Burn Notice

Season 7 Episode 5

Exit Plan

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 11, 2013 on USA
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Episode Summary


After Burke's death, Michael helps Sonya. They are trying to get out of Cuba but there's a new enemy, Colonel Oksana who wants to capture them badly.

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  • Exit Plan

    An exciting episode of the show. We knew they would get out, but they handled in a fun way. Sonya is an interesting new character, and Burn Notice has regained its unique edge.

    Not more you can say. Watch it!
  • Getting out of Cuba alive

    Michael, Sam, Jesse, and their new crazy Russian spy friend Sonia work to get out of Cuba alive and keep the the driven Colonel Oksana off their tails. Lots of misdirection, including Sam and Jesse staging an all-out attack on the local police headquarters with only a couple of blocks of C4 and a single automatic rifle. We also see MIchael's ingenuity in piecing together a plane to get the group back on the other side of the ocean.

    The B-story involving Agent Strong's various tactics to get Fiona to agree to continue helping Michael once he returns from Cuba is equally strong as next week, for the first time all season, the full team will be back together in Miami.

    You can find my full recap and review (with pics and video) at RazorFinemoreless
Anthony Belevtsov

Anthony Belevtsov


Guest Star

Rod Ball

Rod Ball


Guest Star

Zay Zay

Zay Zay

Policeman 1

Guest Star

Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Andrew Strong

Recurring Role

Alona Tal

Alona Tal


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Michael: (voiceover) When you're simulating an attack on an enemy, it's more important to create fear than to do any real damage. You can distribute your explosives for maximum effect. You wanna use a variety of weapons to suggest multiple attackers. And after that, all you need is a good place to hide when the action starts.

    • Michael: (at the maintenance hangar) All right, this plane is getting us out of here.
      Sonya: This one? Looks like it's in the middle of heart surgery.

    • Michael: (voiceover) If you have no choice but to fly a plane in need of repair, it's better to focus on what's necessary than what's ideal. Airplane technology may be complex, but the physics of flying are simple. If you don't mind throwing away the safety manual all you need are wings, a running engine, and workable controls.

    • Sonya: You're not going to kill him? It's risky to leave him--
      Michael: Trust me. We'll be long gone before anyone finds him.
      Sonya: You know, we studied you in training. Everybody thought you were a monster. But for somebody with so many missions your body count was abnormally low, and there were a lot of theories about why.
      Michael: Yeah, like what?
      Sonya: My instructor thought it was a terror tactic. That you left people breathing to tell horror stories and spread your legend.
      Michael: What did you think?
      Sonya: I realized that you only kill when it is absolutely necessary. See, after a while, I could look at a diagram of one of your operations and predict who you would let live.
      Michael: So your theory was that I was noble?
      Sonya: Or just weak.

    • Michael: (voiceover) As a spy, there's nothing better than gaining access to your enemy's war room. You can identify their weaknesses, see where they're deploying their forces, and if you play your cards right, you can even create an escape route for your friends.

    • Michael: (voiceover) If you need to create a roadblock in a hurry, the steel frames of old cars make an excellent barrier. The challenge is moving that much metal without a tow truck. What you need is a directed explosion. If you make sure that the shockwave from your C4 can't head down or sideways, the only way it can go is up. And the more contained the blast, the higher it will send a car flying.

    • Michael: (voiceover) Russia and Cuba aren't as tight as they were in the Cold War, but their law enforcement agencies still cooperate closely. If you're looking for a Russian officer running a manhunt in Havana, there's a good chance they're operating out of a local police station. Which means the problem isn't finding them. It's that they'll have an entire country's resources at their disposal.

    • Michael: (voiceover) When you're trying to escape surveillance, the first step is spotting it. You're on the lookout for people who won't make eye contact, figures sitting in parked cars, or faces you've seen more than once. If you can't determine how you're being watched, the best move is to change locations as soon as possible. Of course, sometimes the reason you can't figure out how they're watching is that they're done watching.

    • Michael: How's it look out there?
      Jesse: Oh, you know. Classic cars, good music, crumbling infrastructure. Oh, and you two are the stars of a nationwide manhunt.

    • Michael: (voiceover) When you've spent too much time working with spies, trust doesn't come easy. Even when you're dealing with someone you care about, you're always on the lookout for signs of deception. Because you never know whether you're just spotting white lies, or something darker.

    • Michael: (voiceover) Tracking someone in the wilderness isn't just about the occasional footprint or broken branch. It's about using what you find to put yourself in the head of the person you're hunting. If your target isn't completely careless, most signs you'll find will be small, almost invisible. Just a bit of disturbed earth or a bent branch. Of course, sometimes you do find something more obvious, which makes the trail that much easier to follow or that much harder.

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