Burn Notice

Lesser Evil

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 3/5/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael gets to know Victor's motivation and his connection to Carla after capturing him. When the truth about Carla's organization is revealed, everyone is put in danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Mahoney


  • Michael Shanks


  • Michael Wilson (VI)

  • Terry Miller

  • Craig O'Neill

  • Photos (6)
  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • The Finale

    By dreamgoat, Feb 19, 2012

  • Season Finale... and what an awesome episode. This episode discloses the issues motivating VICTOR (Michael Shanks)and also the bond between Michael, Fiona, and Sam. The ending was surprising and exciting! It's a "must-see" episode!!

    By KGAYLEJ, May 23, 2009

  • Speachless.... one of the greatest season's finale ever.

    By 24treehills, Mar 09, 2009

  • Season 2 raps up with a bang.

    By Nickylucas, Nov 07, 2010

  • Michael is free.

    By thefanof, Mar 06, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (on the phone) Michael: Carla, not a good time. Carla: You think you're clever. Michael: Clever? Well, I tested well in school, but they say that doesn't mean... Carla: You're trying to save the man who tried to kill you. Victor and I have known each other for a long time. You have no idea who you're dealing with. Michael: You know, I know it's been a short time, but sometimes you meet someone and you just get that feeling. Carla: Enough. It's time you learned actions have consequences. Michael: Funny, I was thinking it was time for you to learn the same thing.

    • Michael: Victor I sympathize with your situation but it's a little hard to trust someone when they've tried to kill you, four times. Victor: Four, that seems high.(Pauses) Oh come on, you're counting earlier with the chair! Michael: Yes.

    • Victor: Wait a minute, you're going to help me? I get to be one of Michael Westen's clients? One of the desperate people to whom you lend your razor-sharp mind and fists of fury? Michael: Lucky you.

    • Sam: Is your stuff handy, because it's time for an emergency trip to Disney World. Madeline: Disney World? Why in God's name would I want to go to Disney World? Sam: Because it's a magical kingdom with lots of witnesses and great security.

    Notes (4)

    • The song heard when Michael jumps from the helicopter is "Time Bomb" by Jessy Greene.

    • The Mythbusters (Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of the Discovery channel) did an episode "Bouncing Bullets" to test the scene where Michael ricochets bullets under the car. The Mythbusters ruled it "myth busted".

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Menší zlo (Lesser Evil)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 22, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: February 1, 2010 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia: March 31, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: April 12, 2010 on Vox
      Czech Republic: May 11, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: January 16, 2012 on MTV3

    Trivia (2)

    • In the ending scenes, a boat can be seen nearby behind the chopper yet in the end, Michael is swimming towards the faraway shore and not towards the boat.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Fiona is standing guard with a shotgun. She pumps it once in front of Michael yet when she enters the room to rescue him, she pumps again before shooting (and no shell is seen ejected).

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