Burn Notice: Season 6 (2012)

Season 6
Burn Notice

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Burn Notice continues to be an engrossing caper in its sixth season, unveiling a new nemesis for Michael Westen while preserving the series' glossy charms.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 39

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Air date: Jun 14, 2012

In the Season 6 premiere, Michael pursues Anson in Miami. Fiona, meanwhile, is taken into custody and interrogated by a former foe.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2012

Michael reconnects with his mentor and offers to help go after a drug cartel in exchange for visitation privileges with Fiona. Meanwhile, Fiona leans on a new friend for help fending off a gang leader in prison.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2012

Pearce asks for Michael's help going after the man who killed her fiancé, but the task turns tricky when they find out the killer is a CIA asset. Also: Fiona investigates the attempt on her life and plans to meet with a well-connected smuggler.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2012

Sam is kidnapped during a mission in the Everglades with Michael and Jesse. Meanwhile, Fiona gets into trouble with a pair of inmates, but an ally offers assistance in exchange for a favor.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2012

Michael takes on a gangster with help from an unlikely ally; Card offers Fiona a deal to become a CIA asset, an arrangement that would prevent her from being extradited.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2012

Michael gets a lead on Anson; an MI6 agent tries to prevent Fiona's release from prison; and an assassin traps Sam and Barry in a secluded beach house.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2012

Sam helps his girlfriend's son out of a bind with a cutthroat loan shark. Elsewhere, Michael and Fiona hunt down the person who sabotaged Michael's last mission.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2012

Michael sets up his own arrest by the FBI as part of a plot to take down a Boston mobster. Elsewhere, Jesse and Pearce resort to blackmail to gain information on a gun sale, but their tactics don't go smoothly.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2012

Fiona must break into a guarded safe in order to help a CIA asset who's in over her head with a black-market businessman. Elsewhere, Sam and Jesse track a skilled sniper and look for answers at a mercenary training camp.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2012

The gang travel to Panama to take down an assassin, but their target discovers their plans and sets up a trap of his own. Elsewhere, Madeline grills Card for answers.

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The sixth series of USA's sturdy spy drama picks up with Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and his crew—faithful allies Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell), and CIA agent Pearce (guest star Lauren Stamile)—on the trail of the scheming Anson (guest star Jere Burns). Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), meanwhile, is forced to sit out on the action as she adjusts to her new digs in prison. While she is quick to prove to the other inmates that she can hold her own, she must also get to the bottom of an assassination attempt ordered from someone on the outside. Tom Card (guest star John C. McGinley) offers Fiona a possible way out of jail as a CIA asset, but she's not going anywhere until Michael takes down Anson. The motivation of Fiona's freedom adds fuel to Michael's pursuit, but the mission does not come without a steep and unexpected personal toll for Michael. Sharon Gless also stars.

Cast & Crew

Sharon Gless
Madeline Westen
Gabrielle Anwar
Fiona Gienanne
Jeffrey Donovan
Michael Westen
Sonja Sohn
Olivia Riley
Seth Peterson
Nate Westen
Kenny Johnson
Tyler Gray
Alex Carter
David Fickas
Jack Dixon
Kristanna Loken
Rebecca Lang
Shane Walters
Door Man
Jeremy Palko
Coast Guard Captain
Fernando Martínez
Alfredo Barrios
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Critic Reviews for Burn Notice Season 6

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

That stuff was fun, even as I was rolling my eyes a bit at the notion that there's another mastermind that Michael has to take down.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Burn Notice has followed in the grand tradition of serialized cable procedurals to make very slow narrative progress over a long period of time.

Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Leaves less room for the procedural aspect of the series... Week-to-week enjoyment has taken a back seat.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The violence quotient is higher than usual, including torture and other mayhem, but there's time for the show's usual humor.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

All is not lost in "Burn Notice: Season Six." There's still a level of fun entertainment, especially when it comes to Sam.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Given the amount of gunplay and explosions that Sam, Michael and Fiona typically cook up on the average Burn Notice episode, its always entertaining to watch them try and slow down someone even more prone to violence.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Season six may be one of the best seasons of Burn Notice yet. I simply can't wait for more.

Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

I haven't been this shocked in a reveal since I found out who shot J.R. Talk about one of the best cliff-hanger episodes EVER!

Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I was happy to see that all those elements we've all come to know and love from this show were still there.

Dec 28, 2016 | Full Review…

With the introduction of a sort of final final FINAL boss in Jere Burns' Anson, the show seemed to find its footing again after years of Michael facing down various villainous heavies, Russian nesting doll-style.

Dec 13, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The season 6 premiere contains some of the best collective performances from the cast to date as the fast-paced chess match between Anson and Michael provides a wonderful platform for everyone to shine.

Dec 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Weepy Westen may have a killer's tiny heart, but inside that heart is an even tinier... lover's heart, and you just know when there's emotion involved some serious butt-kicking is afoot. It's a strong conflict to imbue in a character

Nov 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Burn Notice: Season 6

  • Mar 24, 2019
    a step right back up after last season's step back. maybe the most exciting season yet, with a lot more focus on the overall storyline rather than random side stories. and even when there were side stories, a lot of them directly tied into the main one. lots of yeeee moments. (about 2 viewings)

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