"Chemistry" by Unkle
Sam's stunt double is visible when he and Michael are running down the ramp.
(Standing over stash of weapons)
Michael: If we need more than this, we're doing something very wrong.
Fiona: Or something very right.
Sam: You know, I was thinking about this car when they had me. I thought, "I'm gonna die before the Cadillac loses its new-car smell."
Michael: I'd never let that happen, Sam.
Sam: Mike, uh… seriously—
Michael: You woulda done it for me.
Sam: Damn right, brother.
Fiona: It's been fun, Michael. (long pause) At least this time we get to say goodbye. (kisses Michael on the cheek)
Michael: (touches Fiona on her cheek) Thank you, Fi. (kisses her on the lips)
Nate: So, Mom said that you wanted me to go away with her?
Michael: I want you two somewhere safe.
Nate: Tell me something. Why is it, if you're the responsible one, every time you run off and you do your spy thing, I gotta pick up the pieces?
Nate: I like this. You coming to me for help it's...it feels good.
Nate: It's like a fresh thing for us, you know?
Michael: It's great. You gonna do it?
Nate: Of course, bro.
Michael: No, it's not safe. You can't.
Madeline: I don't care if it's not safe here—
Madeline: I'm not leaving you!
Michael: Mom, please!
Madeline: Michael, I'm not afraid!
Michael: I know you're not afraid. But I am.
Madeline: (touches Michael's face, whispers) I'll go.
Michael: I'll drive you and Nate up to Fort Lauderdale, and that's where I'll...find you another car.
Madeline: (snorts) I remember the time you stole your first car. (laughs) Your Dad was off, God knows where, and I had to get Nate to the hospital. You must have been, what, 12?
Michael: Ten. I remember, you were pretty angry.
Madeline: (laughs again) I was also proud. You did, uh, a lot of things I didn't understand. But, you did them for the family. (fusses with Michael's shirt) You know, Michael, I did, too.
Michael: I know, Mom. I know. (hugs Madeline) I know.
Michael: (voice-over) When you work in intelligence, you get used to the idea that some information is worth risking everything for. You sign up for the lifestyle… or the chance to serve your country… or the millions of frequent-flier miles. But finally, it all comes down to putting your ass on the line to learn something.
Barry: (answers his cell phone and hands it to Michael) It's for you. Something about your burn notice?
Michael: (rolls eyes and takes phone) Y'ello???
Female voice: Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Michael: (looking around cautiously) Who's this?
Female voice: We need to talk, Michael. We've been trying to bring you in.
Michael: (still looking around) Talk about what?
Female voice: Your past. Your future.
Michael: Aw, sweetie, I'm a little busy right now. Can you call me back?
(Hangs up and offers phone back to Barry)
Barry: (jerks away from the phone) Keep it, it's yours.
(Michael tosses phone into water)
Nate: (to Michael and Fiona) I know how to lose a tail. For your information, spies aren't the only ones with enemies!
Barry: Look, heroin, I'm allergic to it. Don't need to touch it, don't need to see it, I think about it, I get...like hives. Heroin dealers, seriously...
Michael: This is not a favor.
Barry: No, it's not. Favors don't get you killed. I give you a name, it gets back to me, we're in a Barry-face-down-in-the-river-situation.
Michael: I'm not asking, Barry. We're friends or we're enemies here.
Barry: Well, if you put it that way.
Michael: I put it that way.
(Barry reluctantly gives up a name, Carmelo)
Barry: So...are we friends?
Michael: We're friends, Barry.
Sam: (looking on the watch) Oh, got to go. (drinks a beer)
Fiona: Veronica has you on a pretty tight leash, ha!
Sam: Hardy hardy! I'm meeting with a prospective client.
Michael: (voice-over) A lot of people think the word commando means "super-hero" or at least something close to it. In the popular mind they're thought of as the ultimate elite soldier, the solution to every problem. The fact is, a commando is just someone trained to fight under a specific set of circumstances. He's the guy you send in when there are more bad guys than good guys, when surprise is the only advantage you can get in an operation. When it works, commandos seems unstoppable. Those are the operations that make the papers. When it doesn't work, commandos get killed just as dead as anyone else.
Fiona: They shot Cowan in front of you.
Michael: They didn't shoot me. I want to know what's going on, and I told them I'd meet them.
Fiona: You're a spy Michael. Why don't you just lie? It's what spies do… you know.
Michael: (voice-over) The sticky bomb was originally developed in World War II for mining tanks. For the homemade variety, tile adhesive works best - sticky, water-proof, and it comes in an easily portable plastic bucket.
Michael: (voice-over) When you can't win in a fight, sometimes you have to settle for making sure that if you lose, everyone loses. It works for nuclear weapons; it works for me.
Michael: (voice-over) There are some fights you just can't win. A force can be so overwhelming that no tactical approach in a fight is going to lead to a victory worth having.
Michael: (voice-over) In a hostage situation, you have to be cruel to be kind. The more you care, the more leverage they have. Like buying a car, you have to make them think you can walk away.
Michael: (voice-over) Who drives armored cars? People who expect gun fire. Usually people with some fire power of their own.
Michael: (voice-over) Surveillance is a two way street. If you know someone is looking for you, you've got an advantage. They follow your lead. Go where they think you are.
Michael: (voice-over) One advantage of working with the same team is that secure communication is simpler. You don't have to work out a secret code. If you have enough history, the code is in every picture, every memento, every autographed leg cast.
Michael: (voice-over) Freon is available at most computer stores. Buy a can of screen duster, turn it upside down and you've got it in liquid form. It's cold enough to crystallize the metal on many commercial locks. A hammer can take care of the rest.
Michael: (voice-over) Choosing a cover ID on the fly is always a challenge. When there's no time to think, it's best to go with something simple that keeps your options open.
Michael: (voice-over) A good trap doesn't scare people, it makes them curious. A speeding truck makes people scatter. A slow moving truck, on the other hand, makes people want to take a closer look.
Michael: (voice-over) A warehouse door is going to be reinforced, but the walls aren't. And the areas under the windows don't have load bearing beams.
Michael: (voice-over) In any operation, communicating silently is often essential. Chalk marks, an unusual arrangement of objects, anything that stands out from the background will do. A piece of cloth from the window…
Michael: (voice-over) The first step in dealing with a covert op is establishing a way to communicate privately. A code...could be a key encrypted cipher, but really all you need is a base of knowledge that you share.
Michael: (voice-over) For any operative, stashing weapons is second nature after a while. Spies hide guns like squirrels hide acorns. You never know when you'll need some firepower, or where you'll be when you need it.
Carmelo: Who are you?
Michael: I'm Michael Westen. I used to be a spy.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Nedořešené otázky (Unresolved Matters)
Original International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: April 30, 2008 on Prima
Sweden: May 4, 2008 on TV6
Australia: August 4, 2008 on TEN
Germany: December 14, 2009 on Vox
Slovakia: March 2, 2010 on JOJ
Finland: April 19, 2010 on MTV3
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