Client of the WeekAfter Michael's attempt to get a fake ID goes sour, he turns to Lucy, the former associate who helped him in the pilot. She agrees to get him some papers in return for helping her with a job.The job is helping Evelyn find her son who's been taken by her abusive, estranged husband. They're still married and he's the father, so the police can't do anything. Michael agrees to help.Michael and Sam take a quick tour of Doug's house (Evelyn's husband), noting the bars on the window (unique for the neighborhood) and the incredibly expensive lock on the front door. After just a minute or two, men with guns come to the front door, and Sam and Michael escape by kicking out a wall-mounted AC unit. Whatever is going on is more serious than Evelyn led them to believe. A quick meeting with her shows her with a black eye, from Doug, and Michael gets more serious about the case, believing that the boy is in serious danger.Sam, taking a hint from magazines seen at Doug's home, realizes he's a serious outdoorsman and uses his connections to track Doug down at a fishing cabin he keeps out in the Keys. Michael tells Evelyn they've found Doug, and he and she head down to the Keys to confront him. On arriving, Michael gets out of the car with his gun and confronts Doug. Doug then tells Michael that "You people killed my wife; isn't that enough?" and Michael realizes that he's been the victim of a false flag operation. Doug is now the client and Michael has to get him away from the assassin pretending to be Evelyn.Unfortunately, the assassin disabled Michael's gun by removing the trigger bar spring. Fortunately, Doug's fishing shack is well-supplied with odds and ends, and Michael still has Fiona's hairpin. While the assassin paces outside, taking potshots, Michael uses the hairpin to give himself a one-shot pistol, and tapes a can of bug spray to a propane tank. With the bug spray as a makeshift fuse, the propane makes a handy, throw-able bomb, which disables Michael's car and allows him to escape with Doug in Doug's jeep.It turns out that Doug, a CPA for Greenway Cargos, had stumbled onto some very shady business practices. They were shipping weapons, ivory, people. The cops tried to get his help, but he wanted none of it. Unfortunately, Greenway didn't know that and they started snooping. Then Doug's wife caught a car-bomb meant for him; he sent his son to friends and ran. That's when Evelyn got Michael to look for him.Evelyn was using Michael as a cipher so no one in Miami would be able to point to her after Doug's death. The only loose end is Lucy, so Michael goes to look for her when he gets a call from Evelyn. The two sit down and have a chat about their shared history. He nearly caught her after she assassinated some diplomats in Istanbul seven years ago and she's been following him ever since. After he got burned, she was able to look up his history and learned about his abusive childhood, and so was able to use that against him.Evelyn offers to split the fee with Michael, but he refuses. She then tells him that she's put a cheap hit out on Lucy and makes her get-away while Michael rushes to save her from a hit and run. A short time later, patching up Lucy's skinned elbow and bruised ego, they receive a phone call from Evelyn threatening Michael's friends and family if he doesn't hand Doug over.Team Westen makes the necessary connections to get Doug into witness protection. Sam calls the US Attorney to tell him they're bringing Doug in the following morning, and he goes to protect Michael's mother, just in case. Fiona goes to prep an armed escort. Doug's job is to stay away from the windows.Michael and Fiona have a discussion about his job while prepping their guns for the next day's work. He gives her back her hairpin, now bent out of shape, and she mentions that Evelyn's helpless Distressed Damsel persona was attractive to Michael for a reason. He's not just his job. She offers to back him up in DC, but he shoots her down; it's a bad idea tactically and personally.The next morning they get Doug dressed in a flak vest and head out to get him to the US Attorney. Evelyn is on a roof drawing a bead on Doug when Michael interrupts her. She puts her gun down, puts on the zip-tie he gives her, and throws herself off the roof. She had too many enemies to survive in prison. Doug is safe.
Burn Notice ArcThe episode opens with Michael and Fiona out shopping for shoes, during which Michael takes a quick detour into a rather sketchy "Check Cashing/Passport Photos/MoneyGram" shop to get a fake ID so he can get out of Miami and up to D.C. to visit with Cowan, the man who burned him. Unfortunately, the man who runs the place recognizes Michael from a circular that went around warning people like him to stay away. The man pulls a gun, puts Michael in cuffs, and calls his friend in law enforcement. Fortunately, Fiona shows up in time to get him out of trouble.Michael still wants his false flag, so he goes to Lucy, his friend from the pilot. In return for doing a job, she agrees to get him his fake papers. The people she works with are well connected, including some fake ID artists.Michael does a job for Lucy, and she gets him his papers. The episode ends with her handing them over. She walks away as Sam walks up. Turns out Michael doesn't need his papers. Phillip Cowan has left DC and is on his way to Miami to see Michael.