‘Burn Notice’ Season 6, Episode 3: ‘Last Rites’ Recap

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Following Fiona’s (Gabrielle Anwar) fight in prison in last week’s episode of Burn Notice, in this week’s episode, “Last Rites”, attempts are made to put her under tighter security. Declining the warden’s offer, Fiona’s administrative visit wasn’t a total loss, as Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) has scheduled a time to visit her. Making a connection with another prisoner named Ayn (anything you need), Fiona’s new friend is going to help her find the people behind her murder attempt.

Of course, there’s a high price for information in prison. Tasked with having to keep a door closed for a specific amount of time, Fiona makes use of a tuna fish can and some sparkles to keep the guards busy while Ayn takes out her retail competition.

Elsewhere, Anson (Jere Burns) makes a phone call to Agent Pearce (Lauren Stamile), providing her with some important information. Referencing her murdered fiance, Anson tips Pearce off about her fiance’s murderer, Ahmed Damour, now a CIA asset. Caring more about the intel that the source can provide, rather than the man himself, Michael wants to take all the information away from their target, thus making Ahmed worthless to the FBI.

Waiting until Damour is about to set off on a cruise, Michael, Pearce and Jesse join their target on the boat. Using a bit of poison on both Ahmed and Jesse, the plan is to make everyone believe that they’re in serious danger – forcing the ship set up quarantine, a place to take down Pearce’s nemeses in full swing.

Continuing the ruse of a viral outbreak on the mainland, Jesse (Coby Bell), Nate (Seth Peterson), Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Madeline (Sharon Gless) head to Ahmed’s house to set up a recording device in his office. Unfortunately, Ahmed’s son walks in on Nate placing the bug, forcing Sam to make a quick decision which results in Ahmed’s son believing that he’s been poisoned.

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Believing that the CIA is trying to kill him, Ahmed wants his son to make an appointment to sell the information he has to the Russians. Following Ahmed’s son to the meeting point, Sam and Jesse are surprised to find everyone carrying heavy weapons. Unable to complete their mission, Michael is forced to trust Pearce at the last moment.

With Ahmed convinced that it was the Russians who poisoned him, gunfire breaks out between the two criminal groups. When only Ahmed’s son is left, Nate fires his gun to distract their target, allowing Sam to knock him out.

Finally confronting Ahmed about her fiance’s death, Pearce can finally put her past to rest, as Ahmed and his son are in custody, without anything to bargain with.

As the episode comes to a close, Michael and Fiona finally meet in prison, separated by glass. Sharing sentiments of love and reminiscing about their first meeting, it’s clear that Michael’s presence means everything to her.

On his way out of the prison, Michael is told that he dropped a piece of paper on the ground. Upon opening it, he sees that it’s a note from Fiona. With the name and address of the guard working to get Fiona killed in hand, it’s up to Michael to make sure that doesn’t happen.

And in two weeks, we’ll get to see just that…


Burn Notice airs Thursdays @9pm on USA

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  1. This episode was not bad at all.

    • where did you watch it? I can’t find this episode anywhere.

      • On USA last night lol. But you might be able to find it at other sources today.

      • About an hour after the episode airs, you can usually download it in 720p.
        Just Google it!
        That’s what I do; seeing as how USA Network is not available in my area.
        Watching it in HD w/ no commercials is the best way.

  2. I consider Burn Notice to be the best original programming on USA in the post-Monk/Dead Zone/The 4400 era of television. That said, I’ve not been able to watch the show since the episode where Michael slapped Madeline/his mom around to get info out of a source. Smart writing or not, that was just a bit too much and not entertaining at all. I’m glad the show’s doing well as there are some talented people involved. Plus, who can go wrong with Bruce Campbell?

    • did you watch the whole episode b/c they explain how he didn’t find it easy to do what he did to his mother and that he was acting just like his father when he was around, making michael feel somewhat guilty and uncomfortable with the method used. the show really kicks it up a notch in terms of seriousness and character development going so far as to have michael threaten his best mates due to his frustration with fiona’s situation.

  3. You have given an accurate and thorough description of what I saw. I think the quarantine thing was a serious stretch. What I really want to know is: given that father and son Damour were arrested on the high seas and in Bermuda (respectively) what agencies arrested them and on what charges?? This is the only episode that just hasn’t made any sense to me. Can’t wait to hear an answer. Thanks.

  4. What is the name of the song in the background of Last Rites

  5. the end scene with michael and fiona shows us how much the characters have grown since we first met them (in terms of their relationship with one another). this season is shaping up to be the most emotional season yet and so it should considering it’s the last season, for some reason i have a feeling that one of the main characters might die towards the end of the season, just to really test michael and his emotions.

    like many others have said before, this is one of the most consistent, smart and entertaining shows around today and really goes back to old tv instead of what we have now.

    • Last season? Are you sure? I heard that the seventh season will most likely be the last season, so hopefully we will have all of this season and then next year will be the big finale.

  6. Sam’s long-sleeve aloha shirts are just too cool!

  7. What’s the song that was in the background when Michael visited Fiona in prison? Love that song