BURN NOTICE

  EPISODE 21

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Original air date: 09/18/2008

The episode starts off at Burger King. Well the old Burger King Head Quarters building at the end of SW 184th St.  At the end of the previous episode Double booked we had followed Bill Johnson, the sniper to this location. We get a better look at the unique building in this episode.

When Michael gets off the elevator and goes to the conference room he is in a totally different building than the one he is shown entering. This was filmed at the south tip of South Beach at the end of Alton Road and South Pointe Drive.

When Michael looks out the window we see buildings in the background. These buildings are on Brickell Ave. In Miami.

Carla shows up and Michael has to sneak out. He and Sam leave but not before Sam plants a tracking device on Carla’s bike. This leads us to surveillance at Carla’s hotel.  This was filmed at the Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel (nice place) located at 2377 Collins Ave.

Looks like Sam picks a room on about the 9th floor of the north wing.

Next we see Michael back at his place taking Sam’s advice and hiding the access card. We see him making a slick, problem is he is doing it in an open exterior door where anyone and everyone watching him can see him create the hiding place. Dumb move for a smart spy. Fortunately he is inside the studio and the background is just a painted curtain.

Then we go to Carlito’s at the rear of the studio to meet Henry the client.

We go back to Michael’s to look at the files before heading over to Madeline’s (set).

Michael leaves and meets Henry in a park on the bay.  The fact that it is open water with no land in the background and a canal next to it gave this location away.  It is located at 17350 Old Cutler Road.

Very close to the old Burger King building that he had slipped into.

Then Henry delivers Michael’s fake file to the kidnappers. This was filmed at the Mayfair shops near where the fake golf store was in # 19 Rough Seas.

Then we see Michael at a bar / restaurant.  Location unknown. If you recognize it please let me know at cglide@floridamovielocations.org

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Then we go to Carla’s hotel where Michael searches her room, # 652.

Then we go to Michael’s place.

Then to Carlito’s where Michael meets with Henry .

Then Michael meets with Max Lesher at a bar/ restaurant  I am not sure of the interior but when they come out they are by Joe’s Stone Crab on south Beach. They are standing on South Pointe Drive, a few feet east of Washington Ave.

Then its back to Michael’s before returning to Carla’s hotel.

Then Michael Meets Nate. This was filmed at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

Then we go to the Arroyo’s house. Where Michael picks up his fare and drives her to the Biltmore. The location of the Arroyo’s house is unknown.

Then we go to Michael’s where we learn that they are not backing off. We then see Michael walking with Max Lesher. This was filmed across the street from Carla’s hotel. Walking southbound on Collins Ave. by 24th Street.

Michael returns home to get patched up and then we see him back at the Biltmore. While at the Biltmore he receives a call from Sam who is at Carla’s hotel.

Then Michael returns to his place where he does the, I found god phone call.

Then he meets with Max Lesher at an outdoor cafe. In real life this is not a cafe but just a parking lot at a boat ramp near the studio.

Then we see Michael walking back to his car. This was filmed no where near where they filmed the cafe scene.  This is on the south part of South Beach on Ocean Ct. near South Pointe Dr.

Then Michael meets with Henry back at the same park on the bay in Cutler.

Then we go to the Biltmore Hotel again where Michael rams Max Lesher’s car stopping the kidnapping.

The mannequins in the car really go flying.

Next we go to Carlito’s. Looks like they serve some nice big burgers there.

While at Carlito’s Michael gets a call from his mother.  Carla is having Nate arrested to send a message to Michael.  Michael calls Sam who is at Carla’s hotel where we see her pull out on her motorcycle and head north on Collins Ave.

This leads us to a set up by Carla. This was filmed behind the studio at the Dinner Key Marina. Michael realizes the set up and steals a motorcycle. He takes off to return home, pick up the forged access card and stop the sniper.

In the first several cuts of the chase, Michael has magically left Dinner Key Marina and is now on Watson Island by the Miami Outboard Club.

Then we are on the north side of the Omni headed north on NE 4th Ave.

Then we are on the south side of the Omni driving northbound on N. Bayshore Dr. by the Miami Herald building with the performing arts center in the background.

Then we go back to NE 4th Ave on the north side of the Omni.

After Fiona cuts off traffic causing an accident she continues up NE 4th Ave. Through out this chase they go over the same exact stretches of road with different camera angles multiple times. Almost every segment of road they use, they use for several cuts.

Fiona turns westbound on NE 18th Street.  Fortunately this was not to avoid the police car that is there. The police do not join in the fray because it is only a filming mistake as they capture a police car that is blocking traffic for filming to close to the filming.

Fiona tags a red mercury Marquis where NE 4th Ave Reconnects with NE 4th Ave. Where Michael and Sam park to go into the Pakistani Consulate in episode # 15, Trust Me can be seen in the background a couple of times.

Then the chase area changes a little. Michael is seen turning from southbound on N Miami Ave. onto NW 13th Street headed west.  The performing arts center can be seen in the distant background.

Michael drives by a yellow house on a corner. Location unknown.

Michael then turns from westbound on NW 13th Street to southbound on NW Miami Court. All of a sudden Carla has caught up.

Then we see Michael 1 block west turning under “the 59th Street Bridge”.  He is turning at the NW corner of the parking lot bordered by NW 13th Street and NW 1st Ave. Under the 395 elevated highway.  This is commonly referred to as the 59th Street bridge because in the Pilot of Miami Vice they refer to this location as under the 59th Street Bridge.  Crockett’s partner at the time Eddie Rivera along with drug dealer Corky were killed here when a bomb went off in Corky’s car that was parked about 30 feet west of where we see Michael here.  In the street, just the other side of the fence.

They chase thru the parking lot under the 395 and exit onto N Miami Ave. and head north. The next street is NW 13th Street and Michael turns right (east). There is a tractor trailer unit blocking the street and Michael dramatically slides under it to get away.

While Michael is westbound on NW 13th Street, Carla is way over on N. Bayshore Dr. Passing NE 18th Street and Pace park.

Carla drives by 419 NE 4th Street. This is on the section that runs between N Baysore Dr and NE 19th Street.

Michael drives by where Carla is waiting. Location unknown.

This chase seen generally left me with the feeling that the filming was not well planed and some cuts were added and adjustments made to lengthen the chase to fill the time allocated the episode.  Additional evidence of poor planning is the screen capture below.  As she looks under the truck toward where Michael would be and the camera is shooting from under the “truck”,  we can see by the background that this was filmed at Grove Key Marina next to the studio.  Looks like an after thought.

Also note that when Michael picks up the motorcycle there is a double yellow line on the road. When he takes off the road has no markings. Two different locations.

Michael arrives home. There he receives a call from Sam who is at Bill Johnson’s place in Homestead. Sam tells Michael that Bill was dead, blown up with a bomb at his door. Michael thinks just enough about this to dive off his stairs and avoid the worst of an explosion.  The episode ends here.

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If you recognize any of the unknown locations or have something else to add, please let me know at: cglide@floridamovielocations.org

If you recognize any of the unknown locations or have something else to add, please let me know at: cglide@floridamovielocations.org