Burn Notice s07e13 Episode Script

Reckoning

My name is Michael Westen.
I used to be a spy until [Phone rings] We got a burn notice on you.
You're blacklisted.
[Whistles] When you're burned, you've got nothing-- no cash, no credit, no job history.
You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
- Where am I? - Miami.
You do whatever work comes your way.
You rely on anyone who's still talking to you [Laughs] A trigger-happy girlfriend Should we shoot them? An old friend who used to inform on you to the FBI You know spies-- bunch of bitchy little girls.
Family too [Phone rings] Hey, is that your mom again? If you're desperate Someone needs your help, Michael.
And a down-and-out spy you met along the way.
That's how we do it, people.
Bottom line, as long as you're burned, you're not going anywhere.
It's a deep-cover job.
We're going after the leader of a terrorist network.
I need you to bring them down no matter what.
I'm a man who's willing to go extremes to do what I feel is right.
This guy James, he's getting to you.
They all are.
I'm working with the CIA.
I gave up everything, even after they burned me, and I wasted my life.
- You have to turn me in.
- What? No.
Our work will continue.
How will it continue without a leader? I see two leaders standing right before me.
[Phone rings] Michael, where are you? James is coming to Miami.
Get your team ready.
Wait a minute.
- Son of a bitch.
- Mike switched sides.
You stay the hell out of my way, Sam.
Fi I thought you said she wouldn't be a problem.
I just need to figure this out.
There's nothing to figure out, Michael.
James is here.
I'll figure this out.
The CIA is closing in.
We have to finish this now.
If you won't do it, I will.
[Gunshot] Every spy lives in fear of losing himself.
[Echoing] The CIA is closing in.
We have to finish this now.
Do what you think is right.
When you work undercover, the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become so blurred, so grey, that after a while you don't know what you're fighting for anymore.
Michael, think of all the good things we could do together.
You end up caught in the middle as your friends become your enemies and your enemies become your friends.
If this is what you want, the man I love is gone.
If you won't do it, I will.
The man I love is gone.
Until the time comes when you're forced to make a choice.
[Gunshot] Aah! This is James Kendrick to all operatives.
Forgive me.
I have made an error.
Michael Westen has betrayed us.
He and Fiona Glenanne are on the rooftop of the facility.
Your orders are to eliminate them.
No mercy.
Sir, the CIA team is approaching.
- Is it safe to land? - No, sir.
Get us out of here.
[Door opens] [Gunshot] We have to go.
[Door opens] [Gunfire] You shouldn't have come back for me.
It's a little late for that.
I need to get you out of here, Fiona.
I'll cover you as best I-- No, I'm not running.
Fi, look out there.
They got a Humvee full of guards coming in.
We can't hold them off.
[Gunfire] Michael, those aren't guards in that Humvee.
[Tires screeching] Figured we could use a bigger ride.
Let's get the hell out of here.
Go.
Original Air Date on September 12, 2013 You're lying to protect the guy you're supposed to be taking down.
If you shut this down, you lose all hope of stopping him.
You're not just helping 'em, you're one of 'em.
So I'm asking you to trust me.
[Gunshot] All right.
I dumped the Humvee in a lot down the road.
Hopefully it won't be found until nightfall, if we're lucky.
I tossed the phones in a garbage truck heading north.
If anybody tracks 'em, they'll be digging through landfill.
We have some breathing room for now.
Yeah, Mike, um, we gotta figure out our next steps here.
You guys should just go.
My mom and Charlie should be at the rally point.
You need to get them out of Miami.
Well, what about you? I'll, uh-- I'll figure something out.
Just go.
Mike We're not leaving you here, man.
You crazy? We got problems-- Problems I caused.
Michael, you lost your way.
I betrayed the mission, Fi, and I turned on all of you.
Mike, just stop right there.
We didn't risk our necks saving you just to leave you behind.
The CIA is gonna want to know what the hell went down back there, and we need your help to sort it out.
Now, you with us? Mike, are you in? All right, good.
We should get going.
It's a long-ass walk into town.
In the field, there's nothing harder than when you let your team down.
Apologies and regrets do no good.
You all just have to move on and make the best of the situation.
Hey, you guys have prepaid cell phones? - By the window.
- Thank you.
It's crucial to stay focused to try to keep your mind off the past.
Michael, anyone coming? But there are times when that's just not possible.
- Michael? - I hesitated Back there on the roof.
After all we've been through together, I almost didn't pull that trigger.
But you did.
Why did you come back, Fi? I didn't deserve it.
I didn't do it because you deserved it.
There's no way you could have known you'd make it out alive.
