Burn Notice Review: Get Out of Jail Card

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Things really began to heat up for Michael and Fiona in "Split Decision," as Agent Card showed up to offer a Get Out of Jail card. It seemed almost too good to be true, but I love John C. McGinley so much I was willing to go with it. 

Did anyone else think Card and Fiona’s back and forth was cute and playful, right up until she tried to make him feel guilty? Then he told her the truth about how he flew halfway around the world to force Michael to leave Ireland so they wouldn’t be killed. Talk about dropping a bomb! 

Fiona has blamed Card for her and Michael being apart and I don’t think she was ready for the revelation that all their time together in the last six years was a result of him saving Michael. If I had been in Card’s shoes I might have said something a bit sooner. 

Michael Takes On A Gangster

Then you have Rebecca and Sam. Who knew they were so much fun together? Oh right, Christine did, as she mentioned in her Burn Notice review last Thursday. I now agree, as Sam and Rebecca are great partners and play well off each other. From her using cleavage to get the folder refilled to Sam driving the car into the water they made an awesome team.

Here is hoping that Rebecca is who she seems to be and Team Michael just recruited another player. While I’m not sure I trust Rebecca yet, she is starting to grow on me. But I will never get tired of seeing Sam made nervous by a woman, it's just too much fun.

As for the job to help Rebecca's brother, I want to feel sorry for Wes and his wife, but I find it difficult, given the nature of what he does and her general attitude. Does that make me heartless? Nah, I didn't think so either.

Of course leave it to Michael Westen to actually be everywhere at once and be able to finish with Rebecca’s brother and make it to the meeting point for Card to meet Grayson. When Card told Michael that Fiona is officially a CIA asset, my first thought was that she better get a private room in prison until this is over to keep her safe. 

I can’t believe we are almost halfway through this season already, it feels like we just started. And don’t forget, while we wait the seven long days until the next episode, you should stop by and check out some of the awesome Burn Notice quotes from this week! 


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.


I think being a friend of the CIA helps Fiona, but does not get her out of jail, is what the writers wrote. Thats why Michael still needs to find Anson as his get out of jail card for Fiona. I guess next week we find out who is the one leaving the show. I hope the Anson thing is almost over. I want Fiona out of jail. Too good a character and actress to keep her in an orange jump suit. Rebecca and Sam, I think would be good partners. I would like to wait to see if she really trusts Michael and is really not with Anson.


Loved Sam & Rebecca together......


I loved that Mike wasn't afraid of the gunrunner at all. Sam and Rebecca make a good team. I didn't care about Wes and his wife.


I love this show!


At first I though Rebecca would double cross them but she trying out to be better then Fi


Of Mike including his picture on the bad guy to say look you have been conned by a pro. I guess I am in the minority here, but I think Rebecca is a weak female lead and not 1/2 of what Fi brings to the show. So now that Fi is a friend of the CIA, when does she officially get out of jail? Then why did Card reference Anson as "go get your get out of jail card"? Overall a solid episode, but not great.


@ feedback --- you are new to watching Burn Notice? This summer season consisting of 10 episodes is almost half over. That's what Jim was talking about. After the episode I was left thinking how easy it would be for Anson to have Trent killed because Rebecca still doesn't know where he is hiding. Or how easy it would be for Anson to drop a doosieur


We're not "almost halfway". This was episode 5. There's a whopping 13 episodes left. That's barely a fourth of the season. And that's not counting the fact they'll likely do a 2-month hiatus in September like they always do.

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Burn Notice Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

Sam: Hey if you want you can babysit Rebecca and I go with Nate.
Jesse: No, No. Thank you bring-on the ex-con.

She won't say anything about where he disappeared from or what spooked him. For all I know, the guy wander into the wrong section of Bed Bath and Beyond.