Burn Notice

Season 5 Episode 2


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 30, 2011 on USA



  • Trivia

    • By the end of the episode, while Michael and Madeline are chatting beside a car, a Google Street View car passes through in the background.

      A captured scene of the filming crew can be seen in Google Maps, coordinates 25.731146 N, 80.237484 W, going back in time to April 2011. It is not the scene of the actual shooting, however; it looks like they are preparing to shot.

  • Quotes

    • Madeline: Here. Use that to fix up your dad's Charger.
      Michael: Maybe it's time to just leave the past in the past.
      Madeline: Maybe it's time to stare the past down and deal with it, Michael. It happened, for better or for worse. It made us who we are. All you can do now is look towards the future.

    • The Realtor: Where did your friend go?
      Fiona: Oh, I'm afraid we haven't quite captured his attention today. But this isn't for him. It's for me. So maybe you and I can meet again Monday?
      The Realtor: Oh, no problem. You know, and don't worry. Lots of men don't really focus until it's time to negotiate.
      Fiona: Yeah, well, that man doesn't focus unless an international conspiracy is threatening to ruin his life.

    • Michael: (voice-over) When you can't keep an asset away for his favorite vice, it's often better to supply him with a safe target, which is one reason why female operatives often trained in how to keep man interested while fending them off like akido masters.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Using civilians in undercover operations is all about emotional manipulation. So it's your job to help them be who they need to be, feel what they need to feel... by all means necessary.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Interrogating a captive is not just about what you know about them, it's about what they know about you. If they think you're cops, they'll behave one way. If they think you're rivals, they'll behave another. It's a choice you'll only get to make once, so you have to make your homework and get it right the first time.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Controlling an unruly asset is very hard. Especially when alcohol and women are combined; which is why as a general rule, you don't even try of control the hunter, you just scare off the prey.

    • Carson Huxley: Marriage is like a loaf of bread. It tastes great at the start but it goes stale very fast.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Covert security is all about making friends. You have to give yourself a plausible reason to be near your target. Some of the most important secrets in the world have been protected by a guy with a few stories and a drink in his hands.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Intelligence agencies spend more money protecting secrets than stealing them. But no digital encryption or biometrically locked vaults can keep sensitive information from spilling out of an indiscreet asset's mouth, which is why, one of the most common duties for a spy, is babysitting.

    • Michael: (voice-over) When you are pursuing someone, it is often tempting to focus exclusively on overtaking the other person. It's often better to force the person you're chasing to go faster than the terrain allows... and wait for them to make a mistake. But even when the chase ends, you can never assume the other person will give up without a fight.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 21, 2011 on Super Channel 1
      United Kingdom: July 23, 2012 on FX/FX HD

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