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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1

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Season Info

In the second series, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) is still looking for answers about his burn notice. He finds a lead in the mysterious Carla (guest star Tricia Helfer), who works for the organization that lead to his dismissal and who recruits Michael to perform tasks for her. But while he plays Carla's game, he also keeps up his day job helping out Miami locals plagued by an assortment of shady characters, including con artists, smugglers and thieves. By his side through it all, as

Network: USA




Air date: Jul 10, 2008

Breaking and Entering

The second season begins with Michael trying to retrieve information that's heavily guarded by cutthroat mercenaries, in order to help his client free his kidnapped family.

Air date: Jul 17, 2008

Turn and Burn

A woman seeks Michael's help with a cartel soldier who is stalking her. Michael works to turn the organization against the man so he will leave her alone.

Air date: Jul 24, 2008

Trust Me

It's a pro against a con when Michael, going all out to save his client, tangles with a con artist by posing as the perfect victim.

Air date: Jul 31, 2008


Michael befriends a human smuggler in hopes of locating a client's captured sister.

Air date: Aug 7, 2008

Scatter Point

Michael takes part in coordinating a jewelry heist to help a client who is unable to break free of the crime ring planning the job.

Air date: Aug 14, 2008

Bad Blood

Michael attempts to catch an embezzler inside a hip-hop artist's charity by tricking the thief into swiping a higher amount. Michael Shanks guest stars.

Air date: Aug 21, 2008

Rough Seas

Michael fools a group of modern-day pirates into pulling a heist so he can locate some stolen cargo.

Air date: Sep 11, 2008

Double Booked

Michael is asked by a fellow former spy to perform a contract killing, but he opts instead to protect the female target. Tim Matheson guest stars.

Air date: Sep 18, 2008

Good Soldier

Michael poses as an alcoholic security guard to thwart a kidnapping plot with ties to a foreign oil company.

Air date: Jan 22, 2009

Do No Harm

Michael helps a father who was swindled by a medical scam artist while also searching for the person who tried to kill him.

Air date: Jan 29, 2009

Hot Spot

Michael, Fiona and Sam pose as car thieves to prevent a thug from going after a high-school football star. Elsewhere, Michael and Fiona look for the person who exploded Michael's loft.

Air date: Feb 5, 2009

Seek and Destroy

Michael tracks a hacker for a wealthy art dealer and poses as a corporate-security specialist.

Air date: Feb 12, 2009

Bad Breaks

Michael and the troublesome Jason Bly are trapped together during a bank robbery. Despite Bly's original intentions to force Michael to forfeit blackmail materials, the pair must work together to survive the robbery.

Air date: Feb 19, 2009

Truth and Reconciliation

Michael helps a Haitian man locate his daughter's killer, a corrupt government official from Haiti who's hiding out in Miami. Elsewhere, Michael makes progress while investigating who tried to kill him.

Air date: Feb 26, 2009

Sins of Omission

A woman from Michael's past resurfaces to ask for his help locating her kidnapped son. Elsewhere, Michael extends an olive branch to a fellow rogue burned agent.

Air date: Mar 5, 2009

Lesser Evil

Michael discovers secrets from Victor's past and prepares for a showdown with Carla in the second-season finale.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

It's a hipper "Magnum, P.I." with a James Bondian sense of low-key humor.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

What was once a summer pleasure is now a bit less pleasurable.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

The interplay of the core group has enough ambivalence and shadows to keep the show intriguing.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

Watching "Burn Notice" and eating candy-it's getting hard to tell the difference between the two.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

The series was clicking so well by the end of last season that the idea of changing the format seemed odd. But despite the introduction of Carla, season two "Burn Notice" is pretty much the same as season one.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger

Burn Notice resumes its second season like a sarcastic friend whose absences may not be lamented but whose reappearances are always surprisingly well met.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

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