I knew that if I was wrong about you It didn't matter if I got out of there alive.
[Upbeat music] Okay, I'm good.
- What the hell's all this? - Supplies.
Figured we could use some duct tape, you know? One for everyone.
Just in case.
And you're getting beer.
You realize we're on the run, right? Yes, which means this could be our last six-pack.
Okay.
Well, in that case, get something imported, 'cause I'm not drinking that crap.
[Gun clicks] Hands where I can see 'em.
What seems to be the problem here? Well, you tell me.
You're the guys that the cops are looking for.
News says there's a $50,000 reward.
Well, looks like we just hit the lottery.
Ain't that right, Marcos? [Gun clicks] [Electricity crackles, engine starts] $50,000 each, right? Hey, fellas, can we talk? Sure we can work something out.
I mean, do we look armed and dangerous to you? Hey, shut up! And the news didn't say nothing that you gotta be alive.
Yeah, I got this here bald-headed one, yeah, and the one with the chin.
What is taking Jesse and Sam so long? We got to get out of here.
Look there, the back of the store.
Oh, God, Michael, we have to get in there.
All I have in my purse is some C-4.
Our guns are empty.
We're gonna have to bluff it.
As an operative, it's your job to determine how likely a particular plan is to succeed, and if something looks like a suicide mission, to call it off.
YeahThat's the plan.
Let's go in and bluff.
Yeah.
Of course, that only matters if you care if you live or die.
Michael, what are you doing? Michael! Michael, open the door! Michael! [Tires screeching] Ooh! [Gunshots] [Grunts] Stay down.
Jesus, Mike.
You all right? [Grunts] Yeah.
It just grazed me.
Michael! What the hell? You could have been killed.
I wasn't.
Let's go.
[Phone rings] - Yeah? - It's me.
I was wondering if you were gonna call.
[Sirens wail] Strong, my friends and I are all over the news.
Yeah, there's good reason for that.
Because you're the most wanted people in the state right now, if not the country.
Well, you have to call this off.
Don't you dare tell me what I have to do! The last I heard from you, we were supposed to be capturing Kendrick.
Only when I got there, do you know what I found? No target, no Agent.
Just Sonya lying dead on the helipad.
I assume that was your work? Yeah, that was me.
I don't know what the hell happened out there, but I know this: You and your friends have destroyed this entire operation.
Look, my friends had nothing to do with that.
Leave them out of this.
I'll come in, I'll-- save your breath, 'cause the CIA is fresh out of deals for Michael Westen.
You promised them Kendrick's network, and they didn't get it.
This operation's over.
My career is over.
And as for you If you think it was tough being burned, you haven't seen anything yet.
A spy's ability to operate depends on secrecy.
Your anonymity is your greatest weapon.
It allows you to operate anywhere, to deceive your enemies, and when it's all over, to slip back into the shadows.
We've obtained information that federal authorities believe that the suspects may have been involved in terrorist activities.
When the world knows your face, your options get a lot more limited.
At that point, all you can really do is attack.
We go after Kendrick directly.
Mike, come on.
You can't be serious.
You want to go after him now? The CIA, they're sending everything they have after us, but they want James.
They want his network.
I think it's the only card we have left to play.
Come on, after everything that just went down, that's suicide.
I have to try, whatever the consequence.
Sonya mentioned a satellite expert in Miami.
He was making a communication center for James.
If I can locate him, I might have a chance to pull this off.
You guys lay low-- uhuh, brother.
If you think we're all gonna just hide in a hole somewhere while you do this, it's not gonna happen.
- It's my decision.
- Mike, enough! We're in this.
You're in no position to do this by yourself.
And there's a communications guy I used to work with.
I trust him.
I'll talk to him.
Maybe he can help us find James' guy.
We'll work on this.
You need to go see your mom.
[Knock at door] Michael.
I was afraid-- Mom, it's all right.
It's all right.
What does that mean? Fi got to me.
She got to me before it was too late.
[Sighs] Where is everybody? I thought we're supposed to meet here at the rally point if things went wrong.
Plans have changed.
This phone is gonna be for emergencies.
You need to stay out of sight for just a little while longer.
Michael, what's going on? Answer me.
What is going on? The CIA found out what I was doing.
They're hunting for us.
So what are you gonna do? I'm going after James and his network.
It's our only chance.
Michael, please, I've seen what those people can do.
I don't want you going.
Please-- I've made up my mind.
I don't want to lose another son.
Mom, I can't make any promises.
Sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
Charlie's birthday is coming up soon.
And when I asked him who he wanted there, the first person he said was Uncle Michael.
I don't think you understand.
We're having strawberry ice cream.
