‘Burn Notice’ Season 3 Episode 15 ‘Good Intentions’ begins with Michael’s latest adventure with Mason Gilroy, which involves the acquisition of a 50-caliber machine gun from a gang of white supremacists.
It was to be a simply cash for hardware transaction. Things did not go as planned, though it turned out to Gilroy’s satisfaction. He got to keep the cash and the machine gun, Michael got away with his life and a new appreciation of the utter ruthlessness of his boss, and the white supremacists were a little worse for wear.
Spoilers surely follow.
Fiona takes a job with a gentleman from Argentina who turns out to be the most paranoid kidnapper alive besides being a doctor turned terrorist. Gabriel is also a man who reminds Fiona of whom she used to be, back in the auld sod, turned from a sweet, innocent Catholic girl into a vengeful terrorist.
It seems that an American microchip company built a factory near Gabriel’s village back in Argentina. Well and good, with jobs for the locals. But the chip company, no doubt paying off local officials, took to dumping toxic waste into the local water supply. Among the folks who sickened and then died was Gabriel’s own little daughter. This, understandably, turned him around the bend. After learning the art of terror among the Shining Path in Columbia, Gabriel is now in Miami, kidnapping employees of the chip company.
Fi can relate. She started planting car bombs for the IRA after a British soldier, likely in panic, fired into a crowd, killing her sister Claire. Fi and Claire had had a fight, and so Fi is now haunted by the notion that Claire died angry with her.
Still, Fi is now beyond the vengeance lifestyle and can see that Gabriel doesn’t care whom he kills, even people innocent of the crimes that killed his daughter. Gabriel is stopped and the kidnap victim, a company scientist, is persuaded to gather evidence against his company and distribute copies to the media and law enforcement. If Gabriel had thought about that instead of going on a bloody rampage, he would have lived to see his revenge in the best way-served cold–from a better place than prison.
Meanwhile Michael finds that his part in the operation to spring the renditioned passenger from the Polish plane involves making sure that law enforcement doesn’t cross a bridge so that mason Gilroy doesn’t have to use the fifty cal. Michael does so with alacrity, but then discovers that the trap he had sprung at the air port as no Gilroy in it. Gilroy had diverted the plane to a remote area.
Michael finds Gilroy trussed up in his armored SUV, the worse for wear, and somewhat nonplussed at having been betrayed by his client. Oh, and he has a bomb strapped to him. Michael should really dash, which he does just before the explosion.
No tears for Mason Gilroy, of course, as he was a psycho for hire. But who is this mysterious passenger and what is his (or her) relationship with Michael and his friends? The season finale should reveal all.
Source: Burn Notice, Good Intentions, TV.Rage