Burn Notice (2007–2013)
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Desperate Times 

Madeline confronts Michael's mentor, Tom Card. The team runs into trouble as they head to Panama to track down an assassin.


Renny Harlin


Matt Nix (creator), Craig S. O'Neill (as Craig O'Neill) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Jeffrey Donovan ... Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Fiona Glenanne
Coby Bell ... Jesse Porter
Bruce Campbell ... Sam Axe
Sharon Gless ... Madeline Westen
John C. McGinley ... Tom Card
Kenny Johnson ... Tyler Gray
Chad L. Coleman ... Brady Pressman
Moyses Gabin Moyses Gabin ... Hulking Guard
Patti Gardner Patti Gardner ... Secretary


Mike musters the team to go after Nate's killer, master sniper Tyler Gray. Former CIA mentor Tom Card has him NSA-located in Panama and arranges an unofficial trip there, with the fatal mission's former HQ handler, Brady Pressman, for once volunteering for field work. Back home, grieving mother Weston blackmails him to disclose the context of Nate's death. In Panama, Mike's team walks into one trap after the other. They still catch Tyler, who points out a chilling truth. Written by KGF Vissers

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Fabrik Entertainment See more »
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Did You Know?


Card refers to Sam as "Mr. Chin, whatever his name is." Bruce Campbell, who plays Sam, is well known in Hollywood for his chin and wrote an autobiography titled "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor." See more »


When everyone is jumping from one roof to the other, stunt doubles are clearly seen taking the place of the actors as evident by mismatched body size. See more »


Sam Axe: I like it.
Jesse Porter: Of course you do. You're not the one trying to outrun a sniper in hobo shoes, Sam.
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Desperate Measures - but why ?
24 August 2012 | by sujay-sharma006See all my reviews

Summer finale was truly outstanding!! So first Anson had been the antagonist for the whole shadow spy network , what happened to his "Management" Friend ? It sure seems like Tom Card is a puppet ,he doesn't appeal to be the one pulling the strings, damn isn't there anyone you can trust in Burn Notice?Story so far has been pretty intricate and has a good script ,it seems to run along the lines of Prison Break . Extremely curious to know what the episodes unfold this November , hoping that they have a good angle to the events so far. Great Direction indeed,though Michael Western's Character seems more of the aggressive and desperate type this season , relative to the other 5 this season has very less of the whole Former Spy aiding desperate people.

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