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Air Date: 8/16/12

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Best quotes in orange.

  • Michael meets with a private military company trying to track down the man who killed his brother.
  • “When you’re posing as a potential client of a private military company it doesn’t pay to be subtle. A private army is a very high dollar item and people who rent them tend to be super rich and not afraid to show it. Its an expensive cover ID but if you do it right its worth every penny. You want your target focused less on your credentials and more on the make of your watch and the size of your wallet”- Michael
  • The CIA shows up looking for there newest asset Fiona.
  • “Fi isn’t working for you end of story”- Michael
  • “Dam straight you guys almost got me killed twice and now you’re coming after Fi?!”– Sam
  • “This contract that she signed in order to get out of prison says she works for the CIA whenever we want”- CIA
  • Glenanne either works for us or she goes back to prison”
  • “We already sent in a field OP but he washed up on Miami beach with an extra hole in his head”- CIA
  • Michael jumps into the job with Fiona.
  • Fiona meets with the undercover CIA asset. Fiona will pose as a friend looking to spend a few nights.
  • “For a spy deep cover assignments often mean going into enemy territory alone and unarmed. If you want to survive you better have a support team you can trust watching your back”- Michael
  • Vincent Durov- “Black Market Entrepreneur”
  • “Of course if you worked freelance you could afford better suits”- Fiona to the CIA team
  • Fiona is working on breaking into Durov’s safe when he shows up much sooner then planned.
  • “You didn’t have anyone surveilling the meeting!”– Michael
  • Sam and Jesse work on trying to bribe a member of the private military group by enticing him with a high paying job offer. They get him drunk and he’s interested.
  • Fiona reveals that a bags are searched coming into the house so the drill needed to get into the safe will need to come in hidden on Durov’s own car.
  • “Sabotage is most often used to destroy your targets vehicles but not always, simply damaging and enemies car can be very useful as well as long as you can get your own team in position to due the repairs”- Michael
  • Fiona get the tools, plans the safe break in while Michael works on the escape plan.
  • “Getting people to evacuate a building is a lot harder then you might think. Most people don’t pay much attention to fire alarms unless they see flames, carbon monoxide alarms on the other hand tend to get plenty of attention. People are reluctant to ignore a threat that’s indivisible, odorless and deadly and best of all any home with a gas line has  a built in delivery system”- Michael
  • To the CIA team “If something explodes were gonna have bigger problems then paper work”– Michael
  • At the private military company Jesse/Sam get him to sign for a new job.
  • “Now we just need to deal with those personale files and we can get going”- Sam
  • Sam and Jesse are claiming to need them to poach men there own sniper team.
  • They get the files and find a lead but the paper work only lists his initials T.G
  • “Right day, right gun pulling all the right strings to stay off the books”- Jesse
  • “Yeah great now were two whole letters closer to finding the man who killed Nate”- Sam
  • “Closer then we were yesterday”– Jesse
  • Fiona is breaking into the safe.
  • “Then you just have to hope your plan to get out of the building goes as well as your plan to get into the safe”- Michael
  • Fiona gets into the safe then finds out she was setup by Angela.
  • “It all makes sense now Durov wasn’t selling ballistics technology, you are”- Fiona
  • Angela Flores- “CIA Asset, Thief”
  • “The CIA has all the right people with all the right toys, just say the magic words selling to terrorists and those idiots will do whatever you want”– Angela
  • She ties Fiona to the safe and plants C4 with a timer.
  • “For what its worth you’re a lot smarter then the first guy the CIA sent. I had to kill the moron before he got near the safe”- Angela
  • Fiona gets free calls Michael.
  • “Lock it down with you inside?”- Michael
  • “Im already trapped. My only shot of getting out of here is if shes in here with me”- Fiona
  • “I’ll take care of it”- Micahel
  • “Sounds like your valuable asset in there was using you to rip off Durov. She trapped Fiona inside”- Michael
  • “Im going to say this one more time, stay out of my way!”- Michael to the CIA team
  • Angela is about to make her way out of the house when Michael crashes a van full of carbon monoxide which explodes forcing her back inside. 
  • “You go in now Fiona dies you had your chance now were gonna do it her way”- Michael
  • “Durov put the gun down, I was sent here to stop the sell of ballistics technology to terrorists. The CIA thinks your behind it, I know your not but if you kill her I’ll have know way of proving it”- Fiona
  • Angela is arrested and Fiona set free.
  • “In the official report it might help if Angela were the original target”- CIA
  • “So Fiona saves your ass and now you want her to cover this up too”- Michael
  • “How about this you write your report, you write whatever you want but the agreement that I signed with the CIA loose it for good”- Fiona
  • The CIA team agrees.
  • Back home:
  • “Seriously that’s all Pryon had on the man who killed my brother?!”- Michael
  • “The guy is a ghost and we looked under every rock we could think of”- Sam
  • They turn back to the head pf Pryon Val. Sam and Mike meet with him.
  • “What the hell are you up to? Don’t play games with me you know exactly what im talking about. Did you think I wouldn’t figure out you were looking for Tyler Grey?… You need to back off and so does that guy you got following me”- Val
  • “Im not having you followed”- Michael 
  • Val is shot and killed.

