Cagney and Lacey (remember them?) reunite as Tyne Daily guest stars, but the real guest star-of-the-show is Clayne Crawford as an insurance scamming scumbag. Of course, with the regular cast back and on the top of their game, the flavors of the week are little more than icing on the delicious-if-Burn‘t cake.
Burn Notice has just a single flaw. Like The A-Team and MacGyver before it, Burn Notice is oh-so-formulaic. Week in and week out, Michael Westen and his crew are going to work to pick away at Michael’s burn notice. In the meantime, the client of the week is going to provide our protagonists with a more than ample distraction, and plenty of opportunities to employ some smooth moves and tricks of the trade. Here’s the beauty of it all: With production values off the charts and a cast that knows how to deliver everything from action to comedy to romance to drama, the script could be exactly the same, week after week, and this would still be one of the most entertaining damn shows on television.
For an especially impressive dose of mother-son drama and yet another new twist to the over-arcing plot, “A Dark Road” gets an easy 5 out of 5 intermittent Irish accents. I warn you, if you keep reading my Burn Notice reviews, expect to get familiar with the number five.