Burn Notice 4×07 — “Past & Future Tense”: Well, this wasn’t my favorite episode of Burn Notice. The Burt Reynolds appearance wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. He looked very old and slow, which made it his action scenes pretty laughable. I realize the dude is 74 years old, so I’m not knocking him. He’s far more mobile than I would be at that age. I’m just not sure why the writers thought it would be smart to write action scenes for him, ya know? I wouldn’t have been so disappointed except for the fact that is guest starring role was hyped so much. Oh, well.
I didn’t even understand the job of the week very well. Why would Michael think the Russian team was out to get him? And what was with that one spy Alexi anyway? He cracked rather quickly under Sam’s interrogation, didn’t he? I expected a trained spy on an elite team to be able to hold out much longer. What a wuss!
What about that house the Russians invaded? I kind of missed the setup because I was too bored by then, so I don’t know whose house it was. But let’s just say I hope he had tv insurance, computer insurance, home insurance, and every other kind of insurance available, because the Russians really did a number on that place.
And how about the excuse the writers came up with to explain the dead Russian? Like anyone would believe that a U.S. Congressman single-handedly stopped a group of four trained assassins? Or like that wouldn’t turn into a major incident that would need explanations from an embassy or two? Uh huh.
Even the Fi and Jesse storyline was stupid. It’s funny how quickly and easily they were able to get to Jesse’s boss. Why is it that other “spies” all suck at their jobs and are easily caught, broken, trapped, etc. but Michael, Fi, Sam, and Jesse are always 10 steps ahead? That gets a bit old after a while. It would be nice for Mike to come up against a worthy opponent for a change.