1x07 Broken Rules
First Aired: Aug. 09, 2007 on USA
Summary: Michael poses as a thief to infiltrate a criminal gang that has been terrorizing a local merchant. Elsewhere, Michael blackmails an agent into handing over information about the burn notice.
Main Characters in this Episode
Michael Westen: [voice-over] For anyone who works in covert ops, names have a special power. Knowing someone's real name, who they work for, you've got something on them. 'Out' a spy in the field, and you could get him killed. 'Out' a bureaucrat in a restaurant... and you'll just piss him off.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] In intelligence work, surveillance is called coverage. It's like basketball: you can run zone defense, or man to man. Man to man's risky. Follow someone too long, they're going to get suspicious. Zone is usually the way to go. Stay put, and let targets come to you; less obvious, easier on the feet, and you can catch up on your celebrity gossip.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] They say you only get one chance to make a first impression with an employer. Doesn't matter if you're a store manager, or a strong-arm guy, you've got to put your best foot forward.
- Goof (continuity error): In the scene where Micheal robs Fiona in the car, the driver side window changes back and forth between rolled down and broken.
- Goof (factual errors): Michael scolds Fiona for having "unregistered" 9mm semi-auto pistols in the trunk of the stolen car she's driving. The state of Florida does not register guns, nor is it illegal to have them anywhere in ones car.