BURN NOTICE “Enemy of My Enemy” Review

Burn Notice (USA) Enemy of My Enemy

BURN NOTICE “Enemy of My Enemy” Season 5 Episode 6 – I didn’t get the chance to review last week’s episode as I was attending Comic Con down in San Diego. You can check out our interview with Bruce Campbell here and our interview with Burn Notice creator Matt Nix here.

I did get to watch last week’s episode and I was just as surprised as everyone else when Maddie discovered that whoever is setting Michael up is going far enough to hire a lookalike. The search for Michael’s doppelganger takes second stage to the main story in this one, which is all about Sam.

Like Michael says, there’s nothing harder than inserting an asset into enemy territory, especially when that asset also happens to be your best friend. Sending Sam on such a dangerous mission isn’t easy on Michael, nor is it on anyone else on the team. The fact that Fi and Maddie team up to tell him that he needs to be more careful with his friends just proves how much this little group is turning into a family. Not that I really think he needed to be told though. I didn’t get the impression that Michael enjoyed sending Sam on that mission at all, but it had to be done. Still, it was nice to see how much Fi and Maddie cared about Sam, too.

My favorite bits..

Really? They take the time to put things like “very unfriendly” in people’s files? That’s helpful.

Michael is more agreeable than the notations in his file? Oh boy. I kinda hate to see what it says.

“Isn’t the last thing he said to you ‘if every see you again, your dead’?”
“That’s why I was hoping you could handle the Carmelo thing.”

You know, I’ve seen Sam get out of some pretty tough scrapes. Maybe he *is* bullet proof.

“Are you saying the agency never tricks third parties into attacking our enemies? Huh, times have changed.”

Ouch! Poor Sam.

Jesse pulling off the drug addict act pretty well. I especially enjoyed him smacking the phantom bugs off of his shoulder. Nicely done.

Fiona and Maddie pulling their little act for the clerk. Those accents were hilarious and don’t even get me started on the earrings. LOL.

Michael taking the shot at the cell phone just to get back at Fi for saying she was the better shot. Quite the little rivalry they have going there.

“Oh great, the new guy gets the window seat.” – That right there was just classic Sam.

I know this is the wrong show but……how freaking cool was that commercial with Shawn and Gus from Psych singing “Don’t You Forget About Me”?

Michael asking which one of the dweebs he should answer. LOL.

Gabe and Matt being described on screen as “not fans” of Sam. Har.

Jesse reassuring Michael that Sam would be able to pull it off. Aw.

Fi telling Maddie that she was as impatient as her son. Yep and I’m sure that’s exactly where he gets it from.

Sam making sure to mention that there was lots of yoghurt at the dude’s place. Leave it to Sam to keep making jokes when he’s got a gun on him.

Michael ordering the dweebs to make the call to get Sam out. How in the world could they even *think* of saying no to him when he looks like that?

“It’s like one of those nature documentaries where a snake eats another snake. I can never watch those.”
“Really? I love those.” – Why does that not surprise me?

Fi letting Jesse take the shots at Carmelo. Aw, ain’t she sweet?

“Seriously, I will kill you if I ever see you again.”
“Yeah, I’ve heard that before.”

Sam ordering the dweebs to get their bony asses off the hood of the Charger. Yeah! You tell’em Sam!

Michael telling Sam that he owed him fifty. Aw.

Michael declaring Maddie and Fi as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the Dade County Clerk’s Office.

“I tried to teach you not to play with fire when you were little. Apparently I failed.”

“Good looking fellow. Doesn’t quite have your chin though.”
“That means a lot coming from you.” – Bwahaha! A reference to The Chin! Nice!

What did you think of this episode of Burn Notice? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colleen-Mengel/100002456023906 Colleen Mengel

    PLENTY in this episode to enjoy! I love these characters! Does the action stretch the imagination? Of course. That’s why we watch TV – to be entertained. And this show does that well! I have to take the occasional break from Law and Order or CSI because a steady diet of those grim storylines gets to me. But I never get tired of BN – ever! 

    • Anonymous

      I can’t agree more! I never, ever get tired of this show. :o)

    • Anonymous

      I can’t agree more! I never, ever get tired of this show. :o)

    • Anonymous

      I can’t agree more! I never, ever get tired of this show. :o)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHFJLOURUEVT6D33MGUYT5IN5I David

    Good ep–lotsa good one-liners during the “banter” scenes and Jesse acting like a strung out addict was PRICELESS!!!!!!

    The only thing that was a detractor for me was Carmelo. The actor’s performance seemed uneven to me–he was either underwhelming, or totally over-the-top.  And isn’t a Miami drug kingpin in a white suit just a TAD cliche anyway? :-)

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I suppose that is a bit cliche, but I’m happy to say that the actor didn’t detract anything from the ep for me. That sucks that he did for you though, I hate it when that happens. 

      Well we’ve seen both Michael and Sam play the happy drunk for a case, now it’s Jesse’s turn and he did it great. So hilarious!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I suppose that is a bit cliche, but I’m happy to say that the actor didn’t detract anything from the ep for me. That sucks that he did for you though, I hate it when that happens. 

      Well we’ve seen both Michael and Sam play the happy drunk for a case, now it’s Jesse’s turn and he did it great. So hilarious!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I suppose that is a bit cliche, but I’m happy to say that the actor didn’t detract anything from the ep for me. That sucks that he did for you though, I hate it when that happens. 

      Well we’ve seen both Michael and Sam play the happy drunk for a case, now it’s Jesse’s turn and he did it great. So hilarious!