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6th Feb '16 7:55:06 AM zerohelix
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** In the middle of the episode, there was also a great scene where Michael, still undercover as a nerd who's serving as a man-on-the-inside for a gang of pirates, sets up a boat heist for them, with team ally Virgil serving as the boat captain. When he finds out at the last minute that the gang plans to kill Virgil, he improvises a plan with just a few seconds of planning: He first demands a gun ("there might be people shooting, I wanna be able to shoot back!"), then gets to Virgil before they can, fake-panics and fires ''near'' (but not at) Virgil. Virgil, given no other warning except "Go with this," executes his part and fakes being shot without a hitch.

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** In the middle of the episode, there was also a great scene where Michael, still undercover as a nerd who's serving as a man-on-the-inside for a gang of pirates, sets up a boat heist for them, with team ally Virgil serving as the boat captain. When he finds out at the last minute that the gang plans to kill Virgil, he improvises a plan with just a few seconds of planning: He first demands a gun ("there ("There might be people shooting, I wanna be able to shoot back!"), then gets to Virgil before they can, fake-panics and fires ''near'' (but not at) Virgil. Virgil, given no other warning except "Go with this," executes his part and fakes being shot without a hitch.



* "Bad Breaks" is pretty much a whirlpool of awesome for everyone. The woman Sam's courting seems largely unfazed by his side job, Bly's return, [[spoiler:Michael using the baddie's tools and random stuff found in a bank office against them to the point that they think the bank is literally cursed, Sam's bluff as a scary underground criminal king pin, Michael's quiet little speech[[note]]''"There's a place between life and death, it's amazing how long a man can linger there."''[[/note]], and Fi blowing up the truck and then sipping coffee.]]

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* "Bad Breaks" is pretty much a whirlpool of awesome for everyone. The woman Sam's courting seems largely unfazed by his side job, Bly's return, [[spoiler:Michael using the baddie's tools and random stuff found in a bank office against them to the point that they think the bank is literally cursed, Sam's bluff as a scary underground criminal king pin, Michael's quiet little speech[[note]]''"There's speech,[[note]]''"There's a place between life and death, it's amazing how long a man can linger there."''[[/note]], "''[[/note]] and Fi blowing up the truck and then sipping coffee.]]



[{{Beat}}, as Michael leans forward as if to close the door.]\\
--> '''Michael''': ...I'll take my chances. [[[spoiler: He jumps out of the helicopter.]]]
* Sam and Michael's reverse-interrogation of a diamond smuggler who's kidnapped a little boy in 3x02, "Questions and Answers". [[spoiler: Sam plays a corrupt cop who enlists the kidnapper to "help him interrogate" a druggie who supposedly has information about a plan to double-cross the kidnapper. Michael is the druggie. The actual interrogation is one big masterful game of XanatosSpeedChess between Michael and Sam pretty much making the entire thing up on the spot, culminating in Michael "escaping" to save the boy and Sam [[MexicanStandoff tricking]] the kidnappers into shooting each other.]]
** That episode also had a Crowning Moment for the ''client'' (the boy's father, whom the kidnappers were trying to leverage into giving them info to pull off a heist): [[spoiler: The father has to set up a meeting with the kidnapper so that Sam and Mike can ID the guy. One glance in the wrong direction, and the kidnapper might realize he's being watched. The father--a civilian with NO training in withstanding forceful methods--takes a beating without slipping up; the only person he looks at is the kidnapper, and the determined look on his face as he looks in the kidnapper in the eye and tells him he's told no one is downright inspiring. Michael's voice over even comments on it with a tone of respect. Some PapaWolf methods are subtler than others.]]

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[{{Beat}}, ({{Beat}}, as Michael leans forward as if to close the door.]\\
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'''Michael''': ...I'll take my chances. [[[spoiler: He [[spoiler: (He jumps out of the helicopter.]]]
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* Sam and Michael's reverse-interrogation of a diamond smuggler who's who kidnapped a little boy in 3x02, "Questions and Answers". [[spoiler: Sam plays a corrupt cop who enlists the kidnapper to "help him interrogate" a druggie who supposedly has information about a plan to double-cross the kidnapper. Michael is the druggie. The actual interrogation is one big masterful game of XanatosSpeedChess between Michael and Sam pretty much making the entire thing up on the spot, culminating in Michael "escaping" to save the boy and Sam [[MexicanStandoff tricking]] the kidnappers into shooting each other.]]
** That episode also had a Crowning Moment for the ''client'' (the boy's father, whom the kidnappers were trying to leverage into giving them info to pull off a heist): [[spoiler: The father has to set up a meeting with the kidnapper so that Sam and Mike can ID the guy. One glance in the wrong direction, and the kidnapper might realize he's being watched. The father--a father, a civilian with NO training in withstanding forceful methods--takes methods, takes a beating without slipping up; the up. The only person he looks at is the kidnapper, and the determined look on his face as he looks in the kidnapper him in the eye and tells him he's told no one no-one is downright inspiring. Michael's voice over even comments on it with a tone of respect. Some PapaWolf methods are subtler than others.]]



