In Burn Notice Season 3 Episode 3 End Run, Micheal Westen had to deal with a minor irritant and a major pain. The minor irritant was Detective Paxson, who still is pretty sure Michael is up to no good, The major pain is Brennen, who is up to major no good.
Some spoilers may follow.
Detective Paxson, played by Moon Bloodgood, continues to make a mistake that would be typical of a police officer when dealing with someone like Michael Westen. Showing up and announcing how one is going to mess up a malefactor’s life might work for a gang banger or an organized crime Don. It only serves to irritate someone like Michael Westen, with some dire consequences. More of that anon.
Michael has bigger problems on his hands. Tyler Brennen, the psycho arms dealer who likes to strap bombs to small children, has shown up again. Brennen is played with smooth, silky evil by Jay Karnes, who played the nice guy detective in The Shield. Brennen has arranged for Michael’s brother Nate to be in a meeting with whom he thinks is an investor interested in his limo business but who is in fact an enforcer for the Sicilian mob who is prepared to kill Nate messily if Michael doesn’t do everything Brennen says.
What Brennen says is for Michael to do some breaking and entering as well as some vehicular mayhem to acquire a voice activated key device to do some more breaking and entering to acquire an item that Brennen must have. In this Brennen makes the same mistake that Detective Paxson is making-underestimating Michael.
Michael shines in Burn Notice Season 3 Episode 3 End Run as a guy very capable of gathering intel on an evil doer on the fly, with the expert help of Sam and Fi, of course. As a result Brennen’s beach house is blown up (Fi enjoys this part), he is given the impression that his bank account has been drained, and he is put in fear of his little girl at the Swiss school being taken out. We known that Michael would not do the latter. Brennen is not so sure. So it’s curses, foiled again, but you haven’t seen the last of me, Michael Westen.
In the meantime Detective Paxson is given a lesson in don’t mess with Michael by seeing her partner suspended through a little banking skullduggery. However, instead of taking the hint, Detective Paxson announces that now it’s really on, so watch your back Michael Westen. Again, the mistake. Do not announce to Michael Westen that you’re going to mess him up. Just do it and in a way he doesn’t expect. After all, what if the people who burned him had announced in advance that they were going to do it? Michael would have found a way to stop it and Burn Notice would be a completely different show.
Still, Burn Notice remains one of the best shows on TV, a film noir of a series, which is interesting in sunny, colorful Miami. We look forward to more fun with guns, explosives, various gadgets, and snappy dialogue.
Source: Burn Notice End Run, TV.Com