Do you remember who else loved strawberry ice cream? Nate.
If you can't make it to the party, what am I supposed to tell Charlie when he asks where you are? I have to go.
[Door opens, closes] [Car door opens] - Ooh.
- How'd you do? My buddy came through.
Snuck me into the research office.
We checked out all the top satellite experts in Miami.
I think we hit the jackpot.
That's Max Lyster.
Contracts for the NSA, mostly.
But get this.
A few months ago, he took a leave from his firm to work on a special project.
Nobody knows what it was.
James' communication center.
Time frame fits perfectly.
He's our guy.
That's the good news.
The bad news is he's a security nut.
Lives in a gated community in the Gables, consults at a naval base in the Everglades.
What about hitting him in transit? My thoughts exactly.
Sam and Fi are on it.
They're getting supplies.
Jesse, I need to ask you something.
When we do this tomorrow, I need you to watch over my mom and Charlie.
Mike, you guys are gonna have your hands full taking down James.
I need to be there.
I can't do this without knowing that they're safe.
Please.
All right, man.
I guess that's how we do it.
[Engine turns] Grabbing someone on the move is all about surprise.
The goal is to get your target out of his car and into yours before he knows what's happening.
If you have the manpower, it's best to separate into two teams.
One to track the target's car [Phone rings] And one to prepare the ambush.
- Yeah, what's going on? - Lyster's headed your way.
Okay, I'm putting everything in place right now.
Okay, all set.
What's your E.
T.
A.
? Take cover.
Copy that.
Okay, here we go.
Impact in three, two Son of a bitch.
[Rock music] [Tires screeching] You gotta be kidding me.
Yeah, guys, we got a problem.
The tires didn't blow.
The car is armored.
Catch him, Fi.
Reality check: It's not gonna happen.
We have to, Sam.
He knows we're after him.
If he alerts James, it's over.
Okay, how? The car just took a couple shots of buckshot at 10 feet without a dent.
What the hell are you gonna do? Fi, you still have that C-4 in your bag? - Yes, but what are you gonna-- - Stay with him! - Michael, are you gonna-- - Don't lose him! Pull up alongside him.
Get closer.
Closer, Fi.
[Tires screeching] - Michael, are you sure? - Stay with him! Michael? [Tires screeching] Small explosive charges won't penetrate an armored car, but that doesn't mean they're useless.
If you're desperate enough, a well-placed charge can come in handy.
[Explosion] An armored car won't drive if its wheels aren't on the ground.
[Grunts] Who are you? - Who we are isn't important.
- What do you want? You set up a secret communication center for James Kendrick.
Where is it? I don't know what you're talking about.
Max [Gunshot] It's not a good idea to lie to people with this much gas around.
[Gunshot] What are you doing? You're gonna kill both of us! [Gunshot] Yes, I am, unless you answer my question! [Gunshot] - Michael! - Where is it? Okay! Stop! Just stop! Okay, listen, some guys came to me.
They gave me a bunch of money.
So I did a job for 'em, and they came back, and they said if I ever said anything, I was dead.
It's in a building downtown, all right? Good.
You're gonna take us to it.
James has a communication center in there? I don't buy it.
I swear.
It's the old Miami Chronicle building.
They condemned it after the last hurricane.
These guys could get any building they want.
Why would they use some moldy, old place? The building had all the tech already-- satellite hookups, microwave dish array, all of it.
They bought it from the demolition team.
I just hooked into what was there.
It makes sense, Sam.
Near a main road, no one would notice anyone going in or out.
Perfectly hidden in plain sight.
Unbelievable.
How many people are in there? How many guards? It's unmanned.
It's just a relay station.
They pick up secure signals, they decrypt them, they pass 'em on.
Are there backups to the system? Please, he'll kill me.
If we succeed, he's in no position to kill anyone.
If we don't, well, you're dead anyway.
Hard drive.
Records everything in case the power goes out.
That's what we'll bring to the CIA.
You're gonna tell us where to find it and how to get it.
And then can I go? Then you can go back into the trunk until it's over.
[Chuckles] He's serious.
Shut up.
When breaking into a building, it's generally best not to use the door.
Any entrance your enemy knows you'd use is too risky.
Which means the safest way in is often the hardest.
Before we do this, we need to talk.
She's right, Mikey.
It's important.
What you did earlier, plowing into that store and then jumping on the car, almost incinerating yourself-- It was a calculated risk.
I needed information and-- Mike, don't.
We've known each other too long.
There's a difference between a necessary risk and a death wish, and you know it.
[Sighs] Michael, I know you're hurting.
I know you regret what you've done.
