Michael Westen, a covert-operations agent in the employ of the U.S. Government, is on an assignment in Nigeria when he suddenly and unexpectedly gets “burned”. He barely escapes with his life and takes the first flight he can out of the country, which dumps him in Miami, Florida; his home town.
Laura, one of Madeline’s friends, was scammed and beaten up by a con artist. Michael agrees to help Laura at Madeline’s insistence in exchange for information on two men that were asking about him.
A single mother witnesses a drug dealer brutally beat up a man. Oleg asks Michael to help the woman, Cara, his best waitress, after she stops showing up for work.
Michael’s friend Bill asks for the spy’s help in freeing his daughter from a prostitution ring. Meanwhile, Michael dodges multiple assassination attempts.
Michael infiltrates a family of gunrunners who are pressuring an airport supervisor and his pregnant wife. Also, the FBI begins to put pressure on Sam to gather more information on Michael.
Michael discovers a surprise aboard a boat he has retrieved from Jamaican gangsters. Meanwhile, a CSS agent urges Michael to stop his investigation into who burned him.
Michael poses as a thief to infiltrate a crime gang who are terrorizing a local store owner.
With Michael’s assistance, Fiona helps a man who has been framed for the theft of an expensive broach.
A house-sitter’s fiancée is kidnapped and held for ransom. Nick, the house-sitter, hires Michael to rescue Dawn, his fiancée.
Michael is hired to track down a woman’s estranged husband, who has disappeared with their son. Michael soon finds himself pitted against somebody just as skilled and dangerous as he is.
Sam works a case for a woman named Gillian, who’s being blackmailed into using her security clearance to help smuggle heroin into the U.S. Meanwhile, Michael attempts to arrange a meeting with the man who he believes burned him, Philip Cowan.
Michael and Fiona work to rescue Sam from heroin smugglers, after Kent and Melissa’s deal goes sour. Meanwhile, Michael attempts to evade the government agents who assassinated Philip Cowan.