hole with Michael unless he helps find Michael. She promises Sam no jail time if he gets her to Michael. Sam asks how it happens, and Fi is shocked. Sam asks for assurance that Michael will get a fair shake. She does. Sam tells her they were supposed to rendezvous at the Copperfield Marina, where there's a boat ready to go. Riley tells Sam he made the right decision. Jesse is impressed that Sam, with his neck on the line, is still taking one for the team. Michael says he's going to turn himself in. Jesse tells him that won't fix the situation. Michael wants to know what will, because he doesn't want to let Sam take the fall for something he did. Fi says they should go to Copperfield Marina and try to split up the team and grab Sam. Jesse first thinks it's crazy to go to the one place where they'll be looking for the group. Michael says they should go. Jesse goes along.Agents show up at Maddy's house and ask if she's heard from Michael. She asks whether she should be worried. She invites them in after hearing something about a fugitive alert on one of the agents' radios. Maddy goes into the kitchen and writes down everything she's hearing on the radio.Sam sees Riley carrying a photo of Michael that was taken by a highway camera two miles outside of Copperfield Marina. Sam, realizing there's a move taking place, tries to come along for the ride but Riley tells him he's headed to the detention center. Sam tells her he doesn't want to see anyone get hurt and insists that he could talk Michael down. Riley agrees to bring Sam.Michael, Jesse and Fi set up synchronized blasts at a "choke point" a narrow spot in the road where the cops will all be headed. Jesse sets himself up to do some cover fire that will further distract the agents and allow the group to pull Sam away.Riley asks Sam to point out in a satellite picture which boat is Michael's. Sam points one out and makes up a story about having gone fishing on the boat two weeks ago. He says he was reeling in a barracuda and put a mark on the side of the boat. Riley tells the driver to stop the van immediately. She tells Sam how that mark got there on a fishing trip two weeks ago when the picture was taken six months ago.Riley gets out of the van and says it looks like something was about to go down. She wants to know what they were planning, immediately. Jesse sees the agents start to search the area. They find the explosive devices on the left and right. The field ops look at the detonators and realize that Michael and the group are within 350 meters."This ends now," Riley says.Michael and Fi watch the agents survey the area. They're setting up the perimeter. Riley tells her agents that once backup arrives they'll take Michael out. Sam asks about trying to get Michael peacefully and Riley says that went out of the window once Michael set them up for an ambush.Trapped, Jesse finds a storm drain that might be their only way out. Michael decides to turn his phone back on and use himself as bait to lure Riley away for long enough to give Jesse and Fi time to grab Sam.Michael calls Sugar, his old neighbor. Before the agents start tracking the call, Michael tells Sugar to answer "yes" to every question he asks. Knowing that the agents are listening, Michael asks Sugar a series of questions about whether he has supplies, including explosives and a helicopter, ready for their escape. Sugar says "yes" to everything, as instructed. The call disconnects.Riley's sidekick tracks Michael's location to within two meters in a corner of a warehouse building at the marina. Riley takes off, leaving Sam in the van alone.Riley sends her team to find Michael, who sets up a block of C-4 with bullets in it to simulate gunfire after he walks away.Meanwhile, Jesse and Fi try to move toward the van to get Sam. A sniper has set up on a nearby roof and is looking for a clean shot at Michael. Riley instructs him not to hesitate to take a shot. With three agents now having found Michael and pointing guns at him, he turns and gives himself up, raising his arms. Suddenly, an order comes over the radio instructing the agents not to take the shot.It's Jesse on the radio giving the instruction. The agent asks Riley to confirm the stand-down order and Jesse hands her the radio as we see he's pointing a gun at her while Fi is cuffing her sidekick. She confirms the order, and the agents lower their guns.Riley tells Jesse that he's made the biggest mistake of his life. Sam joins Jesse and Fi as they walk away. Meanwhile, Michael walks right through the line of armed agents toward the exit of the building.The tables now turned, Michael, Sam, Jesse and Fi lead a handcuffed Riley out of the CIA van. He tells Riley his side of the story: That Card was running unauthorized ops around the world and using Anson, Gray and Michael to do it. He says he was protecting his country, and Riley says she doesn't care. She tells Michael he and his friends are now enemies of the United States of America. He uncuffs her and tells her it should take about an hour to get back to the road. She tells him she'll chase him to the end of the Earth if she has to, and he says he'll see her there.Michael meets Maddy at the old fishing spot. He tells her he killed Card."Good," she says. "He deserved it."Maddy knows it isn't over. Michael tells her the CIA is after him. He adds that Sam, Jesse and Fi helped him escape and the CIA is after all of them. She tells Michael that even if they're being chased she's going to stay at home. She tells him that he and the group will need a lifeline to the real world and insists on staying.Michael tells Maddy this is a fight he can't win. She tells him he has two choices: "You can give up now, or you can go down swinging."
