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Burn Notice: Breaking and Entering

Michael must take on cutthroat mercenaries to retrieve information which will help his client free his kidnapped family members.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 5037-08-201
Airdate: Thursday July 10th, 2008
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Paul Holahan
Writer: Matt Nix

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Aug 11, 2008
NL (RTL 5) Mar 31, 2009
UK (FOX) Oct 12, 2009


Guest Stars
Tricia HelferTricia Helfer
As Carla Baxter
James C. BurnsJames C. Burns
As Ryder Stahl (Defense contractor/Mercenary)
Patrick FischlerPatrick Fischler
As Jimmy (Client/Computer Hacker)

Co-Guest Stars
Adam CronanAdam Cronan
As Surveillance Guy
Dushawn MosesDushawn Moses
As ATF Agent
Edwin LopezEdwin Lopez
As Ryder's Guy
Ivy SteinIvy Stein
As Cassie
Joel SpenceJoel Spence
As Isogene Manager
Michael DaleMichael Dale
As Ryder's Guy #1
Steve LantzSteve Lantz
As Security Guard
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
Michael's cover I.D "Terry Miller" Is the name of one of the producers who'd worked every episode up to this point.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
DJ Scribble, Anthony Acid and Christian GambellaTropical ParadiseMichael, Sam and Jimmy at the restaurant
Jose Conde Y Ola FrescaProbando Nuevos SaboresMichael sees the aurveillance man
MatterPainMichael and Jimmy repel out the window
Renee van Verseveld & Kurt FarquharBig BangMichael meets Jimmy
YuckyYucky Snippet 5BMichael and Jimmy cut through the floor

Episode Quotes
Michael: (voiceover) Once the cops pick up a call on a flagged cell, they triangulate its location. From there they organize and deploy units. A process that can take ten minutes, give or take.

Michael: Hi, Fi.
Fiona: I can't believe you, Michael. Forty-eight hours ago we said goodbye, possibly forever. And then I get a message from you on my cell that I should come right over because you got a job.
Michael: Fi, there's a lot going on, so...
Fiona: You couldn't start with "I'm alive"?
Michael: I thought the fact that I was calling covered that.

Madeline: All these years, and finally I see what you do. You tell me I have to leave town in -- in a minute's notice, I can't talk on the phone, we're being chased by men with guns, how am I supposed to deal with this?
Michael: All these years you wondered why I didn't come home, why I didn't call. This is why, Mom. I never wanted this for you. I'm sorry.
Madeline: Well, it still doesn't explain why you didn't write.

Michael: (voiceover) When you work as a spy, it's easy to think of people as assets. Resources to accomplish a goal. Because you don't have a personal relationship with an asset. You don't care about an asset. You don't miss the scent of an asset when she leaves the room.

Michael: Making yourself comfortable I see.
Sam: Uh, comfortable? I wouldn't go that far. Mike, how do you fit into these little shirts? They're like doll clothes.

Michael: (voiceover) As a spy you get to spend a lot of time alone. Whether you're in an Indonesian prison, a cave in the Afghan mountains or the back of a cargo truck; it comes with the job. You're trained to make the most of it, plan your next move, go over your intel, review your training. But when you've cleaned your gun 30 times and reviewed the past tense of every verb in five languages, you start itching to make a move.

Michael: (voiceover) A great way to get people talking about their security is to put them on the defensive. Accuse a guy of having bad locks and before you know it he's telling you where his motion detectors are.

Michael: (voiceover) It takes some practice but counting your steps can be extremely useful if you need to reproduce a floor plan from memory. Once you've memorized a floor plan you wanna get it down on paper as quickly as you can. Combine that with the technical specs of the security devices in the room and you'll know where the holes in the security are. Then it's just a matter of slipping through one of those holes.

Episode Goofs
The officer should not be touching evidence with bare hands.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMatt Nix
Executive ProducerMikkel Bondesen  |  Jeff Freilich  |  Matt Nix
Co-Executive ProducerAlfredo Barrios, Jr.
ProducerCraig O'Neill  |  Jason Tracey
Consulting ProducerMichael J. Wilson
Associate ProducerErik Lee
Production DesignerJ. Mark Harrington
EditorCasey Brown (1)
CastingWendy Weidman  |  Rebecca Mangieri  |  Barbara Fiorentino  |  Ellen Jacoby
Unit Production ManagerTerry Miller
First Assistant DirectorDavid Hallinan
Second Assistant DirectorOscar Aguirre
Staff WriterMichael Horowitz  |  Rashad Raisani
MusicJohn Dickson
Music EditorKevin Bassinson
Music SupervisorRobin Urdang
Costume DesignerEmae Villalobos
HairstylistGianna Sparicino
Key GripThomas Smaling
Set DecoratorBarbara Peterson
Transportation CoordinatorLarry Crenshaw
Property MasterCharlie Guanci, Jr
Construction CoordinatorMichael Metzel
Production Sound MixerScott Clements
Script SupervisorEmily Pendas
Production CoordinatorSimi Wein
Script CoordinatorPeter Lalayanis
Assistant EditorSusan Chernus
Post Production SupervisorTony Lara
Supervising Sound EditorAlbert Ibbotson
Re-Recording MixerDavid Raines  |  Sherry Klein
GafferFred Valentine
Director of PhotographyWilliam Wages
Story EditorBen Watkins (2)
Stunt CoordinatorArtie Malesci
Production SupervisorElayne Keratsis
Post Production CoordinatorCarolin Drake
CinematographerWilliam Wages
Executive Story EditorJason Ning
Production AccountantRobin Cousart
Transportation CaptainMelvin A. Turner
"A" Camera OperatorAl Pavoni
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKai Wu
Special Effects CoordinatorKevin Harris (2)
Makeup ArtistSusie Mendez-pfister
Best Boy GripDave Robinson
Supervising Art DirectorCraig Siebels
"B" Camera OperatorDavid Kimelman
"B" Camera First AssistantPaul Krumper
Marine CoordinatorDon Abbatiello
"A" Camera 1st AssistantPaul Krumper
Best Boy ElectricJason Barfield
Assistant To Jeff FreilichConchi Tellechea
LA Casting AssociateKarina Walters
Miami Casting AssociateMichael Dock
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