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Burn Notice 6/14/12 "Scorched Earth"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Jeez, it is SO BORING watching Michael get outwitted every step of the way by every Big Bad he ever meets, year in, year out. When is going to learn to just pick a moment when the BB isn't threatening his family and friends, put a bullet in his brain, and deal with the consequences as they occur? It CAN'T be as bad as bending over for the BB, year in, year out.
     
  2. Michael S

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    I agree I just came this close to deleting my SP after this episode. I got so tried of Anders threatening Michael to choose between his family and friends. Also what was the point of Fiona turning herself in if all she did was to tell him to go look for Anders. Also why was their no end credits and a preview for next week's episode? After they faded out they went straight to Suits.
     
  3. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    That sound like the end of last season. Is there a new season?
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yes, the season premiere was last night.

    But nothing has changed. It's exactly the same as last season. It looks like they've even given up on switching out the Big Bads.
     
  5. Jesda

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    Pretty intense season opening. I liked it.
     
  6. john4200

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    And this time even Michael's tactics were terrible.

    Leaving aside that Michael should be smacking himself in the head repeatedly for failing to immediately get Anson on his belly with Michael's knee in his back and Anson's hands immobilized, and that Michael must hit like a 7-year old girl if Anson was still able to see and grab a metal bar and whack Michael after the number of times that Michael hit him...leaving that aside.

    Why the heck did Michael let Anson walk away with that dead man's switch? Did Michael think the guy has a good heart and will not trigger it as soon as he is out of Michael's sight? Clearly the thing to do is to take advantage of Anson's one sure trait -- self-preservation. The obvious tactic was for Michael to tell Anson that the instant he triggers the switch, Michael will shoot him in the head. Then Michael radios to his friends to get out fast. Probably by this time Anson is backing away towards the boat, but Michael should be following him, keeping the gun on him. Mexican standoff. This was so obviously the best tactic for Michael to use. I guess the writers just don't care anymore.
     
  7. sushikitten

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    It's predictable, but I'm still enjoying it. :)
     
  8. MikeAndrews

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    It's official. Burn Notice has given up on going for any kind of quality script. If I hear one more, "Mikey! We've got company!"

    You'd think by now that Maddie would have moved to Vancouver.

    Ya think when a skinny woman in a thin white dress walks up the steps and says "I want to surrender," they routinely greet her with the SWAT team? They weren't supposed to know she was the suspect. THAT was Anson's threat. If they wanted Fiona she wasn't hard to find. She's at Michael Westen's....you know, the guy just given a clean bill to work for the CIA.

    Then the SAME CIA sends 22 guys to question Fi about Mike while Mike is working for the CIA...but they can only spare 3 CIA guys in a few hours for catching the real bad guy.

    "It looks like it's just you and me, Mike."
     
  9. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    All shows that start with 'B' are the same to you, huh? ;)
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Burn Bad?

    Breaking Notice?
     
  11. philw1776

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    Used to love this show. Gave up 1 1/2 seasons ago. Checking in to see if I should resume watching as I like the actors and the scenery for bubble gum viewing. Guess not.
     
  12. MikeAndrews

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    Hey, at least Jessie's agent got him into the opening. The man musta got a new contract.

    "Down on his luck CIA agent?" Well he had the bad luck of being picked to have Michael Westin burn him.

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    I was sure that Fi would see that the autopsy was fake because they missed the scar on his privates or something.
     
  13. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    The scene where Fiona gave herself up was just plain stupid.
    She walks up the stairs and announces she is turning herself in.
    Immediately the one guy pulls his gun and a dozen others with assault rifles show up.
    This was pointed out in post #8 above, but it needed to be repeated.

    The scene at the end when Fi pointed out the flaw in the photo trying to tell her that Michael was dead was priceless.

    I just hope they tie this story arc up in the next episode. Or the next at the very least.
     
  14. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    Burn Notice is very different than last year. Anson shaved his mustache off.

    Fiona's surrender scene were just plain goofy but I've grown to love Fiona so I don't care.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    After she has apparently already given him up. (Unless she was lying in her statement.)
     
  16. zordude

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    I thought that statement was written by the CIA guy, and he just needed her to sign it.
     
  17. john4200

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    Right.
     
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    It's always the same thing. But it's fun. Still, the show is no longer a GoTo show I have to watch right away.
     
  19. hummingbird_206

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    Same here. :(
     
  20. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I don't adore the show as much as I did early on, but I still find it to be fun. I love these characters even if it is a lot of the same stuff. They really got me, I totally thought they were going to kill Sam and I even started to get teary.
     

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