The BEST Episodes of Burn Notice
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Network: USA Network
Covert intelligence operative Michael Westen has been punched, kicked, choked and shot. And now he's received a "burn notice", blacklisting him from the intelligence community and compromising his very identity. He must track down a faceless nemesis without getting himself killed while doubling as a private investigator on the dangerous streets of Miami in order to survive.
#1 - Reckoning (2)
Season 7 - Episode 13
Michael must regain the trust of those closest to him in order to finish what he started.
#2 - Tipping Point
Season 7 - Episode 11
As Michael becomes ever more conflicted with his mission, he travels to Mexico with Sonya in order to help James with an important job. Anxious to finish the operation, Strong hires freelance mercenaries to extract James on site... but brings along an unexpected guest.
#3 - Shock Wave
Season 6 - Episode 6
Michael and the CIA get closer to discovering Anson's location, allowing them to release Fiona from prison. However, an MI6 agent attempts to put the operation to a stop in favor of bringing Fiona into British custody. Elsewhere, an assassin traps Sam and Barry in a secluded beach house.
#4 - Fail Safe
Season 5 - Episode 18
As the team reaches a breaking point with Anson and his sinister plans, Pearce puts Michael in charge of his biggest CIA mission yet.
#5 - Sea Change (1)
Season 7 - Episode 12
Michael must expose his identity to James and Sonya. Meanwhile, Fiona, Sam and Jesse form a plan to retrieve Michael.
#6 - Game Change
Season 6 - Episode 18
Michael is nearly killed when a powerful enemy sends a crew of cartel assassins after his entire team. Michael realizes that in order to protect the ones closest to him, he must eliminate the threat once and for all.
#7 - Last Stand
Season 4 - Episode 18
Michael, Fiona, and Jessie try to keep the NOC list away from Vaughn and his strike team. Meanwhile Sam and Madeline try to convince Congressman Cowley to pass the list higher up.
#8 - You Can Run
Season 6 - Episode 17
Michael attempts to leave the country, but when the escape is ambushed, Sam and Jesse are taken captive. Racing against the clock to save Sam, Michael must also figure out how to rescue Jesse before time runs out.
#9 - Forget Me Not
Season 7 - Episode 2
Michael returns to Miami in order to preserve his cover, but Strong puts a damper on his homecoming by forbidding Michael from contacting his friends.
#10 - Desperate Times
Season 6 - Episode 10
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.
#11 - Psychological Warfare
Season 7 - Episode 7
Michael finally meets with the head of the organization he’s been assigned to dismantle, but things get dicey when the leader drugs him at gunpoint in order to learn his deepest secrets. In danger of exposing his cover, Michael soon realizes that in order to protect his future... he'll have to face his past first.
#12 - Guilty as Charged
Season 4 - Episode 12
Fiona attempts to find Jesse and convince him to meet with Michael. Meanwhile, Michael helps a criminal defense attorney rescue his daughter after she is kidnapped by one of his clients.
#13 - Bitter Pill
Season 7 - Episode 9
The team look for an antidote at the manufacturer's lab in order to save a poisoned Middle Eastern diplomat. Elsewhere, Madeline takes action when she suspects she's being followed.
#14 - Enemy of My Enemy
Season 5 - Episode 6
The CIA abandons Sam after he goes undercover with a heroin dealer while trying to recover a weapon. Meanwhile, Pearce continues searching for Max's killer.
#15 - Means & Ends
Season 6 - Episode 12
Fiona is surprised by a visit from a smuggler she met in prison who needs her help bringing down a corrupt Miami detective. Meanwhile, Michael teams up with a former adversary in order to turn the tables on a more treacherous foe.
#16 - Down Range
Season 7 - Episode 3
Sam and Jesse travel to the Dominican Republic to help Michael with a high-stakes trade. Elsewhere, Fiona intervenes when a bookie tries to extort Madeline.
#17 - Things Unseen
Season 7 - Episode 10
When Michael discovers an old friend digging up secrets that could expose his cover, he must decide just how far he will go to protect the mission. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse are thrust in the middle of a street war involving a decade-old murder after Fiona’s boyfriend is targeted by a coldblooded gang member.
#18 - Under the Gun
Season 6 - Episode 4
Michael, Sam and Jesse head down to the Everglades to track a lead, but things go horribly wrong when Sam is kidnapped by an unexpected foe. In prison, Fiona finds herself in hot water with a pair of dangerous inmates. An ally offers to help, in exchange for a dangerous favor.
#19 - New Deal
Season 7 - Episode 1
Michael's deal with the CIA sends him to the Dominican Republic to infiltrate a terrorist organization headed by an old contact. Sam, Fiona, and Jesse try to move on with their lives, but are drawn back in when someone starts asking questions about Michael's whereabouts. Maddie tries to get custody of her grandson.
#20 - Last Rites
Season 6 - Episode 3
When Agent Pearce learns the identity of her fiancée's killer, she enlists Michael's help to seek revenge. Things get complicated, however, when they discover the man is under protection as a CIA asset. Meanwhile, Fiona seeks out a well-connected prison smuggler to find out who was behind an attempt on her life.
#21 - Scorched Earth
Season 6 - Episode 1
Refusing to let Anson get away, Michael races against the clock to find him... But time may not be his only obstacle. Meanwhile, Fiona is taken into federal custody after her surrender, where she's interrogated by an old nemesis.
#22 - Official Business
Season 6 - Episode 9
The CIA recruits Fiona to break into a guarded safe after a civilian asset winds up in over her head with a black market entrepreneur. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse visit a mercenary training camp in hopes of finding the whereabouts of an exceptionally skilled sniper.
#23 - Dead to Rights
Season 5 - Episode 12
With convincing from Sam and Jesse, Pearce begrudgingly lets Michael take drastic measures attempting to clear himself of Max's murder. Meanwhile, Larry returns, having kidnapped a government psychiatrist, and insists that Michael help him with a job.
#24 - Over the Line
Season 6 - Episode 13
Michael becomes the target of a CIA task force after he’s accused of a crime at a local hotel. Meanwhile, senior officer Olivia Riley brings Sam in for questioning, and attempts to use him to find Michael’s whereabouts.
#25 - Desperate Measures
Season 6 - Episode 11
After finding themselves stranded in Panama, Michael and the team are forced to hijack a plane in order to get home. Before they can leave, however, Michael must first escape the clutches of a sadistic Panamanian drug-runner.