Burn Notice "Company Man" OAD 6/23/2011

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  1. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Ames Iowa


    Not a bad episode. I found myself not remembering where the last season left off, so I'm glad they did a little recap. Overall it was fun.

  2. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 25, 2006
    They must have a lot of new writers. Just didnt seem the same as in the past years. I was actually disappointed. I hope it isnt going to be him running all over the world. I enjoyed the team helping local people with their problems.
  3. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    Luckily my TiVo picked up the end of last season as suggestions so I watched the last 2 episodes first as a refresher. Still, the jump to Canada at the beginning felt like I'd missed one.

    My recording got cut off as Michael was next to his car under the cover. I was expecting him to uncover it and find that Sam and Fiona had fixed it for him. Did he uncover it and look?
  4. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 25, 2006
    Thats where it stopped for me also. I must say Fiona did look better this season. They didnt do a lot of soft focus on her face as in previous seasons. Howevr, there was just something different about the writing.
  5. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

    Dec 15, 2004


    I'm not sure why they would do soft focus, unless it's to fuzz over her lack of undergarments.
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    They've always managed a pretty quick reset to the old status quo after previous "shake-ups," so I'm guessing the same will happen now.

    After all, they have a winning formula to protect!
  7. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    Yeah, it was smooshed. I half-expected a pristine, fixed, repaired car, too. Didn't look like it. My recording was cut off, too, but I had recorded Suits, too, which was next. No miraculous car fix.

    I don't know. I've loved this series from the beginning, but just got a different vibe from this one, especially from the voiceover at the beginning, that I didn't like.
  8. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

    Jan 22, 2003
    I share in being disappointed. This episode had a different feel that didn't grab me. And, oddly, I didn't like Michael's new look with his 1960s retro hairdo, now dyed black (that emphasizes his less-than-manly features), or Fi's newly dark hair (they must have a new stylist). And I laugh at Sam's "weight-loss" that looks like a nice facelift.

    Perhaps, if I liked the story line better, e.g., if it had fewer special-effects, chase scenes, explosions, I wouldn't have focused on their new looks. If this is the setup for the new season, I'm not likely to stay loyal.
  9. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

    Jul 2, 2008
    The optimist in me says this episode was to "clean up" the end of last season, the NOC list, Simon, "Management" and all that, so this season can tweak BN Formula so that it will be "CIA finds 'big bad thing' that they need an outsider to combat, while Micheal, Fi and Sam do their 'usual helping the little guy' gigs".

    The pessimist in me says this it the "Jump the Shark" moment.
  10. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

    Jan 27, 2005
    It felt off to me, too, but probably because we're used to the format of the four of them against whoever, without external involvement.

    But it was still better than most crap and an enjoyable hour.
  11. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

    May 25, 2006
    It also felt a little odd to me too. I think mostly because of Michael taking orders for a change. Also, they actually seemed to kill people in a shoot out. While not unheard of, definitely not the norm.

    So, who really shot Kessler in the head? It doesn't make a whole lot of sense that he would have killed himself. Only if to keep from being captured and possibly tortured.
  12. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 25, 2006
    I already deleted the show and cant go back and look. Was the CIA guy with Michael the whole time they were in the house or was he off by himself? Maybe he killed Kessler.
  13. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    We didn't see it, but I suspect they (CIA) killed Kessler. Otherwise, it was too clean for this show. Suicide? Nope. CIA killed him.
  14. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

    May 25, 2006
    Yes he was with Michael the whole time. From when they broke into the compound until Kessler locked himself in the safe room. We can assume he was not with Mikey the whole time they were gathering grenades and making the IED.

    I still say he didn't kill himself. It could be that he tried to sneak out while Mikey & CIA Guy were gathering explosives. Giving CIA Guy a chance to pop him in the head and put him back in the room.
  15. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    Well, the recap did show Michael spending the last six months capturing or assassinating targets to work his way up the food chain.

    As for Kessler, I doubt it was Max. Either suicide or someone else was in the panic room.
  16. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I did not see Michael check for a pulse. There have been strange cases where people are shot in the head but do not die.

    Also, did they ever show the hands of the body? I kept looking for the gun that he shot himself with, but I did not see it.
  17. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

    May 25, 2006
    In the last camera shot of Kessler they show Micheal's hand on Kessler's neck as if he is checking for a pulse. As for Kessler's hands, they only show barely his right hand and not much around it. So we see no gun that might have caused the head wound.
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I enjoyed it, but I too felt it was a bit off. It also seemed like the writers were having hard time giving Fi and Sam something to do in this episode, at least until the end.
  19. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001
    I did not like this ep AT ALL. Most of the storyline seemed like pointless filler to me.

    And regarding Campbell's weight loss. This article (at the very end) seems to imply that it's real and due to the "Fall of Sam Axe" special.

  20. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    If you're going to make a big deal out of the car, then at least show a clip of what happened to it so I can remember. I totally drew a blank on that and it diminished that entire plot line.

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