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The Best Episodes of Burn Notice

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Starring Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, Burn Notice takes place in the secretive world of spies. The best episodes of Burn Notice are about Michael's mission to find out who “burned” him. Some good episodes of Burn Notice focus on Michael and Fiona's complex relationship.

What are the best episodes of Burn Notice? “Friendly Fire” from season three is a fan favorite. This episode finds Michael reunited with an old friend who asks for help with a case. “Shot in the Dark” is also a compelling episode of the USA Network series, Burn Notice.

“Lesser Evil” is another good episode from Burn Notice as is “Broken Rules” which finds Michael posing as a thief to help get rid of a local crime boss.

Do you have a favorite episode of Burn Notice? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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  • Friendly Fire1
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    Friendly Fire

    Jan 28 2010

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 3

    When Sam gets an unexpected visit from a former Seal buddy asking for help, Michael must...
  • Shot In The Dark2
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    Shot In The Dark

    Jul 23 2009

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 3

    Episode Number7

    Michael convinces an abusive stepfather of a young boy to leave town by telling him he is the...  more
  • Broken Rules3
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    Broken Rules

    Aug 09 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number7

    Michael works to rid a community in little Havana of a crime boss, all the while baiting Jason...  more
  • Pilot4
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    Pilot

  • Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe5

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 0

    Episode Number1

    Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe is a 2011 American television film based on the USA Network...  more
  • Reckoning6
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    Reckoning

    In the final episode of the series, Michael Westen finds himself in a standoff between Fiona and Sonya: between loyalty and betrayal. Michael was planning on turning against the CIA and allying himself with Sonya, but when Sonya tries to kill Fiona for getting in their way, Michael shoots Sonya dead.

  • Bad Blood7
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    Bad Blood

    Aug 14 2008

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number6

    When someone's suspected of embezzling from a hip-hop mogul's charity, Michael attempts to...
  • Trust Me8
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    Trust Me

    Jul 24 2008

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number3

    Andy, a cell-phone salesman, was conned into investing in a fake Cuban nightclub. Michael...
  • Hard Time9
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    Hard Time

    Aug 12 2010

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 4

    Episode Number10

    Michael infiltrates a high-security prison in order to protect an inmate (a good friend of...
  • Lesser Evil10
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    Lesser Evil

    Mar 05 2009

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number16

    Michael gets to know Victor's motivation and his connection to Carla after capturing him. When...
  • Double Booked11
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    Double Booked

    Sep 11 2008

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number8

    Michael tries to foil a hit that he was hired for by an old spy colleague he thought was dead,...
  • Fight or Flight12
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    Fight or Flight

    Jul 13 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number3

    A drug dealer is witnessed brutally beating up a man by a single mother. Oleg asks Michael to...
  • Identity13
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    Identity

    Jul 06 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number2

    Michael helps Madeline's friend retrieve money from a swindler, and in return he receives...  more
  • Seek and Destroy14
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    Seek and Destroy

    Feb 05 2009

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number12

    Michael, under the alias of Miles Parker, is hired by Scott Chandler to investigate strange...
  • Friends Like These15
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    Friends Like These

    Jul 30 2009

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    Barry enlists Michael's help in tracking down his money-laundering client list, which has been...
  • Psychological Warfare16
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    Psychological Warfare

    Jul 25 2013

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 7

    Episode Number7

    Michael’s been pushing to meet the leader of Sonya’s organization, but he had no idea what he was getting into. Shortly after Sonya agrees to makes the introduction, she knocks Michael unconscious. When he awakes, he finds himself in an abandoned house, surrounded by guards, and face to face with the mysterious man Sonya works for.

  • Good Soldier17
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    Good Soldier

    Sep 18 2008

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    Hired by Fiona's boyfriend's friend Henry, Michael poses as a disgruntled bodyguard to thwart...
  • Best Laid Plans18
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    Best Laid Plans

    Dec 06 2012

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 6

    Episode Number15

    Michael brokers a deal selling an expensive piece of technology to a ruthless thief, but...
  • Breaking and Entering19
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    Breaking and Entering

    Jul 10 2008

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    Having been recruited by the people who burned him, Michael's new handler, Carla, tasks him...
  • Family Business20
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    Family Business

    Jul 26 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number5

    Michael infiltrates a family of gunrunners who are pressuring an airport supervisor and his...  more
  • Old Friends21
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    Old Friends

    Jul 19 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number4

    Michael's friend, Bill, asks for the spy's help in freeing his daughter from a prostitution...
  • Unpaid Debts22
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    Unpaid Debts

    Aug 02 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number6

    Michael discovers a surprise aboard a boat he has retrieved from Jamaican gangsters....
  • Wanted Man23
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    Wanted Man

    Aug 16 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number8

    With Michael's assistance, Fiona helps a man who has been framed for the theft of an expensive...
  • Hard Bargain24
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    Hard Bargain

    Aug 23 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number9

    A man's fiancée is kidnapped from the house he is looking after. Meanwhile, Michael is offered...
  • False Flag25
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    False Flag

    Sep 13 2007

    SeasonBurn Notice - Season 1

    Episode Number10

    Michael is hired to track down a woman's estranged husband, who has disappeared with their...