14Down & Out
Previously on Burn Notice: Michael shot Card (John C. McGinley) between the eyes after Card killed Tyler Gray (Kenny Johnson). Michael went on the run and CIA heavy hitter Olivia Riley (Sonja Sohn) is on Michael's heels. But Jesse, Sam and Fi helped get Michael out of Riley's grasp and she she vowed to hunt him down to the ends of the Earth, and he said he'd see her there.Down and Out: Sam gets his new identity, "Randy Weems," and he's annoyed after seeing his new passport, provided by Fi's ID guy. Sam's girlfriend Elsa (Jennifer Taylor) shows up and says she was delayed by construction at the end of the marina. Sam checks it out and realizes their cover is blown. The construction workers are actually agency guys. The Coast Guard is coming by sea.Sam asks Elsa for her car and tells her to tell the CIA agents that her car was stolen. She also has to tell them she doesn't know Sam. After one last kiss, Sam has to go with Michael, Fi and Jesse.Michael apologizes but Sam doesn't want to hear it. He tells Michael to "just drive." Michael barely squeezes Elsa's SUV through the road block that was in the works and they get away. Riley emerges, upset at the fact that the gang has again eluded her.Sam tracks down his old buddy, Dixon (David Fickas), at his day job to ask for another little favor. He needs Dixon to get in touch with a smuggler he knows, named Schmidt. Dixon says Schmidt is in hiding. Sam starts to speak loudly about Dixon's life as a hacker and Dixon agrees to help if Sam will just be quiet.Maddy is taking photos and notes about who's keeping surveillance on her house and Michael's loft. She finds the same guy at both places and figures he's the main guy who wants to find Michael.Dixon takes Fi to meet Schmidt (Patton Oswalt), who is reluctant to help and is looking to get off the grid. He's upset with Dixon for bringing "the most radioactive man in Miami" to his doorstep. Schmidt doesn't want to say much about why he's in hiding, but says there's "a big scary guy who wants to grind me into dust."Schmidt goes to the kitchen to make Sam a drink, but instead tosses a flash-bang grenade at them and attempts to escape. Michael tracks him down and turns Schmidt's gun against him. Michael says they'll help with whatever problem Schmidt has, but they'll need his help getting out of the country.Schmidt tells them he's "marked for death." He says that a year ago, a Syrian woman comes to him looking for help to escape an abusive marriage. It turns out she's was married to Jabbar Hamady, an ex-Syrian intelligence officer cum gun-runner who has a problem "letting go." Schmidt tells Michael and the crew that if they can get rid of Jabbar Hamady, he'll get them new identities and anything else they need. Sam agrees, but requires that Schmidt get him a new identity of Chuck Finley. That's non-negotiable.Sam and Michael strategize, but Michael again tries to sympathize with Sam about losing Elsa. Michael proposes luring Hamady to Schmidt's last remaining warehouse. When Hamady and his men arrive, they're going to run into a "disgruntled employee" of Schmidt's.Michael gets into position to look like he's been tortured and Fi puts a hot curling iron on his back to simulate the marks that would be made by shocks from a car battery.Meanwhile, Riley shows up at Maddy's place and asks her why she was around Michael's loft taking photos. Riley advises Maddy that if she's helping Michael, she could be guilty of a federal crime. Riley asks Maddy to sign a form saying she'll cooperate fully with the CIA's investigation. Maddy goes it easily. Riley asks Maddy to call if she hears anything. Riley tells Maddy that some men outside were checking that her phone lines are working correctly. They also were searching the rest of her house.Hamady and his men burst into the warehouse and after a brief gun fight for show, Sam, Jesse and Schmidt leave, with Michael staying behind as if he was in the process of being interrogated by Schmidt. Michael is looking to gather some intel on Hamady. First, though, he has to convince his enemies he's worth more alive than dead.Michael says he used to work for Schmidt and says he can help them find Schmidt. The first armed man says Michael "lives for now," and they will take him to Jabbar.Michael is brought in a hood to a Syrian restaurant to meet with Jabbar, who says Schmidt took something from him. Michael convinces Jabbar that he knows