USA Network's Burn Notice wraps season three with a real twisted finale and it's definitely worth watching and recording to DVR, because you will miss things in this episode if you blink!
A round-table interview with a packed conference call of journos provided an opportunity to interview Gabrielle Anwar (Fiona) and Jeffrey Donovan (Michael Westen). The result was a really interesting series of questions and the most amazing answers.
This is a long podcast. I did edit it but I couldn't edit too much because of the way the two actors were interacting with each other and the media. So stick with it; you will learn a great deal about these characters! Note there is a print transcript which is easy enough to read, but honestly, if you miss the podcast, you miss serious nuances and insight into both the characters and these two actors!
Transcript: Gabrielle Anwar and Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
Kenn Gold of Media Blvd: Hello, I want to thank you both for taking the time today, I really love the show and your performances. It's great to talk to you.
Jeffrey Donovan: Thanks, Kenn.
Gold: First question I had, I just wondered if you could talk about, are you surprised at the success of this show? And I know at times, for USA, the show is either competitive with NBC or sometimes even through passing and are you surprised with the following that it's gotten over the years?
Donovan: Well, I think that all you can hope for is that you make something that people want to watch and then somehow keep integrity while doing that. And so I think we're very happy with the ratings definitely. I know we work really hard, so surprised, yes, we're always surprised when anything succeeds in this day and age.
Gold: Okay, great. And one for both of you, can you talk about your characters and just kind of the evolution that we've seen in your characters, and are you happy with where you guys have ended up with your characters? And if you're in charge of everything, where would you like to see them go I guess in the season or in the future?