Burn Notice Season Premiere Review: 183 Days

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Welcome back, Burn Notice fans!

It’s been 183 days since we left Michael standing in the street, watching Fiona turn herself in on the Burn Notice Season 5 finale, and it’s been 183 days since Michael threw down the gauntlet with Anson and said he was done... not that I’ve been counting or anything.

The summer favorite returned with both guns blazing in "Scorched Earth." And those 183 days waiting? Totally worth it! Now let’s break down this action-packed first outing...

Scorched Earth Scene

Updated Intro: USA allowed viewers to vote on a new versus updated intro and I’m thrilled that the latter won. My wife’s biggest cheering moment was when Fiona was described as “trigger happy girlfriend” (dropping the “ex”).  However, I’m confused by the description of Jesse as “a down and out spy you met along the way.” Really? That’s how you describe the guy you burned? Well, at least he made the credits. 

Fiona In The Pokey: So my biggest question going into season six was wondering how long was Fiona going to be in jail. The appearance of the lying, manipulative Agent Bly quickly proved that it won’t be a short stay. I wonder if she will find “cases” to take while she’s there. It worked on Leverage, so it could work here.

Anson On The Run: How quickly the table turned for Anson Fullerton. He went from being in complete control to barely staying one step ahead of Michael. Yet that one step still has a lot of weight in it. I’m calling it now: Anson has a “Plan B” and it is going to be well thought out. 

Agent Pearce Is Back: I wasn’t sure how Michael almost burning her and the team was going to play out but it seems that Jesse was able to destroy the laptop and prevent anyone from being burned. Did anyone else catch Jesse calling her by her first name? I’m still rooting for a romance between those two. Yeah, I know it’s a long shot. 

Michael Is Crazy For Fiona: Actually... Michael just went totally bat-crap crazy this week overall. While it was really cool when he stole the truck and ended the fight before it began, it was very not cool when he pulled a gun on Sam. Thankfully, Pearce was there to help talk him back down out of the rafters. 

Madeline Can Take Of Herself: Not only can she take care of herself, she saved Jesse’s ass too! I have always loved Maddie. Veteran TV Fanatics will know how often I mention that she reminds me of my own mother and that she had inspired more than one phone call to her. Between Maddie in Burn Notice and Sue Ellen in Dallas, it’s going to be a tough first summer without her.

Man, talk about a jam packed first outing of season six! Did you get all your questions answered? Be sure and check out our Burn Notice quotes section to see if your favorite made the list! 


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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.


Um I don't know what diesel fuel you use but last time I check diesel fuel can explodes that why its use to burn down house and make bombs


use it was punctured. And that's not cool, guys.


*puts on hipster glasses*
I liked Agent Pearce before that was cool.
*takes off hipster glasses* Seriously, though, I liked Agent Pearce back in Season 5. But snarky, beleagured bureaucrat with a gun Agent Pearce who's in on the whole Anson thing? I love this Agent Pearce. Never leave, Agent Pearce. Stay forever, please. And major props to Maddie, who spotted a pending assault and prepared for it like a pro. And she saved Jesse's life. Maddie was such a trooper this episode. This week's "The Burn Notice Writers are Stupid Dumbasses" moment is brought to you by Diesel Fuel. "Diesel Fuel. It's not actually explosive". Now, normally I'd care less because I've resigned myself to the fact that Burn Notice these days plays straight many of the idiotic Action Movie cliches that Michael spent so much time gleefully deconstructing in earlier seasons. But, no, not this time. They made my man Bly sound like an idiot for suggesting a diesel fuel tank would explode because it was punctured. And I like Bly, so I don't want to see him turned into an idiot.


This was a good start to the season. I love Maddy, and yes she can take care of herself. Jim, I must have missed something. I know Maddy said that she was going somewhere to sort things out, but she will be gone for the summer? I hope not, she is great. That's too long without Maddy. I love Fiona as well, I hope that this doesn't take too long. I know they will need to keep her in for a little while. I heard that Taryn Manning was going to play a cell mate of hers. So I guess she will be in jail for a little while. I'm glad Pearce is back, Jesse and Pearce, maybe a good match. I do want Michael to take down Anson, but I think this may go on a little longer then I hoped. Michael losing it over Fiona, did we really expect anything else. Michael is the last one who is finally realizing how much Fiona means to him. It should be a great summer?


Loved Jesse after Maddy shot the perp: you let him count down all the way to one: seriously! Micheal is not the only Westen who can kick ass WTG Maddy.


Thanks for the spoiler and ruining it for some of us. For the show, it was excellent as alwasys. Glad it's back......now for White Collar.........


Amazing season premiere! USA has the best shows!


@farsia2010 TV guide did a interview with The led actor who play Michael and he let it slip


Shut up! seriously? no really? do you have a link to wherever they say this?? can Michael get a break for Pete's sakes!!


Who will be killed? Stop now if you don't want to know. SPOILER! It's Nate. A casting call for ep 9 was for the man who killed Nate.

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Burn Notice Season 6 Episode 1 Quotes

Michael: [fires gun] Fights over, walk away now
Sam: You may want to contact your insurance company; I think you're going to need a new truck.

What do I do now Sam? What do I do now?