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Desperate Measures 

Michael and the team must evade a vicious drug-runner and hijack a plane to escape Panama.


Stephen Surjik


Matt Nix (creator), Michael Horowitz | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Donovan ... Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Fiona Glenanne
Coby Bell ... Jesse Porter
Bruce Campbell ... Sam Axe
Sharon Gless ... Madeline Westen
John C. McGinley ... Tom Card
David Fickas ... Jack Dixon
José Zúñiga ... Vasquez
Kenny Johnson ... Tyler Gray
Rick Batalla ... Rico
Carlos Jorge Guerrero ... Esteban (as Carlos Guerrero Jr.)
Keith C. Wade Keith C. Wade ... Opa-Locka Security Guard
Ray Bouchard ... Gringo Pilot
Tony Walls Tony Walls ... Head Security Guard (as Jose Paredes)
Rodrigo De la Rosa Rodrigo De la Rosa ... Burly Guard (as Rodrigo De La Rosa)


Having overpowered sniper Tyler Gray in Panama, but now convinced he was hired by Mike's CIA mentor Card to eliminate him after the jet strike failed to kill them both, Weston must repatriate his team while presumed dead. They can only get aboard an airplane piloted by Rico, whom Fiona seduces, which carries ruthless Vasquez's drugs. Tyler escapes during take-off, Mike jumps after him, Vasquez captures both, for torture. Sam tries to broker a deal, their lives for the drugs, while Madeline must press a hacker into covering up their air space tracks. Tyler proves a formidable element of surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Fabrik Entertainment See more »
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Fiona Glenanne: Once the plane goes through the gate and hits the taxiway, I'll get Rico to open the doors, and you run out and you hop on.
Jesse Porter: Okay, and when the guys with guns see us?
Fiona Glenanne: You run faster.
Jesse Porter: [nodding] Run faster.
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They're back and still in Panama
22 November 2012 | by rrjmdpaSee all my reviews

Well, at least we know what all Fiona's screaming was about in the trailers we've been watching for several months - arguing with Sam (surprise). The writers just don't seem to ever let Fiona grow up and become a true member of the team. She's back to her tiresomely old gritching, moaning and arguing again and Sam nearly comes to fisticuffs with both her and Mike in order to prevent them from ...(spoiler). Luckily Jesse was there to back him up.

Frankly, in my opinion, this season has gotten the entire franchise so screwed up that we don't know from one episode to the next what the show going to turn in to. It's gone from a protagonist who is clearly the good guy, altruistically helping the world, to one who is merely "hanging on" week after week. Matt Nix claimed that he wasn't going to make this into another continual "man behind the man" show but it is EXACTLY what he has done. Card's only connection to Anson simply has to be that he was somehow on Anson's list. Which makes him one of the "Organization" – a man behind the man.

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