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13th Mar '17 11:23:36 PM creader
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* RealLifeRelative: Nate's wife in "Enemies Closer" was played by Seth Petersen's real life wife.



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* [[{{Satan}} El Diablo]]: Michael dresses the part in "Friendly Fire".

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* [[{{Satan}} El Diablo]]: {{Satan}}: Michael dresses the part in "Friendly Fire".



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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance, potentially.

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance, potentially.WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Potentially.



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* [[YouRemindMeOfX You Remind Me Of Me]]: Michael never quite says it, but his last interactions with Joey in ''Shot in the Dark'' are all about this, including when they both lean on Michael's car the exact same way and in the same pose.

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* [[YouRemindMeOfX You Remind Me Of Me]]: YouRemindMeOfX: Michael never quite says it, but his last interactions with Joey in ''Shot in the Dark'' are all about this, including when they both lean on Michael's car the exact same way and in the same pose.



* YourCostumeNeedsWork: A variant on this in "Long Way Back": Michael pretends to be Irish so Fiona's brother Sean will trust him. When he needs to pose as an American arms dealer, he drops the Irish accent, telling Sean he's pretended to be American before. Sean's response: "The accent's a bit dodgy."

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: A variant on this in "Long Way Back": Michael pretends to be Irish so Fiona's brother Sean will trust him. When he needs to pose as an American arms dealer, he drops the Irish accent, telling Sean he's pretended to be American before. Sean's response: "The accent's a bit dodgy.""
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6th Mar '17 8:15:15 AM Kalaong
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-->''Jesse'': You're not my mother. You don't get to speak for her.
-->''[[spoiler: Riley]]'':Why are you protecting them? They're not your family.
-->''Jesse'': Yes. They are.
* TryAndFollow

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-->''Jesse'': You're not my mother. You don't get to speak for her.
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her.\\
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Riley]]'':Why are you protecting them? They're not your family.
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family.\\
''Jesse'':
Yes. They are.
* TryAndFollowTryAndFollow: Monologued.
-->"But in the end, sometimes making an escape is just about being willing to do what the guy chasing you won't. Like jumping off a building."
11th Jan '17 3:07:55 PM Dalantia
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** What was on Kendra's data drive?
28th Nov '16 7:01:34 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: On the penultimate episode of the second season, Victor calls Michael "an enigma wrapped in a schizophrenic."
21st Nov '16 12:02:09 PM DrNoPuma
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* WrongRestaurant: A memorable incident in the episode "[[Recap/BurnNoticeS1E11DeadDrop Dead Drop]]" involves Sam and Fiona BS-ing the guard at a defense contractor that they think the building is a restaurant and telling him they have a reservation, all so that Michael can get over the fence and disarm a bomb on their client's car.
3rd Aug '16 5:19:57 AM longWriter
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* StrictlyFormula: Someone comes to Michael who needs...extralegal assistance. Michael goes to Fiona and Sam to help him out. He'll usually have to go through plans A through C, with a little bit of IndyPloy, before saving the Client Of The Week, often while having to work around the client's [[StopHelpingMe well-intentioned "assistance"]]. Plan C often culminates in CrowningMomentOfAwesome serving up a heaping helping of the Westen family recipe for LaserGuidedKarma to the bad guy, followed by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming from the grateful client. The MythArc tends to be a lot more chaotic, usually merging with the usual plot in the season finales.

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* StrictlyFormula: Someone comes to Michael who needs...extralegal assistance. Michael goes to Fiona and Sam to help him out. He'll usually have to go through plans A through C, with a little bit of IndyPloy, before saving the Client Of The Week, often while having to work around the client's [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance well-intentioned "assistance"]]. Plan C often culminates in CrowningMomentOfAwesome serving up a heaping helping of the Westen family recipe for LaserGuidedKarma to the bad guy, followed by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming from the grateful client. The MythArc tends to be a lot more chaotic, usually merging with the usual plot in the season finales.
18th Jul '16 9:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the season 4 finale, with [[spoiler: [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Brennan]] and [[AxCrazy "Dead" Larry]]]] working together, the only question is who will turn on the other first. [[spoiler: Larry suddenly just stabs Brennan in the chest in broad daylight while the latter was still trying to play the long game.]]

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** In the season 4 finale, with [[spoiler: [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Brennan]] Brennan and [[AxCrazy "Dead" Larry]]]] working together, the only question is who will turn on the other first. [[spoiler: Larry suddenly just stabs Brennan in the chest in broad daylight while the latter was still trying to play the long game.]]
14th May '16 9:21:21 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: It's pretty much a modern day ''A Team'' or ''{{MacGyver}}''. It bears the most resemblance to ''Series/TheEqualizer'', except that Mike was kicked out instead of retiring.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: It's pretty much a modern day ''A Team'' or ''{{MacGyver}}''.''Series/MacGyver''. It bears the most resemblance to ''Series/TheEqualizer'', except that Mike was kicked out instead of retiring.



** Michael isn't up to date with the latest spy gadgets largely because he doesn't have the money for it, but before he was burned he spent a lot of time in places where smartphones and computers are luxuries. Once he asked a client for their yellow pages to look up the nearest [[{{MacGyvering}} hardware store]] and the guy responds, "Bro! I've got a computer!"

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** Michael isn't up to date with the latest spy gadgets largely because he doesn't have the money for it, but before he was burned he spent a lot of time in places where smartphones and computers are luxuries. Once he asked a client for their yellow pages to look up the nearest [[{{MacGyvering}} [[MacGyvering hardware store]] and the guy responds, "Bro! I've got a computer!"



* XMeetsY: ''MiamiVice'' meets ''{{MacGyver}}'', ''Series/TheATeam'' meets ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'', any number of those kind of "outsmart the enemy" shows updated for the 2000's.

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* XMeetsY: ''MiamiVice'' ''Series/MiamiVice'' meets ''{{MacGyver}}'', ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/TheATeam'' meets ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'', any number of those kind of "outsmart the enemy" shows updated for the 2000's.
30th Apr '16 5:35:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* UnwantedAssistance: Because Michael's methods tend to make things worse before they get better, multiple clients have said "Stop Helping Me" around the middle of the episode. They are appropriately grateful when things work out in the end.
26th Jan '16 10:16:35 AM Antigone3
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* SkipTheAnesthetic: In one episode, Michael gets a bullet in his back -- a ricochet, so it wasn't deep, but it wasn't something he wanted to explain to a hospital so he got his brother to dig it out. The narration indicated that it wasn't the first time Michael had dealt with third-world medicine.
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