Michael's world collapses when his actions force a tactical assault team to come after him and everyone he cares about. With his back against a corner, Michael will need to do everything in his power to hold them off.
With all the reviews covering details of the season I'll focus on my impressions of the season. This is the season of tension and threat. Michael is getting back into the CIA bit by bit, then he gets framed for his handler Max getting shot. From that moment on he is out of control and desperately getting lost in the task of understanding why and getting some control back.
Season 4 raised my blood pressure compared to the previous 3 seasons. It was very good but different and more tension filled in a manner that spanned episodes. It built the platform for even higher tensions in season 5.
I already miss Burn Notice now that the series is over. I can only hope for the "after dinner mint" that would be a burn notice movie or two.
In its 4th season Burn Notice continues to crank out high octane fun. The show has evolved a bit and does not concentrate soley on Mike and the gang saving an everyday person from some sticky situation. He continues to unwind the mess that is the USA intell departments. The show continues to find ways to bring in a NEW nemisis every year that tries to controll Mike's life. If you have never seen burn notice I say start at season 1 episode 1 and you'll enjoy this hour of escape. While the episode have a stand alone plot, there is also an overall plot that carries from week to week. This overall plot deals with who, what, when and why, michael was kicked out Burnt hence Burn Notice) of the US spy biz. Fiona is hot and Sam is the best supporting actor of any TV show going now. From episode 1 of season 1, the chemistry is amazing. The plots are fun and the premise is unique. The actors just fit the show like a glove. Take in the first 6 episodes and you'll be hooked. Unless your one of those brainless reality show drones. Keep it up USA and Burn Notice. I want atleast 10 season!!!
I've really enjoyed Burn Notice, overall, and felt like Season Four continued in much the same vein as its predecessors...a little tongue-in-cheek, but Michael is still largely in command of his fate (which became less and less a factor in the rest of the series...it became darker and darker and Michael became more and more of a puppet dancing at the end of someone else's strings). I still like things about the later seasons...but this is the last one that I have been able to watch without shaking my head and asking, "What did you people think you were doing with that idea?"
This show is really good if you like a lot of action. The plots are well written, but you do wish they would finally reveal who burned Michael; I realize the main theme of the story would be over and then you'd just have a string of rescue missions, but I'd enjoy that too, because that's actually the most exciting feature of the show. I love the background of the show(sunny Miami) and all the pretty people (especially when you live in a snowy part of the region, its delightful to watch) I particularly like FIONA. She is one fearless woman; only weakened by her love for Michael and he her(which can at times weakens him), but that's true to life I think. I also like the continuation of each season and the reminders of what was last seen, so the viewer will know where they're at in the saga. I like the family like feel of all the characters together and their loyalty, that's part of the charm of the show. If you like ACTION with a good pace and sunny backdrop, this is a show for you. I wanta add too, there's a lot of McGyver details (I worry if people would try coping for real sometimes) that are informative and intrigueing. That's MY take!
I have always enjoyed a good spy thriller, especially when it takes a more personal twist. And I admit to not really following Burn Notice until season 4. I got hooked. I enjoy the characters, the twists and the plots. Its a great escape, with just the right amount of espionage, sex, and smart dialogue. It is better to see the series from the beginning, and I do have the DVDs (thanks Amazon!) but if you like TV that is fast, smart and a great escape, try keeping up with Michael Westen and friends. And yes, I want to spend a day hanging with Sam Axe (I will buy the mojitos)
Always action and adventure on Burn Notice. I love that there is an overall story line along side their weekly crime solving. I feel like the characters are well developed and very likeable, and I really enjoyed this season.