After more than 100 episodes, Michael Westen completed his final mission.
Bringing down James Kendrick, and saving Fiona from Sonya in the process, resulted in a "Reckoning" for Michael, and in turn he left the CIA, realizing that he no longer wanted to go back to being a spy.
While I admit I still want more Burn Notice, I can say that this ending was so full of awesomeness I wish I could give it more than a 5 star rating.
How incredible was Madeline’s sacrifice? Between her words and Michael’s tears, I couldn't stop crying. I had heard that a major cast member was going to die in the finale, but I honestly didn't expect it to be a self-sacrifice scenario. Well played Mr. Nix, well played indeed.
Of course, as I guessed last week, Michael prevented Sonya from shooting Fiona by shooting her first. I feel a little bad for Sonya; she either wouldn't see or couldn't see how important Fiona was to Michael. Had she realized that she was the key to Michael's loyalties, things might have gone differently.
Did anyone else catch the nod to the pilot (and the opening) with Fiona working in “Shall we shoot them?” There was also Sam’s now famous "You know spies, bunch of bitchy little girls," and of course the hour closed with the line that has opened every episode, “My name is Michael Westen, I used to be a spy...”
I will have to go back and see if Madeline’s or Jesse’s opening credit dialog was worked in, but even if not, those three are a great trifecta of winning for long time fans.
I'm guessing that Fiona, Michael, and Charlie ended up back in Ireland, while there were no signs that I saw, the haunting music that was playing seemed like a good indicator. I hope that Michael and Fiona are able to raise Charlie and stay out of trouble. May not happen, but it’s a nice dream.
Back in Miami you had Sam and Jesse, names cleared by the CIA, getting ready to have Mojitos and possibly take on a case. Or as most fans would like to call it – SPINOFF!
There have been some rumors about a Sam/Jesse spinoff and this reviewer would love it! They could add in a few new characters to help round out the team and you would have me glued to USA for the next 7 seasons!
In the end, we have to say goodbye and what better way to do it, than with a personal message:
Mr. Nix, thank you for 7 wonderful seasons with Michael, Fiona, Madeline, and the gang. You will never know how much this show has meant to me, being one of the last things I shared with my mom before her passing. It was wonderful to get to speak to you and the cast over the years; you have made a fan for life. - Jim
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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.