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Burn Notice: Hard Out

Fiona has to reunite with an old partner in crime against her wishes while Michael has to go on a secret mission with Pearce to find that it is a kidnap mission to secure very important documents. Madeline starts seeing a new man in her life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: BCI508
Airdate: Thursday August 11th, 2011

Director: Craig Siebels
Writer: Rashad Raisani

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (FOUR) Jul 02, 2014

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Lauren Stamile
As Agent Pearce
David Dayan Fisher
As Miles Vanderwaal
Henri Lubatti
As Steve Cahill

Co-Guest Stars
Steve Zurk
As Benny
Terrance Murphy
As suited man
Richard Haylor
As Commander Jackson
Richard Cravens
As commando
Dean Napolitano
As Riker executive
Tim Pulnik
As sentry
Rene Granado
As armed guard
Main Cast
Jeffrey Donovan
As Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar
As Fiona Glenanne
Coby Bell
As Jesse Porter
Bruce Campbell
As Sam Axe
Sharon Gless
As Madeline Westen


The scene opens with Fiona examining the bomb that Michael took pictures of. Michael walks in and asks how it is going on discovering the bomb maker. Fiona says that it is hard because whoever did it was smart. Michael says that the C4 was traced by to a Russian shipment back in the 1980’s. Realizing that it is another dead end, she tells that she has a contact that would know how to get the details they want. Michael asks if she is alright with it. She says that she isn’t, but they need the information. Fiona tells Michael not to forget that they have dinner with Madeline later. The next day, Michael is driving and Madeline tells that Michael better be happy at dinner when he meets Ben, Madeline’s new boyfriend. Michael sees two motorcycles behind him and two up front. He is about to get out and shoot them when Fiona says that it is her contact. The motorcycles are just his style. She gets out and rides away with them. Fiona arrives to meet Armand, a “friend” to those in need. He says that he will help her if she helps him get a truck for him. He says that she can give him her answer later. She walks out disgusted. ..

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