Covert intelligence operative Michael Westen has been punched, kicked, choked and shot. And now he's received a "burn notice", blacklisting him from the intelligence community and compromising his very identity. He must track down a faceless nemesis without getting himself killed while doubling as a private investigator on the dangerous streets of Miami in order to survive.
The team travels to Panama to capture an assassin; Madeline tries to obtain difficult answers.
The CIA recruits Fiona to break into a guarded safe after a civilian asset winds up in over her head. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse visit a mercenary training camp to track the sniper who killed Nate.
Michael intentionally gets arrested in order to help an FBI agent take down a vicious mobster. Jesse and Pearce follow up on the gun sale that put the weapon in the hands of Nate's murderer, but run into danger.
Sam agrees to help his girlfriend's son, who is in deep trouble with a loan shark. Michael and Fiona reconnect while searching for the saboteur.
Michael finally gets a solid lead on Anson, but the plan to get Fiona out of prison hits a snag when an MI-6 agent tries to prevent her release. Across town, Sam must protect Barry after a cold-blooded assassin traps them in a secluded beach house.