Burn Notice

Season 7 Episode 12

Sea Change

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 05, 2013 on USA
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Fiona, Sam, and Jesse fear for Michael after he is forced to expose his true identity to James and Sonya.

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  • Sea Change

    I just don't believe that Michael would turn to the dark side like this, but I guess anything is possible. The cliffhanger at the end was great, and this episode was still strong, but some of the progressions in this season are simply head-scratching.
  • Is It Thursday yet?!

    holy sea change batman! so I totally agree with everyone saying Michael has his own team now why couldn't his friends just let him be because the whole series has been them helping people outside the law. but then again, I also think what Sam, Fi and Jesse are thinking is that Mike is going a step further from what they have been doing, like from burning teddy bears to burning animals kind of leap. but then again... he will be in charge of everything though so he gets to call the shots. hmmm... so confuse right now.

    my 2 choice ending though is... ONE, let mike and Sonia run their network because he can do a lot of good.

    TWO, james dies after a gun battle, Sonia gets convince to leave the network behind with mike.. our favorite heroes disappears from CIA scope presumed KIA. Mike and Sonia go to Rio where they have beautiful westen babies, grandma and Charlie to help them raise them. Fi and Carlo are now bounty hunters in some foreign land, partners with sam and jesse. yey!

    however, after rewatching the whole series again. I think the show will end with Mike not joining the network AND quit the CIA. James dies in hand to hand combat with Mike after he shoots Sonia coz she was going to kill Fi. Mike, Sam, Jesse, Fi, his mom and Charlie jets off to a new place and live happily ever after. CIA presumes them all KIA. no more missions, no more spying. because the entire series, mike and fi has been talking about leaving it all behind. and it will end with them finally have.

    I guess we'll just have to wait and see. is it Thursday yet!?moreless
  • I didn't get it

    Am I missing something here? Why on earth didn't Mike just tell Sam and Fiona that he was about to capture James with the FBI? It's like the whole show this time made no sense; totally unnecessary complications. It doesn't even matter if Mike wants to support the CIA or James organization because which ever he choices, it's a lot easier when he is basically running things. I sure hope this isn't the ending since I've enjoyed Burn Notice and I'd hate for it to end in a way that makes the whole series just stupid. Kinda like how the TV series Merlin was ruined with one stupid final episode.moreless
Tyrees Allen

Tyrees Allen

CIA Director

Guest Star

Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Andrew Strong

Recurring Role

Alona Tal

Alona Tal


Recurring Role

John Pyper-Ferguson

John Pyper-Ferguson

James Kendrick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jesse: Fi, this is Mike we're talking about. He knows we're a threat now. There's no way we can catch him by surprise.
      Fiona: Well, it's not gonna be easy.
      Sam: Try impossible. He's with James now.
      Fiona: Yeah, I know that, Sam! But if we don't stop him now, there won't be a Michael left to save!
      Sam: Even if we could get him, then what? I looked into his eyes, Fi. He's lost. You think that's easy for me to say? He's my best friend, but there's nothing we can do. It's too late.
      Madeline: You have all been through so much together. Please, don't give up on Michael, not now.

    • Michael: (voiceover) If an opponent panics, then all a SEAL has to do is hold his breath and let oxygen deprivation do its work... Which means the best way to fight a Navy SEAL in the water is to force yourself to be as calm as they are. Let them think they've won and then make your move.

    • Michael: (voiceover) When you've worked with the same team for many years, you understand exactly how each member operates. You know their strengths, their weaknesses, and how they act under pressure. You also know what it looks like when they're trying to hide something from you.

    • Sam: I mean, even if we pull it off, Mike's just gonna hate us.
      Jesse: Look, Sam, I know what it's like being on the other side. When I found out Mike burned me, I wanted to kill the guy. I'd spend hours thinking about the moment I could put a bullet in his brain.
      Sam: That doesn't really make me feel any better.
      Jesse: But my point is, you guys helped me see that I was wrong. You helped me see Mike for who he is. I came around. So will he, all right? It might be a tough road, but I got to believe we'll get there.

    • Michael: (voiceover) As a spy, when you stop believing in the orders you've been given, you can't just walk away. You have to go deeper. You have to lie to the people giving those orders. You have to act as if nothing's wrong. And you have to make everyone think you're dedicated to the very operation you're trying to destroy.

    • James: What we do here together, what we stand for, do you believe in it? And don't... give me the answer that you think I want. What I want is the truth.
      Michael: I haven't always agreed with your methods, but the jobs I've helped you with, the ones no one else was willing to do, they needed to be done. We protect what is important. You made me part of something that's bigger than you, bigger than me. You made me believe there is something worth fighting for, something to believe in.
      James: I believe in you, Michael Westen. Always have.

    • Michael: (voiceover) A spy's job, at the most basic level, is to deceive. You build a lie. You nurture that lie, selling it to your target, bit by bit, until he believes. Your lie becomes your weapon, your salvation, the only thing that stands between you and disaster. When that lie falls away, you're left with only the hard truth of who you are and what you've done. When that happens, you're out of moves. The only thing there is to do then is await your fate.

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