BURN NOTICE “Mind Games” Review

Burn Notice (USA) Mind Games

BURN NOTICE “Mind Games” Season 5 Episode 3 – In this episode, Michael’s little brother Nate comes back into town, bringing with him Michael’s nephew, oh and a case. It’s a good thing too, because now that Michael is back on the job, he’s got to deal with all the old issues that come with it. That includes major paranoia and nightmares, as he gets used to being in the spy game and having enemies on his tail again.

Throughout this episode we saw Michael doing all the things he normally does – funny accents, acting like a wackjob to get in with a nasty loan shark, saving people, etc. But underneath that we also start to see that all may not be right with him. It’s not just the nightmares, though I found him showing that little bit of vulnerability very interesting.

No, what’s truly worrying is the thing that Nate is the first one to spot; which is that Michael is acting like an addict. Why? Because he’s completely obsessed with the files he was given on his burn notice. He can’t stop looking through them and is convinced that something is not right. Well, either he’s wrong and he’s truly going nuts. Or he’s right and something is waiting in the woodwork to come after him again.

My money’s on the latter.

My favorite bits..

Michael asking quite seriously if “it” needed medical attention. Wow, guess he’s really not used to babies, is he?

“At this rate they should be married by 60.” – haha!

Nate wanting to make Michael’s Charger into a spy mobile.

Michael accosting a dad with a teddy bear in a bag. Oops.

“What do you get for the guy who basically has nothing?” – Oh Sam. I heart you.

“He’s just Mike.” “Not right now, he isn’t.”

Bats? Really Nate?

Cracking up as soon as the chick offered Michael free yoghurt. Oh yeah, no doubt he was gonn take her up on that.

Michael assuring Fiona that that shirt wouldn’t get into his regular rotation. Thank gawd for that.

Yes! First wacky Michael accent of the season!

Michael continually butchering random idioms.

“Hot bike.” – ROTFLMAO! The way he said it was classic.

Fi assuring Michael that he might start sleeping easier.unless she kept him up. Somehow, I don’t think he’ll mind *that* particular kind of insomnia.

“Don’t look a gift horse in the teeth.” – So far, that might be my favorite.

Sam distracting Carter so Fiona could finish up and get out of there. Whew.

“I broke a nail.”

“Don’t shoot the guy with the message.” – LOL! Okay I was wrong, this one’s my new favorite.

Turns out Jesse makes a pretty good geek. Who knew?

“The kettle insulting the pot.” – Ha!

Carter is an FBI agent? Oh crap.

Michael telling Carter he was undercover too, and cutting off the tape so he could get out when the time came.

Jessica giving Michael his Free Yoghurt For Life card. Boy, I hope she knows what she’s just signed up for.

Nate telling his story about where he was when he son was born.

Wow, Nate was right. When Michael said “just one more look.” he so sounded like an addict. Scary.

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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