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View Full Version : Burn Notice---"Scatter Point"---8/7/08


DJariya
08-07-08, 05:35 AM
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Synopsis:



Michael takes part in coordinating a jewelry heist to help a client who is unable to break free of the crime ring planning the job.

Jimmy James
08-07-08, 11:42 PM
I liked that this didn't have the usual mom finds some sob story angle, but I felt the main story was a little lacking. There wasn't all that much that was particularly clever, and clever is what this show is all about.

Deftones
08-07-08, 11:45 PM
What a waste for Robin Givens. She had almost no speaking parts and was a background character. I actually thought the premise was really good.

macnorton
08-08-08, 08:29 AM
Ugh the story this week sucked. The moment Trevor threw out that tired "I have a kid" line, that is when it started to go down hill. Believe it or not Sam had a better story this week.

MrE
08-08-08, 08:51 AM
A subpar episode for this series. Everything got telegraphed -- including the ending "twist" that was obvious as soon as Michael was interrupted by his day job.

TheMovieman
08-08-08, 09:47 AM
Yeah, I agree this was a below average episode. Hopefully next week's is better.

devilshalo
08-08-08, 03:35 PM
While it may have been a subpar episode, this series is still more entertaining than a lot of other stuff IMO. This is my Magnum PI of 2008.

Charlie Goose
08-09-08, 08:45 AM
My recording cut off at the end just as Michael entered the building. What did he find?

Patman
08-09-08, 10:06 AM
In Carla's "office", Carla left Michael a taped message (nice try, Michael, yadda yadda), photos of Michael trying to get the drop on Carla's operation, and then in another room, she leaves him a bottle (wine, champagne, who knows), and a manilla envelope with a crossroad puzzle filled out, and then Michael looks like he ate something really bad, they freeze the shot on his face, cut in closer twice, then fade to black.

Charlie Goose
08-09-08, 03:46 PM
Chilling! Thanks for the update.

Rex Fenestrarum
08-11-08, 12:19 PM
I like this show (I really do). I think it's breezy summer entertainment. Sure, it'll never win a stack of Emmy Awards, but who cares? It's fun!

Having said that, am I the only one out there that's kind of... tired of how they can always get "in" with whatever crowd they need to? I mean, I know they're spies, and are presumably trained to make quick relationships. And I know that an episode where they couldn't work themselves into a gang wouldn't last very long.

But still... any time they need to work their way into into a gang, or bluff their way into a secured area, or use Fiona's "womanly charms" to steal someone's cell phone or keys or something... they always pull it off.

Just once, I'd like to see Fi try to work her magic... only to find out that the target is gay. Or have Sam "look into something" with his contacts, only to come up empty. Or have some drug\crime lord look at Michael (pretending to be a hit man or safecracker or what have you) and go "No way!". Or maybe even have the gang run into problems with a Haitian gang that can't be infiltrated (not by Michael, Fi or Sam, anyway).

I mean, really. Would the Mafia have lasted as long as it did if Lucky Luciano or Sam Giancana readily accepted random strangers into their inner circles?

As I said, I really like the show, but the fact that Michael can always fit in where necessary kind of bugs me.

movieking
08-11-08, 12:23 PM
Pretty good episode, IMO. I wonder if we will ever find out that Veronica is in on the whole thing.

JasonF
08-11-08, 01:01 PM
Enjoyable show, but I find it silly that Michael is unwilling to kill a bad guy in cold blood, but perfectly happy to set him up so he gets killed.

WallyOPD
08-11-08, 01:13 PM
Enjoyable show, but I find it silly that Michael is unwilling to kill a bad guy in cold blood, but perfectly happy to set him up so he gets killed.

If you set it up so someone else kills him, and it's clear to everyone who did it and why, it prevents people from tracking you down about it later. Let someone else do the dirty work and deal with the fallout.

rkndkn
08-13-08, 01:14 PM
Just once, I'd like to see Fi try to work her magic... only to find out that the target is gay.

It would be even better if the guy is straight and not interested -- that would burn Fi up.

rfduncan
08-13-08, 01:20 PM
Enjoyable show, but I find it silly that Michael is unwilling to kill a bad guy in cold blood, but perfectly happy to set him up so he gets killed.If you set it up so someone else kills him, and it's clear to everyone who did it and why, it prevents people from tracking you down about it later. Let someone else do the dirty work and deal with the fallout.
Not to mention that committing a crime like that would put Michael in an even more dire situation with the people who burned him. Now they could simply flat out blackmail him to do whatever they want. Remember, they're still sort of keeping an eye on everything he does.

Jadzia
08-13-08, 02:18 PM
Just once, I'd like to see Fi try to work her magic... only to find out that the target is gay.

I always used to think that while watching Alias.

Actually it would be a great scene if that happened, and without skipping a beat, Michael realizes what is going on and they switch tactics on the fly, and he becomes the sexy bait. I could totally see Michael doing that since he thinks fast on his feet. And he is no slouch in the sexy department!

Rex Fenestrarum
08-13-08, 02:37 PM
It would be even better if the guy is straight and not interested -- that would burn Fi up.

Yeah, really. How hard would it be for a bad guy to simply say "Eh, no thanks. I'm married and I love my wife!"

rfduncan
08-13-08, 03:04 PM
Actually it would be a great scene if that happened, and without skipping a beat, Michael realizes what is going on and they switch tactics on the fly, and he becomes the sexy bait. I could totally see Michael doing that since he thinks fast on his feet. And he is no slouch in the sexy department!
Wasn't this in the "Pilot"? The client was accused of stealing some priceless art from his boss, and Michael went to an art dealer to try and find out if anyone had tried to sell the pieces. He instinctively turned on the "gay" mid-conversation to pump the dealer for more information.

Mysteryfan
08-13-08, 11:56 PM
Wasn't this in the "Pilot"? The client was accused of stealing some priceless art from his boss, and Michael went to an art dealer to try and find out if anyone had tried to sell the pieces. He instinctively turned on the "gay" mid-conversation to pump the dealer for more information.

I forget which episode, but wasn't there one where Fi and Sam go in a bar, Fi takes a look around and realizes Sam would be the better bait.

devilshalo
08-14-08, 04:19 PM
Yeah, really. How hard would it be for a bad guy to simply say "Eh, no thanks. I'm married and I love my wife!"
Basically, this happened when Fi couldn't get the fat guy to take a drink of champagne with her, effectively breaking his parole. And Sam had to think fast and try a different tactic.