Sunday, August 18, 2013

What I’m Watching: Burn Notice

Burn Notice: Season 7, Episode 10 “Things Unseen” (B)

This episode was somewhat more focused, and it was great to see Sonya again, but I do wish it would feel like we were actually in sight of the end of this thing rather than just burrowing deeper into Michael’s life undercover. Being forced to kill his friend, and, worse still, be the one to pull the trigger, was tough, and it shows once again that Michael isn’t always able to step in and do the right thing even when all signs point to it being impossible. Carlos’ reaction is probably the most impactful, as explained to a tearful Fiona, that he would never be able to get over the fact that seven people had to die just to rescue him, and it’s a sign that maybe Michael isn’t the only one in over his head. Fiona’s willingness to do anything for him saved his life but cost her their relationship, and I think she’ll have trouble dealing with that as Michael mourns a similar loss of control and integrity. On the guest star front, Amaury Nolasco wasn’t nearly as entertaining as he was as Sucre on “Prison Break,” though it was fun to see Fiona feign horror before taking his gun from him and saving the situation. Madeleine always seems to be in the right place at the right time to offer sage advice to an unwilling participant in whatever the latest scenario is that Michael and his friends have compelled someone to be involved in, and it’s useful to have her passion invoked to positive ends.

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