Original air date:  09/01/2011

Filming for this episode took place from 07/06/2011 through 07/14/2011.

The episode starts off with a quick flyover of the Brickell area of Miami and then the original loft.  Then we see Jesse and Michael working together to track down information stemming from the bank lead.  This of course was filmed on set inside the studio.

Then we cut to the Sunlight Bank. This was filmed near the studio at the SBS Tower, 2601 South Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove.

Then it cuts to Sam taking pictures outside of a restaurant. This was also filmed in Coconut Grove.  It was filmed outside of the Green Street Cafe, 3468 Main Highway at Commodore Plaza. We have seen this location used before in episode 22, Do No Harm where Kenny jumps the gun and chases Phillip thru here.

Then we cut back to the loft (set) where they continue to formulate their plan.

Then we see Sam and Jesse return to the Green Street Cafe.

They have a productive meeting with Stigler and this ends the teaser.

Act 1 opens inside the C.I.A. office of Agent Pearce. This is probably a studio set but I have not confirmed this yet.  Location unsure.

Then we return to the loft where Michael is getting them prepared for the operation. (filmed on studio set)

Next we see Sam and Jesse return to the Green Street Cafe for another meeting with Stigler.  It goes well.

Next we see some aerial establishing shots that are suppose to be of Venezuela. Harold Loeser e-mailed me and let me know that this is actually Bell Channel Bay in Freeport, Bahamas. Thanks again Harold.

Then we see Fiona and Michael arrive at the resort.  This was filmed at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.  One of my favorite hotels and the  best Sunday brunch around, anywhere. We have seen the Biltmore used before in Burn Notice episode 21, Good Soldier, episode 66 No Good Deed, and as an aerial view in episode 71.  We have also seen it used in Miami Vice in the episodes titled, The Afternoon Plane, Vote Of Confidence, Line Of Fire, The Lost Madonna (establishing shot) and as an aerial establishing shot in Freefall. The movies, Bad Boys, and The Specialist have also used the Biltmore.

Then we see Michael and Fiona in their room, filmed at the Biltmore Hotel. Their room is the Al Capone suite, same as we saw in Bad Boys and Line Of Fire.

Next we go upstairs where Michael plants a bug in the Skylar’s room.  Filmed in the Biltmore.

To escape, Fiona has to pay a high price. Destruction of her new gown. They drop down onto the same deck from which they had entered the Granada Ballroom.

We then see Fiona and Michael in their room (Biltmore). Michael is focused on work but Fiona has other ideas.

We see a quick flash of stock footage of some unknown beach as an establishing shot. Clearly not Florida.

Then we cut to the Biltmore’s pool. This is one of the largest  pools in the world and for a long time it was the largest. It was made famous in Bad Boys when Julie escaped by jumping off of the roof and into the pool.

Then we go inside the Biltmore where the plan is furthered. They are sitting at the east end of the lobby outside the Granada Ballroom.

We cut back to Miami where Sam and Jesse go to work. They are not behind the Green Street Cafe but in an alley that runs parallel to Commodore Plaza behind the buildings on the east side of the Plaza.

Then we cut back to the Biltmore where Michael pitches his offer.

Then we cut to the Biltmore’s pool again.


















As seen in Do No Harm












If you recognize any of the unknown locations or have something else to add, please let me know at: cglide@floridamovielocations.org


 Burn Notice 
  Episode 73
Better Halves

Time to socialize. We see them enter from the rear. They come in from the rear deck and enter the Granada Ballroom which is located off the main lobby at the eastern end. The dance scene certainly brings back memories of Gabriel’s dance with Al Pacino in Scent Of A Woman.

The Skylars approach up the rear stairs to the deck. Where they had gone is a mystery as the normal route from the ballroom up to their room would not have them on the exterior stairs. Perhaps a romantic night walk on the golf course.

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