The teaser begins with Michael and Fiona arriving at Michael’s apartment only to
find the door open. Filmed on set at the Coconut Grove Convention Center Studio.
While there Michael receives a call from his mother that men are about to come into
her house. Michael takes off to the rescue. He is seen driving over Bridge Road (Star
After the teaser we see Michael and Sam at Sam’s new girlfriend’s place relaxing
by the pool. This was filmed on location at the Albion Hotel, 1650 James Ave., Miami
From the pool Michael returns home (C.G.C.C. set). He keeps his tail busy with nonsense.
They are parked at the rear of the studio, west of the Carlito’s set.
The shack was located at about the location of the front door of the bus in my picture.
Miami Vice tie in: this shack is located where Miami Vice built the outlaw biker’s
shack in the episode Viking Bikers From Hell.
From Virgil’s we go back to Michael’s where his car is being towed.
This pushes Michael toward accepting the job to help Virgil. To repo the boat the
gang heads to the Waverly Marina, or at least that is what Sam calls it. In real
life we are back at Jimbo’s 20 yards from Virgil’s shack.As the boat to be repossed
pulls in it strikes me how close the scene resembles the shot from the Miami Vice
episode,Glades. Now we see South Beach high-rises and a developed Fisher Island in
the back ground where these were wooded in Miami Vice Days.
Michael takes a hat down and puts it on doing some advertising for Jimbo’s.
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Miami Vice 1984
Fiona and Michael are able to grab the boat and they drive it to the Seminole Boat
Ramp at Dinner Key, which is right next to the C.G.C.C. Studio.
From the boat ramp they trailer the boat to the Grove Key Marina. Here they meet
Mason, the man who hired Virgil.
Red arrow points to the boat ramp.
Green arrow points to Grove Key Marina.
They sure did not have far to go.
Next we go to Madeline’s a set at the C.G.C.C.. Where Virgil will hole up.
Then we go over to Michael’s to scan for bugs. Still on set at the C.G.C.C..
Then we return to Madeline’s house (set).
Yellow arrow points to city hall.
Intercut we go to a field where Virgil and Sam are dumping the boat. This field is
located near Jimbo’s on Virginia Key and is used several times in later episodes.
Yellow arrow is where they dump the boat.
Red arrow is pointing to Jimbo’s.
After The close call in the field they return to Madeline’s (set). Then Michael meets
with the corrupt cop, Mason at the Diner Key Marina behind the City Hall.
Next Michael goes to plant a magnet to destroy a laptop at the Berkeley Shore Hotel
on Collins Ave. just north of 16th Street.
Next we see Madeline and Virgil going out to dinner. This was filmed on location
at the Albion Hotel. It was no mystery where this was filmed not because of the A
shaped light by the door but because the address is clearly displayed above the door
including the street name. 1650 James Ave.
Michael is at a bar at the same time meeting with the smuggler. This takes place
downstairs at the Albion’s bar.
Next we go to Madeline’s garage (set at the C.G.C.C. studio) where they load up the
money. While there Michael gets a call from his handler back at the Berkeley Shores
Hotel. Michael calls Fiona and tells her the handler will be moving hotels so she
can follow him.
Next we go to the Rickenbacker Causeway to trade $ for Virgil. Now Michael only took
enough money for what they needed, so he said. Dumb, they could easily have skimmed
off 1 million USD knowing they would burn the rest and no one would ever know. This
is not the first time Michael has failed to take available funds. Not real smart
for a smart spy. Now the Jamaicans arrive on the scene from the clearly dead end,
end of the fishing pier, not the smartest Burn Notice scene.However; it is nice
that they return to an often used Miami Vice location that was actually being built
while Vice was filming. The start of the scene when they are at the U turn area under
the causeway immediately reminded me of Walk Alone, from season 3 of Miami Vice.
This is where Tubbs gets arrested at the start of the episode so he can go undercover
in the prison. Also at the very start of the scene when Michael is looking out at
the underside of the bridge it struck me that he was standing exactly where General
Manuel Borbon from Costa Morada was killed when Crockett and Tubbs were double crossed
in Miami Vice’s season 5 episode Freefall.
Above picture is from my Miami Vice location hunting taken 11/07/2007 not long from
when Burn Notice filmed here.
Next we go to Madeline’s (set) to debrief before going outside to the area just east
of Carlito’s called the Last Round Up. When the scene starts you can see the paint
line between Carlito’s, yellow and Last Round up, green. It is rare that you see
the break between sets like this but it works okay here. Here Michael sets up the
situation so Fiona can pick the handler’s pocket.
Michael joins Fiona behind City Hall to learn the identity of the Handler, Jason
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Miami Vice, Free Fall 1989
Green arrow points to Albion. Blue arrow points to Sherita Apartments from #5 Family
First time I remember seeing a topless woman on the USA network.
Next we go to another Viking Bikers From Hell location. In fact my picture below
right was taken in June 2007 close to the time Burn Notice filmed here but my picture
was taken for the Miami Vice episode. This is along the north side of the west end
of the Rickenbacker causeway.
Michael travels eastbound on the MacArthur Causeway and the Miami Herald is seen
in the background.
Michael is seen arriving at his mother’s. This was filmed on location with Michael
headed westbound on NW North River Road approaching NW 9th Ct. The teaser ends with
Michael meeting his new handler at his mother’s house.
Then we go and meet Sam’s old navy seal buddy, Virgil. This was filmed on location
at Jimbo’s on Virginia Key.