where Schmidt lives.Schmidt is upset with Sam about his house and all his possessions now being part of the plan. Jesse shows up and says he paid a kid to ride his bike by Maddy's house. She'd propped a rake against the garage that's their signal to have a meeting.Maddy ditches the agents tailing her car and meets with Fi. She reports that Riley paid a visit and knows about everything, and bugged the house. Maddy also reports that they had someone following her. Fi gives Maddy a burner cell phone to use if she needs to contact him. Maddy asks Fi to promise that she and Michael won't again leave without saying goodbye. Fi promises and they share a tearful hug.Sam and Jesse talks about where they'll go when this whole thing is over. Sam suggests Antigua and Jesse says there's no way he's going there or anywhere in the West Indies because of a bad girlfriend experience. He'll tell Sam the story if they get out of the U.S. alive.Schmidt calls Sam and Jesse from his warehouse where Jabbar's men have found him and are trying to track him down. He went in hopes of salvaging something of his investment, thinking they would have already been gone. They bust into Schmidt's office.Michael is patiently waiting at the restaurant for a chance to strike when Jabbar brings in Schmidt, who was captured at the warehouse.Jabbar has taken Schmidt and Michael into the kitchen and heats the blade of a knife to start interrogating Schmidt. Michael steps up and offers to help Jabbar. He says he was a special forces interrogator and can get a truth serum delivered if he can make a phone call. Jabbar agrees to have his men get a phone.Sam, Jesse and Fi are sitting around wondering where Michael is when Michael calls and plays up a conversation about needing this chemical. Sam figures out it's a poison, not a truth serum, and says they'll need an ambulance, too. Sam asks Fi to call her EMT friend to be waiting nearby.Michael tells Jabbar he needs to get Schmidt into the freezer because the serum works better when the body is cold. Michael gets a second alone with Schmidt and tells him that as soon as he injects the chemical into him, he needs to resist for a moment and then tell him where he hid Jabbar's wife.Sam arrives with the poison. They inject him. Schmidt plays up resisting before answering the question of where Jabbar's wife is hidden. Schmidt says she's in Cyprus and reveals her name. Jabbar has his lieutenant make a call to Cyprus to confirm Schmidt's information.Sam calls from the freezer and says Schmidt appears to have reacted badly to the serum. He claims Schmidt is dead. Michael and Sam convince Jabbar after his men confirm that his wife is, indeed, in Cyprus to let them dispose of Schmidt's body. They quickly shuffle him into the waiting ambulance and head to a hospital.Michael tells Fi that they're going to need the biggest armed response they can get at the restaurant. Fi dials the burner phone she gave to Maddy and Michael tells Maddy to say, aloud, "1212 Bayshore Avenue. I can be there." Michael knows the CIA is listening and will send a big response team if they think Michael is the person at the restaurant.In the ambulance, Schmidt's pulse is gone. They revive him. Schmidt asks if he was dead and Sam asks if he really wants to know. Schmidt says no, so they say little. But then Jesse says, "Yeah, a little. You were a little dead."Riley drops in again to see Maddy the next day. She says was surprised to have found a Syrian spy at a restaurant in Miami. Maddy thinks that "must have been some catch," but Riley says it was more of a consolation prize. She'd heard "somewhere" that Michael might be there. Maddy acts surprised and says, "Well, guess you can't believe everything you hear."Riley tells Maddy to tell Michael the next time she sees him, that Riley is coming for him. And if Maddy keeps helping him, she'll come for Maddy, too.Schmidt tells Michael and the crew that they might have to foot some of the bill for their overseas escape. Michael confirms it'd be the four of them. Fi tells Michael he might want to double check the head count.Sam is outside, lamenting the fact that the last time he kissed Elsa she was crying and he left her to be interrogated by the CIA so that they could escape.Michael apologizes once again, and asks Sam if he's going to escape with them. Sam says he's going to need to think about that.
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