Burn Notice Review: Burned Again?
I guess it’s true that “No Good Deed" goes unpunished, especially if your name is Michael Westen. I wonder if Mikey is having a serious case of déjà vu after finding Max dying and realizing that someone is trying to set him up.
I'll miss Max. It was nice to know he went out being one of the good guys. Too many times we see plots where the seemingly nice guy turns out to be a bastard, behind the plot to destroy the main character. Rest in peace, Max. Michael will get the killer.
And, hey, at least the title Burn Notice still fits.
The last 10 minutes made it clear that the fallout from Max’s death is going to result in Michael being out in the cold to some degree. The question now: how much?
Does it bug anyone else that Jesse (and his resources at his new job) seems to be the “convenient fix” for their cases? Again, Jesse was able to pull some strings and find out information about the bad guys. I miss burned Jesse. He might have been less useful, but he had more personality.
Speaking of bad guys: If Eve is not the nastiest evil woman Michael has faced off against, she has to be in the top three. She was ruthless, intelligent, and hot! A dangerous and lethal combination, as Michael found after she drugged him and then tried to suffocate him with a bag on his face. Seriously, what kind of crazy-psycho bitch tries to suffocate a man over shooting them? At least Fiona isn’t that hands-on. She seems normal when stacked next to Eve.
I know she won’t be our recurring bad guy this season. But I really hope Michael gets to match wits with her again.
Raise your hand if you knew that Barry had a brother. Are any up? Paul and Barry were great together. I'll have to watch the episode again to make sure I caught all the great banter. Their humor was a nice balance to the manic intensity that was Eve. Besides, it was kind of cool to see Fiona give Barry some props at the end of the episode.
Last week we debated if Michael was addicted or obsessed with finding out more about those who burned him. This week, he admitted it. Good for you Michael, only 11 steps more to go! Do they have a “Spies Anonymous?"
The only disappointment I had in this episode was the guest appearance by The Big Show. Given how much he was hyped I was kind of expecting... more. Although his brief appearance was punctuated with a beanbag shotgun round to “the boys” so my hat is off to his bravery. However, that disappointment is mild as the rest of the episode cranked the awesomeness to 11!
Lastly, I would have to turn in my man card if I didn’t mention how cool it was to see Fiona screaming around the corner in the Charger. I was as excited as a kid on Christmas Eve spotting Santa and his sleigh flying through the night sky. I’m not sure much can top a hot chick in a badass car squealing the tires.
Burn Notice: "No Good Deed"
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