'Burn Notice' Mid-Season Finale: 'Dead' Larry Comes Back To Haunt Michael (VIDEO)

Every episode of 'Burn Notice' (Thursdays, 10PM on USA) is about Michael Westen's past somehow coming back to haunt him. That's the premise of the show -- Westen trying to stay alive after being outed as a spy. But the show's mid-season finale was a little different. Not only was Westen trying to avoid the frame-up for murdering Max, his CIA contact, but an old friend, "Dead" Larry Sizemore came back into his life to blackmail him into helping with a job. There was some bad blood between Sizemore and Westen that goes back to their days in Serbia and Russia. Sizemore still had a lot of anger. "You deserved to be burned," he told Westen. "Oh, have we forgotten about Chechnya?" Westen denied doing anything in Chechnya, which is when we got a hint of what happened. "Oh, is that what you tell yourself?" said Sizemore. "You stood there. You watched it happen. You let me kill those people. And then you helped me cover it up. Because that was the job."

BURN NOTICE “Dead To Right” Season 5 Episode 12 (Summer Finale)

Watch a preview  and check out photos of the summer finale episode  of  BURN NOTICE  “Dead To Right” Season 5 Episode 12 which airs Thursday September 8 at 9 pm on USA. Episode Synopsis:  With all evidence pointing to him, Michael must perform a desperate act in order to clear his name as Max’s murderer. And in a bit of bad timing, Larry returns with a job for Michael and he won’t take “no” as an answer. Read More...

A Clip from the Action-Packed 'Burn Notice' Mid-Season Finale

There are a million things I'm trying to get done before the holiday weekend, but I wanted to offer a few brief thoughts on the fifth season of 'Burn Notice,' as well as this exclusive clip from the USA Network show's mid-season finale. I've enjoyed how the show has mixed it up a bit in season 5, and I've especially appreciated the ways in which the continued presence of Jesse (Coby Bell) has allowed the show to vary its approaches to both weekly storytelling and the ongoing tale of Michael's dealings with the CIA and his rocky re-entry into the espionage world. Creator Matt Nix explained his rationale for keeping Coby Bell's Jesse around this season in an interview earlier this year (you can find it here and here ), and I can see now why it was a good idea.