Previously - Nate died and everything went to hell. Maddy and Michael are on the outs. When the team goes undercover to find out who the shooter was, their lead source gets shot after giving them the name of Tyler Gray. He dies before they get any more info. Season 6 rocked!
Meanwhile back in the US, Maddy decides a conversation with Tom Card is well overdue. She paces like a tiger until he comes out. She demands answers to Nate's death and threatens to blow the whistle on Michael's top secret mission unless Card shows her the classified files involving Nate. She's got guts and she's a Weston. Card is thoroughly screwed and he knows it. Card: "You're blackmailing a CIA officer without batting an eyelash. And here I thought Michael got all his moxie from Papa Bear." Hint - Never underestimate a Weston on a mission. Card brings her to a file room and leaves her alone with the file.
Transitioning back to Panama is brutal and for a second time, I'm rattled by the change in tone. Michael recaps the plan as he and Brady wait for Gray together. He tells Brady he can leave. After all Brady, just like Nate, is not a field agent. Brady declines, saying he owes it to Nate but Michael won't share the blame. Today's episode is brought to you by the letter G as guilt pours out from all directions. Brady back stories his father's death when he turned 14. He joined the military at 18 to avenge his father but never found out who to take revenge on. He's therefore determined to not let Nate's killer slip through. It's a touching story that makes me like Brady even more; therefore he's dying before the end of the episode or he's evil. Sometimes I hate the cynicism being a Burn Notice fan has created in me. Michael's glad Brady's with them and thanks him as Jesse calls with Gray's location. Fi plays a street person to stop the convoy while Michael and Brady shoot out the windows. They seem shocked that Gray shoots his own team members to escape. Since all bad guys we've met on this show would do the exact same thing, I'm puzzled by this. They begin the lamest car chase ever seen on this show only to find Gray's Hummer deserted with a dead driver. Since they were right behind him 50 seconds ago, I wonder if they stopped for a mojito on the way.
Episode Grade: A-
Season Grade so Far: A
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