Burn Notice "Last Stand" 12/16/2010

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  1. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    The season finale, really? already? ugh! I searched for a thread, but didn't see one yet. Is everyone saving up eps to view over the holidays?

    "Be careful what you wish for", bummer we have to wait til next summer to find out if that's true.

    I still love this show, but I'll really be glad if they end all the 'burn notice' angst and move the stories back to Mike, Fi, Sam, Mom, and even Jesse just solving problems for people.

    And speaking of Mom, she sure evolved from being just annoying to being one of my favorite TV moms ever!
     
  2. pendragn

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    I just watched the last three episodes tonight. Very enjoyable. I think the writers do a fantastic job progressing the "burn notice" story line.

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  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    I think they do a fantastic job of creating the illusion of progressing the "burn notice" storyline, without much ever actually changing.

    He always peels back another layer, punches through it, and ends up in pretty much the same situation he was at the beginning of the series.
     
  4. Hunter Green

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    That's certainly how this will turn out, and probably by the end of the season premiere (and that's what we mostly want); but this one sure looks different at the moment.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, it does...that really surprised me, and made me wonder what's really going on.
     
  6. IJustLikeTivo

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    They should just give up the premise and move on. Human Target did the same thing. They realized that they couldn't sustain it. Burn notice hasn't figured that out yet.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    What premise did Human Target give up on? It's the same show it was last year, only a little less silly. (Unless you mean the core premise of the original Human Target comics, which the show gave up on before it ever aired...)

    The premise of a burn notice is kinda central to "Burn Notice"...I think what they need to do is give up on Michael trying to get out of it, and just have him live with it. At least for a while. Otherwise, it's like Lucy, Charlie Brown, and a football.
     
  8. pendragn

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    See, I disagree. I think Burn Notice has sustained it so far. I do agree with Rob though, it is more the illusion of the storyline progressing, but it's still enjoyable to watch.

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  9. IndyJones1023

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    Who was the new big bad at the end? Michael seemed to know him by saying "You...." You who? Has he been on the show before?
     
  10. Craigbob

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    I don't think we've seen him before, but I got the impression he was Michael's old boss. He was being welcomed back to the company.
     
  11. eddyj

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    I have totally lost track of who is who. Too many bad guys, and they all seem the same.

    I am still watching, though. :D
     
  12. IndyJones1023

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    The point of this show is pretty stupid. They burn him out of the agency only to work him back in?
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    You actually think he's getting back in?!?
     
  14. IndyJones1023

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    No, it's probably yet another shadow organization operating outside the law that can't seem to do anything for itself and so must resort to ruining the life of a former spy in order to blackmail him into working for them.

    Just like every other season so far. This show is getting tiring.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yeah, I compared it earlier to Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.

    You'd think eventually good ol' Charlie Brown would learn his lesson, but he never does.
     
  16. Peter000

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    Or possibly Michael will be given a choice... return to the agency and never see his compatriots again, or maintain the status quo of being burned. It sure seemed like the point of this season was Michael struggling with that decision.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    I should probably clarify...in my mind, Lucy is the show's writers, the football is the notion of Michael getting the burn notice rescinded, and we are Charlie Brown.
     
  18. Zevida

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    I love this show!

    I can't believe they blew up the Charger. I wonder if we'll see Michael rebuilding it next season. That car and the aviator sunglasses define Michael.

    I'm totally fine with the way the Burn Notice story has developed and how it is balanced with the case of the week plots. I did like the threesome and I'm not too keen on Jesse sticking around forever, but he's growing on me.

    Brennan and Larry together in the second to last episode was genius though I'm sad they are both out of the picture now.
     
  19. holee

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    With Hyundai investing so much into the show, I'm surprised it took this long for them to get rid of it. I wouldn't be surprised if that's part of the reason for that.
     
  20. Turtleboy

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    I like the fact that it's actually shot here in its entirety, compared with CSI: Miami, which really isn't shot here at all.
     

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