Burn Notice: Season 1, Episode 5

Family Business (26 Jul. 2007)

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Michael takes on arms dealers for an airport worker, while Nate obsesses about the car and their dad's will.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jake Miller
Ari Zamar
Eli Zamar
Ilan Zamar
Hannia Guillen ...
Jessica Baldwin ...
Melody Miller
Rancel Hernandez Martinez ...


Nate 'volunteers' the brothers' 'joint services' to an airport official who accepted bribes from the Lebanese Zamar family. Eli, a retired Mossad, agent, runs an illegal arms business with his sons. Michael makes friends with the dumber junior, Ari, whose girlfriend Debbie falls for him a bit too much. Meanwhile late pa Weston's 'heirloom' car is coveted by both boys. Written by KGF Vissers

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Written by Les J.Correa/Amy Correa Bell
Performed by Amy Correa Bell
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18 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nate gets in trouble & Michael has to bail him out again, this time by helping an airport official get under the thumb of Eli, a retired Mossad, and his family business of illegal arms dealings. Michael goes undercover to achieve his goals. Also mike & Nate fight over their dad's car.

This episode had some pretty well-acted interesting bad guys and it was an hour well-spent. But, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, too self-contained. The 'burn notice' plot is falling by the wayside & it's a shame as that's the most intriguing aspect of the show. However Bruce Campbell's Sam character does shine in this episode so it's all good.

My Grade: B-

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