REVIEW - Burn Notice - S07E10

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To be honest, I don't know what or how to feel after this week's episode. Michael continues to do 'whatever it takes' to complete the mission, however, he has now made the complete transition from the spy who gets the job done with zero fatalities, to the spy who is willing to kill a friend.
This new 'facade' Michael is putting on is just a little too convincing, and although I realise this is a part of the story line developing, and that Michael can't stay the too-good-to-be-true hero forever, I don't like it one bit. The audience are left wondering, where is the line when it comes to saving his loved ones? Are all of the lost lives worth their own? And possibly worse than the wondering, is that Michael knows it is not what his friends would want, and hides his actions from them.
Carlos comes back into and out of the picture in the one episode, and knows exactly how it feels to have the lives of others sacrificed for their own. He is captured by an old gang leader, and Fi, almost hysterical, calls in a long overdue favour from Michael. Michael's loyalty to Fi really shines through during this incident, as he is willing to go to extreme lengths to save the man Fiona loves, even endangering his own life, and sacrificing many others.
Although we all know that Michael is doing what he is for his friends and family, there is that nagging feeling in the back of our minds that reminds us of the hundreds of successful missions Michael has completed without fatalities, and we realise we are beginning to see the old Michael slip away.
I don't know what the last few episodes have in store for us, but lets just hope it was all worth it.
Review by Emma Laarkamp


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