Burn Notice

Season 7 Episode 3

Down Range

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 20, 2013 on USA
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    Burn Notice "Down Range" Review: Some End in Sight

    "Down Range" doubled-down on both the old and the novel by mixing earlier story threads with new threats, resulting in a satisfying episode that hinted at a possible conclusion to the whole series.

  • Episode Summary


    Michael recruits Sam and Jesse and they travel to the Dominican Republic to help him. Fiona helps Madeline when a bookie tries to extort her.

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    • Clever Boys and Capable Girls

      Hey, the Old Magic is back! Simple plots with clever writing - everyone playing their parts well - baddies have brains, goodies have brains and by the end of the program you're happy to wait for the next instalment because it's like a real "cat and mouse" and you're along for the ride.

      The Fi and Madeline plot was well paced and didn't overshadow the real story-line and yet developed the relationship between the two women and proved they can cope very well on their own; thank you.

      So, this season has started well and I look forward to the same even tone moving on towards the end of season finale. ;-)moreless
    • Down Range

      It had some laughs, but it had a lot of action, and a special hard-hitting moment for Sam as well. This was a well-done show and continued to demonstrate the uniqueness this series has brought to television since day one.

      Enjoyable, fun, had it all.
    • Sam makes a difficult choice & Fiona and Maddie make a good team

      Sam and Jesse head down to help Michael on the undercover operation which is keeping the entire group out of federal prison. Although the plan capture both Burke and the terrorist he's planning to sell the stolen goods to and wrap up the entire operation, nothing goes according to plan.

      The main story forces Sam to make a split-second decision which should haunt the character for the foreseeable future, and force Michael to continue the operation when he discovers Burke isn't operating alone as Agent Strong expected.

      The B-story keeps Fiona in the mix by helping to keep a low-life bookie off Maddie's back and even gets Michael's mother involved with some of the action.

      You can find my full recap and review (with pics) at RazorFine Reviewmoreless
    Adrian Pasdar

    Adrian Pasdar

    Randall Burke

    Guest Star

    Paul Hipp

    Paul Hipp

    Leo Sapienza

    Guest Star

    Ricardo Antonio Chavira

    Ricardo Antonio Chavira

    Rafael Serano

    Guest Star

    Jack Coleman

    Jack Coleman

    Andrew Strong

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (9)

      • Michael: (voiceover) When you're undercover, it's easy to dehumanize a target and see him as nothing more than a monster you're trying to take down, but sometimes they'll catch you off guard by showing you how much they care about their cause and even how much they care about you. Those are the moments you wait for as a spy because the closer they are to you, the closer you are to destroying them.

      • Michael: (voiceover) Modern tracking equipment can help you follow someone without being seen, but once you've found his base of operations, you still have to do surveillance the old-fashioned way, which sometimes means waiting.

      • Michael: (voiceover) The key to getting through a high-security fence is understanding how it works. The fence itself is usually divided into sections with a current flowing through. Cut a section, and an alarm goes off, pinpointing the location that's been tampered with. To compromise one of the sections, you have to match the precise current coming through the fence. Fortunately, electric alarms usually use intermittent pulses rather than a continuous signal, which means you can tap into the system as long as you do it in between pulses. Do it right, no one ever knows you were there.

      • Michael: (voiceover) A GPS tracker can actively transmit its location from anywhere in the world. Units small enough to hide, however, aren't usually very precise, which means even though you can follow it everywhere it goes, you won't be getting much closer than a general area. That's why it's a good idea to pair your GPS tracker with a passive radio frequency identification tag. You can be sure that whatever you're looking for, you'll find it.

      • Michael: The deal I made with Strong, it wasn't just to work for the CIA. It was to get close to Burke and take him down.
        Jesse: Okay, and?
        Michael: Remember that CIA holding facility? If I don't take him down, we all go back there. For good.
        Jesse: Wow.
        Sam: Yeah, you said it, brother.

      • Michael: (voiceover) There are many advantages to flying into a country on an unregistered plane. You don't wait in lines, you don't check bags, and you don't leave an incriminating paper trail. The disadvantage is that without a declared flight path, you can't land at an airport. So the best you can hope for is finding an open field and flying in low. Of course, while flying in low might keep you off the radar of the local authorities, it also means you're a lot easier to spot from the ground.

      • Michael: (voiceover) One of the problems with taking a mission out of the country is that you subtract yourself from the lives of the people you love because they're not just going to stop living, important things are going to happen, and you're going to miss them. But the biggest problem caused by your absence is that you're not there when the people you protect need you the most.

      • Michael: (voiceover) Operatives working under deep cover spend a lot of time alone. And no matter how hard you've trained for it, the isolation never gets easier. Since every meeting you take could compromise the operation and blow your cover, even your case officer has to keep his distance. You only get together when face-to-face contact is worth the risk of getting killed.

      • Michael: (voiceover) For spies, the hardest part of operating in the field isn't combat. When bullets are flying, there's never really time to think. But in the quiet hours, when you're alone, thinking is all you can do. Spies don't make a habit of holding on to keepsakes for the same reason prisoners serving life sentences stop seeing visitors. As much as you might want that connection to your past life, there comes a point when a constant reminder of what you can never have is just too painful. And you can't have distractions like that when you have to focus on a job.

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