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Review -- Burn Notice: "Better Halves"
Ariel Ponywether
Ariel Ponywether has been a fan of The Simpsons since the first time Bart was ten. 
By Ariel Ponywether
Published on 09/3/2011

While Michael and Fiona pose as a married couple to extract a bioweapons expert for Pearce (and do a wonderfully ludicrous tango), Sam and Jesse try to entrap the true killer of Max. Also Mike wrestles a guy half-naked in a steam room.  Y'know, for the ladies.

We'll meet right over by this ketchup stain.

Michael and Fiona head to a tropical island together to extract a bioweapons expert for Agent Pearce.Meanwhile, Jesse and Sam extract information from an arms dealer to get the goods on Max’s assassin.

I’ve heard this one touted on various forums as the ‘best episode ever’, and I can see why that appellation has been used.A smartly-edited action slam-bang, with perfectly placed humor (that tango scene!), “Better Halves” is sensual and light-hearted while giving just enough space for the surprisingly serious Sam and Jesse subplot.Charisma Carpenter works very well as a disgruntled, lonely trophy wife who just wants her guy to pay attention to her, and who eventually emerges from her shell thanks to Fiona.Even though most of the universe is sick of the Mike/Fi see-saw, at least they both had compelling reasons to feel the way they did, as Michael was focused on finally clearing his name and Fiona wanted some sort of alone time with him due to her insecurity about the relationship.But when it counts, they’re one singular, solid, fearless unit, as amply displayed by the dueling guns scene.

Well, the chips are down for the season finale, with Pearce trying to take in Michael and his team as accomplices to Max’s murder and Sam and Jesse holding the assassin at bay.I sense it’s going to be a long fall as we wait for November.

Thumbs Up.