Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review - Burn Notice Season 4 Episode 10 Hard Time

Michael's breaking out of prison--not Scofield, Weston--meaning no elaborate tattoos, no toe cutting, and no helpful buddies. Calm and collected, he enters prison to protect Sam's friend and doesn't face too much opposition in protecting himself and Sam's friend. The usual tricks serve him well as he makes buffoons out of hardened gangsters and gets out alive.

Simon proves unbreakable for Vaughn's people, but readily gives up information to Michael, the location of some goodies. Fi spends the episode disarming the booby trap and eventually uncovers Simon's things, mostly intelligence stuff, but also a high school yearbook. A recording from Berlin 2007 reveals that Michael was in Vaughn's cross hairs from the beginning as a replacement for Simon, a lie as expected of Vaughn and those like him.

From Simon's recordings we also have a new name--John Barrett, the CEO of a company. Apparently, he'll bring down Vaughn if he gets the Bible. What does this all mean? As far as I'm concerned, another empty hoop to jump through. But that's what Burn Notice is all about--knowing the ending and enjoying the process.

There wasn't, surprisingly, any development on the Jesse front this week, even though the midseason finale is in two weeks. I guess we'll find out next week if Vaughn or Jesse is the main adversary at that time.

Score: 9.0/10
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