Burn Notice “Mixed Messages” Review – Old Friends Come in Handy in a Pinch

Burn Notice (USA) Mixed Messages

In tonight’s episode of Burn Notice, called “Mixed Messages,” Michael gets a letter from Fi that makes him certain that she’s starting to lose hope and give up in prison. He wants more than anything to see her and that means calling in some favors from an old friend, aka his former training officer Card (played by the wonderful John C. McGinley).

While we did see some of the out-of-control Michael that we saw in last week’s premiere, once Mikey was actually working towards his goal, I was happy to see that he calmed down and got to work. Jesse stepped up nicely to take on the job by himself and, with his usual finesse, managed to pull it off. The team of Michael, Card, Sam and Jesse was actually pretty fun to watch and once again I have added another guest star to my list of those that I wouldn’t mind seeing come back again.

Meanwhile, Fi is fighting her own battles. Seems that everyone in the pen has to prove their mettle to miss DB, Queen of the Cell Block and I had no doubt in my mind that Fi would show her what’s what before the episode was over. I also knew that Fi’s new little friend was being way too nice, but I have to admit that I did not see her being controlled by a secret force wanting Fi dead. The fact that she mentioned that her little sister was being threatened makes me think that we’re probably going to see her with the word “client” under her name soon. Because something tells me that Fi’s going to get that message out to Michael and he’s going to try and figure out just who is pulling the strings. The bigger question of course is: who wants Fi dead? I mean I’m sure there are a lot of people she’s pissed off over the years but I have to wonder if the current threat is due to something she did or just another attempt to rattle Michael.

My favorite bits..

Fi’s letter. So sad and yet beautiful.

Poor Michael tossing the table when he realized how close Fi was to giving up.

John C. McGinley as Michael’s former training officer.

“That sounds like a risk I’m willing to take.”

Fi tossing that apple on the floor. I predict she’ll be running that place at some point.

“Okay, what’s with the corpse?”

Card giving Michael an “Attaboy!”

Card using whistling and hand gestures to get his message across to Michael. It so totally reminded me of McGinley playing Dr. Cox on Scrubs.

“I kinda accidentally discharged my weapon into his body…….four times.” – Man, I hate it when that happens.

Starting to distrust that helpful little prison girl. I hope I’m wrong, though.

“Please, I’ve seen better acting in a porn film.” – Haha! Jesse has some great lines in this one.

Jesse pulling off a great play by using Kemp.

Yeah! I knew Fi would do it.

“Oh great, five minutes until the guys with guns show up – no problem.”

Uh oh….methinks Jesse is in trouble.

Card offering Michael some yogurt. LOL, guess he really does know Michael.

“Hey bro, it’s me…..still with the gun?”

Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap, oh crap…I KNEW that chick was being too nice.

Whoa! Now Fi has to worry about being killed in prison and not by other prisoners? Oh boy.

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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Michelle is a freelance writer, editor and blogger who is a self-proclaimed geek and fangirl. She has always loved tv, especially action driven dramas and sci-fi. It all started when she was a little girl with shows like Tales From The Gold Monkey and the original Battlestar Galactica. She and her friends used to act out their favorite episodes using lawn furniture and stuffed animals as props. These days she still loves action driven dramas and sci-fi, with a little bit of comedy and horror thrown in the mix as well.

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    Anson wants Fi dead of course. 

    • ptjackson

       I had the same thought!

  • Mal

    Dude! really?! Next time a little “Spoiler alert” would be nice! haha I haven’t seen it yet! 

    • Anonymous

      Sorry about that. Once an ep airs, we consider it fair game. Sorry you got spoiled though!!

  • Anonymous

    I agree, once an episode has aired on the West coast (or possibly Hawaii) all bets are off as far as posting reviews.  Plus, Mal, why would you read something that says “REVIEW” if you didn’t want to know about the show.

    Thanks for reviewing and I think this is going to be an interesting season. :-)