Burn Notice: Season 6, Episode 1

Scorched Earth (14 Jun. 2012)

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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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Doman ...
Daryl Jordan
Guard Carter
Guard Hill
Frightened Employee
Head of Security
Amy Wegmann ...
News Announcer
Matt Nye ...
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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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 »


Michael Westen: [he and Sam are pinned down by a pair of security guards] Anson could see us at the gate. He's gotta be in one of those windows. We gotta get in there, Sam.
Sam Axe: Oh, yeah? How do you propose to do that with our new friends outside?
Michael Westen: We're gonna have to go through 'em.
Sam Axe: Whoa, whoa. Mike, slow down. I mean, I know you want to nail Anson...
Michael Westen: I am *not* losing him, Sam!
Sam Axe: They got both exits covered, and if this gonna be a bloodbath, I'm out, because the guys outside are just doing their jobs. Even if they ...
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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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