Burn Notice

Season 2 Episode 14

Truth and Reconciliation

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 19, 2009 on USA
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Episode Summary

Facing pressure from Sam and Fiona, Michael agrees to help bring a Haitian murderer to justice.

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  • The Fugitive

    Not the best of the episodes this season but, good. Michael excepts a client and he wants a man that ran away from hati to the US be brought to justice for killing his daughter. The fugitive put his daughter in prison there and had her killed, Michael goes undercover as a cleaner to convince Jean the fugitive to had over documents of himself. Michael finds out who tried to have him killed when he apartment blew up. Good episode, just wish it was more balance between the side missions and the main objective of clearing his name, especially when it comes close to series finale.moreless
  • Not that good.

    This show is awesome but sometimes it ends up being a bit repetitive , that's what happened with this episode. I didn't like this mission ,it seemed a bit unoriginal and forced.There wasn't any of Michael great weapon props or stunts and no great confrontation at all. The development of the main theme of the show was a bit better as finally Michael finds out who tried to kill him. Some passages of the episode where boring such as Madelaine repairing the car , Sam talking to the FBI agents and practically the whole Dumon story , the only part I liked was when they tossed him into the truck.moreless
  • Michael must help to exhile a former Haitian warlord responsible for killing a client's daughter.

    Elena Amayo needs help when she sees Colonel Ponce, a former war criminal from South America, and the man who killed her family. He will face criminal charges if he can be sent back to face trial, but the State Department can't and won't help. Oh wait - that's the plot of Vengeance Unlimited S1 E7 'Security'. In this episode of Burn Notice, Mr. Chapel is replaced with Michael Westen, and Elena is now Claude. Other than that, the episodes are way too similar in plot and story, and I felt that I had seen the episode before.

    It's probably not that Matt Nix copied the plot, but great minds think alike and Vengeance Unlimited and Burn Notice are very similar shows with similar protagonists and there's only so many places to take a show and characters like these, so similarities are bound to pop up. All in all, an ok episode of a great show, but I hope that there are not too many more cross-over episodes that feel like regurgitated VU.moreless
  • The last episode with the bank heist was one for the ages, this episode was a let-down in comparison…Review after the jump, if you need me I'll be hiding behind Fi…she's one scary lady!moreless

    Plot Synopsis (S02E14) – Facing pressure from Sam and Fiona, Michael agrees to help bring a Haitian murderer to justice.

    Meanwhile Michael attempts to follow the lead given to him by Jason, but all doesn't end well when he's met with a knife wielding assassin. Of course dead ends still lead to warehouses where the guy who tried to kill Michael might be…turns out it's Victor!

    More Thoughts on 'Truth and Reconciliation': - "Killers are, by and large, whining losers."

    - Liked seeing the FBI guys again in this one, and Sam's interaction with them

    - Plus Victor's back and parkouring all over the place! Woooo!

    Bottom Line: A let-down after last week's excellent episode, but Fi was in top form in this one! Can't wait for more Victor in next week's ep!

    Next week: Victor, two Sam's and Jay Karnes! A girl can die happy!

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  • Great episode! I love this show. He's like a modern day MacGuyver. I haven't yet seen an episode I didn't like.

    Spoiler alert! Amazing! Another great episode. Michael is his usual helpful self and a bit of a reluctant hero. Sam gets into a little trouble with Michael's mom. Fiona's reputation is well known and she says something very sweet(?) hopful at the end. A little more of Michael's mystery is revealed and he learns that he actually knows/has met the guy that's trying to kill him. I have one word - Michael Shanks! He makes a guest appearance at the end as Victor the guy that's trying to kill Michael. I can't believe it! He's the last person I expected to see on this show. Great idea though, I love Michael Shanks!moreless
Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks


Guest Star

James Black

James Black

Jean-Pierre Duman

Guest Star

Basil Wallace

Basil Wallace

Claude Laurent

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Claude is standing outside Duman's house, screaming thru the megaphone at Duman. Duman orders his men to take care of Claude and you see the men pull their semi-automatic pistols and put silencers on the weapons. However, when Michael jumps into Claude's car with Claude and drives away, you can clearly hear the gun fire of un-silenced pistols.

    • When Fi is at the home of Jean-Pierre Duman to spy on him, she is wearing a very sexy black and grey dress. Two days earlier on 2/17/2009, The Mentalist episode, "Scarlet Fever" aired. In that episode at the end, when Jackie Shaper shows up at CBI HQ for her date with Wayne, she is wearing the exact same dress. The same dress is also worn by Peyton List (playing the character of Michelle Tournay) in episode 5, season 9 of CSI.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Fiona: You're gonna let me back you up for real this time? If you're right, there's a good chance he's waiting on a roof with a rifle to take a shot at you. That's what I would do.
      Michael: I need him alive.
      Fiona: I need you alive.

    • Fiona: And I've always been more of a gun person.
      Sam: You're sure not a people person.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Pravda a odplata (Truth and Retaliation)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 8, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Czech Republic: December 30, 2009 on Prima COO
      L United Kingdom: January 18, 2010 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: March 22, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 26, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: January 2, 2012 on MTV3