Burn Notice: Season 4, Episode 1

Friends and Enemies (3 Jun. 2010)

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While Michael contemplates working with a man who is trying to uncover the identity of the arms dealers who were responsible for Simon's escape, the old gang helps a lawyer who has been green-lighted for death by a biker gang.

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Michael finds himself the prisoner of the man who ordered his burn revoked, but expects his help to catch an arms dealer involved in major crime, then releases Mike in Miami. Meanwhile Sam and Fiona, who ignored his whereabouts, have accepted the case of decent lawyer Winston, who is the physical target of Big Ed's biker gang, the Breakers. Mike takes charge and manages to turn Ed himself against his ambitious chief bully. Written by KGF Vissers

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(at around 32 mins) During the shoot-out between Michael et al and the bikers as the camera angle changes from front to side to back of the car the rear-view mirror appears and disappears depending on the camera angle. See more »

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Michael Westen: [narrative] Name brands and decor can often tell you a lot about who you're dealing with. Official agencies operate with government budgets. You can usually rule out the idea of federal involvement as soon as you see a pricey antique or a pair of $1200 shoes.
Vaughn Anderson: Michael Westen, in the flesh. It's an honor, truly. Hey, have a piece of fruit. We get the best tangerines here.
Michael Westen: Where am I?
Vaughn Anderson: [pouring a drink] Ah, well... some folks... call it, a... private holding facility; others, a secret ...
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The Beginning of the End?
6 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's become blatantly obvious that the shows RUGGED INSISTENCE on "sticking to the formula" will be its downfall. Either writer/director Matt Nix isn't bright enough to break from the "Michael has a client despite that being a detriment the the current story" cliché, or he isn't brave enough. But until he either hires a writer/has a guest director who is... every episode is going to suffer.

And THIS episode is destined to go down as the worst of the entire run.

I personally felt the finale of Season 3 was the most important and dramatic move the series ever made, finally opening up some real and important growth and development for all of the characters.

All that was IMMEDIATELY squandered not five minutes into the beginning of the first episode of Season 4. Where, despite quite literally the world being at stake, it was back to the formula and dry ice on any character or plot development.

The addition of a few new faces this season is *not* breaking from the formula and only serves to underline that you could have dozens of new characters who you would barely notice were there if you stuck to the tired script that Matt Nix is sticking to.

Here's hoping that Season 5 finds the show in the hands of a writer with more of a vision leaving Matt Nix to do what he does best (namely blow things up.)


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