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Burn Notice: Identity

To get his mother to agree to tell him about a listening device planted in her house, Michael agrees to help his mother's friend get back the money she lost in a scam.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 5037-07-102
Airdate: Thursday July 05th, 2007
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Jace Alexander
Writer: Matt Nix

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Jan 29, 2008
UK (FOX) Oct 12, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Jan 13, 2009


Guest Stars
Brandon MorrisBrandon Morris
As Agent Lane (FBI Agent assigned to Mike)
Marc MacAulayMarc MacAulay
As Agent Harris (FBI Agent assigned to Mike)
Cindy Taylor (1)Cindy Taylor (1)
As Bonnie (Quentin's crew)
Josh Randall (3)Josh Randall (3)
As Greg (Quentin's Crew)
Mark PellegrinoMark Pellegrino
As Quentin (Con Artist)

Co-Guest Stars
Craig BonaventuraCraig Bonaventura
As Rocker Kid
Elayne WilksElayne Wilks
As Laura
Mike BenitezMike Benitez
As Printer
Oona OOona O'Connell
As Club Girl
Main Cast
Jeffrey DonovanJeffrey Donovan
As Michael Westen
Gabrielle AnwarGabrielle Anwar
As Fiona Glenanne
Bruce CampbellBruce Campbell
As Sam Axe
Sharon GlessSharon Gless
As Madeline Westen
Episode Notes
Listen for Fiona's accent change in this episode. She auditioned using the fake Irish accent, and they changed it after the pilot. She's still using a character accent, she's from England.

Madeline Westen gets a post pilot make-over. She becomes less "crazy old lady" and gets a hair cut.

Michael's cover ID for this episode is a con artist named Pete Jordan. A long island con who knew an ex acquaintance of the mark's.

Episode Quotes
Sam: Wiring crap into a car is not an art. It's about as subtle as hitting someone with a brick.

Hitting someone with a brick takes a lot of skill. You should try it sometime. It's all in the wrist.

Sam: Sorry. Not my style.

Fiona: I know...That's right I forgot. You only do what the suits tell you.

Sam: You know that was a cheap shot.

Michael: Fi, just do me a favor. Just go easy tonight.
... (Fiona meets Madeline and her friend Laura)...
Laura: So, are you two getting married?
(Madeline peeks from the kitchen)

Fiona: We're thinking about it. (Mike sits up straight) I'd like to be a June bride. (disapproving look from Michael, excited look from Madeline)

Cultural References
When Sam and Fiona are posing as police officers, Sam introduces them as Detectives Cagney and Lacey. This is a direct reference to the popular 1980s show Cagney & Lacey which starred Sharon Gless, the actress who also plays Madeline Weston on this show.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMatt Nix
Executive ProducerMikkel Bondesen  |  Matt Nix
Co-Executive ProducerNick Thiel  |  Jeff Freilich
Supervising ProducerAlfredo Barrios, Jr.  |  Mere Smith
ProducerJeff Freilich  |  Terry Miller
Consulting ProducerMichael J. Wilson
Associate ProducerErik Lee
Production DesignerJ. Mark Harrington
EditorSteven Lang
CastingWendy Weidman  |  Rebecca Mangieri  |  Barbara Fiorentino  |  Ellen Jacoby
Unit Production ManagerTerry Miller
First Assistant DirectorMelanie M. Grefe
Second Assistant DirectorOscar Aguirre
Music EditorKevin Bassinson
Costume DesignerDanny Santiago
HairstylistCouqui Collazo
Key GripThomas Smaling
Set DecoratorBarbara Peterson
Location ManagerJennifer Radzikowski
Transportation CoordinatorLarry Crenshaw
Property MasterCharlie Guanci, Jr
Construction CoordinatorMichael Metzel
Production Sound MixerScott Clements
Script SupervisorBetty Bennet
Production CoordinatorSimi Wein
Script CoordinatorPeter Lalayanis
Assistant EditorDoug Hannah
Post Production SupervisorTony Lara
Supervising Sound EditorAlbert Ibbotson
Re-Recording MixerSherry Klein  |  David Raines
GafferWilliam Smaling
Director of PhotographyRoy H. Wagner
Stunt CoordinatorArtie Malesci
Production SupervisorElayne Keratsis
Art DirectorCraig Siebels
Executive Story EditorCraig O'Neill  |  Jason Tracey
Production AccountantChad McQuay
Transportation CaptainMelvin A. Turner
ScoreJohn Dickson
"A" Camera OperatorMike McGowan Jr
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKate Sargeant
Special Effects CoordinatorKevin Harris (2)
Makeup ArtistSusie Mendez-pfister
Best Boy GripDave Robinson
"B" Camera OperatorAl Pavoni
"A" Camera First AssistantT. Michael McLean
"B" Camera First AssistantPeter Farber
Marine CoordinatorDon Abbatiello
Best Boy ElectricBob Cates
Assistant To Jeff FreilichConchi Tellechea
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