Burn Notice: Season 2 (2008 - 2009)



Critic Consensus: Burn Notice's sophomore season marks the welcome addition of Tricia Helfer to the cast, but otherwise continues the predictable -- and thoroughly enjoyable -- formula of its inaugural year.


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Air date: Jul 10, 2008
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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 always, are his faithful pal Sam (Bruce Campbell), his ex Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and his mom, Madeline (Sharon Gless).

Critic Reviews for Burn Notice Season 2

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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.

Jun 10, 2008 | Full Review…

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

Jun 10, 2008 | Full Review…

Not only an entertaining blend of action and drama, but also contains a wonderful sense of humor.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

While the first season had a bit of a rocky start as they smoothed out the problems in the pilot, the second season has really taken off.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's got great performances (especially from Donovan who should be fielding offers to lead movies at this point), brilliant writing, and rewards both causal and faithful viewing.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

"Lesser Evil" might be the best episode of a series full of brilliance.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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

Jun 10, 2008 | Full Review…

[Bruce Campbell's] suburban-dad looks have given way to a warm, scruffy bearishness, and he ambles through Burn Notice as if he were having the time of his life.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Finally, the plot was about Michael's bad side.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Last summer's biggest surprise is this summer's predictably literate pleasure.

Jan 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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