TV Review: Burn Notice – Bad Breaks


Burn Notice, USA, Airs Thursday 10pm

Episode: “Bad Breaks” (Season 2, Episode 13)

Synopsis: Mike gets a rude awakening in the form of Government Agent Bly showing up in Miami with the intent to destroy him.  You may remember Bly as the guy Mike blackmailed and had sent out of town.  Just as the two are about to go nuclear on each other in an attempt to annihilate one another, they both get stuck inside a bank as it’s being robbed.  Can the duo work it out on the inside while Sam Axe makes things happen on the outside?

Review: Burn Notice is at its best when Mike is either going all out and whipping ass or being super sneaky and busting out his entire collection of spy tools.  This episode is one of the latter and it’s a awesome.  There is a fair amount of tension as Michael dances around the bank robbers, doing all sorts of cool espionage tricks to them.  The show seemingly made up for last weeks distinct lack of cool spy tricks by having Westen utilize everything from cell phones, data centers, air guns, CO2 sprayers, and prescription medication.

Perhaps the best part of this episode is Bruce Campbell’s involvement.  This is probably his biggest role to date, which is awesome.  It felt like he a had a lot to, coordinating from Mike on the outside all while juggling his dream woman – a young, beautiful millionaire who made who fortune in beer distribution.  Plus she hangs out in her bikini a lot.  Campbell is of course a favorite of ours here at FSR, but I’m sure all you enjoy him just as much.

Very little is done in the way of moving the through-line story forward – Mike gets some vague information on the bank account number.  This is fine by me as I’m not always overwhelmed with the bigger picture storylines.  Carla is absent this go around and Fiona takes more of a back seat than usual.  Overall a good episode that highlights the espionage roots of the series and lets Bruce Campbell tear up the screen.

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