Burn Notice

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Hello, Larry

Early the next morning, Michael meets Larry at a sidewalk coffee shop to pitch a new idea for the hit on Carlos. He wants to "leave no trace, leave no teeth." Larry likes that so much he thinks it should be a bumper sticker. That would be one way to discourage tailgaters, all right. Michael's new plan: take the whole building down, making it look like a rival dealer with a car bomb was the perp. Larry doesn't believe Michael is proposing this. "People don't change over night," he says, almost suspiciously . Michael says that's why he's postponing it to three o'clock, so they can clear out the other tenants. Larry loves it, and assures Michael the money's ready for when they have to run: "My bags are already packed," he says. He gets up to leave, and Michael tells him not to be late. Larry says he wouldn't miss it.

Michael dials his phone and this time actually gets a hold of Sam, who's walking down the beach with fishing gear. He says he's sorry, and he needs help. "My plan with Carlos fell apart and I'm scrambling." First, he needs to figure out where Larry hid the real money. Sam says if he were Larry, "I'd keep it close, but I'd want it someplace where you would look guilty if he had to bag out on the job." Irritation with himself and Larry battle with relief for control of Michael's face before he asks Sam to meet him at the loft. "Sam, we're gonna celebrate your genius." Bring yogurt!

Later, at the loft, Fi's also there as he finishes taking the cash out of his heavy punching bag. "He actually laughed when he said, 'my bags are packed,'" Michael says. No, he didn't. The cash is all there, in a pile the size of a large ottoman, so now it's time for the next item on the agenda, which is for Michael to apologize to both of them. "I know I let Larry get too close," he admits. Fi corrects, "You let him crawl inside your head and make a nest," as though her own skull isn't packed with eggs that will shortly hatch tiny little Otters. Michael tells her -- or both of them, really -- "There's a part of me, this part that's like him, but it's just a part. And it gets smaller the longer I'm with you." And now it's time to get rid of him. "How can I help?" Fi asks. He needs her help with "a very special bomb." And it's going to be "special" in a somewhat controversial sense.

Later, Larry helps Michael plant a big device with a laptop computer and six jugs of liquid into Carlos's trunk. As they walk away, Larry puts an arm around him and says, "We are going to have so much fun!" Michael laughs right along and says, "I don't think we will." He says he dropped off Carlos's money at the airport, so now they're square. Larry goes from zero to rage-ball in half a second, pulling out his gun and pointing it at Michael while yelling at him for giving away the money. He's about to shoot, then he thinks better of it and tells Michael he'll leave him there to be a "smoldering corpse." Yeah, except as Michael explains, the bomb's a fake. Michael framed Carlos for counterfeiting; the liquid in the bomb is counterfeiting ink, the attached laptop only has graphics - scans of twenties -- and there are two million in fake bills in the Dumpster, as Michael shows Larry. Larry wonders what that's about; why would Michael rather arrange for Carlos's bosses to kill him in prison than kill Carlos himself? Michael says that Carlos chose to work for the cartel. "I make my own choices," Michael says, which is a pretty bold claim considering how long he's been letting the show's mytharc lead him around like a cow in a cattle chute. "I don't kill anyone unless I have to!" Larry raises his gun again, saying that's a difference between them. Michael says Larry won't kill him, with the cops on their way to talk to Larry Garber, who Michael says already called this all in. "Having an identity has its drawbacks, huh, Larry?" Michael goads, hearing the approaching sirens. Larry says he's already faked his own death once, but Michael reminds him that Larry Garber's assets are vulnerable to be seized by the authorities. "You shoot me and all that money's as good as gone." See what I mean about Michael being able to give people reasons not to shoot him? Man, if you can perfect that skill, all the others are just gravy. "You're at a fork in the road," Michael says, echoing Larry's earlier words. "Go broke and go to jail, or run from the cartel and live to fight another day... This isn't even a tough call!" Larry lowers the gun and promises Michael there will be another day. Michael thoughtfully takes Larry's gun to hide for him and runs off, telling him, "You're a hero, Larry. Larry Garber." The cops roll in just as Michael disappears, and Larry flags them down, already playing his role as a concerned citizen. Yeah, I'm pretty sure we'll see Larry again, and he won't be quite as jovial next time. Unless he is.