Final thoughts:

Burn Notice continues to impress and the story keeps going deeper. Micheal’s drive to find Nate’s killer and thus a man who was also involved with Anson has added a whole new dynamic to the show.

What did you think of the episode?

Next on Burn Notice the Summer Finale 8/23 episode 6×10 promo:

9/8c Burn Notice on USA

9/8c Saving Hope on NBC

Recap “Heartsick”


9:30/8:30c Anger Management On FX

Recap “Charlie Outs A Patient”

10/9c Sullivan and Son on TBS 

10/9c Suits on USA

Recap last weeks episode “Rewind”


10/9c Rookie Blue on ABC

10:30/9:30c Awkward on MTV

Fall tv kicks off at 9/8c with the Season 2 premiere of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”.

9/8c Falling Skies on TNT

Recap last weeks episode.


9/8c Hell on Wheels Season 2 Premiere on AMC

10/9c Longmire Season 1 Finale on A&E

10/9c Political Animals on USA Network

Air Date: 8/09/12

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Best quotes in orange.

  • Harvey is taking the day off.
  • Hardman is running for managing partner.
  • “I think he’s going to win because you don’t call for a vote unless you have the votes”- Mike Ross
  • “Are we going to cross the line with this?”- Mike
  • “We’ve been crossing lines long before we even met”– Harvey
  • Harvey takes off.
  • Flashback 5 years ago to 2007:
  • Trevor and his pot dealing, Mike is a messenger.
  • Jessica asks Harvey to look into who is stealing money from their clients escrow accounts.
  • “You don’t always have to let your superiors know what your up to”– Jessica
  • “Im an associate who kicks more ass then any partner in this god dam firm, I want a seat at the table”- Harvey
  • Donna helps Harvey track down who stole the money.
  • Present Day:
  • Mike gets Rachel to get Monica Eton to talk to him.
  • “Because you don’t know the real reason why she left”- Mike
  • Flashback:
  • Monica is a senior associate who Louis is constantly hitting on.
  • Louis talking to Harvey “Mark my words if im ever in charge of anyone im going to be the most beloved leader that those lucky bastards have ever seen”- Louis
  • Harvey goes to Zoe to try and get a look at her files.
  • “Let me get this straight your asking me to risk my job to help you solve a mysterious problem based on nothing but your word”- Zoe
  • Zoe walks off so Harvey can go through her computer.
  • Mike and Trevor at the bar and they meet Jenny and Nicki for the first time.
  • Trevor trying to pick them up lets them know Mike is a genius and he is force to prove it by reciting pages of books he’s memorized.
  • Jenny does clearly like Mike.
  • Mike has always been a good guy as he wont recite curious George to pick up women because his mom (who is dead) read it to him every night when he was a kid.
  • Harvey turns to Louis to help find out who stole the money.
  • Trevor took Jenny as Nicki wanted Mike.
  • Harvey walks by “He walks like he’s got a rod up his ass. If I ever look like that shoot me”– Mike to Trevor
  • We meet Rachel who expects to be a lawyer in 5 years.
  • Present Day:
  • Mike is meeting with Monica, he offers her a lawsuit drawn up in her name seeking 10 million in damages from the firm.
  • “5 years ago you got screwed, you had options you didn’t explore.”- Mike
  • Mike says Harvey will back the claim.
  • Monica doesn’t want anything to do with the firm anymore.
  • Unnoticed by Mike, Louis oversees the meeting.
  • Flashback:
  • Harvey finds out its Daniel Hardman and tells Jessica.
  • “He’s moving money out of one account and into another for an entire year. Your partner sold you out”- Harvey
  • “I stake my career on this”- Harvey
  • Jessica goes right to Danial to confront him.
  • “Im giving him the courtesy of explaining himself”- Jessica
  • Mike stops at Jenny/Nicki’s place to pick Nicki up for there date.
  • Jenny and Mike share some moments.
  • Jessica confronts Daniel who admits to it. Says it was for his wife who has stage 4 breast cancer and has been battling it for the past year. The money was for treatments not covered by insurance.
