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      Season 3 – Burn Notice

      2009 Crime Drama List
      100% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 100% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Michael Westen is steamed -- or, more precisely, burned. His career as a spy ends when he gets a "burn notice," the covert equivalent of a pink slip. Stuck in his hometown of Miami, he intends to find out who did this to him and why, although that's not easy to do: With the burn notice attached to his name, he is cut off from his usual contacts and has to fly under the radar of the intelligence network lest he tip off his secret enemy. So it's a good thing he can rely on help from Fiona, his ex-girlfriend and IRA spy, and his friend Sam, also a former spy. Then there's Madeline, Michael's mother, a hypochondriac but probably not a spy. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jun 05 Buy Now

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      A solid action series through and through, Burn Notice is a sleeper hit thanks to quippy voiceover and touches of darkness.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jun 4, 2009 Friends and Family Michael gets out of prison with help from an old friend, who wants Michael to extradite a thug who is displacing landowners in Latin America. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 11, 2009 Question & Answer Michael faces a new foe in Detective Paxson, who has tracked down explosives Michael has been hiding in a storage facility; Michael and the team must rescue a kidnapped child by using reverse interrogation. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 18, 2009 End Run Arms trader Brennan returns and kidnaps Nate, forcing Michael to help him pull off an elaborate heist; Michael contends with Paxson's ongoing investigation. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 25, 2009 Fearless Leader Michael tries to deal with one of the city's most-wanted criminals on his own to get the police off his back; Sam must contend with an IRS agent who turns out to be the son of a former flame. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 9, 2009 Signals and Codes A paranoid mathematician enlists Michael's help to stop the vice president of a defense firm from selling company secrets; Michael tracks down a new contact in the intelligence community. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 16, 2009 The Hunter When he hears about an operative from his past who is hunting him, Michael turns to a prominent member of Miami's underworld for help; a man approaches Michael with an offer. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 23, 2009 Shot in the Dark Michael, Sam and Fiona help a boy whose family is being terrorized by his abusive stepfather; Michael's new contact returns with an interesting proposition to help Michael get back into the intelligence community. Details Episode 8 Aired Jul 30, 2009 Friends Like These Barry enlists Michael's help in tracking down his money-laundering client list, which has been stolen; Fiona disagrees with Michael's attempts to reconnect with the intelligence community. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 6, 2009 Long Way Back After years of hiding, a dangerous man from Fiona's past resurfaces in Miami with deadly intentions; Michael teams up with Fiona's ruthless brother to do whatever it takes to save her. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 21, 2010 A Dark Road A woman hires Michael and Fiona to liberate her from violent con men; a contact goes to extreme lengths to get Michael's attention. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 28, 2010 Friendly Fire Sam's old friend Mack shows up and asks for help in a case against a child predator named Rincon; Michael meets Mason Gilroy, an associate of Tom Strickler's, who plans to become his new employer. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 4, 2010 Noble Causes Gilroy teams up Michael with a thief named Claude to steal a file from a consulate; Sugar returns and asks for Michael's help. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 11, 2010 Enemies Closer When Michael's old acquaintance Larry appears unannounced, it falls to Michael to clean up his mess; Michael's brother Nate shows up with his new wife Ruth. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 18, 2010 Partners in Crime Sam and Michael investigate a robbery at a chic fashion house; Michael and Fiona gain the trust of a Polish intelligence officer. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 25, 2010 Good Intentions Fiona gets more than she bargained for when she gets involved with a paranoid kidnapper; Michael's plan to stop a black operative has deeper consequences. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 4, 2010 Devil You Know Michael is approached by his alter ego, the man who actually committed the crimes that were used to burn him. Details Next
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      Previous Lisa Schmeiser Bitch Media Truly, it's a visual tonic for anyone who is tired of bare tree branches, the skim-milk color of a pallid winter sky, and looking at people bundled up in lumpy, drab winter clothing. Dec 23, 2020 Full Review Alan Sepinwall Newark Star-Ledger The show never tries to hang an episode on whether Michael can win a physical battle, because we know he'll win every one of those, but it's still a pleasure to see him do it so easily, even when it turns out to be non-essential to winning the day. Nov 16, 2018 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly The show was full of the Michael Weston spay-craft trickery and amusing voiceover narration that makes this series distinctive and snappy. Nov 16, 2018 Full Review J.M. Suarez PopMatters Despite the unevenness of the season, Burn Notice still understands and uses many of its strengths well. Unfortunately, the larger story arc frequently came off as muddled. 6/10 Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures The cast is comfortable. The writers know what works. And the series is a hell of a lot of fun. 4/5 Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Steve West CinemaBlend If you were concerned that Burn Notice was about to change gears you can rest easy. But if you're like me and hoped that season 3 was going to ramp up the show significantly you might be disappointed. 3.5/5 Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Kevin M All the cast are great but Bruce is the guy 👦 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/04/22 Full Review Audience Member Free of the shadow organization that burned him, Michael Westen faces new dangers in Season 3 of Burn Notice. Finally out from under the control of the people that burned him, Michael works to get back into the CIA and is soon contacted by an agent that offers him a path to makings that happen, but it may be too good to be true. Moon Bloodgood, Ben Shenkman, and Chris Vance join the cast as recurring characters, and several interesting guest stars are featured, including Paul Blackthorne, Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey reunion), Danny Trejo, and Garret Dillahunt. And as usual, the fight choreography and chase scenes are especially well-done and add a lot of energy to the episodes. One of USA's strongest shows, Burn Notice delivers an action-packed and thrilling third season. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review waleed a continues to be interesting and awesome (2 viewings) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Mikkel Bondesen
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jun 4, 2009
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