In “Burn Notice” Season 4 Episode 11 “Blind Spot,” Michael and Jesse, having gotten the name of the Evil Rich Guy, played in the episode by Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, The X Files), who is behind the latest conspiracy now intend to reel him in.
Spoilers surely follow.
Michael and Jesse give the Evil Rich Guy a ring. The upshot is that Michael and Jesse inform him, “we’ve got your Bible code, Evil Rich Guy, so we’d like you to come down to Miami to bargain for it.”
Anticipating that the Evil Rich Guy, being an Evil Rich Guy, would not be in the mood to bargain, Michael and Jesse set a trap. The trap catches a US Army Colonel working on his off hours. After a while, the Bad Colonel is let loose with a message to the Evil Rich Guy. We really would like you to come down and bargain like a nice Evil Rich Guy.
In the meantime, Fi has a job concerning a widow woman who was seduced out of her life’s savings by a suave, charming British piece of work named Charles, who makes a living separating women from their money by sleeping with them. This sort of thing calls for one of the talents of Sam Axe.
The attempt to charm his way into Charles’ good graces fails. After restraining Fi from dealing with Charles with deadly force, Sam decides on guile. Drug Charles, make him think he went on a spending spree, and then watch as he accesses his off shore accounts. Then the accounts can be hacked, drained, and closed, the proceeds distributed to Charles’ victims.
The scheme works, up to a point. Charles certainly believes he went on a bender and did silly things like buy a late-model Bentley. But it turns out that Charles uses a money manager who doesn’t remember giving Charles any cash to play with.
Things get worse. The money manager also handles less savory things for Charles. Having found out that the widow woman had hired detectives, the money manager decides to send a couple of well-armed thugs to terminate her with extreme prejudice. It’s a wonder that Fi, who is already pumped to kill Charles, only used a bean bag round to incapacitate them.
This inspires Sam to try a variant of the previous scheme. This time, Charles wakes up with a bloody bat in his hand and a burning boat nearby. Sam convinces him that he has done a bad, bad thing, that is to say, killed the widow woman himself. Now Charles is persuaded to blackmail a million or so dollars out of the money manager to “make things go away.” Then Charles is separated from the money and allowed to walk away to deal with the wrath of the assassin-hiring money manager.
In the meantime, Evil Rich Guy is in Miami, claiming he is willing to deal, but also having 15 well-trained men with him in order to-well-deal.
Now here is the awful twist. Jesse has finally figured things out. While Michael wiped the recording for one security camera, he failed to do so for another across the street. Jesse now knows that Michael burned him and he and his friends covered it up.
We have seen Fi express anger, passion, even sadness. But hitherto we have never seen fear from Fi, as Jesse stuck a gun in her face. And, perhaps, more than a little bit of shame.
Good bye, Fi.
Instead of a gunshot, Fi hears the door opening and closing. Everything is changed and all is chaos.
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