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.
aired 560 days ago
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.
aired 567 days ago
Michael must expose his identity to James and Sonya; Fiona, Sam and Jesse form a plan to retrieve Michael.
aired 574 days ago
Michael is conflicted over the mission; Michael and Sonya travel to Mexico to help James; Strong hires mercenaries.
aired 581 days ago
Michael learns an old friend is digging up secrets; Sam and Jesse become involved in a street war after Fiona's boyfriend is targeted.
aired 588 days ago
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.
aired 595 days ago
Michael is captured by the very organization he is trying to take down, and could reveal damaging secrets when he is drugged.
aired 602 days ago
Michael and Fiona pose as hackers to steal information for Sonya; Sam and Jesse help Barry find a former girlfriend.
aired 609 days ago
Michael and a former Russian operative must outwit a counterintelligence expert; Strong makes Fiona an offer.
aired 616 days ago
Michael tries to learn about Burke's underground network; Fiona and Madeline must frame a corrupt Russian bureaucrat for treason.
aired 623 days ago
Michael returns to Miami to track down someone who is trying to blow his cover; Michael is forbidden from contacting his crew.
aired 630 days ago
Michael is recruited by a terrorist to steal sensitive equipment from a secured defense facility; Sam and Jesse search for answers.
aired 637 days ago
Michael realizes that Riley sent the cartel to assassinate him. To eliminate her, the team tries to expose her corruption.
aired 644 days ago
Michael tries to leave the country with his team; Riley brings a CIA strike team; Jesse is captured and Sam is badly wounded.
aired 651 days ago
Michael is caught between a smuggler and his former client who is bent on revenge.
aired 665 days ago
Michael sells technology to a thief; Sam is dragged into a high-stakes robbery; Madeline asks a favor of Barry.
aired 672 days ago
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.
aired 679 days ago
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.
aired 686 days ago
Fiona's help is needed in bringing down a corrupt Miami detective.
aired 693 days ago
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.
aired 700 days ago
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.
aired 707 days ago
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.