Burn Notice

Dead Drop (1)

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 9/20/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam works a case for a woman named Gillian, who's being blackmailed into using her security clearance to help smuggle heroin into the U.S. Meanwhile, Michael attempts to arrange a meeting with the man who he believes burned him, Philip Cowan.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gabrielle Anwar

    Fiona Glenanne

  • Bruce Campbell

    Sam Axe

  • Jeffrey Donovan

    Michael Westen

  • Seth Peterson

    Nate Westen

  • Richard Schiff

    Phillip Cowan

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Awesome

    By dreamgoat, Feb 16, 2012

  • good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Jul 30, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jul 12, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Michael: (referring to the bucket of fried chicken) Sure, bring your bucket of fat.
      Sam: I'll bring my chicken too! (takes a bite of chicken)

    • Sam: I'll back you up. Let's get this chump on tape. Michael: Yeah, about that, how much are you paying me on this job? 'Cause my rates are a little... (Madeline bursts in followed by Nate) Michael: Ooh, I gotta go.

    • Madeline: You can't talk to us? In 20 years I have never asked any questions, but this is my home. It's not like it's some war in some country I've never heard of. This is your family. Michael: Oh-- I know.

    • Sam: (at a gay bar) How do you want to handle this? Fiona: Well, I think the balls are in your court.

    • Michael: (voice-over) When you're communicating in code, sometimes you just have to hope that whoever you're talking to is smart enough to figure out what you're saying. Use a code that's too simple, and it will get broken. Use a code that's too complex, and you're just talking to yourself.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Mrtvá schránka (Dead Box)

    • Awards and Nominations 2008 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (nominated)

    • Richard Schiff (Phillip Cowan) is credited as a special guest star.

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: April 23, 2008 on Prima Sweden: April 27, 2008 on TV6 Australia: July 28, 2008 on TEN Germany: December 7, 2009 on Vox Slovakia: March 1, 2010 on JOJ Finland: April 12, 2010 on MTV3

    Trivia (2)

    • In one scene after Cowan is shot, his blood disappears from Michael's shirt but not from Michael's jacket.

    • The article in the first card Michael receives ("Belgrade Weapons Depot Destroyed") from Philip Cowan has several grammar problems; four in the following two sentences (which have been italicized): "For many years, the U.S. have spoken against the actions of groups who use acts of terrorism to intemidate government politics. Serbia has been plagued by terrorist who consider themselves as true loyalist."

    Allusions (1)

    • On the "Belgrade Weapons Depot" article Cowan leaves for Michael the author is "H.J. Ross Unassociated Press" This is play off of Associated Press, or AP, an American news source.

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