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Burn Notice: Better Halves

Michael and Fiona are sent to Venezuela to get a Bio-weapons expert and his wife and bring them back stateside. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse try to trap the person who framed Michael. When Michael returns, Pearce has a surprise that Michael knew was coming.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: BCI511
Airdate: Thursday September 01st, 2011

Director: Michael Smith (7)
Writer: Lisa Joy

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Sep 24, 2012
NZ (FOUR) Jul 23, 2014

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Andrew HowardAndrew Howard
As Tavian Korzha
Lauren StamileLauren Stamile
As Agent Pearce
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Nicki Skylar
Tom GallopTom Gallop
As Kevin Skylar

Co-Guest Stars
David PiggottDavid Piggott
As Ravel (Ravel Stigler)
Fiona LandersFiona Landers
As Karina
Paulina CossioPaulina Cossio
As resort clerk
Steve SandsSteve Sands
As uncoordinated man
Allison HuntleyAllison Huntley
As loving woman
Milton PerezMilton Perez
As bartender
Main Cast
Jeffrey Donovan
As Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar
As Fiona Glenanne
Coby Bell
As Jesse Porter
Bruce Campbell
As Sam Axe


The scene opens with Michael and Jesse looking through paperwork to try to find the person who framed Michael for killing Max. They take pictures and Tavian’s bank is found. Later, Sam and Jesse go to a bar where Stigler is. Jesse and Sam take down the guards blocking the door. Sam and Jesse go in and tell Stigler that they know that he gave money to Tavian. They show what he did with the money and how he killed Lucien. Stigler says that Lucien was a good friend of his and when the guards bust down the door, Stigler tells them to stop and tells Sam and Jesse that he will look into this. Meanwhile, Pearce is trying to make sense of the case when Michael comes up behind her and she tells that he is going to go to Venezuela and kidnap two people of interest. She says that he and Fiona are going to be able to go. Michale and Fiona get packed and Fiona says that she likes an extraction just like everyone else, but it is a job. Michael says that it is going to be fun. She agrees. ..

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