Burn Notice

The WORST episodes of Burn Notice

Every episode of Burn Notice ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Burn Notice!

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.

Last Updated: 7/23/2022Network: USA Network
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Question And Answer
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7.27
2341 votes

#1 - Question And Answer

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/11/2009

Michael faces a new foe in Detective Paxson, who has tracked down some explosives Michael has been hiding in a storage facility, forcing Michael to surreptitiously get them out before Paxson gets a warrant. Meanwhile, Michael and team must rescue a kidnapped child by using reverse interrogation.

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Wanted Man
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7.28
1862 votes

#2 - Wanted Man

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/16/2007

With Michael's assistance, Fiona helps a man who has been framed for the theft of an expensive brooch.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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Comrades
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7.28
1702 votes

#3 - Comrades

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/31/2008

Michael helps a Russian woman, Katya, whose sister was smuggled into the U.S. by gangsters; however, Katya cannot afford their extortionate demands and her sister is being held captive.

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Enemies Closer
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7.28
2200 votes

#4 - Enemies Closer

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/11/2010

When Michael's old acquaintance Larry shows up unannounced, it is up to Michael to clean up his mess. Meanwhile, Michael's brother Nate shows up with his new wife Ruth.

Directors: Kevin Bray
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Turn and Burn
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7.33
1890 votes

#5 - Turn and Burn

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/17/2008

While Michael's new handler asks him to locate a Tunisian counterfeiter, Sam asks him to help a woman who says she is being stalked by a drug dealer, and his mother asks him to join her in seeing a therapist.

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Hard Bargain
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7.33
1994 votes

#6 - Hard Bargain

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/23/2007

A man's fiancée is kidnapped from the house he is looking after. Meanwhile, Michael is offered information on how he can clear his burn notice.

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Trust Me
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7.34
1880 votes

#7 - Trust Me

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/24/2008

Andy, a cell-phone salesman, was conned into investing in a fake Cuban nightclub. Michael helps Andy when the people he borrowed the money from come knocking.

Directors: Paul Holahan
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Old Friends
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7.34
2067 votes

#8 - Old Friends

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/19/2007

Michael's friend, Bill, asks for the spy's help in freeing his daughter from a prostitution ring. Meanwhile, Michael dodges multiple assassination attempts.

Directors: David Solomon
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Identity
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7.34
2197 votes

#9 - Identity

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/5/2007

Michael helps Madeline's friend retrieve money from a swindler, and in return he receives information about some visitors that came to his mother's home.

Directors: Rod Hardy
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Unpaid Debts
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7.35
1972 votes

#10 - Unpaid Debts

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/2/2007

Michael discovers a surprise aboard a boat he has retrieved from Jamaican gangsters. Meanwhile, a CSS agent urges Michael to stop his investigation into who burned him.

Directors: Paul Holahan
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Family Business
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7.35
1846 votes

#11 - Family Business

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/26/2007

Michael infiltrates a family of gunrunners who are pressuring an airport supervisor and his pregnant wife. The FBI begin to put pressure on Sam to gather more information on Michael.

Directors: Sandy Bookstaver
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Breaking and Entering
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7.36
1918 votes

#12 - Breaking and Entering

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/10/2008

Having been recruited by the people who burned him, Michael's new handler, Carla, tasks him with helping a computer tech, whose wife and daughter were kidnapped, liberate some information that is guarded by mercenaries.

Directors: Paul Holahan
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Fight or Flight
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7.38
1949 votes

#13 - Fight or Flight

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/12/2007

A drug dealer is witnessed brutally beating up a man by a single mother. Oleg asks Michael to help the woman, Cara, his best waitress, after she stops showing up for work.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Noble Causes
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7.38
2246 votes

#14 - Noble Causes

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/4/2010

Michael is caught off guard by a visit from his drug dealing neighbor Sugar. But to Michael’s surprise, Sugar isn't looking for trouble; He needs Michael's help fending off a crew of notorious thieves. Meanwhile, Michael struggles with working beside an unexpected partner.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Signals and Codes
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7.39
2213 votes

#15 - Signals and Codes

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2009

A paranoid mathematician enlists Michael's help to stop the vice president of a defense firm from selling company secrets; Michael tracks down a new contact in the intelligence community.

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Truth & Reconciliation
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7.39
1751 votes

#16 - Truth & Reconciliation

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/19/2009

Michael takes on a sympathy case for a Haitian man whose daughter was murdered by a corrupt government official he believes is hiding in Miami. Michael gets closer to tracking down the person who tried to kill him.

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A Dark Road
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7.40
2290 votes

#17 - A Dark Road

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/21/2010

When a recently widowed woman hires Michael and Fiona to get her away from a group of violent con men, Michael turns to Madeline for help — but he may ask her to go too far. Meanwhile, a mysterious contact goes to extreme lengths to get Michael's attention.

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Scatter Point
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7.40
1915 votes

#18 - Scatter Point

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/7/2008

Michael poses as a safe cracker to help out a reformed ex-con who is unwillingly part of a heist, and tries to sneak into the heavily-guarded office of his handler. Meanwhile, Sam gets an unexpected proposition from his girlfriend.

Directors: Rod Hardy
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Bad Blood
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7.40
1833 votes

#19 - Bad Blood

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/14/2008

When someone's suspected of embezzling from a hip-hop mogul's charity, Michael attempts to trick the thief into stealing a larger sum.

Directors: Bronwen Hughes
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Broken Rules
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7.44
1855 votes

#20 - Broken Rules

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/9/2007

Michael works to rid a community in little Havana of a crime boss, all the while baiting Jason Bly at the risk of his family and friends.

Directors: Tim Matheson
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Partners In Crime
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7.45
2577 votes

#21 - Partners In Crime

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/18/2010

Sam convinces Michael to investigate a robbery at a chic fashion house, but they quickly realize the world of design isn't always pretty. Meanwhile, Michael and Fiona gain the trust of a Polish intelligence officer to get information on an unlisted "black flight," transporting dangerous cargo.

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Friends and Family
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7.46
2448 votes

#22 - Friends and Family

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/4/2009

Michael is bailed out of jail by an old friend who asks for his help in return.

Directors: Tim Matheson
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Made Man
star
7.47
2538 votes

#23 - Made Man

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/17/2010

When dangerous mobsters threaten a port worker, Michael takes on the case. With Jesse, Michael also looks for intel on an underground-artillery operation.

Directors: Tim Matheson
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Friends Like These
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7.47
2217 votes

#24 - Friends Like These

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2009

Barry enlists Michael's help in tracking down his money-laundering client list, which has been stolen by a vicious thief. Michael goes after the thief, only to find that there's a lot more to the situation than he realized. Fiona tries to be supportive of Michael's efforts to reconnect with the intelligence community, but she and Michael find that their differences on the subject may not be reconcilable.

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Fearless Leader
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7.48
2202 votes

#25 - Fearless Leader

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/25/2009

Michael gets a hold of a crime lord who seems to be the prime suspect in a Miami PD investigation, so he wants to hand him over in return for being left alone.

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