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"Burn Notice" Last Stand (2010)

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Writers:
Matt Nix (creator)
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Original Air Date:
16 December 2010 (Season 4, Episode 18)
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Plot:
Michael, Fi and Jesse are trapped in an abandoned hotel, held under siege by Vaughn's team of killers. Meanwhile, Sam and Madeline are forced to turn to congressman Cowley as their only hope to save them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jeffrey Donovan ... Michael Westen

Gabrielle Anwar ... Fiona Glenanne

Coby Bell ... Jesse Porter

Bruce Campbell ... Sam Axe

Sharon Gless ... Madeline Westen

Dylan Baker ... Raines
Pedro Moreno ... Vaughn's Lookout
Damon Sementilli ... Agent

John Doman ... Bill Cowley

Robert Wisdom ... Vaughn Anderson

Erin Beute ... Check-In Woman

Wil J. Jackson ... National Guardsman (as Wil Jackson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Elizabeth Bell ... Girl with Grandmother (uncredited)

Pearce Blair ... Major Contributor to the Senator (uncredited)

Cedric Dumornay ... National Guardsman (uncredited)
Don Festge ... Armed Nuclear Guard (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Stephen Surjik 
 
Writing credits
Matt Nix (creator)

Matt Nix (written by)

Produced by
Alfredo Barrios Jr. .... executive producer
William Burns .... co-producer
Ben Watkins .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Dickson 
 
Cinematography by
William Wages 
 
Casting by
Gayle Pillsbury 
 
Costume Design by
Danny Santiago 
 
Makeup Department
Erin Koplow .... makeup department head
Linda Schonning .... additional hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Nieves .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Dane .... leadman
Charles Guanci Jr. .... property master
Maureen Hendricks .... scenic foreman
Paul J. Hendricks .... construction foreman
Robert Kopp .... greensman
Michael Metzel .... construction coordinator
Elaine Victoria .... set decorator/buyer
Paul Vistocco .... key scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Scott Clements .... sound mixer
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Jake Eberle .... sound editor
Devin Joseph .... dialogue editor
Jacob Kemp .... sound utility
Sherry Klein .... re-recording mixer
Fred Kupfer .... boom operator
Jayme Mattler .... adr recordist
David Raines .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Andrew Morgado .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Keith Owen Harris .... special effects technician
Kurt Harris .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Leslie Allen .... visual effects supervisor
Pitir Furch .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Chick Bernhard .... stunts (as Chick Bernhardt)
Juan Bofill .... stunts (as Juan C. Bofill)
Jodi Lyn Brockton .... stunts
Dean Grimes .... lead stunt double
Erika Grimes .... stunts
Juan Carlos Hernandez .... Jesse Porter
Sammy Maloof .... stunt driver
Christopher Parker .... stunt performer
Kiana Politis .... lead stunt double
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunt driver
Jessika Brodosi .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Fisher .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jennifer Galipault .... second assistant camera: second unit
James J. Green .... dolly grip: "B" camera
Allie Kenyon .... camera production assistant
Mike McGowan .... director of photography: second unit
Sean Meyer .... electrician
Casey Osborne .... dolly grip: "A" camera
Jack Rose .... electrician
Grant Valentine .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Erin Fragetta .... casting assistant
Susan E. Ryan .... casting associate (as Susan Chaddock)
Angela Sorensen .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred J. Barrera .... costume assistant
Alfred J. Barrera .... wardrobe assistant
Kristen Lucio .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Wes Irwin .... post-production executive
Fred J. Julito .... on-line editor
Bill Missett .... on-line editor
Pam Moreau .... final colorist
Travers Morgan .... post-production associate
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Joanne Gelberg-Justiz .... key assistant location manager
Kris Gray .... location assistant
Jeremy N. Hernandez .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Jim Baldree .... music mixer
Kevin Bassinson .... music editor
John Dickson .... composer: theme music
John Dickson .... orchestrator
John Dickson .... score programmer
Sanaz Lavaedian .... music coordinator
Chris The Glove Taylor .... song production
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Don Baer .... driver
Richard P. Pecora .... driver
 