** Indeed. Madeline Westen proved where her son's awesome-genes came from in that scene. As Michael said in a season 2 ep, "Violence perceived is violence achieved."

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** Indeed. Madeline Westen proved where her son's awesome-genes came from in that scene. As Michael said in a season 2 ep, episode, "Violence perceived is violence achieved."



-->'''Michael''': [[spoiler: Fiona's not my past.]]

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-->'''Michael''': --->'''Michael''': [[spoiler: Fiona's not my past.]]



-->'''"Luis"''': ''(snaps fingers, wall blows open to reveal a drug van)'' That one.

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-->'''"Luis"''': ''(snaps ''(Snaps fingers, wall blows open to reveal a drug van)'' That one.



-->'''Rincon''': Go to hell.
-->'''"Luis"''': Come with me.

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-->'''Rincon''': --->'''Rincon''': Go to hell.
-->'''"Luis"''': --->'''"Luis"''': Come with me.



-->'''Sam:''' ''(Alexi, a Spetsnaz operative he's interrogating, spits at his feet.)'' Oh, I get it. Yeah, I could slap you around all day, and you're still not gonna talk, are you? ''(Alexi smiles smugly)'' You know Michael Westen? ''(Cue Mike walking up to Alexi from his side)'' Is he your target?\\

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-->'''Sam:''' --->'''Sam:''' ''(Alexi, a Spetsnaz operative he's interrogating, spits at his feet.)'' Oh, I get it. Yeah, I could slap you around all day, and you're still not gonna talk, are you? ''(Alexi smiles smugly)'' You know Michael Westen? ''(Cue Mike walking up to Alexi from his side)'' Is he your target?\\



'''Sam:''' I don't know about that. ''(Mike shows Alexi his license)''\\

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'''Sam:''' I don't know about that. ''(Mike shows Alexi his license)''\\license.)''\\



'''Mike:''' ''(In Russian)'' Do you have a brother? I shot a man once...who looked like you. In Kiev. In '93 I think. I'm sure you heard about it. The Spetsnaz team...that tried to sell a warhead. Nobody...ever saw them...again. ''(OhCrap look from Alexi)'' That was a good winter for me. ''(laughs)''

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'''Mike:''' ''(In Russian)'' Do you have a brother? I shot a man once... who looked like you. In Kiev. In '93 I think. I'm sure you heard about it. The Spetsnaz team... that tried to sell a warhead. Nobody... ever saw them...them... again. ''(OhCrap look from Alexi)'' That was a good winter for me. ''(laughs)''''(Laughs.)''



-->'''Michael''': I'm Michael Westen.
-->'''Russian''': ''(OhCrap expression)''
-->'''Michael''': [[TheDreaded Yeah, that one.]]

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-->'''Michael''': --->'''Michael''': I'm Michael Westen.
-->'''Russian''': --->'''Russian''': ''(OhCrap expression)''
-->'''Michael''': --->'''Michael''': [[TheDreaded Yeah, that one.]]



-->'''Michael''': You never heard of me because I've never been caught. I've never been caught because I'm careful. That means if a junkie loser comes to me with a deal, I'm smart enough to kill him before he starts jawing off. Just like when a dirty cop comes to me with a deal, that dirty cop doesn't get to walk away! ("Tosses lighter into a ring of gasoline, surrounding the pair within a wall of fire")

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-->'''Michael''': You never heard of me because I've never been caught. I've never been caught because I'm careful. That means if a junkie loser comes to me with a deal, I'm smart enough to kill him before he starts jawing off. Just like when a dirty cop comes to me with a deal, that dirty cop doesn't get to walk away! ("Tosses lighter into a ring of gasoline, surrounding the pair within a wall of fire")fire.")



