Burn Notice S02E07 (USA)

Burn Notice is a dramedy featuring intelligence work. Mike Weston used to work in intelligence, but got burned. He’s now stuck in Miami and has spent most of last season looking for the ones who put a burn notice out on him. He’s joined by an old friend Sam (Bruce Campbell), who is keeping tabs on him for the FBI counter-intelligence unit, and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), an Irish gun totting ex-girlfriend, doing low-key operations in Miami, trying to help out and to make some money.

I thought that Burn Notice was enjoyable. It’s not the best of shows, but certainly follows the comedic elements put forth by Psych. We didn’t learn much about Mike. There was not a lot revealed about who Mike really works for. In the past, intelligence operatives worked exclusively for countries. Now corporate interests are also represented. Some of the largest corporations have profits well in excess of those of some countries. It’s just natural that the intelligence field was privatized as well, just like the armed forces are slowly being replaced by mercenary outfits run by giant corporations.

Mike has to help Virgil with trying to find a shipment of hijacked pharmaceuticals. At the same time, he’s trying to find out more about the rifle that he hijacked for Carla.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Mike and Fi are trying to meet Seymour. He’s an arms dealer and he might know how to track down the Russian sniper rifle. Seymour shows up in a yellow Corvette. He makes a deal with some Bulgarians that goes wrong. They have to drive away after things get hairy.

Virgil is an old client who shows up at Mike’s door. He needs help for Marcela, who runs a medical relief agency in town. They had shipped a million dollars worth of supplies. It was hijacked an hour out of Miami.

Sam has got a lead for the illegal drug smugglers. Virgil and Mike will be heading out. Mike had warned Virgil to stay away from his mom. They pay a visit to Feldman, the drug dealer. Some guy wanted to sell a million dollars worth of drugs.

They get a meeting. Sam’s going to be running it. Mike meets Seymour again. They get shot at again by Pavel.

Gerard is the drug thief. He’s hosting a party for his employees. Sam is there. Gerard already sold the drugs.

Mike has to make new plans. Sam wants him to go in as part of Gerard’s team. Madelyn shows up with a pie. She wants to see Virgil, but Mike won’t let her. Mike and Fi go to see Seymour at his place. He’s still hasn’t got anything for them. He keeps forgetting. He’s happy to tell Mike that the Bulgarians finally paid up.

Sam gets Gerard to accept their lure, to heist a next-gen steroid shipment off a yacht with the help of Jackson (Mike).

Mike is taken in by Gerard. He gets a call and tells Fi. Fi crashes into the car so that Mike can tell her that the op is on for real. Virgil and Sam are creating the fake drugs. They look pretty good.

Mike learns that Gerard plans on killing the people on the yacht. Mike has to fake kill Virgil. At least he’s still alive. Gerard hides the drugs in a pharmaceutical company warehouse. He’s got an in thanks to a guy he knows and he scatters his merchandise in the warehouse, making it impossible to find if you don’t know what you are looking for.

Mike tells Gerard that Sam’s persona is extremely dangerous. He kills crews and takes what he wants. He makes them believe that they need to move the stuff in order to flush them out. They start shooting at a van that Sam brought over and Mike ignites it with some deft shooting. He leaves with the drugs and the cops arrive to nab Gerard and his boys.

Virgil takes out Madelyn. Mike and Fi go to see Seymour. He assaults Mike. Seymour tracked the gun, but it got burned to the ground. A guy named Bill Johnson picked up the rifle.

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