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Burn Notice: Necessary Evil

Michael heads up a rescue mission for a scientist kidnapped by an African warlord. Sam and Jesse go undercover but soon find themselves in big trouble. Elsewhere, someone Madeline trusts hides a secret from her.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x15
Production Number: BCI515
Airdate: Thursday November 17th, 2011
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm
Special Runtime: 40 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Apr 18, 2012
UK (FOX) Oct 22, 2012
NZ (FOUR) Aug 20, 2014


Guest Stars
Jere BurnsJere Burns
As Anson Fullerton
Lauren StamileLauren Stamile
As Agent Pearce
Rick GomezRick Gomez
As William Resnik
Jonathan Adams (1)Jonathan Adams (1)
As Joseph Kamba

Co-Guest Stars
Steve ZurkSteve Zurk
As Benny
Aubrey PeeplesAubrey Peeples
As Sophie Resnik
Andy QuirogaAndy Quiroga
As Head Security Guard / Edgar
Main Cast
Jeffrey DonovanJeffrey Donovan
As Michael Westen
Gabrielle AnwarGabrielle Anwar
As Fiona Glenanne
Coby BellCoby Bell
As Jesse Porter
Bruce CampbellBruce Campbell
As Sam Axe
Sharon GlessSharon Gless
As Madeline Westen


The scene opens with Michael and Fiona looking at Anson’s listening device. Fiona says that it is not going to be easy. Michael says that they can break into a secured building to get the call logs that Anson is pinging off of. Michael and Fiona pay off a window washing company to get their contract at the building and set a charge on the platform that is hovering. The platform crashes into the window and Fiona gets to work on the file transfer. Michael tells her that people are coming and she tells him that she is done. The guards get in and find Michael and Fiona on the ground. Michael says that he is grateful they are alive and they are escorted out of the building. The security guard asks for their number and Michael tells him that the lawyers can handle all of that. He is weary for a moment, but when Michael mentions that security guards are not mentioned in any lawsuits, he lets them go. Fiona tells Michael that she is hungry now. ..

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