Burn Notice series finale spoilers: Who will die?

Aug 20, 2013 at 12:36 p.m. ET

With the end of Burn Notice growing closer, star Jeffrey Donovan and creator Matt Nix drop a few hints about how it will all end.

Burn Notice Series Finale spoilers - Who will die

This season of Burn Notice has been one of the darkest yet, but with that darkness has come a lot of fantastic moments for Michael Westen. Michael's struggles began in the beginning of the season when he took on a deadly mission to keep his friends and family safe. That mission has brought him into a place fans have never seen him in before and the question now is: Will Michael ever come back?

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How will Burn Notice end?

As the series finale draws closer, fans are undoubtedly asking themselves how it will all end when those final credits roll for the last time. In a recent interview with TV Guide magazine, star Jeffrey Donovan and creator Matt Nix let slip a couple of spoilers about the finale. If you examine what each of them said, you can begin to come up with some theories about how the show could end, and unfortunately, they all seem to point to a death.

"The finale is not entirely happy," Nix said in the interview. "But it was important to me that everyone gets a heroic moment, and they do."

"There's a huge tragedy for one of the principal characters, but it's for all the right reasons," Donovan said. "And it's mirrored by a beautiful family moment that fans are going to love and that will resolve this journey of seven seasons."

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Will a huge tragedy bring death?

When you put Nix's remarks about a "not entirely happy" ending and Donovan's remarks about a "huge tragedy" together, you come up with death as a very possible option. But who will die?

One theory could be that it will be Maddie whose life will end, leaving Michael's nephew once again parentless. That would be a huge tragedy, indeed, but could also lead to Michael and Fiona getting back together and raising the little boy.

There are countless other theories that could be formed from those hints. Though it seems unlikely that any of the four main team members would die, anything is possible considering where Burn Notice has already gone this season. Could it be that Michael himself may die? Perhaps to give one final sacrifice and have that "heroic moment" that Nix spoke about? Would his death lead to a "beautiful family moment" when Fi finally realizes what he did for them and she and the rest of the team are left to live the rest of their lives in peace and as one big family?

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Fans will just have to wait and see what those cryptic comments meant when the series comes to an end on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10/9c on USA.

What do you think will happen in the Burn Notice series finale?

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