Burn Notice

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Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 1/29/09
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  • Episode Description
  • In order to get free football tickets, Sam asks Michael to join him in helping Coach Sean Martin, as one of his players is threatened by a gangster. Meanwhile, Michael works on finding out who tried to kill him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeffrey Donovan

    Michael Westen

  • Gabrielle Anwar

    Fiona Glenanne

  • Bruce Campbell

    Sam Axe

  • Sharon Gless

    Madeline Westen

  • Matt Nix

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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Gangster Paradise

    By dreamgoat, Feb 17, 2012

  • Fabulous episode. Like a mini-movie.This could have been a stand-alone show. Expanded a little, it could have been a great movie - Oceans 11 type. Great writing, great acting, great editing, great use of music.

    By akutger, Jan 31, 2009

  • yawn. this series has been losing its edge.

    By sramv9, Feb 02, 2009

  • Michael helps out a football player and his coach.

    By thefanof, Jan 30, 2009

  • Michael, Fiona and Sam pose as a gang of ruthless car thieves to stop a thug who is threatening a local high school football star. Meanwhile, Fiona and Michael track down the man responsible for the explosion at Michael's loft.

    By genesislove, Jan 30, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Michael: (voiceover) There's an old saying in war that no plan survives the battlefield. Often, as a situation evolves, you create new enemies. Sometimes, you create new alliances, new friends. Soldiers are fine for dealing with the enemies but you need a spy to handle the new friends.

    • Michael: (voiceover) There's an element of theater in any offensive campaign. It's not just about bullets and bodies. Killing people usually creates more problems than it solves. It's about undermining your enemy's will to fight, destroying the morale of his troops, sending the message that fighting back is useless because the battle is already lost.

    • Michael: (voiceover) Target selection is one of the least glamorous but most important elements in any strategy. You want to take out the people your opponent depends on the ones his organization can't function without.

    • Michael: (voiceover) Blitzkrieg, or lightning war was a strategy pioneered by the Germans in World War I. It refers to a fast attack designed to inspire fear and confusion penetrating quickly behind enemy lines.

    • Michael: (voiceover) When you need to get into a building in a hurry you can always count on a fire exit. Every building has them. It's just about knowing how to use them. The right shape charge, will put a big enough dent in a steel door to disengage the lock which can turn a fire exit into a convenient and unexpected entrance. A coil of det cord attached to a rubber mat will give you the explosion you need and allow you to point it wherever you need it to go. SWAT teams call it a hockey puck.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Ohnivá past (Fiery Trap)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 24, 2009 on FX
      Australia: September 17, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Czech Republic: December 9, 2009 on Prima COOL
      United Kingdom: December 21, 2009 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: March 1, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 17, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: December 12, 2011 on MTV3

    Trivia (4)

    • The bomb Fiona builds and attaches to the fire exit is different to the bomb one sees shortly before its explosion. With the first one the string of explosive material was made into a spiral in such a way that it formed a solid disc, while with the second one consecutive turns of the spiral have at least half an inch distance to each other. Also, the color of the explosive has changed from pure yellow to yellow with green stripes.

    • When Sam shoots the wheels of the gang car, shards of wood can be seen coming from under the car (need HD to see that) revealing that the tires were flat and they put the car on wood support which were removed at the supposed time of the shotgun fire. Furthermore, in the front of the car shot at the end of the scene, front tires aren't flat anymore.

    • The episode ends with: In Memory of JOSE DUARTE 1934 - 2008

    • Featured Music: "Micaela" by B-Side Players (Fiona shows Michael the office building) "Ay Chave" by La Sonora Dinamita (Sam asks Michael for help) "Blackout" by Swollen Members (Sam and Michael talk to Sean) "Rowdy Raucous" by Shane Drasin & Kurt Farquhar (The team get into their "uniforms") "Jamlife" by Dave Bateman & Kurt Farquhar (Felix' car is destroyed) "Just Rock" by Shane Drasin & Kurt Farquhar (Felix' car is destroyed) "Filthy Rich" by Pimp Da Pen (Felix is angry at his crew) "Fire Guitar" by Shane Drasin & Kurt Farquhar (The team take down Felix' crew) "Haunted Heart" by Dave Bateman & Kurt Farquhar (Michael talks to Tony) "Garden" by Bass 305 (Michael talks to Tony) "Ritmo Nuevo York" by Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers (Michael and Sam plan an ambush) "Jimmy No Bones" by Phunkpiranha (Michael and Sam prepare the car)

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