A new day breaks for Michael Westen when he's reinstated by the CIA, but his good fortune is impossibly short-lived. Framed for murder and blackmailed by a diabolical foe, Michael and his team must do whatever it takes to clear his name and catch a killer. As the danger builds, Michael finally comes face-to-face with the man who burned him, leading to an explosive finale, after which nothing will ever be the same. Featuring an exclusive extended episode, deleted scenes, and so much more, Burn Notice Season Five will reveal more shocking secrets than ever before!
In season five, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) moves up the ranks as a CIA asset--just a step away from his old job. That means working with operatives Max (Melrose Place's Grant Show) and Pearce (Community's Lauren Stamile), who report to Raines (Dylan Baker in a too-brief cameo), but even though the men who burned him have split the scene, Westen remains paranoid, and with good reason, since he becomes a suspect in an agency murder. On the personal front, he still describes Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), who now shares his apartment, as his "ex-girlfriend" in the opening narration, but they're definitely a couple--with all the bickering that can entail. Michael also involves his mother, Maddy (Sharon Gless), in more cases, which stirs up memories of his abusive father, but she proves an able accomplice.
During the year, Michael and his team, including Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell), take on a variety of evildoers--while blowing up the expected array of automobiles and buildings--including a vicious loan shark (Michael O'Keefe), a slippery war criminal (Patrick Bauchau), and a heartless businessman (James Frain). He also gains a new enemy in former psychiatrist Anson (Jere Burns), who'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. In addition, rocker Gavin Rossdale drops by for a few uneventful minutes, which seems strange, but could represent the setup for a later reappearance (he plays a figure from Fiona's past). Maddy sums up the season best when she says, "Nothing is beyond saving if you work at it." Extra features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, a featurette on the show's bad guys, and lively commentary on the Renny Harlin-directed finale from Donovan, Campbell, and creator Matt Nix, who offers these words about season six, "We're shaking it up in a big way." --Kathleen C. Fennessy