Burn Notice

Fight or Flight

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 7/12/07
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  • Episode Description
  • A single mother witnesses a drug dealer brutally beat up a man. Oleg asks Michael to help the woman, Cara, his best waitress, after she stops showing up for work.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeffrey Donovan

    Michael Westen

  • Matt Nix

  • Sharon Gless

    Madeline Westen

  • Bruce Campbell

    Sam Axe

  • Gabrielle Anwar

    Fiona Glenanne

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Answers

    By dreamgoat, Feb 15, 2012

  • A fun, well-acted episode. Nothing to write home about, though.

    By MovieMark, Aug 28, 2010

  • Michael helps a mom and her daughter escape from a drug dealer who's trying to get them killed.

    By sebzx, Nov 10, 2008

  • Michael keeps looking for answers

    By OnePerCentClub, Dec 22, 2009

  • Good.

    By PabloExobar, Aug 21, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Michael: (voice-over) A drug cartel is a business. If killing a witness to protect a valued employee from jail time is the best way to keep making money, they'll do that. If it looks like that employee is testifying to the FBI though, they're just as happy to leave the witness alone and take care of their problem another way.

    • Bruce: You have no idea who you're dealing with... Michael: No, I read the article. Most of it anyway. Scary guys, drugs, guns... Did I miss something?

    • Michael: (voice-over) I love commuters. Anybody who drives the same route to work everyday, it's like they're doing all the work for you... and a punctual commuter, a guy who's in the same place every morning at 8:36am, it's almost too easy.

    • Michael: If they had any brains at all, they would put the word out there. You show up, and someone makes a phone call.
      Sophie: You really think they would use kids at my school?! Are you serious?
      Michael: Yeah. That's what I would do.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Threaten any serious criminal organization, and they're going to do one of two things: they'll send someone to make a deal... or they'll send someone to make a corpse. Either way you've got something to work with.

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    Notes (3)

    • When Michael gives the newspaper to Bruce, the journalists who wrote the cover story (Craig O'Neill and Jason Tracey) are the writers for this episode.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Bojuj nebo uteč! (Fight or Run!)

    • Original International Air Dates: Brazil: October 16, 2007 on AXN New Zealand: November 18, 2007 on TV3 Australia: February 5, 2008 on TEN Czech Republic: February 27, 2008 on Prima Sweden: March 2, 2008 on TV6 United Kingdom: October 19, 2008 on FX Germany: October 12, 2009 on Vox Slovakia: February 17, 2010 on JOJ Finland: February 15, 2010 on MTV3

    Trivia (2)

    • Michael's hand on the mug (after it being given to him by Cara) changes position between shots.

    • The alphanumeric tracking code and special access program code name on the Homeland Security Directive were 37104:AA920435:GTVKNJ37 and Cold Sunshine, respectively.

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