Michael Westen is steamed -- or, more precisely, burned. His career as a spy ends when he gets a "burn notice," the covert equivalent of a pink slip. Stuck in his hometown of Miami, he intends to find out who did this to him and why, although that's not easy to do: With the burn notice attached to his name, he is cut off from his usual contacts and has to fly under the radar of the intelligence network lest he tip off his secret enemy. So it's a good thing he can rely on help from Fiona, his ex-girlfriend and IRA spy, and his friend Sam, also a former spy. Then there's Madeline, Michael's mother, a hypochondriac but probably not a spy.
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Michael must regain the trust of those closest to him in order to finish what he started; James tries to make him pay for his betrayal.
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Michael must expose his identity to James and Sonya; Fiona, Sam and Jesse form a plan to retrieve Michael.
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Michael is conflicted over the mission; Michael and Sonya travel to Mexico to help James; Strong hires mercenaries.
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Michael learns an old friend is digging up secrets; Sam and Jesse become involved in a street war after Fiona's boyfriend is targeted.
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Michael questions his motives when he is assigned to take down a drug smuggler; Fiona and Jesse want to learn more about the organization's leader.
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Michael is captured by the very organization he is trying to take down, and could reveal damaging secrets when he is drugged.
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Michael and Fiona pose as hackers to steal information for Sonya; Sam and Jesse help Barry find a former girlfriend.
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Michael and a former Russian operative must outwit a counterintelligence expert; Strong makes Fiona an offer.
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Michael tries to learn about Burke's underground network; Fiona and Madeline must frame a corrupt Russian bureaucrat for treason.
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Michael returns to Miami to track down someone who is trying to blow his cover; Michael is forbidden from contacting his crew.
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Michael is recruited by a terrorist to steal sensitive equipment from a secured defense facility; Sam and Jesse search for answers.
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Michael realizes that Riley sent the cartel to assassinate him. To eliminate her, the team tries to expose her corruption.
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Michael tries to leave the country with his team; Riley brings a CIA strike team; Jesse is captured and Sam is badly wounded.
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Michael is caught between a smuggler and his former client who is bent on revenge.
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Michael sells technology to a thief; Sam is dragged into a high-stakes robbery; Madeline asks a favor of Barry.
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Michael and the team have to find a discrete way to get out of the country; He allows himself to be captured to save a hapless smuggler.
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Michael becomes the target of a CIA task force; Olivia Riley brings Sam in for questioning, and tries to use him to find Michael's whereabouts.
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Fiona's help is needed in bringing down a corrupt Miami detective.
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The crew hijack a private plane to get out of Panama, but they pick the wrong plane; Tyler Gray continues to thwart Michael's plans.
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The gang travels to Panama to take out an assassin, but their target figures out their plans and sets up a trap of his own; Madeline grills Card for answers.
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Fiona helps a CIA asset who is being targeted by a black-market businessman; Jesse and Sam infiltrate a mercenary training camp and attempt to track down a sniper.
The third time turns out to be the charm for criminal Neal Caffrey. He has been eluding FBI agent Peter Burke for years, a run that finally comes to an end with his capture. But after the resourceful prisoner escapes from a maximum-security facility, then is nabbed once again by Burke, Caffrey suggests a different end-game: In return for freedom, he'll help the Feds catch long-sought criminals. Though skeptical, Burke soon realizes that Caffrey's instincts and insight are a rare commodity. Caffrey's trusted friend and co-conspirator with ties to the criminal underworld, Mozzie, also becomes a useful source for Burke and the FBI.
Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn't just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he's a serial killer -- but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his "skills." It's a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.
Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and also writes books, has an impressive ability to read clues from victims' bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her to assist with investigations when remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that standard identification methods are useless. Brennan is teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper, who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes but who has developed respect for Brennan, both professionally and personally.
Single father Jax Teller finds his loyalty to his outlaw motorcycle club tested by his growing unease concerning the group's lawlessness. While the club protects and patrols the town of Charming, Calif., keeping drug dealers away, its activities also include a thriving -- and lucrative -- illegal arms business.
A Florida team of forensics investigators uses cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes. Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami.
Brilliant private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood uses his sophisticated lab to perform autopsies for the Miami Police Department, uncovering clues its staff couldn't see. Rosewood's partner-in-crime is tough-as-nails Detective Villa, who is both impressed with Rosewood's incredible abilities and annoyed by his incessant optimism. Rosewood's positive outlook and desire to live life to the fullest is based on a personal struggle with an array of medical issues, and the victims he encounters whose lives were abruptly shortened.