*** Can't forget [[spoiler: her attempt to sacrifice herself so her son won't come save her, lying about her condition]]

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*** Can't forget [[spoiler: her attempt to sacrifice herself so her son won't come save her, lying about her condition]]condition]].



-->'''Bly:''' How can you tell?
-->'''Fiona:''' Because I know explosions. And I know Michael.

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-->'''Bly:''' --->'''Bly:''' How can you tell?
-->'''Fiona:''' --->'''Fiona:''' Because I know explosions. And I know Michael.



-->'''Jesse''': ''[sits up straighter]'' You listen to me. ''You didn't know my mom.'' ''You don't get to '''speak''' for my mom.'' You know what she would have said? '''''[[TrueCompanions You never turn your back]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship on family.]]'''''

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-->'''Jesse''': ''[sits ''(Sits up straighter]'' straighter)'' You listen to me. ''You didn't know my mom.'' ''You don't get to '''speak''' for my mom.'' You know what she would have said? '''''[[TrueCompanions You never turn your back]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship on family.]]'''''



-->'''Jesse''': ''[adamantly]'' '''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Yeah. They are.]]'''

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-->'''Jesse''': ''[adamantly]'' ''(Adamantly)'' '''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Yeah. They are.]]'''



* Michael Westen leads a motorcycle chase from the CIA on foot IN A HOSPITAL!
* Maddie in 7x03 "Down Range", when Nate's bookie tries to get $80,000 from her. With help from Fiona, she steals the bookie's safe, creates "The Charlie Westen College Fund" with bookie's money, and then blackmails him into leaving her alone by holding his ledger as collateral. She even tops it off with an awesome IronicEcho.

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* Michael Westen leads a motorcycle chase from the CIA on foot IN A HOSPITAL!
''in a hospital!''
* Maddie in 7x03 "Down Range", when Nate's bookie tries to get $80,000 from her. With help from Fiona, she steals the bookie's safe, creates "The Charlie Westen College Fund" with the bookie's money, and then blackmails him into leaving her alone by holding his ledger as collateral. She even tops it off with an awesome IronicEcho.



* Michael fighting through ''days'' of drugs, enhanced interrogation techniques, questioning, and one seriously messed-up double-bluff to prove himself worthy of joining James's organization. By the end of it, he looks like he's been through the wringer, but he stands tall and practically grins as he stares James in the face and ''continues to lie out his ass to the man.''
-->'''Michael''': You won't pull that trigger...because I'm here. I have no reason to run, and I have nothing to hide.

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* Michael fighting through ''days'' of drugs, enhanced interrogation techniques, questioning, and one seriously messed-up double-bluff to prove himself worthy of joining James's James' organization. By the end of it, he looks like he's been through the wringer, but he stands tall and practically grins as he stares James in the face and ''continues to lie out his ass to the man.''
-->'''Michael''': You won't pull that trigger... because I'm here. I have no reason to run, and I have nothing to hide.
18th Dec '15 3:41:59 PM acdc827
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** Michael was something of a legend pre-burning, so much so that foreign intel agencies (particularly the Russians) figured he didn't exist, that he was either a code name used by a group, or something along the lines of the boogeyman. Whenever this is brought up (and subsequently shot down) is generally a CMOA.

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** Michael was something of a legend pre-burning, so much so that foreign intel agencies (particularly the Russians) figured he didn't exist, that he was either a code name used by a group, or something along the lines of the boogeyman. group. Whenever this is brought up (and subsequently shot down) is generally a CMOA.CMOA.
-->'''Sam:''' ''(Alexi, a Spetsnaz operative he's interrogating, spits at his feet.)'' Oh, I get it. Yeah, I could slap you around all day, and you're still not gonna talk, are you? ''(Alexi smiles smugly)'' You know Michael Westen? ''(Cue Mike walking up to Alexi from his side)'' Is he your target?\\
'''Alexi:''' You joke. Everyone in Russian Special Forces has heard the name Westen. He's like the Boogeyman: not real.\\
'''Sam:''' I don't know about that. ''(Mike shows Alexi his license)''\\
'''Alexi:''' It's fake. You can't be.\\
'''Mike:''' ''(In Russian)'' Do you have a brother? I shot a man once...who looked like you. In Kiev. In '93 I think. I'm sure you heard about it. The Spetsnaz team...that tried to sell a warhead. Nobody...ever saw them...again. ''(OhCrap look from Alexi)'' That was a good winter for me. ''(laughs)''



--->'''Charles then Sam:''' "[[IronicEcho There's nothing more pathetic]][[HoistByHisOwnPetard than a bitch who doesn't know when to let go."]]

