Michael Westen, a seasoned US 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 trusted former FBI informer Sam and his ex girlfriend Fiona. Written by
Trouble in paradise.
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Did You Know?
During his 15-year tenure as a spy Michael worked mainly in eastern Europe and the Middle East. As a result he speaks fluent Russian and Farsi and describes his command of the Polish language as rusty. He doesn't know Spanish and is mocked repeatedly throughout the series for living in Miami without being able to converse in Spanish. See more
During the opening montage, we see Michael boarding a tricycle-gear aircraft, but the aircraft seen flying out is a DC-3, a tail-dragger. See more
You say tomato, I say pimp.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.188