Spoiler alert: Stop reading now if you don’t want to know who bit the bullet, so to speak, on the final episode of ‘Burn Notice.’
USA’s Burn Notice fired off its final rounds Sept. 12, and while fans figured that at least one of their favorite characters would be killed before the hour was over, no one could have predicted how that death would go down — or the emotional impact of the character’s sacrifice.
‘Burn Notice’ Series Finale Death Revealed
I hope you have a box of Kleenex handy, because reliving last night’s tragedy won’t be easy.
In an effort to help Charlie and Jesse (Coby Bell) escape, everyone’s favorite neurotic super-mom Maddie (Sharon Gless) made the ultimate sacrifice, blowing the house — and, by proxy, herself — to smithereens.
The notorious chain smoker enjoyed one final cigarette before speaking her final line, “This one’s for my boys.”
After seven seasons — more than 100 episodes — Michael’s (Jeffrey Donovan) mother took her final bow. It was heartbreaking, it was intense, and more importantly, it was necessary. Not only did the explosion take care of James’ men and allow for Charlie and Jesse’s escape, but it also lit a fire in her son’s belly, propelling Michael to do what had to be done.
‘Burn Notice’: Michael & Fiona’s Final Moments Together
Not everyone got the happy ending fans thought they deserved, but fortunately, Michael and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) did end up alive — and together!
In the episode’s final moments, we got a peek into the couple’s future together, which seems much brighter than their past. With Charlie by their side, Michael and Fiona are now living far away from the hell they left behind.
“What will I tell him when he’s older?” Michael asked Fiona about Charlie, to which she responded, “Start with, ‘My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy.”
Cut. Print. Burn.
WATCH: ‘Burn Notice’ Series Finale Promo
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Burn Notice series finale? Did it provide the closure you hoped for? And how did you feel watching Maddie’s tragic death scene? Drop a comment with your review of the USA series’ final hour below.
— Andy Swift