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--->'''Charles then Sam:''' "[[IronicEcho There's nothing more pathetic]][[HoistByHisOwnPetard pathetic]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard than a bitch who doesn't know when to let go.can't move on."]]
12th Jun '15 6:34:19 PM ErikModi
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* Madeline's "interrogation" of the pilot in "The Hunter". Guy withstands all of Sam's experience and Fiona's threats, but facing a very angry mom who [[BewareTheNiceOnes never, ever raises her voice]] and offers him a cigarette? Madeline walks back with the information they need.

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* Madeline's "interrogation" of the pilot in "The Hunter". Guy withstands all of Sam's experience and Fiona's threats, but facing a very angry mom who [[BewareTheNiceOnes never, ever raises her voice]] and offers him a cigarette? Madeline walks back with the information they need. Sam and Fi's dumbfounded looks when she walks calmly back into the kitchen (while they're still arguing over how to break the guy) would be epic enough, but her follow-up line just pushes it over into CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
--> Madeline: Now, are you going to go rescue my son, or do I have to do that, too?
12th Jun '15 6:29:42 PM ErikModi
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--> Sam: You can hit me all day, Mike, but I'm not moving until you get your head on straight.
** Sam's a tough guy, but not many people can take a Michael Westen beating and remain standing, let alone stick to their principle.
28th Apr '15 12:39:12 PM nombretomado
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Come on guys, it's ''BurnNotice''. It has Creator/BruceCampbell and StuffBlowingUp! What's more awesome than that?

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Come on guys, it's ''BurnNotice''.''Series/BurnNotice''. It has Creator/BruceCampbell and StuffBlowingUp! What's more awesome than that?
14th Oct '14 9:13:08 PM conchshellthegeek7
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-->'''Rincon''': Go to hell.
-->'''"Luis"''': Come with me.
10th Jul '14 7:02:55 PM Lightning4119
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-->'''Jesse''': ''[sits up straighter]'' You listen to me. ''You didn't know my mom.'' ''You don't get to '''speak''' for my mom.'' You know what she would have said? You never turn your back on family.

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-->'''Jesse''': ''[sits up straighter]'' You listen to me. ''You didn't know my mom.'' ''You don't get to '''speak''' for my mom.'' You know what she would have said? '''''[[TrueCompanions You never turn your back back]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship on family.]]'''''
24th Apr '14 12:34:38 AM Lightning4119
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* Michael fighting through ''days'' of drugs, enhanced interrogation techniques, questioning, and one seriously messed-up double-bluff to prove himself worthy of joining James's organization. By the end of it, he looks like he's been through the wringer, but he stands tall and practically grins as he stares James in the face and ''continues to lie out his ass to the man.''
-->'''Michael''': You won't pull that trigger...because I'm here. I have no reason to run, and I have nothing to hide.
-->'''James''': I wish I could believe you.
-->'''Michael''': Oh, you can. You can question me, drug me, torture me, it won't matter. ''Because I know who I am.''
17th Apr '14 9:39:04 PM Lightning4119
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* Michael Westen leads a motorcycle chase from the CIA on foot IN A HOSPITAL!



-->'''Riley''': Think about what your mom would tell you. Wouldn't she say, 'find the man who killed me, son'? Find him?

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-->'''Riley''': Think about what your mom would tell you. Wouldn't she say, 'find the man who killed me, son'? son? Find him?him?'


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** Team Westen allows their prisoner to call out so they can find Jesse. They trace the call, but when they're tying up their prisoner he manages to take down both Michael and Fiona. Then a badly wounded Sam manages to make it off the couch and gets the drop on him.
* Michael Westen leads a motorcycle chase from the CIA on foot IN A HOSPITAL!
17th Apr '14 9:33:47 PM Lightning4119
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-->'''Jesse''': ''[sits up straighter]'' You listen to me. You didn't know my mom. You don't get to ''speak'' for my mom. You know what she would have said? You never turn your back on family.
-->'''Riley''': These people aren't you family, Jesse.

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-->'''Jesse''': ''[sits up straighter]'' You listen to me. You ''You didn't know my mom. You mom.'' ''You don't get to ''speak'' '''speak''' for my mom. mom.'' You know what she would have said? You never turn your back on family.
-->'''Riley''': These people aren't you your family, Jesse.
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