The Sixth Season of Burn Notice begins with Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) in prison and Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) provisionally back to work with the CIA chasing down Anson (Jere Burns) and trying to earn Fi her freedom. By the season ends Michael will be presented with the opportunity he would have killed for in the show’s First Season but here it will cost him dearly.
Highlights of the season include an out of control Michael in the season premiere, the return of Kristanna Loken as Anson’s stooge Rebecca, the return of Barry (Paul Tei) and the death of Michael’s brother, and Michael working with Card (John C. McGinley) and the CIA to find Tyler Gray (Kenny Johnson). The second-half of the season puts Michael, Fi, Sam (Bruce Campbell), and Jesse (Coby Bell) on the run from Olivia Riley (Sonja Sohn) after Card’s death and forced to crash with smuggler Calvin Schmidt (Patton Oswalt), Sam getting shot, and the season finale where the fallout of Michaels actions force him to accept a deal to keep his friends and family out of prison.
Given the season’s various twists and turns (Fi in prison, the death of Nate, Sam getting shot, and the entire team on the run from the U.S. Government, and a deadly new adversary in Tyler Gray), the Sixth Season turns out to be one of the show’s best. The four-disc collection includes all 18 episodes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and audio commentary for the “Shock Wave” by writer Matt Nix, director Renny Harlin, Donovan, and Campbell.
[20th Century Fox, $49.98]