“Damned If You Do”, 11/3/11
*** out of ****
The show returned for the back 6 episodes of its fifth season in entertaining style, even if its premise is beginning to show its age. I’m not sure how much gas is left in the tank for the audience to care about who burned Michael in the first place and why. However, Jere Burns is making for an interesting Big Bad in this arc and Michael’s desire to protect Fiona from a false accusation makes the stakes believable. (The woman could undoubtedly spend decades in jail for things she’s actually done, but I’d hate to see her go down in a frame-up.) This episode also provided a nice mini-adventure for Maddie, giving Sharon Gless another little showcase to run with.