Sunday, July 29, 2012

What I’m Watching: Burn Notice

Burn Notice: Season 6, Episode 6 “Shock Wave” (B+)

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like things are getting infinitely more serious than ever before this season. It seemed far too easy for Anson to be caught so quickly, yet it also makes sense that more than one person wouldn’t want Anson talking if he got caught, as he had promised Nate he would do. Unfortunately, having Nate get gunned down means that Michael has just traded one enemy for another, and this unknown shooter, or whoever hired him or her, has wounded Michael especially hard by killing a member of his family. Michael is never going to be able to forgive himself either, considering the way that he treated Nate when he made up a story about bed bugs and then ordered pizza in the middle of a stakeout. Nate’s death makes Fiona’s release from jail bittersweet, though it’s good that she wormed her way out of the impossible situation in which she was put and even managed to get Ayn on track for release in the process. Sam and Barry found themselves in their own deadly situation in this hour, fending off an attack from a calculated killer played by the always-superb William Mapother. As always, Sam did a marvelous job of making it seem like there were more people on his side than just the two of them, making beer cans look like bullets and bacon look like gas canisters, and ultimately taking shelter under a bathtub while his assailants got themselves blown up in the midst of their attack.

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