Burn Notice

Season 4 Episode 3

Made Man

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 17, 2010 on USA
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When dangerous mobsters threaten a port worker, Michael takes on the case. With Jesse, Michael also looks for intel on an underground-artillery operation.

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  • this episode was in line with the quality of the other episodes in season 4. Mediocre

    I have watched Burn Notice from the pilot episode and have been a fan ever since. I like the cast/characters and the way they interact with each other. However, this episode is much the same as the previous episodes from this season. This episode was medicore at best. The action was missing, they have taken Sam and Fiona (Spelling?) and made them much smaller rolls and have made the show now about Michael and his new buddy. the drama is gone, the comedy is gone and the action is gone...it's just kind of a dead season thus far. Disappointing to say the least.moreless
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    The first episode of season 4 I scored a 6.5, the second a 7, and this one a 7.5. If that trend continues then the next few episodes should be nothing short of outstanding.

    I am not sure how I feel about the Jesse character just yet, I personally do not like the notion of a new crew member, but I will give it time. B Note could use a little shaking up and I suppose this is the way to go.

    The episode was high on action like always, but a little bit low on substance. I feel like they are forcing this void between Madeline and Michael for no reason and we really do not need this.

    This episode got less viewers than Royal Pains for the first time ever. If that is not a sign that Season 4 needs to improve, I do not know what is.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "El Rey De La Calle" by Rabia Cirga (Opening scenes)
      "Run & Play" by Jordan Harris and Gabriel Moses (Cargo investigation)
      "MDV-LPM 30888RH" by Latin Pulse Music (Surveillance on Tony)
      "Thin Thread" (Instrumental) by Elyzium (Michael builds a bug)
      "Unstoppable" by Santigold (Kidnapping)
      "Cloudy Toys" by Keith Hillebrandt (Sam as Chuck)
      "El Mareito" by Combinacion de la Habana (The team briefs Hank)
      "Nightrage" by Blues Saraceno (The plan is executed)
      "House Of Rage" by Beat Chamber (Sam and Tony reconsider)
      "MDV- Epic Electric" by Turnt Out Media (The meeting)
      "MDV- Encuentro" (Instrumental) by Latin Pulse Music (Sam briefs the information)

    • The security guard Hank gets his right hand bashed by a metal container door. When Jesse meets him again to receive the documents, Hank hands them over with his right hand. After suffering such a painful injury, a person would not lift anything heavy with that arm.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Madeline: I'm not gonna give away your secret, Michael. I just want to know how you can pretend to be his friend.
      Michael: I am his friend! I'm the best friend he has right now! I'm helping him!
      Madeline: You're lying to him! Take it from me, lies get out. 30 years with your father taught me that.

    • Michael: This is a mob bar?
      Sam: You were expecting red leather booths and Frank Sinatra? It's Miami, Mike.

    • Fiona: Well, I have more bad news for you, Jesse. You are never packing the cooler again. Spray cheese and bologne? Ew.
      Jesse: (laughs) You're welcome.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Spies come from all walks of life, and no two are exactly alike. But whether they're a burned former operative, a beautiful bomber with a temper, or a hard-drinking ex-SEAL, they all share one trait, punctuality. Showing up on time means you're 15 minutes late.

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