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Burn Notice: Damned If You Do

Michael and Fiona plan to abduct a hacker in Puerto Rico in order to obtain his software, but the man has several other enemies to contend with. Elsewhere, Madeline learns to retrieve information from the police under the tutelage of Sam and Jesse.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: BCI513
Airdate: Thursday November 03rd, 2011
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Stephen Surjik
Writer: Matt Nix

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Apr 04, 2012
UK (FOX) Oct 08, 2012
NZ (FOUR) Aug 06, 2014

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jere Burns
As Anson Fullerton
Lauren Stamile
As Agent Pearce
Carla Gallo
As Sherry

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Beasley
As Detective Tau
Shawn Fralin
As Xavier's Thug
Alejandro Posada
As Security Guard
Melissa Eaton
As Waitress
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 Michael at home watching Fiona rest. He goes to the Security Meeting with Agent Pearce and she says that the CIA is looking into elevating Michael’s security clearance and says that he will be off-the-books so to speak. She tells him to stick to the truth for a change. She asks if there are any secret missions and he lies and says that there are not any more. Later, Michael meets with Anson and he asks how his meeting went with the CIA. Michael tries to tell him that it is none of his business, but he says that it is his business since he is the one who has Fiona’s fate. He says that he has a mission for him. He says that he needs Michael to kidnap and man named Oswald Patterson and needs to get him to tell him where he has a computer virus to be able to erase Anson from the CIA database. Michael sees that Oswald is in Puerto Rico and tells Anson that he can’t leave the country. Anson says that he knows how resourceful he can be and knows that he will find a way...

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