Burn Notice 502
Burn Notice 502
In the second episode of Season Five episode 2, Michael and Fiona are vacationing in Costa Rice a government training facility. Ouch, not exactly the nicest place to vacation but hey Weston is an unburned spy. I guess that he is so happy being back with the agency his imagination escapes him.
He is called out do a baby sitting job which is note exactly the action Weston was use to seeing but a job is a job in intelligence. And then his friend Jessie needs a little help so Weston takes the more interesting of assignments and deal with the Yakuza mafia trafficking of female sex slaves.
Weston’s Mother is called in to play a friendly in an interrogation and it is revealed the Weston was brought up in an abusive household.
All while Fiona is ready to take their relationship to the next step buying and apartment together. As always Weston and crew including his senior citizen Mom save the day but I am touched by the writing. Sharon Gleeson is absolutely wonderful!!!
The writers on this show have evolved the character and the actor Jeffery Donovan is superb in this role. Weston acknowledges he isn’t normal and his way of doing this is rather unique but he accepts that and finally accepts that his girl friend Fiona is the person for him. What started out as a true comedy has turned into something more dear for the viewers as for the first time Michael Weston is vulnerable and three dimensional. His love for the government isn’t diminished but he seems to understand that there is life outside government work for the first time in his life and that running from his past only leads to more misery.
This show has evolved. The characters are more loveable and three dimensional. I would not be surprised at all if this show makes it well pasted the five year mark and into the hearts, minds of all television shows while making it to syndication. And while I was less impressed with actual bad guy versus good guy propaganda, I was very interested in a television show that shows the strengths and weaknesses of a member of the intelligence community. And the writer's haven't written the show off a cliff but have managed to make Micheal Weston's Characer and entourage more endearing and human.