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While Michael tries to help Jesse with a job at an airport, he and Madeline end up entangled in a hostage crises.Madeline tries to wrangle the passengers to safety for Michael while Michael poses as a member of the hostage takers and tries to keep the volatile leader in check.Meanwhile, Sam and Fiona kidnap an old ‘friend’ of Sam’s in the hope of decoding a half-melted hard drive Michael rescued from the fire
So this week we got our first glimpse of The Guy Who Really Killed Max.We have two episodes left in the half-season, with a November return date planned for the show.The show’s climbing back on the ball, tension-wise, when it comes to building interest in what happened to Max.Performances were solid all around, from the airport plot to the humor-filled romp with Sam and Fi.
Much of this episode’s success should be credited to Michael T. Weiss’ turn as the head of the hostage takers’ gang.He’s got a bite in this role: his performance feels like something out of a 40’s gangster picture and it’s wonderful to pay witness to.
Once again, the Michael and Madeline son-and-mom relationship is excellent and beautifully rendered, but among the regular cast, watch those Sam and Fiona scenes.They’re funny, acerbic and just this side of adorable (as adorable as a woman tasering a man can be).
“Army of One”is a fun exercise, well within Burn Notice’s usual milieu, but a fun watch .Thumbs up.
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