In this episode of Burn Notice, called “Over The Line,” Michael and the rest of his team have to deal with the consequences of Michael’s rather drastic actions in last week’s mid-season premiere.
You know, I really thought that the first hour of last week’s episode was tense. The gang was stuck in a foreign country with not only Card’s baddies on their tail, but a few drug lords, too. But this episode made that one feel like a nice, breezy walk in the sun.
First of all, there’s just the reality of what Michael did. The moment that he shot Card through the skull, he put into motion things that he’s not going to be able to take back. When Sam yelled at him for not asking for help before making such a big decision, I think it was then I fully realized what this would mean for all of them. Before that I, like Michael, was still in a little bit of shock.
What Michael did has now given them a new enemy. Riley proved throughout the hunt in this episode that she was a worthy adversary to Michael Westen and the rest of his group. So far, Michael has been able to get out of the clutches of everyone who has come after him and most of the time without even breaking a sweat. Well, this time he’s definitely sweating.
But it’s not just Michael affected this time. Once they all helped out in their own ways, every member of the team became part of the list of people that Riley wants to see put away (or worse). Even Maddie isn’t truly safe, now that she’s decided to stay in Miami to give her son and his friends the lifeline they’ll no doubt need.
We’ve only got a few episodes left for this this season and after watching “Over The Line,” something tells me that they’re not going to be a walk in the park for Michael, Fi, Sam, Jesse and Maddie.
My favorite bits..
Michael’s voiceover talking about how he was feeling horror, disbelief and shock. I was right there with him.
Sam asking Michael why he didn’t call him before making that call. Michael’s almost scary calmness through that whole scene really got to me.
“Well I thought we were screwed seven ways to Sunday, but you can go ahead and make it eight and nine.”
“You can kick my ass or you can hear my plan, but you can’t do both.” – Oh I don’t know about that. Have you met Michael Westen?
Michael taking an elevator ride – from the elevator roof.
Michael creating his own exit from the parking garage.
Riley totally seeing through Sam’s lies. Oops.
Fi and Jesse’s reaction to hearing that Michael had killed Card.
“I got this.”
Sam telling Riley that as of that moment, Michael was gone and he was just someone he used to know. And now that darn song is stuck in my head.
Riley watching Sam through the reflection in her tablet. DAMN, this woman is good.
“It takes a little longer, but when you’re trying to save a friend, it’s time well spent.”
Maddie inviting hte cops in so that she could listen to their police radio. Seriously, that woman MUST be a spy.
Sam managing to get himself in the same place as Michael and the rest of the team. Brilliant.
“If there’s a choice between betraying everything you believe in and pulling the trigger, I’m glad you pulled the trigger.”
Riley totally figuring out, again, that Sam was lying. Jeesh.
“Uh, excuse me, don’t you mean take Westen IN?”
OMG It’s Sugar!!!
Sugar being smart enough to toss his phone in a cup of coffee after talking to Michael.
Sam telling the truth about Sugar, and Riley not believe him. Ha!
“Lady, you sure know how to make a guy feel special.”
“I didn’t betray my country, I was trying to protect it.”
“Now that I know your side of the story, I want you to know…..I. Don’t. Care.”
Maddie deciding to stay so that she could be their lifeline.
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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