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With Fiona now in custody and facing an old foe inside prison, Michael pulls out all the stops to take on Anson.








Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Doman ...
Daryl Jordan
Guard Carter
Guard Hill
Frightened Employee
Head of Security
Amy Wegmann ...
News Announcer
Stoner Teen (as Matthew Sterling Nye)


Fiona hoped her confession would allow to protect Michael by sending the federal authorities after Anson, but hostile interrogator Jason Bly even tries to trick her into believing Mike is dead. In fact Jesse found Andon's trail, so Mike and Sam, who gets it bad for not preventing Fi's 'escpae' to surrender, stage a truck accident to overtake him. Anson however anticipated and set an elaborate trap in a vast chemical plant, where he sets them up for his murder of a security guard. Mike however surprisingly gets almost unconditionally the limited rescue team agent Pearce can sort of spare after the air strip disaster. Written by KGF Vissers

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14 June 2012 (USA)  »

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As Fiona is being finger printed, the computer screen reveals that she is charged with capital murder, evading arrest, and destruction of public property. Her only listed alias is Kelly Minch. She is described as a white, female, foreign national with her place of birth being Ireland. Her birthday is listed as February 4, 1969 (Gabrielle Anwar's birthday is February 4, 1970). According to the FBI's statistics, Fiona is 5'3" and 125 lbs with green eyes (Gabrielle Anwar's eyes are actually grey-blue and would be classified as blue, not green) and brown hair. See more »


After the building explodes and Michael is calling Sam's name, the camera angle shows the fire and damaged building. Through a small opening in some casing, we can see Sam's light-blue shirt twice as the building is shown on fire before we see Sam come running with the man he has rescued. See more »


Daryl Jordan: [holding Jesse at gunpoint] Where's Michael Westen?
Jesse Porter: You go first. The woman who lives here - where is she?
Daryl Jordan: [pistol whipping Jesse to his knees] You have five seconds to tell me where Michael Westen is.
Jesse Porter: Just hold on.
Daryl Jordan: Five.
Jesse Porter: I can help you...
Daryl Jordan: Four.
Jesse Porter: -if you help me.
Daryl Jordan: Three.
Jesse Porter: Hold on. Listen to me.
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New Season - "New Characters"?
17 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

The long awaited season opener, yet again did not fit the mold of our past Burn Notice experiences. While the last iteration of "the Organization's" take down almost entirely occurred while we weren't watching; this season takes up mere seconds from where we left off - and what have they done with "our" characters? More unsettled than we've ever seen him, Michael became almost an entirely different character: moody, sullen, edgy, uncertain and impulsive. Sam was more in charge than we've ever seen him. He's always been the "moral compass" to the group; but now, with Mike's loss of direction, Sam pretty much saved the day first suggesting the plan then keeping Mike centered as they chased around Miami trying to foil Anson's get away.

And Fiona revealed a greater depth than she's ever been allowed to show

  • she's really not bad when the writers don't have her whining,
manipulating and playing macho for Michael. Of course her confession now needs to be "vetted" by the feds – and who would be up to the task? Neither she nor Michael are without "government types" anxious to see them behind bars.

And even Jesse and Madeline revealed a side of them we haven't seen before. Both were self-sufficient in their help toward Michael, and at least one of them can still be a blackmail target for Anson. For my tastes, their new found competence is a very welcome change. Will this hold once we get back to dealing with "clients?" Anson, who shaved his mustache, was the only one who hadn't seemed to change; and, frankly, if it were up to me - we'd be done with him by now. Arrogant, condescending and still a classic sociopath he see's all his predicament as Michael's fault; which, we're glad to say: we hope so.

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