Dead in the middle of some seriously cold weather returns USA Network’s summer gem, “Burn Notice.” And honestly, USA, I’m a little upset; do you have to be so cruel as to split up the season and make fans wait through the fall and winter? And it’s similarly cruel to tease us with such gorgeous Miami settings during this time of year.
But I digress because Burn Notice continues to deliver the goods. Its fun approach in gently mixing the overarching show arc (unraveling the conspiracy that burned Michael Westen) with the case-of-the-week antics that our hero seems to get himself involved in is just what we need right now as reality TV continues its onslaught of my Directv package.
To say things were interesting when we last saw Michael is an understatement; he literally was getting blown up after walking right into an ambush. And to everyone’s surprise, he wasn’t dead (note the sarcasm) and said attempt on his life leaves him battered, bruised and speechless.
If anything, it leaves Michael just a tad bit pissed off (what? you wouldn’t be) and even more determined to get his life back. But, of course, he gets right back on the saddle of being his good old self. His mission this time around is to save a poor guy that wants to literally throw himself under a bus. A quick talk between the two reveals a lot; this guy is a single father and wanted to kill himself because he lost the money he needs to pay for his sick son’s treatment.
I don’t want to reveal too much about tonight’s episode because you certainly need to watch. As usual, get ready for more great dynamics between the awesome trio of Michael, Sam and Fiona. I will say that we get some good details on why MW was burned in the first place (hint: It involves Carla). And make sure you break out the popcorn for a nasty catfight involving Fiona after a jacuzzi scene. Yup, BN still manages to be so cool, yet so scorching.
Burn Notice returns tonight at 10PM on USA. You owe it to yourself to indulge in this fun and not-too-serious show that provides non-stop action and entertainment.