Bruce Campbell as Sam Axe, Coby Bell as Jesse Porter, Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona Glenanne, Sharon Gless as Madeline Westen, Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen (Photo : Robert Ascroft/USA Network)
The seventh season of the USA spy hit "Burn Notice" only has two action-packed episodes left in its long-running series. The next episode, episode eleven, is titled "Tipping Point," and will see some of the characters separated yet again.
According to TV Guide, the episode will focus on Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) traveling to Mexico with Sonya (Alona Tal), to help James (John Pyper-Ferguson) with a job. Strong (Jack Coleman) will "hire freelance mercenaries to extract James on site." Yet, Strong brings a very unexpected guest with him.
The finale promises to have even more unexpected-- and not necessarily advantageous-- plot twists. Creator Matt Nix shared what's in store for the show's final finale with TV Guide while filming on the set. "The finale is not entirely happy," Nix said. "But it was important to me that everyone gets a heroic moment, and they do."
Jeffrey Donovan shared a few more details about the show's farewell episode. "There's a huge tragedy for one of the principal characters, but it's for all the right reasons," Donovan said. "And it's mirrored by a beautiful family moment that fans are going to love and that will resolve this journey of seven seasons."
Bruce Campbell, who plays Sam Axe, was equally excited about the impending finale. "People are going to be blown away in more ways than one," Campbell said. "We've got a few more tears to shed, but some will be happy ones."
Fans will be happy to hear that although it appears like Michael has gone to the dark side for good, he will return to his normal self soon enough. Michael's CIA handlers sent him undercover as a member of a seemingly villainous group. Nix confirms that viewers should not be worried about Michael's fate. "It has to get darkest before the dawn," Nix said.
"Michael's going down a dark path, but he's surrounded by good people," added Campbell. "It takes a village to raise a spy."
"Burn Notice" fans are also yearning to see a happy ending for Michael and his on-again off-again girlfriend, IRA vet Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar). Fans may be getting what they want to see. "There would be a national revolution if Fi and Michael didn't get together," Donovan said. Anwar also said that she wants the couple to reunite. "It's such a romantic idea - that would be my favorite," Anwar said.
Anwar also spoke about her mixed feelings regarding her character's bloody exploits, especially considering that she is a mother of three. "I haven't enjoyed the massacres I've been involved in," Anwar admitted. "The older my son gets, the more difficult it is for me to stomach the fact that I have lent a glimmer of glamour to the use of weaponry."
Nix agrees with Anwar, to an extent. "Gabrielle and I have talked about it, and I share some of her perspectives," Nix said. "She isn't someone who's going to hold her tongue, and that's something I really admire about her."
Anwar has been vocal about the lack of a female perspective on the show. "It's been a struggle for me as the 'chick' to remind the gentlemen that women actually watch this show and will take offense to certain things if they're not modified," Anwar explained. "I started out with a little whisper; then I ended up with a bit of a scream."
The series finale of "Burn Notice" will air on September 12 on the USA Network.