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The Best Seasons of 'Burn Notice' 

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Updated July 24, 2020 286 votes 110 voters 6.8k views 7 items

Every season of Burn Notice has been gripping, but which seasons really stand out? The series starred Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a "burned" former solider who is stuck in Miami with frozen assets. It is a unique take on typical action dramas, and is well worth a watch if you've never seen the series. Some of the most memorable episodes of Burn Notice come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Burn Notice seasons focus on Michael trying to find out who burned him, while other good seasons focus on his relationship with Fiona.

Burn Notice is an espionage drama series that was a huge hit. Burn Notice premiered on the USA Network on June 28, 2007. After seven seasons, Burn Notice aired its final episode on September 12, 2013. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Burn Notice are, let's rank every Burn Notice season from best to worst.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Burn Notice, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Burn Notice not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be tough to put one Burn Notice season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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Burn Notice - Season 5 ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Burn Notice'
Photo:  USA

The fifth season of Burn Notice premiered on June 23, 2011, and contains 18 episodes. This season finds Michael getting reinstated in the CIA as the consultant.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Company Man," "Enemy of My Enemy," and "Better Halves." 

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

  • Michael finds Max dying at the CIA office.
  • Michael and Fiona pose as a couple at the Caracas resort.
  • Michael stops Anson's killing at Fiona's hands.
Great season?
Burn Notice - Season 6 ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Burn Notice'
Photo:  USA

The sixth season of Burn Notice premiered on June 14, 2012, and contains 18 episodes. This season finds Michael fighting to get Fiona out of jail.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Split Decision," "Desperate Times," and "Best Laid Plans."

Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

  • Fiona is interrogated in prison.
  • Nate and Anson are shot by a sniper.
  • The team hijacks a plane used by drug smugglers.
Great season?
Burn Notice - Season 7 ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Burn Notice'
Photo:  USA

The seventh and final season of Burn Notice premiered on June 6, 2013, and contains 13 episodes. This season follows Michael as he is assigned to take down a deadly American terrorist.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Forget Me Not," "Psychological Warfare," and "Tipping Point."

Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

  • Michael is interrogated while in a padded cell.
  • Michael discovers a secret about James.
  • Michael and Fiona are with their adopted son in Ireland.
Great season?