*WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS*
The mystery continues! Last week, “Burn Notice” fans found out that not only is Michael being framed for the muder of his CIA handler/friend, Max, there is very hard evidence suggesting that Michael did it. The evidence comes in form of a grainy surveillance video of a Michael Westen look-a-like who buys a burner cell that, of course, is linked to the murder. But Westen and the gang are on the case! They try to find out who this imposter is, while also helping the CIA catch some Serbian arms dealers. To do so, Westen endangers his friend Sam’s life, causing problems with Fiona and Michael’s mother, Madeleine, who both are outraged Michael would do such a thing. With no help from the CIA, Michael must save Sam on his own. Meanwhile, Maddy and Fiona go undercover to find out who the Michael imposter is.
This episode was a case where the supporting characters outshined the main star. Michael is who he is – constantly trying to balance his CIA spy life and his personal life. Often times, these two clash, making someone upset. He deals in whatever way he finds helpful.
The supporting characters carried this episode. Sam undercover as Chuck Finley is always entertaining. But the trophy has to go to Jesse acting as a drug addict, and the Maddy/Fiona mother/daughter cover. I actually felt bad for sad Fiona, even though I knew it was all an act. I love seeing Maddy undercover, because she seems to add a sincere sympathetic undertone that may escape normal hardasses like Michael or Fiona.
“Burn Notice” can be seen on USA Network, Thursdays at 9 p.m, channel 36 in Hartford.