  • “She’s not dying because I didn’t spend the money”- Daniel
  • “You stole half a million dollars”- Jessica
  • On his date it is revealed that Nicki only wanted to go out with Mike to convince him to take the LSAST’s for her for money.
  • “That’s why you snaked me from Jenny”– Mike
  • Mike initially refuses but later changes his mind in exchange for a lot of money after finding out his grandma will need full time care and needs the money to pay for it.
  • “He stole from our clients which means he’s stealing from us. When it was Louis you were ready to break him down and crack him open”- Harvey
  • Jessica doesn’t want Daniel punished but Harvey does.
  • “Daniel is the reason why im here, he plucked me from the bullpen when I didn’t know my ass from my elbow”- Jessica
  • “We made a deal and I honored it, its time for you to honor it”- Harvey
  • “Wow, A man’s wife’s dying and the first word out of your mouth our you owe me. Who’s the bad guy now?”- Jessica
  • Donna finds out from Rachael where Monica has been going.
  • Monica has been sneaking off and sleeping with Daniel Hardman. This is where the money he stole has been going.
  • Harvey shows up and surprises Daniel and Monica.
  • “You come after me for embezzlement and every Pearson Hardman client you got is gone”- Daniel
  • Harvey blackmails Daniel threatening to tell his dying wife of his affair unless he resigns.
  • Present Day:
  • Louis tells Daniel that Mike had lunch with Monica.
  • “I think there meeting on the eve of the firms vote suggests Jessica is making a movie”- Louis
  • Louis is backing Daniel.
  • Flashback: 
  • “Its done Hardman’s gone”- Harvey
  • Donna tells Harvey that his dad had a heart attack and passed away.
  • Jessica asks Monica to resign and threatens if she sues she’ll implicate her in Daniels crimes.
  • “You are a Harvard educated lawyer do you think a jury will believe you had know idea where that money came from”– Jessica
  • “Louis will accept your resignation and I will never see you here again”- Jessica
  • Present Day:
  • Jessica publicly scolds Mike for trying to drag Monica into this.
  • “Sometimes you have to cross a line to do a right thing”– Mike
  • Flashback:
  • Mike has found his new business, taking tests for other people to help pay for his grandmas care.
  • Trevor is stepping up this pot dealing/moving out and heading out on a date with Jenny.
  • Jessica made Harvey a partner.
  • “Finally an office big enough for your balls”– Donna
  • Jessica told Donna that Harvey was making partner before him, after all Donna was the one to figure out what Daniel was up to.
  • “We just made partner”– Harvey to Donna
  • Zoe is leaving the firm as Harvey has yet to even mourn his father.
  • “Harvey you’ve lost your way”- Zoe
  • Present Day:
  • Harvey is just now mourning his father at his gave site 5 years after his death.
  • Jessica and Harvey were in on what Mike did and scolded him on purpose. Mike had know idea.
  • “We threw Daniels ass out once, will do it again” – Harvey
  • “One more thing im getting Donna back”– Harvey

Finale thoughts :

We finally got some background and Mike has always been good guy and so has Harvey. Mike and Donna made the perfect team 5 years to ago to bring down Daniel and it’s my thinking he will get her back to take him down once again. On the final scene will get to see Harvey in a different light mourning his father as he is one to hold back his feelings.

What did you think of the episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Next on Suits  8/16 episode 2×09 promo:

Air Date 8/02/12

Intro Quote:

“Spies are trained to immediately when an operation goes bad. Every minute that goes by is another minute your enemy can use to regroup and get stronger but there are times when you have to remember that denying grief and loss and love can be dangerous too because in the heat of battle you have to know what your fighting for.” Michael Westen

Michael and Fiona share a moment on the beach.

