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Old 06-27-13, 09:10 PM
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Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13



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Michael must help a prisoner escape from a Russian black site in Cuba, and Fiona and Madeline are tasked with framing a corrupt bureaucrat as part of the plot.


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Old 06-28-13, 12:39 AM
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

They really telegraphed that death. Otherwise, another solid episode and I'm really looking forward to seeing where this is going.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

I liked that guy, and I like the way they really seem to be going all out of this final season. It has a darker edge to it, which I'm fine with.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Yeah, this season has a different edge to it, and I like it. Still wish they'd abandon the "guy behind the guy behind the girl" crap. Absolutely worse than a mole in CTU headquarters.

Oh, and Maddie did something stupid again. What the hell are they doing with her character? She's acting like season a season 1 character instead of the character who's been involved in two dozen operations over the years.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Damn, this show got dark. Threatening to kill a kid? Crazy.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Yeah, this season has a different edge to it, and I like it. Still wish they'd abandon the "guy behind the guy behind the girl" crap. Absolutely worse than a mole in CTU headquarters.

Oh, and Maddie did something stupid again. What the hell are they doing with her character? She's acting like season a season 1 character instead of the character who's been involved in two dozen operations over the years.
I totally agree. She even mentioned it while they were sitting in the van!

She can get a van across busy traffic and time it perfectly to take the guy out but can't figure out how to not have a gun kicked out of her hand by someone bound and gagged!

I love the direction of the season but we've seen the team go to great lengths not to point guns at children to con the baddies! They are way more clever than that.

A bit to much "What are we gonna do", "That's a terrible idea", "It's the only idea we have" in this episode. They did it at least 4 times.

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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Yeah this was another really strong episode. Can't lie though, I'm gonna be sad to see Burke go because I thought Adrian Pasdar did a good job in that role.
Honestly so far this has more like a mini series feel than past episodes. And while I thought that the "guy behind another guy" thing should not of been used, there playing the mystery around what's going on well and I'm actually invested in the storyline.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

I hope it doesn't follow too closely the whole Simon storyline. Sorry to see Burke go, unfortunately, his sacrifice was needed to show how valuable the Russian girl is. The way Burke made it seem that she was somehow related to him was weird yet interesting.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Caught up with the last 2 episodes tonight.

That was quite surprising that Burke became a suicide bomber and offed himself. I really thought he was going to be the season villain.

I am a little surprised how Maddie has been shoehorned into the plots this season more.

Why doesn't Michael just tell Fi the truth about his deal with the CIA? She's pissed at him because she thinks he broke a promise to her to leave that life behind, but he has no choice.

I agree with a comment in a previous thread that I can't see the show ending with Mike and Fi not being together.

Overall, a much darker tone to this season as a lot of you have said.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Damn, this show got dark. Threatening to kill a kid? Crazy.
If this wasn't the last season, I'd tune out.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Originally Posted by robin2099 View Post
Honestly so far this has more like a mini series feel than past episodes...
One thing to note that so far this season, the focus has been on the main story arc much more than any past season. So far, there has been no "help a stranger" subplots, which is what usually drove each episode, with the main season arc largely told in the margins of each episodes. So far this season, the closest has been Maddie having to deal with the Bookie, and even that could be seen as tied to Michael having to leave Miami.

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I am a little surprised how Maddie has been shoehorned into the plots this season more.
It makes sense. Michael and the boys have been off doing things in other countries, so besides Fi, Maddie is the only main character left in Miami.

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Damn, this show got dark. Threatening to kill a kid? Crazy.
I think this show is getting as dark as the creators originally intended. Looking back at the pilot, it's pretty dark. They lightened it up considerably in the rest of season 1, with the show only occasionally dipping into the darkness the pilot hinted at.

That said, it's interesting to see Michael threaten the kid. The voice-over seemed to indicate that Michael wasn't going to shoot the kid, even if given the order to. But then what? Would Michael have simply aborted the mission and walked away?
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

I gotta admit I figured Michael hijacked the feed somehow to make it look like he was pointing at the kid but was really in another location. I was bummed when that wasn't the case.
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Re: Burn Notice -- "Brothers in Arms" -- 6/27/13

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
I gotta admit I figured Michael hijacked the feed somehow to make it look like he was pointing at the kid but was really in another location. I was bummed when that wasn't the case.
So was I! Very out of character for him. Fi better never find out he did that. The voice over explanation was a bullshit justification!

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