Burn Notice: Scatter Point
(S02E05) "Sammy's gettin' some hammy tonight." - Sam Axe
How great was it seeing Michael and Fi still sitting in that car? I like to imagine that they were sitting there for an entire week while we waited for the new episode.
Not that I didn't enjoy Michael's how-to on exposing covert security but I feel bad for the delivery guy. As if it isn't bad enough to get to the delivery and realize you've been pranked, this poor guy is also going to get the crap beaten out of him. No wonder Michael helps everyone he meets. He has a lot of bad karma to make up for.
After so many weeks of being an easy touch, I loved seeing Michael really try to turn Trevor away. In fact, it wasn't until Trevor played the father/son card that Mike finally gave in. The scene was really quite moving and Maurice Compte gave a much more sensitive performance than most of the actors who play clients. The best part is that the father/son angle is more evidence that Michael's father may show up before the season is over.
It was brought to my attention that last week's episode was very similar to most plots of Mission: Impossible. Michael befriended the bad guy and then burned him and in the end the bad guy looked like a rat and was dragged away by his cronies. Tonight's offering gave me the same feeling when we were introduced to Timo and his crew. Even the inclusion of Robin Givens reminded me how a well-known actor like William Shatner or Eartha Kitt would appear to spice things up.
While I'm on the subject, Oded Fehr has been absent from television for far too long. I've been a fan ever since I saw him in The Mummy and I have always thought that he would be great in his own action series.
Once again, the comedy team of Campbell and Anwar do what they do best. I don't know what was funnier; seeing Sam trying so hard to be assaulted or watching Fiona stand by and take her time before she screamed.
Was it just me or was Michael using one of his signature accents as Joseph the safe cracker? I guess I should be thankful that this one was a little more subtle than his Texan or his South African dialect.
I don't really know what to say about Sam's situation other than I really, really hope we get to meet his wife.
Once again, Michael solved the problem by eliminating the bad guy who was causing it. I wonder if the writers are consciously trying to make the show look like MI or if there just inspired. In either case, Rollin Hand would be proud.
As for Carla, I am totally digging the little pieces of information that we get with every episode. Moreover, it's so refreshing to see Michael have to match wits with someone who is at least as smart as him if not smarter. I still have no clue what Carla's story is but with all the buildup she's getting, it better be a good one.
|Michael's father||84 (28.8%)|
|Sam's wife||133 (45.5%)|
|Fiona's mother||75 (25.7%)|