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Burn Notice Review: Wicked Awesome Accent

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Michael and Fiona have portrayed a wide variety of people over the years, but “Robby” and “Donna” are definitely at the top of my list for favorites. 

There was so much to love about the entire cover. The look Michael gave Sam after he smacked his head on the car seat while putting Jimmy in the car was hysterical. I will freely admit that I’m not from Boston so my opinion of their accent and dialect should be taken as such. I loved it. 

Michael Gets Arrested

While Michael working in the message that the house would be on fire was solid, the slow motion/dual-combat scene that followed blew me away. I want to meet the stunt coordinator who came up with the idea of Fiona leaping off the bed, full swing, in slow motion. It was outstanding. 

Of course, we almost didn’t get this awesome interaction had Michael gotten his way and Fiona stayed behind. I knew Michael was going to start second guessing Fiona’s participation in operations after Nate’s death and "Unchained" proved me right. I don’t know if Michael finally gave in to Fiona and agreed or just gave up on fighting her on it; either way her explanation certainly hit home. 

Fiona: Look, I know you feel responsible for what happened to Nate. You're not. He volunteered for that mission because he wanted to do something worthwhile, something good! Because that's who he was, because he was a Westen. | permalink

Thankfully, everyone made it out safely and Michael has a lead on the gun that killed Nate. Well, a better lead than he got threatening an FBI Agent with his gun. While I want to hope that we have seen the last of Michael’s dark side, I betting we haven’t, especially now that Pearce is gone.

Is anyone else hoping as much as I am that Pearce rejoins the Scooby Gang? I really like her on the team and she and Jesse are so great together! He is still the only one who calls her Dani (or her first name). Hell, even when she was banging on Michael and Fiona’s door she used her last name.  

Besides being great with Jesse, she helps remind Michael to toe the line for the "good guys." Michael respects and trusts her and without her influence I’m afraid that Michael is going to give in to his anger and it will result in “Darth Westen” going rogue from the CIA. 

We only have two more episodes this summer before Burn Notice takes its normal fall vacation and I have to wonder where they are going to leave it.

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

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Who is that busty stripper?

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@Zia I just don't want to see it become Malcolm in the Middle

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I did not see Pearce leaving coming. I hope that its only for a little while. I liked her with Jesse as well. I think we will get more of Michael still having problems keeping it legal, otherwise it would just be too easy for anyone to get over that guilt, whether justified or not. As for continuing to call it Burn Notice. I don't see any problem with that. All those that don't know the story aren't going to be watching anyway. If they do, then they can get the previous season through Netflix or buy the DVD set. They aren't going to change the name.

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Good episode. Mike and Fi wake up, guns pointed at the door "Please don't shoot through the door, it's Pearce" LOL

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@John I think I can (kind of) answer your question about why Pearce got hit with the backlash and Jesse didn't. Jesse went there on a cover ID, without any connection to the government, meaning no official that the gun dealer knew would have a real way of ID'ing Jesse. Pearce, on the other hand, was under her own name and sent by the CIA, so they would know exactly who she was and why she was there. That's what I believe, anyway.

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OK, right outta the gate, I'm not from Boston either but I did go to school in MA WITH lotsa people from Boston and environs. His accent was fine, Fiona's not so much. She sounded more like one of the Real Housewives from NY or NJ. Second, as a previous poster mentioned, the "burn notice" angle seems to be fading....UNLESS, something comes back to bite them in the mid-season finale. Frankly, I'm not sure if that's the right way to go because we've seen that before...A LOT!!!!!!!! Meanwhile, no Maddie this ep? Bummer!!!!!

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I enjoy last night the sam michael thing was funny but I still do not know how the show can still be called Burn Notices

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I had two complaints about last night's episode. First, someone tell me how the blackmail stunt got back to Pearce but not Jesse. The wife got nervous and blew the whistle (got that part), but then how does anyone plausibly trace it back from there to Pearce? I am going to have to watch that scene a second time on demand to get a better feel for it. Second, once the mob boss had the information he needed Michael would have been dead because there would be no reason to keep him around AND he would be a huge potential liability. For those of us of a certain age, we knew exactly what Fiona was going to do with those cans because we remember Sean Penn doing the same thing while in jail (i.e. Bad Boys). I am with you Jim in that I was very happy with the frequency with which Pearce was used on the show and did NOT want to see her leave. Hopefully if there is a season 7 we will see her again.

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Well once he was usually using those key words we apparently use and jeffrey donovan was using his own accent (which we up here hear during red sox games a lot he is from here) it was fine.

Burn Notice Season 6 Episode 8 Quotes

What did you think? It's my first Boston mobster. I wanna get it right.

Fiona

Sam: Hey, look who's not in jail.
Pearce: Well, I just got an ear full from Langley about your little stunt. What the hell were you thinking threatening an FBI agent like that?
Michael: I didn't threatening him. I asked him questions with a gun in my hand. A gun I have the right to legally carry.

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