Spoilers for last night's "Burn Notice" coming up just as soon as I take a calming walk along the marina...
Now that's what I'm talking about.
Because "Burn Notice" has done such a great job of establishing Michael's worldview and mode of operation, it allows the writers to place him into any kind of familiar storyline, no matter how well-worn the territory, and make it feel like something fresh. So the instant Mark Sheppard(*) and his crew walked in on Michael and Bly's argument and I realized that we were about to see the "Burn Notice" take on the old bank hostage crisis plot, I had a broad smile on my face that didn't go anywhere for the rest of this taut, well-executed and, as usual, funny hour. In future seasons, I look forward to seeing Michael delivery a breach birth while trapped in an elevator, Michael and Fi stuck on jury duty together, or even to the inevitable "Christmas Carol" homage (with Sam as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Madeline as Christmas Past and Fi as the Grim Reaper).
(*)There's a guy who's working a lot lately, isn't he? Romo Lampkin's back on "Battlestar Galactica," he just made another "Leverage" appearance last week, and he has a recurring role on "Dollhouse" as an FBI agent. Casting directors love the Mark Sheppard.
Not much else to say, other than to note the amusing return of Fi/Sam tension, as they squabbled over who should be Mike's number one call. This one was just fun, all the way around.
What did everybody else think?