Spoilers for "Burn Notice" coming up just as soon as somebody punches me in the face...
Now that's what I'm talking about.
Again, I haven't really had an issue with the season so far, but "Comrades" felt like a significant step up from the episodes preceding it, highlighting all the best aspects of the series.
The how-to level was off the charts (I'm struggling to think of a scene that Jeffrey Donovan didn't narrate) and by making Sam the interrogation expert (and an enthusiastic one at that!) in addition to the guy having to wine-and-dine Larry Miller, we got a terrific Bruce Campbell showcase that didn't skimp on the other characters. Fiona still got to be Fiona, vengeful enough that she took real pleasure in marking up Michael's face, and hard-core enough to not mind tasering herself to take out Ivan. And Michael still got to be the man of a thousand skills (and accents), always in command of a situation.
And just as the writers seem to have recognized that Michael's mom wasn't working as loud comic relief, they've now begun to rehabilitate his brother, who was much less irritating when he was being semi-competent. Through in a standard creepy/hammy guest turn by Andrew Divoff (you may know him as Mikhail "Patchy" Bakunin from "Lost," but he'll always be Frenchy from "EZ Streets" to me) and you have an episode firing on all cylinders.
What did everybody else think?