Burn Notice

Season 4 Episode 8

Where There's Smoke

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 29, 2010 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "Hallucinate" by Shane Drasin and Kurt Farquhar (Girl fight)
      "Panic Attack" by Earodynamics (Exit strategy)
      "Dust Of Ney" by DJ Kambo (Michael to the rescue)
      "Black Gates" by Beat Chamber (Michael to the rescue)

  • Quotes

    • Jesse: We try not to talk about our upcoming felonies. You know.
      Madeline: Some things are better left unsaid, huh?
      Jesse: Yeah.
      Madeline: Jesse...This might be one of those things. Fiona and Michael love each other, and they hate each other. But it's always...each other.

    • Michael: (voice-over) The life of a spy demands a kind of cool detachment. When your job requires you to keep secrets and break trust you learn to keep people at arm's length. It's one thing to lie to an asset. It's another to lie to a friend.

    • Michael: Any idea where you are?
      Fiona: No. But it's about to have one less wall.
      Michael: We still have 20 hours. It's one of you against four of them.
      Fiona: Don't feel bad for them, Michael.

    • Sarah: They said if we don't make trouble...
      Fiona: Sarah, we're already in trouble. We saw their faces. The moment they get their money, they're gonna kill us.
      Sarah: Christian won't let that happen. He'll save me. He'll...
      Fiona: Sometimes you have to be your own white knight. Trust me.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Kidnappers see hostages as commodities. Like a good stockbroker, they'll protect their investment until it's time to cash in. If they see a risk, they'll hedge against it.

    • Michael: (voice-over) It's a good sign if kidnappers wear masks and shy away from cameras. By protecting their anonymity, they protect their hostages. If a kidnapper lets you see his face, he's probably not planning on letting you live to testify against him.

    • Sam: Charles Finley had a shotgun wedding for the sake of his cover. That's Charlotte, the old ball and chain.
      Fiona: Call me that again, and we'll have a shotgun divorce.

    • Michael: Let me clarify. We're not robbing the whole bank. We're just going after one safety-deposit box.
      Madeline: I think that's still considered bank robbery?

    • Michael: (voice-over) As a spy, you try to work only with an experienced team. Going into the field with someone who doesn't have the proper training is a recipe for disaster. There are times, though, when having a civilian on an operation is unavoidable. In those situations, you just have to make your pitch, and hope for the best.

    • (After Jesse realises Christian played him)
      Jesse: No no no no, he's been on the phone the whole time. He stepped out on the balc...
      (Jesse pauses a moment)
      Jesse: He stepped out on the balcony to get some air, dammit!
      Michael: You can beat yourself up about it later, I'll help.

    • Sam: Where there's smoke, there's Fi.

  • Notes

    • Original International Airdates:
      Australia: September 30, 2010 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: October 12, 2011 on FX/FX HD

  • Allusions

    • Michael: Bonnie, Clyde, what's going on?

      Referencing Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, an outlaw couple famous during the Great Depression. They captured the public's attention with their criminal exploits, including bank robberies. They died in a blaze of glory in 1934 gunned down by a police ambush in Louisiana. Their reputation was solidified in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's film Bonnie and Clyde (1967) starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.