'Burn Notice' recap: Hard Time
In long-term arc news, Michael gets his meeting with Simon, who directs him to a stash of materials hidden in a cemetery plot. Since Michael's in stir for most of the episode, it's left to Fi to dig it up and disarm the booby trap, with assists from Sam and Madeline. The big prize? A recording of a phone call in 2007, when Vaughn can be heard discussing Michael's then-impending burn notice. Now that Michael knows that Vaughn isn't the Johnny-come-lately in Michael's personal drama that he's always claimed to be, Simon feels ready to tell Michael that the shadowy figure they're after is actually a famous technology CEO, who's starting all these wars so he can build the materials to supply them. And if Michael gives that man the Bible, it'll be the end for Vaughn and his whole organization. Michael tells Vaughn what he learned from Simon -- but not everything he learned from Simon.