In the wake of the Burn Notice summer cliff-hanger, "Eyes Open" started the fall season off with a reminder that getting shot is painful.
While I understand that Michael was on the wrong side of a gun, and the writers wanted to keep a realistic feel to his injuries, I'm concerned that they're going to drag out this recovery out way longer than is necessary. Or at least interesting.
In this episode, for instance, almost every scene that showed Michael also focused on the fact that he was shot and recovering. I actually tuned out the repeated discussion between Madeline and Fiona after the second time I heard it.
Hey, did you hear that Michael Westen was shot?!?
I'm happy to say that one of the questions I asked about the overall season finally was answered. The show explained how someone just strolled up and took the briefcase after the car crash that killed Barrett and wounded Michael. While the explanation makes complete sense, it also seems a bit too convenient, even for Michael Weston.On a happier note, it appears that Jesse is going to be around for good, as Coby Bell is listed third in the credits now, only behind Jeffrey Donovan and Gabriel Anwar.
First, let me say “Hell Yeah!” Second, I will be really glad when things get back to normal with the team. Jesse being all wounded, snarky, and whining about Mike and the gang lying is getting old quick.
I'm curious where the rest of this season is going to go. With all the major bad guys dead and Vaughn now “Persona Non Grata” (having exited Miami,) it will be interesting how they will fill in the next big bad for Michael and the squad. I'm fairly excited to see where they take it.
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