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Burn Notice reuniting Cagney and Lacey this week - UPDATE

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 1st 2009 2:02PM
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Based on the previews showing Strickler asking Michael to turn on Fiona, the summer season finale of Burn Notice promises to be a bang-up episode. Especially after Fiona walked out on Michael last week because of his obsession with getting back in the intelligence community, i.e. getting the burn notice lifted. However, amid all those hijinks will be a reunion that many, many fans will be tuning in to see -- Cagney and Lacey. That's right, Tyne Daly is guesting on Burn Notice with her former partner Sharon Gless, a.k.a. Michael's mom.

It's taken more than a year for the powers that be to swing this casting coup, and not surprisingly, they've saved it for the season finale. I'm just hoping that they've found a way to weave it into the main story and not make it just a silly subplot, because Daly and Gless deserve a showcase.

These are two of the most beloved, and honored, TV actresses ever. From 1983-1988, the actresses took turns winning the Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Cagney and Lacey. The chance to see them together on screen again warrants more than some comic cutaways.

Here's my idea for the reunion: Tyne Daly's character appears to be an old friend of Madeline's there for a visit, but in fact she's connected to Michael's burn notice and has been sent to evaluate the situation. It's all a ruse so she can observe him in a pressure situation that she's created by getting Strickler to force Michael to choose between returning to his old job at the cost of arresting Fiona for her past terrorist ties.

What do you think? Any ideas about how Tyne and Sharon should be put through their paces this week, along with the Burn Notice team?

UPDATE: This just in from USA Network Publicity: Tyne's episode will not be next week as reported in EW. The Daly-Gless reunion show is going to be the second half premiere in 2010.

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Hi Cagney & Lacey fans! Are you aware that Cagney & Lacey now has an official website (www.cagneyandlacey.com, and facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cagney-Lacey-Official/121079812838?ref=mf)? We hope to see you over there!

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August 23 2009 at 1:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gerry

I am one of the biggest fans of this show - and Sharon Gless' character is wonderful. I had the pleasure of guest starring on Cagney & Lacey twice and both ladies treated me very well. I love the cast and the direction of this show. Long live Burn Notice.

August 04 2009 at 12:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guess Who

I miss TV theme songs Cagney and Lacey had a great one... oh You tube you bring happiness to the internets.

August 02 2009 at 1:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gene

They already had a big reunion on network TV - on CBS's Judging Amy.
Oh, how quickly they forget.

August 01 2009 at 10:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lynne

love the idea of the daly/gless reunion -and they deserve more than just fluff - dui's could hurt ratings no matter who is guesting - many feel strongly about this

August 01 2009 at 8:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom

I think it would be cute if she ends up being the next door neighbor that Sam has been borrowing the car.

August 01 2009 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ian

Big good if Tyne Daly played a gust, but frequest, bad person who taunts Michael. But Michael can't tell his Mom that her friend is a "bad guy".....

August 01 2009 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JChamberlin

Actually, the reunion isn't until 2010. USA's PR screwed up:
http://twitter.com/BurnNotice_USA/statuses/2911984802

August 01 2009 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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