Burn Notice

Season 4 Episode 6

Entry Point

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 15, 2010 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "The Devil" by Methodic Doubt (Opening scenes)
      "Crazy From The Heat" by Juan Don (Team meeting at Carlito's)
      "Trail Of Deceit" by Dan Silver (Office checkout)
      "Double Trouble" by Jon Mattox (Michael and Fiona watch Andrew Deans' house)
      "MDV- Cobra" by Bryan Steele (Getaway)
      "Nitrous Oxide" by Jim Daneker (Michael discovers the thief)
      "Luz Del Caribe" by Daniel Indart (Buddy is happy)
      Portugal" by Robert Pla & His Latin Ensemble (Debriefing)

  • Quotes

    • Michael: (voice-over) When you're interrogating someone with nothing to lose, you have to give them another reason to talk. If you're looking to motivate someone who's cut off, alone, and convinced they're going to die, you can't beat revenge.

    • Michael: It doesn't matter if you're a spy or a civilian, falling isn't fun. You can minimize injury by absorbing shock with your knees and rolling as you hit the ground. But the most important thing you need to do is remain calm and accept that it's going to hurt.

    • Jesse: Hey, let me ask you something. Is it weird that I kind of miss you?
      Sam: Well, you have been hanging out with a homicidal psychopath, but, uh...yeah it's a little weird.

    • Michael: Nice shot Fi.
      Buddy: You shot? You shot?!
      Fi: Well, it was either shoot you or bring flowers to your funeral, Buddy.

    • Michael: For a spy in a rush to steal large computer files quickly, file-sharing sites are a dream come true. File sharing has none of the drawbacks of e-mail. There are no size limitations on uploads, no waiting for files to bounce through multiple servers, and no electronic trail leading back to the account on the receiving end. The only drawback is, whatever you post can be seen by anyone in the world. But since nearly every visitor to these sites is busy trolling for illegal music and movie downloads chances are good no one will think twice about whatever boring intelligence you've left there.

    • Fiona: Criminals and celebrities. They never live up to the hype.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Bureaucracy is a spy's best friend. The overlap between city, county, and state emergency response creates confusion that can be exploited at a crime scene. If you wander in off the street and claim jurisdiction, you buy time by wrapping yourself in red tape.

    • Jesse: Just answer my damn questions.
      Kendra: Honey, where did they find you? I'm never going to answer your questions. But...I think it's cute that you haven't realized that by now.

    • Sam: Mike, you lied to me. You brought me here under false pretenses. I am now officially eating my lunch and drinking my beer in protest.

    • Michael: (voice-over) There's an art to letting someone think they are corrupting you. You can't be too eager or too reluctant. You can't be too quick or too slow. Most of all, you have to sell the guilt in the eyes that comes with betrayal. Once they think they own you, then you make your move.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Every interrogation is a struggle between two parties for control. When forward progress depends on you giving up this control, you have to be careful. An overt show of weakness is transparent. Bluffing strength, and allowing that bluff to be called creates a believable fiction that lets the person across the table believe they actually have something on you.

    • Michael: (voice-over) The threat of rendition is usually more persuasive than the fear of immediate torture. For prisoners who want to believe that they've hit rock bottom, the idea that their circumstances could get even worse is a powerful motivator. It's kind of like the grass always being greener, only in reverse.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Interrogating a hostile prisoner is a little like proposing marriage. You want to get it right on the first try. So you don't settle until you find the perfect spot. You take special care to create the right ambiance and set the mood...and then you wait for the best moment to pop the question.

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