But what is killing yourself gonna prove? We're wasting time.
Let's do this.
[Device beeps] [Explosion] Now we know why James didn't need guards.
Yeah, he takes his booby traps seriously.
Well, it's a hell of a place for a comm center.
[Sighs] Moment of truth.
[Keypad beeps] [Door clicks open] After you.
Okay.
That should be everything you and Charlie need.
[Rattling] It's a little overstuffed, but it just has to last till we settle down someplace.
When will that be? Honestly, I don't know.
Soon, hopefully.
Maybe, uh-- Never? I don't like to think that way.
But it's best to be prepared, right? It's gonna be okay.
It is.
We're together.
We're gonna take care of each other.
We just need to get out of state, find a place to lay low, set up some new I.
D.
s.
We'll be good.
Jesse, how can you do this? With everything that's happened, you're still here for Michael.
What makes you think I'm just here for Michael? You're talking about going into hiding for years, maybe, with a bunch of people who have not made your life very easy.
Haven't you ever wanted to justGo? I have asked myself that same question many, many times.
I just--I don't know.
When I was a kid, it was just me and my mom.
And then she got killed, and then it was just me.
Just me Until I met you guys.
I never had a family, and now I got one.
[Sniffles] You do have a family, Jesse.
Sorry.
[Laughter] All right.
[Grunts] Got 'em.
Let's go.
[Phones ringing] - Uh, it's me.
- Uh, no, Fi.
It's not just you.
It's all our phones.
This is bad.
[Phones continue ringing] Anybody have our numbers besides Maddy? No.
[Phone beeps] Hello? You broke my heart, Michael.
Gave you everything, and you broke my heart.
It's over, James.
We have your entire network.
It is over.
No, Michael.
I don't think it is over.
Remember the convenience store you robbed yesterday? You stole some mobile phones there.
Well, I tracked them down, and they led me to my very own relay station.
Knock, knock, we're right outside the control room, Michael.
Oh, and one more thing.
You will never guess where those other two phones led me.
All right, Maddy, this is it.
You all set? Yeah.
Got thisgot this.
Let's do it.
[Grunts] Oh, my goodness.
[Tires screeching] What is it, Jesse? James, this is between you and me.
Not anymore, Michael.
I like your mama.
And your nephew Charlie's a lovely boy.
And even though it pains me, I will not hesitate to shoot them down like dogs just like you killed my Sonya.
Leave my family out of this.
The boy is only three years old.
Michael, if you want to save them, you will surrender, you will tell me what you've done, and then you will die.
And my friends? I could use some bargaining chips with the CIA.
Do as I tell you, and they'll live.
I just need just a little more time.
I know you.
You are looking for the answer, the way out.
There is no way out.
There's only the reckoning now.
You are out of time, Michael Westen! Would you allow me to call my mother? Then I'll come out quietly.
Two minutes, no more.
[Phone beeps] Michael, you- - Okay, look-- - No.
[Phone dialing] - Hello? - Mom, listen to me.
Are there men outside? Yes.
I have a lot to explain to you.
There's no need to explain.
He's using us.
Yes, Mom, and any move I make is gonna get the three of you killed.
So I'm gonna have to give him what he wants.
No! Don't you give that man a damn thing.
Ma, you don't understand.
You and Charlie-- I do understand, Michael.
And Charlie's gonna be fine.
What are you talking about? I found a way to buy Jesse and Charlie a chance to get out of here.
Ma, I don't know what you're planning, but-- Michael! You said it yourself.
Sometimes Sacrifices must be made.
In the bag of supplies, there was an explosive charge.
MomDon't.
Please, don't do-- listen to me.
There's no remote detonator, Michael, and there's no time to build one.
Michael, you have protected me enough, and now you need my help.
If saving you means I don't get out of here, it's fine with me.
God knows I've failed you enough times in the past.
Give me this, please.
Michael, listen to me.
You made mistakes.
We all did.
But I am so proud of the man you are.
I always have been.
I love you, Michael.
I love you.
Goodbye, baby.
Goodbye, Mom.
It's time.
Maddy There has to be another way.
There is no other way.
Those men outside are about to break in here, and somebody's gotta be here toUse this thing.
No! This is crazy.
I'm not letting you do this.
Jesse, this has nothing to do with you and me.
It has everything to do with that boy.
This is just a distraction, and it'll take a lot of them out, but you gotta fight your way out of here.
I can't do that.
You can.
It's as simple as that.
Charlie, honey? Come here, baby.
That's my boy.
Come here.
Come here, sweetheart.
Hmm.
Look at me.
Do you know grandma loves you? And she would do anything, anything in the world to protect you.
