• Publication date: December 8, 2011

Burn Notice- Season 3



A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble.

A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble.

The series title refers to the burn notices issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal of agents or sources who are considered to have become unreliable.

When spies are burned, their connection to an espionage organization is terminated, leaving them without access to cash or influence. According to the narration during the opening credits, the burned spy has no prior work history, no money, no support network – in essence, no identity.

After fleeing a blown operation in Nigeria and being kidnapped and beaten, covert-operations agent Michael Westen finds himself in his hometown of Miami, Florida. He is tended to by his ex-girlfriend, Fiona Glenanne, but he has been abandoned by all his normal intelligence contacts and is under continuous surveillance with his personal assets frozen.

Extraordinary efforts to reach his U.S. government handler eventually yield only a grudging admission that someone powerful wants him "on ice" in Miami. If he leaves there, he will be hunted down and taken into custody; whereas, if he stays, he can remain relatively free.

Consumed by the desire to find out why he has been burned, and by whom, Westen is reluctantly drawn into working as an unlicensed private investigator and problem solver for ordinary citizens to fund his personal investigation into his situation as a blacklisted agent.

Westen invites his old friend Sam Axe to assist him, while Fiona invites herself to join them. With the occasional assistance and sometimes hindrance of his mother, Madeline, Westen battles an array of such criminal figures as mobsters, con artists, arms traffickers, kidnappers, money launderers, and drug traffickers.

At the same time, Michael must follow the trail that leads him to the people responsible for his being burned, and later finding out why.


  • Bruce Campbell
  • Gabrielle Anwar
  • Sharon Gless
  • Jeffrey Donovan

Directed by: Matt Nix