Burn Notice

Season 6 Episode 4

Under the Gun

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 12, 2012 on USA



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Michael: (voice-over) There are certain fights you can't hope to win. Your only goal is to not lose too badly. Surviving a beating from multiple attackers is about avoiding the worst blows. You protect your head, do your best to stay on your feet, and, most of all, you hope for a miracle.

    • Rebecca: Enough! You don't know me!
      Michael: I do, Rebecca. I know you better than you think. I know what it's like to save someone close to you by selling your soul a piece at a time. I know what it feels like to wonder if there is a way out. You say you can't trust us. You can trust us a hell of a lot more than you can trust Anson. There's only one way to finish this for good. We have to take him down together.
      Rebecca: There's nothing you can do.
      Michael: You're wrong. There's nothing I won't do.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Airboats are built light with the least material possible, which is great if you want to skim quickly across the water. But it's problematic in a gun fight when you don't have anything to hide behind. You want to make sure you fire first and last. Of course, there's no need to hide when you've been chasing a decoy.

    • Michael: (voice-over) As any crisis negotiator knows, only about one in five hostages survives a rescue attempt. If you're the hostage, you'd like to improve those odds, which means figuring out where your rescue's coming from and getting yourself out of the line of fire. Of course, if your captor is every bit as trained as you are, even the slightest attempt to adjust your position might be noticed.

    • Michael: (voice-over) There's a reason spies try to stick to the speed limit in operations. When the stakes are high enough, a simple speeding ticket can be a life-or-death matter for you or for the police officer who's just trying to do his job.

    • Michael: (voice-over) When you're marked for death in prison, you're always anticipating the next fight. The earlier you spot a potential adversary, the better you can defend yourself. Unfortunately, that's not always enough. If you realize you have multiple attackers coming at you in a coordinated assault, just defending yourself won't work. The only move is to attack.

    • Sam: (after Rebecca kidnapped him) You picked me 'cause I'm the cute one, right? That's it. Oh, boy. It's my curse. I'm just too handsome for my own good.

    • Michael: (voice-over) When you need to capture a target in a building, one of the most effective techniques is known as the hammer and anvil. First, your team surrounds the structure, sealing off all the exits. Then you enter from all points at once, quickly and quietly. The goal is to find your target fast enough to avoid a standoff or a fire fight. It's hard to interrogate your target if he's dealing with a gunshot wound. Of course, it's even harder if he's dead.

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