Other crew
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer
David Calisti .... second accounting assistant
Xavier Cortes .... production assistant
Brandon DePaolo .... assistant to writer
Mike Estes .... assistant: Bruce Campbell
Greg Hart .... assistant to Matt Nix
Jacci Herman .... production assistant
Esteban Hernandez .... production assistant
Alicia Nunez .... production assistant
Christina Pitassi .... payroll accountant
Giovanni Rodriguez .... set production assistant
Kevin A. Thomas .... production assistant
Pamela Lyn Weiss .... assistant to producers
Cordell Willis .... production assistant
Jelena Panfilova .... stand-in: Gabrielle Anwar (uncredited)
Alex Puma .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matt Nix  creator

Sound Department
Matthew Olivo .... sound effects editor
 
Other crew
José Lázaro Brañas .... set production assistant
Annette Gonzalez .... assistant to producer
Easmanie Michel .... office production assistant
Todd Spears .... first assistant accountant
Lazaro Trejo .... production assistant
 
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Runtime:
43 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: When Michael is in the limo, his watch is on his right arm when rubs his eyes and immediately after the watch is on his left arm instead.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Michael Westen:[narrative] In any desperate situation, the temptation is always to act immediately. It's understandable, but unwise. No matter how bad things are, the first step is always the same: assess the threat and figure out how bad things really are.
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Season 4: Sticks to formula and hits its marks again for an easily enjoyable season of spy-related light-entertainment, 13 March 2011
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

The challenge here is for me to try and get through my review of season 4 without writing "hey, it is what it is". This is going to be really difficult because the fourth season of Burn notice sticks really close to its formula, focuses on its core strengths and doesn't wander into areas where it hasn't already found audiences that are happy. So basically this is more of the same that we have already seen, but I don't mean that in a dismissive negative way – even if I could review this by copy/pasting from season 3.

Season 4 sees Michael approaches by Vaughan (an Agency man) who is looking for someone to help him uncover who was behind Simon's actions in the third season. Reluctantly Michael agrees but in the process of one mission accidentally burns another spy, condemning him to the same fate Michael himself is trying to escape. With this burnt spy (Jesse) on board with the team, the weekly missions helping others continue while the overall investigation into Simon's background reveals much more threatening forces and information out there – pitching former friends as enemies and former enemies as friends.

As before the "overall" thread is not as strong as it should be. It tends to fill a small part of each episode just to remind us that it is there and then is specifically focused on for the fall and season finales so that the viewer has a cliff-hanger of some sort to come back for. To me this is a shame because it means that the show never really grips me in the way that a story about spies, betrayal, covert missions and the like really should do. Instead it generally keeps things on the level of The A-Team, with weekly jobs making up the majority of the time. Of course the good thing is that these are mostly enjoyable with plenty of TV-level action, a touch of humour and plenty of fantasy nonsense that is like bubble-gum for the mind. Weston is nearly a parody of himself now with his "when doing X it is important to remember Y" voice-overs but it is all good fun and I enjoyed it for what it is.

And that is the way to come to it. It is the same show as it has been since the first season, albeit that the confidence of having a strong viewer base and several seasons green-lit for the future means that it is pretty comfortable and confident in what it does. Yes it isn't stretching itself but the formula does work well enough for it to be solid light entertainment. At times it wears the coat of being something darker or more complex but I have learnt not to be taken in too much by that as essentially the formula will be roughly the same most of the time. The lead three are good value as before – nothing brilliant but they know what they are doing and they play it well. The addition of Bell adds some freshness to the group while also adding to the plotting, while Gless is increasingly fun the more exaggerated she becomes. The various guest stars are OK but they do rather come and go. The Wire's Wisdom is a decent character but you have others who show up for an episode or maybe two right down to someone like Michael Ironside who is in it for literally a few minutes for no real reason. Locations are like a member of the cast and they are well used – very flashy, always sunny and with lots of nice bright primary colours to makes things look great.

Season 4 of Burn Notice is more of the same but this is again not a particularly bad thing because the formula is kept fresh by having decent weekly and season-long plots. Sometimes it gets a bit full of itself or has episodes that don't really hit the spot formula-wise but they still work and still entertain on the level that you want. It is a valid criticism that Burn Notice has been going for years and has at least another 2 seasons coming but yet hasn't gotten better and hasn't risen above the level of "light entertainment" but ultimately this is not always a dirty word and, while the show fades in my memory as soon as it finishes, I do find each episode to be pretty easy to enjoy when I meet it on its terms.

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