This week was a week of returns for Burn Notice. First Joel Gretsch returned to USA after the underrated The 4400 was canceled (in which he was one of the leads). Second Seymour the wannabe spy arms dealer returned in order to help out Michael again. While last night’s episode wasn’t the best, it showed once again why Burn Notice is one of the best cable shows on television.
Like usual, Michael continues his quest to find those who burned him. Michael ends up having to go back to Seymour in order to get him to help find the explosive expert that tried to kill Michael. Seymour agrees to help in exchange for Michael teaching him how to be a spy. Michael ends up finding the explosives expert and after kidnapping him gets a bank account out of him.
While I think Burn Notice could pick up the pace on Michael trying to find out who burned him, I have to say that the episode did a pretty good with the storyline this week. I personally think Seymour is an interesting character. How could you not love how he looks up to Michael as if he was his hero. His failed attempts to become a spy also lead to plenty of laughs. Hopefully Burn Notice will keep bringing back Seymour from time to time since he has the making of being a very good recurring character. I really don’t know why Burn Notice wouldn’t bring him back.
Meanwhile this week’s case involves Michael helping out an art dealer who thinks some is planning on robbing his art gallery. When Michael finds out that the “spy” is actually the secretary and that she is just trying to find evidence on the art dealer to prove he killed her father he decides to help her instead. Michael then becomes the “spy” and gets the art dealer to trust him enough to show him where he is keeping the painting he stole from the secretary’s father. Michael ends up stealing the painting and gives it back to the secretary.
So this week’s case was good. I like Joel Gretsch (the art dealer) and I wish he would get another regular role since he was one of the main characters on The 4400 and I thought he was good in that role. The best parts of the case were when Michael pretended that their was another spy after the art dealer when it was actually him.
Fiona: “If we looked for everyone who tried to kill you we would always be busy.”
Sam (about Michael’s job): “It’s like going on the kitty rides at the carnival.”
Michael: “Hi. I’m your spy.”
Fiona: “Don’t look at me. It wasn’t my fault.”
Michael: “Maybe the lock on the door broke itself?”
Michael: “Fiona do you have any explosives?”
Fiona: “Do you really have to ask?”
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: USA Network