Burn Notice

Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his team of spies for hire close out the first half of Burn Notice's fourth season with a bang — and a cliff-hanger — as they deal with the threat posed by Robert Patrick's arrival last week.

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The Terminator 2: Judgment Day star plays the powerful CEO of a telecommunications company involved in funding shady covert activities. Now in Miami and backed by a small army, he's on a mission to retrieve his ciphered bible from Mikey. "I think what's fun about [the episode] is Michael finds himself working simultaneously for and against both his enemies and his friends," says creator Matt Nix, who wrote and directed this episode.

And while our hero usually manages to keep several balls in the air at once with ease, it sounds like he may be at risk for dropping them. Teases Nix, "Most of the time Michael's plans go pretty well. In this case he's up against some big adversaries, and not all of his plans go as well as he would hope. That creates some pretty big problems. I would say, at the end of the summer season, don't expect everything to be wrapped up in a neat bow." As if!

Burn Notice airs Thursday at 9/8c on USA.

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