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Burn Notice

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M. Giant: A- | Grade It Now!
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Hello, Larry

Early the next morning, Michael meets Larry at a sidewalk coffee shop to pitch a new idea for the hit on Carlos. He wants to "leave no trace, leave no teeth." Larry likes that so much he thinks it should be a bumper sticker. That would be one way to discourage tailgaters, all right. Michael's new plan: take the whole building down, making it look like a rival dealer with a car bomb was the perp. Larry doesn't believe Michael is proposing this. "People don't change over night," he says, almost suspiciously . Michael says that's why he's postponing it to three o'clock, so they can clear out the other tenants. Larry loves it, and assures Michael the money's ready for when they have to run: "My bags are already packed," he says. He gets up to leave, and Michael tells him not to be late. Larry says he wouldn't miss it.

Michael dials his phone and this time actually gets a hold of Sam, who's walking down the beach with fishing gear. He says he's sorry, and he needs help. "My plan with Carlos fell apart and I'm scrambling." First, he needs to figure out where Larry hid the real money. Sam says if he were Larry, "I'd keep it close, but I'd want it someplace where you would look guilty if he had to bag out on the job." Irritation with himself and Larry battle with relief for control of Michael's face before he asks Sam to meet him at the loft. "Sam, we're gonna celebrate your genius." Bring yogurt!

Later, at the loft, Fi's also there as he finishes taking the cash out of his heavy punching bag. "He actually laughed when he said, 'my bags are packed,'" Michael says. No, he didn't. The cash is all there, in a pile the size of a large ottoman, so now it's time for the next item on the agenda, which is for Michael to apologize to both of them. "I know I let Larry get too close," he admits. Fi corrects, "You let him crawl inside your head and make a nest," as though her own skull isn't packed with eggs that will shortly hatch tiny little Otters. Michael tells her -- or both of them, really -- "There's a part of me, this part that's like him, but it's just a part. And it gets smaller the longer I'm with you." And now it's time to get rid of him. "How can I help?" Fi asks. He needs her help with "a very special bomb." And it's going to be "special" in a somewhat controversial sense.

Later, Larry helps Michael plant a big device with a laptop computer and six jugs of liquid into Carlos's trunk. As they walk away, Larry puts an arm around him and says, "We are going to have so much fun!" Michael laughs right along and says, "I don't think we will." He says he dropped off Carlos's money at the airport, so now they're square. Larry goes from zero to rage-ball in half a second, pulling out his gun and pointing it at Michael while yelling at him for giving away the money. He's about to shoot, then he thinks better of it and tells Michael he'll leave him there to be a "smoldering corpse." Yeah, except as Michael explains, the bomb's a fake. Michael framed Carlos for counterfeiting; the liquid in the bomb is counterfeiting ink, the attached laptop only has graphics - scans of twenties -- and there are two million in fake bills in the Dumpster, as Michael shows Larry. Larry wonders what that's about; why would Michael rather arrange for Carlos's bosses to kill him in prison than kill Carlos himself? Michael says that Carlos chose to work for the cartel. "I make my own choices," Michael says, which is a pretty bold claim considering how long he's been letting the show's mytharc lead him around like a cow in a cattle chute. "I don't kill anyone unless I have to!" Larry raises his gun again, saying that's a difference between them. Michael says Larry won't kill him, with the cops on their way to talk to Larry Garber, who Michael says already called this all in. "Having an identity has its drawbacks, huh, Larry?" Michael goads, hearing the approaching sirens. Larry says he's already faked his own death once, but Michael reminds him that Larry Garber's assets are vulnerable to be seized by the authorities. "You shoot me and all that money's as good as gone." See what I mean about Michael being able to give people reasons not to shoot him? Man, if you can perfect that skill, all the others are just gravy. "You're at a fork in the road," Michael says, echoing Larry's earlier words. "Go broke and go to jail, or run from the cartel and live to fight another day... This isn't even a tough call!" Larry lowers the gun and promises Michael there will be another day. Michael thoughtfully takes Larry's gun to hide for him and runs off, telling him, "You're a hero, Larry. Larry Garber." The cops roll in just as Michael disappears, and Larry flags them down, already playing his role as a concerned citizen. Yeah, I'm pretty sure we'll see Larry again, and he won't be quite as jovial next time. Unless he is.

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