Burn Notice

Season 3 Episode 14

Partners in Crime

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2010 on USA
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Michael wants to find out what Gilroy is after, and in order to fund this operation, he takes on a case at a fashion house, which Sam is very happy about. But everything turns when their client is found murdered.

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  • Michael needs cash so Fi can turn a Polish office worker on some secrets about Gilroy's plan. Things go bad when he takes a job that Sam has with a Fashion Designer. The designer ends up dead and Michael and Sam must try to get the killers caught.moreless

    Another entertaining episode of Burn Notice where we have a number of plots intersecting. The current main bad guy of the moment, Gilroy is planning something to do with a private charter plane that is coming from South America, stopping in Miami to refuel, and then flying on to Poland. Micheal wants to know what's on the plane so he goes after someone in the Polish administrative office and that becomes sticky. Fi must con the man into thinking she's an American operative and pay him for the information so Michael needs some cash.

    So comes the main plot of tonight's show. Sam has a case where a Fashion Designer thinks that one of her VP's is cooking the books and taking some of the money. When she is killed and the VP is made to look the patsy Mike, Sam, and Fi must save him and get the killers caught.

    An entertaining story that has a few interesting twists and turns that we are becoming use to with Burn Notice. Unfortunately I think I would have given this a higher score a season or so ago. Things are getting a little complacent and it will be interesting to see when they really mix it up as they are two episodes away from the finale for this season.

    Charming, well produced, great acting, everything we've come to expect from one of the premiere series on television. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Entertaining.

    It seems like Burn Notice has been a bit stagnant as of late. Gilroy is just not that great a villain, an area this show had previously excelled at (Tricia Helfer was on Battlestar Galactica, there has to be some way to have her character on this show resurrected) and the season has just been missing something. I'm sorry but the on again off again relationship with Fiona is not enough for me.

    But tonight's episode was definitely the odd man out as it was thoroughly enjoyable. The plot was fast-moving and had a solid number of twists, not overkill, but just enough to keep you guessing.

    Plus, Sam Axe + models = comedy. Nuff said.

    Good episode tonight. Too bad it went against the Olympics.moreless
Christina Moore

Christina Moore

Isabella Corvino

Guest Star

Jeffrey Vincent Parise

Jeffrey Vincent Parise

Damon Belmont

Guest Star

Rick Kelly

Rick Kelly

Tim Hastings

Guest Star

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The car driven by Fiona is a Hyundai Genesis Coupe, a major sponsor for the show - they even have a competition to win one.

    • When Ric's introductory caption flies in, the caption reads "Ric - Damon's Partner." In the next scene, Sam hands over a dossier to Michael with the name "Rick Peterson" on it.

    • Featured Music:
      "Voltage" by Keith Hillebrandt (Opening scenes)
      "Pump Audio 86720 (A Full Day)" by Secret Suburbia (Michael in distress)
      "Simple Circle" by Daniel Lenz (Michael at the fashion party)
      "Ragga Apple" by Daniel Lenz (Lip reading)
      "Funky Junk" by Salme Dahlstrom (Michael plants a bug)
      "Overdrive" by Bill Baylis (Ric gets suspicious)
      "Clubb" by Sottovoce (Sam briefs Michael)
      "Happy Jon" by Keith Hillebrandt (Sam pretends to be a lab tech)
      "Lost The Rainbow" by DJ Kambo (The operation starts)
      "Dance!" by Datarock (Damon's car radio)
      "Miami Bounce" by True Glove & Kurt Farquhar (Fiona prepares the gun)
      "War Machine" by Chris Bragg (Damon and Ric fight)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Dokonalý zločin (Perfect Crime)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: April 7, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: April 21, 2010 on FX
      Czech Republic: June 3, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Sweden: June 13, 2010 on TV6
      Norway: June 21, 2010 on Viasat 4
      United Kingdom: December 1, 2010 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: February 7, 2011 on Vox
      Slovakia: November 22, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Finland: January 14, 2013 on MTV3

    • This episode was previously known as "Dressed to Kill".


    • Sam: Looks like murder...is in style this season.
      Sam: (later) It looks like our killer's plan...is coming apart at the seams.

      Sam's industry-related quips, dramatic pauses and carefully-timed use of sunglasses when he poses as a lab tech make reference to CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine, who is known for putting on his shades and offering a dramatic one-liner upon discovering a crime.