Michael and Fiona

  • “Thank you for not giving up”- Fiona
  • “Consider it payback of the thousand times you never gave up on me”- Michael
  • Michael asks Fiona to sit out the next mission.
  • “Have you ever thought you deserve better then this?”- Michael
  • “All I wanted was to be by your side, I’m not leaving it again”- Fiona
  • “Lets go find the bastard who killed your brother”- Fiona
  • Rebecca is called to see if she knows if Anson had any enemies.
  • Madeline wont speak to Michael following his brothers death.
  • Rebecca won’t answer and she is hiding out at Sam’s girlfriends (Elsa) place. They suspect someone could of got to her.
  • They show up and Rebecca is gone, a planned escape.
  • “Rebecca played us!”- Michael
  • They suspect she got away with plenty of time to kill Anson and Nate.
  • Michael asks Sam to get his girlfriend to pull the phone records for the whole floor.
  • (We finally meet Elsa)
  • Elsa’s son Evan has got himself into some trouble and she asks Sam to check in on him.
  • What is supposed to be a simple job……
  • Evan owes a loan shark a lot of money. Sam and Jesse got involved in a not so simple job now.
  • Morris- Not  a decent guy (Chuck fans will know him as Clyde Decker)
  • Meanwhile Michael and Fiona are looking through phone records go to check out a print shop that Rebecca called looking to have fake ID’s made.
  • “When we shot, we shot to kill”- Michael
  • Sam/Jesse /Evan are tasked with stealing a truck supposedly filled with champagne. They’ll later find out its full of drug making supplies.
  • Michael/Fiona take over the print shop and get the owner to call Rebecca to tell her, her ID’s are ready. They plan an ambush.
  • Sam talks to Evan and tries to figure out why he’s always giving his mom hell.
  • Sam/Evan/Jesse mange to steal the truck. They open it and find an MDMA lab on wheels. Sam and Evan get into a heated fight over all the crap he got them into.
  • Back at the print shop Rebecca show up but catches on and runs.
  • “Once someone uses force the game changes entirely”- Michael
  • Rebecca shoots Michael, Michael shoots Rebecca who gets away.
  • Sam/Evan/Jesse are being chased my Morris and his armed men.
  • Jesse works on constructing explosives.
  • “There’s a reason bomb makers are fussy about there work spaces when a stray spark or dropped breaker can end more then just your career you take every precaution to operate in a safe, stable environment, of course when your in the field you don’t always get what you want so if you need to build improved explosives in the back of a moving truck you keep your head down, stay focused and you pray nothing blows up before its supposed to.”
  • The explosives by them some time. Sam call in reinforcements.
  • “Remember when I said I didn’t need you to help with that thing with Elsa’s son… I got a truck full of drugs and some angry guys with guns in the rear view”- Sam to Michael
  • Morris shots the trucks gas tank. “Scratch that were not going to make it back to Miami and we need a new plan fast”- Sam
  • Michael poses as a dirty cop and lets the club owners know where there stolen truck is as a ploy to get them after Morris.
  • Sam/Jesse/Evan setup a trap with Ether allowing them to get away.
  • Michel shows up with the angry club owners to find Morris at there tuck.
  • Morris is killed.
  • Sam arranges a sit down with Evan and his mom Elsa. Sam bring a bottle of liquor and says there to spend some quality time together and not leave util the bottle is gone.
  • Michael and Fiona got back to Michael’s house to find Rebecca there.
  • “I didn’t kill your brother Michael”- Rebecca
  • “I wanted to kill him (Anson) more then anybody on the planet but I didn’t, I was still in Florida when he died.”- Rebecca
  • “You don’t have to believe me, shoot me if you want but im not going to run from you. Were either good or were not you decide”- Rebecca
  • Michael lets Rebecca go.
  • “I’m sorry for your loss, I hope you find the son of a bitch that pulled the trigger”- Rebecca

Nathan’s Funeral (The look on Michael’s face says it all)

Michael and Madeline

Final Thoughts

This episode reinvigorated Burn Notice and shows that the story has a long way to go before it gets stale.

What did you think of the episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Aaron Zaffuto @zaffuto234