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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where did you hear that? you are giving me a panic attack! can anyone tell me about this rumor pls?


Kate, she said "You have my statement we're done here"


So I wonder who will be killed off we were told it will be someone who has been on the show since season 1


@Kate: Fiona told Bly she knew he was lying about Michael dying in the explosion; I thought she would have called him out based on the scar information in the coroner's report (she looked at it very carefully and seemed to notice something), but this worked just as well. I GREATLY enjoyed the Anson beatdown and Maddy's popping a cap in errand boy's ass.


That show is so totally cool loved last nights really good


What was Fiona's last line to Agent Bly? I didn't get home until after ten last night and my DVR cut it off.


I hope Fiona gets out of jail soon cause she's my favorite character and don't know how fun the show will be with out her there with michael blowing stuff up argueing and just being together.


oh i missed it soooo effing much!!! my heart bleeds seeing how tortured Mike is, how broken he is.
i hope he gets Anson and kills him, slowly, carefully, like Dexter without the immediate stab in the heart.
Fiona is amazing btw, i have faith that they will be together before the first batch of the episodes is over and the show goes on hiatus until winter.


Ah Burn Notice, I missed you so much! :D Quality entertainment! I agree about the new intro, Mike being nuts, Jesse/Dany. The Anson beatdown was very satisfying.


I love how it went I hope mike kicks that guys ass. Is burn notice. Coming. Back. On next Thursday. Because. I been watching. Burn notice. For along. Time now and I love. This show you guys are so badass. And cool and funny

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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?