Burn Notice: Season 5, Episode 18

Fail Safe (15 Dec. 2011)

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When Anson demands that Michael burn the CIA team he's working with, Fi decides she's had enough and takes a drastic step to settle Michael's debt to Anson once and for all.

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To Michael's delight, he's given official charge of a CIA operation, albeit one nobody else wanted, with a young crack team, including hotshot agent Ryan Pewterbaugh, his cocky rival Nick Carnahan and shady Rebecca Lang, to stop slick spies recruiter Reed Perkins. Jesse goes undercover to be recruited in Miami as ex-spy security consultant. Meanwhile the team secretly acts on Vaughn's warning that Anson, who admitted having murdered father Weston, is rebuilding the mighty network that burnt Mike. However the task is so hard and Anson so well-prepared that the team's disagreements worsen until Fiona decides to give herself up to the FBI. Written by KGF Vissers

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Everyone is wearing the body armor backwards. This is evident by the drag handle clearly visible under all of the actors' chins. See more »

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Sam Axe: You see the steel doors? That place is pretty well defended.
Fiona Glenanne: Yeah, well, it's worth the risk. It's not just me. Michael's on the edge of something very, very bad. You know it.
Sam Axe: All right, fine. We'll sneak in there, have a little chat. But no explosives, okay? 'Cause if that place is storing RDX, forget it.
Fiona Glenanne: I don't just blow things up. I do have other skills. We're gonna need a truck. A big rig.
Sam Axe: A truck? How am I supposed to find a big rig in Tampa?
Fiona Glenanne: I don't know. Call one of your many friends. ...
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Sadly missing the mark this season
19 December 2011 | by (Waukee, IA) – See all my reviews

This episode of Burn Notice misses the mark. Just like so many of the episodes this season. The writing is getting poor. Jesse needs to go as he is a totally non essential character. It might have been nice though if they had made him the mole and not the other person, mostly because we no nothing of her, nor do we care. It was the same thing with many of the guess stars who were added to this dull episode i.e. Dean Cain. Also his CIA contact lady hasn't been interesting since she stopped running Max's murder investigation. Also Fi and Michael's relationship is getting a little old and he's getting too emotional about it. I don't mind the fact that she's in danger from Anson but I really am not sure I like Michaels' reaction to it. Again the writers have failed him too. I hope that they end it quick so I can remember all of the good episodes and won't have to sit through other bad ones.


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