Now, I want you to go with Jesse.
And you're gonna play a game, okay? You're gonna hide and just shut your eyes really tight, and you cover your ears.
You do that for me? You give me a hug.
Come here, baby.
You gotta go now.
Go, Jesse, please.
Bye, Charlie.
Mike, you gotta call her back! This is crazy! [Phone beeps] The subscriber you have called is not available.
Please hang up and-- Son of a bitch! [Thud] Michael, we don't have much time.
What do you want to do? I wanna fight.
I'm gonna take James down.
I'm gonna get the drives to the CIA.
Now, my mom bought me a second chance.
I owe it to her to use it.
All right, brother.
Let's do this.
Five seconds.
We go on my signal.
James, I'm coming out! [Guns click] Michael! I was beginning to wonder if we understood each other.
We understand each other fine.
Fiona's coming out.
She's gonna talk terms for the others.
[Chuckles] There's nothing to negotiate, but if she wants to talk, we will talk.
Besides, I'd like her to watch you die.
That's far enough, Michael.
You can stop right there.
[Softly] Shall we shoot them? [Rock music] [Gunfire] - I only got one.
- I only got one.
Tommy! Get him! Move in, kill Madeline Westen and the boy, now.
This one's for my boys.
[Detonator beeps] [Gunfire] Look at me.
You stay right here, okay? Do not move.
Cover your ears, buddy.
Cover 'em up.
[Gunshots] [Grunts] You ready to go, buddy? Let's go.
[Gunfire] [Gunfire] [Gun clicks] Aah! I'm out.
I have half a clip.
It's a valiant effort, Michael! Noble! You're only delaying the inevitable! This is over! [Gunshots] You know it! [Gun clicks] James' men are devoted to him.
If I make a run for him, they'll come out from cover to defend him.
If you're fast, you can take out the last two.
And then what? You don't even have a gun.
You'll have to lend me yours.
Well, that's not possible.
If this is about your death wish-- I want to live.
Maybe more than I ever have.
When you put it that way [Gunfire] [Grunts] Michael! [Grunts] [Panting] It's over, James.
So what now? You gonna turn me in? You gonna hand me over to the CIA? What are you looking for? Redemption? You want your old life back? It's gone.
It was gone when you decided that she was more important than anything else.
I know.
Time to go.
Not gonna happen.
You don't have a choice.
There's always a choice, Michael.
Those explosives you saw on the way in They're not just for keeping people out.
Michael, that's a dead man switch.
It didn't have to be this way.
We could have done amazing things together.
We could have changed the world.
Ah! Another life.
[Rapid beeping] [Somber music] - Thanks for coming.
- Well, we didn't have a choice.
Your guys walked us in from the detention area.
I know this has been a hard time for a lot of reasons.
I can't really get into all the details, but I wanted you to know that we have tracked down over a hundred operatives worldwide who were working for James' network, and they were in a position to do a lot of damage.
Well, I guess that's something to think about During the long nights in our cells.
About your detention, there are a lot of people here who want to leave you there.
They're just not in a forgiving mood.
[Scoffs] Wellfigures as much.
You know spies Bunch of bitchy little girls.
[Slurps drink] Yeah, sometimes.
Fact is, you're the heroes of this Op.
So I played a little bureaucratic hardball, and, uh, I got you cleared.
You can go.
What do you mean? I mean there's a car waiting for you downstairs.
They'll take you.
Oh, hey, um, one more thing.
The wall downstairs, the memorial to the agents fallen in the line of duty? Michael's gonna get his star.
Thank you.
[Drumroll] [Gunshots] [Bagpipe playing somber music] A spy is never truly done being a spy until he's dead.
It's part of you.
The skills, the secrets They never go away.
And as long as you can be useful to someone, it's your fate to always be a spy.
But if there's one thing spies are bad at, it's accepting fate.
Well, they missed a good funeral.
Where do you think they are? Hard to say.
Lot of places in the world with C-4 and yogurt.
We'll hear from them when the time is right.
Yeah.
Got any plans? Not really, no.
You? I'm supposed to meet a guy later at the Carlito.
Friend of Elsa's.
Yeah? What about? I don't know.
Some kind of problem.
Sounded pretty desperate on the phone.
Wanna come with? You buying the mojitos? Deal.
Good luck, Mike Wherever you are.
[Gentle music] - How's he doing? - I think he's okay.
He just fell asleep like this.
Should I, um-- Oh, no, I think he's fine.
What will I tell him when he's older? About what? About me.
Tell him the truth.
Where would I start? Start from the beginning.
Start with "My name is Michael Westen.
I used to be a spy.
"