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Burn Notice: Family Business

A family of gunrunners threaten an airport supervisor, so Michael infiltrates their organization in an attempt to scare them away. Elsewhere, Sam is pressured by the FBI to gather more info on Michael.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 5037-07-105
Airdate: Thursday July 26th, 2007
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Sanford Bookstaver
Writer: Matt Nix

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Feb 19, 2008
UK (FOX) Nov 02, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Feb 03, 2009

Guest Stars
Audrey LandersAudrey Landers
As Veronica (Girlfriend of Sam Axe)
Brandon MorrisBrandon Morris
As Agent Lane (FBI agent assigned to Michael)
Marc MacAulayMarc MacAulay
As Agent Harris (FBI agent assigned to Michael)
Seth PetersonSeth Peterson
As Nate Westen (Brother Of Michael)
Guri WeinbergGuri Weinberg
As Ari Zamar (International Arms Dealer)
Hannia GuillenHannia Guillen
As Debbie (Girlfriend of Ari)
Jessica BaldwinJessica Baldwin
As Melody Miller (Wife of the client.)
Joel SwetowJoel Swetow
As Eli Zamar (International Arms Dealer)
Paul GutrechtPaul Gutrecht
As Ilan Zamar (International Arms Dealer)
Scott Michael CampbellScott Michael Campbell
As Jake Miller (Client)

Co-Guest Stars
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


While Michael is at his apartment reading the homeland security directive authorizing the burn notice, he receives a call from his brother, Nate. He asks Michael to give him a hand with something...

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Episode Notes
Michael's cover ID for this episode was an international arms dealer named Steve Remington. Remington, being the name of a firearms manufacturer.

Episode Quotes
Michael: Can you put this back together?
Fiona: I'll..
Michael: don't do (points at her authoritatively)
Fiona: I'll behave...(Michael leaves) Maybe.

Michael: (Narrating) Fighting is something you want to avoid. Once you fight someone, he knows your face... You kind of blow your cover when you hit a guy with a piece of re bar. But, when you have no choice, re bar it is.

Sam: Mike, I saved your (expletive) at the warehouse. The least you could do is have some decent beer in the fridge.
Michael: Next time you plan on saving my (expletive) tell me before I go to the store.

Sam: Mike, when you read this guy's profile, you're going to kiss me.
Michael: I am not going to kiss you Sam.
Sam: Look, I'm not saying I'm going to like it, I'm just saying you're going to kiss me. It is that good.

Sam: Hey, are you done making the fake plastic explosives, can I like that?

Michael: Nate, you find dad's will yet?
Nate: No, not yet. I didn't know you were arrested so many times, did you know dad kept notes?
Michael: I'm not surprised.
Nate: On paper, you're a bigger screw up than me.

Episode Goofs
Around 15mins into the episode Sam is throwing bottles at the warehouse when confronted by Eli and Ilan Zamar. Sam goads Ilan to shoot him, seeing that Sam appears to be merely an unhappy drunk he holsters his gun. The shot changes to the Eli and Ilan walking away, Ilan's gun is back in his hand and he holsters it again.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMatt Nix
Executive ProducerMikkel Bondesen  |  Jeff Freilich  |  Matt Nix
Co-Executive ProducerAlfredo Barrios, Jr.  |  Nick Thiel  |  Jeff Freilich
Supervising ProducerMere Smith  |  Alfredo Barrios, Jr.
ProducerTerry Miller  |  Michael J. Wilson
Consulting ProducerMichael J. Wilson
Associate ProducerErik Lee
Production DesignerJ. Mark Harrington
EditorCasey Brown (1)
CastingWendy Weidman  |  Barbara Fiorentino  |  Rebecca Mangieri  |  Ellen Jacoby
Unit Production ManagerTerry Miller
First Assistant DirectorDenis Doyle
Second Assistant DirectorOscar Aguirre
MusicJohn Dickson
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 EditorSusan Chernus
Post Production SupervisorJohn Klump
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
CinematographerRoy H. Wagner
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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