Burn Notice

 Episode 65


Mind Games


Original air date: 07/07/2011

The episode starts with a segmented flyover. First we see Miami in the background as we are looking north over Biscayne Bay past the Rickenbacker Causeway.

We then close in on the mouth of the Miami River and downtown Miami passing by Brickell Key.

Then looking south at Government Cut.

Then back south where we are looking north again at Miami from below the west end of the Rickenbacker Causeway.

We then zero in on Madeline’s home.

Then we go inside Madeline’s house. This was filmed on set at the Coconut Grove Convention Center Studio.

Next we see Michael and Fiona walking along a street doing some shopping. This was filmed in the 1900 block of Hollywood Blvd. First we see them walk past 1934 Hollywood Blvd., Spice Restaurant.  

Michael spots someone he thinks maybe following them and decides they should separate to make sure. Then we see a cut of Michael walking into Bayside Market Place in Miami. This is footage they borrowed from episode 14, Turn and Burn where Michael goes to meet Carla at the start of the episode.

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Then we return to Hollywood Blvd. but not to new footage.  They re-use footage from season 1, episode 11, Loose Ends where Michael is walking down the street looking for something that does not belong and finds it at Trader John’s Book Store.

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Then we see Michael on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. walking eastbound approaching Young Circle. Here he confronts the guy tailing him only to find out that he was wrong.

Then we go to Michael and Fiona’s loft where Michael is all stressed out. This was filmed on set at the studio.

Act 1 opens with an establishing shot of the famous News Cafe at 800 Ocean Drive on South Beach.

Then we see our trio at what looks like a SoBe cafe. This was filmed on Ocean Terrace near the Days Inn at 75th Street in the North Shore section of North Miami Beach.

Then we cut to the outside of Michael’s loft. This was filmed on set at the rear of the studio. The red container behind Michael is clearly a fake container prop on wheels even if I had not been on the set to see it, it would have been noticeable.

Then we return to Hollywood to meet the client, Jessica at her Yogurt shop.  This was filmed at the Dolce Vita Gelato Shop located at 1931 Hollywood Blvd.

Then we go to Dania Jai alai located at 301 East Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, Florida. There we meet Carter and Wallace, the collector and the loan shark.

Next we return to the loft (set), before returning to Jessica’s yogurt shop.

This leads us back to Dania Jai-alai where Michael meets Wallace.

Next we return to the sidewalk cafe on Ocean Terrace where Michael, Sam, and Nate meet with Jessica.

Then we see Michael and Nate follow Carter to a motorcycle dealer.  This was filmed at CEC, 350 South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables. Michael and Nate park across the street.

Then we cut to the loft (set) where the plan continues to be put in place.

Then we return to Dania Jai alai where Michael meets with Carter to give him the fake paperwork. This was done in the parking lot on the north side of the building.

Then we go to Carter’s apartment. The exterior establishing shot was filmed at a small complex on the NW corner of the intersection of 73rd Street and Byron Ave., Miami Beach.

Then we go inside. This was a set at the C.G.C.C. Studio.

Carter returns quicker than expected and Sam has to slow him down.  This was filmed outside the apartment building on Byron Ave.

Then we go to Madeline’s house for a brief meeting.

Next, we return to Dania Jai alai where Michael says that Carter is a cop.

Then we go to the rear of the studio near the Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove where Jesse poses as Michael’s inside informer.

This leads us back to Carter’s apartment where they find his real I.D. Box. This was filmed on the set at the studio.

We then go to the rear of Carter’s apartment and put him in the trunk. This was filmed on location in the alley at the rear of Carter’s apartment building.

Then we head out to Key Biscayne to do some interrogating. This was filmed not on Key Biscayne but at Oleta River State Park in North Miami.

Filming goof:  They use the exact same location for Wallace to park and for Sam and Fiona to park.  Their cars are located only feet apart based on the trees seen in the background.  So when Fiona and Sam escort Carter out to safety and their car they would in reality be walking right out to a waiting Wallace.

Carter gets away and Michael convinces Wallace to go to his office and grab his money and books. This was filmed in an office at Dania Jai alai.  The exterior lot where Wallace gets arrested was also at Dania Jai alai on the north side.

Then we go to Jessica’s Yogurt shop on Hollywood Blvd. to close up that case.

Then we go to the loft (set) where the episode concludes.

They walk eastbound passing Ballessimo, 1932 Hollywood Blvd.

Past Pizza Rustica, 1928 Hollywood Blvd.

Past the Morse Arcade, 1926 Hollywood Blvd.

1800 Hollywood Blvd. The Great Southern Hotel is seen in the background.

Michael and Nate park


Nate and Michael walk out and have a brother to brother talk where Nate supports his brother. This occurs next door to the Yogurt shop in front of The Sandwich House, 1933 Hollywood Blvd. This is the old Western Union Telegraph office that closed in the 1940’s.




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

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