Michael Westen is a spy who receives a “burn notice” while on assignment. Spies are not fired, rather they are issued a burn notice to let the agent know their services are no longer required.
Penniless, Michael returns to his roots in Miami where he freelances his skills to earn money. First up, Michael helps a man clear his name after valuable pieces of art and jewellery are stolen.
This episode was not only amusing it also held my interest throughout. I did spend a lot of the episode imagining William Baldwin (Firefly, Day Break) in the role; I thought he’d be great in it but Jeffrey Donovan did a great job of defining the character by the end of the episode I couldn’t imaging anyone else playing it.
Nice to see Bruce Campbell (Xena Warrior Princess’s Autolycus) back on the screen but he’s put on a few pounds, I wouldn’t have imagined him blowing up like that. The added weight does add to his alcoholic ex cop character though. As Pilot episodes go this was very well put together and will keep me interested until Psych returns.