Burn Notice: Season 5, Episode 17

Acceptable Loss (8 Dec. 2011)

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While Michael turns to Vaughn to get answers about Anson, the rest of the crew helps Jesse's friend take down a diplomat dealing in blood diamonds.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yash Ahluwalia
Ian Covey
Vaughn Anderson
Tim Bass ...
Yash's Guard
Officer #1
Officer #2


Menial State Department official Ian Covey asks Jesse's help to set up his Asian boss, Yash Ahluwalia, who abuses his diplomatic immunity for systematic dealing in blood diamonds, at any cost, even life. Looking into nightmare Anson, Michael must find a way to lean on Guantanamo-incarcerated Vaughn, who is forced to go trough his file and ultimately brings terrible news. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Fiona finds the copy of Vaughn's passport in the file, the birthdate used is September 14th, 1953, the same birthday of Robert Wisdom - the actor who plays Vaughn. See more »


Vaughn's passport shows that the date of issue is 12 Oct 2002 and the expiration date is 12 Oct 2013. U.S. passports are only valid for 10 years after they are issued, not 11 years and one day. If the date of issue is correct, the correct expiration date would be 11 Oct 2012. See more »


Michael Westen: You read the files. What is Anson planning? Is he trying to disappear? What is his play here?
Vaughn Anderson: Look, those numbers- they're not just bank accounts and blind trusts. They're linked to real things.
Michael Westen: What things?
Vaughn Anderson: Look, our organization- it wasn't just run on burned spies. We had an infrastructure. We had transport companies, supply depots, weapons manufacturers- legit businesses, all set up to serve our purposes. Without them in place, we would not exist!
Michael Westen: What does this have to do with Anson?
Vaughn Anderson: ...
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