Madeline "Maddie" Westen is Michael's mother. Michael and her had not spoken in a while, but they see each other a lot more now; she is also very great at influencing Michael's decisions. She is very family oriented and always there for her sons. At one point, she thought about leaving Miami, but didn't because she realized how important she was to Michael's business.
Madeline: Here, you that to fix up your Dad's Charger.
Michael: Maybe it's time to leave the past in the past.
Madeline: Maybe it's time to stare down the past down and deal with it. It happened, for better for worse; it made us who we are.
Michael: You do as I tell you!
Madeline: Don't tell me what I can't do! You can play your father in there, but not out here.