History Recap / BurnNoticeS1E5FamilyBusiness

17th May '15 10:18:02 PM Bissek
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* TheAllegedCar: The Charger ''still' doesn't work well.

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* TheAllegedCar: The Charger ''still' ''still'' doesn't work well.



** Sam also asks to lick the bowl when they're done making fake C4.

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** Sam also asks to lick the bowl when they're done making fake C4.C4 out of cake frosting.
18th Jan '14 9:48:31 AM violettglass
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20th Aug '12 8:45:48 PM TheWanderer
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Team Westen's end is the younger son, who's a bit of a playboy. Michael poses as an arms dealer looking for a distributor. He plays on the son's insecurities and uses him to learn where the Zamar's

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Team Westen's end is the younger son, son Ari, who's a bit of a playboy. Michael poses as an arms dealer looking for a distributor. He plays on the son's insecurities Ari's insecurities/family resentments and uses him to learn where the Zamar's
Zamars have a stash of weapons. Michael steals the weapon stash and has Jake tell the Zamars that the new guy that Ari introduced him to, (Michael) came around saying that he owns Jake, roughed Jake up, and tried to get information about the Zamars.

In a paranoid frenzy papa Zamar pulls the family and their operation out of Miami, figuring it's better to relocate than to try to fight a heavily armed enemy that has intel on them and they know nothing about.



The feds turned the pressure up on Sam to deliver more intel on Michael's comings and goings. This led to him planting a bug in the Charger. Fiona immediately identifies it as Sam's handiwork and Sam admits he might as well have signed his name to it. He struggles through the episode to admit this to Michael.

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The feds turned the pressure up on Sam to deliver more intel on Michael's comings and goings. This led to him planting a somewhat obvious bug in the Charger. Fiona immediately identifies it as Sam's handiwork and Sam admits he might as well have signed his name to it. He struggles through the episode to admit this to Michael.



--> '''Michael:''' Did you ever wonder how we got to the store to get groceries when dad was on a tear?

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--> '''Michael:''' -->'''Michael:''' Did you ever wonder how we got to the store to get groceries when dad was on a tear?



* BadassIsraeli: The elder Zamar and his older son. Ari, not so much, although he still has the training and an itchy trigger finger.



* ComplimentFishing: Fi spends some time talking to Michael about Debbie, the girlfriend of Ari Zamar, the younger brother, who's infatuated with Michael's international-man-of-mystery persona.
--> '''Fi:''' Admit it, you were tempted.
--> '''Michael:''' If I wanted some beautiful woman to screw up my life... I could do a lot better than Debbie.

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* ComplimentFishing: Fi spends some time talking to Michael about Debbie, the Ari's girlfriend of Ari Zamar, the younger brother, Debbie, who's infatuated with Michael's international-man-of-mystery persona.
--> '''Fi:''' -->'''Fi:''' Admit it, you were tempted.
--> '''Michael:''' -->'''Michael:''' If I wanted some beautiful woman to screw up my life... I could do a lot better than Debbie.



* GreenEyedMonster: Ari, the younger Zamar, is the jealous type.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Ari, the younger Zamar, is the jealous type.type, and nearly shoots Michael when he thinks Michael is out to seduce Debbie. (For the record, Debbie was throwing herself at him.)



* HotBlooded: Ari.



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: The elder Zamar decides that it's better to move their operation elsewhere than face a heavily armed and dangerous competent enemy.



--> '''Michael:''' Well, since they're planning on killing you if you say anything else, I'd suggest "Yes."

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--> '''Michael:''' -->'''Michael:''' Well, since they're planning on killing you if you say anything else, I'd suggest "Yes."



** In a similar vein, the youngest Zamar has insecurities about his father's approval.

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** In a similar vein, the youngest Ari Zamar has insecurities about his father's approval.approval while resenting the controls his father places on his life.
12th Jun '12 6:38:17 PM surgoshan
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* OhCrap: When Maddie learns that Nate stole Michael's wallet at the end of the episode.
12th Jun '12 6:37:31 PM surgoshan
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* AffectionatePickpocket: How Nate steals Michael's wallet at the end of the episode.


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* HeadsOrTails: How Michael and Nate settle their dispute over the Charger.
12th Jun '12 6:34:46 PM surgoshan
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Client of the Week: An airport security guard is being threatened by a family of gun-runners led by a former Mussad (Israeli intelligence) agent.

Burn Notice Arc: The feds turned the pressure up on Sam to deliver more intel on Michael's business, forcing him to plant a bug in Michael's car. Michael tells Sam to be more open with him about it in the future, and tells him where to find the burn notice directive hidden in his apartment. This stirs things up and the feds are pulled from the case, with someone more important coming into town to handle Michael.

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Client !!Client of the Week: An Week
Michael's brother, Nate, comes to him with another job. He calls from an
airport in trouble. Next thing we know, Nate's getting beaten by a foreign man in very nice clothes. He's very capable in a fight and threatens to kill Nate.

Nate took a job helping a man working
security guard is being threatened by at a small, private airport. The man, Jake, did a few favors for a family of gun-runners three men, the Zamars, who have started blackmailing him. When the little favors they've done aren't enough to make him do what they want, they threaten him. It turns out the elder Zamar is ex-Mossad, Israeli intelligence, and is training his two sons in arms dealing.

