In “Burn Notice,” Season 4, Episode 4 “Breach of Faith,” Fi and Jesse find themselves on the fun-filled island paradise of the Bahamas, on the trail for information on a dead arms dealer who was, as such people are, up to no good.
Spoilers surely follow.
While Fi vamps an assistant coroner, Jesse appears as an outraged boyfriend and, in the ensuing scuffle, Fi snatches the key to the examination room. A quick break-and-entry later, and the dead arms dealer’s coroner’s report is acquired. A nice police chase and a getaway by boat ensues.
Michael is quite happy to receive the report. Jesse proves himself to be the delightful subordinate who can anticipate his superior’s needs before the superior knows of them. One of Sam’s buddies, this one at Homeland Security, yields a name and an address. Off Jesse and Fi go for some more breaking-and-entering.
Meanwhile, Sam has a favor to ask Michael. Another buddy, this one in charge of a charity for the families of fallen soldiers, has lost all the charity’s money in an investment scam. Could Michael offer some advice over ribs?
This had better not be a job, Michael grouses.
Na, Sam assures, won’t take half a day.
But, it turns out that the charity guy is headed over to the scam artist with a gun to explain why people who steal from the families of the heroic dead are lower than pond scum.
This is beginning to look like a job, Michael sighs. One gets the impression that the intrepid Michael Weston is coming to view these little assistances to the deserving as a distraction to his real mission in life, getting both him and Jesse unburned.
Things spiral further out of control, leaving Michael and Sam involved in a hostage situation, except this time as one of the hostage takers. There are regiments of police outside, Michael, Sam, Michael’s friend the charity guy, the scam artist, and the scam artist’s secretary inside. How to resolve the situation with everyone walking out alive and, with any luck, the guilty punished?
In the meantime, Jesse and Fi are stymied breaking-and-entering the dead arms dealer’s house by a hard-to-pick lock and a nosy neighbor. More about the neighbor anon.
Michael is somewhat at a loss as to how to resolve the hostage crisis satisfactorily. He is able to prove that the scam artist is indeed a scam artist, but that his secretary is innocent. The police are about to perform a forced entry, so there are minutes only to come up with a solution.
But, what if the police break in to find the scam artist holding a gun on the rest? Would they not conclude that the scam artist is the bad guy, and the rest innocent? The scamster will plead otherwise, but who is going to believe a man who steals from the families of the honored dead?
And, sure enough, Michael Weston pulls it off once again. Why the government burned such an asset, God alone knows.
Meanwhile, back at the home of the dead arms dealer, Michael and Jesse find two things. One is a high density computer tape. The other is the fact that the nosy neighbor is the one who killed the arms dealer, and is now on the run. Oh goody, another femme fatale for Michael Weston to deal with.
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