Wow... Season 4 already? Time flies when you're following the exploits of a burned spy and his friends and family in Miami.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the saga of Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), here's a quick summary of this awesome series on the USA Network. Michael is a burned spy, meaning he is no longer trusted by his handlers and dumped in Miami with no resources until they figure out what to do with him. In Miami, Michael reconnected with his old girlfriend (and ex-IRA operative) Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar) and a semi-retired FBI agent Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell). Together the trio try to help clients get out of their trouble so Michael can investigate who burned him and possibly get back into the good graces of his former employer.
In addition, you meet Madeline Westen (Sharon Gless), Michael's chain smoking worry wort retiree mother. And occasionally we see his brother Nate (Seth Peterson) show up on the scene with some new get rich scheme or asking for help getting out of trouble.
Over the first three seasons, Michael had been courted by an organization simply known as "Management" who want to use his skills for themselves. They somehow engineered Michael's "burn notice" in order to get him into a position to recruit him. Michael isn't fond of Management to say the least and managed to cut them loose back at the end of Season 2 even though that decision caused a few issues of its own.
In Season 3, in order to stop an insane plan by Mason Gilroy (Chris Vance), Michael gets close to Gilroy and professes to "help" him with a grand plan. That grand plan turned out to be releasing insane former agent Simon (Garret Dillahunt) whose horrific exploits Michael was framed for, thus causing his burn notice.
At the end of Season 3, after Gilroy met an untimely end, Michael reluctantly contacted "Management" and worked with them to stop Simon before too many innocent people died. And in the season finale, after stopping Simon, both he and Simon were taken into custody. In the very last scene, Michael is moved somewhere and put into a chair. When his hood is removed so he can see, he finds himself in a nicely appointed office wondering what he was doing there and who he'd encounter.