Burn Notice

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Hello, Larry

Michael sits on the steps to his loft, a wicked little knife in the hand behind his back, as Larry comes in the gate, waving his bandaged hand as a white flag. He says he couldn't walk away from two million, and when Michael demands it back, Larry offers to split it with him on one condition: "Kill Carlos." He says Michael is at a fork in the road. "This is not a tough call." Angrily, Michael yells, "Killing Carlos does not solve my problem. My name is in the air!" Once again, Larry offers Michael what he's been offering all episode: a new one. "You're a shoe salesman from Buffalo!" Michael yells. Yeah, and he got you good. Hands up, everyone who'd like to hear Larry do a voice-over on all the ways you can kill somebody with a Brannock Device? Larry says he has connections, guns, and a Nietzschean worldview, although he pronounces it as "the will to act on our instincts, to get what we want. And what I want is to work with you again." Yeah, we got that. "You know what's sad?" Larry adds, "I don't see anyone else stepping up to bail you out." Oh, ouch. "It's do or die time, kid. What's it gonna be?" Michael blinks, slowly and thoughtfully, VOing, "After a career spent doing bad things for good reasons, it's hard to say exactly where you draw the line. You might not know exactly until someone asks." Michael twirls the knife and tells Larry in a flat voice, "I'll kill Carlos. You take care of the rest." Whoa! Dark side!

That night, Michael sits in his loft, cleaning his gun. Nate knocks, and Michael lets him him. "There you are!" Nate says, like, where else would he be? But apparently Nate's been calling for some time, to see if he could help with Larry. "I left you three messages." Which is news to Michael. Examining his phone, Michael VOs, "Turning an asset is a multi-step process. You back them into a corner, you pile on stress, you create tension with the people they trust, and if you can cut them off from good influences so you're the only voice in their ear, they're much more likely to listen." By now, from the guts of his phone, Michael has unearthed a swapped-out SIM card. Yes, Larry tampered with his phone. Where does he find the time? The VO continues, "It's a formula that works so well, it even works on spies who ought to know better." Indeed. Even Nate is surprised that Michael thought no one was answering his calls. "Dad's dead. You're not in Afghanistan any more. I mean, when are you gonna learn there are people you can trust?" Not Nate, necessarily, but people.

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Burn Notice

Episode Report Card
M. Giant: A- | Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
Hello, Larry

Michael sits on the steps to his loft, a wicked little knife in the hand behind his back, as Larry comes in the gate, waving his bandaged hand as a white flag. He says he couldn't walk away from two million, and when Michael demands it back, Larry offers to split it with him on one condition: "Kill Carlos." He says Michael is at a fork in the road. "This is not a tough call." Angrily, Michael yells, "Killing Carlos does not solve my problem. My name is in the air!" Once again, Larry offers Michael what he's been offering all episode: a new one. "You're a shoe salesman from Buffalo!" Michael yells. Yeah, and he got you good. Hands up, everyone who'd like to hear Larry do a voice-over on all the ways you can kill somebody with a Brannock Device? Larry says he has connections, guns, and a Nietzschean worldview, although he pronounces it as "the will to act on our instincts, to get what we want. And what I want is to work with you again." Yeah, we got that. "You know what's sad?" Larry adds, "I don't see anyone else stepping up to bail you out." Oh, ouch. "It's do or die time, kid. What's it gonna be?" Michael blinks, slowly and thoughtfully, VOing, "After a career spent doing bad things for good reasons, it's hard to say exactly where you draw the line. You might not know exactly until someone asks." Michael twirls the knife and tells Larry in a flat voice, "I'll kill Carlos. You take care of the rest." Whoa! Dark side!

That night, Michael sits in his loft, cleaning his gun. Nate knocks, and Michael lets him him. "There you are!" Nate says, like, where else would he be? But apparently Nate's been calling for some time, to see if he could help with Larry. "I left you three messages." Which is news to Michael. Examining his phone, Michael VOs, "Turning an asset is a multi-step process. You back them into a corner, you pile on stress, you create tension with the people they trust, and if you can cut them off from good influences so you're the only voice in their ear, they're much more likely to listen." By now, from the guts of his phone, Michael has unearthed a swapped-out SIM card. Yes, Larry tampered with his phone. Where does he find the time? The VO continues, "It's a formula that works so well, it even works on spies who ought to know better." Indeed. Even Nate is surprised that Michael thought no one was answering his calls. "Dad's dead. You're not in Afghanistan any more. I mean, when are you gonna learn there are people you can trust?" Not Nate, necessarily, but people.

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