Burn Notice

Season 7 Episode 10

Things Unseen

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 15, 2013 on USA
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James orders Michael and Sonya to kill one of Michael's old friends, Steele. Michael tries to find a way to save him. Meanwhile, Carlos is targeted and kidnapped by a gang member, Nando. And to save Carlos, Fiona asks help from Michael and Sonya.

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  • Things Unseen

    7.5
    Burn Notice is going out with a bang, and in tonight's episode we certainly got a deadly bang. This showcased the often utilized, but always enjoyable, dark side of this series, while continually advancing the notion of how dangerous this current organization is. Well done.
  • one of the darkest.

    9.0
    Hard times for both Fiona and Michael.
Sebastian Roché

Sebastian Roché

Roger Steele

Guest Star

Amaury Nolasco

Amaury Nolasco

Matteo

Guest Star

Jesse Borrego

Jesse Borrego

Nando

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Stephen Martines

Stephen Martines

Carlos Cruz

Recurring Role

Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Andrew Strong

Recurring Role

Alona Tal

Alona Tal

Sonya

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    • Fiona: I love you.
      Carlos: I love you too, Fi. You're traveling a path with Michael. You always have. I can't go down it with you.
      Fiona: I don't have a choice.
      Carlos: Yes, you do. And you've made it.

    • Michael: (voiceover) As a spy, you have to get used to deception. Your job is to engage with people, make them your friends, manipulate them, and ultimately destroy them. It's one thing to do it to your enemies. You can think of your target in terms that aren't exactly human, like, mission objectives. But when the target is a friend, it doesn't matter what you tell yourself. It feels like betrayal.

    • Michael: (voiceover) When a plan goes wrong in the field, the job is rarely abandoned entirely. The goals of the mission don't change. The methods do. The problem is backup plans are usually that for a reason. They tend to be a lot messier and a lot more deadly.

    • Michael: (voiceover) Roadside improvised explosive devices come in many varieties. But they usually share basic features. Once a target vehicle is chosen, an explosive device is planted in the vehicle's path and then detonated by remote control as soon as the vehicle is in position. Of course, that assumes that your target isn't using a signal jammer. The problem with signal jammers is they don't just make it impossible to remotely trigger a detonator. They also make it impossible to communicate with your team. And when you can't communicate, bad things usually happen.

    • Michael: You're asking me to kill a friend.
      Strong: He's in the game. He knows how it's played. And need I remind you he makes a living selling intelligence to the highest bidder. Sometimes, that intelligence gets spies killed. And sometimes, those spies are not the bad guy. Look, when I gave you this assignment, I said I needed the Michael Westen who was willing to do what?
      Michael: Whatever it takes.
      Strong: Well, this is what it takes.

    • Michael: (voiceover) When you're in the field, having direct contact with your control officer is supposed to be a last resort. The risk of being seen together is enormous. If something goes wrong, people die. If you're willing to take that risk, everyone knows it's serious.

    • Michael: (voiceover) No one's more careful about security than a freelance spy. When you work in intelligence and you don't have the protection of a government, you have to assume that everyone is a potential enemy, even your closest friends. A careful operative will have security as good as most military installations. Vehicles will be searched for explosives. And of course, nothing that fires a bullet or sends an electronic signal makes it past the gate. Bottom line, by the time you get inside, the only thing you'll be armed with is a warm smile.

    • Michael: (voiceover) Whenever possible, spies like to know what they're getting into before they leave for a mission. When you ship out without orders, you can't really train or prepare. All you can do is wait and wonder what's coming.

    • Michael: What do you want me to do, Fi? Snyder left you to die. I'm not gonna shed a tear for that man. How is that wrong?
      Fiona: Because you're defending a man you're supposed to be taking down. Admit it. You are too close to this. That's why you fit in so well with him. That's why he likes you so much.
      Michael: I'm in deep cover. I'm supposed to make James like me. It's just a cover.
      Fiona: Not always. I know when you're faking it. I can see it in your eyes.
      Michael: I'm doing everything to end this mission for you, for all of us.
      Fiona: You can't do that if you lose yourself along the way.
      Michael: Don't worry about me, Fi. I know when to draw the line.
      Fiona: Like you did with Sonya?

    • Michael: (voiceover) In the spy world, often the only things you know about a covert mission are your deployment orders and a list of equipment to bring. Sometimes, that tells you nothing. And sometimes, it can tell a lot. The make of your weapon tells you if you'll be in open combat or firing from the shadows. The ammunition you're bringing can indicate whether you're there primarily to defend or to kill. When you're leaving under cover of darkness under a false name, you can be sure that whatever the job is, it won't be pretty.

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