is the second episode of Burn Notice
, an American television drama
series created for the USA Network
agrees to help his mother, Madeline Westen
recover the money of an elderly friend from a scammer in exchange for information about two mysterious men monitoring his mother's home.
The episode opens with Michael trying to track down where the photographs that he found on his apartment floor were taken. After talking to his mother, Madeline Westen
, he found out two government agents were in her home, and after checking the wiring, he finds a bug. He tracks the bug down to an abandoned house only to see two guys taking off in a car and their equipment left in flames.
Madeline refuses to tell her son anything more about the two men that came to her house until Michael agrees to help one of her friends, Laura (Elayne Wilks
), who got scammed and beaten by a con artist. Laura is able to provide only a weak description, but the fake certificate she has leads Michael to a copy shop, where he's able to eventually trace it back to the master criminal.Sam Axe
finds that the con artist's name is Quinten (Mark Pellegrino
) and provides Michael with a brief background of Quinten's run-ins with the law. Michael decides to use this information to attempt to trick Quinten into thinking that Westen is a fellow con artist. After their first encounter goes poorly, Michael pushes Quinten harder. Sam sets up some fake papers to make it look like Quinten's partners are... Read More