Team Westen's end is the younger son, who's a bit of a playboy. Michael poses as an arms dealer looking for a distributor. He plays on the son's insecurities and uses him to learn where the Zamar's

Meanwhile, Nate and Michael fight over ownership of the Charger. Both of them suffered at their father's hands, both worked on it, and both have a good claim to the car.

!!Burn Notice Arc
The feds turned the pressure up on Sam to deliver more intel on Michael's comings and goings. This
led by to him planting a former Mussad (Israeli intelligence) agent.bug in the Charger. Fiona immediately identifies it as Sam's handiwork and Sam admits he might as well have signed his name to it. He struggles through the episode to admit this to Michael.

Burn Notice Arc: The feds turned the pressure up on Sam to deliver more intel on Michael's business, forcing him to plant a bug in Michael's car. When he finally does, Michael tells Sam to be more open with him about it in to just come directly to him the future, next time and tells him Sam where to find the Homeland Security directive authorizing his burn notice directive hidden in (under his apartment. This stirs things up sink). When Sam hands it over, the FBI team is recalled and someone higher up the chain is tasked, though we don't learn who. Apparently, the situation was so unsettling that the feds are pulled from dropped sixty dollars on a ten dollar tab. Sam takes the case, money and begins wooing a new MrsRobinson.

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* TheAlcoholic: Implied about Michael's father.
--> '''Michael:''' Did you ever wonder how we got to the store to get groceries when dad was on a tear?
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Debbie, the younger Zamar's girlfriend, immediately falls for Michael. Hard.
* TheAllegedCar: The Charger ''still' doesn't work well.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Ari's father slaps him when he learns he ''really'' screwed up.
* {{Blackmail}}: How the Zamars put the screws to Jake. They threaten him
with someone his previous infractions, then they threaten him and his wife.
* BlindfoldedTrip: Michael is blindfolded for his trip to the Zamars' warehouse.
* ButtMonkey: Nate gets the crap kicked out of him.
* ComplimentFishing: Fi spends some time talking to Michael about Debbie, the girlfriend of Ari Zamar, the younger brother, who's infatuated with Michael's international-man-of-mystery persona.
--> '''Fi:''' Admit it, you were tempted.
--> '''Michael:''' If I wanted some beautiful woman to screw up my life... I could do a lot better than Debbie.
* {{Delinquents}}: Both Nate and Michael had troubled childhoods, though apparently Michael was far
more important coming into town ambitious about it.
* GoldDigger: Debbie tells her boyfriend she wants diamonds, apropos of nothing.
* GreenEyedMonster: Ari, the younger Zamar, is the jealous type.
* HoYay: "Michael, when you read this guy's profile, you're gonna wanna kiss me. Look, I'm not saying I'm gonna like it, I'm just saying you're gonna wanna kiss me."
* IncrediblyObviousBug: Sam plants a bug under the dashboard of the Charger and Mike and Fi immediately recognize it as his handiwork. Sam admits he might well have signed it.
* JustForFun: Michael's cover ID is "Steve Remington", gun dealer. Sam has
to handle Michael.have ''some'' fun.
** Sam also asks to lick the bowl when they're done making fake C4.
* KickTheDog: The Zamars threaten Jack's wife. She's pregnant.
** The younger Zamar, Ari, pistol whips Jack when he hesitates.
* MrsRobinson: Sam begins a new romance with a ''very'' attractive woman.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sam pretends to be a drunk, unemployed stevedore to distract the Zamar sons.
* PragmaticVillainy: "Well, next time you accept a bribe, I'd hold out for court-side seats."
--> '''Michael:''' Well, since they're planning on killing you if you say anything else, I'd suggest "Yes."
** Michael also spent his childhood stealing cars so his mother could get to the grocery store.
* StealthHiBye: Michael pulls one on screen, walking away while Ari, the younger Zamar, has his back turned.
* StuffBlowingUp: Michael demonstrates some plastic explosive to impress the younger Zamar.
* StunnedSilence: Nate's busy looking for proof their father wanted Michael to have the car, and suggests Michael's a worse screw-up than he is. Michael responds that all the crap he did was how their family got basic things like groceries. This shuts Nate up.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Michael believed his mother when she said his father wanted him to have the Charger. He gets very attached to it very quickly. Nate suffers the same issue and scraps with Michael over ownership of the car.
** It turns out that Michael's father kept notes on all his exploits. On paper, Michael's a bigger screw up than Nate; Michael stole more cars before age 12 than Nate has in his whole life.
** In a similar vein, the youngest Zamar has insecurities about his father's approval.
* WineIsClassy: "Steve Remington" and Ari spend some time bonding over expensive wines. It's how Steve introduces himself to Ari.

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12th Jun '12 12:20:39 PM surgoshan
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Client of the Week: An airport security guard is being threatened by a family of gun-runners led by a former Mussad (Israeli intelligence) agent.

Burn Notice Arc: The feds turned the pressure up on Sam to deliver more intel on Michael's business, forcing him to plant a bug in Michael's car. Michael tells Sam to be more open with him about it in the future, and tells him where to find the burn notice directive hidden in his apartment. This stirs things up and the feds are pulled from the case, with someone more important coming into town to handle Michael.
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